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No, RBI hasn’t capitulated govt by giving it Rs 1.76 lakh crore

If the govt signed on to the Bimal Jalan report that resulted in it getting much less than the Rs 4 lakh crore it wanted, it suggests the report is technically sound

With such an endorsement by someone of Subramanian’s stature, the RBI’s capital attracted everyone’s attention like bees to honey. News

Arun Jaitley: India’s hero at WTO

As the commerce minister in the Vajpayee govt, Jaitley pulled off some nifty moves that changed the course of trade negotiations at the WTO in favour of developing nations.

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Explained: How misaligned monetary policies are at the root of the current rot

Misaligned monetary policies are at the root of the current rot.

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While CLR report is a comprehensive one, few issues remain unaddressed

The recommendations call for including section 4A that allows for reasonable exercise of IPR as a defence against allegations of abuse of dominance.

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If government show some strategic thinking in exports, India will be on roll when global demands recover

If Sitharaman and her team can show some strategic thinking around exports, India will be on a roll when global demand eventually steadies and recovers.

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Difficult to sync lending rates with repo rate

The 10-years GSec has moved down by 110 bps between August 10, 2018, and August 9, 2019, 364-days Tbill by 143 bps, 91-days Tbill by 124 bps, and call rate by 90 bps.

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PV Sindhu’s rise should inspire India to take right route to nurture more sports greatness

PV Sindhu’s rise should inspire India to take right route on nurturing more such sports greatness.

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Madhya Pradesh: Kamal Nath government’s move leaves tribal folk more vulnerable

Madhya Pradesh’s move leaves tribal folk more vulnerable.

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Anti-plastic vision shouldn’t become a waste of efforts

Ban on plastic hasn’t worked; the focus should perhaps be on managing plastic waste better.

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Voting rights ushering in a new era of capital raising

Differential voting rights allow for more Silicon Valley inspired investment structuring and negotiations, and could have avoided the debacle of a public Indigo fallout or Mindtree’s hostile takeove

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Angel tax: Not dead, merely deferred

If the intention is to bring relief, then the February 2019 circular should be amended to state that loans and advances in the ordinary course of business should be allowed provided the PAN of the rec

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Policy on vaping is in contrast to the policy on cigarette

The Centre’s proposed policy on vaping is in contrast to its policy on cigarette/beedi smoking.

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CACP’s proposed price-deficiency scheme is a bad idea

If subsidies given to farmers by the states are subsumed, this cost could fall. But, even if the subsidies continue, this amount isn’t very different from what the government would likely incur as

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Linking social media to Aadhaar is serious overkill

The government, it is true, doesn’t want to have the detail of everyone’s Aadhaar-linked-social-media accounts. It only wants them in certain cases.

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The economic slowdown is structural

Monetary and fiscal policy measures alone cannot do the trick. Sustained growth requires a reforms policy.

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Arun Jaitley: The politician who won hearts across all divides

From abiding friendships with many fierce rivals in politics to pals and protégés in court and Cabinet, Jaitley won hearts across all divides.

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Why can’t the season-ending playoffs on the PGA Tour get it right?

Who can forget Tiger and playing partner Rory McIlroy walking down the fairway on the 72nd hole, trailed by a sea of fans held back by a tenuous rope. And, when he dropped the bogey putt to win, in Ti

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Chidambaram’s arrest: History has shown vendetta politics seldom works

Chidambaram refused to indulge in theatrics or even mention Home Minister Amit Shah’s name. Many see parallels with both Emergency and post-Emergency arrests.

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Mohan Bhagwat’s reservation poser needs a debate

Bhagwat wishes all reservations would wither away and Hindus could be a single people.

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Arun Jaitley, Sage no more

Over the years from being a Rajya Sabha member in the opposition seat to holding the most important portfolios like defence, law and finance, Arun Jaitley continued to evolve.

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Arun Jaitley: From Lutyens to Lajpat Nagar, everyone’s favourite politician

Always affable, with a deep knowledge of facts and the law, it was Jaitley that even the BJP’s detractors turned to for an explanation

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China’s double-barrel gun in Hong Kong backfires

Overt action of amassing armoured carriers and paramilitary forces in Shenzhen, and covertly running a social media disinformation campaign have failed to quell protests in Hong Kong.

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Data drive: Auto slowdown trips loan growth

Loan growth moderated for non-banking financial companies across the board with slowdown in auto and retail housing loans.

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New Education Policy: Criticism of draft wide off the mark

The dnep has received a lot of flak, but, proposals like replacing grade 10th & 12th exams with a four-year high school and choice-based-credits are revolutionary.

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Proliferation of technologies will address many agriculture-related issues

The proliferation of technologies and digital applications will address many of the agriculture-related issues and give a multi-dimensional push to agriculture.

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Increasing age-threshold for marriage for women would be freater step forward

Increasing the age-threshold for marriage for women would be a great step forward.

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Nirmala Sitharaman’s mini-budget fixes most problematic issues

FM does well to fix FPI- and angel-tax, very good steps to boost banking; other ministries now need to pitch in to boost investment.

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