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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘surgical strike’ on

Demonetisation a litmus test for BJP: One year on, can Modi hold his sway on the electorate?

Business | Nov 08, 2017, 11:10 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘surgical strike’ on black money has failed to dent his popularity among masses despite the hardships people faced. As the opposition’s attacks against demonetisation gain momentum, can the BJP hold on?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley termed demonetisation as a

‘Anti-Black Money Day’ or ‘Black Day’: Did India gain from demonetisation in last one year? Here’s what data suggests

Business | Nov 07, 2017, 11:10 PM IST

Amid a spate of claims and counter claims by the government and the opposition, we try to make sense of the true impact of demonetisation one year since PM Modi's November 8 announcement.

The Narendra Modi government has been critical of rating

World Bank ranking shows Modi’s India means business: Will rating agencies like Fitch, Moody’s budge?

Business | Nov 02, 2017, 10:27 PM IST

India’s 30-place leap in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2018’ rankings affirm India’s growth story as well as the Centre’s reforms agenda.

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SC order criminalising sex with minor wife a game-changer, key lies in implementation of laws

India | Oct 13, 2017, 01:50 PM IST

The judgment brings the focus on this crucial shortcoming in our society that has been accentuated both by societal mindsets as well as State apathy.

Supreme Court of India

EXCLUSIVE | 'Sex with minor wife is RAPE': How NGO 'Independent Thought' began the battle

India | Oct 15, 2017, 05:38 PM IST

‘It’s a social reality’ is what kept coming in arguments, but this by no means justifies the deprivation and violation of rights of girls, which is otherwise agreed internationally as well as constitutionally and under various other statutes.

India diversifying its oil portfolio will be beneficial in

PM Modi's oil diplomacy: India's move to import crude from US significant, may ignite price war

Business | Oct 03, 2017, 05:00 PM IST

The arrival of the first shipment of crude oil from US signals India's shift from dependence on supplying nations like Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Finance

Petrol, Diesel under GST: In politics vs economics, govt walking a tight rope

Business | Sep 27, 2017, 03:54 PM IST

Bringing petroleum products under GST may lead to petrol and diesel prices falling by as much as Rs 31 in Delhi.

Petrol prices have risen sharply since the introduction of

Maths of rising petrol, diesel prices: Blame taxes, not crude oil for steep hike in fuel cost

Sep 18, 2017, 07:11 PM IST

While crude oil remains cheaper, steep taxes levied by central and state governments have resulted in petrol and diesel prices going back to 2014-levels

As on Sept 12, petrol cost Rs 70.38 per litre in the

Petrol prices up Rs 7 after dynamic pricing: What explains this massive increase in just over two months?

Sep 18, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

There has been a sharp increase in petrol prices in Delhi in two months since the government introduced dynamic pricing on June 16

Piyush Goyal was appointed Railways Minister replacing

Three incidents reported in a day: It’s been a rough start for Railways Minister Piyush Goyal​

India | Sep 07, 2017, 04:22 PM IST

Seen as an efficient administrator, new Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will have to shoulder the task of putting an end to the spate of accidents that have shaken people's confidence in the Asia's largest transporter

Thick security blanket covered regions in Haryana and

Ram Rahim jailed: From conviction to sentencing, here is what transpired in five days

India | Aug 29, 2017, 05:51 PM IST

The events that transpired in the past week – from the build-up to Ram Rahim’s conviction and his subsequent sentencing – saw riots, killings, prohibitory orders and curfew-like situation in many states that threw normal life out of gear

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar during the

BJP offers support to Nitish, Bihar heads for govt under JDU-BJP alliance

Politics | Jul 26, 2017, 09:35 PM IST

The BJP has offered unconditional support for Nitish Kumar, paving way for his return as Chief Minister under the banner of the NDA

An experienced biker, Jagruti Viraj Hogale died trying to

Maharashtra police book Mumbai biker, who died trying to avoid pothole, for negligent driving

India | Jul 24, 2017, 07:15 PM IST

Maharashtra police have identified the biker as the accused in the accident and booked her under relevant sections of the IPC and Motor Vehicles Act

The Gujarat HC turned down a plea by Essar Steel

Essar Steel verdict a win for RBI, but fight against bad loans far from over

Jul 19, 2017, 07:43 PM IST

The Gujarat High Court may have settled the Essar Steel's objections to its inclusion for immediate bankruptcy proceedings, but its observations suggest that the RBI's battle against NPAs may not be free from legal challenge

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will face what will probably be

IPS Roopa’s case not solitary: 7 times public servants were hounded under Siddaramaiah govt

India | Jul 18, 2017, 08:23 PM IST

The Siddaramaiah government has a history of mishandling every incident regarding the alleged persecution of honest and upright public servants. Here are seven cases that happened under his watch

