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Ila Patnaik

Ila Patnaik
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Ila Patnaik is an economist and a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with special forces personnel in Ladakh Friday | By special arrangement

How Depsang Plains is new catchword in India-China standoff & why Rajnath not talking about it

In #CutTheClutter episode 570, Shekhar Gupta explains strategic importance of Depsang Plains, Daulat Beg Oldie & answers the important question — has China occupied territory in India?
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.