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National security adviser Ajit Doval (wearing glasses) visits violence-affected areas in north-east Delhi on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)
National security adviser Ajit Doval (wearing glasses) visits violence-affected areas in north-east Delhi on Wednesday (Photo: PTI)

Doval pressed into action as courts rap cops on Delhi violence

  • Delhi HC asked cops to take a ‘conscious decision’ on filing FIRs against 3 BJP leaders for inciting violence
  • Centre scrambled national security adviser to bring the situation under control in violence-affected neighbourhoods

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Auditors will also have to report if term loans were used for the purpose they were taken (Photo: iStock)

Auditors to now check if firms can repay debt

  • Auditors will now have to weigh in on whistle-blower complaints as well as concerns raised by outgoing auditors
  • The Companies (Auditor’s Report) Order, 2020, mandates enhanced disclosures by auditors and is aimed at detecting frauds in companies before it is too late

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Vodafone Idea has asked the government to help set a floor price for mobile services and lower licence fee and spectrum usage charges for auctions (Photo: Reuters)

Vodafone Idea looks for relief from telecom panel meet on Friday

  • Telco seeks adjustment of 8,000 crore of GST refund towards AGR, payment of penalty, interests and interests on penalty in a staggered period
  • For relief on dues, the company has also sought a moratorium of three years followed by payment tenure of 15 years at a simple interest of 6%, said a source

A special flight of Indian Air Force (IAF) comprising of crew, medical team and support staff before their departure from Air Force Station in Palam to Wuhan in China, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
A special flight of Indian Air Force (IAF) comprising of crew, medical team and support staff before their departure from Air Force Station in Palam to Wuhan in China, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Delhi sends third flight to evacuate Indians in coronavirus-hit Wuhan

  • The Indian aircraft is also expected to bring back around 100 Indian nationals and some others from India’s neighbouring countries
  • The IAF special flight also carried around 15 tonnes of medical supplies, including masks, gloves and other emergency equipment

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Small is beautiful in the new wave of structural change that is sweeping through India’s growing food and grocery retail market, estimated to be worth $500 billion (Photo: Raj Sam/Mint)

The great Indian grocery gig in the sky

As startups and global giants gear up to change how Indians buy grocery, the kirana store is finally in the picture

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On Monday, Bandhan Bank shares fell 5.21%, or ₹27.55, to ₹501.10 apiece on the BSE while the benchmark Sensex rose 0.43% to 35,850.16 points. Photo: Mint
On Monday, Bandhan Bank shares fell 5.21%, or ₹27.55, to ₹501.10 apiece on the BSE while the benchmark Sensex rose 0.43% to 35,850.16 points. Photo: Mint

Bandhan Bank may have got RBI relief, but North East worries investors

  • Bad loans formed 1.93% of its loan book for Q3, up from 1.76% in Q2. Assam makes up 10% of the bank’s loan portfolio
  • Concerns persist that the bank may see its asset quality deteriorate as collections become difficult amid protests

Men ride a motorcycle past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)
Men ride a motorcycle past security forces patrolling a street in a riot affected area after clashes erupted between people demonstrating for and against a new citizenship law in New Delhi (Photo: Reuters)

18 FIRs, 106 arrests in Delhi violence; death toll climbs to 27

  • Families of those killed in Delhi violence to get 2 lakh, seriously injured 50,000 as compensation
  • The situation in the violence-hit northeast Delhi was under control and the police was doing their job, said NSA

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Death toll in Italy had crossed 19 and new cases in South Korea rose above 1,260 (AP )
Death toll in Italy had crossed 19 and new cases in South Korea rose above 1,260 (AP )

Wall Street erases gains on fears of coronavirus spreading in US

  • The virus continues to spread and threatens to hurt industrial production, consumer spending, and travel
  • The tech sector was among the worst hit by sell-offs this week as many of the companies rely on global sales and supply chains that could be stifled by the spreading outbreak

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DHFL is the first non-bank lender to be referred to NCLT

FD, bondholders spar over DHFL resolution

  • Since depositors and bondholders form a sizeable chunk, they are represented in the CoC
  • The RBI-appointed administrator has admitted claims of 86,374 crore from all classes of creditors

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Bengaluru-based Vaishnavi Chadagar (left) ends up spending money on outings with friends and falls back on her family at the end of the month; Mumbai-based Jai Sharma is unable to streamline his expenses due to the lack of a budget and ends up using his credit card almost every month.

Stick to a budget to avoid month-end money blues

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  • Investing before spending and sticking to a budget without giving in to temptations can help a lot

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A woman walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Photo: AP)

Ten reasons why coronavirus is setting off some recession alarm bells

  • As cases spread, only some of the indicators investors use to monitor recession signals are flashing red
  • The coronavirus has sent three-month borrowing costs above 10-year rates while the two-year/10-year curve is less than 20 basis points from inversion

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Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria lands after flying MiG-21 of 51 Squadron Commanding Officer Group Captain Nazeer with two each Mirage-2000 & Sukhoi-30MKI at Srinagar airbase on the occasion of one year anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes.  (ANI )
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria lands after flying MiG-21 of 51 Squadron Commanding Officer Group Captain Nazeer with two each Mirage-2000 & Sukhoi-30MKI at Srinagar airbase on the occasion of one year anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes. (ANI )

One year after Balakot strike: When 'Bandar' was code for success

  • Five Spice 2000 bombs hit the targets while one was not successful
  • A fleet of 16 aircraft of the IAF had crossed over to the Pakistani side and attacked a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist training camp in Balakot

The budget on 1 Feb also failed to impress stock market traders and investors, leading the index to a daily decline of more than 2%
The budget on 1 Feb also failed to impress stock market traders and investors, leading the index to a daily decline of more than 2%

If economic recovery happens, BSE Sensex may reach 43,560 by end of 2020: Poll

  • The benchmark, which rallied over 14% in 2019, has plunged this week, echoing a global sell-off caused by the spread of coronavirus
  • The latest Reuters survey forecast the index would gain over 4% to 42,000 by mid-2020 from Tuesday's close of 40,281.20, down from the 42,696 predicted three months ago

These trains will run on different days between March 5 to 15 and their coach composition will also differ.
These trains will run on different days between March 5 to 15 and their coach composition will also differ.

Indian Railways' Central Railway zone to operate extra trains for Holi

  • Four weekly special trains each will be operated on Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Patna, LTT- Varanasi, LTT-Mau and Pune-Danapur route
  • These trains will run on different days between March 5 to 15 and their coach composition will also differ

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In a rare sharp attack on the BJP-led Centre, Rajinikanth also asked those in power to 'resign and go' if the violence could not be crushed with an iron fist. (PTI)
In a rare sharp attack on the BJP-led Centre, Rajinikanth also asked those in power to 'resign and go' if the violence could not be crushed with an iron fist. (PTI)

Rajinikanth condemns Centre over Delhi violence

  • Kamal Haasan in a tweet in Tamil, said the path chosen by Rajinikanth is the right one and welcomed him
  • His contemporary and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan hailed Rajinikanth's remarks, saying this was the 'right path'

According to the quarterly survey, the Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose by 7.8% from the preceding quarter to 111.2 (Photo: Aniruddh Chowdhury/Mint)
According to the quarterly survey, the Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose by 7.8% from the preceding quarter to 111.2 (Photo: Aniruddh Chowdhury/Mint)

Business Confidence Index rose by 7.8% in Nov-Jan

  • RBI gave exemption to help boost credit flow to productive sectors that lead to growth impulses
  • Move comes amid a fall in credit growth to 7.14% in fortnight ended 17 Jan against 7.51% in earlier period

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