India  /  Published 24.10.20

No imported goods at military canteens

The government has ordered its 4,000 military shops to stop buying imported goods, according to a document reviewed by Reuters, a move that could send an unwelcome signal to foreign liquor firms such ...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 21.10.20

Jharia RSP College shift sparks protests

RSP College Jharia, founded in 1951, is one of oldest degree colleges  and was housed in the palatial building at Bhagatdih, provided by former king of Jharia state Raja Shiv Prasad Singh. The c...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.20

The stakes are high: Covid-19 crisis as opportunity

Crises represent danger, inflict losses that can be universal and yet disparate, and involve expenditures. They divert attention from other issues and priorities, often uncovering new or neglected iss...
By Renu Kohli in

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.10.20

Migrant workers help clean up ponds

Dhanbad Municipal Corporation is busy cleaning ponds, at least 90 of which are spread across 55 wards of five circles of the city, engaging migrant labourers in many of the water bodies. Among the po...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Business  /  Published 18.10.20

BPCL stake sale clock ticking

The Centre is unwilling to extend the deadline for the submission of expressions of interest for state-owned refiner BPCL as the Modi-government  struggles to meet its selloff target for the fisc...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.10.20

Jharkhand refuses loans

Jharkhand has rejected the Centre’s proposal to take a loan to make up for its GST revenue shortfall, chief minister Hemant Soren told reporters after a meeting of the state cabinet in Ranchi la...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Business  /  Published 16.10.20

SBI notice to McNally

The clock has started ticking for the troubled EPC contractor McNally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd. The State Bank of India has issued a notice to the company invoking the SARFAESI Act, which is use...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.20

Dodgy tactics: New 'stimulus' package

Indians have re-discovered the virtues of thrift in a Covid-battered economy. Household savings have started to rise as consumers have cut back on discretionary spending over the past six months. The ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.10.20

Uneven keel: India's healthcare spending

Being unprepared to tackle a health crisis could be akin to losing half the battle. This certainly seems to be true in the case of India. An Oxfam report has found that India spent just 4 per cent of ...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Plea for ‘permanent’ London flight

The state government will request the Centre to make the direct Calcutta-London flight “permanent”, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. “The Calcutta-London flight has j...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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