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Monday, March 04, 2002

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Farmers need more
PRE-BUDGET STATEMENTS by the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, had raised hopes that many policy initiatives to strengthen agriculture were to come forth. Yet Mr Sinha's Budget speech glossed over some of the most basic and urgent issues ... More


Budget: A lost opportunity
Saying that this Budget is no different from exercises in the past may be very easy when commentators have no idea of the difficulties in implementing Budget policies. But if other countries can forge ahead even in a `hostile' environment, why cannot New Delhi devise plans that will help the economy to do so? More

Budget 2002-03 -- Sinha errs on the side of caution
THE Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, has missed an opportunity to provide a big thrust to the growth process. The thrust of the 2002-03 Budget, his fifth, is on agriculture and infrastructure development to stimulate the growth of the ... More


Beyond the big bull market
IT HAS been an eventful week in the US. The Federal Reserve Chairman, Mr Alan Greenspan, made a subdued testimony to the Congress on the outlook for the US economy this year. He virtually signalled that the monetary policy was on hold for the ... More


This is India, my friend
A FRIEND, who recently returned to India from a vacation abroad, hit a roadblock in Bangkok. He had an `O.K' ticket from Bangkok to Chennai on Indian Airlines. Now he had been wandering for a week in remote places. There were no telephones ... More


Musharraf: Running with hare, hunting...
ON FEBRUARY 15 soldiers of the 7 Jat Regiment from the Army's 16 Corps gunned down 14 heavily armed Pakistani Jehadis trying to infiltrate across the Line of Control in the Poonch sector. The terrorists carried large quantities of ... More


Corporate governance failure at Enron
EVERY time you turn a stone, another worm creeps out. That seems to be the story of the Enron debacle. Not a day goes by without a new expose of wrong doing in the company that one begins to wonder if there is anything in our systems and ... More


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