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With the passenger vehicle industry firing on all cylinders, India was where all major global automakers wanted to be. It looked unstoppable till this year.
The first two months of this fiscal saw sales go in free-fall mode, the worst in 18 years. Nearly half a million passenger vehicles worth Rs 35,000 crore went unsold. Plants start... Read More
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The price of being an atheist in India

Jun 18, 2019, 03.57 PM IST
In a country like India, passions are easily ignited when it comes to religion. A melting pot of cultures, is there really a place in this country for atheists?
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The A to Z of Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget

Jun 17, 2019, 08.38 PM IST
Before the Budget briefcase opens on July fifth, we will help you understand the A to Z of Budget 2019.
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Dear PM, please go easy on Harley Davidson

Jun 13, 2019, 05.58 PM IST
There are no large-engine mobike manufacturers like Harley in India. And import volumes of the iconic brand here are rather small. But, as India picks up economic speed, the demand for such large motorcycles is likely to accelerate.
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Bad news for Anil Ambani and PM Modi's clean-up mission

Jun 12, 2019, 06.09 PM IST
PWC quit as Reliance Capital's auditor adding to the already mounting problems for the younger Ambani brother...The auditor of Ambani’s shadow bank resigned citing lack of satisfactory responses to its questions, adding to concerns about the last stronghold of the wider Reliance Group.
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Arvind Subramanian, India’s Former Chief Economic Adviser, has just stirred the hornet's nest.
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Some of India's biggest banks are now under the firing line for unauthorised withdrawals.
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What RBI's rate cut means for you

Jun 06, 2019, 06.35 PM IST
For one, there will be no charges for payments via NEFT and RTGS.
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If we go by what economists are saying RBI could actually surprise you by an unconventional rate cut of 35 basis points.
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Over 6,800 cases of bank fraud involving an unprecedented Rs 71,500 crore have been reported in 2018-19, according to the RBI. In 2017-18, 5,916 such cases were reported by banks involving Rs 41,167.03 crore.
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Modi begins second innings and ICC World Cup begins

May 30, 2019, 06.41 PM IST
Modi is all set to take oath for second term. As many as 8,000 guests including world leaders, Chief Ministers, political leaders, industry bigwigs, Bollywood and sports celebrities will attend the 90-minutes swearing-in function.
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India's feeling the heat and Time's on Modi's side

May 29, 2019, 05.32 PM IST
India’s economic growth is likely to have slipped below 7% in FY 19, the lowest in the past five years, all because of a disappointing fourth quarter.
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Our very own IndiGo is now on the verge of being neck-in-neck with the Gulf airline.
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As a part of his philanthropic endeavours, Buffett the sharpest minds in the market is offering a chance to pick his brain over lunch at a New York steakhouse. The proceeds will go to Glide memorial foundation, which is trying to address hunger, poverty, and homelessness in San Francisco.
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Tomorrow’s the big day and India's spy satellite

May 22, 2019, 06.33 PM IST
Who’s going to win the honour of serving the Indian people for the next five years?
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What if the exit polls go wrong on Thursday?

May 21, 2019, 05.22 PM IST
What if the exit polls go wrong, what if the numbers are not close enough for an encore, what if Modi loses?
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US president Donald Trump is changing the rules of the immigration game. His new piece of legislation would favour immigrants who are exceptional students or those with "extraordinary talent" and also people who work in professional and specialised vocations.
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Women making us proud and shampoo sales going down

May 15, 2019, 06.41 PM IST
23 year old Mumbai girl made history by becoming the world’s first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a light sport aircraft, Mahi. Also, 51- year old GS Lakshmi has become the first ever woman to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees.
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China thinks Indians don't work hard

May 14, 2019, 06.31 PM IST
China's state-run media said they're pretty confident Indians won't be able to actually boycott Chinese products. Even as Prime Minister Modi said the decision should be left up to the sooj-bhooj of the public, China is unfazed.
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The winter is finally here for Game of Thrones...while the wait for the moment was a long one, the end is now almost here.
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Could India be headed for a structural crash?

May 09, 2019, 06.26 PM IST
Could India really be headed for a structural crash? One of Modi's top advisers has said India might be staring at a crisis because of which the country could soon get ensnared in the middle-income trap.
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The country is running out of RoohAfza...the shortage of Rooh Afza in the peak of summer and in the beginning of Ramzaan had the social media buzzing. Pakistan, surprisingly, has offered to come to our rescue.
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Niti Aayog now wants India's judiciary to go corporate. The think tank is working on a proposal to introduce an annual performance review system for India’s 17,000-plus judges.
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Today was the fifth day of voting for the 2019 general elections, with 7 states voting for 51 seats.
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Motown in trouble and all about Cyclone Fani

May 02, 2019, 07.08 PM IST
Mayhem in motown, a cyclone on its way, an ultimatum to EC and CBSE results. Hear it all in today's rundown.
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GST high, and a super app from Mukesh Ambani

