Opinion & Analysis News Update
arrow Film on Nitin Gadkari shows his journey from RSS volunteer to a politician
  Unfolding the real life story of union minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari's courage, wisdom and untold truth
arrow Letter to BS: Persecuting Kashmiris plays into the hands of terrorists
  We should stand with Kashmiri people in their hour of need and gain their confidence to fight against cross-border sponsored terrorist activities
arrow Letter to BS: Rise in pledged shares by promoters puts Street on the edge
  There may be an abrupt fall in the value of shares in the stock market due to which their appropriation as security may be below par and even in some cases worthless
arrow BJP used its trump card to get Shiv Sena to agree to poll alliance
  BJP leadership told Sena's interlocutors that the party did not consider the Sharad Pawar-led NCP and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) as "political untouchables"
arrow Letter to BS: Despite intense anger among people, govt took mature steps
  There is no guarantee that military action will prove effective and not futile in curbing militant attacks
arrow Letter to BS: Govt shouldn't act in such a way that nation regrets later
  Time is perhaps right to consider the old question of revoking Article 370
arrow Letter to BS: Cracking whip on J&K's 5 separatist leaders a welcome step
  The move comes in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack where over 40 CRPF personnel were martyred
arrow Kiran Bedi gets ticked off social media for ridiculing Puducherry CM
  Congress leaders and social media users said the post was in poor taste
arrow Flight of political migratory birds becomes rampant ahead of LS elections
  The self-proclaimed "Gujjar Imam", Bhadana has been a Congress MP from Faridabad and Meerut
arrow Letter to BS: Amendment of IBC on cards to ensure NCLT is obeyed
  All efforts should be made to make the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code a success
arrow Letter to BS: Employment rate is not keeping pace with rising population
  The Indian society gets carried away by periodical social preferences for careers
arrow I have no ill will about anybody, I am grateful to all: H D Deve Gowda
  The question of corruption issue is not new for us. People have come to the conclusion that all politicians are corrupt
arrow How can we tax footloose MNCs?
  Apple has become the poster child for corporate tax avoidance
arrow Action, reaction: Posters hail Mulayam for praising PM Modi in Parliament
  The same day, former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi, who is related to Yadav through marriage, expressed her dismay at the latter's statement
arrow Letter to BS: Credit linked capital scheme to provide benefits to MSMEs
  The most welcome feature of this scheme is the special provisions that have been made to promote entrepreneurship among SC/STs, women, the hill states
arrow Brexiters, Singapore-on-Thames is a fantasy
  The state's dominance makes negotiating free-trade agreements much easier than it would be in a post-Brexit UK
arrow Ghost of Saradha chit fund scam continues to hound West Bengal CM Mamata
  Mamata Banerjee was left fuming. She refused to calm down even after Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi reached out to her
arrow Losing steam: The coming China shock
  Its internal debts are mounting to unsustainable heights, and domestic investment levels have passed the point of diminishing returns
arrow Letter to BS: Reserve Bank moots rupee intervention overseas
  Usually, the post-review debates hover around the repo rate and inflation
arrow Letter to BS: FM's assurance comes as a breather for 'genuine' start- ups
  Here's hoping that verification powers for proving themselves being genuine would not lie with the infamous income tax inspector
arrow President Kovind unveils Atal Bihari Vajpayee's portrait in Parliament
  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while people recalled the oratory skills of Vajpayee, his silence had more power than his words
arrow Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple foundation stones to be laid on April 20
  BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a worldwide Hindu religious and civic organisation, is building the temple
arrow BJP, Congress release 'azadi' rap videos to chronicle their achievements
  The two rivals have crammed their videos with shots and posters that highlight their pet projects and campaign slogans
arrow Letter to BS: Latest revelations on Rafale deal justifies JPC probe demand
  One really wonders whether the above dilution of security was an internal barter deal to make the French dealer accept the inexperienced and debt-laden Reliance Defence as an offset partner
arrow The mirage of a global euro
  The euro's importance in global reserves and financial markets today is about the same as it was two decades ago
arrow Madhya Pradesh BJP facing shortage of funds after Assembly election defeat
  To arrange for some funds, the party has decided to issue coupons of Rs 1,000, 2,000, 5,000 and 10,000
arrow Letter to BS: India has to invest in children to make them great
  Unless society at large and parents take notice, and act proactively, children may have a bleak future as far as their physical and mental health is concerned
arrow Letter to BS: RBI board meeting on Feb 18 to approve interim dividend
  The present move to arrive at the amount of interim dividend based on the audited accounts of the RBI for the half year ending December 31, 2018, should give the RBI some relief
arrow Letter to BS: Income tax rebate less justified than farm income support
  My contention is that while one could readily agree with the overall sentiment of the editorial, the reference to "five times" sticks in the throat
arrow Letter to BS: Connectivity needed for growth in formal, informal employment
  This inadequacy and a lack of connectivity are responsible for the high level of informal employment currently
arrow Letter to BS: Drama involving WB govt and CBI is disturbing, unedifying
  Our states are not to the Union of India what a district of the state is to the state.
arrow Mayawati finally joins Twitter, years after disapproving the platform
  The BSP chief's Twitter handle is @SushriMayawati, and the first tweet on it was posted on January 22.
arrow 'Apni Baat Rahul Ke Saath': When Cong prez stunned students at a restaurant
  The interaction was a slightly tweaked version of similar interactions Gandhi had before launching the Congress' manifesto ahead of the 2014 national election.
arrow Letter to BS: Mamata Banerjee is fuelling her prime ministerial ambition
  I hope that her protest will free the country of all anti-democratic elements.
arrow Letter to BS: Indian Army still mired in high personnel costs
  The glaringly low budget provided for the Army, with practically nothing left for modernisation of equipment and ammunition, needs to be reviewed