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A large fraction of India’s firms are small, informal and operate in the unorganised sector. Recent annual reports on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) indicate that the sector contributes to around 30% of India’s GDP, and based on conservative estimates, employs around 50% of industrial workers.(REUTERS)

The MSME sector is critical in times of Covid-19

By Ritam Chaurey, Gaurav Chiplunkar and Vidhya Soundararajan
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 06:24 PM IST
While Indian policymakers face the tough task of containing a public health pandemic as well as formulating swift policies to protect the most vulnerable from its adverse economic effect, a committed response to support the MSMEs is essential, imminent and key to easing the impact of the crisis for these entrepreneurs, their employees and the Indian economy as a whole.
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Vienna named most liveable city for second time.(Unsplash)
Vienna named most liveable city for second time.(Unsplash)

Vienna named most liveable city for second time

By Agence France-Presse | Vienna
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Vienna once again came ahead of Melbourne -- which had held the top ranking for seven years until losing it to Vienna in 2018 -- according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
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Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Policy Research, said the logic that free travel will improve safety for women is “absurd”.(HT Photo)
Ranjana Kumari, director, Centre for Policy Research, said the logic that free travel will improve safety for women is “absurd”.(HT Photo)

Sop or safety? Delhi residents want both

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 06:09 AM IST
Kejriwal said one of the primary reasons behind this incentive was to make public transport safer for women.
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In the last few years, car travel in most metros has become a nightmare. Moving around by road in Bengaluru, for example, is nearly impossible with average speeds going down from 30kmph in 2005 to less than 10kmph in 2018. The city loses an estimated Rs 38,000 crore annually as a social cost of traffic congestion(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
In the last few years, car travel in most metros has become a nightmare. Moving around by road in Bengaluru, for example, is nearly impossible with average speeds going down from 30kmph in 2005 to less than 10kmph in 2018. The city loses an estimated Rs 38,000 crore annually as a social cost of traffic congestion(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Car ownership must become a relic of the past

By Pradeep Parameswaran
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Millennials are making wiser choices for society’s benefit. It is high time Indian cities join the likes of London, Singapore and New York to further discourage private car ownership
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Mumbai North Central MP Poonam Mahajan(HT Photo)
Mumbai North Central MP Poonam Mahajan(HT Photo)

2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mumbai North Central MP Poonam Mahajan talks about her performance

UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Once my candidature was announced, thousands of voters from the constituency flocked to my office to congratulate me, said Poonam Mahajan, the sitting Mumbai North Central MP and BJP candidate.
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UK offers cash to use public transport(PTI)
UK offers cash to use public transport(PTI)

Cutting congestion: UK offers cash to use public transport

By Prasun Sonwalkar | London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:04 PM IST
Transport officials in the Midlands have initiated a novel project in Coventry to incentivise people to leave their vehicles at home and use public transport by using ‘credits’ through a new app on travelling in the region.
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At present, the BMC along with traffic police manage parking regulations in the city.(HT File Photo)
At present, the BMC along with traffic police manage parking regulations in the city.(HT File Photo)

Spotted illegal parking in Mumbai? Log complaints on BMC website, helpline

By Sanjana Bhalerao | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 11:11 AM IST
The civic body is planning to set up a special parking authority for the city, as per Development Control and Promotion Regulations 2034, to regulate this issue.
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