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Modi sells India Dream to world but sweeps ugly truth of rapes under the carpet

PM Modi may be a marketing maverick but the world is watching.
Representational image | A US one-hundred dollar banknote and Chinese one-hundred yuan banknotes | Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

62% Indians want foreign firms to set up units, 43% want them to buy Indian firms — Pew study

The 2019 study by Pew Research Centre was conducted in 15 countries, including India. The findings were published on 10 August.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at Hyderabad House | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

After Ladakh, India & US need deeper economic relationship, not just strategic

Trade tends to cement alliances & building up allied countries’ economies makes them much more able to resist military encroachments by rivals.
Startups

Can’t rely on foreign investors. India must become aatmanirbhar in startup financing

Startups are vital to India’s economic growth. To ensure they are not subject to onerous influence from foreign investors, we need to build up a venture capital industry.
PM Narendra Modi stands with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Apart from FDI limit increase, Modi govt’s defence reforms won’t boost ‘Make in India’

The private sector is struggling in defence because the Ordnance Factory Board and other Defence Public Sector Undertakings always get preference in India.

Vocal for local: Can India afford self-reliance or is it a slogan to please swadeshi lobby?

PM Narendra Modi, in his national address Tuesday, said the Covid-19 crisis has taught India the importance of local manufacturing and supply chains.
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India isn’t ready yet for foreign companies that want to quit China

India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.

Jio-Facebook deal: Boosts India as FDI destination or threatens to be e-commerce monopoly?

Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook has bought a 9.99 per cent stake in Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Platforms for Rs 43,574 crore.
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New FDI curbs not protectionism, but part of global message for China’s irresponsibility

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E-commerce curbs and China FDI rules: Is Covid-19 making India more protectionist?

The Centre revoked permission to e-commerce firms to sell & deliver non-essential items from Monday. It has also issued new FDI rules to cut the risk of "opportunistic takeovers".

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.