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Why big hype on touching $5-tn economy by year 2025 is largely meaningless for average Indians
Business

Why big hype on touching $5-tn economy by year 2025 is largely meaningless for average Indians

Now, even if one talks about the $5-trillion target, at the current rate of slowed growth, the target is merely wishful thinking.

Toll in Kerala floods, landslides rises to 116; ground penetrating radars being used to locate bodies in Malappuram, Wayanad
India

Toll in Kerala floods, landslides rises to 116; ground penetrating radars being used to locate bodies in Malappuram, Wayanad

After the second spell of the monsoon rains triggered landslides in Kerala, over 80,000 people were shifted to relief camps.

In Thiruvananthapuram, BJP banks on Sabarimala factor, support from Nairs, Brahmins to defeat Shashi Tharoor
Politics

In Thiruvananthapuram, BJP banks on Sabarimala factor, support from Nairs, Brahmins to defeat Shashi Tharoor

BJP commands the loyalty of a section of Nair and Brahmin voters in Thiruvananthapuram, and it must ensure the lion's share of their voters if it wants to win the Lok Sabha seat in Kerala

Govt to conduct pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers, ascertain their income and indebtedness
Business

Govt to conduct pan-India survey to assess plight of farmers, ascertain their income and indebtedness

Govt said the 'Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households' will be conducted during the 77th round of the National Sample Survey in the current calendar year

Janmabhumi takes on Mathrubhumi: BJP mouthpiece in Kerala tries to cash in on 'Meesha' row, campaigns against daily
India

Janmabhumi takes on Mathrubhumi: BJP mouthpiece in Kerala tries to cash in on 'Meesha' row, campaigns against daily

Groups had protested against 'Meesha' for portraying Hindu women as "sex objects", and the Mathrubhumi magazine had published excerpts from the novel.

India's healthcare woes: Out-of-pocket medical expenses pushed 55 million into poverty in 2017, says PHFI study
India

India's healthcare woes: Out-of-pocket medical expenses pushed 55 million into poverty in 2017, says PHFI study

Out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenses drove 55 million Indians – more than the population of South Korea, Spain or Kenya – into poverty in 2017.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent
Sports

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Commonwealth Games success, future of Indian sports, fake news, BJP's electoral chances and more.

Employment challenges: Pakoda sellers are fine but we need more formal sector jobs
Business

Employment challenges: Pakoda sellers are fine but we need more formal sector jobs

Modi is right when he says the informal sector accounts for 90% of total employment and the formal sector only 10%. But the quality of employment in the informal sector needs a closer look.

Far from rattling China, US National Security Strategy has instead given Beijing moral high ground to berate Trump administration
World

Far from rattling China, US National Security Strategy has instead given Beijing moral high ground to berate Trump administration

As long as the language of these documents remains vague and devoid of any tactical actions, the China will consider them not worth the paper it’s written on.

Donald Trump's National Security Strategy a boost for India, but South Block should tread with caution
World

Donald Trump's National Security Strategy a boost for India, but South Block should tread with caution

The emphasis on India as a major defence partner and the much-criticised focus on terrorism in the NSS signal good news for South Block.

Pakistan rejects US concerns about domestic terror groups, says these 'unfounded accusations' belie facts on ground
World

Pakistan rejects US concerns about domestic terror groups, says these 'unfounded accusations' belie facts on ground

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly rejected America's concerns about the terror groups operating from its soil as outlined in the US National Security Strategy, terming them as "unfounded accusations" that belie facts on ground

US calls India a 'leading global power', unveils its new National Security Strategy for Indian Ocean Region
India

US calls India a 'leading global power', unveils its new National Security Strategy for Indian Ocean Region

Describing India as a "leading global power", the US on Monday unveiled its new National Security Strategy (NSS) that said it will "deepen" America's strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region.

Sanitation, roads and electricity: Mumbai college shows Maha govt how to develop villages
India

Sanitation, roads and electricity: Mumbai college shows Maha govt how to develop villages

The South Indian Education Society (SIES), Mumbai used its own funds and hard work of its students and staff to convert Kawthewadi – a tribal village in Raigad district — into a fully functional village with basic sanitation, roads and electricity.

Odd-even Gandhigiri? Apart from Rs 2,000 fine, violators to be greeted with roses
India

Odd-even Gandhigiri? Apart from Rs 2,000 fine, violators to be greeted with roses

Violators of the odd-even rule will be fined Rs.2,000 and also greeted with roses, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

ISRO's Mangalyaan programme team wins US-based 2015 Space Pioneer Award
India

ISRO's Mangalyaan programme team wins US-based 2015 Space Pioneer Award

India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MoM) or Mangalyaan programme team won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award.

Why the UPA's poverty numbers show a poverty of achievement
Economy

Why the UPA's poverty numbers show a poverty of achievement

It is plain dishonest to claim that only 22 percent of India now lives below the poverty (compared to 39 percent in 2004) line, when the poverty line threshold of an approximate per capita daily consumption worth Rs 33 per day has been confined to the dustbin.

52 mn people are out of poverty: Is it all about NREGA?
Economy

52 mn people are out of poverty: Is it all about NREGA?

The latest NSS data on poverty show a huge link between NREGA and poverty reduction. But is this a good thing or a bad thing?