Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Featured

Growth stagnant, Sitharaman promises to ease FDI norms but markets don’t buy it just yet

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says government intent on relaxing the cap on FDI in aviation, media, animation and insurance sectors.

Rahul Gandhi wants accountability, new Congress chief will have to begin with his core team

Some of Rahul Gandhi's trusted lieutenants could be first in the line of fire if their Lok Sabha poll performance was to be criterion for continuation in party posts.

Much before Modi govt crackdown on IRS officers, Yogi’s UP punished 600 officials for graft

Yogi govt took action against 401 officials, retired 201 in its first year; another 400 under scanner; crackdown likely on 'corrupt ministers' too.

SC overturns Gujarat HC verdict acquitting 12 in BJP ex-minister Haren Pandya murder case

Haren Pandya, former Gujarat home minister in Narendra Modi's state cabinet, was shot dead on 26 March 2003 when he was on a morning walk.

‘Modi shasan’ not ‘Modi sarkar’: This IIM alumnus wants Urdu out of Hindi

Speaking at India International Centre in Delhi, IIM alum Nityanand Misra said Hindi & Urdu were different languages and should be spoken as such.

Power to water: If India wants to fulfil economic goals, it needs better infrastructure

For too long, governments have focused on making money from infrastructure rather than seeing it as a service that can power growth.

Nirmala Sitharaman symbolises rise of women in economic leadership roles across the world

ThePrint looks at the role of Indian women in economics and the trend of more and more women taking on economic leadership roles in the world.

An airline that doesn’t want you to fly. That’s new

KLM has launched a sustainability campaign featuring surprising suggestions on how passengers can help cut aviation industry’s carbon dioxide emissions.

Rahul Gandhi’s resignation can kill Congress, make India a one-party country

The death of the Congress would remove any national opposition to Modi. Regional identities would become ever more politically salient.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.