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RBI holds rate but says open to cuts

The central bank cited uncertainties related to the monsoon and a spike in core inflation

Related: Credit growth expected to pick up by Sept-Oct: RBI

Banks may face RBI action if they mis-report NPA numbers

OPINION 

COLUMNISTS

Relook at tea garden labour

Ashok Lahiri

The costs imposed on tea companies by outdated labour laws hamper Indian exports

Is NDA any different from UPA?

A K Bhattacharya

In the last few days, there have been several instances where similarities in approach between the two regimes have been in evidence

EDITORIAL COMMENT

An opportunity lost

Food and oil prices under control, but RBI says no rate cut

Fixing farm credit

More steps needed for agri-credit to reach farmers

MARKETS

PEOPLE

POLL

Is the govt ban on over 800 porn sites an intrusion into the private lives of Indian citizens?

  • Yes, what I do in my bedroom is my business
  • No, our moral standards are declining
  • The ban could have been selective
  • Can't really say

PERSONAL FINANCE

Joint life insurance is cost effective

A couple should opt for it if it shares a financial liability

Related: All you need to know about life insurance and its tax implications

Technology

India second in Apsalar's click fraud index

Is also among top 10 countries with highest rate of in-app purchase thefts

Related: Making lives easier, one app at a time