Muslim community members block the National Highway 6 during a protest against NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Bill, in West Bengal (Photo: PTI)
Muslim community members block the National Highway 6 during a protest against NRC and the Citizenship Amendment Bill, in West Bengal (Photo: PTI)

Citizenship Act: Curfew relaxed in parts of Assam, Meghalaya; Bengal on the boil

  • The curfew in Guwahati was relaxed from 9 am to 4 pm by the administration on Saturday
  • Several places across the state saw violent agitations and vandalism by people protesting against the amended Citizenship Act

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Sebi refuses any relief to lenders of Karvy

  • Sebi observed that all the pledged shares came from client accounts and the lenders did not exercise proper ‘due-diligence’
  • The market regulator also found the lenders lapsing as they merely relied on Karvy’s assertions that the pledged shares belonged to the broking firm

Restaurant industry employees protesting outside Monkey Bar with placards and wreaths on 25 November. (Photo: Sharana Basappa/Mint)
Restaurant industry employees protesting outside Monkey Bar with placards and wreaths on 25 November. (Photo: Sharana Basappa/Mint)

Bengaluru’s silent night

  • With a ban on live and recorded music, Bengaluru pub owners predict a dire future
  • Complex and often contradictory rules governing ‘public places of entertainment’, along with lax building and zoning norms, may silence the city’s once-famous nightlife

The agreement will include a dispute-resolution mechanism that will serve as the enforcement arm. Photo: Reuters (REUTERS)
The agreement will include a dispute-resolution mechanism that will serve as the enforcement arm. Photo: Reuters (REUTERS)

US, China reach 'phase one' deal to halt trade war. What's in agreement?

  • As part of the deal, the US will halve its 15% tariff on about $120 billion in Chinese goods
  • Lighthizer and his counterpart Vice Premier Liu He will likely do the signing in Washington

An activist writes on a street during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, in Guwahati (Photo: ANI)
An activist writes on a street during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, in Guwahati (Photo: ANI)

Modi risks losing focus on Indian economy as protests build over citizenship law

  • Unemployment is at a more than four-decade high, a drag on consumer confidence and spending in an economy where consumption makes up about 60% of GDP
  • 'The more you have disruptions to normal life, the more the impact on economy and production,' said a JNU professor

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'I am looking at the economy. I'm intervening where I need to intervene. I shall continue to address problems of industry,' said Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference in New Delhi on Friday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
'I am looking at the economy. I'm intervening where I need to intervene. I shall continue to address problems of industry,' said Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference in New Delhi on Friday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Fresh steps to revive the economy on 1 February

  • Finance minister Sitharaman will present the Union budget on a Saturday
  • The finance minister said that budget consultations with the industry will start on Monday

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The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is all geared up to make electronic toll collections. (HT)
Damayanti Pittie is the president of the Philatelic Congress of India. (Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Damayanti Pittie is the president of the Philatelic Congress of India. (Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

Meet the 88-year-old queen of Indian philately

  • The president of the Philatelic Congress of India, Damayanti Pittie has a formidable collection of ink and hand-stamps that define Indian postal history
  • Pittie is preparing to host the biggest philately event in recent Indian history: the Indian National Philatelic Exhibition (Inpex), which will be held next week in Mumbai

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Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint

India’s fuel demand jumps in November

  • India’s economy grew 4.5% in the second quarter, its slowest pace since March 2013, due to a sharp contraction in manufacturing output
  • While diesel demand increased by 8.80% to 7.55 mt in November, petrol demand increased by 9.22% to 2.53 mt

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Following the Supreme Court verdict, ArcelorMittal last month said it expects to complete the acquisition by the end of this year (Photo: Reuters)

ArcelorMittal initiates 42,000-cr payment for Essar Steel acquisition

  • The decks for acquisition of Essar Steel by L.N. Mittal-led company was cleared by the Supreme Court last month
  • After the payment to the lenders, this will be the single-biggest recovery under the IBC

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Leela Samson (File photo: HT)

CBI books ex-Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson Leela Samson over irregularities

  • She has been booked for alleged 'unfruitful expenditure' in 7.02-crore renovation project of Koothambalam auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai
  • Samson, a Padma Shri awardee and also a former chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, has been booked along with the then officers of the Foundation

'This has been a hard-fought election in a very cold time of the year because we needed a functioning Conservative majority,' said Priti Patel who polled 32,876 votes at her Witham constituency in Essex and held on to a majority of 24,082 for the Tory party (Photo: Reuters)
'This has been a hard-fought election in a very cold time of the year because we needed a functioning Conservative majority,' said Priti Patel who polled 32,876 votes at her Witham constituency in Essex and held on to a majority of 24,082 for the Tory party (Photo: Reuters)

