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India  /  Published 10.11.18

Rajan too says demonetisation to blame

Raghuram Rajan believes that the demonetisation and a rushed implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) in June 2017 whipped up headwinds that eventually throttled India’s economic growth la...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.11.18

Rajan points to excessive centralisation of power in government

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has expressed concerns about the excessive centralisation of power in political decision-making in the country.“India can’t work from the centre. India works whe...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.19

A touch of kindness can change the world

Is human kindness milky, or is it somewhat stronger? Lady Macbeth might have lost her patience with the dithering ways of her husband and decided that human kindness was like milk sloshing around in h...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 12.05.20

Doubling time of Covid-19 cases now 12.2 days

Odisha govt modifies home isolation guidelinesThe Odisha government has modified the guidelines related to the treatment of Covid-19 patients, saying those having mild symptoms or are asymptomatic can...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Government misquotes ICMR study

An Indian health ministry official on Tuesday misrepresented an American biologist’s illustrative example of how social distancing can help curb the spread of Covid-19 as a study by the Indian Counc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 13.05.20

Online classes only in California

In the most sweeping sign yet of the long-term impact of the coronavirus on American higher education, California State University, the nation’s largest four-year public university system, said on T...
By Shawn Hubler in California

World  /  Published 03.03.19

Trump for college free speech

President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he planned to issue an executive order that would help guarantee free speech at colleges and universities by putting their federal aid at risk if they do n...
By Michael D. Shear/NYTNS in Maryland

Health  /  Published 19.11.19

Trim soda sales for trimmer waists

In recent years, hospitals and medical centres across the US have stopped selling sugar-sweetened beverages in an effort to reduce obesity and diabetes. Now a new study carried out at the University o...
By Anahad O’Connor/NYTNS in

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.19

A world of learning

In 1998, while teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, I befriended a scholar much older and far more learned than I. This was Padmanabh Jaini, a great authority on Buddhism and Jainism,...
By Ramachandra Guha in

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.18

Alumni son’s gift to IIT arts hub

An IIT Kharagpur alumnus’s son has contributed $73,500 — Rs 50 lakh at the present exchange rate — to the Centre for Classical Arts, an offbeat field in an institute known for its technical an...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur


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