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Is BJP nervous about Delhi polls?

Even though the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to pip the Aam Admi Party (AAP) at the post in the Delhi assembly elections, doubts remain as to how much ahead it will be of its rival. In the last election, too, the BJP won more seats than the AAP although it fell...[ View full story ]

January 31, 2015

Women’s power, pomp, Obama at R-Day parade

By Vishnu Makhijani If the annual Republic Day parade is known for its pomp and splendour, the 66th edition will remain etched in the memory for two other factors – the women’s power showcased during the two-hour event and the presence of US President Barack Obama as the chief guest on the occasion....[ View full story ]

January 26, 2015

People seek stronger economy, defence from Indo-US friendship

By Rahul Vaishnavi Enthusiastic visitors at India’s 66th Republic Day parade were hopeful that the apparent chumminess between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will “improve the economy” of both countries and especially “benefit” India in its fight against terrorism. “It feels good to host the world’s most powerful leader...[ View full story ]

January 26, 2015

India-US arrive at modus vivendi on nuclear deal

The much awaited and long-delayed modus-vivendi between India and the US over the finalization of the civilian nuclear cooperation agreement that began in July 2005 has finally been achieved on Sunday (Jan 25) on the first day of US President Barack Obama’s visit to India. The major obstacles were the nature of the...[ View full story ]

January 25, 2015

Weekly wrap: Nifty hits fresh peak

The markets On Friday opened higher and made new life time high on the back of positive global cues. The global markets were up as the European Central Bank announced it will buy bonds worth 60 billion euros per month to support the economy. Nifty closed at 8835, up around 74 points. The...[ View full story ]

January 23, 2015

How long will crude prices stay low?

Crude has fallen by over 60 percent since last June. I don’t recall any analyst predicting such price capitulation. It was a rare and difficult event to foresee and could be categorized as what mathematician Nasim Nischolas Taleb calls a “black swan event”. With crude prices trading at eight year lows, one of...[ View full story ]

January 22, 2015
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