D Roopa who laid bare the corrupt dealings in B'luru jail

Whistleblower DIG Roopa shunted: Transfer of officials and prisoners will derail probe into shady dealings

India | Jul 17, 2017, 08:04 PM IST

In attacking IPS Roopa, the Karnataka government has laid bare its fear of honest and upright officers who speak up against abuse of power. More importantly, it shows just how deficient the system is in protecting them

Over 300 people have been booked for violence and

Noida: Nervous Mahagun residents ban Bangladeshi workers, more societies to follow suit

India | Jul 13, 2017, 03:35 PM IST

The police has, however, ruled out the allegation that Zora Bibi, the domestic help in question, was an illegal immigrant and said that she has all relevant documents in place

Congress today confirmed Rahul Gandhi's meeting with

After flip-flop, Congress finally confirms Rahul Gandhi's meeting with Chinese envoy

Politics | Jul 10, 2017, 04:03 PM IST

While the Congress has vehemently denied that the meeting ever took place, the Chinese embassy first issued a short press release stating that the meeting did happen on July 8, but then removed it shortly after

On July 7, SC restrained IITs and NITs from conducting

Decks cleared for IIT, NIT admissions as SC vacates stay on counselling through JEE-2017

India | Jul 10, 2017, 01:59 PM IST

On July 7, the apex court had restrained IITs across the country from conducting counselling or admitting students subsequent to the Joint Entrance Examination this year over a petition challenging bonus marks

Dattatreya said the draft Bill will be placed before Union

Bill to double tax-free gratuity to Rs 20 lakh likely in Monsoon session, says Labour Minister

Jul 10, 2017, 12:39 PM IST

Formal sector workers would be eligible for up to Rs 20 lakh tax-free gratuity once the amendments to the Act are approved

Sushma Swaraj slammed Sartaj Aziz for not acknowledging her

Sushma Swaraj slams Sartaj Aziz over denial of visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother

India | Jul 10, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

Swaraj also cleared the air over Pakistani media reports faulting India for denying a medical visa to a cancer patient, saying all it required was a recommendation from Sartaj Aziz

States like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have imposed

‘One Nation One Tax’: States queue up to ruin GST party with additional taxes

Jul 07, 2017, 07:55 PM IST

With the GST allowing state governments to levy additional taxes to hedge revenue losses, experts fear more states could toe the line of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Over 1,000 theatres in the state are shut in protest

As stalemate continues, here's why Tamil Nadu’s double taxation on theatres defeats the idea of GST

Jul 05, 2017, 03:39 PM IST

Decoding why the Tamil Nadu film fraternity believes that the state's decision to levy an additional 30 per cent tax on cinema halls could bring the entire industry to a grinding halt

The anti-profiteering rules under GST only set out the

Anti-profiteering under GST and what India can learn from global experience

Jun 30, 2017, 07:03 PM IST

Anti-profiteering rules under the Goods and Services Tax provide for cancellation of registration of an entity or business if it fails to pass on the benefit of lower taxes or input tax credit to consumers in a commensurate manner

The government admits there will be initial hiccups once

From IT-readiness, rates impact to compliance: Top challenges in getting India GST-ready

Jun 30, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

There are some major challenges and apprehensions over impact and implementation of the GST, given he scale of change envisaged under the ambitious tax reform.

The GST comes into effect from the intervening night on

‘Harsh’ and ‘restrictive’: Why GST’s new anti-profiteering rules have businesses worried

Jun 30, 2017, 02:22 PM IST

A lowdown on what the new anti-profiteering rules under the Goods and Services Tax are and what the criticism against it is all about

Ram Nath Kovind meets PM Modi in New Delhi

Ram Nath Kovind: A dalit face for President or a political masterstroke by PM Modi?

Politics | Jun 19, 2017, 09:20 PM IST

From the row over Rohith Vemula to the Una incident and the Saharanpur violence, it is the anti-Dalit plank that the opposition parties, particularly the Congress, have used to target the Modi government

PM Modi congratulated Kidambi for winning the Indonesian

​Hockey win and cricket loss: PM Modi skips reference to both Indian performances against Pakistan

Politics | Jun 19, 2017, 01:18 PM IST

With lines clearly drawn on people latching up to the hockey win against as some sort of redemption for its loss in cricket, PM Modi skipped reference to both ties against Pakistan

The opposition had pitted BMC polls as a referendum on PM

Referendum on notes ban? BMC verdict shows it had little effect on India’s financial capital

Politics | Feb 24, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

The run up to the elections for Maharashtra’s civic bodies saw the political spectrum abuzz with statements projecting the polls as a referendum on the Centre’s move to demonetize high-value currency notes.