A year after proposing basic income, CEA sees some states roll it out by 2020

Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian said Monday he expects at least one or two states will implement the idea of universal basic income in the next two years.
Jan 29, 2018 18:49 IST

Note ban boosted household savings, with shift towards market instruments 

The demonetisation of 1000 and 500-rupee high value currency notes in November 2016 helped widen the taxpayers' base and increase in household savings, according to the Economic Survey 2017-18 tabled in the Parliament on Monday.
Jan 29, 2018 17:28 IST

Every economy is expanding

A decade after the world had descended into a devastating economic crisis, a key marker of revival has finally been achieved. Every major economy on earth is expanding at once, a synchronous wave of growth that is creating jobs, lifting fortunes and tempering fears of popular discontent.
PETER S. GOODMAN Jan 29, 2018 00:00 IST

PM asks political parties to help pass triple talaq bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a “humble request” to all political parties to help pass the bill on instant triple talaq in the Budget session of Parliament, saying it would be a New Year gift for Muslim women.
Jan 29, 2018 11:30 IST

President, PM hope for early Parliamentary approval of Triple Talaq bill

President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday exuded confidence that the law to ban instant triple talaq will soon become a law and the Muslim women can live a life free of fear and dignity.
Jan 29, 2018 12:23 IST

Padmaavat counter to mellow Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to set the tone for the budget session by asking the Opposition to rise above partisan politics but was bluntly reminded how the law was flouted with impunity over a film.
Our Special Correspondent Jan 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Malegaon case: SC seeks reply of Maharashtra govt, NIA on Purohit's plea

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Maharashtra government and the NIA on a plea of Malegaon blast accused Lt Col Shrikant Purohit challenging prosecution sanction for his trial under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Jan 29, 2018 12:56 IST

Open Letter II against hate

A group of retired bureaucrats have written a second open letter to the country's citizens, expressing concern at the continuing violence and discrimination against minorities and the "lackadaisical response of the law-enforcement machinery".
J.P. Yadav Jan 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Drawn into magnetic field, death in MRI room

A 32-year-old man carrying a liquid oxygen cylinder was killed in a central Mumbai hospital when he was yanked into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine and he inhaled the gas that leaked out of the container, his family and police said.
Our bureau and PTI Jan 29, 2018 00:00 IST

Pay test for rich MPs

Rahul Gandhi had requested the Prime Minister a few days ago to tell Davos why 1 per cent of Indians owned 73 per cent of the wealth generated in the country last year.
Our bureau Jan 29, 2018 00:00 IST

SC questions maintainability of Swamy's plea in Sunanda case

The Supreme Court on Monday asked Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014.
Jan 29, 2018 13:10 IST


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