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The one thing that stands out in BJP’s manifesto is aviation. Can the promises fly?

The BJP election manifesto big on civil aviation but the devil lies in the details

2 min read10:16 AM IST
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Tesla needs India more than India needs Tesla

The electric-vehicle maker faces slowing sales growth, while India’s EV market, though tiny, is growing rapidly.

2 min read14 Apr 2024
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Vi’s chances of staying afloat brighten. Graduating India’s remaining voice-only users to 4G+ data use is its best hope

While plans to raise funds gives some breathing space to the struggling telco, Vodafone-Idea needs to turn its focus on gaining market share and breaking the duopoly forming in India’s telecom industry to survive.

3 min read15 Apr 2024
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Supreme Court’s Delhi Metro verdict opens a Pandora’s box for public-private infra projects

Last year the finance ministry instructed state-owned companies not to contest adverse awards to help build a non-adversarial climate on arbitration. The Supreme Court’s verdict undercuts those instructions.

3 min read12 Apr 2024
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India’s creeping port acquisitions open a sea of opportunities for local firms

After Maldives, which has begun to hand over its port at Male to China, the involvement in Sittwe signals victory for India at the opposite end of the Indian Ocean

3 min read12 Apr 2024
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Sensex at 75k: Why the bulls are unusually calm on the eve of an election

Stable market conditions and hopes of policy continuity regardless of the outcome of the polls are keeping the bulls in business.

3 min read10 Apr 2024
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Burying Nehruvian legacy, Congress manifesto warms up to private sector, investors

The national discourse gains when the Opposition rises to a critical national challenge, such as of chronic unemployment, with constructive ideas. Whoever forms the government after the national election will find useful ideas in the Congress party's manifesto.

3 min read9 Apr 2024
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Vistara would have had to compensate passengers for cancelled flights if India had this law

India does not have a legally enforceable passenger rights charter, unlike other countries. If you buy an airline ticket, what that entitles you to isn’t legally binding on airlines

3 min read4 Apr 2024
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Can India make the world use rupees instead of dollars? Maybe, but not yet

For the rupee to go global, India’s economy must expand and diversify and offer the world a large number and variety of high-quality goods as potential exports.

4 min read3 Apr 2024
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Vistara's struggles reflect Tata's missteps in airline mergers

Vistara's flight cancellations and pilot discontent shine a light on Tata Sons' uphill battle with airline mergers

2 min read2 Apr 2024
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