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COVID-19: Every life counts

The benefits of modern medicine have led people to demand more from the State, and to value every life.Even a modest death toll caused by an epidemic today is unacceptable, notes Dipankar Gupta.......

'Hello, good afternoon, Hindu Helpline'

A brainchild of Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia, many find its agenda divisive, say Dhruv Munjal and Hrishikesh Joshi In February, Bharat Pala, an ornament maker from Rajkot in......

HC orders CID probe against Tapas Pal for 'shoot and rape' comment

The Calcutta high court on Thursday ordered the lodging of an FIR and a Central Crime Investigation Department probe into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal’s alleged “shoot and......

HC extends stay on FIR in Tapas Pal case

A referee judge of the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday extended a stay on execution of an order of filing FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his alleged insensitive comments against......

Split verdict in Tapas Pal 'shoot and rape' remark case

A Calcutta High Court bench on Wednesday gave a split verdict on the appeals against a single bench order directing filing of FIR and a CID probe into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'shoot and......

RBI sets up panel to speed up financial inclusion

Amid slow progress in bringing the entire population under banking network, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday announced setting up of a high level committee to 'spearhead' efforts to ensure......

Consumer India in the third decade

The third decade after liberalisation is likely to see aggregate consumption expenditure doubling - this could be more - but it will also see new, never-before market structures and consumer......

VCs keen on seed fund to Indian start-ups

In what can be seen as an expression of growing confidence, venture capital (VC) funds are now coming forward to support and fund Indian start-ups even at the stage of ideation. So far, VCs used to......

How to provide for parents, kids and still save

Naval architect Jayanta Roy, 44, lives with his family in their Kolkata home. There's wife Rupa, 39, son Deepro, 10, and parents, Kalyan Kumar, 65, and Kana, 65. In October 2007, Kalyan had to be......

Without quota, every caste would be a forward cast

To rule India -- with her huge size and population -- the British hit upon a simple yet brilliant idea: divide and rule, with the State playing the crucial role of an arbitrator between various......

Box Office: Poor opening for Naam Shabana, Poorna

The hits and misses of the week. Moviegoers were treated to two films last week, Naam Shabana and Poorna. Where Naam Shabana -- a prequel to Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby -- got......

Box Office: Phillauri, Anarkali Of Arrah fare poorly

The hits and misses of the week. Last week's releases Phillauri and Anarkali of Arrah saw strong women-oriented stories at the marquee but failed to draw in collections. Unlike Phillauri, Anarkali......

Box Office: Machine, Trapped, Aa Gaya Hero fail

The hits and misses of the week. Machine and Aa Gaya Hero received bad reviews and saw poor box office collections. Trapped, on the other hand, received really good reviews but still could not......

Indian shuttlers face stiff task

Glimpses of brilliance in the run-up to the Athens Olympics notwithstanding, the Indian badminton contingent will have to come up with something extraordinary if it intends to do any better than......

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