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Farmers' Bharat Bandh hits rail, road traffic at several places

Several trains were cancelled, highways and key roads blocked and many thousands stranded for hours on Monday as a nationwide 10-hour shutdown against the Centre's three agri laws disrupted lives......

Only mutual understating with govt can end farmers' protest: Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday said the ongoing protest against the three central agriculture laws will end only with a mutual understanding with the government and not......

Sonowal, Sushmita Dev elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Union ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and L Murugan were on Monday elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Assam and Madhya Pradesh respectively.   IMAGE: Union Minster of Ports, Shipping and......

Punjab cabinet passes resolution supporting farmers

The Punjab Cabinet on Monday passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the farmers, who are protesting against the central farm laws, and their demands.   IMAGE: Farmers protest outside......

How farmers' Bharat Bandh impacted various states

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a forum comprising 40 farmer unions, called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday against the Centre's three agriculture laws. Here is its impact across the country:  ......

Govt to borrow Rs 5.03 lakh cr in H2 FY'22 to fund revenue gap

The government will borrow Rs 5.03 lakh crore in the second half of the current fiscal to fund the revenue gap for reviving the pandemic-hit economy, the finance ministry said on Monday.......

Panels set up to review GST exempt list, rate merger

The finance ministry has set up two committees of state finance ministers which would rework rate slabs, review GST exempt items and identify potential evasion sources. Four years after the roll......

Employment in 9 sectors at 3.08 cr in April-June

Employment in nine selected sectors, including construction, manufacturing and IT/BPO, was at 3.08 crore in the April-June quarter of 2021-22, reflecting a growth of 29 per cent compared to 2.37......

5G Spectrum Auction Unlikely Before 2023

'We are targeting the 5G tender around January-March 2023.'Megha Manchanda/Business Standard reports. *Photograph: Kind courtesy ADMC/Pixabay   Indians may have to wait a little longer to......

India needs 4-5 'SBI size' banks: Sitharaman

India needs 4-5 "SBI size" banks to meet the growing needs of the economy and industry, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday. Addressing the 74th Annual General Meeting of the Indian......

England players had no role in Pakistan pullout decision

IMAGE: The England teams were each scheduled to play two Twenty20 international matches but pulled out at the last moment. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images England cricketers had no......

HC seeks Centre's stand on plea by Manika Batra against TTFI

IMAGE: Olympian Manika Batra was omitted from India’s squad for the Asian TT Championships as she did not attend the mandatory per-tournament preparation camp. Photograph: Jono......
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