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Kargil Diaries

The Naga warrior who walked barefoot on ice

July 19, 2019, 05.13 PM IST
Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, the only Maha Vir Chakra awardee from ASC, climbed barefoot in minus 10°C, shot two inflitrators and hacked two others to death in hand to hand combat before a torrent of bullets tossed him off of the cliff.
Script: Manya Tandan, Elsa Maria Joseph Host: Manya Tandan Producer: Elsa Maria Joseph Image Credits: NEWSGRAM
ET Daily Rundown

Things looking up for Chandrayaan-2 and Jadhav

July 18, 2019, 05.46 PM IST
ICJ releases the verdict in favour of Kulbhushan Jadhav reading Pakistan as guilty of violating Vienna Convention. Airtel and Jio set to tie up with HUL. Chadrayaan-2 all set to be launched on 22nd July 2019. Amidst all this, the Karnataka house humdrum continues as Kumaraswamy moves one line motion.
Kargil Diaries

Summer of '99: India's threefold victory

July 18, 2019, 01.14 PM IST
India was recording victories on all fronts, be it the Kargil war, Cricket World Cup or Wimbledon.
Kargil Diaries

Letters from Kargil

July 17, 2019, 06.24 PM IST
A walk through the ragged memory lane of Kargil through excerpts of letters penned down by our valiant martrys.
Kargil Diaries

Battle of Tololing - Bayonets, bare hands, and bravery

July 16, 2019, 05.46 PM IST
The battle that paved the way for India’s victory during the Kargil war was the one fought on the hill of Tololing. A strategic stronghold, Tololing turned the tide for the Indian Army.
Kargil Diaries

Battle winning Bofors

July 15, 2019, 02.40 PM IST
Bofors, which have remained the Congress' Achilles heel since the 80's, were the army's mainstay and the battle-winning guns of the Kargil War.

How a nuclear catastrophe was averted during Kargil

July 13, 2019, 06.08 PM IST
On June 24, 1999, the Air Force sent out a pilot tasked with bombing Point 4388 in Kargil. But the pilot ended up aiming at a Pakistani military base in Gulteri. Fortunately, the flight systems were designed as one pilot had to go first and set the target and then another plane would follow that had the actual fireworks. The second pilot had his doubts and didn’t fire, instead choosing to pull back.
Kargil Diaries

Navy's tactical trick that turned the tide of war

July 13, 2019, 01.58 PM IST
With both sides having incurred massive casualties, the Indian navy stepped up to put a conclusive end to the Kargil conflict in a tactical masterstroke.
Kargil Diaries

Prisoner of War

July 12, 2019, 05.24 PM IST
On a mission to take out Pakistani outposts, an Indian pilot was captured and tortured by the enemy. International pressure and backdoor diplomacy was the only way Flight Lieutenant Kambampati Nachiketa was returned to India
Kargil Diaries

IAF, the force-multiplier in Kargil War

July 11, 2019, 05.05 PM IST
An inhospitable graveyard at half the height of Everest. A death toll so high that the government had to include the cost of coffins in their budget. A victory painstakingly achieved, territory recaptured yard by yard. That was the Kargil conflict.
Kargil Diaries

Major Wangchuk: The 'Lion of Ladakh' who recaptured Chorbat La

July 10, 2019, 06.04 PM IST
Within two months of Lahore Declaration, the Pakistani garb of militants infiltrated into Indian territory, keeping the Indian army in the dark. Major Wangchuk decisively maneuvered a plan that helped regain Chorbat La, the strategic position for Indian Army.
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The taking of Tiger Hill: The battle that won India the Kargil War​

July 09, 2019, 07.24 PM IST
The high thrum of shelling reverberated in thin air as men of the Indian Army climbed a straight cliff of about 1000 ft, the last leg of a 16,700 feet height. An entire contingent of Pakistani Army was up there, responding in kind to the shelling from the Indian plains ahead. The game was afoot.
ET Budget Podcast

Union Budget 2019: Big boost for startups and entrepreneurs

July 05, 2019, 05.28 PM IST
In the roadmap to being a $5 trillion economy with 'Mazboot sarkar', Sitharaman presented the budget with provisions to augment the entrepreneurial spirit to boost employment.
ET Budget Podcast

Budget 2019 highlights

July 05, 2019, 04.15 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman covered every thing from gaon, gareeb, kisan to businessmen in her debut budget.
ET Budget Podcast

FinMin's Bahi Khata Is Here

July 05, 2019, 11.08 AM IST
Going against the customs of carrying a briefcase, Nirmala Sitharaman carried a Bahi Khata to present the Union Budget of 2019
ET Special Podcast

$5 trillion in 5 years?

