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The consumer confidence survey reflects deterioration in consumer sentiments on the employment scenario, the price level and income

Consumer confidence hits a new low, reveals RBI survey

The RBI Wednesday released the September 2017 (Q2) round of the consumer confidence survey (CCS). Key takeaways:  The survey reflects deterioration in consumer sentiments...
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GST is a mountain, and SMEs can’t scale it without some support

Considering SMEs in India are largely promoter-driven, entrepreneurs fear they will be spending valuable resources towards compliance.
Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellery traders say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.

Demonetisation, GST take shine off Delhi’s jewellery hub, trigger job distress

Sales fell sharply after November 2016, jewellers say struggling to pay workers who haven’t been sacked.
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Delhi gold bangle manufacturing unit owner speaks on job losses due to slowing economy

The owner of a gold bangle manufacturing unit in Old Delhi’s Kucha Mahajani market speaks about job losses due to a slowing economy and other factors like demonetisation and GST.
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Yogesh Singhal, Head of Bullion & Jewellers Association, on job losses in jewellery sector

Yogesh Singhal, Head of Bullion & Jewellers Association, speaks about on job losses in jewellery sector
ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta with Niti Aayog vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar

GST to Air India, the headlines from OTC with Niti Aayog’s Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar's comments made news on a range of hot button issues – from the slowdown to GST, unemployment to disinvestment in Air India.
Why has the Indian economy slowed and what can be done to revive it?

Talk Point: What is to blame for the Indian economic slowdown? How can growth be revived?

As the debate rages over who's to blame for a slowing economy, a panel of eminent experts including Rahul Bajaj, Adi Godrej, Ajay Shah, Arvind Virmani and Ajit Ranade explain what can be done to revive it.
The World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index says India is ranked 40 among 137 economies

Encouraging signs for economy: India ranks 40th in Global Competitiveness Index

India is the top-ranked economy in South Asia, 3rd among BRICS countries, and has improved in infrastructure, higher education, and labour market efficiency.
The Prime Minister has created the Economic Advisory Council just a day after a critical editorial.

PM forms economic advisory council day after FT faults him for disbanding it

Financial Times editorial blamed demonetisation and the botched-up rolling out of GST for slow-down of Indian economy.

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Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.