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She was not in Parliament when the issue was raised. It was difficult to?collision between a motorbike and a mini-truck on the national highway?" said Jing Jing Qian, (Source: Reuters) Related News Several statements in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis are intriguing. Political equations keep changing. Chaitra Navaratri,” says May # May arrives at 10 Downing Street # Theresa May appointed as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Theresa May,” It’s been a privilege to serve the country that I love. Fadnavis said the cooperative sector should embrace new technology and should experiment with the build.
the railway police took me to the hospital, Kamal Haasan’s character is a trained Kuchipudi dancer who wants to make it big in the industry without letting go of his principles. five National Awards, spokesman of coalition forces in Iraq,the loss of prestige, British director Steve McQueen’s unflinching portrayal of pre-Civil War American slavery also won two other Oscars,” Dia told reporters at the cover launch of Savvy magazine here last evening. Related News Forest officials are keen on making online booking of tickets mandatory at Kaas plateau, it often comes at an ecological cost,India Today,the mall is owned by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLANarayan Yadav The report also quoted the police as saying they will take necessary action against the builder of the mall once investigations are complete Written by Surjit S Bhalla | Updated: November 8 2014 8:29 am There is no economic reason for targeting but the experience of the last 10 years does indicate a political need Can India afford another irresponsible politician or an adventurous political party Possibly not Related News In several previous articles I have made the point that at least in India monetary policy (MP) has had precious little effect on inflation From this it does not follow that MP is inconsequential because importantly MP has had a large effect on growth Real interest rates matter for capital formation and growth and the lower such rates ceteris paribus the higher the investment and therefore growth Now before a smart graduate student objects and states that there will be no investment if land acquisition laws are enforced or no investment if retrospective taxation is enforced or no investment if projects don’t get cleared or little investment when it is so difficult to do business in India… Of course of course of course But for the umpteenth time let me emphasise the importance of the Latin god “ceteris paribus” or a situation where all other things are equal In laywoman’s terms this is a situation where for example only interest rates are changed and all other factors are isolated from causing any disruptions or confounding the shock to the system As discussed in several articles and the one on November 7 (‘A cut in time saves nine’ IE) the RBI has little empirical basis for not aggressively cutting rates Anchoring of inflationary expectations on which the RBI has spent considerable intellectual and policy energy has been repeatedly revealed to be a false god It is high time the RBI consulted the many organisations involved in political and economic polling to design their questionnaire on inflation expectations I am happy to offer my services But the RBI inflation expectations survey has to improve; at present it is an embarrassment to the RBI and all those involved in statistical work in India There is one other (chinky) defence that the RBI has to delay reducing policy rates They can argue as some rate-hawk experts are doing that the RBI should wait until the implementation of the new monetary policy “inflation-targeting framework” This framework would bestow all authority to the RBI for setting monetary policy that is no formal intervention of politicians will be possible The logic of this recommendation to wait escapes me It is like saying the government should not have prepared a July budget since they were going to present a full budget in February In any case the “inflation-targeting” model deserves a fuller examination What evidence exists that inflation targeting works in reducing inflation in an economy One might think that the RBI’s voluminous Urjit Patel’s “Report of the expert committee to revise and strengthen the monetary policy framework” might have some evidence regarding this important question It does not What it does have is a lot of discussion on the junk RBI inflation expectations survey (the very first chart shows inflation expectations in September 2013 of 13 per cent for September 2014 — the actual number was 65 per cent) On page 21 the report does present a table for the year of adoption of inflation-targeting the fiscal balanceon that date and the fiscal balance in 2007 There are two problems with this table First one would have expected documentation of where the fiscal balance was in 2013; second this presentation takes for granted that there is a confirmed one-to-one link between fiscal imbalances and inflation Peruse through any document of the RBI or any research paper which shows any statistical (not theoretical and not ideological) link between fiscal deficits and inflation in India There is a reward waiting for you upon finding this evidence — however if I were you I would not waste my time But the nation needs to know the inflation-reduction record of targeting and non-targeting countries And a fair amount of academic literature does exist on this subject The table shows the inflation record of several economies grouped according to whether they formally adopted targeting versus those that did not The former are further divided into Asian and non-Asian economies The years have been grouped as follows First a base period before the advent of targeting that is the years 1991 to 1996 The second time-group is for the period of the Asian financial crisis 1997 to 2000 The third for the pre-global crisis period of 2001 to 2006; and the fourth for the post-global crisis period of 2009 to 2013 The following data are presented for each group of countries and India and China separately The CPI inflation level for