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arrow Vijay Mallya extradition case: CBI officials leave for UK for hearing
  Mallya left for the United Kingdom in March 2016 taking advantage of the dilution in the CBI lookout notice against him
arrow News digest: NBFC crisis, Ola management rejig, Maruti sales, and more
  The new framework may not cover the entire universe of NBFCs but will cover the entities that are defined as those with an asset size of Rs 5 billion
arrow RSS mounts pressure on Modi govt to bypass Supreme Court on Ram temple
  The Vishva Hindu Parishad held a 'dharma sansad', or religious congregation of Hindu saints, at the Ramlila Ground here as its show of strength
arrow Tata Beverages plans to add milk power to biz, in buyout talks with firms
  It's entry into the dairy segment is part of a larger strategy charted by Chairman, which includes diversifying TGBL's product portfolio, scaling up existing business and exiting loss-making ones
arrow The future of television? Binge-watching is only the beginning
  With providers like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, and more creative risks, network leaders are placing bets on how audience experience will evolve
arrow Ola top management rejig soon; Ankit Bhati to steer cabs business
  As many as nine of the senior leadership team members have quit Ola in the past few months
arrow New GDP back-series data hurts credibility: Ex-CEA Arvind Subramanian
  Budgeted targets for GDP unfair, says Ex-CEA
arrow Demand for credit from corporate India is going up, say top bankers
  Citing investment proposals from the firms in the steel, textiles, cement, oil and gas sectors, bankers said the capex cycle is showing clear signs of traction
arrow Air pollution cost each Delhiite a week of healthy life, says study
  But factoring in indoor pollution, an average Indian lost more than 10 days of life last year
arrow NBFCs may follow banks in liquidity reporting; cost of capital set to go up
  New framework to be akin to Reporting Friday norms; pressure on equity, and debt pricing set to rise
arrow Analysing what ails America
  Someday, an intellectual historian cite both these books to lament that the contemporaries are not as eloquent that arose in Trump's era to combat the threats to our way of life
arrow French President Macron to address nation on 'yellow vest' crisis on Monday
  Macron, also set to meet trade unionists and business leaders, is expected to announce 'immediate and concrete measures' to respond to the crisis,
arrow New parties acting as front organisations in UP ahead of Lok Sabha polls
  Both Raja Bhaiyya and Shivpal crafted their solo political ventures after getting disenchanted with the new SP organisation under Akhilesh and his coterie of young leaders
arrow Key win at G20 was mention of action on economic offenders: Shaktikanta Das
  On trade, G20 has recognised the role WTO has to play; the trade body has got stymied for the past 15 years which needs to end
arrow RBI's sudden love for floating-rate borrowers
  Every publication has cheered this without a hint of the enormous irony - that the regulator had allowed banks to fleece floating-rate borrowers for two decades with useless tweaks to enable it
arrow Saudi Arabia rejects extraditions to Turkey over Jamal Khashoggi's murder
  Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to the Washington Post, was killed shortly after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
arrow Rafale deal, CBI vs CBI controversy to heat up Parliament winter session
  In the 2017 winter session of Parliament, productivity was high in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha
arrow India's growth 'very solid' over the past 4 years: IMF's chief economist
  Obstfeld said one risk that has become much more evident in the last few years has been non-bank finance, usually called shadow banking.