July 04, 2019, 06.01 PM IST
The main takeaways from the Economic Survey for 2019 presented by the Chief Economic Adviser
ET Special Podcast

What to expect from the new Chief Economic Advisor

July 03, 2019, 06.08 PM IST
Krishnamurthy Subramanian kicks off the Budget proceedings with the first Economic Survey of the Modi 2.0 regime. All await an honest representation of the issues he has been vocal about in the recent past.
ET Special Podcast

The mother of all surveys is here!

July 03, 2019, 05.19 PM IST
Tomorrow, a day before the budget, our new CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian will present the Economic Survey for 2018-19. These numbers will show places where Sitharaman needs to tighten the screws and where she needs to allocate more funds.
ET Special Podcast

The deluge in Mumbai

July 02, 2019, 05.53 PM IST
Mumbai is on the brink of the 2005 deluge yet again. The pouring hasn't stopped but it has stopped the city on the run. The city has surpassed the monthly average rainfall in just two days.
ET Budget Podcast

The Budget recap before 5th July

July 02, 2019, 05.13 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman has been jumping hurdles of limited time, fiscal deficit and falling consumption in her maiden budget and she hasn't crossed the finish line yet. With two days before its unveiling, let's recap all we have on BJP's official agenda so far.
ET Special Podcast

GST turns two today

July 01, 2019, 06.48 PM IST
The journey of GST has not been a smooth one. The states were reluctant to give up their fiscal tax autonomy. What does the FinMin has in store for us?
ET Budget Podcast

Sitharaman won't get the cheque she wants

July 01, 2019, 06.28 PM IST
If there is one thing the NDA and UPA have in common, its increasingly badgering the RBI to part with more funds. However, it cannot be forced. The RBI can only be made to part with surplus and not existing reserves. No directive in our legislation exists to bend its will. The Government too did not give up easily.
ET Budget Podcast

The ramp the budget briefcases have walked

June 28, 2019, 06.41 PM IST
Finance ministers have come and gone but the briefcase has firmly held its place right from the time when Shanmukham Chetty presented independent India’s first Union budget on November 26, 1947 and we have come a long way since.
ET Special Podcast

The deal that made Trump angry with India

June 28, 2019, 05.22 PM IST
The S-400 Triumf deal that India signed with Russia has irked the US which now threatens to impose sanctions on New Delhi. Despite that, India is likely to tread off the earlier Rupee-Ruble route and honour the payments in Euros to bypass the threat of US sanctions.
ET Budget Podcast

The budget that put more money in your hands

June 28, 2019, 03.25 PM IST
Ahead of Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget next week, we revisit Dr. Manmohan Singh's legendary 1991 budget that reformed economic policy and ushered a new age in the Indian economy.
ET Budget Podcast

A railway idea for FM: A train run by Mukesh Ambani

June 27, 2019, 06.40 PM IST
It has a network of 70,000 km, spanning 29 states and 8,500 stations. It runs about 21,000 trains, two-thirds of which carrying 23 million passengers per day. The quintessential part of India, you just can't afford to miss the railways in a Budget.
ET Budget Podcast

Why India's finance ministers target smokers

June 27, 2019, 05.59 PM IST
Post GST, tax on cigarettes went up by 20%. Between 2011-12 and 2017-18, the tax on cigarettes has trebled. In fact, cigarettes are the most taxed tobacco item, but the root cause of the high tax might not be as noble as it seems
ET Budget Podcast

Can Sitharaman revive India's animal spirits?

June 26, 2019, 05.59 PM IST
Coined by John Maynard Keynes, animal spirits describe the psychological factors that drive investors to take action when faced with high levels of volatility in capital markets. Although animal spirits are important, the government ought to actively intervene to control them -- via policymaking.
ET Budget Podcast

Nirmala Sitharaman wants you to buy a house

June 26, 2019, 05.17 PM IST
The newest Finance Minister is planning to push for the housing dream to become a reality by 2022.
ET Budget Podcast

Unique Budgets from the past

June 25, 2019, 04.53 PM IST
Every budget has certain unique traits. Some budgets present a radical vision of the future, some dig up old templates from the past. In today's Budget Special, we run through some classics.
ET Budget Podcast

Can India do well with a well-being budget?

June 25, 2019, 04.32 PM IST
With the WHO having declared India as the most depressed country world-wide due to a complex interplay of pressures on the population and an HDI rank of 130 out of 189 nations, we desperately need welfare measures instead of populist gimmicks.
ET Special Podcast

India, water we going to do?

