The Indian economy is in a “worrisome” situation, with slowing growth, a fiscal deficit that “conceals” a lot and rising levels of debt and distress, former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan has said. Read the report by Remya Nair to know more.
Confusion in Congress over Veer Savarkar has once again exposed its ambivalence on nationalism. It needs to learn from Indira Gandhi, or even Manmohan Singh, writes Shekhar Gupta.
Since 1993, when the legal tussle began in Delhi over the Babri Masjid demolition at the disputed site, AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi’s 34 Ashoka Marg bungalow in the national capital has served as the place of stay for the Muslim plaintiffs in the case, reports Rahul Sampal.
Kolkata has a deep connection with the Nobel Prize, with at least five winners having links — by birth or work — with the West Bengal capital. Five of six Indian Nobel laureates have the Calcutta Chromosome. And Kolkata still preserves the structures associated with their life and work, reports Madhuparna Das.
Sourav Chandidas Ganguly stood tallest at a loosely-structured but impact-making conclave of the past and present administrators of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai Sunday night, but an effort was initially made to keep him away from the president’s position. Read the report by Lokendra Pratap Sahi to know more.
The Nobel Peace Prize goes to either issue-based campaigners or peace-makers. Narendra Modi is both. To make a stronger claim for the Nobel, Modi may want to look at the 2019 winner of the prize Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, writes Shivam Vij.
The focus of banking sector reforms in India has been public sector banks. But recent media reports suggest that some of India’s private sector banks may be in trouble, writes Ila Patnaik.