Surge in Wholesale Price Index

The latest data, which show a sharp surge in wholesale inflation in June, to a 54-month high of 5.77%, are a cause for concern. ...

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which proposes to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of State and Central Information Commissioners ...

Ban Petcoke

In 2016, the U.S. sent more than 8 million metric tonnes of petcoke to India. ...

Companies Act, 2013

The 2013 law entailed the first massive overhaul of India’s legal regime to govern businesses that had been in place since 1956 ...

Faster visas for minorities from three nations

The Home Ministry has further liberalised the process for granting long-term visas (LTVs) to minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. ...

Fix the pothole problem

Every year, pothole-related deaths make it to the headlines especially during the monsoon season. ...

LIC nod for raising stake in IDBI Bank

The board of the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India has approved the proposal to buy 51% shares in the state-run IDBI Bank ...

Vikas engine

The main beneficiary of the high-thrust Vikas engine is said to be the heavy-lifting GSLV-Mark III launcher, which ISRO expects will now put 4,000-kg satellites to space ...

US and Taliban Talks

The Taliban have long said they will first discuss peace only with the Americans, who toppled their regime in Afghanistan in 2001 ...

New norms for recruitment, promotion of college teachers

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has brought out a new set of regulations to alter the conditions for recruitment and promotion of college and university teachers ...