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Montek pitches for a panel to deal with corruption

The committee to combat corruption should recommend additional initiatives to deal with the problem while ensuring that "administration is not hamstrung".

Montek pitches for a panel to deal with corruption

The committee to combat corruption should recommend additional initiatives to deal with the problem while ensuring that "administration is not hamstrung".

Future growth prospects depend on new govt's policies

Growth prospects of the Indian economy will depend on the policies of the new government to be formed next month, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Wednesday.

Price situation will be corrected soon: Montek

Terming October wholesale inflation "uncomfortable", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Thursday said the price situation will get corrected soon as it is seasonal.

FM meets Rangarajan, Montek amid rupee breaching 64 mark

With the rupee breaching the 64 to a dollar mark intra-day, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday held a meeting with top government functionaries, including Prime Minister's key economic advisor C Rangarajan.

Montek feels govt should raise petroleum prices

He feels people must be educated on the importance of raising fuel prices so that petroleum sector does not go bankrupt.

India's long-term growth potential is 8-9%: Montek

Notwithstanding global credit rating agency S&P's lowering India's outlook to 'negative', the country remains bullish and its long-term economic growth potential is 8-9 percent, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said.

Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday said the committee would be announced shortly.

Plan panel to set up expert group on poverty in April

Planning Commission is likely to complete by next month the formation of a technical group to revisit the methodology used to arrive at the figure.

Montek hails Railways move to create tariff body

Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Wednesday welcomed the initiative to set up a Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority for rationalising fare and freight rates, in the Railway budget.

Inflation likely to remain below 7% in March, says Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Wednesday projected the headline inflation to remain below 7 percent during March.

Montek hopes rupee would stabilise soon

Amid sustained fall in rupee's value, the Plan panel today attributed the decline to volatility in the global currency market, but expressed the hope that the Indian currency would stabilise soon.

Inflation a serious problem, but likely to fall: Plan panel

The Planning Commission on Friday termed the current inflationary situation in the country as a "serious problem" but exuded confidence it will improve by the end of the year.

Market fall on expected lines; stability expected soon: Montek

Terming the negative reaction to the US downgrade as on expected lines, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said the markets should stabilise in the next couple of days.

Montek terms RBI's 50 bps rate hike as aggressive

Describing the RBI's decision to raise key rates by 50 basis points as "aggressive", Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Tuesday said it would help in controlling inflation.

Shashi Kapoor, Montek Singh conferred Padma awards

India`s first woman photographer
Homai Vyarawalla, yesteryear
actor Shashi Kapoor and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia
were among those who were conferred the Padma awards on Friday.

‘Pranab’s appointment as FM concerned US’

The latest from the WikiLeaks reveals how top US policy makers always kept an eye on India.

Plan Panel approves Rs 24,000 cr annual outlay for Bihar

To uplift Bihar from bottom of
development index, the Planning Commission on Tuesday raised annual
outlay for the state by 20 percent to Rs 24,000 crore with
emphasis on power sector for 2011-12 financial year.

Premji, Brajesh, Montek named for Padma Vibhushan

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji,
Planning Commission Deputy Chairperson Montek Singh
Ahaluwalia, former diplomat Brajesh Mishra and Telugu thespian
A Nageshwara Rao were on Tuesday chosen for Padma Vibhushan, this year.

Not reaching out to NRIs for money: Ahluwalia

The Indian government is not reaching out to NRIs for their money but wants them to take more interest in this country, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said on Sunday.