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Mukesh Ambani has a good chance of taking Hamleys global

Taking Hamleys global is a big challenge but Reliance knows the toy store chain and has the retail skills to succeed.
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Indian subcontinent’s collision with Asia changed the world for good

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them. It's your fix to stay on top of the latest in science.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

There are 2.9 million atheists in India and it’s been around in Asia for centuries

Atheism is not a modern concept and is a significant cultural force in India, as well as in other Asian countries influenced by Indian religions.
A man stands outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Optimism over Modi’s re-election makes rupee Asia’s best currency

Improved chances of PM Modi winning a second term have led to the stock & debt markets luring robust dollar flows.
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Rupee rallies as India-Pakistan tensions abate but election wall is coming up

The rupee has rebounded about 2% since early February, and is no longer the worst performer this year among Asia's emerging market currencies.
Passengers disembark a Bamboo Airways airplane at Phu Cat Airport in Qui Nhon, Vietnam

Travel boom in India & Asia could take a hit as pilot shortage worsens

Airlines such as IndiGo, Air Asia have had to cut flights daily with pilots exhausting their annual limit of flying hours.
Vehicles travel along a road as an elevated track for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system, right, stands under construction at dusk in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia grabs the upper hand over India in battle of high-yielding bond markets

Comparison between the two Asian economies is common given their similarities, and that’s especially true this year.
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Bangladesh’s lesson for India-obsessed Pakistan: Transform war economy into a peace economy

Bangladesh’s priorities are economic growth and human development whereas the bulk of Pakistan’s national energies remain focused on check-mating India
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

China is buying good press across the world, one paid journalist at a time

It coincides with launch of Belt and Road initiative and president Xi Jinping's call to “tell China’s story better” to the world.
Imran Khan

China wants Imran Khan’s Pakistan to be dependable before being dependent

China shows Imran Khan that Pakistan’s ‘locational narcissism’ isn’t enough.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?