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May 8, 2013
The Supreme Court has questioned the Z-category security given to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. His Mumbai residence Antilla (in pic) will be guarded by a swarm of Central Reserve Police Force personnel armed with AK-47 rifles.

New Delhi, May 8, 2013
The ambitious bill, a priority for Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will raise India's annual food subsidy spending by 45 per cent. It promises wheat and rice at a fraction of the cost to some 810 million people.

Sanjiv Shankaran
May 7, 2013
In April, government's granaries had a stock of 59.6 million tonnes of foodgrain, mainly wheat and rice, which was almost three times the stipulated buffer needed to meet shortages.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, May 7, 2013
Both houses of Parliament were repeatedly disrupted and were adjourned for the day as the Opposition pressed for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.

New Delhi, April 30, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the government will continue with its efforts for passage of other bills on food security and land acquisition.

New Delhi, April 25, 2013
India exuded confidence that global agencies will upgrade the country's sovereign rating in the backdrop of bold and tough decisions taken by government to contain fiscal deficit and promote growth.

Sanjiv Shankaran
March 26, 2013
Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. To those outside the fraternity of economists, he is perhaps best known for his 2011 book 'Poor Economics,' which he co-authored with Ester Duflo. Banerjee says while conceptualising subsidy schemes \"we always assume they [the beneficiaries] will behave the way we want them to behave\".
March 25, 2013
Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, not known to mince words, has warned corporate promoters against wilful defaults at a meeting with heads of state-run banks.

Sebastian P.T.
April 8, 2013
The UPA government will do its best to follow its economic agenda, but it will be naive to expect breakthrough reforms.

New Delhi, March 23, 2013
The government was able to pass a mere 11 bills against the 68 listed for the first half of the Budget session that concluded on Friday.

New Delhi, March 23, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram says the government is \"steadily and surely\" working on next generation of reforms to put the economy back on high growth path.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi , March 23, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the eurozone crisis has impacted investment all around the world and India is no exception.

New Delhi, March 20, 2013
A National Advisory Council (NAC) member has criticised the two-year delay in the passing of the Food Security Bill, saying this time could have been used to address policy issues related to its implementation.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, March 20, 2013
Finance Minister P Chidambaram, while taking questions on the DMK pullout, also said he will go ahead with his meetings with foreign investors to persuade them to invest in India.

BT Online Bureau
New Delhi, March 19, 2013
The government has approved the revised Food Security Bill to provide for uniform 5 kg of foodgrains per month per person at a highly subsidised price of Rs 1-3 per kg.

Kay Benedict
New Delhi, March 9, 2013
Finance minister P. Chidamabram has ruled out rollback of the budgetary proposal that aims to empower taxmen to arrest those guilty of not paying service tax exceeding Rs 50 lakh arguing that it is a step not against the consumer but the tax evader.

Shamni Pande
March 13, 2013
The skills shortage is costing India dear, yet remedies remain uncoordinated and young people's aspirations do not match reality.

New Delhi, March 2, 2013
While the fiscal consolidation plan unveiled in the Budget is in line with expectations, the composition of fiscal deficit reduction based on optimistic revenue rise than on spending cuts is a disappointment, Goldman Sachs has said.

Sebastian P.T.
February 28, 2013
For all the talk of the United Progressive Alliance government about the seminal step the proposed National Food Security Bill will be in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram's budgetary allocation for it is paltry.

Chaitanya Kalbag
February 28, 2013
Chaitanya Kalbag finds UPA II's last Budget to be a curate's egg - good only in parts and not too hard-boiled.

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