Cyclone Amphan adds a new twist to the West Bengal elections

Cyclone Amphan adds a new twist to the West Bengal elections

Cyclone Amphan has added a new challenge for Mamata Banerjee’s quest to return to power in 2021 In 2009, a year after Tata Motors left Singur, super cyclone ‘Aila’ destroyed vast areas of South and North 24-Parganas, East Midnapore and Howrah districts in West Bengal. After the disaster, anti-Left sentiment peaked in these districts over […]

India may not have the luxury of being selective about FDI

India may not have the luxury of being selective about FDI

Going forward, as India tries to limp back to normalcy after the Covid crisis, it is quite evident that it will have to rely heavily on FDI flows to re-fire its investment engine Responding to the concerns that Chinese entities could mount takeovers of Indian companies during the Covid-triggered market rout, the Centre has taken […]

Gold deposits almost 5 times India’s current reserves found in UP’s Sonbhadra

Gold deposits almost 5 times India’s current reserves found in UP’s Sonbhadra

The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes and worth Rs 12 lakh crore in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh, almost five times India’s current reserve of the yellow metal. Sonbhadra (UP): The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has discovered gold deposits estimated to be around 3,000 […]

Worries for govt as Q2 GDP growth likely to be below 5%

Worries for govt as Q2 GDP growth likely to be below 5%

July-September quarter GDP numbers to be released on 28-Nov-2019 The government’s worries over the economy is likely to increase as the GDP growth rate for the three-month period ending September 30 could be below 5 per cent. The Central Statistics Office will release this data on Friday. GDP growth rate in real terms was 7 […]

India quit RCEP in national interest: Goyal

India quit RCEP in national interest: Goyal

Commerce Minister tells BJP parliamentary party that the move was aimed at protecting domestic industry India did not succumb to international pressure for joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to save the interests of domestic industry, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal told BJP MPs on Tuesday. In the first meeting of the BJP’s […]

Bringing CJI under RTI, a welcome move

Bringing CJI under RTI, a welcome move

Political parties will now be hard put to keep themselves out of the ambit of this law After a decade, the Supreme Court has accepted the Delhi High Court ruling that the office of the Chief Justice of India is a ‘public authority’, and hence would be subject to the same rules of transparency and […]

No relief on AGR, Airtel, Vodafone Idea asked to pay dues after self-assessment

No relief on AGR, Airtel, Vodafone Idea asked to pay dues after self-assessment

DoT sends out a notice seeking compliance with Supreme Court order A day after Vodafone Plc’s Chief Executive Officer cast doubt over the future of its India operations due to massive financial stress, the Department of Telecom has issued notices to all operators asking them to pay up their licence fee dues as per the […]

Xi assures Modi that Beijing is ready to take sincere action to reduce trade deficit

Xi assures Modi that Beijing is ready to take sincere action to reduce trade deficit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Beijing is ready to take “sincere action” to reduce the trade deficit. Addressing the media following the conclusion of Mamallapuram Summit, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, “The two leaders held a “good discussion” on trade. As you know this has been the issue which […]

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