Lata Mangeshkar ‘critical, on ventilator’

MUMBAI: Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai early on Monday, is battling a serious infection of the lung. Doctors told TOI that the 90-year-old was “critical” and “on ventilator”. She was rushed to hospital around 1.30am after she complained of breathlessness. Later in […]

Car, SUV sales snap 11 months of declines

NEW DELHI: Sales of cars and SUVs broke an 11-month string of declines as numbers turned positive, although by a minuscule 0.3%, on festive spirits, deep discounts and new models. According to numbers released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam), the turn in sentiments may be sustained through November […]

Industrial output’s worst fall in 8 years

NEW DELHI: The country’s factory output slumped to its lowest level in nearly eight years, dragged down by sharp contraction in capital goods, manufacturing, mining and electricity sectors, and heaping fresh pressure on authorities to reverse the slowdown. Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Monday showed the […]

Guru Nanak and the faith of affirmation 

By Kulbir Kaur  Guru Nanak propounded the spiritual philosophy of affirmation and discouraged the negation of life. He asserts that the Supreme Being, Akal-Purakh, is to be found in one’s own heart and liberation is to be realised in the world itself ‘amid its laughter and sport, fineries and foods’. The world is real and withdrawal is […]

Institution builders: It’s implausible TN Seshan would not have pushed back against electoral bonds 

TN Seshan, chief election commissioner from 1990-96, was one of India’s foremost institution builders. Along with Sukumar Sen, the CEC who oversaw independent India’s first election, Seshan has perhaps been the most consequential of election commissioners. If Sen was a pioneer at a time when over 85% of adults lacked elementary education, Seshan was unique in using every available power at his disposal to qualitatively improve the […]

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