BIMSTEC embarrassment for India

BIMSTEC embarrassment for India

India is facing an embarrassing situation at the first-ever military exercise of the regional grouping BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) with Nepal and Thailand backing out from sending full contingents. On...
12 special courts set up to try MPs, MLAs: Centre tells SC

12 special courts set up to try MPs, MLAs: Centre tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that 12 special courts have been set up across 11 States exclusively to try sitting MPs and MLAs. Delhi has two such courts, while Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West...
India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials

India’s first missile tracking ship is readying for sea trials

It will be India’s first, a force multiplier and cruise the country into a global This will be the first of its kind ocean surveillance ship being built as part of the efforts under the NDA government to strengthen the country’s strategic weapons programme. When asked...
Small loans could turn bad: Rajan

Small loans could turn bad: Rajan

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has cautioned that the next crisis in India’s banking sector could come from loans given to the unorganised micro and small businesses, called MUDRA loans, and credit extended through the Kisan credit card. MUDRA loans are offered...
India’s health report reads worse

India’s health report reads worse

Indians have registered a 50% increase in the prevalence of ischemic heart disease and stroke over the period from 1990 to 2016, with the number of diabetes cases climbing from 26 million to 65 million. In the same period, the number of people ailing from chronic...
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