Distrust and resentment of the military runs so deep that some speculated that Pakistani forces have used the fires as a pretext to launch a broader crackdown within the economic development zone. read more
“This may be the beginning of the end of a major trend called globalization that created one of the periods of fast growth,” said Tao Dong, vice chairman for Greater China at Credit Suisse Private Banking in Hong Kong. read more
The auction on Monday raised about 200 million rupees ($1.6 million), a government official told local media. That is just one-tenth of the amount he had predicted, and only 61 of just over 100 vehicles were sold. read more
On the sidelines of the exercise, an equipment display was organised under the aegis of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which had showcased among many indigenous products, Tata Motors’ two indigenously built combat... read more
An ornamental silver snuff box at Munshi Aziz Bhat museum in Kargil. Originally from central Asia, it was used to sniff opium by traders on arduous journeys along the Silk Route in late 19th and early 20th century. While government-run museums are naturally in another league altogether, family or community-run museums like this one are important because they preserve a range of micro historical, cultural and political identities.
The sharp increase could also see a net gain in “new roles” for humans, who will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the “seismic shift” in how we work with machines and computer programmes, the forum estimated. read more
Speaking to reporters after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed various departments of the finance ministry, finance minister Arun Jaitley said the government is confident of surpassing the 7.2-7.5% GDP growth rate. read more