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Opinion  /  Published 06.04.22

Double trouble: MGNREGA wages

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act provides for the biggest welfare spending scheme by the Government of India. A pre-announced wage rate is paid under the scheme for labour pe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.22

Letters to the Editor: The mirage of yellow taxis in Calcutta

Cancelled ride Sir — Whether it is a film on Calcutta or a photograph of the city, one will be hard-pressed not to find a yellow taxi cruising down Howrah Bridge or speeding past Princep Ghat. ...
By The Telegraph

Business  /  Published 26.01.22

Contingency fund tweak

The government has tweaked the spending norms for the Contingency Fund of India, allowing 40 per cent of the total corpus to be placed at the disposal of the expenditure secretary. The government had...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.22

Patchy network

The threat of a duopoly in the telecom sector has been warded off for now. Earlier this week, Vodafone Idea grabbed the lifeline that the Narendra Modi government tossed to a floundering industry in S...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 05.01.22

Airtel drops corp rejig plan

Telecom giant Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it was withdrawing its restructuring plans announced in April last year. The government’s telecom reforms have resulted in a strong balance sheet, an...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 07.12.21

Those with fangs

The Hindutva-dominated ecosystem has validated vigilante groups, which, in turn, threaten the livelihood and freedom of expression of artists, comedians, and activists. The Bajrang Dal recently threat...
By Natasa Aziz

Business  /  Published 08.10.21

States get Rs 40,000-cr GST dues

The finance ministry on Thursday released Rs 40,000 crore to states and Union territories to compensate them for the shortfall in GST revenues, taking the total amount released as loan so far this fis...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.10.21

Countdown to AI selloff

The race to acquire Air India has entered the final stage with the government likely to announce the winning bid on Friday. The indications are that Tata Sons has outbid its competitor, a consortium ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.09.21

Govt sets H2 borrowing

The government will borrow Rs 5.03 lakh crore in the second half of the current fiscal to fund the revenue gap for reviving the pandemic-hit economy, the finance ministry said on Monday. During the f...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.09.21

PM with govt, CARES not so

The Prime Minister’s Office has told Delhi High Court that the PM CARES Fund is not a Government of India fund but a charitable trust whose collections do not go to the Consolidated Fund of Indi...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi


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