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In battle against COVID-19, India faces new challenges

The pandemic is set to become even more challenging, with migrant workers returning home, relaxations in lockdown rules, and the approaching monsoon. However, states are looking at community......

States rope in pvt hospitals to fight coronavirus

In the past one week alone, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Andhra Pradesh have issued orders to take over private hospitals in some districts.  Sohini Das, Vinay Umarji and......

2,500 cops deployed in Thoothukudi for Sterlite firing anniversary

To mark the first anniversary of the Sterlite firing anniversary -- 13 people died and several were injured when the Tamil Nadu police fired on a large crowd protesting the plant -- various......

'We won't have Onam this year'

Flood in the rice bowl: Keralites who lost everything stare at uncertainty. Gireesh Babu reports from Kuttanad. IMAGE: An aerial view of flooded areas in Kerala. With large parts of the state......

'Kerala may have suffered losses of around Rs 20,000 crore'

‘Last year we had drought and this year flood. How prepared are we to face that?’ IMAGE: A man cleans up his house after flood waters subsided in Chengannur district of Kerala.......

Coronavirus: People catch 'hoarding bug' on lockdown fears

These stores have reduced their restocking duration to meet the surge in demand - largely comprising wheat flour, rice, sugar, edible oils, pulses, and vegetables like onion and potatoes.......

Shocking! Traders, MSMEs cut 3.5 million jobs

Demonetisation and GST are the main reasons for the job losses.T E Narasimhan and Gireesh Babu report. Photograph: Babu/Reuters Traders as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) cut......

Did NDA govt help Vedanta's Tuticorin factory?

The environment ministry till May 2014 (still under UPA) ordered that cases like Vedanta’s expansion plans need to consult people.  But in December 2014, the NDA government reversed this......

'Bankruptcy Code killing banks, helping Mallya'

'The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code is neither beneficial to banks nor helpful for the borrower.''Genuine people who are caught in economic stagnation will lose everything and thousands will lose......

Serving small entrepreneurs: A 5-star business idea

Five Star Business Finance is in the business of providing loans to MSME entrepreneurs. Gireesh Babu finds out more about the company that plans to grow to 3,000 crore by 2020.......

Why Rajinikanth movie may not release this month

About 30 Tamil films slated for a March release are already delayed.Gireesh Babu reports. IMAGE: Kaala is produced by Rajinikanth's son-in-law actor Dhanush and directed by Pa Ranjith. Those......

Rajinikanth: Chennai Express

Away from his larger-than-life screen persona, Rajinikanth is grounded in reality.T E Narasimhan and Gireesh Babu decode the superstar. The clamour is reaching a crescendo. Brands are rushing in......

Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam to miss release date

Kamal Haasan's much-awaited film Vishwaroopam will not hit the screens, both Direct-To-Home (DTH) and theatres, as scheduled. The original plan was to release the movie in DTH platform on January......

Ashwin: On his way to becoming the greatest

What makes Ravichandran Ashwin the world's premier Test spinner?Dhruv Munjal, T E Narasimhan and Gireesh Babu find out. IMAGE: Another wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin, this time it is his former......

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