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Privatisation of PSBs not panacea; need to cut govt mandates for PSBs: Rajan

Pointing out that privatisation of public sector banks is not panacea for all ills, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Friday made a case for reduction of uncompensated mandates like lending target

UK's May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned to face EU leaders Friday after they rebuffed her pleas for help to sell her Brexit plan back home and warned of the growing threat of a "no deal."

Army to extend support to disabled war veterans: Gen Rawat

The Army is taking efforts to compile data on war veterans who suffered disability so as to provide them support, including prosthetic limbs in needed cases, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said Fri

Gehlot to be Rajasthan CM, Pilot his deputy: Cong

The Congress on Friday named Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan's next chief minister and Sachin Pilot his deputy after party president Rahul Gandhi successfully brokered peace between the veteran leader an

Newsmaker: The RG factor

If ever there is a contest for picking up the most ridiculed political figure in India, Rahul Gandhi will win hands down.  “Pappu”, a rather uncherished monicker that has stuck on him, will co

Ruminations: Time for a Congress-led movement

Starting with a near-clean slate after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, this week’s state assembly election results are like a second coming for the Congress party.

Cong setback

The Supreme Court’s verdict in the Rafale deal has come as a shot in the arm for the Narendra Modi government that faced a perception battle on the issue.

Big Interview: ‘Company boards, management should be vigilant to avert institutional collapse’

Also credited for scripting revival of troubled institutions like IDBI and UTI, former Sebi chairman Meleveetil Damodaran, in his new role as the founder chairperson of niche c

Diplomatic Enclave: Strategic Ties

India and Myanmar share close, strategic ties and President Ram Nath Kovind’s state visit to the eastern neighbour is an indicator of India’s strong support to the Myanmar government.

Spy’s eye: Pakistan must disown faith-based violence

The stinging remark of President Donald Trump that  “the United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing b

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