Anurag Thakur (File Photo/IANS)

Union Minister Anurag Thakur heckled as delayed effect of demonetisation blamed for slowdown

New Delhi: In a minor heckling, Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday was confronted at the industry event here with allegation that government’s demonetisation exercise was to blame for the current slowdown that has impacted the economy. Speaking at the ACMA (Automobile Components Manufacturers Association) annual convention here on Friday, Minister of State for Finance […]

Congress leader and former minister Kapil Sibal (File Photo)

Why were demonetisation ‘scams’ not probed: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday described demonetisation as the “biggest scam” of the country and alleged that it “may have helped criminals to monetise by looting the treasury and the poor”. Addressing a press conference here, senior Congress leader and former minister Kapil Sibal accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “sleeping” and not ordering […]

Sitaram Yechury (File Photo)

Notebandi will do to Narendra Modi what ‘nasbandi’ did to Indira Gandhi: Yechury

New Delhi : CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that demonetisation or ‘notebandi’ will spell doom for the BJP, much like the vasectomy campaign or ‘nasbandi’ did to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. “Notebandi (demonetisation) will do to (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi what Nasbandi (vasectomy) campaign did to Indira Gandhi,” Yechury told the […]

Arvind Subramanian (File/IANS)

Demonetisation is massive, draconian, monetary shock: Arvind Subramanian breaks his silence

New Delhi : Arvind Subramanian kept a studied silence on demonetisation as long as he was Chief Economic Adviser but six months after quitting the job he has described the note ban as a massive, draconian, monetary shock that accelerated economic slide to 6.8 per cent in the seven quarters after the decision against the […]

Arvind Subramanian (File/IANS)

Demonetisation a massive, draconian, monetary shock: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi : Demonetisation was a massive, draconian, monetary shock that accelerated economic slide to 6.8 per cent in the seven quarters after it against the 8 per cent recorded prior to the note ban, says former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian. Breaking his silence on the November 8, 2016 decision of Prime Minister Narendra […]