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49 urban clusters in 183 relatively developed districts will account for more than three-fourths of India’s growth in the coming decade.
For the first time, the bird’s entire migratory route has been plotted
The suicide bombing at the Wagah border in Pakistan is a tragic, and sadly ironic, reminder that it is not India that is the enemy at its gates. Forces within Pakistan are actively tearing down the country.
Extremely disturbing incidents of sexual assault on children inside school premises have been reported in quick succession from Bengaluru.
Low interest rates won’t spur economic growth if lenders don’t want to lend and borrowers don’t want to borrow. That’s been true in Europe.
For a country aspiring to global economic leadership, the 2014 Global Innovation Index brings bad news for India. For the Index saw the country drop 10 places compared to last year.
Small-scale fisheries continue to have potential for decent livelihoods with dignity, provided transnational and mega- development-driven dispossession is kept at bay
Where the State leadership has understood the potential of the programme, every effort has been made to make it more effective, and this is true across the political spectrum.
Not just focussed on anti-competitive practices, the CCI is increasingly looking into whether such practices harm consumer interest, says the former Additional Director General, CCI
It is absurd that the names of alleged stashers of black money overseas have started floating around barely days after the government gave the list of account holders in Switzerland in a sealed envelope to the Supreme Court.
The Centre’s intent on curbing non-Plan expenditure by 10 per cent by cutting down on travel expenses, foreign trips and 5-star stays of senior officials is unexceptionable, but the exercise is neither substantive nor novel.
If Prime Minister Modi is serious about Swachh Bharat, he must provide leadership in converting the slogan into a viable multi-faceted programme
To develop a granular growth strategy, companies should consider focussing on metropolitan clusters
As the largest and most anchored democracy around, India’s shift towards a closed society portends a perilous journey for South Asia as a whole.
The subject of sanitation (mainly toilets) and hygiene is at the centre stage of the development effort and is receiving a huge thrust from the highest echelons of decision making in the country.
Certainly not a ₹5,000-fine for spitting. The job must be given to an outside agency, with a definite time-frame
The death sentence imposed on five Indian fishermen by a Sri Lankan court for drug trafficking has added an unfortunate dimension to relations between the two countries.
Confidentiality in tax matters is both an essential part of due process in preliminary proceedings and a necessary ingredient for international cooperation in curbing evasion.
Ali Shamkhani appears to bridge the radical and moderate camps at a time when opinion in Iran is divided about a nuclear deal