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Shaktikanta Das expected to play it safe at his first RBI board meeting tomorrow

RBI board is likely to sign off on terms of reference of the committee that will look into the issue of transfer of surplus RBI reserves.

Indian markets upbeat after dip in inflation, appointment of new RBI chief

Shaktikanta Das' views that inflation is benign has given economists hopes that the RBI may lower interest rates.
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Narendra Modi government now has a great opportunity to reform RBI

Long-term reform requires a vision and the willingness of the government and the new RBI Governor to risk political capital.
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The ‘palace intrigue’ RBI’s new chief Shaktikanta Das will have to watch over his shoulder

Subramanian Swamy had alleged in 2016 that Shaktikanta Das was involved in a shady land deal in Chennai.
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Like Shaktikanta Das, ex-RBI governor Subbarao was also criticised for being an IAS officer

In his book, Duvvuri Subbarao discusses how he dealt with a sceptical press and unwelcoming colleagues when he was first appointed governor of the RBI.
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Indian bonds rally amid hope of dovish monetary policy as new RBI chief takes charge

The new RBI chief Shaktikanta Das comes in at a time when inflation is trending lower in India amid an easing in food and energy costs.
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Give a little, take a little will be key to Shaktikanta Das’ success as RBI governor

Shaktikanta Das has always been considered an extension of the government, without a voice of his own.
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Reading the mind of the new RBI Governor, one tweet at a time

Shaktikanta Das has served under the Modi government but civil servants appointed to the post of RBI governor don't always toe the line. 
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RBI chief Shaktikanta Das faces a long to-do list in new job

Das’s first test comes on Friday when the RBI board is due to meet.
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Shaktikanta Das named new RBI Governor

A day after Urjit Patel's surprise resignation as RBI governor, the government appointed former finance ministry official Shaktikanta Das for a three-year tenure.

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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.



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. 
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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?