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Opinion  /  Published 27.07.20

First Choice: 'English' education

The writing on the wall is clear — and so is the language it is in. The National Statistical Office’s latest all-India survey has shown that the preference for English as a medium of instr...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 12.05.20

March agony for firms

Industrial output contracted tanked 16.7 per cent in March, a month marked by the nationwide lockdown in the last week. Manufacturing slumped 20.6 per cent in the month, but worse still was capital ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Online courses keep out many

The University Grants Commission has approved a proposal to allow nearly 200 universities to offer online courses at a time Kashmir has had no access to the high-speed 4G network for almost a year and...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.03.20

Fundamental hygiene rituals not practised all

In the midst of a pandemic of unprecedented proportions, the absence of basic measures required to combat the disease can only worsen the situation. There is thus great cause for worry for policymaker...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 02.03.20

Warning on debt default

There is more bad news as the economy grapples with a prolonged slowdown: close to Rs 10.52 lakh crore of the corporate debt is at the risk of default over the next three years, says a report. The GDP...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 25.02.20

Indian economic growth likely to be below 5%: Poll

Indian economic growth likely accelerated a touch in the October-December period after its weakest expansion in over six years in the previous quarter, a Reuters poll showed, with a small rebound in r...
By Reuters in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 21.02.20

NCAER sets growth at 4.9% this fiscal

Think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) on Friday pegged the economic growth for the current fiscal at 4.9 per cent, a tad down from 5 per cent estimated by the National Stati...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.02.20

Double jolt to green shoots

Retail inflation soared in January to 7.59 per cent — the highest level since May 2014 — while factory output shrank by 0.3 per cent in December, darkening growth prospects in an economy that is l...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Election-year growth wart

The first revised estimates of the national income in 2018-19 show that the real GDP growth a year ago had crumbled to 6.1 per cent, piling more misery on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman who will ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.01.20

Data mismatch on education spending

The Economic Survey for 2019-20 contains an unexplained oddity relating to education expenditure in 2015-16, perplexing statisticians and economists, while painting a rosy picture of increased spendin...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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