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Opinion | The utter difficulty of scrubbing polls clean

New Delhi, April 1 -- Election campaign funding in India could make a mud-wrestling pit look clean. This has oft been said. Numbers cited off the record for what it costs to contest a single Lok Sabha... Read More


Latest FD interest rates: SBI vs Kotak Mahindra vs ICICI vs HDFC Bank vs PNB

New Delhi, March 30 -- Most people in India want to invest their money in fixed deposits (FDs)as they offer risk-free guaranteed return. FDs are quite popular, especially among senior citizens. Genera... Read More


Demand-supply gap, global slowdown fears seen weighing on oil refineries

New Delhi, March 29 -- The Singapore gross refining margin (GRM) has averaged at about $3 a barrel for the March quarter so far. In the year-ago March quarter, GRM had averaged $7 a barrel. The outloo... Read More


Demand-supply gap, global slowdown fears seen weighing on oil refineries in 2019

New Delhi, March 29 -- The Singapore gross refining margin (GRM) has averaged at about $3 a barrel for the March quarter so far. In the year-ago March quarter, GRM had averaged $7 a barrel. The outloo... Read More


Great gall of China

New Delhi, March 29 -- Barely two weeks after an international effort to proscribe Masood Azhar of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was blocked by China at the Sanctions Committee, t... Read More


Opinion | The world must avert an arms race in space

New Delhi, March 28 -- Some nationalists would like to mark 27 March 2019 as the day India showed the world what it could do in case a war were to go extra-terrestrial. It's the day that the country c... Read More


Space cracker

New Delhi, March 28 -- With its successful test of an anti-satellite missile, India, once a critic of America's Strategic Defense Initiative, has joined a club of four countries that can accurately hi... Read More


Opinion | Congress must justify its costly idea of Nyay

New Delhi, March 27 -- No doubt, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has captured the country's attention with his party's promise of a monthly Rs.6,000 handout to 50 million families at the bottom 20% of... Read More


Apple's old core

New Delhi, March 27 -- Apple is going back to its core as a brand, apparently. It needs to: iPhone upgrades have been drawing fewer oohs-and-aahs and sales of this mega-success have been sniffing at s... Read More


The rising influence of interest rate decisions on gold prices

New Delhi, March 27 -- An analysis by the World Gold Council (WGC) shows that interest rate decisions by the US Federal Reserve have become more influential in driving gold prices. During 2018, the p... Read More