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Opinion | Freedom of speech

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Livemint The arrest of three journalists for sharing alleged “objectionable” content about Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath shows the high-handedness of the state’s police. At the centre of the controversy is a video in which a woman is seen making... More »

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RBI’s debt resolution rules are a mixed bag

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Livemint Once election results were declared and government formation was out of the way, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did not lose time in issuing a revised prudential framework for resolution of stressed assets. The revision became imperative after the Su... More »

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The blazer of diverse trails to a greater goal

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Livemint We have been avalanched with anecdotes about Azim H. Premji ever since he announced his retirement as chairman and managing director of Wipro Ltd. Next month, he will make way for his son, Rishad Premji, to take over as executive chairman, and for the... More »

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Opinion | Spice power

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Livemint The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inked a $43 million deal to procure an advanced “bunker-buster” version of Spice-2000 bombs manufactured by Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense System. According to government sources, under the contract, India will acquire... More »

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Opinion | Patriotism on the sleeve

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Livemint M.S. Dhoni’s run-in with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for sporting an Army insignia on his gloves has raised the question of just how much patriotism players should be allowed to display on the field. The ICC has asked him to remove the ins... More »

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When credit should get cheaper but refuses to

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Livemint The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has broadly stuck to expected lines in delivering the third successive quarter-percentage point cut of its repurchase rate. With inflation benign and all macroeconomic measures pointing to a deepening slowdown, cheaper ... More »

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Quick Edit | Rating riddle

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Livemint Caught napping on IL&FS, credit rating agencies took little time to knock the debt issued by Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) down to “default” grade after it skipped interest payments due on some debentures. The worsening “liquidity profile” of the n... More »

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Opinion | Rating agency riddle

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Livemint Caught napping on IL&FS, credit rating agencies took little time to knock the debt issued by Dewan Housing Finance Ltd (DHFL) to “default” grade after it skipped its interest payments due on some debentures. The worsening “liquidity profile” of the no... More »

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Opinion | Cabinet committee signal

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Livemint Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he assumed power in 2014, seemed indifferent at best to the idea of multiple cabinet committees on various issues of governance. He even disbanded several that had existed under the Manmohan Singh government. Now tha... More »

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The local user’s guide to social media safety

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Livemint The US government’s decision to press ahead with an antitrust probe against Big Tech firms has drawn the clout of these companies into the spotlight again. Investigators will put Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google to scrutiny in an effort to check if ... More »

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Opinion | Breathing bad

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Livemint According to the United Nations, nine of every 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air, which accounts for nearly seven million deaths per year via LiveMint More »