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The Great Indian Hijack

It began with the NAC, and now five characters in fancy dress have brought the govt to bended knee.
A Jet Airways plane

Govt will not help Jet Airways beyond what policy permits: Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

Jet Airways' shares fell by nearly 4 per cent after reports alleging diversion of funds emerged.

How bees are boosting the fortunes of Indian farmers

The number of honey bee colonies have gone up from 20 lakh to 30 lakh between 2014 and 2016, while exports have increased nearly ten-fold.
Anil Ambani

Reliance Communications is racing against the clock to restructure its dollar debt

The company's default was India’s most high-profile one on international debt since the nation’s insolvency and bankruptcy code was passed in May 2016.

For the first time in 4 years, India’s top power producer NTPC wants coal imported

State-run NTPC wants to import 2.5 million MT coal as domestic supplier Coal India Ltd has failed to meet its rising demand.
The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) building in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India’s mid-size companies begin to look attractive amid increasing global insecurity

Mid-sized companies, tied to the local economy, offer better protection against the effects of a trade war and the turmoil in Turkey.
Japan

Why some techies are shunning Silicon Valley for the Japanese dream

Japan has a reputation for long hours and small salaries but the country’s pop culture caché is helping in hiring engineers.
LinkedIn

LinkedIn, like Facebook, is allowing researchers to use its data, but with one big caveat

Restrictions on data mining will stop researchers from using data beyond the requirements of their projects.
Tata Group

Tata tightens grip on Mistry family’s wealth, stops free transfer of shares

The legal battle may soon find itself in the Supreme Court over Tata's change in company status.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation, D. V. Sadananda Gowda | Wikipedia

Modi govt: Don’t quote report that showed higher GDP growth under UPA than NDA

Report by government-backed panel has pegged average growth under UPA at 8%, higher than that during 4 years under NDA.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.