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  • Will Nitin Gadkari's castigation of NHAI result in eradication of red-tapism at the organisation? Oct 28, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Will Nitin Gadkari's castigation of NHAI result in eradication of red-tapism at the organisation?

    Nitin Gadkari's remarks were not the first time he had expressed his dissatisfaction on the functioning of the NHAI

  • US Election 2020: Joe Biden pledges ambitious climate action. Here’s what he could actually do Oct 26, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    US Election 2020: Joe Biden pledges ambitious climate action. Here’s what he could actually do

    If elected, Joe Biden and his allies are preparing to pass climate change legislation, piece by piece — knowing full well that the candidate’s $2 trillion plan would be a tough sell.

  • Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill Oct 23, 2020 02:35 PM IST

    Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill

    This amounts to a breach of privilege, panel chairperson, and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday.

  • 3-Point Analysis | India records highest-ever April-August FDI this year at over $27 billion Oct 21, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | India records highest-ever April-August FDI this year at over $27 billion

    Watch this edition of 3-Point Analysis to know more about key reasons for India's strong FDI inflows

  • Bullet train: L&T coming on board a good sign, says expert Oct 20, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Bullet train: L&T coming on board a good sign, says expert

    The National High Speed Rail Corporation on October 19 announced that L&T was the lowest bidder for the design and construction of civil works for 47 percent of the alignment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

  • Interview | GST has birth defects; positive nominal growth in FY21 possible: NR Bhanumurthy Oct 20, 2020 06:59 PM IST

    Interview | GST has birth defects; positive nominal growth in FY21 possible: NR Bhanumurthy

    Outdated data may be leading into some problems for India when fixing the Goods and Services Tax rates, said the senior economist. Meanwhile, contrary to other estimates, he expects nominal growth to be positive as demand recovers.

  • Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Sports goods manufacturers continue pioneering despite pandemic Oct 19, 2020 10:02 PM IST

    Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Sports goods manufacturers continue pioneering despite pandemic

    In a country which is not known for its prowess in Olympic sports disciplines, the success achieved by Nilesh Rane, a shooter-turned entrepreneur, is an oddity. Ram Malhotra of Meerut-based VICKY Sports seeks to end the dominance of Chinese products in the category.

  • Cabinet Meeting Briefing: Demerger of NMDC and Nagarnar Steel Plant gets in-principle approval Oct 14, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Cabinet Meeting Briefing: Demerger of NMDC and Nagarnar Steel Plant gets in-principle approval

    The Cabinet also announced a new programme called STARS to help improve the National Education Policy

  • Indian Railways refutes report of doing away with concessions for senior citizens, students Oct 12, 2020 06:06 PM IST

    Indian Railways refutes report of doing away with concessions for senior citizens, students

    "All concessions were withdrawn due to COVID-19, except some students and some with certain health conditions. The only motive was and is to discourage people from unnecessary travel. These restrictions are under constant review and will be thoroughly reviewed as trains services are restored to normal," a Railway spokesperson told Moneycontrol.

  • Capex by Road Ministry in August rises nearly 42% MoM Oct 01, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Capex by Road Ministry in August rises nearly 42% MoM

    The ministry spent Rs 32,438.42 crore till August, up from Rs 22,853 crore in July. Last year, the ministry had spent Rs 27,936.26 crore in the same period

  • No pantry cars in trains? Railways' austerity drive may irk passengers Sep 30, 2020 08:04 AM IST

    No pantry cars in trains? Railways' austerity drive may irk passengers

    "Passengers won’t be taking this move in a positive manner. With airlines like SpiceJet beefing up its services to smaller towns and cities, people will prefer to travel by air because of the time factor and this is going to hit Railways," Nishant Pitti, chief executive and co-founder, EaseMyTrip.com, told Moneycontrol.