arrow A tale of two rallies
  The two mammoth rallies at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan look different, but both reveal the need of better economic management
arrow Consider the evidence: The curious case of Agusta accused Christian Michel
  PM Narendra Modi has already said Michel will reveal the names of many top politicians in the VVIP chopper scam. No prizes for guessing who
arrow Flexible intellectual property to help China to diffuse trade tension: IMF
  The opening up of the Chinese economy in the late 70s had remarkable positive effects on China's standard of living
arrow A winter of discontent
  France grapples with good economics versus good politics
arrow Steel firms may drop prices of flat products by up to Rs 1,500 a tonne
  Demand factor in India hasn't changed but it's the global phenomenon taking its toll on India
arrow A balancing act
  The govt should be flexible on the fiscal position
arrow Women workers of the world, don't quit just yet - help is on the way
  Bengaluru-based company offers reliable child care that might enable more women to continue in the workplace after marriage and motherhood
arrow Reliance Jio continues to boost subscriber base in metros, Airtel hangs on
  Reliance Jio is also banking on GigaFiber to get more subscribers in the metros
arrow HCL Technologies taking more risks over product play, say experts
  Say it needs long-term commitment of resources to develop successful products from acquired IPs of IBM
arrow Maruti Suzuki to slip into single-digit growth lane in FY19 after 4 years
  It needs to grow at a rate of at least 15% in the December-March period to finish the year with a double-digit volume growth
arrow Letter to BS: Paris Agreement is an offshoot of the framework of UNFCCC
  Emerging economies like India and China cannot be held equally liable for the environmental damage
arrow Congress starts putting up posters congratulating 'winners' of MP polls
  They have plastered state capital Bhopal with posters that say,(heartiest congratulations to the would-be ministers and MLAs of the Madhya Pradesh government)
arrow Civic polls: Ahmednagar, Dhule record a voter turnout of 67% and 60%
  Both these prominent cities of north Maharashtra have a combined voter population of nearly eight lakh
arrow Letter to BS: Banks at poverty line of capital will stay poor, says RBI
  Reserve Bank of India is right in requiring them to maintain capital requirements higher than those specified in the Basel Accord
arrow Capital: Is it a punishment?
  Do we want our PSBs to live hand-to-mouth at the poverty line of minimum capital? Research studies have suggested minimum core capital ratio ranging from 9% to 53% with a median of 13%
arrow March 1 a 'hard deadline' for reaching trade deal with China: Lighthizer
  Global markets are jittery about a collision between the world's two largest economic powers
arrow Statsguru: RBI maintains status quo on rates; retail inflation dips to 3.3%
  The decision to maintain the status quo comes against the backdrop of retail inflation
arrow Growth and margin compression ahead for NBFCs and HFCs, say experts
  Top experts discuss the way ahead for NBFCs in BS Round Table
arrow Banks, fintechs must collaborate to improve financial inclusion: Experts
  Experts agreed that banks cannot avoid disruption but can leverage reach, technology and economies of scale of new-age players
arrow Sebi may widen scope of OFS route to help promoters monetise shareholding
  Relaxation in FPI investment clubbing norms among other proposals likely to be discussed at Sebi's board this week
arrow Should the central bank be board-managed?
  If the government wants it that way, it should opt for the US Fed's Board of Governors structure
arrow Public interest and pre-import clauses
  IGST on imported goods is levied and collected in accordance with Section 3(7) of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975
arrow Towards cooperative federalism
  It is time the Centre recognised the early signs of protests from states on various governance issues
arrow Govt plans to begin interim operations at Chabahar port in Iran soon
  To bypass US sanctions on Iran, govt tweaking shareholding pattern of India Ports Global to make it a state-owned
arrow Insolvency code has improved recovery significantly: Top bank CEOs
  Top bank CEOs in a panel discussion at the Business Standard Annual Banking Forum 2018
arrow Keep a watch on institutional positions
  Use institutional presence as your first selection filter for small-cap stocks
arrow Reforms to make motor insurance policies costlier, but that's good news
  After the latest regulatory changes, customers should compare expenses and features more diligently before purchasing motor vehicle insurance
arrow 'Micro-delivery' is the new game in online grocery, but can it serve well
  The micro-delivery sector has caught the attention of investors and larger online delivery players. But can it unlock success for the online grocery space?
arrow Israeli radar means Tejas aircraft won't have world-class Meteor missile
  The IAF had made the Meteor an essential pre-condition for ordering the fighter in large numbers
arrow From pump allotments to status for casual staff, here're key court orders
  A weekly selection of key court orders
arrow My best campaign is #PowerlessQueen for Nanhi Kali, says WATConsult CEO
  Nanhi Kali hit the right chord and achieved twin objective of creating awareness about how educated women add value to society and also driving donations towards education of underprivileged girls
arrow Commodity picks: 10 December, 2018
  Pepper prices are currently trading at Rs 39,116 per quintal in the Kochi market.
arrow Airport privatisation: AAI employees to go on hunger strike from today
  The AAEU has also warned that staff would go on mass casual leave from December 28
arrow China summons US envoy, protests 'extremely bad' arrest of Huawei executive
  Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 on the orders of US authorities for allegedly violating American sanctions on selling technology to Iran.
