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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad

Exclusive: How India plans to be a trillion-dollar digital economy by 2025

Govt departments are currently discussing a 30-point action plan to achieve this target under Modi’s pet ‘Digital India’ scheme.
Surjit Bhalla, Nandan Nilekani and Shekhar Gupta on stage at OTC

Unlike China, India has made some of the biggest policy blunders: Surjit Bhalla

A huge mistake India made post-Independence was the lack of emphasis on primary and secondary education, says member of PM’s Economic Advisory Council. New Delhi:...
A. Raja entering Parliament

As 2G scam verdict is announced today, meet those who allegedly executed & exposed it

From telecom minister A. Raja to whistleblower Subramanian Swamy, the list of names associated with the scam features many powerful figures.

Poor private investment a key concern for Indian economy: UN Report

GDP forecast for 2018 and 2019 is 7.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively, according to World Economic Situation and Prospects Report, 2018.
People stand in queue in front of RBI

RBI keeps policy rates unchanged, revises inflation forecast for Q3 & Q4

The repo rate remains at 6 per cent and the reverse repo rate at 5.75 per cent after improvement in growth numbers, due to inflationary pressures.
RBI

RBI expected to keep policy rates unchanged

Experts agree that inflationary pressure, added to the upward curve in GDP growth in Q2, could convince the RBI to maintain its current rates.
Bitcoin

How the meteoric rise of Bitcoin brought untold riches to Indians

Crypto-currency Bitcoin recently hit its all-time high of $11,370, and then dropped to $9,292. But Indian investors aren’t too worried about its future.
A Kashmiri labourer works inside a silk factory on the outskirts of Srinagar

Higher Q2 GDP numbers are good news, but matter little for the common man & real economy

Higher GDP numbers for Q2 are good news, but an improvement of 0.6 per cent over the previous quarter is practically within the range of statistical error
Workers polishing diamonds at a factory

India registers 6.3% growth in July-Sept quarter; breaks five-quarter downward trend

Agriculture sector down 1.7% from 2.3% in previous quarter while manufacturing and construction see growth of 7% and 2.6% respectively.
Trucks lined up

Q2 GDP growth set to break five-quarter sliding trend

GDP and GVA numbers to be released Thursday, experts expect recovery after adverse impact of demonetisation and the pre-GST slowdown.

On Camera

elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

China sends fighters for Pakistan Day parade, days after thwarting Masood Azhar terror tag

China had last week placed a technical hold on a proposal moved by France, the US, and the UK at the UN Security Council for sanctions against Masood Azhar.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?