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Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. | Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

Why Jack Ma the ‘Communist’ shouldn’t surprise anyone

China has given its tech giants, Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, space to grow, but never ceded all control.

How Jack Ma made rich capitalists acceptable in communist China

Ma showed that an innovative private enterprise could thrive under a Communist regime once hostile, and still at times suspicious, of ambitious capitalists.
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Trump’s ‘unpresidential’ Twitter activity & why Saudi Arabia arrested a man over breakfast

Scores of migrants have died off the Libyan coast, and Alibaba's new venture in Russia.
Billionaire Jack Ma

Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma on leadership: Intelligent people need a fool to lead them

The billionaire who has dispensed Yoda-like wisdom over the years has become a role model in China.    
Ambani's wealth stands at an estimated $ 44.3 billion | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani leaves Jack Ma behind to become Asia’s richest person

Ambani's wealth overtook Ma's after the surge in Reliance's share prices.
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Go to Pakistan: Mega oil-pipeline set to complete by 2019

Here is what’s happening across the border: 2,000-km oil pipeline set to be completed next year, and Pakistan is an 'underachiever' on the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index.
Donald Trump

With Trump’s Iran pullout, has the rule-maker of the world become the rule-breaker?

The combination of China’s rapid reemergence as a global power and a US led by an unstable president are increasing geopolitical risks, but India is too immersed in fighting internecine battles.
Flipkart

Thanks to Flipkart, India now a battleground for Walmart vs Amazon

Walmart has bid $15 billion for Flipkart Online Services Pvt, which could seal a triumph over Amazon.com Inc., which has been trying to take control of Flipkart with a competing offer.

Our payments bank is more secure than PSU banks — Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma

India's youngest billionaire spoke in Mumbai about taking on the big banks, Aadhaar, privacy and the NPA debate.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.