GN Bureau | September 1, 2014
In financial terms, the Narendra Modi government has completed its first quarter. At 11 minutes past 11 am today (September 1), the Bombay Stock Exchange Sensex was up 200 points at 26,837, while the NSE Nifty was up 62 points at 8,016 – both new highs.
According to latest figures released by the central statistics office, under the ministry of statistics and programme implementation, the GDP growth surged to 5.7 percent in the April-June quarter this year – the fastest pace in nearly two and half years. According to a report in Economic Times, investment activity has gathered pace and reassured consumers have begun to spend again, indicating the worst slowdown in the last decade may finally be over.
In Tokyo, meanwhile, prime minister Narendra Modi told media persons, “I think we have crossed the difficult situation that the country was facing."
While a political debate is certain to ensue, with the Congress claiming the ‘revival’ is due to the Chidambaram pill against the BJP’s claims of brining in “achchhe din” within the first 100 days of the Modi government, the question is whether the economy is finally out of the woods.
Maya Kodnani, a BJP leader who was the MLA from Naroda when this locality on the outskirts of Ahmedabad witnessed one of the most gruesome episodes during the Gujarat riots of 2002, was acquitted by the Gujarat High Court on Friday. Her acquittal in the Naroda Patiya massacre case is only a sequel to
The number of civic complaints with BMC has increased from 61,910 in 2015 to 92,329 in 2017, which is 49% in two years. A report titled ‘Civic Issues Registered by Citizens and Deliberations done by Municipal Councillors in Mumbai’ released by Praja Foundation has found some interesting facts a
Atishi Marlena is among the nine AAP functionaries who were dismissed by the union home ministry asserting that their posts were created without the approval of the centre. Marlena, served as education advisor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government in Delhi. While she was intrumental in improving the
The Fortune magazine has named three Indians – lawyer Indira Jaising, industrialist Mukesh Ambani and architect Balkrishna V Doshi – among the world’s greatest fifty leaders.
Remember Kardashev scale? For the uninitiated, it’s a method of measuring a civilization’s level of technological advancement, based on the amount of energy it is able to use for communication. We will get to its unconventional relevance to the big urban questions at the end, but just keep it a
Out of 1580 MPs and MLAs with criminal cases, 48 (three MPs and 45 MLAs) have declared cases related to crime against women. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and