Tag: Modi

NITI Aayog begins groundwork on identifying more PSUs for sale

NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog has begun the groundwork for selecting the next set of public sector enterprises for strategic sale and disinvestment. A preliminary meeting...

Higher NPAs hinder monetary policy transmission: RBI paper

MUMBAI: High incidence of non-performing assets (NPAs) in banks acts as a major roadblock in transmission of monetary policy actions of the Reserve Bank, a...

Narendra Modi’s farm reforms could help turn India into food-export powerhouse

By Atul Prakash and Pratik Parija Of all the controversial reforms Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sprung on the market, the recent laws to liberalize...

Whole country is being thrashed, no big deal if I got a little pushed: Rahul Gandhi on scuffle with UP Police | India News

PATIALA: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said when the whole country was being thrashed, it was not a big deal that he got pushed...

Bangladesh registers over 5 per cent growth under Hasina despite pandemic

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh notwithstanding the pandemic has logged an impressive growth rate of over 5 per cent this year under PM Sheikh Hasina and India...

Self-Reliant India Mission includes vision for global welfare: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Asserting that the world also takes a leap ahead when India prospers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the clarion call for an ‘Aatmanirbhar...

India working on plan to offer $50 million line of credit to Sri Lanka in defence

NEW DELHI: India is working on a plan to offer $50 million Line of Credit (LoC) to Sri Lanka in the defence sector –– the...

Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala terms new farms laws “progressive”

NEW DELHI: Haryana deputy chief minister and a key ally of the BJP, Dushyant Chautala, has termed the new farm legislations as “progressive” and has...

Mandate in a pandemic: NDA has many strengths. But Bihar can yet spring a surprise

The bugle has been sounded for India’s first assembly election in the Covid-19 era. Despite deciding who governs almost 125 million people in Bihar for...

India needs to copy China better if it wants to be the next manufacturing powerhouse

By Reuben Abraham If India only reforms when under pressure, then now should be a moment for big changes: Gross domestic product contracted nearly 24%...

Indian Oil is betting on plastics as it looks to diversify from a challenging fuel business

By Debjit Chakraborty India’s biggest oil refiner is betting on plastics as it seeks to diversify from an increasingly challenging fuels business. Indian Oil Corp....

End of loan holiday threatens pain, defaults for Indian business

By Vrishti Beniwal and P R Sanjai Small businesses in India, already struggling amid the pandemic, are now having to repay mounting debt after a...

Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session concludes

New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday evening, bringing the Monsoon Session of Parliament to an end eight days ahead of schedule...

View: Interest groups are raring to hijack the atmanirbharta debate. Real economists must speak up

Career economists, the garden variety kind, and those who position themselves as one, are in various camps as the ‘atmanirbhar’ story plays out. To many,...

Congress to launch agitations against Modi government’s new farm laws

NEW DELHI: The Congress will launch agitations in states against the contentious farm legislation that the Modi government has pushed through, and will try to...

View: Put depositors first. Relief to borrowers not at their cost

A government committee set up to consider the issue of interest waiver on loans that enjoyed a six-month moratorium because of Covid-19 may only provide...

Only three non-NDA parties backed farm bills in Rajya Sabha debate

NEW DELHI: The NDA parties, barring Shiromani Akali Dal, backed the government openly during the debate in Rajya Sabha on the two Farm Bills on...

Indian government’s version of Amazon.com helps it save $1 billion

By Vrishti Beniwal The Indian government’s move to shift a part of its $400 billion public procurement to an online market platform has already saved...

Putin, Modi hold telephone conversation; Russian President writes to PM on his birthday

New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a telephone conversation to discuss joint effort to counter the...

Indian economy | India GDP growth: ADB expects India’s economy to contract by 9% in FY2020-21, sees strong recovery in FY22

Asian Development Bank expects India’s economy to contract by 9% in FY2020-21 as against 4% forecast in June as the Covid-19 pandemic weighs heavily on...

Narendra Modi: View: Despite all problems, why is Modi still the most popular leader?

By Mihir Sharma India’s Covid-19 cases continue to climb, even as the economy tanks. China is pressing forward on the two countries’ disputed Himalayan border,...

View: The G23 question won’t go away, is Congress ready to introspect?

Less than a week after the Congress working committee squelched an incipient mutiny by 23 leaders, all dyed-in-the-wool Congressmen, things are taking a familiar turn....

Congress writes to Facebook CEO again over allegations of ‘bias’ in favour of BJP | India News

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the second time in a month, asking what steps were being taken...

Kamala Harris: View: Theatrics aside, Kamala Harris may turn out to be a key factor for evolving India-US ties

By Archana Chaudhary and Ganesh Nagarajan Placards lining the road into Kamala Harris’s ancestral family village in southern India display her photograph with the caption...

Congress: Congress leaders’ joint letter asks Sonia to ‘bring ex-Congress leaders on one platform’

New Delhi: Congress’ pro-change leaders, whose joint letter triggered a storm, had asked interim party president Sonia Gandhi in the letter to “bring all ex-Congress...