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Rising inflation unlikely to worry RBI too much

With indicators from car sales to liquidity suggesting that economic activity may be cooling, economists expect at least one more rate reduction soon.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai, India

Another RBI rate cut next month will give fresh life to Indian bonds

RBI has cut borrowing costs & eased lending norms to boost credit flow. Yet, bond returns have dwindled, marred by concerns about govt borrowing plan.

More banking consolidations in India can lead to higher efficiency, say RBI researchers

Researchers said state-run banks fared better than private ones as they slowed hiring and adopted technology.
A man walks past the Reserve Bank of India headquarters in Mumbai | Shashank Parade/ PTI

RBI will issue new circular on stressed assets without ‘undue delay’: Shaktikanta Das

Two days after Supreme Court quashed RBI’s 12 February circular, governor Shaktikanta Das says ruling doesn’t question central bank’s powers.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed inside the central bank building in Mumbai

Supreme Court quashes RBI circular on company insolvency

The circular issued on 12 February 2018 said that lenders have to provide a resolution plan within 180 days for large accounts of Rs 2,000 crore and above.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai, India

Modi looks to RBI to boost economy before elections

RBI’s new governor Shaktikanta Das is seen more amenable to Modi govt’s wish to keep policy loose and push growth.
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Modi govt refuses to disclose appointment details of RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

Replying to an RTI query, govt declined to share the details, including names of short-listed candidates and file notings related to the appointment.

Animal spirits of Indian economy waver in election season uncertainty

Business activity sees marginal uptick but exports growth tardy, consumer demand sluggish & industrial production slower.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai

India and China are leading the world, at least in the monetary cosmos

Monetary policies of People's Bank of China and the Reserve Bank of India have indicated more to come, as both are responding to global headwinds that have local ramifications.
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Indian economy makes a weak start in 2019

A pullback in exports and business activity indicate weaker investors’ confidence in the Indian market.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.

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.


IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
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.