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Clean Ganga project has a long way to go
'There will always be hiccups given that the Namami Gange programme is spread over different sectors and involves several agencies.' IMAGE: The Ganges in Varanasi. Photograph: Kind courtesy......
China listening, Jaishankar brings up territorial integrity at BRICS online meet
In a major move, influential five-nation grouping BRICS on Tuesday supported a proposal by India and South Africa to temporarily waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines as it held extensive......
Wanted! A National Security Strategy
India's national security strategy needs to be revised periodically since the global and regional geopolitical situation is dynamic, points out Commodore Venugopal Menon (retd). IMAGE: Indian and......
PM announces Rs 1,000 cr for cyclone relief in Odisha, Bengal, Jharkhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand which were battered by Cyclone Yaas and said that a team of Union......
Mamata arrives late for meet with PM, seeks Rs 20k cr cyclone package
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday submitted a report to Prime Minister Naredra Modi on the damages caused by cyclone 'Yaas' in the state, and sought a Rs 20,000-crore......
Retail sales sink 79% in May over pre-COVID levels
In terms of retail categories, beauty, wellness and personal care saw the steepest decline at 87 per cent, followed by footwear with a dip of 86 per cent last month as against May 2019. IMAGE: A......
RBI opens Rs 15,000 cr liquidity window for hotels, aviation, tourism
In a bid to support revival of sectors hit most by the Covid-19 pandemic, Reserve Bank of India on Friday decided to open a separate liquidity window of Rs 15,000 crore for certain......
Economist Kalpana Kochhar to retire from IMF in July
Indian economist Kalpana Kochhar, who heads the Human Resources Department of the International Monetary Fund, is leaving the organisation to join the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IMF......
India may have LOST 10-12% of GDP growth FOREVER
India's likely medium-term potential growth will almost certainly be markedly lower than that experienced in pre-pandemic years, predicts Shankar Acharya, former chief economic adviser to the......
'Returns from stocks in next 1 year will be disappointing'
'If one believes that the Indian stock market will go up 70 per cent every year for the next 10 years, I wish you good luck!' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Most equity markets across......
'No one is interested in you unless...'
...'You create your own success.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Pratik Gandhi/Instagram It's an exciting time to be Pratik Gandhi. The actor who played Harshad Mehta in Hansal Mehta's Scam 1992 is......
Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympic Games
IMAGE: International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. Photograph: Greg Martin/Reuters The Australian city of Brisbane moved closer to landing the 2032 Olympics on Thursday after......
Former Barca prez arrested after police raid club offices
IMAGE: Former Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was arrested on Monday after Catalan police officers searched......
Football: 'Aguero out for up to 10 days due to quarantine'
IMAGE: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has played nine games in all competitions this season after missing the start of the campaign following knee surgery. Photograph: Jason......
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