• LIFE
    The Land of the Black Parrot

    Islands top my bucket list. Remote ocean islands, cut away from the mainland for millennia, unique ecosystems with extraordinary plants and animals: Charles Darwin unwrapped the peculiar natural history of the Galapagos; Socotra, 340 km off the coast of Yemen, harbours otherworldly Dragon trees; Australia’s egg-laying mammals are as intriguing as New Zealand’s flightless parrots; […]

  • NEWS
    Sale proceeds of non-farm land can be remitted by NRIs

    iStockPhoto I’m a non-resident Indian (NRI) living in Germany and have inherited a piece of non-agricultural land in India. I am going to sell it soon. Can I repatriate the sale proceeds? —Ashish Sinha An NRI may remit an amount up to $1 million per financial year (i.e., 1 April to 31 March), out of […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Jaguar Land Rover sales up 34% in July at 44,486 units

    The Jaguar brand also recorded its best July ever, delivering 13,198 vehicles, up 91% on the previous year. Photo: Bloomberg New Delhi: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover on Friday reported 34% jump in retail sales in July at 44,486 units. The month’s performance has been driven by strong sales of Land Rover Discovery Sport, Jaguar […]

  • LIFE
    Iceland: Land of fire, ice, football

    Iceland beat stronger teams like England in Euro 2016. Photo: Martin Bureau/AFP Euro 1968, when Italy won the semi-final on a coin toss, is unforgettable; Euro 1996 is remembered for the first-ever golden goal winner at a major tournament—Oliver Bierhoff scoring against the Czech Republic to give Germany the title. Euro 2004 was about Greece […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    Jaguar Land Rover launches tech venture to test car-sharing

    Britain-based JLR, owned by Tata Motors, hopes the wholly-owned subsidiary will draw in new customers as a number of automakers, including BMW and Toyota, sought to tap into demand for short-term car use. Photo: Bloomberg London: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) launched a technology business on Monday which aims to create apps for services such as […]

  • STARTUPS
    AICTE reduces land requirement for opening engineering schools

    National Institute of Industrial Engineering. Mumbai Students coming out of their classroom. Main building seen behind. New Delhi: Technical education regulator the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has reduced the land requirement to set up engineering schools, along with ushering in measures to improve quality, facilitate closure of ailing schools and tide over […]