India  /  Published 02.11.18

Call session on farmers: Cong

The Congress has called for a special session of Parliament to discuss problems faced by farmers.Kisan Khet-Mazdoor Congress chief Nana Patole wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speak...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 02.11.18

Lanka MP ‘offered cash to defect’

A Sri Lankan legislator on Friday said he had been offered $2.8 million and a ministerial post by a telephone caller from the opposite camp to switch his support to new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaks...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 02.11.18

Sirisena party denies Parliament meet on Monday

Sri Lanka’s suspended parliament will not be convened before November 16, President Maithripala Sirisena’s party said on Thursday, hours after officials at Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s off...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.19

Sometimes, the threat to democracy is from within

Doggedness can be admirable. But persistence can also cut both ways. Having ruffled feathers with his views on Hindi being a unifier in a nation that is known for its richness and diversity in languag...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.05.20

Legislation can protect wages

It’s one of the Covid-19 lockdown’s most tragic side-effects: employers forced to suspend business operations, leaving them without the cashflow to pay their employees. And often, the workers not ...
By Kabeer Shrivastava in New Delhi


North East  /  Published 25.10.18

Clamour for Sonowal to clarify stand

The 46 organisations, which called a 12-hour Assam bandh on Tuesday to protest against the Centre’s move to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in the winter session of Parliament, on Thurs...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 03.09.19

Plea to PM Narendra Modi for Gandhi session

Rajya Sabha member Manoj Jha has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to convene a special session of Parliament on October 2 to honour the memory and legacy of Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anni...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.19

How productive is the Lok Sabha, really?

During the budget session, which lasted from June 17 to August 7, the Lok Sabha recorded a productivity of 137 per cent. The session was considered to be the most productive in the last 20 years. Acc...
By Prakhar Singh

India  /  Published 05.07.19

Narendra Modi’s asking rate: 8% economic growth

The Indian economy has been projected to grow at 7 per cent in the current financial year, slightly faster than the 6.8 per cent growth in 2018-19 which was the slowest in the past five years.But it n...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.07.19

Clogged courts a concern

The Economic Survey on Thursday suggested reducing the number of holidays of courts and appointing more judges to enhance productivity in the judicial system, stating that delays in contract enforceme...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi


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