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India saw highest number of Internet shutdowns in past year: Richa Sekhani

Speaking at Democracy Wall, Sekhani, a researcher, says the shutdown hours cost India a staggering $3.1 billion. 
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With safeguard tariff set to kick in, Indian firms hoarding China solar cells

India has proposed a 25% two-year safeguard duty on solar cells from China, Malaysia to protect domestic manufacturing.
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Liquidity risk looms, funding costs may surge: IDFC fund manager

Indian assets have become less attractive to overseas funds amid tighter global liquidity, says Suyash Choudhary.
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Weak rupee not enough to tip the scale in favour of Indian exports

Demand-killing trade war threatens Indian exports that have already been hurt by policy disruptions over the past 2 years.
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India may lose trade dispute with US in WTO, says commerce secretary Teaotia

US has dragged India to WTO for providing export subsidies even as the latter's income levels cross the subsidy threshold. 
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Trade tensions no bar as India, South Asia set to retain spring in growth, says ADB

The bank said India's economy was on track to meet fiscal year 2018 projected growth of 7.3% and accelerate to 7.6% in 2019. 
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The world simply isn’t impressed with Narendra Modi’s make in India

Samsung's shiny new plant in Noida is more exception than norm as India's manufacturing shrinks to 15% of GDP.
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Judge me on my work, not country of residence, says Modi’s CEA Arvind Subramanian

Subramanian denies taking up the job only to embellish his CV, says would like to return to India as the CEA of all states.
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India set to pump Rs 13,500 crore into state banks to meet capital requirements

Govt 's infusion comes as it seeks to shore up capital buffers and help the lenders meet coupon payments on their bonds.
Sensex has risen more than 12% from its March low fueled by buying from local mutual funds | Adeel Halim/Bloomberg

$10 billion investment fund finds India a ‘good place to hide’ from trade war

Fund's director says India still an outperformer among emerging markets with relatively better international flows. 

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Xi Jinping addressing the conference in Beijing

A shorter Belt & Road by China will be even more dangerous

A leaner Belt & Road will allow China to better deploy its infrastructure firms, subsidies, technology & finance non-bankable strategic projects.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.