WITH no end to political turmoil in Punjab, the AICC incharge of Punjab, Harish Rawat, Saturday met former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and will be in Chandigarh next week to meet Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu.
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China Slams Brakes On Economic Reforms
After taking a series of measures to shake up industries in a bid to make the economy less dependent on debt, monopolies, and fossil fuel, Beijing is now slowly dialing back on its reforms that appear to have hit the citizens hard, Bloomberg reported.
HUL Net Profit Up 9%; Declares 15% Dividend
FMCG major Hindustan Unilever on Tuesday reported a standalone net profit of ₹2,187 crore for the September quarter, an increase of 9% from ₹2,009 crore reported in the year-ago period. The company announced an interim dividend of 15% per equity share. The profit after tax (PAT) for the company grew 6% sequentially from ₹2,061 crore in the June quarter.
Taliban To Reward Bombers Who Attacked US Forces
THE Taliban have promised plots of land to relatives of suicide bombers who attacked US and Afghan soldiers, in a provocative gesture that seems to run counter to their efforts to court international support.
Rain-Hit Uttarakhand Stares At Damages Beyond Repair
Puran Singh Sijwali (39), a farmer from Bakrigod village near Joelikote in Nainital, has lost his house, farm and livestock. In many places in Uttarakhand, it will take a lifetime to rebuild life from the scratch.
Why Migration Is A Natural Health Experiment
Studies provide proof—across ethnicity, time and geography— that environmental factors greatly influence disease outcomes like hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease
Nestle net profit rises 5% to ₹617 cr
NESTLE India saw its net profit rising 5.16% to ₹617.37 crore in the September quarter as against ₹587.09 crore in the same period last year. It was, on the other hand, 15% higher as against ₹538 crore recorded in the previous quarter.
FABINDIA WITHDRAWS AD AFTER ROW OVER URDU PHRASE
POPULAR clothing brand Fabindia withdrew their recent promotional advertisement about a new festive collection on Tuesday after it created a social media uproar for allegedly ‘tarnishing’ the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Women will get 40% Cong tickets in UP
EXHORTING women to join active politics and fight for their rights, Congress general secretary and UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said 40% of the party’s tickets for the state polls due early next year would go to women. She, however, dodged questions on her own electoral debut, saying she has not taken a call yet.
Women at the centre of new Cong strategy
Priyanka plays big part in shaping party’s plans for next year’s UP Assembly polls
Unprecedented rains take Uttarakhand toll to 28
Nainital bears brunt with 18 deaths; several missing amid landslides
More Debt Ceiling Drama
The national pastime is back, but this time Democrats can finally break the cycle
The National Interest: Jonathan Chait
Biden’s Everything Bill The sweeping $3.5 trillion package is so big it might paradoxically be passable.
Trump's Executive Orders That Won't Do Anything But Spark Class War
From the comfort of his cushy private golf club, Trump signs executive orders that won’t do anything but spark class war
Go Big or Go Home
Joe Biden tackled Covid and an economic crisis in his first 100 days. It won’t get easier from herea
Does Congressman Andy Harris represent the future or end of the Maryland GOP?
Fear of a Digital Dollar
Central bankers are looking at virtual currencies that could work without banks
CONGRESS TO PRESS BIG TECH CEOS OVER SPEECH, MISINFORMATION
The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google face a new grilling by Congress Thursday, one focused on their efforts to prevent their platforms from spreading falsehoods and inciting violence.
Federal Debt: A Heavy Load
The debt continues to grow, but record-low interest rates could ease the long-term damage.
HOW FREDERICK DOUGLASS DESTROYED JOHN C.CALHOUN WITH THE POWER OF JOHN LOCKE
ARMED WITH THE CONSTITUTION, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, AND THE FAR- REACHING GUARANTEES OF LIBERTY AND EQUALITY THAT THEY CONTAINED, DOUGLASS TOOK THE FIGHT DIRECTLY TO THE SLAVEHOLDERS.
Pack the Supreme Court, Or Strip Its Powers?
A proposal to restrict the court’s authority over certain laws stirs interest on the left