The IMF on Wednesday projected a sharp contraction of 4.5 percent for the Indian economy in 2020, a 'historic low', citing the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that has nearly stalled all economic activities
Finance Ministry credits govt, RBI for ‘green shoots of economic revival’ as agriculture, petroleum, electricity indicators pick up
The Finance Ministry cited "green shoots" of recovery in agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors, and said the prompt policy measures taken by the government and RBI have helped reinvigorate the economy with minimal damage
India’s economy likely to shrink by 3.2% in current fiscal, but expected to bounce back in 2021, says World Bank
India's economy will shrink by 3.2 percent in the current fiscal, the World Bank said on Monday as it joined a chorus of international agencies that are forecasting a contraction in growth rate due to the coronavirus lockdown
Pakistan slams India's move to alter J&K's domicile law, accuses New Delhi of 'taking advantage' of global focus on coronavirus
Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and bifurcating it into two Union territories.
Coronavirus outbreak has revealed big gaps in healthcare, law enforcement in India; time for reforms is now
India has no national mechanism to track and manage data for all coronavirus positive persons across the country. Where they go, what happens to them, how they fare, what their trajectories are
Coronavirus Outbreak: Clapping won't help daily wage earners, massive economic package will, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the coronavirus has affected small, medium businessmen and daily wage labourers the most and the government, instead of clapping, needs to release an economic package for them
Success in containing coronavirus comes at the price of slowing economic activity, no matter whether social distancing and reduced mobility are voluntary or enforced, says IMF in blog
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India's lower than expected GDP numbers 'biggest drag' on global growth forecast for two years, says IMF's Gita Gopinath
India-born IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said growth in India slowed sharply owing to stress in the non-bank financial sector and weak rural income growth
SPG cover for Gandhis a non-issue; Congress doing grave disservice to nation, itself through sycophantic approach
When there are so many crucial national issues to be highlighted during the ongoing Parliament session, the Congress is focussed at the government's decision to withdraw SPG cover for the Gandhi family
Post Article 370, Pakistan facing policy crises on Kashmir; creating unrest in Valley to internationalise issue Islamabad's last arrow
Pakistan wants to do something spectacular to pump oxygen into the Kashmir issue that is fast becoming redundant due to fatigue and, also, losing legitimacy, with its sharp turn towards Islamic State-styled caliphate jihadism
India's economic growth 'much weaker' than expected due to corporate, environmental regulatory uncertainty, says IMF
The IMF cut its projection for India's economic growth by 0.3 percentage points to 7 percent for the fiscal year 2019-20 owing to the "weaker-than-expected outlook
Nirmala Sitharaman must get over 'politicking' about economy and acknowledge 'slowdown', says Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday attacked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for not acknowledging that there was a 'slowdown', saying she needs to come clean with the people of India
50 days of Narendra Modi govt: Centre makes its holistic intent visible, but challenges remain to be tackled
If the Narendra Modi government succeeds in maintaining the tempo of its work and intent it has shown in the first 50 days of its second term, India will be well poised to reap the demographic dividend
India must spend $200 bn on infrastructure annually; harnessing private investment a challenge, reveals Economic Survey
India needs to almost double its annual spending on infrastructure at $200 billion and the real challenge lies in harnessing private investment, said the Economic Survey 2018-19 tabled in Parliament on Thursday
At NITI Aayog meeting, Narendra Modi says making India $5 trillion economy challenging but 'surely achievable'
Addressing the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, Narendra Modi also announced setting up a panel of CMs and ministers on agriculture.
Modi govt achieved 'major successes' in social schemes, made 'unprecedented progress' in tackling corruption: Arvind Panagariya
Former NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya said the Narendra Modi government has achieved 'major successes' in social sector programmes like the Ayushman Bharat, PM-Kisan and rural electrification.
BJP manifesto offers heady mix of nationalism, development; shows party hasn't forgotten its core support base
The BJP manifesto tells the masses that development and nationalism are complementary, not antidote to each other
India must explore new strategies to counter Pakistan's hostility, and do it without firing a single bullet
India needs to explore more effective methods of neutralising this threat. In his classic treatise The Art of War, Sun Tzu had argued that the perfect strategy would be to subdue the enemy without fighting. Novel strategies need to be explored to make the cost of Pakistan's unrelenting hostility literally unaffordable.
Tango or not, India must remain steadfast with China; Beijing's call for 'friendship' could be another ploy
Xi Jinping wants China-centric Asia which requires subjugating India. Instead of getting mesmerised by the serpent's gaze, New Delhi should focus on its fangs