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Indian currency

Rupee goes from best performing Asian currency to worst as oil, Kashmir puncture sentiment

The rupee’s losses have deepened in recent days amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

Death threats, a spiritual sect & a $2 billion empire: Singh brothers feud gets murkier

Billionaire Malvinder Singh claims that his brother Shivinder acquired 6 companies to write off debts of their spiritual guru, who allegedly threatened.
Shinzo Abe

‘Not saying it’s not true’: Abe’s cryptic reply on Trump’s Nobel nomination

Did he nominate Trump or didn't he? Japan's PM Shinzo Abe walked a fine line when asked if he nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed inside the central bank building in Mumbai

In boost to Modi govt, RBI to consider Rs 280 billion early payout to Centre

RBI's profit transfer could be key to funding Modi government’s income support program for farmers ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
Pedestrians and traffic move past buildings in Mumbai

Hedge fund operator plans $1 billion India-focused ESG fund

Avendus expects to raise $1 billion over two years with its ESG fund and sees around 70 percent of that money coming from overseas investors.
The Infosys Ltd. campus in Bengaluru

Public sector firms join tech giants to keep share buyback alive

Rush to return excess cash to investors is driven by tax efficiency of buybacks over dividends, declining share values & a slowing global economy.
File photo of Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Saudi Arabia signs investment MoUs worth $20 billion in Pakistan

Prince Mohammed's investment plans may help Imran Khan's efforts to revive an economy hurt by widening current account & fiscal deficits.
Construction site

India is sleepwalking to trouble on debt of real estate developers

A lack of project cash flows, combined with costlier refinancing, could force property assets to head straight to the morgue after moratorium.
Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman | Will Oliver/Pool via Bloombeg

Saudi Crown Prince MBS delays Asia trip amid India-Pakistan tension

Mohammed Bin Salman will arrive in Pakistan Sunday, a day late. He is also scheduled to visit India and China.
The city of Kabul (representational image) | Commons

It’s the moment of truth for Afghanistan

There are distinct signs of progress in Afghanistan, thanks to Zalmay Khalilzad, who last year took over as US special representative to the reconciliation process.

OnCamera

Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.

Defence

A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.