Indian Government
Opinion  /  Published 06.07.22

Hollow voice

This may be apocryphal, but has a rich ring of credibility given the cast of characters involved. The story goes that Giani Zail Singh, as president of India, would walk down to the South Court of Ras...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.22

Difficult path: Recent ban on plastic

The ban on single-use plastic, which was notified in August 2021 by the Union ministry of environment, forests and climate change, has now come into force. Plastic cutlery items, sweet boxes, invitati...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 04.07.22

GST rate tweaks to push up inflation

“The GST Council has decided to include pre-packed and pre-labelled foodgrain and other items under the GST tax slab of 5 per cent which will make small manufacturers and traders uncompetitive i...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 03.07.22

India-EU trade talks in September

India and the European Union will resume their second round of discussion for a comprehensive free trade agreement in September in Brussels. Commerce ministry officials said the first round of talks, ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 02.07.22

India's farm subsidies harmful: US

A dozen US lawmakers have written a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to file a formal request for consultations with India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over its "dangerous trade...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Washington


Opinion  /  Published 02.07.22

The entrance of men in the kitchen

Survival skill Sir — For hundreds of years, the kitchen was demarcated as the exclusive domain of women. The idea of men cooking or helping out in the kitchen — especially those from cer...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.22

Two faces: India's political stance

Double-facedness is not supposed to be a virtue. But the line between virtue and vice no longer holds in New India whose elected political regime thrives on presenting ‘two faces’ to the n...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.22

Hunger pangs: Demon of malnutrition

The Unicef has brought to focus an old problem that has taken calamitous proportions in recent times — malnutrition. It has estimated that almost eight million children under the age of five are...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.22

Drum roll: The future of Agniveers

Cheerleaders may croon even when there is not much to cheer about. Consider the case of the trumpeting of the controversial Agnipath scheme by several leading lights of Indian industry. They are of th...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 28.06.22

Scientist defends India bottom slot

A senior researcher of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, which prepared the global Environmental Performance Index 2022 report that put India at the bottom of the 180 countries assesse...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta


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