arrow Street signs: SAT's new presiding officer, trouble for brokers, and more
  After the defaults by IL&FS, investors have become extra cautious of putting even their short-term money in these schemes
arrow Two decades of corporate governance law
  Indian corporate governance reforms have kept pace with those in advanced nations, but the quality of corporate governance, in terms of compliance, has not improved
arrow Is the worst over for small-caps? Here's what past data indicates
  Historical data shows that small-caps have witnessed sharp rallies after seeing such large corrections
arrow Doordarshan pitches for a larger slice of the ad pie, seeks fresh content
  A clutch of personal care brands, Lifebuoy, Nyle, Boroplus are old DD loyalists, but the public service broadcaster wants to up the stakes
arrow Rs 1-trn club shrinks in 2018: Nestle to BPCL, here're winners and losers
  Markets this year have been choppy with the Sensex gaining as much as 14% at one point to lifetime highs and then declining close to 15%.
arrow What exactly are geographical indications and who can apply for GI status?
  Latha Nair, partner at K&S Partners, examines what constitutes a GI tag and what the gaps in the Indian GI law are
arrow India remains an attractive investment destination: Lambregts and Erken
  After a 25 bps hike in December, we expect the US Fed to hike one more time in the first quarter of the calendar year 2019
arrow 888 job offers year-end placement season new record for IIT Madras
  IIT-Madras's previous best was in the 2014-15 academic year when it got 1,019 offers, including for MBA.
arrow KFC is banking heavily on a franchise-heavy model for expansion
  While it operated some 70 company-owned outlets till recently, KFC recently handed over 13 existing restaurants in Kerala and Goa to Devyani International
arrow How SC order draws the line between Trai and CCI, helps avoid turf war
  A recent Supreme Court judgment demarcates the jurisdiction border between the two regulators. This could have wider implications for conflicts among regulators
arrow As generic pharma players lag, investors log into Crams companies
  Acceleration in outsourcing trend is expected to help Divi's Labs, Jubilant Life and Syngene post strong revenue growth
arrow More than 50% of companies look to step up hiring in 2019: Mercer
  Besides the demand for key skills like sales, research and development become predominant, says India business leader, Mercer
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arrow Delhi's air quality deteriorates, may get worse in the next two days
  The air quality might improve on Wednesday if sufficient amount of rainfall occur, which is expected
arrow Brexit redux? Lessons for the future from PM Theresa May's agreement
  From Day One, Brussels rallied the 27 other EU nations, warning that any sweetheart deal to protect trade with Britain could spur copycat demands and unravel the bloc
arrow Swaraj India will not join Opposition grand alliance: Yogendra Yadav
  Swaraj India believes the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government should be replaced, but it will not support other parties without consideration, says Yogendra Yadav.
arrow Brexit deal defeat in Parliament could topple UK govt, says Theresa May
  May is under pressure from her cabinet to delay the vote and fly to Brussels to secure more concessions ahead of a planned summit with 27 fellow EU leaders, says report
arrow 'Leave our nation alone': French govt slams US president Donald Trump
  The French government on Sunday urged Donald Trump not to interfere in French politics after the US president posted tweets about the protests rocking the country and attacked the Paris climate agreement. "We do not take domestic American politics into account and we want that to be reciprocated," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told LCI television. "I say this to Donald Trump and the French president says it too: leave our nation be." Trump had on Saturday posted two tweets referring to the "yellow vest" anti-government protests that have swept France since mid-November and sparked rioting in Paris. "Very sad day & night in Paris. Maybe it's time to end the ridiculous and extremely expensive Paris Agreement and return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes?" he suggested. Trump had earlier posted: "The Paris Agreement isn't working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. "People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world ...
arrow Mumbai airport sets record due to charter flights for Ambani wedding
  Traffic at Udaipur surged five times because of Ambani-Piramal wedding
arrow Opposition leaders to meet on Monday, discuss grand alliance against govt
  Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is coordinating the meeting
arrow Pro Kabaddi 2018 highlights: Telugu Titans beat Haryana Steelers 35-31
  In the first match on Day 54, Jaipur Pink Panthers came up with a solid performance to beat Tamil Thalaivas 37-24 in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season six (PKL 2018)
arrow UP govt aims to improve health centres by Jan, impress voters before polls
  Centres in 75 districts will treat people older than 30 years for diabetes, high blood pressure and some types of cancer, said government officials.
arrow Volkswagen denies allegations chairman knew about emissions test cheating
  The paper cites a confidential presentation from the VW legal department, available to investigators in proceedings about the carmaker's alleged market manipulation
arrow France arrests over 1,700 in 'yellow vest' protests, clashes continue
  Clashes broke out in several citiesduring a fourth weekend of protests against rising living costs and President Emmanuel Macron.
