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Economic Slowdown
Business  /  Published 01.08.21

China’s economy slows down

China’s factory activity expanded in July at the slowest pace in 17 months as higher raw material costs, equipment maintenance and extreme weather conditions weighed on business activity, adding...
By Reuters in Beijing

Business  /  Published 13.05.21

Enfield halts production

Maruti Suzuki India and Tata Motors have extended free service and warranty period up to June 30, 2021. For Maruti the extension is for warranty and service contracts expiring between March 15 and Ma...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 06.05.21

Covid-19: Births decline by 8% in US

The birthrate declined for the sixth straight year in 2020, the federal government reported on Wednesday, early evidence that the coronavirus pandemic accelerated a trend among American women of delay...
By Sabrina Tavernise in New York

India  /  Published 19.03.21

Covid hits India’s middle class harder than China

The human cost of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of lost livelihoods keeps rising. But India experienced the biggest fall in its middle class and a much sharper increase in poverty than neighbouring C...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 01.12.20

Right turn

Sakshi Thakker, 27, had been working as a web-content developer for over four years but she had always dreamt of being a scriptwriter. The pandemic-induced lockdown was just the push she needed. &ldqu...
By Neha Singh

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Business  /  Published 28.10.20

Sitharaman sees signs of revival

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said there were visible signs of revival in the economy but growth may contract or be near zero in the current fiscal. She said the economy saw a contra...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.10.20

Renewed calls for economic fiscal stimulus

The economy needs continued fiscal stimulus to get back on a growth path, says Pronab Sen, chairman of the standing committee on statistics and programme implementation. Without stimulus the growth r...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.09.20

IIM: drop in applicants

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By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

Covid-hit economy tightens trafficking noose

The cash crunch, resulting from a Covid-induced economic slump, is getting starker. And so is the vulnerability of daughters. Over 70 child marriages have been averted in two districts of Bengal sinc...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 10.09.20

Stimulus demand from industry

India’s travel and tourism industry and the entire value chain is likely to lose around Rs 5 lakh crore, or $65.57 billion, because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hotel occupancy is likely to be at ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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