Budget 2020

Budget marks directional change for Indian economy: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 25 said this year’s Budget has negated the notion that welfare state is a socialist prerogative, and added that it has given a directional change to the Indian economy, wherein the government trusts wealth creators and citizens. She lauded the reform of faceless assessment for direct and indirect […]

Budget 2020

Indian economy out of technical recession; Q3 GDP expands 0.4%

India’s economy returned to growth in the December quarter, ending a recession induced by two successive quarters of economic contraction, and the recovery, which the the government termed as ‘V’ shaped, is expected to gather pace. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 0.4 per cent in the October-December 2020 period compared with the same period […]

Sports

Starved of matches, Indian men’s hockey begins Olympic year in Germany

Graham Reid, the chief coach of India’s hockey team, refers to a ‘wellness report’: a sort of fitness and happiness index that he and Robin Arkell, the strength and conditioning coach, have designed to know how players are doing. “Both, the mental and physical side,” Reid says. “We ask them basic things like, ‘have you […]

Sports

Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri pray for Tiger Woods’ recovery

India’s top golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri on Wednesday joined a stunned world in praying for the legendary Tiger Woods after his car met with an accident that landed him in the hospital with multiple injuries requiring a major surgery. Woods was in the driver’s seat of a mangled SUV after it crashed […]

Sports

AIFF to conduct trials to select Indian team for FIFA 21 world tournament

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday announced it will conduct a national tournament from March 20 to April 4 to select the Indian team for its maiden appearance in the FIFAe Nations Series. The FIFAe Nations Series is the world body’s flagship tournament for the member associations and is contested by eNational teams […]

Budget 2020

Stock market update: MidCap stocks fall; The New Indian Assurance tumbles 17%

NEW DELHI: MidCap stocks trading on a negative note at 02:52PM (IST) on Monday. Shares of The New India Assurance (down 16.8 per cent), Future Retail (down 5.85 per cent), NHPC (down 5.81 per cent), Godrej Properties (down 4.51 per cent) and LIC Housing Finance (down 3.83 per cent) were the top losers in the […]

Sports

How a football pipeline from Shillong feeds top Indian clubs

In 2009, Shillong Lajong became the first club from the Northeast to qualify for the country’s premier football competition, the I-League. A little more than a decade later, they are absent from the top two tiers of Indian football. Yet, their presence is unmistakable — because clubs across India continue to reap the benefits of […]

Sports

AICF to start Indian Chess League

With an aim to popularise the sport, the newly elected office-bearers of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) announced plans, including an Indian Chess League and a schools programme. The ‘vision document’ of the AICF was released following the Annual General Body Meeting attended by 33 state units. “We have been keen on starting the […]