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  • Modi’s folly: cutting spending during pandemic

    A striking aspect of the 24% decline in India’s GDP in the first quarter of 2020-21 compared with the previous fiscal year’s first quarter is the decline by 10.3% in public administration, defense, and other public services. This is a sector where the gross domestic…
  • India’s Tata offers to buy out Mistry group’s stake

    Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group, which is locked in a dispute with Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has offered to buy out the latter’s 18% stake in Tata Sons – the principal holding company and promoter of Tata firms. The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred Shapoorji Pallonji from…
  • How India can contain coronavirus

    India should focus on controlling the spread of Covid-19 by imposing focused lockdowns in hotspots that threaten to negate the country’s containment successes, Dr Shiv Pillai, director of the Harvard Immunology Graduate Program at Harvard Medical School, told Asia Times in a telephone interview. Over…
  • Covid hinders India’s efforts to revive economic growth

    India’s central bank has an onerous job when it meets later this month to revive growth after the economy contracted the most among major economies in the June quarter and could post a double-digit contraction in the full year. To add to its troubles, China…
  • Indian Lawmakers Pass Farm Bills Amid Uproar in Parliament

    NEW DELHI—Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sept. 20 approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments. The two bills were approved even though most opposition parties and some allies…
  • Taj Mahal reopens as India’s virus cases soar

    India’s famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation’s coronavirus-battered economy despite soaring infection numbers. India, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the world’s most crowded cities, has recorded more than 5.4 million Covid-19…
  • Indian Police Arrest Local Journalist for Allegedly Spying for China

    India has arrested three people in an alleged Chinese spy ring, including a local journalist who authorities said was paid more than $40,000 to provide sensitive information to Chinese intelligence agents. Rajeev Sharma, a 61-year-old freelance journalist, was arrested on Sept. 14 and accused of…
  • Bills mount for India’s struggling airlines

    The financial strain faced by airlines in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic has diminished their ability to pay dues to the Airports Authority of India, a state-owned body that maintains more than 100 airports in the country. An airline has to pay various charges…
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