GDP growth pegged at 7.1%, belying demonetisation drag – The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has kept its January estimate for growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2016-17 unchanged at 7.1%
Even hill stations will be hotter this year, warns IMD – India Meteorological Department has forecast “above normal” temperatures across most of the country.
Governance survey: Bengaluru ranks 16 among 21 cities –Patna, Kanpur, Lucknow and Ranchi are ahead of the ‘IT capital’ of the country, in a survey, as far as quality of governance is concerned. Bengaluru is ranked a lowly 16th among 21 cities.
Copper axes point to an ancient culture story – Six copper axes and some pieces of pottery discovered in Sakatpur of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh could point to a separate culture that straddled the Ganga and Yamuna.
Getting the basics wrong – The Economic Survey 2016-17 tabled in Parliament last month has proposed introducing a universal basic income in India, and has devoted an entire chapter to this new idea.
Back on track? – India-China cooperation on Afghanistan could help bring bilateral ties out of the 2016 freeze
Gauging the breeze in Manipur – The 2015 Framework Agreement on the Naga issue is a key concern in these Assembly elections.
Core sector growth slows – The growth of eight core sectors slowed down to a five-month low of 3.4% in January mainly due to contraction in output of refinery products, fertiliser and cement.
Extremist forces delaying reconciliation: Sri Lanka – Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on Tuesday attributed to “extremist forces” the perceived delay on the part of the Sri Lankan government in moving ahead
The Great deception – According to a study done by Oxfam, the richest 1 per cent of Indians owns 58 per cent of its economy.
The heart of action – State governments and urban local bodies hold the key to fixing our cities and addressing the challenges of unplanned urbanisation
India’s international trade challenges – New Delhi will have to deal with the ripple effects of a Trump administration packed with WTO sceptics