Business  /  Published 30.06.20

Fiscal deficit widens to Rs 4.66 lakh crore

Contracting for the third month in a row, the output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 23.4 per cent in May because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, official data said.  The ...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.06.20

‘Moneylender? Govt worse, giving from others’ kitty’

The impact of the coronavirus on the economy is best captured in the faces and figures of the penniless and exhausted stragglers walking hundreds of miles to reach their homes. Ratan Khasnabis, profes...
By Subhoranjan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 07.06.20

Kotak too for cash transfer

Industry has added its voice to the chorus advocating cash transfers to the people, saying the time to do so is approaching with the country beginning to emerge from the lockdown.“Once the economy s...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.06.20

The mantra: Don’t talk to Rahul

The mantra to avoid non-ease of business in India: “Mat karna (don’t do it)”. Don’t speak to Rahul Gandhi. India’s worst-kept secret has been placed in the public domain during a video conv...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.06.20

Lockdown flattened GDP curve instead of Covid's: Rajiv Bajaj

India implemented a 'draconian' lockdown that was porous and has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve instead of that of the novel coronavirus infections, industrialist Rajiv B...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.20

An infantile drive

Millennia before our time, the word used for the numeral, one, was ‘oynos’. It continued to be in use for nearly three millennia in the Indo-European language till in Old Latin it first became ‘...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.20

Deepening chasm

Most people in the world are not patriots. They are born in a country, and build their lives and livelihoods as best as they can in it. They take their country for granted; they have more urgent issue...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Business  /  Published 01.06.20

Moody's cuts India credit rating

The move’s been been on the cards for a while but on Monday global ratings agency Moody's Investors Service made it official -- downgrading coronavirus-hit India's sovereign credit rating to just a ...
By in

Business  /  Published 01.06.20

Lockdown extension to have deep impact on economy: Report

 The extension of the lockdown by the government will have a deep impact on the economic activity, a foreign brokerage said, sharply cutting India's GDP forecast for this financial year to a cont...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.05.20

Growth report frowns on data logic

A day after India reported its lowest economic growth in 40 quarters, a research report has questioned the overall data quality and volatility in the new series provided by the Central Statistics Offi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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