Shrikant Srivastava

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Shrikant manages all technical operations at Truth Bulletin. He is the key to materializing our vision.

RBI governor Das says economy in a ‘cyclical and not structural’ slowdown

Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das Wednesday said the economy is in the midst of a cyclical slowdown and not a structural one, and exuded confidence of growth reviving soon on the back of cheaper money and likely more government measures. He expressed confidence that the government will come up with more measures to revive the sagging growth, which dipped to a five-year low of 5.8 percent for the March quarter and is widely expected to slip further in the June [...]

‘It is time to return to India’, Sushma Swaraj told diaspora in London

There was a time to migrate to London, but now it is time to return home, Sushma Swaraj declared as the external affairs minister to much applause from a packed audience at the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas in London in October 2014. It was her first and only visit to London as the external affairs minister, but she intervened often in consular issues whenever Indians in the UK approached her through twitter. Like several Indian leaders, she has a network [...]

‘Rebellion’ in Congress over Article 370, young leaders say seniors can’t sense public mood

Congress president Rahul Gandhi believes that the public opinion on the Modi government’s decision to scrap Article 370 is divided but his young party colleagues have a different opinion. At a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s apex decision-making body, Tuesday evening, the so-called ‘Young Turks’ launched a virtual revolt against the high command for its refusal to read the public mood. “Whatever we may think about the government’s decision but the people outside are all for [...]

I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime, Swaraj said on Article 370 in her last tweet

Just hours before her demise, BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government revoked the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, saying “I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime”. Taking to Twitter in the evening, Swaraj said: “@narendramodi ji – Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.” This last tweet of Swaraj and the words used by her left scores of [...]

Rajya Sabha approves resolution on J&K

Rajya Sabha on Monday approved a resolution abrogating Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories with home minister Amit Shah saying the controversial provisions were responsible for poverty and lack of development in the state. Allaying opposition fears of all hell breaking loose after the move, Shah replied, "nothing will happen" and it won't be allowed to turn into another battle-torn Kosovo. "It was heaven on earth and will remain [...]

How govt of India and RBI can manage the risk of foreign currency borrowing

In the past, India has undertaken expensive foreign currency-denominated borrowing from NRIs through Resurgent India Bonds, India Millennium Deposit bonds and dollar-denominated deposits. This time, the government is proposing to issue a small sovereign bond. The risk is small, considering the size of the borrowing, the inflation-targeting monetary policy framework and the fiscal responsibility law. The government and the Reserve Bank of India need to primarily manage risk through sticking to the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act and inflation-targeting [...]

Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira goes bold in first photoshoot, says ‘you can choose who you want to be’

Actor Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan has featured in her first photo shoot and shared the picture on Instagram with the title, “Who are you?”. She also shared an explanatory note, calling fashion her “tool of exploration”. Ira can be seen striking a bold pose in a brown blouse and denim shorts, holding a handbag in one hand. She has her hair in braids accessorised with beads and feathers. Another model can be seen holding one of her thighs while [...]

Steyn announces retirement from Test cricket

Dale Steyn, the legendary South African pacer, has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The 36-year-old said that he made the decision to prolong his career. Steyn, though, will continue to be on a national contract in white-ball cricket and therefore is available to play for South Africa in One-Day and T20 Internationals. In his retirement statement, the fast bowler spoke highly of Test cricket, confessing how he found it to be the "best version of the game". "Today I [...]

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