Tag: Sunday ET

While industrial oxygen has been diverted for medical use, problems in transportation and delivery remain

For three days, her pulse oximeter flashed oxygen saturation levels below 85%. Sharda Singh, 58, gasped for breath while her sons knocked on every door...

State polls: When elections come around, tea workers — nobody’s people — become everyone’s voters

This morning, when you pour your cup of first flush, remember it was handpicked by bonded labourers of North Bengal and Assam. Understandably then, the...

Pandemic has brought into focus the necessity of low-cost urban transport system

In her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a passing reference to two mass transport systems — MetroLite and MetroNeo. The FM said these...

Covid-19 second spike in India: Stick to pandemic-appropriate behaviour to curb the spread of disease, warn experts

Vaccine swag. That’s the light-hearted moniker Dr Anoop Amarnath, chairman of geriatric medicine at Manipal Hospitals in Bengaluru, has coined to refer to Covid patients...

State of the state polls: What is at stake in the forthcoming elections?

When West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee left the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on a wheel chair on March 12, her...

America’s $1.9 trillion rescue package could throw a spanner in RBI’s recovery plans

The government will soon give the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) its inflation target for five years beginning April 1. The RBI, which is an...

Why Mamata Banerjee’s decision to contest from Nandigram is steeped in political symbolism

In a country where sad, nondescript, and decrepit towns are strewn across the countryscape, the impending assembly elections in West Bengal proclaims Nandigram’s second tryst...

No democracy can guarantee investors that there will be zero protest: Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar says domestic and global investors do realise that protests and disruptions are part and parcel of our democracy, adding that...

Modi govt has been quietly following the idea of Aatmanirbharta for the past seven years

During the peak Covid period in May last year, Swedish automotive safety equipment supplier, Autoliv, was scouting for a land parcel of 50-60 acres to...

How domestic and foreign companies are upbeat about PLI scheme to make India a manufacturing powerhouse

Computers to lightbulbs, air conditioners to washing machines, phones to medicines, factories in India don’t make the whole product across several categories. What goes for...

We have not restricted anyone from procuring what is easily available: Ashutosh Sharma

Why did you decide to liberalise the mapping sector? To have the speed, accuracy and scale needed to meet the demands of surveying and mapping...

India should bring in legislation that mandates news media aggregators to share revenue with creators

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to discuss the world, the weather, the Quad alliance that includes the two...

Sitharaman has loosened the purse strings in Budget 2021: How will it fast-track India’s growth?

The coronavirus pandemic seems to be on the wane in India and vaccination is well underway. The glimmer of light that we are waiting for...

The big Budget push to ramp up domestic manufacturing and improve export competitiveness

The Economic Survey 2020-21 and the Union Budget 2021-22 are remarkably different from previous ones. While the survey provides the analytical backstop for the government’s...

Mission Bengal: How the use of social media is reaching a hitherto unseen feverish pitch

In November, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appointed the head of its information technology cell, Amit Malviya, as the coconvenor (seh prabhari) of the party...

How Deep Ocean Mission will further govt’s vision of ‘blue economy’

Sometime in the next three years, three people — likely a pilot and two scientists — will go 6,000 m deep into the ocean in...

“Use of force would have caused a lot of collateral damage”: Delhi Police chief SN Srivastava

Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava says the police knew protesting farmers may not stick to the agreed route. The police used restraint to avoid loss...

Why is Kerala still struggling with a high number of active cases?

On January 30, 2020, health monitors at the Kochi airport in Kerala detected India’s first novel coronavirus patient — a medical student returning from Wuhan,...

Assam polls: While BJP would like a three-cornered fight, Congress-led alliance is trying to rope in two parties

Jerenga Pathar is no ordinary farmland. Located on the outskirts of Sivasagar in Upper Assam, it symbolises heroic endurance of Assamese women. It was in...

budget 2021: Happy about jabs, worried about jobs: India’s mood ahead of Budget

Winter fog affords poor visibility. In this difficult to-read pandemic year, it’s a problem Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman must contend with as she prepares to...

Fifty years, not out: Glory at the Gabba can be traced to the coming of age of Indian cricket in 1971

What is Indian cricket’s coming-of-age moment? 1983 would be up there — colour television had just arrived in urban India; we saw Kapil Dev lift...

Super power: India finally emerges as the lords of Test cricket, the ultimate crucible of the game

India has been cricket’s economic super power since the days of Jagmohan Dalmiya. The IPL has amplified its commercial clout manifold. It is the sport’s...

Overcoming vaccine hesitancy — the key to a successful Covid-19 inoculation drive

Please do come. There is no queue, it won’t take long,” Akash Kumar Jha says persuasively, as he speaks on the phone to a doctor...

budget 2021: Government should provide income support & invest in public health: Jahangir Aziz

2020 was a cataclysmic year with a once-in-a-century pandemic crisis made worse by a deepening economic crisis. Governments and their policies played a crucial role...

budget 2021: Government should provide income support & invest in public health: Jahangir Aziz

2020 was a cataclysmic year with a once-in-a-century pandemic crisis made worse by a deepening economic crisis. Governments and their policies played a crucial role...