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RBI’s relief on compound interest to enhance cash flow

Keeping in mind the adverse fallout of Covid-induced lockdown /economic shutdown, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) permitted all banks and NBFCs to allow...

Prefer Cooperatives not Corporates for farmers’ well-being

Never before have farmers bodies been united as is being seen now against the recently enacted farm laws as the Government of India has...

Farmers’ Unrest: Gandhian Economics is the answer

The ongoing farmers’ agitation is fast spilling all over the country after passage of three controversial Farm Bills during the prevailing pandemic situation. The...

Why do we need Indian Education Service? Tells ex-IAS officer

India has been a global learning center since ancient times. It is historical fact that students as far as China and Middle East countries...

Address trust deficit over COVID-19 testing, writes Dr. Arun Mitra

There are reports of some Punjab villages opposing the testing for COVID-19. In some, barricades have been erected to refuse entry of health workers....

National Sports Day: Time to introspect into decline of sports

Included in the list of celebratory days of India in 2012, August 29 was for the first time, marked as The National Sports Day....

RBI relief measures for MSMEs

The Covid-19 induced disruptions are continuing to affect the normal functioning and cash flows. It is impacting the MSME sector and as such warranted...

Modus Operandi: This Chandigarh incident 40 years ago and Punjab now!

It was a little more than 40 years ago that I reported first of several hooch tragedies that I covered as a crime reporter...

Depression Notes: Alcohol and psychiatric disorders

Alcohol is the most widely used recreational drug in the world and is taken for its relaxant and social facilitation properties. It also has...

Political and administrative apathy responsible for hooch deaths

As the death toll rises to 117 due to consumption of spurious liquor in Punjab, bureaucrats and politicians as well as the opposition are...
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