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Narendra Modi’s junking of the economy is like Nero fiddling while Rome burned

The Indian economy cannot afford a slowdown, but the Modi government is not even accepting that there’s a problem.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC office | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi for declining growth in third fiscal quarter

The Congress President's comments came a day after the party alleged that despite the govt "fudging" data, numbers in the third quarter continue to decline.
File photo of Narendra Modi at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

Why air strikes on Pakistan may not help Narendra Modi win the election

People care about national security, but not more than the money in their pockets.
Uber Eats advertisement announcing their launch in Mysore

Uber said to be in talks of selling Uber Eats to its rival Swiggy in India

A deal could be sealed within coming weeks between Uber and Bangalore-based Bundl Technologies Pvt, which owns the Swiggy brand.
The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
Protestors holding Tricolor raise slogans during a demonstration against the Pulwama terror attack

India has been squeezing Pakistan economically even before Pulwama

Indian efforts to punish Pakistan economically date back to the Cold War, but results have started coming in only since 2007.
Opposition supporters wave Venezuelan flags during a rally against Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's president | Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

In 14 charts: How Venezuela became a failed state

The past two decades under Hugo Chávez’s regime have represented a brutal setback in all dimensions of social life for the Venezuelan people.
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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
Representational image | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

In charts: India is getting richer, but still hoping for a boy

On top of 63 million missing women, a recent govt report reveals an even more pervasive pattern of sexism in recent demographic data.
Finance minister Piyush Goyal before the interim budget presentation outside Parliament

The arithmetic of this election year interim budget is questionable

Overstatement of revenue and understatement of expenditure is a constant problem with Indian budgets.

On Camera

An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?