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David Malpass, World Bank president nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens while Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 6 Feb., 2019

Trump attacks the World Bank by nominating an unconventional chief

Donald Trump's nominee for the post of World Bank president has been a critic of multilateral institutions.

What’s different about this year’s Davos?

From a focus on mental health to the participation of more women, Davos is set for a makeover this year. Here’s what else is happening around the world.
Indra Nooyi

White House considering Indra Nooyi for post of World Bank president: Report

The New York Times said that Nooyi has been courted as an administration ally by Ivanka Trump, who is playing a role in the selection of a nominee.
Pedestrians walk past the Bund Bull statue in Shanghai

New study raises questions about China’s borrowing at World Bank

World Bank still loans an average of $2 billion a year to China.
World Bank headquaters in Washington | Commons

There’s good reason to give up on the World Bank

The World Bank has simply not been effective enough at what is supposed to be its core task
Jamal Khashoggi | Twitter

11 accused put to trial in Saudi Arabia in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

Robots haven’t yet taken all our jobs, says new World Bank report, and Brazil President Bolsonaro moves to keep his poll promises.
Srinagar city

J&K govt calls for speedy implementation of Rs 1,500 crore World Bank-funded projects

The World Bank sanctioned a loan of Rs 1,500 crore in 2016 for infrastructure upgradation in J&K.
Mike Pompeo

Pakistan rejects US censure on its religious freedom violations

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Shah Mehmood Qureshi asks for India’s help to end the Afghan war; Balochistan cabinet calls CPEC spending in province so far a “joke”.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India retains position as top receiver of remittances, says World Bank report

Over the last three years, India has registered a significant flow of remittances from USD 62.7 billion in 2016 to USD 80 billion 2018.
A tobacco cigarette

Pakistan govt move to impose ‘sin tax’ on cigarettes, sugary beverages draws flak

Here’s what’s happening across the border: World Bank says India-Pakistan trade has potential to reach $37 billion, and Bill Gates appreciates Imran Khan's polio eradication efforts. 


Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 


Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.