The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday also cut its growth forecast for the Indian economy by half a percentage point to 6.7 per cent for 2017-18.
For the first time in his three-and-a-half year rule, PM Narendra Modi is facing sustained discontent over his economic policies as growth slows, job losses mount and distressed farmers protest.
Bloomsbury Publishing, which completed its fifth anniversary in India on September 21, will be publishing the autobiographies of the Yashwant Sinha and Sheila Dikshit.
The last GST Council meeting saw some far-reaching measures focused largely on SMEs and exporters.
Yashwant Sinha played a key role in pulling India out of the recession of 1997-2002.
Union Minister for Law and Justice and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad says economic growth will pick up again, insists that Aadhaar is “safe, secure”, denies any breakdown in relationship between the Executive and Judiciary, and says the delayed MoP in higher judiciary appointments is a “work in progress”
“All possible posts, except that of Prime Minister, President and the (BJP) national party president were given to him. And today he is using such words for the party, and for such a leader who is a favourite across the world. I am really pained.”
“When he lost the 2004 Lok Sabha polls, we sent him to the Rajya Sabha and appointed him as BJP’s national vice president. Despite this, he is now using such language for the BJP,” said Ravi Shankar Prasad.
On demonetisation, Yashwant Sinha says had he been the Finance Minister, he would have opposed it “tooth and nail”.
BJP spokesperson Anil Baluni said Sinha has become an “unabashed apologist for the corrupt and anti-poor” erstwhile UPA government and found a new ally in the Congress.
At Manish Tewari book launch, Yashwant Sinha says he was aware that the “company in which I have been photographed will send some message…. But I must also say that I don’t really care because… I am past caring”.
Government must acknowledge the economic slowdown and act urgently to reverse it
Inquilab, in its editorial on September 27, writes: “It should be kept in mind that right from the beginning of the current year, BHU has been amidst controversies thereby becoming a centre of violent incidents”.
“I am looking at the alienation of the masses of people in Jammu and Kashmir. That is something which bothers me the most… We have lost the people emotionally… You just have to visit the valley to realise that they have lost faith in us,” Sinha said.
Stalin said. “When a partyman (Sinha) is saying such things, which is akin to self-assessment of the three-year-old government, BJP leaders are criticising him for penning the article (in a daily),” he added.