FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at a stock market screen at a securities company in Hanoi, Vietnam. July 20, 2015. Vietnam's benchmark VN Index  ended down 1.29 percent on Monday with most blue-chip shares losing, due partly to the decline of energy stocks following a change in state oil and gas group PetroVietnam's management. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: An investor looks at a stock market screen at a securities company in Hanoi, Vietnam. July 20, 2015. Vietnam's benchmark VN Index ended down 1.29 percent on Monday with most blue-chip shares losing, due partly to the decline of energy stocks following a change in state oil and gas group PetroVietnam's management. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo (REUTERS)

Stocks to Watch: HUL, Hindustan Copper, PSUs, L&T

  • Hindustan Unilever, Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing, DCM Shriram, Gujarat Ambuja Exports, Granules India, Hindustan Zinc, among others, will announce their September quarter results today

Vietnam is well out in front in the global race to replace some of China’s export production. (AP)
If the L&T AMC deal is completed, it will add mutual funds to Blackstone’s India buyout portfolio. bloomberg

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While Tanishq has long espoused progressive ideals and has therefore been berated by some observers for its capitulation to what they consider an ultra-conservative fringe of society, the brand’s rear-guard action was probably pragmatic from a profit perspective in the current socio-political context.
While Tanishq has long espoused progressive ideals and has therefore been berated by some observers for its capitulation to what they consider an ultra-conservative fringe of society, the brand’s rear-guard action was probably pragmatic from a profit perspective in the current socio-political context.

Tanishq ought to shake woke advertisers awake

The ad in question violated no law, nor did it discernibly offend the basic tenets of either faith, but its spotlight on a mixed couple was seen by some trolls as an endorsement of 'love jihad'

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Vehicles ply on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid hazy weather, in Gurugram on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Vehicles ply on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid hazy weather, in Gurugram on Monday. (ANI Photo)

India must unite to wage a war against pollution

Solution has to be long-term and sustainable, such as adopting clean technologies

Stock markets had a rough year just about everywhere. Photo: iStock
Stock markets had a rough year just about everywhere. Photo: iStock
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Market LIVE: Indian equities seen under pressure in line with global peers

  • HUL, L&T Infotech, Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing, DCM Shriram, Gujarat Ambuja Exports, Granules India, Hindustan Zinc, among others, will announce their September quarter results today

An individual qualifying as ROR is taxable on his worldwide income in India and is required to report all foreign assets in the Indian income tax return (ITR)
An individual qualifying as ROR is taxable on his worldwide income in India and is required to report all foreign assets in the Indian income tax return (ITR)

ITR omissions can lead to penal action

  • One must be very careful in reporting foreign assets or income in ITR
  • An RNOR is also not required to report foreign assets and related incomes in the India ITR

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After the IPO, the stake of Equitas Holdings Limited, the holding company of Equitas Small Finance Bank, will fall to about 82%. (Bloomberg)
How well investors can use the risk-o-meter will depend upon how well they understand the system
Challenges include its heavy debt and high costs of restarting operation, amid low travel demand. (PTI)
Another big part of the  ₹20 trillion package was an extraordinary liquidity injection by RBI to the tune of  ₹8 trillion.
Another big part of the 20 trillion package was an extraordinary liquidity injection by RBI to the tune of 8 trillion.

Loose monetary policy is worsening wealth inequality

  • The MSME loan guarantee is aimed at relatively better off firms that had a good credit standing in March

The 02461 New Delhi- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra express special train journey commencing from October 20 to 21 has been cancelled. (MINT_PRINT)
The 02461 New Delhi- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra express special train journey commencing from October 20 to 21 has been cancelled. (MINT_PRINT)

Indian Railways cancels these trains due to farmers' agitation. Check details

  • The 02425/ 02426 New Delhi- Jammutawi-New Delhi Rajdhani express special train journey commencing from October 19 to 20 has been cancelled.
  • The 22439 /22440 New Delhi- Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra- New Delhi Vande Bharat express train journey commencing on October 19 was cancelled.

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A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about on Monday, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (AP)
A biker leads a line of cars driving off the Homer Spit at about on Monday, in Homer, Alaska after a tsunami evacuation order was issued for low-lying areas in Homer. (AP)

7.5 magnitude earthquake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

  • Residents evacuated to higher ground as tsunami warnings covered much of the southern coast of the remote US state
  • Two-foot waves were recorded at the tiny nearby city of Sand Point, some 60 miles (100km) from the epicenter of the quake which struck at a depth of 25 miles (40 km)

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. (Mint)
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. (Mint)

H1B visa: Lawsuit challenging H1B wage increase filed in the US

  • 17 individual, organisations file H1B lawsuit against Department of Labor
  • The H1B visa is most sought-after among Indian IT professionals

China’s recovery from covid is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls. ap
China’s recovery from covid is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls. ap

China continues to bounce back

  • Gross domestic product expanded 4.9% in the third quarter from a year ago, missing economists’ forecast for a 5.5% expansion

Medics and Doctors in Covid ward (REUTERS)
File photo. US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (REUTERS)
File photo. US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (REUTERS)

Mikes to be muted in US presidential debate to stop interruptions

  • Each candidate will be allotted two minutes to answer the moderator's questions, during which time the other man's mic will be shut off
  • Thursday's debate will be the last time the two rivals face off before the November 3 election

Maruti has been hit as many of its 2,500 dealers failed to get loans. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
Jatin Dalal, chief financial officer, Wipro
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Tucson International Airport, (AP)
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Tucson International Airport, (AP)

Donald Trump goes after Fauci, tries to buck up his campaign team

  • 'I think I’m running angry. I’m running happy and I’m running very content 'cause I’ve done a great job,' says Trump
  • 'People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,' Trump said of the government's top infectious disease expert

First lady Melania Trump. (REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press  (AFP)
A file photo of Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. (PTI)
An election worker collects mail-in ballots and guides voters at the entrance to the Registrar of Voters building in San Diego, California, U.S.  (REUTERS)
The problem is that social networks don’t have journalistic norms. (AFP)
The problem is that social networks don’t have journalistic norms. (AFP)

The US may be blazing a trail to regulate social media

  • In the 1980s, the penultimate decade of US newspaper ascendancy, hundreds of news organizations existed to serve the country, as they still do in multilingual India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 (ANI)
Photo: Mint
Former Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Viral Acharya  (Reuters)
Former Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Viral Acharya (Reuters)

India must not repeat mistake of neglecting bank recapitalisation: Viral Acharya

  • 'This lack of focus is tantamount to kicking the can down the road and jettisoning financial stability for short-term gains,' says the former RBI deputy governor
  • Restoring banks' capital is critical for aiding a meaningful recovery, but there has been little focus on the matter, says Acharya

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A shopkeeper, wearing a protective face mask, waits for shoppers in an empty chocolate shop in the center of Bruges, Belgium, (AP)
A shopkeeper, wearing a protective face mask, waits for shoppers in an empty chocolate shop in the center of Bruges, Belgium, (AP)

$100-billion chocolate industry's child labour problem is still far from fixed

  • About 43% of children were carrying out hazardous activities in Ivory Coast and Ghana’s cocoa farms in the 2018-19 season, according to a report sponsored by the US government
  • The findings are a blow to the cocoa and chocolate industry, which agreed a decade ago to cut the worst forms of child labor by 70% by 2020

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A medic at a hospital receives the Sputnik-V vaccine against the new coronavirus. (REUTERS)
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. (MINT_PRINT)
FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland. (REUTERS)
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