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Opinion | An e-commerce compliance audit

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Livemint By seeking an annual statutory audit of compliance with foreign direct investment rules for online marketplaces, the government is addressing recently aired concerns by local traders that e-commerce companies may not be following changes that came int... More »

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Opinion | Modi’s assurance

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Livemint The theme of Modi’s speech was ‘better future’, and he also referred to an old problem of heavy-handed governance via LiveMint More »

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Opinion | A miscarriage of justice

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Livemint The death of four suspects, accused of the gang-rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian doctor, in what the police describe as an encounter raises troublesome questions. The crime they were accused of heinous, no doubt, which explains the public a... More »

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Opinion | Another gangrape in Unnao

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Livemint A 23-year-old girl was attacked with a knife and assaulted in Unnao by five men in the wee hours of Thursday. As she collapsed, the men doused her with kerosene and set her on fire. The victim, now admitted to a hospital, has reportedly sustained 90% ... More »

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New Delhi must do the heavy lifting we need

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Livemint On Thursday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) paused its policy rate-easing cycle after an uninterrupted series of cuts all through this year as the economy lost pace. The central bank had already reduced its repurchase rate, the one at which it lends ... More »

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RBI moves to avert cooperative crashes

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Livemint The cooperative banking sector shall finally be subject to greater supervision, it seems. The Reserve Bank of India, in its Statement on Development and Regulatory Policies issued on Thursday, has announced steps to tighten the vigil on this neglected... More »

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Opinion | The lapse of 1984

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Livemint For decades before 1984, the year had etched itself in the mindspace of a global intelligentsia as an Orwellian marker of a dystopic future. The year itself proved a nightmare. Not in Oceania, but India—especially in Delhi and other cities of the nort... More »

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Opinion | RBI’s dismal forecast

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Livemint If the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decision to hold its policy rate at 5.15% was a surprise, its snipping of India’s growth projection for fiscal 2019-20 was not—except the extent of the cut. By RBI’s latest estimate, the economy shall expand by just ... More »

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Opinion | Over to the government

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Livemint The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has paused its rate-easing cycle after an uninterrupted series of cuts all through this year as the economy has kept slowing down. The central bank has so far brought down its repo rate down to 5.15%; adjusted for infla... More »

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Green shoots in the services sector

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Livemint A fresh set of numbers seems to bear out the government’s claim that the economic slowdown is in the process of being arrested. The purchasing managers index for services in November signalled growth after two consecutive months of declines. This mirr... More »

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Quit smoking and get six days off

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Livemint Do non-smokers envy smokers, who seem to slip off every now and then for a “breather” in the midst of their daily work routine? They needn’t, at least not at Piala Inc, a Japanese marketing firm that decided to offer six extra paid leaves a year to th... More »