May 01, 2019, 06.52 PM IST
A high for GST, another high for Mukesh Ambani and a soya-powered high for Baba Ramdev, here is today's rundown.
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What's new at SBI and why Ericsson is tense

Apr 30, 2019, 06.57 PM IST
Change of rates, change of statements, change of fate and change in rating. Today was a day of changes.
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A big voting day and why GoT was so dark

Apr 29, 2019, 06.22 PM IST
People of 9 states voted today to seal the fate of 961 candidates contesting for 72 Lok Sabha seats.
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The big Varanasi damp squib and a first from the Army

Apr 25, 2019, 06.33 PM IST
If you go by the country's biggest car maker we may be on our way to a future without diesel engines.
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The interview everyone is talking about

Apr 24, 2019, 06.14 PM IST
A non-political interview everyone is talking about, a tug-of-war over a hotel sale, a legend's birthday and details into an attack that has shaken up the sub continent, here is today's daily rundown....
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India's 7-part game of thrones hits prime time

Apr 23, 2019, 06.23 PM IST
The mother of all election phases happened today. With this, India's 7-part game of thrones has hit prime time.
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Panic Monday for a nation under attack

Apr 22, 2019, 06.36 PM IST
A local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jamaath is suspected to be behind the easter bombings in the island nation that has so far claimed nearly 300 people, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Monday lives.
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The Jet debate finally ended last night with the last Jet flying from Amritsar to Mumbai. Jet's stocks, like the airline, took a hit today, plunging 30%.
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The second phase of the great India vote is tomorrow, and voters in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and UP are gearing up for the big day. By tomorrow evening, the fates of candidates in 95 seats will be sealed in EVMs.
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A high for markets and another low for Jet

Apr 16, 2019, 07.04 PM IST
Indian equity indices closed at record highs as investors weighed on earnings growth and election outcome (Pro Modi it seems). The Sensex hit an all-time high of 39,277.96, and the NSE Nifty jumped 96.7 points to a record 11,787.05.
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14 big stories in 2 minutes

Apr 15, 2019, 06.13 PM IST
Today, we will try to pack as much stories as we can in under a listen in.
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All that happened when India came out to ink

Apr 11, 2019, 06.35 PM IST
Sniper gun, broken EVMs, missing voter ids, Namo packets and hot-headed jawans, if you go by how the first day of voting in elections 2019 is going, India's got its hands full. 91 Lok Sabha seats are up for grabs in this phase and we have some big names whose fate is at stake.
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Want to know why tomorrow is a big day? Hear this out

Apr 10, 2019, 05.58 PM IST
It all begins tomorrow, the biggest poll exercise that decides Brand Modi. Today's rundown is a glimpse into the five years of Modi sarkar, in bits and bytes. Listen in.
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Indians are buying less cars and scooters. The sales of scooters slipped into red for the first time in 13 years, and passenger vehicles is growing at the slowest pace in the last five years.
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The BJP's manifesto came out today with 75 Promises or sankalps as the party would love to call it, but was it good enough against Rahul Gandhi's nyay?
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Just like we told you yesterday, Shaktikanta Das delivered. A 25 bps rate cut, back-to-back, but is it enough to spur the economy?
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Rate cut ka time ayega?

Apr 03, 2019, 06.05 PM IST
It's the monetory policy tomorrow and everyone's saying ye dil maange more...
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The Congress manifesto has the much-talked about NYAY promise of Rs 72,000 a year for the poorest of poor, a job pledge to fill 20 lakh vacancies, a separate Budget for Farmers, which is promising, a healthcare system that ropes in private players, a tweaked GST...but what could ruffle some nationalist feathers is the offer to review Afspa, troop levels in Kashmir and amending the contentious British-era law of Section 124A of IPC that defines sedition.
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The Sensex rose for the third straight session to a record high on waning growth concerns. There's buzz that the RBI will announce its second interest rate cut this year and Modi ji will probably clear the poll test, these two things lifted the sentiment on the country.
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Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan warned any nations contemplating anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons tests like the one India carried out on Wednesday that they risk making a “mess” in space because of debris fields they can leave behind.
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India joined an elite club of nations that can knock down satellites. Space is no longer the final frontier, or front.
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A quip, whip, damp squib & a controversial cricket tip

Mar 26, 2019, 06.05 PM IST
What can happen in one hour? Not much unless you have been tracking the bourses today. The gloom made way for a surprise zoom in last hour trade, wiping out most of the losses in the last two trading sessions.
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The Congress chief made some naam today, dropping a poll bombshell, a financial support for Rs 72,000 a year for the poorest of poor.
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It's a good step but we all know how the law works. I'll drop in in a fact. In the 26 years since India signed an extradition treaty with UK, the success rate has been not very encouraging.
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L&T's pyaar, Ambani dulaar and problem with cars

Mar 19, 2019, 06.07 PM IST
L&T's CFO R Shankar Raman chipped in with one more filmi depiction, calling the whole outburst by Mindtree as a one-sided love story that, just like Hindi films, becomes a compelling two-sided love story, and the family lives happily ever after.
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