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India-Uzbekistan pharma deal

To counter China, Made-in-India drugs could soon be made in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is offering Indian firms incentives including free land, tax holidays of up to 10 years faster green clearances among others.
Cricket ball

Cricket races to save itself from years of declining popularity

The challenge for cricket – How to make a deeply complicated game palatable to a new audience, at a time of increasing competition from e-sports and video games?
Smoke rises from a chimney as electricity pylons stand at the Tata Power Co. Trombay Thermal Power Station

Tata power plans $5 billion push to boost renewable capacity

The bulk of the increase is expected to come from solar, both large projects and rooftop says CEO Praveer Sinha. 
A worker uses a cutting torch in a workshop in the Naraina steel and iron market area of New Delh

Bitter court battles bog down Arcelor, Tata as bankruptcy law is tested

The successful resolution of stressed loans, which holds nearly 90 percent of impaired assets is crucial for Modi to clean up the balance sheets...
Adnoc announced 2 million barrel oil for Ratnagiri refinery

Adnoc announces a 2-million barrel cargo of oil destined for Ratnagiri refinery

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company intends to store 5.86 million barrels of crude at the Ratnagiri refinery. India is targeting support from both Saudi Aramco and Adnoc for the $44 billion Ratnagiri project.
China is working towards reinventing its pharmaceutical industry | Pxhere

Indian pharma firms lukewarm on China’s lowered drug tariffs considering lengthy approvals

The announcement was made to provide opening to Indian pharmaceutical firms to market their economically priced drugs.
Flipkart

Flipkart investors could force Walmart to take company public

Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer, could be forced to publicly list its newly acquired Indian e-commerce company, Flipkart Group, within four years at the request of a small minority of Flipkart shareholders, a public filing shows.
Heavy mining activities in Karnataka | Marco BULGARELLI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The 2011 report that exposed the largest illegal mining scam in India

Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde in his 466-page report detailed the mining scam in Karnataka’s Ballari district which cost the state an estimated Rs 16,085 crore.
Fishing port

Myanmar fishing port may double as $10 billion Chinese debt bomb

CITIC, China’s first state-owned investment corporation, has proposed taking a 70 percent stake in the project, with the remainder split between the Myanmar government and a consortium of local firms. The Chinese company would run the zone for up to 75 years and would finance Myanmar’s stake.
$19 billion fund head favors risk in India poll season

$19 billion fund head favours investing against the crowd in Indian poll season

Nilesh Shah says Karnataka polls will impact national elections in 2019. But hard to predict if India will re-elect majority govt.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.