India  /  Published 04.10.18

Congress to seek legal opinion on Sabarimala

The Congress has asked one of its leaders to find a way to challenge the Supreme Court’s recent verdict that allowed women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple as the party sought to tap the p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 18.04.20

Provisioning blow for banks

The RBI directive asking banks to set aside 10 per cent as provisions for accounts taking the three month moratorium could impact the banking sector’s profitability as provisions would jump by at le...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.19

Interest rate cuts do not always work

The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee has reduced the repo rate by 35 basis points down to 5.4 per cent. This is the RBI’s fourth straight reduction of the repo rate. According to ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.04.20

DCGI permits clinical trial of convalescent plasma

The central drug regulator has given its go-ahead to a proposal by the Indian Council of Medical Research for the clinical trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 patients, as per the protocol develo...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.10.18

IL&FS bailout could be expensive for some

Board meetThe newly constituted board of crisis-ridden IL&FS is likely to hold its maiden meeting on Thursday to thrash out a turnaround plan, according to government sources.The finance ministry ...
By Agencies


Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

The death penalty delayed

As long as capital punishment exists, the administrative system should not appear either to hesitate or to lose interest once the prisoners have been placed on death row. Neither humanity nor the righ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.08.19

Largest helmet firm eyes Kashmir

Asia’s largest helmet manufacturer, Steelbird Hi-Tech India, on Tuesday offered to set up a manufacturing plant in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the Centre scrapped the provision that granted the s...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.04.20

Markets bounce back

The BSE Sensex soared over 986 points on Friday after the RBI’s second batch of stimulus measures lifted sentiment amid the coronavirus gloom. After starting over 1116 points higher, the 30-share B...
By TT Bureau in Mumbai

India  /  Published 06.08.19

Kannadiga tweak in push for reservation

The Karnataka labour department is busy fine-tuning the definition of “Kannadiga” as part of plans to reserve 100 per cent jobs for local people in certain categories, including in the private sec...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 03.10.18

The Supreme Court as the ultimate arbiter

It is difficult to think of another period in the life of independent India when the course of the public discourse has been so decisively shaped by judicial verdicts. The rush of Supreme Court judgme...
By Swapan Dasgupta


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