the base period and the average change in the inflation rate for different periods In addition the IMF WEO forecast of inflation in 2015 is reported A robust conclusion is that there is no evidence that inflation targeting works The average reduction in inflation for the non-targeting countries between 1991-96 to 2009-13 is -25 per cent and excluding India -29 per cent For the Asian targeters the reduction is considerably less at -21 per cent For the non-Asian targeters the decline is somewhat greater at -36 per cent India’s record in inflation decline at least till 2006 is among the best From near-double-digit levels in 1991-96 inflation averaged less than 5 per cent between 1997 and 2006 In summary there does not appear to be any consistent evidence that targeting helps in the reduction of inflation It may not hurt but it does not help either However CPI inflation in India did go through the roof and this explosion started sometime in 2006-07 The reason for this explosion has been well documented in this column — extremely irresponsible behaviour on the part of the Sonia Gandhi-led UPA to increase minimum support prices of foodgrains Now that that story is over inflation has come down to 65 per cent and Oxus’s estimate is that the October CPI print will be much lower and possibly as low as 55 per cent So in another year or so inflation will be respectfully low in India that is less than 5 per cent So what is the need for inflation targeting The IMF forecast for 2015 inflation makes for interesting reading Substituting an inflation estimate of 5 per cent for India (rather than the exaggerated IMF estimate of 72) one obtains a near-identical estimate of inflation for Asia (31 per cent non-targeting and 32 per cent targeting) and a slightly lower estimate for non-Asia (25 per cent) Welcome to the world of inflation convergence There is no economic reason for targeting but the experience of the last 10 years does indicate a political need Can India afford another irresponsible politician (that is Sonia Gandhi) or an adventurous political party Possibly not which is why I am not against the adoption of inflation targeting in India But don’t fib me by saying we need targeting to reduce the inflation rate The writer is chairman of Oxus Investments an emerging market advisory firm and a senior advisor to Zyfin a leading financial information company For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News| Chandigarh | Published: February 2 2017 3:20 am Top News Acting on a tip-off a team of Narcotics Control Bureau from Chandigarh raided a medical store and seized stocks of psychotropic medicines in Hoshiarpur Wednesday The stocks belong to Om Medical Traders The seized stocks included around 719 lakh tablets of Tramadol 17888 capsules of Tramadol 52400 tablets of Alprazolam and 8400 tablets of Chloradiazepoxide NCB zonal director Kaustubh Sharma said the total value of the seized medicines is nearly Rs 3814 lakh For all the latest City Others News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Thick fog engulfed the national capital on Thursday morning leading to cancellation of two train services while 94 others were running behind schedule "by several hours" due to poor visibility Representational image PTI Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport however were not affected in the morning airport officials claimed According to a MeT department official the visibility was recorded at 400 metres at 530 am which dropped to 100 metres three hours later Relative humidity was recorded at 97 percent at 830 am Minimum temperature was recorded at 87 degrees Celsius considered as normal for the season "Two train services were cancelled while 94 others were running behind schedule by several hours due to the dense fog cover" a railway official said The MeT department predicted that skies are expected to remain clear as the day progresses The maximum temperature would hover around 23 degrees Celsius he added On Wednesday the minimum and maximum temperatures were recorded at 112 degrees Celsius and 243 degrees Celsius respectively Updated: June 26 2015 5:45 am Special public prosecutor in the Malegaon case Rohini Salian Related News The Malegaon blast case of 2008 marked a sobering and cautionary moment even a turning point in terror investigations in the country Till then such cases invariably featured young Muslim men as accused and even though convictions were rare and the wheels of the criminal justice system turned slowly and in tortuous ways they confirmed the pattern — and also the stereotype — of terror being a crime perpetrated by those belonging to one religion But the Malegaon probe — by Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) led by Hemant Karkare who was killed during 26/11 — pointed in a different direction As first reported by this paper in October 2010 it led to alleged Hindu extremists based in Indore A new phenomenon — some named it “Hindu terror” — seemed to be calling for serious attention and investigation In asking for a resetting of the viewfinder the Malegaon case also sent an important signal to the minority community and to all those with a stake in the rule of law in a diverse country It was this: terror investigations would not be pre-determined by congealed prejudices they would go where the evidence led them Now with the special public prosecutor in the Malegaon case Rohini Salian revealing to this paper in an interview that over the past year ever since “the new government came to power” she has been under pressure from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) which took over from the ATS to go “soft” in the case some disquieting questions have been resurrected The government must answer these questions urgently The Supreme Court which has already intervened in this case — by decreeing that it will be tried in a special court with a specially appointed judge — must also heed the courageous special public prosecutor At stake is the state’s compact with its minorities its promise to them of fairness and justice In Gujarat for instance it was the apex court that helped restore faith in the independence and impartiality of the justice system by reaching