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Congress downplays strife, asserts Rahul Gandhi best suited to lead party ahead of Sonia's meet with rebels
Politics

Congress downplays strife, asserts Rahul Gandhi best suited to lead party ahead of Sonia's meet with rebels

The assertion comes ahead of Saturday's meeting between Sonia Gandhi and many of the 23 leaders who wrote to her in August demanding an active leadership and maintained that Gandhis will always be a 'guiding force'

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution
India

By quashing FIRs against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members, Bombay HC shows govt that Muslims can’t be singled out for prosecution

One hopes that the powers that be will take note of the judgement, which quashed the FIRs against 29 foreign Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and mend the errors in their ways. It’s about time someone read the Riot Act to the executive branch

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies
India

NEP's private participation push, disregard for caste and gender show it as little more than echo of past policies

All our education policies have been reflective of Macaulay’s idea of creating a class of people willing to serve a larger authority.

Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits
Business

Chidambaram dubs imposition of taxes on fuel as 'cruel' in times of distress; says govt must borrow to meet deficits

Governments must borrow to meet their deficits and not impose higher tax burdens when economic activity has ground to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Wednesday after the Centre and the Delhi government hiked taxes on petroleum products

Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel
Business

Oil marketing companies shares drop up to 13% post govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel

Shares of oil marketing companies -- Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd -- on Wednesday plunged up to 13 percent, a day after a hike in excise duty on petrol and diesel

Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel
Business

Govt to gain Rs 1.6 lakh cr additional revenues this fiscal from record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel

The cash-strapped government will gain close to Rs 1.6 lakh crore in additional revenues this fiscal from a record increase in excise duty on petrol and diesel, that will help make up for revenue it lost in a slowing economy and shutting down of businesses due to coronavirus lockdown

Excise duty on petrol hiked by record Rs 10, diesel by Rs 13 per litre; move aimed at raising revenues due to tight fiscal conditions
Business

Excise duty on petrol hiked by record Rs 10, diesel by Rs 13 per litre; move aimed at raising revenues due to tight fiscal conditions

Special additional excise duty on petrol has been hiked by Rs 2 per litre and road cess has been hiked by Rs 8 a litre.

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
India

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims

Muslims to observe Ramzan from home, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, slams communalisation of Tablighi Jamaat incident
Politics

Muslims to observe Ramzan from home, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, slams communalisation of Tablighi Jamaat incident

In a country as vast as India, some incidents of crime take place but to give a communal colour to each of these incidents is wrong, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

'We are evaluating Air India', says Vistara chairman Bhaskar Bhat on national carrier's disinvestment
Business

'We are evaluating Air India', says Vistara chairman Bhaskar Bhat on national carrier's disinvestment

Vistara, a joint venture between India’s Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, is considering a bid for the government’s stake in state-run carrier Air India, Vistara’s chairman said on Monday, according to local media reports

In Q3, non-government GDP actually grew by just 3.9%; economy is in ICU, needs an urgent booster shot
Business

In Q3, non-government GDP actually grew by just 3.9%; economy is in ICU, needs an urgent booster shot

The highlight of the December quarter GDP data is not just the GDP numbers alone, but the massive revisions of the past data

Government needs a pool of quality advisers to revive growth; economists can save economy, not historians
Business

Government needs a pool of quality advisers to revive growth; economists can save economy, not historians

Sitharaman, who took over the Union finance minister’s hot seat from late Arun Jaitley, had just delivered a disappointing national Budget that fell way short of expectations

Air India sale: Emirates not interested in buying stake in national carrier, says report; Dubai-based airline focused on organic growth
Business

Air India sale: Emirates not interested in buying stake in national carrier, says report; Dubai-based airline focused on organic growth

In 2018, the government had tried to sell a 76 percent stake in Air India and offload about $5.1 billion of its debt, terms that potential buyers at the time viewed as too onerous.

Budget 2020: Policy reforms, additional outlay only way to boost life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry
Business

Budget 2020: Policy reforms, additional outlay only way to boost life science, healthcare and pharmaceutical industry

Given the ambition of the government to make India a $5 trillion economy in the next five years, pharmaceutical and life science could be the ‘Target sector’ in Budget 2020 for reforms,

Air India sale: Govt's proposed deal to sell national airline sweeter than expected; buyer can recover investment, say analysts
Business

Air India sale: Govt's proposed deal to sell national airline sweeter than expected; buyer can recover investment, say analysts

Given the number of aircraft owned by Air India and its low-cost subsidiary Air India Express, a buyer can recover a major portion of the investment by adopting sale and lease back of airplanes

Air India sale: Govt to sell 100% stake in national carrier with 17 March deadline for EoI submissions; all eyes on suitors
Business

Air India sale: Govt to sell 100% stake in national carrier with 17 March deadline for EoI submissions; all eyes on suitors

While many industry veterans are bullish on investor interest for Air India, some of the sector experts said that it may not be easy given the current business environment globally.

US-Iran tension: No longer a fence-sitter, India tilting towards Washington is based on hard-nosed realism
World

US-Iran tension: No longer a fence-sitter, India tilting towards Washington is based on hard-nosed realism

If India’s response to the killing of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani made no criticism of the US' role, it is evident that the Narendra Modi government has weighed its options and has opted to tilt in favour of the US

India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: American economist Steve Hanke
Business

India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: American economist Steve Hanke

India will "struggle" to achieve 5 percent GDP growth in 2020 as the significant deceleration in past few quarters was largely owing to credit squeeze which is a cyclical problem, said noted American economist Steve Hanke

India facing 'Great Slowdown', economy headed to ICU, says former CEA Arvind Subramanian
Business

India facing 'Great Slowdown', economy headed to ICU, says former CEA Arvind Subramanian

India is facing a "Great Slowdown" with its economy headed for intensive care unit primarily due to a "second wave" of the twin balance sheet crisis at banks, former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said

Citizenship mayhem is perfect smokescreen for government to hide real economic issues, but the clock is ticking
Business

Citizenship mayhem is perfect smokescreen for government to hide real economic issues, but the clock is ticking

Gita Gopinath’s comment should serve as a big warning to the Narendra Modi government to get its focus back on economy.