Five yoga suggestions to help you breathe easy
  • Five yoga suggestions to help you breathe easy(12:34)
    By Sarvesh Shashi

    New Delhi, June 17 (IANSlife) Yoga is often mistaken as an 'exercise' that only caters to the body. But the most important thing we forget, is that the central dogma of yoga is breath. Life is breath.

G-7 Summit Disappoints (Opinion)
  • G-7 Summit Disappoints (Opinion)(15:14)
    By Asad Mirza

    The 3Cs: Covid, China and Climate Change dominated the G-7 Summit. But overall the leaders were not able to present a united stand on any major issue.

BSESENSEX lifetime high achieved, market trend unclear
  • BSESENSEX lifetime high achieved, market trend unclear(14:06)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets were on an uptrend last week and the long awaited and overdue lifetime high on BSESENSEX was finally achieved. BSESENSEX gained 374.71 points or 0.72 per cent to close at 52,474.76 points while NIFTY gained 129.10 points or 0.82 per cent to close at 15,799.35 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 0.93 per cent, 1.10 per cent and 1.30 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 1.85 per cent while BSESMALLCAP fared much better gaining 3.52 per cent. The action is certainly in the midcap and Smallcap space and is borne out by the number of stocks hitting 52 weeks high on a daily basis.

Kulbhushan Jadhav must be transferred to a neutral country
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav must be transferred to a neutral country(12:10)
    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    On June 11, in a bold move, Pakistan's National Assembly managed to pass a bill that would give Kulbushan Jadhav, the Indian national and former naval officer, the right to appeal against accusations of espionage.

'Capital' lessons for India from the Andhra Pradesh experience
  • 'Capital' lessons for India from the Andhra Pradesh experience(09:52)
    By Narendra Puppala

    Following Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy's meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his latest visit to the national capital, the transition to a three-capital formula for the state appears firmly on target.

The pandemic gifts a new normal (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • The pandemic gifts a new normal (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:08)
    BY D.C. PATHAK

    Covid is a human crisis affecting everybody, directly or indirectly, and creating an uncertainty for many about what lies ahead in terms of continuity of work, personal finances and family welfare. Any natural disaster comes unannounced and this is true of the corona pandemic as well -- its new wave of mutation was suspected but was never easy to size up.

When will this madness end: Sajad Lone on terror attack
  • When will this madness end: Sajad Lone on terror attack(14:36)

    Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) Hitting out at militants who carried out the attack in North Kashmir's Sopore on Saturday in which two civilians and two policemen were killed, People's Conference Chief Sajad Lone said, gun enslaves the people it purports to fight for.

US labour market: Heed the signs (Opinion)
  • US labour market: Heed the signs (Opinion)(12:30)
    By Sreejith Balasubramanian

    Imported tightening is a possible risk to the Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) current accommodative monetary policy stance, but it is likely mitigated now.

A conference that might never take place (Opinion)
  • A conference that might never take place (Opinion)(18:44)
    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan intends to call a conference of foreign ministers of Islamic countries in Islamabad to discuss the so-called Kashmir issue.

The partisan Turk who is UN President (Opinion)
  • The partisan Turk who is UN President (Opinion)(18:32)
    By Ananda Mazumdar

    Volkan Bozkir is a former minister from Turkey who under a rotational system occupies the high chair of president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) for the current year. His position requires him not to sound like a partisan Turkish politician but act independently.

Why is Congress high command silent on rising signs of discord in Rajasthan? (Opinion)
G-7 Summit: Reality and expectations
  • G-7 Summit: Reality and expectations(12:28)
    By Asad Mirza

    The upcoming G7 Summit in Cornwall, UK from June 11 to 13 is perhaps the first international event, in the backdrop of the continuing Covid pandemic, when the leaders from the worlds wealthiest countries -- the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Canada -- will be meeting with leaders from India, Australia, South Africa and South Korea face to face for the first time in the last one-and-a-half year.

BSESENSEX lifetime closing high achieved, leaving intraday high to be achieved (Market Outlook)
  • BSESENSEX lifetime closing high achieved, leaving intraday high to be achieved (Market Outlook)(13:18)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    We had another week of gains on the benchmark indices and saw BSESENSEX make a new lifetime high closing, yet fail to hit a lifetime intraday high. BSESENSEX gained 677.17 points or 1.32 per cent to close at 52,100.05 points while NIFTY gained 234.60 points or 1.52 per cent to close at 15,670.25 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.76 per cent, 2.09 per cent and 2.14 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 3.92 per cent, while BSESMALLCAP gained 3.34 per cent.