15 Indian-origin candidates register strong result in UK general election

  • Indian-origin candidates across both the ruling Conservative and Opposition Labour parties registered equally strong results of seven wins each
  • The other Tories to return to the Commons with comfortable wins include Priti Patel, the former UK home secretary who is likely to remain in Johnson’s top team in new Cabinet as well

8 bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha and 14 were passed, while the Rajya Sabha passed 15 bills. (PTI)
8 bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha and 14 were passed, while the Rajya Sabha passed 15 bills. (PTI)

Productive winter session ends on controversial note

  • Lok Sabha registers productivity of 116%, Rajya Sabha at 99%; 15 bills cleared by both
  • Lok Sabha chairman Om Birla’s concluding remarks was cut short by protesting members

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SBI has loan options for under-construction properties and government employees. (Mint)
RBI central board also reviewed the current economic situation and domestic and global challenges (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
RBI central board also reviewed the current economic situation and domestic and global challenges (Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

RBI central board discusses policy structure for cooperative banks, NBFCs

  • The board's discussions focussed on issues related to urban cooperative banks, extension of enforcement policy and framework to cooperative banks, said RBI
  • RBI central board also reviewed the current economic situation and domestic and global challenges

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, with MoS Finance Anurag Thakur, in New Delhi on Friday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, with MoS Finance Anurag Thakur, in New Delhi on Friday (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Union Budget likely on 1 Feb, Economic Survey on 31 Jan: Report

  • 'Tradition will continue,' Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said on Friday when asked about whether govt would continue with tradition of presenting budget on first day of February
  • This will be the first time after 2015-16 when the budget will be presented on Saturday

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Small finance banks offer higher interest rates on FDs to general customers as well as senior citizens. (Photo: Reuters)
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he is greeted by staff, arriving back at Downing Street, after meeting Queen Elizabeth and accepting her invitation to form a new government, in London (Photo: Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he is greeted by staff, arriving back at Downing Street, after meeting Queen Elizabeth and accepting her invitation to form a new government, in London (Photo: Reuters)

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A Tory majority promises stability but hard choices still lie ahead

The 14 mainboard IPOs this year have risen by an average of more than 50% since listing, data compiled by Bloomberg show. (iStock)
The 14 mainboard IPOs this year have risen by an average of more than 50% since listing, data compiled by Bloomberg show. (iStock)

After 50% returns, 2020 may be even better for Indian IPOs

  • The S&P BSE IPO Index, a gauge of shares in their first two years of trading, has climbed 36% in 2019
  • The outperformance of recent debutantes is notable given the sluggish performance of smaller Indian shares in general

Bharat Bond ETF is an investment product that invests in a portfolio of AAA-rated bonds issued by government entities
Bharat Bond ETF is an investment product that invests in a portfolio of AAA-rated bonds issued by government entities

Low risk a draw for investors in Bharat Bond ETF

  • Bharat Bond is a target maturity ETF unlike other ETFs and mutual fund (MF) schemes that are open-ended products
  • The three-year ETF will only invest in bonds with similar tenures and likewise the 10-year ETF

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Australian Chris Lynn, who was released by KKR, will be expecting to go at a good price at the auction next week (Photo: Reuters)
Australian Chris Lynn, who was released by KKR, will be expecting to go at a good price at the auction next week (Photo: Reuters)

332 players to go under hammer at IPL auction: Here are a few marquee players

  • Seven overseas players — Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Dale Steyn and Angelo Mathews — have been shortlisted at the highest base price of 2 cr
  • Robin Uthappa, who was released by KKR earlier this year, is the only Indian player in the auction list with a base price of 1.5 cr

Manfred Braunl (right), chief executive, middle-east, Porsche, and Pavan Shetty, director, Porsche India, at the launch of the Cayenne Coupé in Gurgaon on Friday. The new product will be powered by a three-litre V6 turbo engine with an output of 340hp and a maximum torque of 450Nm
Manfred Braunl (right), chief executive, middle-east, Porsche, and Pavan Shetty, director, Porsche India, at the launch of the Cayenne Coupé in Gurgaon on Friday. The new product will be powered by a three-litre V6 turbo engine with an output of 340hp and a maximum torque of 450Nm

Porsche bets big on India with new launches

  • Porsche, a subsidiary of German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen AG, plans to launch its first electric vehicle Taycan in India next year
  • Globally, by 2025, half of Porsche’s product portfolio will be either electrified-hybrid or fully electric

Rafiul Alom Rahman has a track record of driving change. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Rafiul Alom Rahman has a track record of driving change. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

To be Muslim and queer

  • Rafiul Alom Rahman is the founder of The Queer Muslim Project, which has close to 14000 followers on Instagram
  • The Project seeks to counter queerphobia and Muslim hate

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