Why govt’s promise to end child labour by 2025 is ‘farcical’

MORE FROM THE AUTHOR Thirteen-year-old Sumaila has no time to go to school. From six in the morning until 11 at night, she works with her mother in their one-roomed home, painstakingly pasting tiny fake gemstones onto fabric for the... Read more

Cheap Chinese imports hit Indian steel and aluminium sectors

The writer is Chief of Economic Bureau, Mail Today While India draws solace from the fact that its growth rate has surpassed that of China’s, the truth is that these numbers tend to give an exaggerated picture of the country’s... Read more

Clean up nation before Swachh Bharat anniversary, says PM Narendra Modi to babus

Clean up nation before Swachh Bharat anniversary: PM to babus (Photo: Mail Today) Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants India to sport a cleaner look before his flagship Swachh Bharat Mission turns one on October 2, and fuels much scrutiny and... Read more

Trade deficit widens as Aug exports fall 20.66

MOZuckerberg visits Taj Mahal prior to Townhall meet at Delhi Contracting for the ninth month in a row, India’s exports plunged by 20.66 per cent in August to $21.26 billion, widening the trade deficit. The significant slump in country’s exports... Read more

FM Arun Jaitley to visit Singapore, Hong Kong to woo investors

Jaitley will deliver the keynote address at the Singapore Summit on September 18, which will deliberate on tensions in global economics and implications of the sharp drop in energy prices, among other things. (Photo: Reuters) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will... Read more

Rupee closes 3 paise lower at 66.36

Photo: Reuters The rupee closed marginally lower by three paise at 66.36 against the US dollar on Tuesday on fresh demand for the American currency from banks and importers amid fall in equity markets despite greenback’s weakness in overseas markets.... Read more

Cooling inflation boosts expectations for more rate cuts

Falling inflation ups prospects for more rate cuts Inflation dived to a new low in August, helped by falling global commodity prices, bolstering prospects of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) later this month. Retail... Read more

Cooling inflation boosts expectations for more rate cuts

Falling inflation ups prospects for more rate cuts Inflation dived to a new low in August, helped by falling global commodity prices, bolstering prospects of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) later this month. Retail... Read more

India’s quest for Security Council permanent seat advances with UNGA decision

Boosting India’s efforts for a permanent Security Council seat , the UN General Assembly on Monday endorsed a document that will be the basis for negotiations on reforming the Council and allowing the stalled process to make progress. The Assembly... Read more