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Fear of economic slowdown topmost on the minds of Indian monetary policymakers

Four out of the six-member Monetary Policy Committee kept their focus on economic activity at a meeting led by RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.

Who says rate moves need to be 25bps? Not Shaktikanta Das

RBI's Shaktikanta Das' suggestion on bigger interest-rate moves comes as markets see one more rate cut to boost growth in the $2.6 trillion economy amid risks from abroad.

Economy needs to grow at 8% for India to deal with poverty, says RBI’s Shaktikanta Das

India is expected to post economic growth of 7.2% this fiscal, and is seeing below-target inflation even as rising oil prices add an upside risk.
A Bharat Petroleum Corp. oil refinery in the Mahul area of Mumbai | Bloomberg

Oil prices are climbing again and that’s bad news for inflation outlook

Crude prices are at 5-month high and pose a risk to benign inflation expectations that allowed RBI to cut rates.

Now that RBI’s Shaktikanta Das has accepted the slowdown, how can we revive the economy?

The Reserve Bank of India Thursday cut the benchmark repo rate by 25 basis points to 6 per cent in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed inside the central bank building in Mumbai

RBI’s second rate cut comes amid slowdown of world’s fastest growing economy

The RBI is on course for its most aggressive monetary policy easing in more than 3 years, as it seeks to support the economy in the face of risks both at home and abroad.
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RBI has begun monetary policy easing, it must now focus on financial sector reforms

RBI has to improve monetary policy transmission & undertake reforms like setting up public debt management agency & boosting bond market infrastructure.
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.
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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.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

RBI’s new boss Shaktikanta Das is stuck between a rock and a hard place

If the RBI keeps buying government bonds, it surrenders its power to teach the government a lesson in fiscal arithmetic.

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Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

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Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.