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Is Nirmalaji’s Economic Optimism Warranted?

The government’s programmes should be expected to generate some momentum, but the macro-economic numbers are not encouraging, observes T N Ninan. This is festival time, and good news has seeped from the buoyant stock market into the rest of the economy, or the other way round. The continuing export boom, the surge in tax revenue, […]

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Clear all dues to Air India ‘immediately’, Ministries told

Government scraps order requiring officials to travel only by national carrier The Finance Ministry on Wednesday scrapped a standing order requiring officials to travel only by the national carrier Air India and asked government departments to remit dues to the airline ‘immediately’ in view of its proposed sale to the Tata group. Stressing that Air […]

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Sale of Air India to Tatas a ‘gift’, say unions

It is a policy which goes against people’s interest and is anti-national, says a joint platform of 10 Central trade unions. A joint platform of 10 Central trade unions on October 13 came out against the recently announced sale of Air India to the Tatas, saying that the government’s move was akin to gifting the […]

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Air India sale a free gift from govt to Tatas: CPI(M)

Sale is part of govt’s relentless looting of national assets, alleges Yechury The CPI(M) on Monday termed the sale of Air India to the Tatas a free gift from the government to the group who, according to reports, is the largest donor of funds to the BJP. CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said the sale […]