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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

RBI’s ban on Bitcoins puts regulators’ accountability back under judicial scrutiny

India’s most trusted regulatory body, the Reserve Bank of India, has given the courts two opportunities to question its manner of taking significant decisions in the last two years.
BJP workers celebrate their victory in the Assembly elections

Gujarat’s urban voters and traders remain loyal to BJP

GST, note ban and the Patidar agitation did not have a major impact on urban voters in Gujarat, who have traditionally backed BJP.
Voters standing in queue to cast their vote.

Patel quota stir, note ban & farm crises key factors in first phase of Gujarat polls

89 constituencies across 19 districts covering Saurashtra, South Gujarat and Kutch regions of the state go to polls Saturday.

Talk Point: There are still unanswered questions about the legality of demonetisation

On 8 November, 2016 the Prime Minister announced on television that 86 per cent of the money in circulation in the Indian economy stood demonetised. There are still unanswered questions about the legality of the entire exercise and even the process followed to arrive at the decision.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.