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Tall promises by the PM will not ensure higher economic growth

india Updated: Jul 08, 2012 22:40 IST
Hindustan Times

Tall promises by the PM will not ensure higher economic growth
This refers to the report Investors should feel that we mean business (July 6). Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s overtly optimistic pronouncements on changes in the economic scenario are welcome. However, before making any tall promises, Singh, who has additional responsibility as finance minister, must realise that the political roadblocks to policymaking remain the same. The country has seen how the UPA could not liberalise FDI in multi-brand retail, insurance and airline sectors because of political compulsions. The Manmohan Singh government must act if it wishes to keep the India growth story intact.
Dinesh Kumar, Chandigarh

No one-way road to peace
With Pakistan rejecting charges of any involvement of a State agency in acts of terrorism in India for the umpteenth time, the editorial The wheels are turning (Our Take, July 6) seemed quite utopian. It is too early to assume that the Pakistan military’s hold on the civil authority has weakened. Till Pakistan’s government remains in denial, the wheel of peace talks will remain stuck.
SC Vaid, via email

Too early for celebrations
Prakash Chandra’s article A quantum leap (July 5) rightly points out that the Higgs boson particles are so unstable that they can never be observed directly. It may be rather early to claim with any degree of certainty whether the ‘God particle’ has indeed been spotted. However, Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose, after whom the ‘boson’ is named, remains an unsung hero. The Nobel Committee must make an exception for Bose and posthumously confer the award on him.
RK Malhotra, Delhi

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