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8 days on, Parliament stuck on demonetisation
It’s been eight days since the opposition parties have stalled Parliament over the demonetisation issue. Functioning of both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha was disrupted, leading to their......
Why Trump is likely to embrace India
'Trump's agenda is identical and India can rely on him to fight terrorism in all its forms, including Pakistan-sponsored outfits.'Ambassador T P Sreenivasan on America's new president. ......
The myth of the Magna Carta
The Magna Carta was not quite a grand demand for equality, freedoms and rule of law but just a narrow demand for restricting the ruler’s powers to ring fence the interests of the elite. But......
We are made for this moment; we'll seize it: Obama
Barack H Obama was on Monday sworn-in as President of the United States for a second term. Here's the transcript of the speech he gave at Capitol Hill shortly after the swearing-in ceremony "Each......
President Obama's challenges in AfKak
In Barbarians at the gate, are we ready, Colonel Athale had spoken about the threat to India from the growing Talibanisation of Pakistan. In this sequel he looks at the options before the US in......
Save tax with Fidelity
SummaryTypeOpen-ended tax-savingBenchmarkBSE 200Min. InvestmentRs 5,000 FaceValueRs 10 Entry Load2.25%*Exit LoadNILIssue OpensJanuary 5, 2006Issue ClosesJanuary 31, 2006*On lump sum investments......
Death knell for home-grown India-dedicated funds
A new CBDT directive actively makes India-dedicated funds comparatively unattractive for institutional investors. It makes no sense, says Akash Prakash. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. I......
Marc Rich, 'King of Oil', dies at 78
Billionaire Marc Rich, who invented oil trading and was pardoned by President Bill Clinton over tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran, died on Wednesday in Switzerland aged......
Why India needs politicians like Margaret Thatcher
We need politicians like Margaret Thatcher, who can articulate economic solutions for the country rather than concentrating on politics alone. Margaret Thatcher lent herself easily to hatred and......
Sanjiv Goenka enters IT with Firstsource buy
Sanjiv Goenka-led CESC, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SpenLiq, is set to acquire 49.5 per cent stake in India's fifth-largest business process outsourcing firm, Firstsource Solutions. The......
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