Demonetisation impact could spill over into fiscal 2018: S&P

Leading global rating agency S&P on Wednesday said that demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) could result in a wider tax base and greater participation in the formal economy

EU, Cuba sign deal to normalise ties

Cuba was the only Latin American country not to have a cooperation deal with the EU

Disabled children miss out due to lack of support services: Report

Of the 75 million children of primary school age who are not in school, one-third have disabilities, the report says.— File Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy  

Bohra women petition UN to stop female genital mutilation

A group of women from the Dawoodi Bohra community have petitioned the United Nations, demanding that India be recognised as a country where Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or Female Genital Cutting (F

Sex ratio at birth on the decline

Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) continues to worsen in India, falling from 898 in 2013 to 887 in 2014, new data from Civil Registration System (CRS) released by the Office of the Registrar General of India s

‘Maintain current ratio of Rs.100, Rs.500 notes’

The Economic Research Department (ERD) of SBI Corporate Centre has called for maintaining the ratio of the Rs.100 and the Rs.500 notes in the current proportion in circulation even after printing the

U.K., France back UNSC permanent seat for India

They say the world body’s top organ must reflect the emergence of new global powers

Running to stand still

As proof of its commitment to economic renewal, the Narendra Modi government had set itself the target of breaking into the top 50 in the World Bank’s annual ranking of countries on ease of starting

A challenge called Wallonia

It’s easy to sneer at Wallonia, the francophone Belgian region whose regional legislature’s objections just scuppered the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union a

Workplace gender gaps persist: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) reckons that the gender gap in India has narrowed down over the past year — with the gap closing in primary and secondary education enrolments — pushing it up in the For

India inches up a notch in WB ease of business ranking

Getting electricity, paying taxes and enforcing contracts are now easier

Postcards of change

India needs to develop a good communication strategy and a new management mechanism that fast-tracks its projects in Myanmar

India’s dissent over capping aviation emissions baffles IATA

Global airline body International Air Transport Association (IATA) has expressed disappointment over India’s opposition to a global pact for curbing aviation emissions proposed by the United Nations’

Making system more inclusive is priority

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) head, Roberto Azevêdo, has said no member country has sought long-standing issues, including food security-related ones, to be taken off the negotiating table of the

Reimagining BRICS

For Mr. Modi, BRICS is an important platform to show his domestic critics that his foreign policy remains independent of the U.S.

Cauvery panel warns of threat to farmers’ survival

The Supreme Court-appointed expert team to inspect the Cauvery basin area found that agriculture labourers have been migrating from Delta districts of Tamil Nadu and many of them have been pushed to s

BRICS agrees to set up credit rating agency

The five-nation group BRICS agreed to set up an independent rating agency based on market-oriented principles, saying it would further strengthen the global governance architecture.

A tragedy that implicates us all

What one misses is a voice of conscience which asks questions. Years ago a Bertrand Russell could create a tribunal to try the U.S. for war crimes in Vietnam

Unicef initiative to tackle malnutrition in children

Proposes to launch pilot project in State to supply therapeutic food

Leading the divided nations

The United Nations Security Council’s broad consensus in nominating António Guterres for the post of Secretary-General is an auspicious start to what could be a more assertive UN in wrestling with the