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India was the largest borrower from World Bank for 3 of last 4 years

World Bank assistance to India peaked in fiscal year 2010 at $9.3 billion, and help has been provided across sectors like road and power infrastructure, agriculture, health etc.
Bank notes | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi’s borrowing plan wasn’t the only piece of bad news this budget

Global funds see more pain for India’s debt as budget math weighs
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Lower borrowings by Modi govt may not help battered bond market

Modi govt may trim its borrowings for second time this year but it is not likely to lift the pall over the bond market.
RBI logo displayed outside its headquarters in Mumbai | Adeel Halim/Bloomberg

Caught in a debt trap, Indian states will have to borrow more money to repay loans

Borrowings by states almost doubled between fiscal years ended 2013 and 2018, with the trend picking up after 2008.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
congress

3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

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.