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No-trust vote: Opposition numbers do not stack up

NDA partner Shiv Sena, despite its flip-flop, is expected to close ranks and vote against the no-confidence move while others like the AIADMK, TRS and the BJD are also likely to abstain from voting

Amazon set to challenge Apple with $900-bn market cap

Amazon.com's stock market value reached $900 billion on Wednesday for the first time in 21 years as a listed company, bringing it closer to Apple, Wall Street's most valuable jewel

Pesky calls: Trai makes registration of telemarketers, subscribers mandatory

The new regulations, intended to put an end to pesky calls and spam messages, make registration of both telemarketers and subscribers mandatory

India fastest growing economy as Asia Pacific growth remains solid: ADB

ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2018 report published in April had said that India's economic growth will rise to 7.3 per cent this fiscal and further to 7.6 per cent in the next financial year

India, Iran to maintain trade levels despite US pressure

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Tehran for the next India-Iran Joint Commission meeting in November, which is the month US sanctions on energy trade take effect

Google fined record $5bn in Europe over Android platform

While there is no force on owners of Android smart phones or tablets to use the platform, it is not easy to download games or other apps – or services from Google’s competitors – offered by third-party developers without that

Govt drops FRDI bill citing public anxiety over bank deposits

The bill, drafted in the backdrop of mounting bad loans with state-run banks, unnerved depositors as the bill proposed to limit insurance cover for bank deposits

Opposition tables no-trust motion as LS opens for Monsoon session

Apart from the demand for grant of special status to Andhra Pradesh, the opposition parties have lined up a slew of issues such as mob lynchings, atrocities against women and Dalits

Trump says he "misspoke" in Helsinki

Faced with a wave of criticism, both at home and abroad, over his statements at the Helsinki summit, President Trump said he accepts the conclusion of the US agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 US elections

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US sanctions on Iran and its cascading effect on India

While India's official stand is that it  'follows only UN sanctions, and not unilateral sanctions by any country',  the oil ministry has nonetheless asked refiners to drastically reduce or end import of Iranian oil by the US-set deadline of 4 November. A better option might be to revive the credit and rupee-rial payment mechanisms that were used earlier, says  Abhishek Bansal, founder and chairman, ABans Group

Grab, grab, grab!

There has been a growing trend of a handful of rich and powerful people grabbing national resources for personal profit. Laws have been bent and broken, the political system corrupted, and the common people’s interests thrown to the winds. Yogi Aggarwal’s book, Plunder of the Commons, goes into great detail to describe the plunder, says Kiron Kasbekar.

Pioneering change is the key for successful business leaders

Change is not encoded in the DNA of an organization, yet it is essential for growth. The key requirement is a visionary leader who can create a core team with a common vision and focus to spearhead change, says Tapas Gupta, founder and MD of BEI Confluence Communication and formerly president and CEO of a McCann-Erickson agency

Migrating via investment: why US is inferior to Canada, UK, others

The US EB-5 Investor programme or ‘million-dollar green card programme’ requires you to tie up around $575,000 of funds for a long period with no guarantee of success; similar programmes in Canada, the UK or Europe have much less burdensome requirements and may make more sense, says  Ajay Sharma, president of Abhinav Oursourcings

The case for not taxing multinationals

Taxing MNEs' profits, as currently done, wastes resources and is detrimental to global welfare, a new study argues, and suggests we should, instead, tax dividends and sales

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