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Zakir Naik gagged for good reason

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Livemint Zakir Naik, the firebrand Indian Islamic preacher who fled India in 2016, has stirred up trouble in Muslim-majority Malaysia, where he has been living in exile for three years. He reportedly made offensive remarks about the loyalty of Malaysian Hindus... More »

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Help the economy talk itself up

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Livemint Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das has urged the country to resist the “mood of gloom and doom” that hangs over the economy. Insufficient optimism, of course, can be a problem under any economic circumstances, if only because growth does d... More »

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Let the system tell you your capital gains tax

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Livemint Anyone who has invested in shares or mutual funds would vouch for the difficulty in determining the amount of capital gains tax one has to pay during a financial year. Working it out is a complicated task because financial assets are often bought thro... More »

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Opinion | Cricket’s charm

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Livemint Cricket is a gentleman’s game. Think of the dignified figure of an umpire letting a bowler run his way up and pitch a ball at a batsman. Now imagine if this gentleman’s role is given to a computer chip, one planted in the core of the ball sent whizzin... More »

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To make or not to make

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Livemint The Make In India programme, which sought to turn the country into a manufacturing hub exporting goods of all manner to the world, has not lived up to its promise. So observes A.M. Naik, chairman of the engineering major Larsen & Toubro, who has said ... More »

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The mystery of WeWork’s edge

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Livemint WeCompany, WeWork’s parent company, made a splash earlier last week when it became the latest “unicorn” to file a prospectus for an initial public offering (IPO). The New York-based company, which hopes for a valuation of nearly $50 billion, made a me... More »

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Opinion | An umpire hurled

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Livemint Cricket is a gentleman’s game. As exhibit A, picture the figure of an umpire, all authority and dignity, allowing a bowler to run his way up and pitch a ball at a batsman. But what if the umpire’s role is given to a computer chip, one planted in the c... More »

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Save the maximum city while there is still time

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Livemint Few cities get waterlogged as routinely as Mumbai, a metropolis that needs to act quickly to save its green cover, especially the forest area around Aarey Milk Colony. Broadly outlined, the problem is not new. It has been well identified. Prakash Java... More »

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Opinion | Popular anxiety

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Livemint The issue of a “population explosion” has come to the national forefront, with Prime Minister having called it a challenge in his latest Independence Day speech via LiveMint More »

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India’s voice in New York

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Livemint The Kashmir issue is expected to come up at the United Nations Security Council for the first time in several decades later today. The matter will be discussed in a closed-door meeting that has been called on the request of China, Pakistan’s all-weath... More »

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Encouragement from the Red Fort’s ramparts

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Livemint Among the standout features of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 15 August speech this year was the clear support expressed for private businesses and entrepreneurship. Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of India’s 73rd Independen... More »

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Opinion | Discount addiction detox

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Livemint If you’re looking to order food home or book a table at a restaurant, you may soon find that your favourite eat-out place is missing from the app you swipe open on your phone. According to a news report, about 300 restaurant brands in Gurgaon are deli... More »