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Bringing alive Mizoram’s history, weaving facts and fiction

If I Have to be a Soldier By Nikhil J. Alva HarperCollins India, 336 pages, Rs 499

BMC tables Rs 59,954.75 crore budget for 2024-25

India’s richest civic body, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has unveiled its budget of Rs. 59954.75 crore for 2024-2025, an increase of 10.50% over previous year budget of Rs 54256.07 crore. Rs 7191.13 crore, that is

Interim Budget: Economy resilient, maintains healthy fundamentals

Despite uncertainty from adverse geopolitical developments and expansionary fiscal measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian economy has demonstrated resilience and maintained healthy macroeconomic fundamentals. As per the First Adva

Interim Budget: Real GDP projected to grow at 7.3% in FY 2023-24

A Summary of the Interim Union Budget 2024-25 * CAPITAL EXPENDITURE OUTLAY FOR THE NEXT YEAR IS BEING INCREASED BY 11.1 PER CENT TO RS 11,11,111 CRORE, WHICH WOULD BE 3.4 PER CENT OF THE GDP * FISCAL DEFICIT

INS Sumitra thwarts Somalian pirates` bid to hijack FV AI Naeemi

The Indian Naval Ship Sumitra has rescued Fishing Vessel (FV) Al Naeemi and her crew of 19 Pakistani nationals from 11 Somali Pirates. This is the second hijack attempt in two consecutive days as on January 28; earlier the Indian Navy had

Third successive year of 7+% growth: Economic Review

FY24 marks the third successive year of 7% plus strong growth of the Indian economy even as the global economy struggles to grow at more than 3%, the finance ministry has said. At this time of the year, the ministry tables the Econo

Brave New Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

Bharat Rising: Dharma, Democracy, Diplomacy By Utpal Kumar BluOne Ink, 268 pages

Mahabharata: The (really) greatest story ever told

Dwapar Katha: The Stories of the Mahabharata By Sudipta Bhawmik HarperCollins, 608 pages, Rs 599.00

New Ashoka biography: Engaging life-story of an emperor who ruled by Dharma

Ashoka: Portrait of a Philosopher King By Patrick Olivelle HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 799.00

Ram temple inauguration begins a new epoch: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi performed the pran patishtha ceremony for the new idol of Lord Ram and with this inaugurated the new temple in Ayodhya. This, he said, was the beginning of a new epoch. The ceremony, during which the new

“India will become 3rd largest economy during my govt’s third term”

Prime minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of eight AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) projects worth around Rs 2000 crores in Solapur, Maharashtra on Friday.  Dedicating to the nation more than 90,000

RWITC Lease Renewal: No construction; only theme park at Race Course land

After an open house meeting with members of Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) Thursday, Mumbai`s municipal commissioner and administrator, I S Chahal, has said that  no construction will take place on 120 acres of land proposed to be give

Committing to the Banyan Revolution in the Amrit Kaal

Shashank Mani`s ‘Middle of Diamond India: National Renaissance through Participation and Enterprise’ (Penguin Viking) reveals the hidden stories of those in the Middle, that is, those in the tier 2 and tier 3 cities, who have been over

Wake-up call on Himalayan development

Several infrastructure projects in the Himalayan region have been affected by extreme weather conditions and disasters over the years. Not only are the Himalayas the youngest mountains in the world but geologically extremely sensitive and therefor

Netaji, ‘The Boy Who Fought an Empire’

The Boy Who Fought an Empire By Rajesh Talwar Ponytale Books, 166 pages

PM inaugurates Atal Setu in Mumbai

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated ‘Atal Setu’, India’s longest sea bridge, in Mumbai, making it easier for thousands of commuters to commute between two parts of the mega city. Built at a cost of R

Speaker holds Shinde group as real Shiv Sena

Maharashtra assembly speaker Rahul Narvekar on Wednesday held that the chief minister Eknath Shinde led group is the real Shiv Sena political party and thus its MLAs cannot be disqualified. Holding that the Shinde-led faction was the origi

Global bodies upbeat about India`s economic growth: Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on Wednesday. The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Gateway to the Future’ and includes the participatio

Success story: Life on de-coaled land, an ecosystem approach

Striking a delicate balance between meeting the nation`s surging energy demands and upholding an unwavering commitment to environmental preservation, the coal sector has been playing a pioneering role in adopting progressive strategies for sustain

How Indian Railways plans to go green

As part of climate action, the Indian Railways aims to achieve achieve Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2030. To support this goal, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between India and the United States for International Develo

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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