Sat, 10/13/2018 - 04:09

Festivities ahead of Durga puja and Dussehra have kicked in with style. Soaring sales reported on e-commerce platforms are heartening as they reflect that consumption demand is intact and, further, that economic fundamentals are strong.

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 04:05

Cocking a snook at US President Donald Trump, India has gone ahead to source S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems to fortify its northern and eastern borders.

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 01:39

It is heartening to see scores of rural youngsters turning into formidable contestants and medal winners at the ongoing Asian Games in Jakarta. Without basic sports infrastructure, facilities and training, these gritty youngsters from the hinterland have kept India’s tricolour flying.

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 04:39

This government’s e-commerce policy seems to be going through some twists and turns, obfuscating a clear policy thrust. The latest flip-flop pertains to the government’s proposed policy framework relating to foreign direct investment (FDI).

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 01:41

The government has been presented with the draft data protection bill, and with that the debate about privacy of individuals has once again been kick-started. With some senior bureaucrats deciding to come into the ring themselves, a bigger slugfest appears to be in store.

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 22:00

Monsoon fury unleashed in the last few days has brought to closer scrutiny our economic development model in urban settlements as well as rural areas. A few days of heavy downpour have affected workaday life in several states and far flung rural areas.

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:17

Ask people to name five items that they can’t live without for a week, and the smartphone will probably feature in most lists ahead of other necessities like food and water — even air! This is indicative of the pervasiveness of technology in our lives in the digital age.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:29

The Congress with it’s pleasant face, over the decades, always assured roti, kapda and makaan.

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:53

In a recent debate on severe air pollution in Delhi and northern India in a television channel, a farmer from Punjab asked: Instead of union government spending Rs 1 lakh crore for developing 500 km of high speed rail, why don’t it give Rs 5,000 crore every year as subsidy for the kharif paddy fa

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 01:19

Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on imports of solar cells and modules not only threatens to jeopardise the 100 GW solar power target that India has set for 2022; it could also hurt job creation and overall economic growth.

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:15

Two things come out strikingly clear from prime minister Narendra Modi’s fourth Independence Day speech that was delivered in his usual impromptu style. His invincibility as a political craftsman laying the basis for his next Lok Sabha elections cannot be missed out.