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Opinion | The chill spreads

New Delhi, Nov. 29 -- India's economic slowdown intensified in the festival quarter with gross domestic product growing half a percentage point slower than in the previous quarter. Although consumptio... Read More


Opinion | Who wants to tie the knot with a bot?

New Delhi, Nov. 28 -- Marriages are made in heaven, we were once told. But heaven might be displaced by technology within a few decades. Credit for this disruption would go to artificial intelligence ... Read More


Opinion | It's all or nothing

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- It's now official. India shall sell 100% of Air India. The government has explicitly stated that all its shares will be on the block. The loss-making flag carrier found no takers... Read More


Cabinet approves big increase in authorized capital of FCI

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved to increase the authorized capital of Food Corporation of India (FCI) from exis... Read More


Opinion | The unenviable task of sharing taxes fairly

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- The 15th Finance Commission has been given nearly a year more to come up with a formula to divide central taxes among states, though it is expected to submit an interim report by... Read More


Opinion | Lock, stock and Maharaja

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- It's now official. India shall sell 100% of Air-India. The government has explicitly stated that all its shares will be on the block. The flag carrier found no takers last year, ... Read More


Opinion | Fuel pumps to enter the 21st century

New Delhi, Nov. 27 -- The government has opened up the hitherto state-dominated fuel retail market by allowing private players, including foreigners as well as non-oil companies, to set up petrol pump... Read More


Opinion | Bad spell for China

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- For Chinese President Xi Jinping, the week has gotten off to a rotten start. Local Hong Kong elections saw pro-democracy leaders trounce candidates seen to be Beijing-friendly. I... Read More


Opinion | Nobody emerges from this smelling of roses

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Now that Devendra Fadnavis of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has quit as chief minister of Maharashtra, as has his deputy Ajit Pawar of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), an... Read More


Opinion | Maharashtrian miasma

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Three days after being sworn in as Maharashtra's chief minister in the wee hours of Saturday morning, Devendra Fadnavis has quit. This was perhaps inevitable. The Bharatiya Janat... Read More