RIL posts flat net profit in Q4

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) posted a marginal rise in net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31 at ₹5,631 crore, a 0.8 per cent increase from the ₹5,589 crore reported in the year-ago period. »

MNC tech firms ride election wave on social media

PESHKOVA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Google, Microsoft and Twitter have been early movers in riding the social media wave in the world’s largest elections. »

Banks may be allowed to act as corporate agents for multiple insurers

In a bid to ensure that banks offer more choice in insurance products through their branches, a proposal is likely to be made to allow banks to tie up with multiple insurers, as corporate agents. »

Now, CAG sword hangs over Corporate India

SC ruling allows CAG to examine books of firms having revenue pacts with Govt »

Public sector bankers plan to ask Finance Ministry for 5-day week

To submit a cost-benefit analysis; cite 24/7 access to services via ATMs, Net, mobiles »




An anti-environment political discourse

If only the political parties could understand this The Congress and BJP are for ‘growth’ with speedy environment clearances. The Aam Aadmi Party shows better sense »


The rise of the far right

Rising anti-Semitism and anti-immigrant sentiment are emerging as a threat to the European Union idea »


Pension for a paisa

We need a more nuanced process to select managers for the National Pension System »


The real problem with Manmohan

He lowered the dignity of his office by being apolitical »

The high-speed trains are coming

Fast-track approach: High-speed rail will reduce our fuel bill and road congestion OLEKSIY MARK / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM With private participation, we can whizz along key metro corridors »


In it together: Looking for love in the urban jungles of India can be hard work...Niche matrimonial sites hope to narrow down the choices. Photo: K.R Deepak

Right Click

The business of online coupling in India has grown big enough to create its own niches »


Flying solo: About 150 years ago, a lone cattle egret paved the way for others, when it strayed into South America without human assistance. Photo: Dominic Henry

Alone but not lost

Single birds that end up far outside their normal geographic range, are often examples of migration gone wrong. But given enough time, even they can fit into a community »


Open waters: Almost half of urban India is single - instead of cashing in on the numbers, travel operators weigh solo travellers down with single supplements

Leaving alone on a jet plane

In the lopsided world of travel and tourism, singling out single travellers is a common industry practice »


Lonely hearts club: There are more than 30 lakh single men in Haryana. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

No bibi in Bibipur

Forced to be single, men in this village of Haryana band together as the Union of Unmarried Men and battle the scourge of female foeticide »


Leap of faith: Asish Kumar competing at the National Games

Silver lining

India is not a level playing field. Any sport but cricket involves pushing higher, harder, further »


Single-minded: Narendra Modi, seen here with his mother Narmada Bai, is married but maintains the profile of an austere celibate. Photo: PTI

Power of one

This general election sees the highest number of singletons contesting for the main office »
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