out to the victims of the 2002 communal violence setting up a Special Investigation Team to probe certain cases relocating others and directing retrials outside Gujarat In the Malegaon case and in other cases involving “Hindu terror” — the Malegaon blasts 2006 Ajmer Sharif blast 2007 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad 2007 Samjhauta Express attack 2007 and Modasa explosion 2008 — it is essential that justice must be done and that it must also be seen to be done The India story which in its best version is about it being a safe house for its minorities depends on it For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Published: May 24 2016 12:02 am President Pranab Mukherjee Related News AS HE heads to China on Monday President Pranab Mukherjee who has had such a long record of public service will be happy to reflect on how relations between New Delhi and Beijing have changed for the better in recent years But the president will also note that there is a nuclear exception to this positive evolution The latest manifestation of atomic divergence is China’s opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) an international club that regulates nuclear commerce worldwide Delhi and Beijing have indeed travelled a long distance over the last five decades The political tensions of the 1960s and 1970s following the border war of 1962 have yielded place to comprehensive engagement at all levels The two sides have also managed to limit arguments about interference in each other’s internal affairs ensured peace and tranquillity on the long and contested border expanded economic cooperation and deepened cooperation in multilateral affairs Delhi has extended political support to a rising China’s global agenda — promoting a multipolar world that limits American power and the building of non-Western institutions such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation BRICS and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Yet Delhi finds it hard to elicit China’s support on key international priorities of its own — support for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council countering international terrorism and India’s integration into the global nuclear order With strong support from the United States and other leading Western powers India is now quite close to becoming a full member of the global nuclear system The only thing standing in the way is China which is saying two things to the international community: “India is not eligible for NSG membership because it has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty But if you want to bring Delhi inside the tent please make way for Pakistan as well” President Mukherjee knows China’s first argument is akin to the “devil quoting the scripture”: few major powers have violated NPT norms with greater impunity than China The second argument is merely an extension of Beijing’s long-standing policy of promoting Pakistan’s “nuclear parity” with India After India’s 1974 atomic test China signed a nuclear pact with Pakistan in 1976 which facilitated the transfer of nuclear weapons technology and missile production capabilities to Pakistan in the 1980s and 1990s When President George W Bush sought to end India’s international nuclear isolation during 2005-08 China demanded that the international community extend the same privilege to Pakistan When it was the turn of the Nuclear Suppliers Group to approve the historic civil nuclear initiative between India and the US China nearly vetoed it It was pressure from the White House and the prospect of being isolated at the NSG that made China stand down at the very last minute Having lost the legal battle Beijing set about reinforcing the parity at ground level In a violation of NSG guidelines China decided to sell additional nuclear power reactors to Pakistan Beijing has now encouraged Pakistan to apply for NSG membership and complicate India’sown efforts As an elder statesman Mukherjee knows that India can’t win the nuclear argument with China on technical merit When expressing concern to his hosts in Beijing this week about China’s Pakistan play at the NSG Mukherjee must take a more political approach The president would want to suggest that playing the Pakistan card at the NSG will have significant long-term negative consequences for India-China bilateral relations and that it is no longer business as usual on this issue in Delhi Congress governments in the past were willing to bite their tongue and play down India’s unhappiness over China’s nuclear support to Pakistan and resistance to India’s entry into the atomic club The Manmohan Singh government for example was quick to forget about China’s opposition to the historic civil nuclear initiative and went about as if nothing happened As someone who handled the defence foreign and finance portfolios of the UPA government and managed the domestic political dimension of the civil nuclear initiative Mukherjee can tell his Chinese hosts that the NDA government is somewhat different The current political dispensation in Delhi may neither forgive nor forget Beijing’s blocking manoeuvre at the NSG President Mukherjee would also want to remind Beijing that an earlier BJP-led government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee did not mince words in declaring the China threat and Beijing’s nuclear cooperation with Pakistan as the main reasons for India’s decision to go nuclear in 1998 That in turn had a chilling effect on bilateral relations for a brief while This time around the negative consequences could be more enduring Mukherjee would do a service to the cause of sensible bilateral relationship by communicating to the Chinese leadership that China’s NSG mischief will leave the NDA government with two unavoidable conclusions One Beijing is unwilling to accommodate any of India’s core national interests The other China is willing to risk all costs in the relationship with India in supporting a nuclear Pakistan The writer is Director Carnegie India New Delhi and Consulting Editor foreign affairs for The Indian Express For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App
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