Across the aisle: Why 13 economists will be unhappy

The question before us is, how far did the maiden Budget of Ms Nirmala Sitharaman advance the goal set by the Economic Survey? Five years ago, when Dr Arvind Subramanian, then Chief Economic Adviser, presented his first Economic Survey (2014-15), he said, “India has reached a sweet spot — rare in the history of nations […]


The PM’s message

His reprimand to Akash Vijayvargiya — if acted upon— promises to dent a dismal pattern of impunity Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rebuke to Akash Vijayvargiya, reportedly delivered during the first meeting of the BJP’s parliamentary party after it came back to power at the Centre on Tuesday, was much-needed. Akash, a first-time MLA, and son […]


Terms of estrangement

India-US tensions are fuelled by rise of national-populism in both, Delhi’s policy of multi-alignment India-US tensions — that the Narendra Modi-Donald Trump conversations on the occasion of the Osaka G-20 meeting have hardly attenuated — are the logical outcome, not only of the rise of national-populism in both countries, but also of New Delhi’s quest […]


PM Modi holds separate talks with presidents of Indonesia, Brazil; focus on bilateral ties | world news | Hindustan Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the presidents of Indonesia and Brazil separately on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit here Saturday, and discussed ways to boost bilateral ties and enhance cooperation in trade and investment. During his meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo, the prime minister discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in trade and […]


PM calls Bihar AES deaths ‘matter of pain and shame’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called the deadly encephalitis outbreak in Bihar as a matter of “sadness and sadness”. Referring to the death of children in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, Modi said the Centre was working closely with the state government to fight the epidemic. Acute encephalitis syndrome claimed one more life in Muzaffarpur on Wednesday, […]