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Electoral bonds help BJP coerce donors & that’s why Arun Jaitley rises to their defence

Arun Jaitley displays intellectual dishonesty and performs mental gymnastics by presenting us a false narrative.
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.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Jobs, not josh: Modi government’s interim budget missed the elephant in the room

Acting finance minister Piyush Goyal's 1 hour and 45-minute budget speech had three acts of commission and one glaring omission.  
RBI Governor Urjit Patel | Shashank Parade/PTI

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s exit shows Modi government is prioritising short-term gains

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s resignation is a wake-up call for Narendra Modi government to focus on financial stability.
File photo of Rajat Gupta, former Goldman Sachs Inc. director and former senior partner at McKinsey & Co. | Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Indian CEOs and rich IITians are giving Rajat Gupta a second chance

IIT grad who was friends with Bill Clinton is now treading the road to redemption.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Urjit Patel won the first round in RBI vs Centre, but the war isn’t over

The timing of RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya’s scathing speech was impeccable.
Representational image | Karen Dias/Bloomberg

Happiness really can be found in a steady paycheck

The more you live from paycheck to paycheck, the more you need to be sure that the paychecks won’t stop coming.
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.
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Reliance touches $100 billion market cap mark again after 11 years

RIL first crossed the mark in October 2007 when the rupee was at 39.5 to a dollar.
Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis on US & Canada visit looking for investors to make Mumbai a ‘fintech’ hub

Fintech stands for the financial technology sector, which is one of the fastest growing in India.

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?