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These banks are offering lowest interest rates on personal loans

New Delhi, Aug. 5 -- With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cutting repo rate to an all-time low, term loans offered by the lenders have also seen a substantial reduction. Some of the public lenders suc... Read More


Opinion | Keep the guard up

New Delhi, Aug. 5 -- It seems only a matter of time for India to attain the dubious distinction of topping the global charts of daily covid deaths and new coronavirus cases on a sustained basis. On Mo... Read More


Opinion | For a floor rate of 4%

New Delhi, Aug. 4 -- No doubt, our covid-battered economy needs all the help it can get, but there is good reason for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to resist a reflex rate cut this week. For one, ba... Read More


Opinion | Self-reliance in defence is a national imperative

New Delhi, Aug. 4 -- A sense of deja vu attends every declaration of our intent to develop arms for the country's defence, but this time may be different. China has adopted a stance of open belligeren... Read More


Opinion | The PMI letdown

New Delhi, Aug. 3 -- Automobile sales data for July put out by companies over the weekend had raised hopes that an economic recovery may be near. Those hopes looked somewhat forlorn on Monday, after I... Read More


Opinion | Bank reforms must not be held off by this crisis

New Delhi, Aug. 3 -- Sometimes, it does take a crisis to set things right. Recall the severe dollar crunch three decades years ago that prompted India to adopt free-market principles for its economy. ... Read More


Opinion | India's best bet

New Delhi, July 30 -- Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday seemed to rule out herd immunity as a strategic option in our battle against covid-19. This is a relief. Recent sero-surveys conducted... Read More


Opinion | Who's afraid of foreign universities coming in?

New Delhi, July 30 -- India's new National Education Policy (NEP), approved by the Union cabinet on Wednesday, could cause a major dust-up in the only field of publicly-funded academia that can claim ... Read More


Opinion | Education overhaul

New Delhi, July 29 -- After a gap of 34 years, India's education policy is set to get a major makeover. On Wednesday, the cabinet approved a New Education Policy. With vast changes planned, its adopti... Read More


Opinion | A recovery that has very little steam of its own

New Delhi, July 29 -- A few indicators of economic activity had looked up in May, as India began to reopen for business after a prolonged covid lockdown, but since then, this incipient recovery appear... Read More