External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tore in Pakistan's campaign against India at the United Nations as she refused to mince words in slamming Islamabad for pepetrating terrorism and categorically asserted that Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of India.
In a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's "tirade" on Kashmir, India on Monday said those accusing others of rights violations must introspect as it censured Pakistan for the first time at the UNGA for perpetrating the "worst form of state oppression" in Balochistan.
'We have never had a policy regarding Pakistani artistes working in India.''We welcome them with open arms and that remains the official policy of the Indian government, including the current dispensation.'
The prime minister is aware that whatever be its consequences, a new taxation regime cannot be launched closer to the general elections in 2019. Thus, any date after April 2017 for the launch of GST is risky, says A K Bhattacharya.
'Initially we had momentum with us when we were batting but then couple of soft dismissals and we were on the back foot. But Jadeja and Ashwin batted really well in the first innings. Umesh also contributed and those 30-40 runs make a psychological difference'