Air India plans to charge for food served on short duration flights

Air India plans to start charging for food served to passengers on short duration flights of up to 60-90 minutes, senior airline officials said on Sunday. Sources told Business Line»

EPFO subscribers to get universal account number by Oct 15

The Employees' Provident Fund Organisation will provide a permanent or universal account number (UAN) on the pattern of core banking services to its over five crore active subscribers by October 1... »

RIL divests 30% stake in Peru oil block

Reliance Industries has divested its 30 per cent stake in an oil and gas block in Peru to Australia’s Woodside Petroleum and Pluspetrol of Argentina to trim its overseas properties. The c... »

Only Modi will be PM of NDA govt: Rajnath

Only Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister of an NDA government irrespective of its tally in the new Lok Sabha, BJP President Rajnath Singh made it clear today.“Modi will be the Prime Mi... »

Aviva shortlists 3 insurers for 26% stake sale in Indian JV

UK-based financial services major Aviva plc, which is planning to exit from its over 10-year-old Indian life insurance joint venture with FMCG player Dabur, has shortlisted three insurance players... »




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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