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Billionaires
Business  /  Published 27.04.22

Adani looks set to overtake Gates

Gautam Adani is continuing his seeming unstoppable climb up the global wealth charts and now looks about to overtake Microsoft’s Bill Gates who dominated the rich lists for most of the last 30 y...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.04.22

Adani 6th richest in world

Is ports-to-power billionaire Gautam Adani on the way to becoming the world’s richest man? The answer is that he’s still way behind Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the world’s two wealthie...
By Paran Balakrishnan

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.22

Two in one: India of today

A worrying shadow has fallen between the Idea of India and the India of today. This was the gist of the spirited criticism by Rahul Gandhi who alleged, in the course of a debate on the motion of thank...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

Instrument of progress: wealth tax

There has been a renewed debate on the wealth tax in a number of countries. The debate has been ignited by the growing inequality and excessive expenditure incurred by the State due to the economic cr...
By Gunjan Shrivastav

India  /  Published 18.01.22

Cong cites inequality report to blame Modi

Referring to the Oxfam Inequality Report and without mentioning names, Rahul tweeted in Hindi that the Prime Minister was making his friends wealthier while weakening the masses with taxes and unemplo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 18.01.22

Fortunes of the rich double

Indian billionaires saw their combined fortunes more than double during the Covid-19 pandemic, and their count shot up by 39 per cent to 142, while the wealth of the 10 richest is enough to fund schoo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.12.21

Conman dupes ex-Ranbaxy owner's wife

While a former billionaire is in jail, his wife spends hours on the phone discussing payments to obtain bail for him. She seems to believe that she is talking to senior government officials, including...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

World  /  Published 11.07.21

Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

The space plane then detached from the mother ship at an altitude of about 8 1/2 miles (13 kilometers) and fired its engine, reaching the edge of space at about 53 miles (88 kilometers) up. After a fe...
By Susan Montoya Bryan, Marcia Dunn

Business  /  Published 07.04.21

Ambani Asia’s richest person: Forbes

India has the third highest number of billionaires in the world after the US and China, according to a new list by the prestigious Forbes magazine, which said Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Amban...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New York

Business  /  Published 03.03.21

Billionaire numbers shoot up

The report compiles individual or family wealth in the year to January 15. It can be noted that the Indian economy is set to contract over 7 per cent because of the impact of the pandemic, which had a...
By Our Bureau in Mumbai


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