Chidambaram arrest: Congress and BJP engage in bitter war of words

A big war of words has broken out between the BJP and the Congress over P Chidambaram’s arrest in the INX media case. While the Congress claimed that the arrest was mere vendetta, the BJP said the law is taking its own course. Meanwhile, Chidambaram’s son Karti said that he had never met Indrani Mukerjea before he was confronted with her by the CBI. He also added the Congress will fight the case legally and politically.

Chidambaram arrest: Did probe agencies follow due procedure?

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday night and is currently in CBI custody. He is being investigated in the INX Media case. The manner of his arrest was unsettling with a dramatic late-night swoop down by officials at his residence that raises questions if proper procedures were followed. Whether the charges against him are true is for the courts to decide. But it is imperative that due process is followed.

NMC: What it means for medical education system in India?

Touted as one of the biggest reforms in medical education in India, the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019, attempts to set up a regulatory body called the National Medical Commission in place of the scam tainted Medical Council of India (MCI). The video tries to attempt whether or not as claimed by the government, will this ambitious legislation provide for a medical education system that improves access to quality and affordable medical education, and ensures availability of adequate and high quality medical professionals in all parts of the country?

Mint Views Daily Dispatch | What explains the rush for gold?

Gold prices have hit a six-year high, and there could be much more room for them to rise. Veteran investor Mark Mobius gave a blanket endorsement to buying gold because of the prospect of a rise in money supply as global central banks ease monetary policy to support growth. With fears of a recession looming large, investors are getting drawn by the safe-haven appeal of gold. However, could gold’s rise also be a signal of an end to the US's strong dollar policy? The views of Mobius may reflect the deep anxieties of such a shift in the world’s financial architecture.

Chandrayaan 2 enters moon’s orbit, what it means & what’s next

In a major milestone, Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered the moon’s orbit early morning on Tuesday. The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully at 9 am as planned, using the onboard propulsion system. If all goes as planned, the Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2. This will be the first time that Indian scientists will attempt a soft landing on the moon, a feat achieved so far by only the US, Russia and China

Will RBI Guv's talking up the economy prove effective?

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das outlines that growth for RBI is a matter of highest priority. Given there are sectoral issues and external global headwinds , it is advisable to look ahead in terms of opportunities. The point he makes that it isn't necessary to be overtly optimistic for the sake of optimism. Here he mentions the famous Panglossian countenance which translates into excessive optimism. But the million dollar question is , where there exists evidence of real slowdown how much of an impact will his statement make?

Bajwa extension: How Imran Khan is using Kashmir for domestic power politics

Amid tension with India, Pakistan extended the term of its present Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa by three years. Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the decision was made with the ‘regional security situation’ in mind. So is the move a message to India or is Imran using Kashmir for domestic power politics? Hindustan Times editor Shishir Gupta decodes the reasons for the move. Watch the video.

RBI Guv speech puts spotlight on Fintech and big Tech. Here’s what it means

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday said banks need to make the most of the technological advances in the payments and lending space to compete with FinTechs and BigTechs. The benefits of the coming together of new-age technology and traditional banking methodology will be a win-win situation for the financial ecosystem and offer more options to the customer. How will this happen? Mint's Shreya Nandi decodes.

From 'Mission Mangal' to 'Sacred Games 2': Decoding Independence Day weekend

The long Independence Day weekend has given audiences much to binge on. Apart from two high-profile Bollywood film releases, there was a niche Hollywood offering as well as the second season of Netflix's first India original, 'Sacred Games'. In its latest show, 'Business of Entertainment', Mint's Lata Jha takes through the financial performance of whats buzzing in the world of entertainment.

Questions to ask yourself when choosing a financial advisor

Choosing a financial advisor is not an easy decision to make. While there are good advisors out there, it’s not uncommon to hear about fraudulent advisory firms cheating people out of their money. If you don't know what you are doing, you can end up entrusting your money to a dishonest or incompetent advisor, who can do more harm than good. Before you make your choice, here are five questions to ask yourself, to help you select the right advisor