Citizenship Amendment Bill passage marks 'dark day' in constitutional history of India: Sonia Gandhi
"The Bill fundamentally challenges the idea of India that our forefathers fought for and, in its place, creates a disturbed, distorted and divided India where religion will become a determinant of nationhood," Sonia Gandhi said. She also reiterated Congress' determination to be relentless in its struggle against what she alleged was the BJP's "dangerously divisive and polarising agenda".
Inflation targeting: Surge in prices of onion & sugar has brought back bad memories
A surge in prices of onion and sugar has brought back the...
View: What the Hyderabad encounter tells us about the state of India's democracy
The rape and murder of a young woman in Hyderabad was grueso...
Recent cut in corporate tax rate was done to boost investments: CEA
"Private investment is the driver of economic growth. Steps that we are taking, be it corporate tax rate cut, be it code on wages and industrial relations, is to try and create a more favourable environment for investment," Chief Economic Adviser KV Subramanian said at the FICCI Young Leaders Summit. He said investment is required for a sustained economic growth.
ePharma startups ‘sensitive’ to data Bill definition
Firms seek better definition of ‘sensitive’ health data and guidelines for anonymised data in the Personal Data Protection Bill. The clause on ‘fair and responsible processing’ of data in the Bill also needs to be clarified and cannot be left open to interpretation.
Small towns go online to quench thirst for luxury
Most consumers tend to go bargain hunting online. For a large part of 2019, luxury mall managers reported that sales were lacklustre. Luxury goods websites, however, managed to buck the trend because of 20-50% lower costs on their sites. But at the moment, watch companies do not seem to be finding too many takers in tier-2 and 3 towns.
Qualcomm aims to drive affordability in 5G next year
Qualcomm will bring 5G to every single tier next year. Throughout 2020, it will bring 5G to all price-points to make the technology affordable to accelerate the transition and ignite the developer community, said the company’s president Cristiano Amon.
AkzoNobel focus on managing margins as that keeps us healthy in long term: Thierry Vanlancker
The AkzoNobel India team is executing pretty perfectly what they have been asked to do to restrain themselves and work on the fundamentals to have a much healthier base for the future. Taking a bit of a pause in two years to get everything reset is probably not a bad thing to do. It is a healthy thing to do.
Bharat Bond ETF: A tax-efficient, safe option for debt mutual fund investors
While there are many corporate debt funds in India, Bharat Bond ETF is unlike any of the previous ones.
Judges' presser last year 'nothing more than' self-correcting measure: CJI
"I believe the institution (judiciary) must correct itself and indeed it did during the time when the much-criticised press conference was held. It was nothing more than a self-corrective measure and I do not wish to justify it," Justice Bobde said during the inauguration of a new building of the Rajsthan High Court.
Why do chefs in India continue to serve imitations
Why do chefs in India continue to serve so much pastiche on the plate while pretending it is original work? One reason is that audiences lap it up.
Joining global debt indices can fetch India $100 billion: Nilesh Shah
Our savings of 30% is not good enough to generate 10-12% growth, says Shah.
View: Don’t expect the poor to sacrifice for climate change
Studies reveal that for just $ 2 billion a year, enough sulphates could be fired to check carbon excess.
Justice can never be instant, loses its character when it becomes revenge: CJI
In the backdrop of gunning down of the four accused by Telangana police in an encounter, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde said that the recent events in the country have shaken the firm position of justice system as justice must never ever take the form of revenge and justice loses its character if it becomes revenge.
View: How new initiatives like Genome Council can take cues from Indian visionaries
When the aim is to build a research output like the Genome India initiative, the concepts of mission mode, centralisation of infrastructure facilities and network research of public health could come under one common umbrella.
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