  • Government extends expenditure control measures by another quarter Sep 28, 2020 06:30 PM IST

    Government extends expenditure control measures by another quarter

    The only change is that the Department of Fertilizer and capital expenditure and revenue expenditure outlay on defence have been moved to category A (departments without any spending limits)

  • Vande Bharat Express: Railways floats revised tender Sep 21, 2020 08:03 PM IST

    Vande Bharat Express: Railways floats revised tender

    The revised tender is in line with the government’s Make In India policy as the minimum local content percentage has been revised to 75 percent.

  • Private trains: Competition to boost efficiency, reduce fares, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant Sep 17, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    Private trains: Competition to boost efficiency, reduce fares, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

    Railways, highways and airports are drivers of growth and this is the right time for these measures to counter the COVID-19 setback, says Amitabh Kant.

  • India shows the way in checkmating a rampaging China Sep 14, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    India shows the way in checkmating a rampaging China

    Troops carrying arms and grabbing of No-Man’s Land is the new normal

  • Behavioural nudge: Key to revival from COVID-19 onslaught Sep 11, 2020 05:05 PM IST

    Behavioural nudge: Key to revival from COVID-19 onslaught

    For the Indian economy to gather pace in its economic recovery path and give the requisite boost to demand, it is imperative that marketers take notice of the absence of impulse buying behaviour of consumers and strategise accordingly

  • Cabinet approves restructuring of Railway Board, VK Yadav becomes first CEO in rail history Sep 03, 2020 01:02 AM IST

    Cabinet approves restructuring of Railway Board, VK Yadav becomes first CEO in rail history

    The Chairman and CEO will be the cadre controlling officer responsible for human resources with assistance from a DG (HR).

  • Market and policy makers shift focus from survival to revival Aug 29, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Market and policy makers shift focus from survival to revival

    The Centre can create fiscal headroom by speeding up the pace of disinvestment and asset monetisation on the back of a sharp upsurge in domestic equity markets since hitting the trough in March.

  • New Fed monetary policy framework to allow lower rates for longer Aug 28, 2020 08:34 AM IST

    New Fed monetary policy framework to allow lower rates for longer

    The new monetary policy framework – “robust updating” - puts focus on broader and inclusive employment and is more tolerant of higher inflation before any hikes in interest rates are considered

  • This is why France's internal minister defended topless sunbathing women Aug 26, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    This is why France's internal minister defended topless sunbathing women

    Two officers approached the three women on Sainte-Marie-la-Me beach after they received complaints from a family who were also on the beach with their children

  • NITI Aayog reviews EV-related policies, recommends bringing financing under priority sector lending Aug 24, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    NITI Aayog reviews EV-related policies, recommends bringing financing under priority sector lending

    The NITI Aayog has recommended increasing FAME II subsidy and extending the current timeline of one year to boost demand for electric vehicles.

  • Vande Bharat Express: Tender was not cancelled because of a Chinese company's bid, clarifies Railways Aug 23, 2020 07:06 PM IST

    Vande Bharat Express: Tender was not cancelled because of a Chinese company's bid, clarifies Railways

    Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said the tender was cancelled because some of the bidders had revealed prices in their technical bids

  • Fiscal indiscipline: Maybe a one-time exception Aug 23, 2020 02:48 PM IST

    Fiscal indiscipline: Maybe a one-time exception

    The current fiscal crisis should be treated as an exception under the extraordinary condition created by the Covid-19 pandemic as no country has been left unscathed

  • Vande Bharat Express: Tender for manufacturing of 44 semi high speed train sets cancelled Aug 21, 2020 10:27 PM IST

    Vande Bharat Express: Tender for manufacturing of 44 semi high speed train sets cancelled

    "Fresh tender will be floated within a week as per Revised Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) order," Railways said.

  • COVID-19 impact | Railways extends timeline for completion of eastern and western dedicated freight corridors by 6 months Aug 20, 2020 06:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Railways extends timeline for completion of eastern and western dedicated freight corridors by 6 months

    The Railways was earlier looking to complete the project by 2021.

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