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VAT Reduction: Why Are Some States Protesting Against The Fuel Price Cuts?

Nov 08, 2021 Preetha Nair

Many BJP-ruled states such as Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tripura, Goa, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Assam, Bihar and Haryana have slashed VAT on fuel after the Centre cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 5 and Rs 10 respectively.

Chennai Floods: 2015 Repeat? Experts Blame Bad Planning As Heavy Rain Brings City To Standstill

Nov 08, 2021 Lola Nayar

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for coastal districts in Tamil Nadu on November 10 and 11 after severe flooding in the Chennai and other parts of the state on Sunday.


Five Years Of Demonetisation: Black Money On Rise Despite Digital Push

Five years after demonetisation, though cash usage has declined, it still prevails in property transactions, grocery purchase and payment for services, reveals a national online survey by LocalCircles.

UN Environment Report Flags Widening Gap In Adaptation Finance To Reduce GHG Emissions In Developing Countries

Nov 05, 2021 Lola Nayar

The 6th edition of the UNEP report highlights that estimated adaptation costs in developing countries are five to ten times greater than current public adaptation finance flows, and the adaptation finance gap is widening.


Global FDI Flows More Than Doubled To $870 Bn In H1 of 2021: OECD

Several mergers and acquisitions in the first six months of the year contributed to the increase. China was the leading FDI recipient worldwide in the first half of 2021, followed by the US and the UK. Increases were common across all non-OECD G20 countries, except for India where FDI inflows were only half of their peak levels in equity flow in Q3.

29 October, 2021

India Expects Record Horticulture Crops Production

Lola Nayar

The third advance estimate of horticulture crop production is a record 331.05 million tones, an increase of 10.6 million tonnes over production in 2019-20.


29 October, 2021

Rise In Business, Consumer Sentiments Creating More Jobs

Lola Nayar

Almost 7 lakh to10 lakh jobs were created just for this festival. Expectations are that besides festival demand, improved business sentiments may well see employment, including contract jobs, at pre-pandemic level this year itself


16 October, 2021

UP’s Special Power Thanas Help Curb Losses

Lola Nayar

Reduction in power thefts has helped UP to provide more connections without additional generation and is helping improve the health of power utilities


10 October, 2021

Navratri Crunch: Vegetable Prices Hit Household Budgets

Lola Nayar

Untimely heavy rains, high diesel prices and festive demand have pushed up the cost of vegetables in NCR


08 October, 2021

The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

Lola Nayar

Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these areas, including in policymaking, share glimpses of the journey so far.


02 October, 2021

Stubble Burning: How Can North India Control The Pollution?

Lola Nayar

Farmers are keen on getting an incentive despite having seen evidence of how agro-waste can help in enriching the soil and improving yield


01 September, 2021

Jharkhand Government Keen On Rehabilitation Of Migrant Workers

Lola Nayar

Skilled workers who do not want to migrate again will be given priority in employment particularly in the new projects where Jharkhand hopes to see new investment inflow over the next three to five years.


28 August, 2021

Jharkhand Targets Rs 1 Lakh Cr Worth Investment Over Five Years: CM

Lola Nayar

The State has so far received a commitment of Rs.10,000 crore from some “in-house” companies including Tata Steel, Dalmia Bharat Group and the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL).


21 August, 2021

Auto LPG Still Finding Favour In India, Why Govt Not Helping To Boost It?

Lola Nayar

The auto LPG is the most low-hanging fruit to address vehicular pollution in cities like Delhi as its CO emission levels are less than petrol by around 20 percent.


18 August, 2021

1000 Farmer Leaders To Hold Day-Long Convention At Singhu Border To Mark 9 Months Of Agitation

Lola Nayar

Though there have been reports that the farmer groups have not been cooperating to break the stalemate, farmer leaders deny that any offers to resume talks have been extended to them.


16 August, 2021

'Happy To Be In India': Afghans In Delhi Fear For Family Stuck In Afghanistan

Lola Nayar

Estimates vary about the number of Afghan families living in Delhi. Many are now worried they may never be able to return to their homeland.


27 July, 2021

Fuel Price Rise, Inflation And No Pay Hike Keep Impulse Buying In India Woefully Low

Lola Nayar

The impact of higher fuel prices and input costs of manufacturing units has led to both wholesale and retail inflation rising beyond RBI’s preferred comfortable level of 6 per cent for the last few months.


28 June, 2021

Delhi Did Have Oxygen Shortage, Charge Against Delhi Govt Unfair: Civil Society

Lola Nayar

The five member sub group appointed by SC is divided on whether Delhi govt had exaggerated its requirement


Photo Gallery

Shiv Shakti Baba Kalidas leaves after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

BJP MP Ravi Kishan at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

Wreckage of the crashed IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his staff and some family members were in the chopper.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a rally to inaugurate various developmental projects, ahead of UP Assembly elections 2022, in Mathura.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

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Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta