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Life tips from a banker who is helping rural Indian women manage successful businesses

Thousands of female entrepreneurs have been empowered by loans from Chetna Sinha's Mann Deshi Bank, a bank run for, and by, women.
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Data says India’s industrial production is surging, but some decoding is needed

If taken seriously, India's Index of Industrial Production could give an incorrect impression about the state of affairs across industries to policy makers.
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India presents an image of optimism and promise to a world in flux

For India to reap the benefits of its reforms process, it is imperative that it address some critical challenges at home.
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भारतीय बैंकों के ज्यादातर ग्राहकों का रूझान अब बॉण्ड मार्केट की तरफ

बॉण्ड बाजार में जरा संभल के! अधिकतर खुदरा ग्राहकों, जो ज्यादा मुनाफे के लिए बॉण्ड मार्केट में पैसे लगा रहे हैं, को इससे जुड़े जोखिम का अंदाजा नहीं.
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World Bank sees India’s growth outpacing China’s in FY 18-19

Report on Global Economic Prospects report says India’s growth will reach 7.3% compared to China’s 6.4%; private investment is expected to revive.

Laxmi to Bullcoin: The ‘made in India’ bitcoins

Websites promoting desi bitcoins in the garb of ‘Make in India’ initiative; Delhi Police receives 8 complaints in a month; people duped of crores of rupees.
अरुण जेटली एवं अर्थव्यवस्था एक चित्रण

यदि टैक्स कलेक्शन को है बढ़ाना तो शेयर मार्केट में कैपिटल गेन टैक्स वापस है लाना

वित्त मंत्री के दावे सही हो सकते हैं लेकिन इनमें से कोई भी दावा उनके सामने खड़ी चुनौतियों की जटिलताओं को दूर नहीं कर सकेगा.
Jobs - Brick making

A delightful limerick war unfolded on Twitter over Indian jobs and H-1B

Economist Bibek Debroy and columnist Sadanand Dhume's Twitter exchange through limericks on India's jobs crisis and the H-1B visa tweak created a buzz.
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Unable to deliver on economy, Modi, Xi & Abe have resorted to empty sledging

While China’s Xi has resorted to an anti-corruption campaign, Japan’s Abe and Modi have switched to nationalism to retain popularity.
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For Uber and Ola drivers, it’s going to be a vomit-soaked New Year’s Eve

Driving isn’t their only job on days like New Years’ Eve or Christmas; facing rowdy passengers and cleaning vomit also figure in a day’s work.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.