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