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Yes Bank used Rs 200 crore loan for HDIL to pay off its own debt: ED

RBI and govt are poised to implement a rescue plan for Yes Bank that can be only described as bizarre

March 15, 2020 9:27:37 am

The people and Parliament must demand that the names of borrowers (especially the big defaulting ones) be published and the individuals or committees that approved the loans be asked to explain.

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Afghans in Delhi: Remembering the past, rectifying the future

March 14, 2020 8:10:08 pm

When Afghans started arriving in Delhi in large numbers after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, the GOI was very resistant to the idea of giving them ‘refugee status’.

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Rising uncertainty

March 14, 2020 3:45:17 am

Insecurity over coronavirus and its economic fallout will continue to weigh on markets. Prepare for turbulence ahead.

March 14, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Nuclear decision

March 14, 2020 3:40:07 am

The then PM Indira Gandhi said, “We must have our eyes and ears open (to what had been happening in this region) and be in touch with the latest technology. We should not be caught napping.”

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Non-Muslim Urdu writers of Lahore left behind memoirs of abiding love for the city

March 14, 2020 10:05:09 am

Over time, Lahore became the publishing capital of India and printed Urdu magazines with circulation reaching across India to Burma, where the last Mughal king had been exiled.

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No NRC

March 14, 2020 3:30:46 am

Short of this assurance, fears about NPR will remain — those pointing this out are neither anti-national nor misled.

Achievement of the Insolvency Code is that debtors now resolve defaults in early stages

March 14, 2020 10:11:18 am

Recovery is incidental under the IBC. Its primary objective is rescuing companies in distress. There is a myth that although the IBC process has rescued 200 companies, it has sent 800 companies for liquidation.

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Namaste karo na

March 14, 2020 3:15:06 am

With a little urging from coronavirus, the world embraces the contact-free Indian greeting. Cultural supremacists, be cool.

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By challenging status quo, PM Modi has made vested interests uncomfortable

March 15, 2020 8:01:50 am

The status quo position of the Indian secular-liberal political class was that while Hindu personal laws would be regularly modernised, Muslim personal laws would be left alone.

Strengthening Indian values

Ghosts and memories of partition must be confronted

March 14, 2020 9:44:44 am

It is being dredged up to rationalise every atrocity and question the founding ideals of India. The plausible explanation for not confronting the ghoul of Partition was its sheer scale and bestiality.

Response to COVID-19 shows India has the political will to control infectious diseases

March 14, 2020 9:59:42 am

All comparisons between COVID-19 and TB end with the superficial observation that they are both deadly respiratory tract infections.

Coronavirus threat is real, but responses to it are bordering on paranoia

Coronavirus threat is real, but responses to it are bordering on paranoia

March 13, 2020 10:34:06 am

It is imperative to take action against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But to believe that we are facing an apocalypse and react accordingly is sheer madness.

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Lines in the sand

March 13, 2020 10:21:43 am

Cartoon of UK Home Secretary Priti Patel is accused of racism. Boundaries between satire and bullying are ever shifting.

Privacy law should not disproportionately increase cost of business for start-ups

Privacy law should not disproportionately increase cost of business for start-ups

March 13, 2020 10:37:25 am

India has set itself a goal of a $1-trillion digital economy. This ambitious target will require it to develop a thriving start-up ecosystem. It is therefore important that the privacy bill does not lead to an uneven playing field for them.

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Serious reckoning

March 13, 2020 8:03:29 am

Home Minister assures action on Delhi riots without fear or favour. Record so far doesn’t inspire, Delhi Police will be watched

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Positive response

March 13, 2020 10:27:29 am

It is reassuring that Centre and states appear to have closed ranks to face novel coronavirus.

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The Urdu Press: CAA-NRC-NPR

March 13, 2020 3:00:54 am

The Urdu Times on March 1 has an editorial which cites an RTI application about PM Modi’s citizenship.

An afternoon in New York, an encounter between a psychic and a non-believer

An afternoon in New York, an encounter between a psychic and a non-believer

March 13, 2020 10:48:39 am

To predict that I will die in one year is a bad idea. If she got it wrong, I would be there to accost her and tell people she got it wrong. But if I died soon after she predicted a long life, the main witness to her wrong forecast would be gone.

US-Taliban deal puts the onus of ending the Afghanistan war on Asian forces

US-Taliban deal puts the onus of ending the Afghanistan war on Asian forces

March 13, 2020 11:01:35 am

In the long run, if the Taliban are back in Kabul, India’s infrastructure investments in Afghanistan will be at the risk of being seized. Besides, New Delhi will lose a friendly government in Kabul. Worse, Islamabad’s close partners may be in office once again.

March 13, 1980, Forty Years Ago: Assam Talks

March 13, 2020 12:05:56 am

At the last round of discussion, the Centre rejected the AASU-AAGSP plea that 1951 be accepted as the base year for the identification and deportation of foreign nationals in Assam.

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