Major changes in financial sector have come ahead of meetings between the Indian prime minister and the US president since the time of original reformer PV Narasimha Rao.
Even as big political parties are jostling for space in the upcoming state assembly elections, several north India-based regional outfits have decided against even a token electoral presence in a big state like West Bengal. These parties which are strong in a single state often try for electoral
Hotline has lost its early uniqueness as it is now in use at different levels of governments. Earlier the fact that the president or prime minister alone could speak to his or her counterpart on a dedicated phone line and thus settle issues lent the hotline a unique aura.
Reformers have been arguing that the farmers were denied the true value of their produce, which they would get if they could sell to anyone in the country. They also argued that commodities were categorised as essential only when there were shortages and there was hoarding by traders.