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Piyush Goyal

How can you assume all money in Swiss banks is black, asks FM Piyush Goyal

Referring to reports of 50% rise in deposits made by Indians in 2017, he said the government will take action if someone is found guilty.
Black Money

Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose by over 50% last year

The surge comes as a surprise given India's clampdown on suspected black money stashed abroad.
Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar playing cricket on a field of ice

Winter Wonderland: How St. Moritz is using cricket to stay relevant to India

St. Moritz’s legacy as a luxury destination for quirky, expensive hobbies of the world’s rich dates as far back as 150 years ago.
Brahumdagh Bugti

Swiss have succumbed to Pak lobbying, Chinese pressure on Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti

Switzerland rejecting my application for political asylum means we will have to work harder to convince the world about what's happening in Balochistan.
The CBI is probing allegations of corruption in the acquisition of Pilatus PC 7 MkII trainers for the Indian Air Force

As CBI pursues Swiss firm Pilatus, IAF’s trainer fleet remains without maintenance deal

The IAF never signed a pact for maintenance of the fleet in 2011 and now thanks to a CBI probe into Pilatus there's little chance of the deal being signed.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.