The floods in Jammu and Kashmir caused unprecedented devastation, but it is imperative to learn from that experience to minimise the impact of any future such natural disaster
The one month given to the JPC is not even enough for its members to consult their individual constituencies, let alone farmers across the country, the Left-backed grouping says.
New Delhi: Ever since power distribution was privatised in Delhi in 2002, peak power demand has more than doubled from around 3,000 MW to around 6,000 MW. The surge, helped by a steady rise in the city’s population, the increasing affluence of its residents – who now command the highest average […]
1. Industrial toxins behind Maggi’s lead content? The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alleged that high lead content in the soil being used to grow the onions used in making the Maggi ‘tastemaker’ may be behind the high lead content in the product. FSSAI chief […]
The FBI has cracked down on corruption in world football. When will it arrest the powerful American individuals known to be involved in crimes like financial fraud, market manipulation and torture?
1. We nod, you talk, govt tells UGC UGC chairperson Ved Prakash was reprimanded by the HRD ministry for speaking out against the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) before Parliament’s standing committee on May 26. Prakash had criticised the flagship programme in which state governments playing “middlemen” interfered […]
Over 279,000 Indians applied for a green card in the US between 2005 and 2015
The signature scheme is marred by ill-conceived projects and confusing directions. Urban bodies across India would do well to stay away from the Smart City initiative for now.
1. The gallows of Wall Street Delhi boy Sarvshreshth Gupta’s parents sent him to the University of Pennsylvania as one of the 100,000 plus Indian students in US campuses chasing the ‘American Dream’. He did well for himself, earning the post of an analyst at Goldman Sachs in 2014, […]
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The IMD has revised its forecast for the 2015 southwest monsoon from 93% to 88% of the long-period average.
The hidden costs of fossil fuel use, together with their subsidies, easily overshadow the health budgets of governments worldwide
Investors believe RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is a man who is capable of speaking the bitter truth when needed.
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity
In order to provide a level-playing field to private companies and encourage foreign arms manufacturers, the government has withdrawn excise and customs duty exemptions enjoyed by defence PSUs.
With missionary zeal, the erstwhile Hooda government tried to remove obstacles in the path of DLF’s ‘leisure’ project in Gurgaon.
Compared to north Indian states, Kerala and Tamil Nadu aren’t growing much faster than others. They are growing just as well as others but with fewer babies.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chauhan has removed eggs from mid-day meals served to tribal children in three anganwadi centres in the state
The glaring flaw in the 2013 law is the arbitrary compensation formula, which denies farmers any say in determining the price at which they must hand over their land. Modi hasn’t fixed the UPA’s land law. He has merely tinkered with it.
Taxpayers will not be required to provide the details of foreign trips undertaken, or expenditure incurred while abroad, only their passport number and the IFSC code for any foreign bank accounts.
The villagers of Lohandiguda are trying to make their own way in a world that is closing them in from every side.
It seems 7% has become the new 5%. Official statistics may give you a GDP growth of 7%-plus but the real experience on the ground is of something well below that.
Was there a quid pro quo for DLF in return for its sweetheart deal with the Congress president’s son-in-law? The Haryana government is silent on Khemka’s letter that suggests there was.
Brilliant economist who helped establish the reputation of the Delhi School of Economics as the country’s leading teaching centre for the subject.
The current monetisation plan, like all the earlier gold deposit schemes, suffers from the same handicap. It too requires the submission of physical gold and verification of its purity, severely curtailing the scope for widespread adoption.
With the budget squeeze affecting national health programmes, the provision of accessible, affordable and effective health services to all remains an empty promise.
The two Indians named are ‘Sangita Sawhney’ and ‘Sneh Lata Sawhney’ but no further details, other than their date of birth is provided.
Some aspects of GST could well accentuate the miseries of taxpayers if the present problems plaguing our dispute resolution mechanisms continue
The success of Aje is a lesson to Indian entrepreneurs who face challenges from multinationals. It could also serve as inspiration for those Indian companies that aspire to go global and find niche markets for their products.
More puzzling than the media’s softness towards private banks is the regulator’s feather-touch approach which allows them to engage in questionable practices.
The move adds some crucial credibility to bitcoin, whose value briefly breached the $1,000-mark in late-2013 before sagging into the $200s by 2015 thanks to flagging interest and initial overestimates of its adoption
If Modi really wants to send a message that India is serious about Korea he must ensure we switch to Korean time for the execution of whatever the two countries agree to do together.
Market participants have already watered down their expectations and moderated their hopes about a magical, almost fantastical, turn-around in the economy
Increased investment from China, especially in the infrastructure sector, is the only way that India can reduce its unsustainable trade deficit with that country.
Indian industry has complained about market access and non-tariff barriers before all bilateral summits in recent years without the situation in China changing
Rating of Indian shares cut to “underweight” from “overweight”, as markets are “over-owned at a time when earnings are expected to slow”
Despite the government swiftly addressing the FII tax issues, the stock market is still in decline. Foreign capital starts playing games when the policy regime is riddled with contradictions.
How do we reconcile the improvement in the macroeconomic numbers with a certain discontent on the state of the economy?
Auditor pulls up Department of Telecom for causing loss of thousands of crores by favouring, failing to impose fines on private operators