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Bonds in India head for losses with near-record debt sales seen

2 hours 2 min ago
The relentless supply of sovereign debt has been the biggest hurdle for Indian bonds this fiscal year, as pandemic relief efforts took precedence.
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Fed to avoid early exit or bond-taper signal

2 hours 2 min ago
The Federal Open Market Committee is all but certain to hold interest rates near zero at the conclusion of its two-day policy meeting on Wednesday, and repeat a vow to keep buying bonds at the current $120 billion monthly pace.
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NSE shares abuzz in unlisted market amid India IPO frenzy

2 hours 2 min ago
According to the Futures Industry Association (FIA), NSE emerged the world’s largest derivatives exchange for the second consecutive year in 2020 in terms of number of contracts traded.
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Bond market watching for ongoing Fed reassurance on purchases

2 hours 2 min ago
Yields spiked to 10-month highs this month after Democrats won control of the US Senate, increasing bets on higher fiscal spending, rising inflation and possibly a faster economic recovery.
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India's new farm laws have potential, but they need a social safety net, says IMF's Gopinath

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The three agri laws, enacted in September last year, have been projected by the Indian government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell their produce anywhere in the country.
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Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail colour

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Army leaders announced Tuesday that they are loosening restrictions on various grooming and hairstyle rules, as service leaders try to address longstanding complaints, particularly from women. The changes, which also expand allowances for earrings and hair highlights and dyes, are particularly responsive to women of various ethnicities, and will allow greater flexibility for braids, twists, cornrows and other styles more natural for their hair.
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Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

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Young and old, rich and poor, respondents in 50 nations home to more than half the global population also chose from a score of policy options to tackle the problem, researchers at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the University of Oxford reported Wednesday.
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Jayalalithaa memorial inaugurated in Tamil Nadu; State Govt earmarked Rs 50 crore for the construction

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Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in May 2018 had jointly laid the foundation stone for the memorial adjacent to that of party founder and late chief minister M G Ramachandran located on the Marina Beach at Kamarajar Salai.
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Post violence, Lal Quila metro station closed, entry to Jama Masjid station restricted

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"Services at Delhi Metro stations, which were closed yesterday, had resumed late night. Lal Quila station has been closed again and entry to Jama Masjid station is restricted as of now. Normal services are there at all other stations," a senior DMRC official
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Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel takes stock of damage caused to Red Fort, seeks report

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During the minister's tour, one could see vandalised metal detector gate and ticket counter, and broken shards of glass at the premises of the Red Fort. He was accompanied by the secretary of culture ministry and the ASI director general.
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Why Centre resisting direction to translate draft EIA in all vernacular languages: Delhi High Court

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A special bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said the government would have to understand the objections in local languages to the draft EIA and therefore, "what was the harm in translating it in all the 22 languages".
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India announces pledge of USD 150,000 to UN peacebuilding

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the conference that peacebuilding in fragile contexts requires political courage and leadership at national and local levels, but also the right support at the right time from the international community.
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Expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala released from prison after serving 4-year jail-term

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The 66-year-old who was convicted in misappropriation of assets case, is under treatment for Covid-19 at the city's Victoria Hospital and she may be discharged in 4-5 days if she fully recovers from the infection.
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Proposed changes to NBFI regulatory framework to enhance sector stability: Fitch Ratings

5 hours 6 min ago
For the sector as a whole, the proposed measures should "strengthen governance and risk management, although we do not view these areas as major credit weaknesses for Fitch-rated Indian NBFIs", the rating agency said.
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New laws for auditor, company secretary bodies in offing

5 hours 6 min ago
A bill to amend relevant provisions of laws governing the three bodies is expected to be introduced during the second half of the budget session of Parliament. The idea is to step up oversight on the three bodies after a committee suggested several changes almost three years ago.
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Why FM should not bring in any new tax in this budget

5 hours 6 min ago
​​​Should she try and balance the books by levying additional taxes? Say, introduce a temporary Covid-19 cess at the highest income-tax slab, or maybe reintroduce the wealth tax? Or, should she focus on maintaining tax stability while stepping up expenditure for economic revival?
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Union Budget 2021: The case for a higher standard deduction to deal with the new normal

5 hours 6 min ago
With work from home becoming the new normal, it is going to be difficult for the finance minister to separate salary from business income. Raising the standard deduction for salaried employees may help level the field.
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Indian dating apps, services see surge of paying users in small cities

5 hours 6 min ago
Growth More than in MetrosAccording to companies like Aisle and Truly Madly, which have millions of users and position themselves as “serious” dating apps, and bespoke high-end dating services like Sirf Coffee, a lot more users from such places are not only keen on using these apps, but also willing to pay for it.
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Time for government, companies to adopt artificial intelligence: Deloitte India

5 hours 6 min ago
“Indian companies need to re-skill, train, and acquire more relevant talent, if they are to successfully integrate AI technologies. Most importantly, they should be willing to make the continued investment. It is an uphill race in which there will be winners and losers,” said Deloitte India CEO N Venkatram.
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Walmart plans to fill online orders with help from robots at some U.S. stores

5 hours 6 min ago
The robots will work behind the scenes, picking frozen and refrigerated foods as well as smaller general merchandise items from inside the warehouses, or local fulfillment centers, that will carry "thousands of frequently purchased items."
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