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 Bharti gets international phone service licence
Bharti Telesonic, a subsidiary of telecoms company Bharti Tele-Ventures has signed a licence agreement with the government to start international long distance phone services, a company statement said.
 State budgets need equal focus
'While the state government budgets of 2001-02 have generally proposed a number of measures reflecting the urgency to expedite the fiscal consolidation process, the success of these measures will depend almost entirely upon the political will of the government concerned,' says Arvind Lavakare.
 Political arithmetic more important than the Budget
With its numbers in Parliament none too comforting, the BJP-led government may find it difficult to push through a reform-oriented Budget, says Sucheta Dalal.
 Portrait of a defeated government
Banks have been discriminating against producers, who pay high rates, and in favour of the Centre, which blows up borrowings on interest, says Ashok V Desai.
 Why some states have grown faster than the others?
Jeffrey D Sachs, Nirupam Bajpaiand Ananthi Ramiahexamine whether market reforms tend to make the rich states richer…
 Budget Basics: Balancing the books
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 'Nehruvian economics hit India's growth'
'What we are doing is reversing what Indira Gandhi did in the 70s. Her sycophants regarded her 20-point programme as the 19th chapter of the Bhagvad Gita. We now know how all those steps kept India backward and inhibited growth,' writes Union Law Minister Arun Jaitely.
 'It's a Budget of missed opportunity'
While Sinha did pay some attention to agriculture and the reforms process, more radical measures were necessary, says Dr M S Swaminathan an eminent agriculture scientist.
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