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Government hikes tariff value on imported gold, silver

Sensex takes 189 pts plunge on weak Asia, sliding rupee; PSU banks put up strong show

Indian stocks retreated sharply on the first trading day of the week, snapping last two session gains as weakness in other Asian indices coupled with …

UAE raises gold import duty issue with India

The UAE on Monday raised the issue of India's high gold import duty affecting its exports to the country even as the two nations agreed on a wide …

Narendra Modi seeks $1 trillion in investments from UAE

<b>New Delhi:</b> India and the United Arab Emirates on Monday agreed to elevate their relationship to a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with hefty …

Reforms plan fires PSU bank stocks

Shares of public sector banks, led by Bank of Baroda (BoB), rallied sharply on Monday, defying the overall weakness in the market. The rally followed …

Axis Bank

FSSAI ceo on Nestle’s Maggi: If their product was safe, why did they destroy it?

Maggi samples given clean chits were from factory that manufactures largely for exports, says FSSAI.<p>Written by | New Dellhi |<p>The Bombay High Court’s …

India

India, UAE plan infrastructure fund, defence and tech ties

DUBAI (Reuters) - India and the United Arab Emirates will set up a multi-billion dollar fund to invest in Indian infrastructure projects and cooperate in producing military equipment, space technology and nuclear energy, officials said on Monday.<p>Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hand …

Swachh Bharat ranks show it is time for cities to come clean

The report of the Union urban development ministry on the levels of cleanliness, or the lack of it, in 476 Indian cities makes the case for Swachh …

China's South Asian domination

After more than a decade of tranquil and cordial relations with its neighbours, China's relentless push across adjacent waters has rattled smaller Asian countries like never before.<p>Amid an era of (state-constructed) popular nationalism and rapidly expanding military capabilities, a confident …

Why police in India focus on maintaining order and not upholding the law

The Mumbai Police raid on Madh Island hotels charging the occupants with public indecency was part of a coherent and persistent pattern rather than …

The real cost of disrupting Parliament

The 16th Lok Sabha seems to be following the pattern of the previous one. The first four sessions of the last Parliament went relatively smoothly. …

Emulating Singapore’s success

On 29 March, 2015, when Singapore bade farewell to >Lee Kuan Yew, its first and longest-serving Prime Minister, India participated in the event in …

Economic Development

The Shah Bano effect: How India is quietly modernising religious law even without a uniform civil code

From successfully granting Shah Bano her alimony in 1985 to allowing an unwed Christian mother to be her child’s sole guardian, contrary to …

The prime minister’s big gamble on change

The prime minister’s speech on Independence Day has a respectable place in the annual cycle of political rituals. Beyond that, it serves little …

Why Modi is no longer ignoring the Muslim world

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Has this affected the PM's popularity with the majority community?<p>POLITICS<p>| 7-minute read | 17-08-2015<p>Minhaz Merchant …

China explosions: Tianjin residents hold protests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1187000/1187167_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529803817_a50e77553e5b61ad4ed91809fad6ce41<p><b>People in the Chinese city of Tianjin whose homes were damaged by the huge explosions on 12 August have staged protests to demand compensation from</b> …

China

Congress slams PM for targeting previous governments on foreign soil

Dubai media on Modi visit: PM should listen carefully to successful Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should listen carefully to the successful Indians he meets in the <b>UAE</b> and ask them about their formula for success and, …

INS Vikramaditya to undergo first refit in 2016

Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya will undergo its first refit in 2016 and it is likely to be carried out at Pipavav shipyard.<p>Defence sources said …

India

Striking students gherao FTII director Prashant Pathrabe

Agitating Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students gheraoed FTII director Prashant Pathrabe in his office on Monday evening. The …

India embarks on national drive to protect its forest inhabitants

BHUBANESHWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is embarking on a national campaign to help millions of indigenous people protect their forest land and resources using a seven-year-old landmark law that has gone largely ignored, the country’s tribal affairs minister said on Monday.<p>Tribal women …

National Herald case: ED finds no proof against Sonia, Rahul Gandhi

In a huge relief to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to close the National Herald …

70 per cent polling in Sri Lanka polls

An estimated 70 per cent of about 1.5 crore voters of Sri Lanka on Monday exercised their franchise in the eighth parliamentary elections. The day’s …

Polling

Time for decisive battle against terror: Narendra Modi

Modi’s speech covered a range of topics from terrorism, the “new-look India”, the warm welcome that he received in the UAE and initiatives launched …

India

Who owns India's palaces?

Dholpur Palace.<p>In July, Dholpur Palace found itself in the headlines and not for all the right reasons. The Congress party alleged that Dushyant …

Sundar Pichai and the world of Indian CEOs

<b>It is not every day that one of the world's largest technology companies announces a new CEO.</b><p>So when Google announced that Sundar Pichai was taking the reins on Monday, his promotion gained thousands of column inches worldwide - not least of all in his native India.<p>The Hindu newspaper called the …

Satya Nadella

Reliance Industries again loses most profitable tag, this time to Indian Oil Corp

Within two quarters of losing its 23-year-old reign as the country's most profitable company to TCS in the December quarter, Reliance Industries was …

On a recovery path

Any discussion on the state of the economy cannot ignore the political stalemate. The continuing parliamentary logjam does not reflect well on our …

Economy

The violent, self-destructive legacy ISI chief Hamid Gul leaves behind

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>He really came into his own as his friend, idol, mentor and military-spiritual guide, General Zia-ul-Haq rose to the …

Revisiting Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the Trinamool's latest hero

A look at the communal politics of the Jan Sangh founder and how they relate to Bengal today.<p>On Tuesday, the Trinamool Congress paid floral tributes …