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  • UB City brawl: MLA Haris apologises; son sent to 2 days' police custody

    Bengaluru: Shantinagar MLA Nalapad Ahmed Haris, whose son attacked a man in a bar on Saturday night, has apologised to the victim and the citizens of Bengaluru, after the issue snowballed into a major controversy in Karnataka. The MLA's son Mohammed Nalapad Haris has already surrendered...

  • Son-stroke for NA Haris: Shantinagar MLA expected to resign

    Bengaluru: Congress MLA from Shantinagar, Nalapad Ahmed Haris, is expected to resign in a couple of days to contain damage caused to the party after his son, Mohammed Nalapad Haris, thrashed a man for a trivial reason in UB City. On Saturday night, Mohammed Nalapad Haris and friends brutally...

  • India's Sri Lanka challenge

    By Amit DasguptaMy wife and I recently visited Sri Lanka on a holiday with friends. For both of us, it was the first visit after almost 15 years. At that time, the idyllic island country was caught up in a deadly civil war that claimed countless lives and devastated the economy. When Mahinda...

  • For India's debt markets, covered bonds could be a game-changer

    Innovation in the Indian capital markets is needed to both boost growth and resolve the balance sheet issues of banks. Besides improving the corporate bond market and lending standards, work needs to be done to create a covered bond market to assist better lending standards. Covered bonds are...

  • After ODI triumph, Team India and Kohli look different

    There is a marked difference in the India team from the time they started their tour of South Africa and now when they are about to end it. They wear the look of champions. There is also a change in the tone and tenor of skipper Virat Kohli when he takes on the media after the One-Day...

  • Kashmir's 'Charlie Chaplin' wants to bring mirth back into a depressed land

    Srinagar: Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, Kashmir's very own "Charlie Chaplin", used to come on Doordarshan (DD), the...

  • For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

    For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening. They must be wondering what could have gone wrong when the BJP was looking forward to not only a comfortable victory in 2019...

  • When will Siddaramaiah's budget move beyond doles?

    What the chief minister has announced in the budget may be annulled or revised when the next Government presents a full-fledged budget after assuming office in May this year. However, the basic intent of the budget which is in line with Siddaramaiah's idea of social justice will have to inform the...

  • The proper way to rob a bank

    I am not an economist, so there are things I fail to understand. For example, I am astounded to hear that Indian banks had bad debts of 7.11 lakh crore rupees as of March this year. That is a sum of money I cannot comprehend. My incomprehension increases when I hear that there were also Rs 8.2 lakh...

  • Can offline expansion bring growth for smartphones in India?

    Are all smartphones in India sold online? Not really. This is something which should come as a surprise to the cyber-savvy buyers of gadgets and gizmos. A study from Google, published in 2012 but still relevant, says that 70 per cent of Indians decide about the brand and variant during an...

  • Two Tarzans of Karnataka and the Congress net

    It is pre-election calculation and yatra period in Karnataka and party-hopping is an unwritten rule which every party sincerely follows. However, the two Tarzans who standout among the swingers are – BS Anand Singh and B Nagendra, who are out on bail in illegal mining cases of...

  • Relief for Karnataka as SC reduces TN's Cauvery water share

    New Delhi: New Delhi: In a setback to Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) down from 192 tmcft allocated by a Tribunal in 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M....