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Harsh realities await the new government

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BusinessLine The exit polls have spoken and almost all of them are giving a thumping victory to the BJP-led NDA, with the average number of seats projected being just short of a more than comfortable 300. A sure shot signal of what the exit polls would bring w... More »

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Why London is a hub for the super-rich

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BusinessLine He’s known online as DanTDM and he’s a British YouTube personality, gamer and author. But 28-year-old Dan Middleton, who makes videos of himself playing video games like Minecraft, is also worth £25 million. His YouTube videos, which attract score... More »

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The ink which marks indelibly

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BusinessLine ‘Daag ache hai’ (stains are good). This famous punch line from the Surf advertisement may well hold true in the Indian electoral context too. The indelible ink which is applied on the index finger proves that one has exercised their democratic rig... More »

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The worrying spectre of higher oil prices

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BusinessLine On May 2, the Trump administration brought to an end the waiver the US had granted eight countries, including India, of sanctions on imports of oil from Iran. Having pulled out of the 2015 multi-country agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear pro... More »

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After ‘colo’ order, what next for NSE?

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BusinessLine The NSE co-location issue, which has been dominating headlines over the last four years, is finally nearing closure with SEBI delivering the much-awaited orders against the NSE and others. It is interesting to note that despite the detailed invest... More »

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The changing face of secularism

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BusinessLine The collapse and disintegration of the Soviet Union led to the rejection of communist/atheistic state structures and ideologies, across Europe. These developments gave a new impetus to the revival and enhancement of religious influence worldwide. ... More »

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Behind China’s subdued BRI rhetoric

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BusinessLine It came as a badly needed shot-in-the-arm for China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative which has been flagging of late amid concerns it’s a debt-trap and a ploy to boost Chinese political influence. In early April, Malaysia signed on again for th... More »

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NOTA as a right! – The Hindu BusinessLine

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BusinessLine Disillusioned by the political set-up, you do not want to choose any candidate in the fray or support any political party, but still want to exercise your right to vote. In such a situation, does the ballot paper or electronic voting machine (EVM)... More »

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NDA vs UPA: The economic scorecard

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BusinessLine It is always tempting to analyse which government has done better on the economic front when elections are on. The truth is that governments provide a framework for economic agents to operate and the reforms that are implemented help facilitate gr... More »

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Climate change is the top agenda in UK

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BusinessLine On April 1, as MPs gathered in the House of Commons for the latest debate on the future of Brexit — as many sought to avert the forthcoming cliff edge of April 12 — the drama picked up pace as some of those in the public viewing gallery above the ... More »

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Will India become a big importer of food?

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BusinessLine India is, today, a country of about 1.35 billion people. United Nations’ population projections of 2017 say that India is likely to surpass China’s population by 2024 and reach 1.5 billion by 2030, making it the most populous nation on the planet.... More »