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New sales head at Maruti Suzuki India

Maruti Suzuki India has appointed R. S. Kalsi as the head of marketing and sales after the resignation of Mayank Par-eek.

‘Government confident of reducing infant mortality rate’

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that the government is confident of reducing the newborn (birth to 28 days) mortality rate to single digit long before the 2030 target date.

China lifts red curtain

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy during a banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan -PTI

To invest $20bn; allows greater access to Indian firms

Tata cuts rate for housing

Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd has slashed interest rates for the affordable housing sector during the festive season to 9.75 per cent per annum for seven year period.

‘Allegations against CBI director can be verified’

Activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, in an affidavit in the Supreme Court Thursday, refused to disclose the identity of the whistleblower in the case against CBI director Ranjit Sinha in the 2G spectrum

Amit Shah fires first salvo on Sharad Pawar

BJP president Amit Shah at the Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, on Thursday. 	— PTI

Two days after NCP chief Sharad Pawar accused the BJP of fanning communal tensions in the country, BJP president Amit Shah accused him of commercialising politics.

Shiv Sena-BJP alliance on brink of break

Amit Shah

The stalemate between Shiv Sena and BJP continued on Thursday as Amit Shah, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president, has asked the Shiv Sena to soften its stand on the seat-sharing pact, if it wants to

No toll tax for vehicles carrying aid

The Centre on Thursday exempted relief-carrying vehicles going to Jammu and Kashmir from paying toll.

Chinese banks in India deal

Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) and China Development Bank Corporation (CDB) on Thursday signed various agreements with SBI, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank to facilitate trade between the two

Mumbai FC sign Arsenal veteran

Mumbai City FC confirmed the signing of Freddie Ljungberg as their marquee player for the inaugural season of the Indian Super League here on Thursday.

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.