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High on rhetoric low on facts Oppn

first_imgNew Delhi: In an attack on the Economic Survey released by the government on Thursday, senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said that the government seems to be ‘pessimistic about the economy’.”It appears to me that the government, speaking through the Economic Survey, is pessimistic about the economy,” he said soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the survey in Parliament, a day before the Union Budget. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefHitting out at the government, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said that the survey has exposed BJP’s hyperbole on the economy. “The survey that was tabled in the Parliament on Thursday is truer than the multiple tall claims of the BJP government, even though it attempts to whitewash the massive failures and gross economic mismanagement of the BJP-led government in the past 5 years,” Surjewala said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed concern over “worrying signs” for country’s economy, pointing to “virtually stagnant” GDP growth rate, as the Economic Survey report was presented in Parliament on Thursday. See P7last_img read more

Presenter Niall Boylans house burgled during live radio show

first_img Source: BloodBoylan/SoundCloudCan’t hear the audio? Click here.At the time of the break-in, Boylan was discussing the influence of background on criminality – a coincidence that Hogan pointed out on air. Hogan: We’re getting a lot of texts in wondering what’s happened. Are you OK?Boylan: I’m fine, everything is fine and everybody is healthy. Basically the house has been broken into. But the strangest thing is, they just wrecked the place… I don’t know what they were looking for.The presenter went on to say that he believed a considerable amount of his wife’s jewellery had been taken.Here’s the full interview, as aired this afternoon: TALK SHOW HOST Niall Boylan had his house burgled as he presented his radio show this afternoon.Boylan received a message on his mobile while on air, then abruptly left the show on Dublin station Classic Hits 4fm.His producer Mike Hogan stepped into his shoes and explained the situation to listeners – before Boylan called up from his home for a live interview about the burglary.Hogan asked him to explain what had happened:center_img Hogan: Isn’t it ridiculously coincidental that you were doing a topic about does a bad background matter? And this just shows that it doesn’t, they’re just scumbags who did this to your home.Boylan: Oh, complete and utter scum.Boylan, who is known for his outspoken views and controversial opinions, has expressed fear that the break-in could have been sparked by his radio show.He told the Irish Examiner: ”I always feared something like this would happen because I get threats all the time from some listeners who don’t like what I say.”The presenter has tweeted a photo of the window the thieves apparently broke to break into his house.He has said that he will return to the airwaves this evening for his regular show, and added:last_img read more