arrow Lashkar's Pakistan commander, two Kashmiri militants killed in J&K
  The operation stretched for hours as militants kept on changing locations during the gunfight within the cordoned off area
arrow 2,000 supporters arrested before polls to derail campaign: Bangladesh party
  The majority of party cadres rounded up since late November in the police sweep were still behind bars, says BNP spokesman
arrow Big auto firms' investments in start-ups jump manifold to $243 mn in 2018
  Big deals included a $65-mn investment by electric scooter maker Kwang Yang Motor in Twenty Two Motors
arrow After INLD split, Ajay Chautala faction launches Jannayak Janata Party
  Announcement of the new party was made at a rally at Jind, considered as the political heartland of the state
arrow Ramachandra Guha apologises and removes beef tweet after criticism, threats
  Guha on Saturday wrote: 'After a magical morning in Old Goa we had lunch in Panaji, where-since this is a BJP ruled state-I decided to eat beef in celebration.'
arrow Clean air can increase Indians' average life expectancy by 1.7 years: Study
  About 77% of India's population was found to be exposed to ambient air pollution levels above the national safe limit
arrow Hockey World Cup 2018 highlights: Netherlands crushed Pakistan 5-1
  Olympic bronze medallist Germany defeated Malaysia 5-3 in a keenly-contested match to maintain their all-win record and seal a direct quarterfinal spot by topping Pool D at the Hockey World Cup 2018
arrow BJP files caveat in SC after Bengal refuses to allow 3 party rath yatras
  "We are apprehensive that the government may move the Supreme Court," says Dilip Ghosh
arrow State CM appeals not to lease out Thiruvananthapuram airport under PPP mode
  The Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal to manage Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Mangaluru besides Thiruvananthapuram airports under PPP mode
arrow Those in power today had promised Ram temple: RSS leader reminds BJP
  Be aware of Hindu sentiments, says RSS secretary general at Delhi rally to press for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
arrow Khashoggi case: Kushner advised Saudi prince on 'how to weather the storm'
  The exchanges continued even after the Oct 2 killing of Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was ambushed and dismembered by Saudi agents
arrow Supreme Court's interpretation of Constitution dangerous: Attorney General
  The use of constitutional morality can be 'very, very dangerous,' says Attorney General K K Venugopal
arrow Rahul hits back at Modi, posts video of PM's references to Gandhis
  Modi had mocked Rahul Gandhi, saying he keeps repeating things like a stuck gramophone but people would not accept his "childish" claims and "lies"
arrow People not in final list of Assam NRC may be disenfranchised: Officials
  However, a final decision on the fate of such paper-less people will be taken by the Supreme Court, which is supervising the massive exercise in Assam
arrow Mumbai airport sets record in handling flights thanks to Ambani wedding
  They said a host of politicians, corporate honchos and Bollywood stars flew in private jets from Mumbai to attend the celebrations that started on Friday
arrow Delhi restricts traffic as Hindu activists gather to press for Ram temple
  The BJP and VHP and their parent group, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, have asked the government to bring out a bill in Parliament to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya, bypassing the Supreme Court.
arrow India vs Australia 1st Test: India in control as Australia reduced to 104/4
  With 219 runs required on a fifth day track, it will be an onerous job for the Australian batsmen
arrow TCS proposed fully computerised tax system, Charan Singh said no: Book
  According to the author, after nationalisation of banks by the Indira Gandhi government in 1969, there was declining business with banks as the Centre did not want computers in India
arrow Rs 3 bn railway plan aims to fill coaches with water in 5 minutes
  With the use of quick watering system, a 24-coach train can be filled up within five minutes and multiple trains can be simultaneously watered at the same time
arrow India, China to resume military drills after a year gap to fight terrorism
  Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises - 'Hand in Hand'
arrow Sebi's 'difficult to recover' tag for some defaulters will ease court cases
  A proposal in this regard is expected to be discussed by Sebi's board at its meeting this week
arrow Solar rooftop installation at record 1,538 Mw in year to September: Report
  It said rooftop solar capacity is expected to touch 15.3 Gw by March 2022 in a status quo scenario
arrow To protect evidence, Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to Rio apartment
  A Brazil court has granted Ghosn access to the property, owned by Nissan, in the Copacabana neighbourhood