June 25, 2019, 01.50 PM IST
The state of Tamil Nadu is the closest to drought it has ever been, and the citizens of Chennai are struggling to find potable water.
ET Daily Rundown

Three resignations and a funeral

June 24, 2019, 05.55 PM IST
BSP supremo Mayawati, who had left open the possibility of fighting UP elections in alliance with Samajwadi Party, firmly shut the door on Akhilesh Yadav’s party. In a string of tweets, Mayawati announced that the BSP would fight all elections on its own.
ET Special podcast

With Viral Acharya's exit, is the era of NRI economists over?

June 24, 2019, 05.07 PM IST
Monday began with a resignation from the Mint Street. Viral Acharya, RBI's rebel without a pause, finally called it quits.
ET Special Podcast

Can One Nation, One Poll Really Work in India?

June 21, 2019, 04.25 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for another game changer this week, he wants the One Nation, One Poll format in replacement of the existing system.
ET Daily Rundown

The President's long list of promises and new member of 100 billion dollar club

June 20, 2019, 07.29 PM IST
The President made a long list of promises, when he addressed both houses of Parliament on Thursday; the most ambitious of which is India becoming a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2020 - our 75th year of independence.
ET Daily rundown

Guess who's back

June 19, 2019, 06.16 PM IST
Donald Trump has kicked off his 2020 election bid and he wants to be back in Washington but he is a bit unsure of whether to keep America great or make America great again.
ET Budget podcast

A Moët & Chandon moment for new FM

June 19, 2019, 05.24 PM IST
You know Nirmala Sitharaman, our new finance minister, worked as a salesgirl at the Sainsbury-owned Habitat in London's Oxford Street. The store gave her a bottle of Moët & Chandon for achieving record Christmas sales.
ET Budget podcast

Can Nirmala Sitharaman steer the auto sector out of trouble?

June 18, 2019, 05.45 PM IST
With the passenger vehicle industry firing on all cylinders, India was where all major global automakers wanted to be. It looked unstoppable till this year.
ET Special Podcast

The price of being an atheist in India

June 18, 2019, 03.57 PM IST
On 29 April 2019, Haryana state handed Ravi Kumar (in pic) a certificate, declaring that he belonged to “no caste, no religion & no god”. It took him two long years to get that acknowledgement, but he lost the title the following week. What made this man go for such a certification. Let's hear it from him.
ET Special Podcast

The A to Z of Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget

June 17, 2019, 08.38 PM IST
Before the Budget briefcase opens on July fifth, we will help you understand the A to Z of Budget 2019.
ET Daily Rundown

Dear PM, please go easy on Harley Davidson

June 13, 2019, 05.58 PM IST
There are no large-engine mobike manufacturers like Harley in India. And import volumes of the iconic brand here are rather small. But, as India picks up economic speed, the demand for such large motorcycles is likely to accelerate.
ET Daily Rundown

Bad news for Anil Ambani and PM Modi's clean-up mission

June 12, 2019, 06.09 PM IST
PWC quit as Reliance Capital's auditor adding to the already mounting problems for the younger Ambani brother...The auditor of Ambani’s shadow bank resigned citing lack of satisfactory responses to its questions, adding to concerns about the last stronghold of the wider Reliance Group.
ET Daily Rundown

Babus on a deadline, Mallya's new roomie and the GDP saga

June 11, 2019, 05.37 PM IST
Arvind Subramanian, India’s Former Chief Economic Adviser, has just stirred the hornet's nest.
ET Daily Rundown

Kathua verdict, Yuvraj's exit from cricket and banks caught in IL&FS firing line

June 10, 2019, 06.41 PM IST
Some of India's biggest banks are now under the firing line for unauthorised withdrawals.
ET Daily Rundown

What RBI's rate cut means for you

June 06, 2019, 06.35 PM IST
For one, there will be no charges for payments via NEFT and RTGS.
ET Daily Rundown

What's minting at Mint Street & how to crack a bot interview

June 04, 2019, 06.20 PM IST
If we go by what economists are saying RBI could actually surprise you by an unconventional rate cut of 35 basis points.
ET Daily Rundown

Sensex, Nifty at all-time highs, bank fraud at unprecedented levels & more

June 03, 2019, 05.48 PM IST
Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud involving an unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore have been reported in 2018-19, according to the RBI. In 2017-18, 5,916 such cases were reported by banks involving Rs 41,167.03 crore.
ET Daily Rundown

Modi begins second innings and ICC World Cup begins

May 30, 2019, 06.41 PM IST
Modi is all set to take oath for second term. As many as 8,000 guests including world leaders, Chief Ministers, political leaders, industry bigwigs, Bollywood and sports celebrities will attend the 90-minutes swearing-in function.
ET Daily Rundown

India's feeling the heat and Time's on Modi's side

May 29, 2019, 05.32 PM IST
India’s economic growth is likely to have slipped below 7% in FY 19, the lowest in the past five years, all because of a disappointing fourth quarter.

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