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Urjit Patel

Will strengthen banking system, RBI chief assures parliamentary panel

Patel said that after the implementation of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, crisis over the non-performing assets was improving.
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Why India is a haven in this emerging-market turmoil

Experts say there's enough demand from the nation's booming middle class to render it relatively immune to external shocks. 
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The Indian Supreme Court judge who is making Facebook, Google and Amazon very nervous

B.N. Srikrishna is leading the effort to draft new data-privacy laws for India that will regulate how tech giants from the US and elsewhere operate in the nation of 1.3 billion. 
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8 percent Indian bond yield is not enough to meet the demand-supply mismatch, flags pimco

Due to risks from higher oil prices, rising debt supply and a weakening currency, Pacific Investment Management Co. and Schroder Investment Management Ltd. are wary of adding to holdings in Asia’s highest-yielding major market.
A Bharat Petroleum Corp. refinery stands in the Mahul area of Mumbai

India’s demands erode 90% of once cash rich ONGC coffers

ONGC’s largest shareholder, the central government, has been tapping state-run companies including India’s biggest energy explorer to bridge its fiscal deficit.
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Bihar booze ban: Bane for state, boon for neighbours

Since Nitish Kumar brought in prohibition in December 2015, Bihar’s neighbours Jharkhand and West Bengal have seen steady spikes in their excise revenue.
Patanjali CEO Acharya Balakrishna (left) and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev (right)

Baba Ramdev and aide bring in cyber experts to plug Kimbho holes

While the initial release proved popular in terms of downloads, Patanjali’s first foray into technology was quickly criticised online by experts as a 'joke' and 'security disaster'.
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China’s new solar policy may delay India’s panel-making plans

The shift in policy next door is expected to cause a glut in global supplies and thus a fall in prices. With India's high capital cost and corporate taxes, locally made supplies can't compete.
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Indian immigrants could end up waiting 70 years for Green Card

As of May, there were 395,025 people waiting for a Green Card under the employment-based preference category. Of these, an estimated 78% were Indians.
Pedestrians look up at an electronic ticker board showing a budget news report outside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai.

World’s best consumer finance firms set to gain from India’s election season

Private consumption accounts for more than half of India’s GDP but was dampened by demonetisation and the introduction of a chaotic tax structure last year. 

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China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.