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Representational image| Amazon Inc. fulfillment center in Bengaluru, India | Ruhani Kaur | Bloomberg

India was about to align its e-commerce market with global rules, then it lost trust

Global economy is under a new industrial transformation, with digital technology leading the change but India wants to address its own rising aspirations.
Narendra Modi

India on its way to become the fifth largest economy globally: PM Modi

Govt is committed to building a 'New India' with next generation infrastructure, he said.
Beneficiaries of Common Service Centres | Vikram Sampath/ThePrint

Between gaon and governance: How Modi govt’s Digital India is bridging rural-urban divide

Narendra Modi government's flagship scheme, Digital India, is transforming the country at the grassroots.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi | PTI

PM Modi first to be awarded Philip Kotler Presidential award

The award citation said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. 
Ariane5 VA-246 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base carrying GSAT11 | @isro/Twitter

GSAT-11 will bring fast inflight internet connectivity to India

GSAT-11, a satellite that will bring superfast internet to India’s remotest corners as well as beyond the mainland, was launched Wednesday morning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad

.bharat fails to take off in Modi government’s India

There has been little interest from users and an expert says measure too little if content is not in local languages.
A pile of coins representing Bitcoin cryptocurrency | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Don’t panic over Bitcoin fall, Apples and Googles of crypto economy are coming

Bitcoin has been on a nose dive since early 2018. But the market sentiment cannot affect crypto’s potential to change the world.
The rise in purchases of smartphones, TVs and other goods have made electronics India’s second-biggest import item after oil | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Indians’ love for electronics is pushing current account deficit

Data for the 13 months to May show electronics imports were valued at $57.8 billion, way more than gold purchases.
PM Narendra Modi

Digital India has checked black money, uprooted middlemen: PM Modi

He said 'rumours' that money is not safe when used digitally were a conspiracy hatched by 'disgruntled middlemen'.
Government exposes Aadhaar data

Errors by government authorities expose Aadhaar to risk and criticism

Despite government's claims that Aadhaar card information cannot be leaked, it has happened several times. Ironically, in some cases, it is done by the government itself.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.