Can Rajender pose a challenge to KCR's leadership? (News Analysis)
  • Can Rajender pose a challenge to KCR's leadership? (News Analysis)(09:26)
    By Mohammed Shafeeq

    Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) The exit of former minister Eatala Rajender from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) marked the end of a cold war between him and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and sparked a debate on the impact the former would have on the ruling party with his joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Palestine, the old conflict in a new context (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • Palestine, the old conflict in a new context (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:08)
    BY D.C. PATHAK

    The recent spell of violence lasting eleven days in which rockets fired on Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza and the deadlier missile offensive of Israel that demolished entire buildings on the other side resulting in loss of some 250 civilian lives including children -- mostly Palestinians -- was the culmination of a simmering conflict in East Jerusalem around the Al Aqsa mosque sparked off by the action of Israel Police in not letting the local Muslims assemble at the mosque in course of Ramadan.

Upholder of justice in Odisha, Dukhishyam Chaulia, is no more (Obit)
  • Upholder of justice in Odisha, Dukhishyam Chaulia, is no more (Obit)(11:28)
    By Sreeram Chaulia

    A highly respected former District and Sessions Judge and State Director of Prosecution of Odisha, Dukhishyam Chaulia, passed away on May 22, 2021, in Angul from heart stroke. He was 70-years-old and left behind an exemplary legacy of law and justice for the sake of marginalised sections of society.

UNGA President might have got it all wrong (Opinion)
  • UNGA President might have got it all wrong (Opinion)(16:48)
    By Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza

    The President of the United Nation General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, has said that Pakistan needs to ‘work harder to raise the issue (of Kashmir) internationally, specifically to bring it to the United Nations platform more forcefully.

Credit Consciousness: A fixed income behaviour assessment (Opinion)
  • Credit Consciousness: A fixed income behaviour assessment (Opinion)(15:22)
    By Suyash Choudhary

    The credit market had approached the first wave of the pandemic last year with a certain amount of caution. The economic fallout was hard to predict given the unique nature of the shock. This, alongside recent specific events in the market, was justifiably weighing on risk perceptions even as spreads on offer were fairly lucrative.

Maritime militia give China the edge in South China Sea (Opinion)
German report raises spectre of political Islamism
With new high on NIFTY achieved, markets to turn choppy (Market Outlook)
  • With new high on NIFTY achieved, markets to turn choppy (Market Outlook)(13:10)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets continued their upward momentum and gained on all the five trading days last week. It was a slow start in the initial part of the week and ended with a flourish on Friday when NIFTY made a new lifetime high. BSESENSEX gained 882.08 points or 1.75 per cent to close at 51,422.88 points while NIFTY gained 260.35 points or 1.72 per cent to close at 15,435.65 points. The broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.63 per cent, 1.50 per cent and 1.51 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP gained 0.82 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 1.51 per cent.

Indian administrators must change mind-set towards women's cricket (Ld, correcting para 18)
  • Indian administrators must change mind-set towards women's cricket (Ld, correcting para 18)(11:58)
    By Qaiser Mohammad Ali

    New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) In 2012, the Indian Sports Ministry asked all the national sports federations (NSFs) to make provision for "at least 10 per cent of its total membership" to women, besides the 25 per cent membership and voting rights it envisaged for the government-nominated athletes on the executive committees of the NSFs.

Maintaining positivity in Covid times (Column: Spy's Eye)
  • Maintaining positivity in Covid times (Column: Spy's Eye)(09:04)
    BY D.C. PATHAK

    A lot is being written about the destabilising impact of the Corona pandemic and the restrictions mandated by it, on the society and in particular on the working people who were required to operate from home in an environment of uncertainty of employment. The 'fear of the unknown' created by this health crisis is the overriding emotion that had the potential of damaging everybody's sense of rationality and the compulsion of shifting the workplace away from colleagues and friends to a lone corner of one's residence, added to the stress and anxieties of the concerned individual. Presuming that the employer had not taken to an exploitative approach by reducing the perks and extending the 'work hours', the employee still carried the burden of having to take care of the family and children against the new vulnerabilities amidst curbs on normal movements.

2 years as Andhra CM see Jagan deftly balance sops with realpolitik (Opinion)
Seven years of 'statesmanship' (Opinion)
  • Seven years of 'statesmanship' (Opinion)(20:38)
    By Raman Suri

    India, like the rest of the world, is facing a pandemic, which till today has affected 168,599,045 people and resulted in 3,507,477 deaths worldwide.