Economy & Policy

Govt mulls new financial services ETF; may appoint adviser soon

Friday, May 24 --Govt source: Planning a new ETF for PSU financial services cos--May include PSU insurers in financial services ETF--May invite bids to appoint advisers for fincl svcs ETF By Sagar Sen and Tushar Chakrabarty NEW DELHI – After the huge success of Central Public Sector Enterprises ETF and Bharat 22 ETF, the...

India Vote: NDA set to sweep Bihar, leads in 37 of 40 seats

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI – Aligning with the Bharatiya Janata Party has worked in favour of Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, with the National Democratic Alliance leading in 37 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in the state.    The BJP was leading in 16 seats in the state,...

India Vote: Beyond the tally - lowdown on who really won & who lost

Thursday, May 23 By Saji George TitusNEW DELHI – It was a long-drawn affair – the run-up to the elections to the 17th Lok Sabha. It was a period that saw new lows and unprecedented highs. Going beyond the vote count tallies, here is a quick lowdown on who emerged the real...

India Vote: Akbar Road silent as BJP's mandate crushes Cong spirit

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI – Situated only a few miles apart, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg and Akbar Road looked starkly different at noon. The Bharatiya Janata Party's plush headquarters was teeming with activity, while the Congress party office wore a deserted look, with journalists and a few party workers awaiting the arrival...

India Vote: Narendra Modi - Miracle worker of politics is king again

Thursday, May 23 By Sukalp Sharma NEW DELHI - Politics, they say, is the art of the possible and no one knows it better than Narendra Damodardas Modi, an outstanding practitioner of that art, who can easily be called India's political miracle worker. In 2014, Modi created history as he led the Bharatiya Janata...

India Vote: BJP set to repeat its sweep in Delhi, win all 7 seats

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI – Bharatiya Janata Party is set to win on all the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital with a vote share of 56%, repeating its sweep of 2014 General Elections. Aam Aadmi Party has emerged as the main loser in the state, as strong campaigners...

India Vote: BJP, Trinamool emerge safe bets for celebrities

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI – Most celebrity candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the All India Trinamool Congress were leading in the Lok Sabha elections, while all those from the Congress camp ended up on the losing side.   In fact, many celebrities who took on heavyweights from the Opposition camp...

India Vote: Congress-led UDF sweeps Kerala, BJP draws a blank

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI - The Congress-led United Democratic Front was poised for a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections in Kerala, leading in 19 out of 20 seats in the state. The performance of the Congress-led alliance in Kerala was in sharp contrast to most of the country where Prime...

India Vote: Most of Modi's ministers in lead; Irani wrests Amethi

Thursday, May 23 NEW DELHI – With the incumbent National Democratic Alliance set for a crushing victory in the Lok Sabha elections, most of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ministers have proven their worth. Of the 23 ministers contesting the polls, Textile Minister Smriti Irani emerged as the star performer, defeating Congress President Rahul...

India Vote:BJP juggernaut crushes Cong's hopes in 3 heartland states

Thursday, May 23 By Sukalp Sharma NEW DELHI - When Congress wrested power from the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Hindi heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh in December, the grand old party came alive with hope for the Lok Sabha elections that were to follow after a few months....


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