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Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, locked and loaded, depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack and under what terms we could proceed?

__ Donald Trump, US President in a Tweet

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Amid all the calls for de escalation, Iran has now launched an unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.

__ Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State

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The government of China has once again resorted to dollar diplomacy and false promises of large amounts of foreign assistance to buy off a small number of politicians.

__ Joseph Wu, Taiwan Foreign Minister

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Obviously China is a threat to the world in a sense because they are building a military faster than anybody…..I view China in many different ways. But right now I am thinking about trade. But, you know, trade equals ministry….I am looking for a complete deal. I am not looking for a partial deal. We’re looking for the big deal.

__ Donald Trump, US President

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Pakistan’s promotion of terrorism would prove counter-productive. Our neighbour should leave its policy of using terror else a day when it will be compelled to leave it as no power in the world would be be to save it from breaking into several pieces.

__ Rajnath Singh, Union Defence Minister

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Congress in Madhya Pradesh as well as in the country is passing through a difficult time. We need to reorganize the party in the state as well as in the country.

__ Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ex Union Minister

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You [the petitioners] have said something which is very serious. If required, I will go to Jammu & Kashmir myself to find out…..If people cannot approach HC, it is a very serious thing.

__ Ranjan Gogoi, Chief Justice of India

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I feel injustice has been meted out to Farooq Abdullah. He is a nationalist. He was a minister in the Vajpayee government.

__ Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress leader on the arrest of Dr. Abdullah under PSA

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Home Minister claims Farooq is not detained but NSA says he is detained. There are conflicting claims.

__ Vaiko, MDMK leader in SC

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Nobody can challenge Abdullah’s commitment to India’s integrity. We will challenge the order in a court of law.

__ Hasnain Masoodi, National Conference leader

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…..It (corporate tax cuts) will create more jobs and result in a win-win for 130 crore Indians.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

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We are conscious of the impact all this will have on our fiscal deficit and will reconcile the numbers.

__ Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister

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Amazing what PM is ready to do for a stock market bump during his #HowdyIndianEconomy jamboree.

__ Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

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A real game changer. Measures will boost investments by corporate. Would look forward to see similar measures on personal taxation.

__ Venu Srinivasan, Chairman TVS Motors

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The bold and positive move to rationalize the corporate tax structure will help kick-start the next big economic upcycle.

__ Sunil B. Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharathi Exterprises

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Reduction in corporate tax rates makes Indian industry more competitive globally. These measures only reaffirm the government’s willingness to move beyond incrementalism.

__ Kumarmangalam Birla, Chairman Aditya Birla group

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Depending on how long [the crude price rise] persists it will have some impact on the current account deficit and further perhaps on the fiscal deficit if it lasts longer.

__ Shaktikanta Das, RBI Governor

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When growth in nominal profits declines due to fall in inflation rate, even though growth in real profits may have been unchanged it may dampen animal spirits.

__ Aravind Panagariya, Prof. of Economics, Columbia University

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….Just one statistic tells the story. Export growth in August was -6.5. No country has achieved GDP growth of 8% without exports growing at 20% a year.

__ P. Chidambaram in a tweet

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The issue of employment keeps figuring in newspapers these days. I am handling the same ministry for labour and employment and examine the issue daily. I have understood the problem… Recruiters who visit North India complain of facing dearth of quality people for the posts they need to fill.

__ Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Labour Minister

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Mr. Minister it has been more than five years for your government. There is no job creation. Whatever jobs were there they have been snatched due to the economic slowdown brought by the government. You want to escape by insulting North Indians….Youths are looking towards the government hoping that it will do something good for them.

__ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AICC Gen Secretary

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Instead of removing unemployment in the country, now it is being said that there is no shortage of jobs, but of competence, especially among North Indians. This is extremely shameful and an apology should be tendered to the nation.

__ Mayawati, BSP Chief

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A car was a status symbol when I started my career. But my son is more comfortable with Ola and Uber which is a classic example of capacity utilization.

__ Uday Kotak, Business magnate

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Modiji, may I ask what would have happened to Swami Chinmayanand by now if he had been a Congressman?......My guess: 1. Would have been arrested 2. The BJP would have demanded suspension from the party 3. Godi media headline ‘The Nation wants to know’. 4. You would have spoken by now, Right?

__ Kapil Sibal, senior lawyer in a tweet

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We will implement NRC in Haryana

__ Manohar LalKhattar, Haryana CM

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Corrupttion by a prominent person has come out. I have one thing to remind those who’ve the tendency to indulge in corruption. If they care about their activities, they can avoid waiting for food served for food served by government.

__ Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister

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Sahitya Academy, as it exists today, is a bureaucratic accessory of the ministry of culture, and riddled with sterile politicking. The books it does bring out in Indian languages mostly collect mould in the institution’s godown.

__ Pavan Verma,author and JD(U) leader

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Every time I participate in a World championship, one thing is clear- my motivation to excel has not diminished. This win is a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.

__ Pankaj Advani, 2019 World Billiards Champion

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Before we reach the World Cup, focus is on T20s and Tests. Youngsters are being pushed in from time to time. It is very important to settle the team combination.

__ Virat Kohli, Indian Captain

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PICK OF THE WEEK

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I am in Nashik, a city associated with Lord Ram. Some people have been speaking responsibly on the Ram Temple in the past two-three weeks. When the SC is hearing the case and hearing all sides why not have faith? With folded hands I say to these people for Lord Ram’s sake have faith in the judiciary. Why create obstacles in the process? Every citizen of India must respect the apex court.

__ Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

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GEM OF THE WEEK

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We have some very bad news for you – this is only the beginning. Change is coming whether they like it or not……What’s the point of educating ourselves or learning facts when people on power refuse to listen to the educated? Where I come from (Sweden) things are very different from here. But when it comes to climate and ecological emergency, it’s pretty much the same everywhere.

__ Greta Thunberg, Teenage climate activist in New York

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QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

THUS SPAKE  
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

__ A.N. Whitehead