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Episode 300 April 15, 2019

Too many coins with RBI, Naveen Patnaik and Anil Ambani’s Firm

For our first story, we talk about the documents accessed by The Indian Express that reveal that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appears to have a glut of coins. Currently, it’s storing about 9 billion coins that might be on the “verge of collapsing due to weight”. Investigative journalist, Ritu Sarin, who reported on the story joins for this segment to explain this problem. Next, Sampad Patnaik, who reports on Odisha for the Indian Express, explains the reasons why Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is facing the toughest election of his lifetime (06:18). And last, Le Monde reports that the French government waived millions in tax liability for Anil Ambani’s France-based company (15:34).


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Too many coins with RBI, Naveen Patnaik and Anil Ambani’s FirmFor our first story, we talk about the documents accessed by The Indian Express that reveal that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appears to have a glut of coins. Currently, it's storing about 9 billion coins that might be on the "verge of collapsing due to weight". Investigative journalist, Ritu Sarin, who reported on the story joins for this segment to explain this problem. Next, Sampad Patnaik, who reports on Odisha for the Indian Express, explains the reasons why Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is facing the toughest election of his lifetime (06:18). And last, Le Monde reports that the French government waived millions in tax liability for Anil Ambani’s France-based company (15:34). You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.