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The national income numbers for the second quarter of 2017-18 has come as a relief. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown at 6.3% year-on-year compared to 5.7% in the first quarter. The trend of declining growth rate quarter after quarter, which was seen in the last one year, has been reversed. This is a welcome sign. However, doubts and concerns persist for some.

 

In early June 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. High level Indian guests have so far stayed away from Asia’s premier defence related summit promoted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies or IISS of UK.

 

Early in the new year, the annual Union Budget process will get underway. All eyes will be on the government as it pilots legislation through both Houses and sets priorities for the year ahead. Businesses, civil society and, indeed, every citizen of India has a stake in this important process, which will see roughly Rs 21.47 lakh crore allocated among important causes.

 

India today shares deeper bilateral cooperation with Bangladesh than ever before. But it is time for New Delhi to move beyond just appeasing Dhaka with big-ticket projects and get down to the real work of helping it fight radical militants undermining rule of law in that country

 

It is disappointing that the BMS, though an asset for tactical operations, has been rejected by the Army brass. The Defence Minister must intervene to restore confidence of private industry

 

By getting greater benefits from market access in services and investment. If that’s not what can be For the Reserve Bank of India there is just one economic indicator that dominates its policymaking calculus: price stability.

 

By attending a security conference in Delhi, Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe institutionalised high-level political engagements and enabled us to reclaim space lost to China in the last decade

 

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) leaders who met on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila recently have expressed their commitment to resolve differences and conclude the ASEAN+6 country free trade agreement (FTA) by 2018.

 

The opening of the Chabahar port in Iran lends India a strategic depth like no other

 

The brief visit by Barak Obama to Delhi was, quite predictably, another occasion for those infected by Modi allergy to attempt resurrecting the very contrived issue of rising intolerance and threats to the freedom of expression in India.

 


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