03/25/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
When a corporate marriage is a response to an outside threat or its perception (read Reliance Jio), the scope for a messy patchwork is much higher.

A crown of thorns awaits the Vodafone-Idea merged entity
03/25/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
Bank officers’ union All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC) has registered a protest against the Reserve Bank of India’s decision to keep bank branches open on all holidays till 1 April to facilitate government tax collection.

Bank union protests RBI decision to keep branches open next week
03/25/2017 at 16:12. Facebook
In a letter written to RBI governor Urjit Patel, bank union AIBOC said that due to the notification, bank employees won’t be able to celebrate Navaratri, Ugadi, Gudi Padwa and many other festivals falling between 25 March and 1 April.

Bank union protests RBI decision to keep branches open next week
03/25/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
The focus should be more on making the prime minister’s crop insurance scheme a success than demanding farm loans waivers from banks, writes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.

Farm loan waiver is no solution to farmers’ woes
03/25/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
The 115% appreciation in D-Mart share prices on listing day is taking things too far, notwithstanding the pedigree of the parent company Avenue Supermarts.

Irrational exuberance in D-Mart shares
03/25/2017 at 14:44. Facebook
The Law Commission of India recommended tougher norms for discouraging hate speech, in a report made available on its official website on Friday.
The report suggested adding new provisions to make speech inciting hatred and speech that causes fear, alarm or provocation of violence, a criminal offence under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860.

Law Commission proposes tougher norms against hate speech
03/25/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Even by the baffling standards of India’s start-up world, Ankit Nagori, who was employee No.33 at Flipkart, is an overachiever. Here's a profile of the man:

Ankit Nagori: The early riser
03/25/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Why do we assume a contradiction between development and Hindutva?

Yogi Adityanath Narendra Modi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

The Yogi Adityanath development model
03/25/2017 at 12:46. Facebook
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders were on Saturday put on trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court room in New Delhi.

Arvind Kejriwal put on trial in criminal defamation case by Arun Jaitley
03/25/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Snapdeal investor SoftBank is leading the sale talks with Flipkart and Alibaba-backed Paytm E-commerce to strike a $1.5-1.8 billion deal.

Snapdeal in talks with Flipkart, Paytm for a potential sale
03/25/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Looking for a source of alternative income? You may want to consider fixed deposits. You may even consider stock investments or recurring deposits. Let this article help debunk the various investment options available to you in the market.


7 Unmissable Risk-Free Investment Options
03/25/2017 at 11:40. Facebook
Two top Senators have urged the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India to build its capability to counter security threats and balance China’s growing military power in the Pacific.

Donald Trump administration asked to push for F-16 sale to India
03/25/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
A Mint analysis of 18 major Indian states shows that governments which deliver better growth may have a greater chance of being re-elected.

Does good economics make for good politics in India?
03/25/2017 at 10:40. Facebook
Europe’s medicines regulator has recommended the suspension of more than 300 generic drug approvals and drug applications due to “unreliable” tests conducted by Indian contract research firm Micro Therapeutic Research Labs.

EU recommends suspending hundreds of drugs tested by India’s Micro Therapeutic
03/25/2017 at 10:30. Facebook
A selection that will ensure you find a memorable place to have a drink in just about any city in the world

The 25 must-try cocktails around the world
03/25/2017 at 10:05. Facebook
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party will abolish the residential house tax and waive off arrears if voted to power in the capital’s civic bodies, as he sought to aggressively woo voters ahead of the 23 April polls.

Delhi civic polls: Arvind Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax
03/25/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
In Mint Lounge this week, Manu Pillai remembers EMS Namboodiripad—Kerala’s 1st CM—who died 19 years ago this month:

EMS Namboodiripad’s journey from god to reason
03/25/2017 at 09:23. Facebook
The government has approved the restructuring of the apex policy making body for indirect taxes CBEC ahead of the transition to the Goods and Services Tax from 1July

CBEC to be renamed CBIC under GST regime
03/25/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
KC Aryan, a forgotten master of Indian art, has left behind a home full of rare folk and tribal artefacts. Here’s more in Mint Lounge:

The house of forgotten art
03/25/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
The need, as a parent, to be loud, energetic, active—and fully present. Priya Ramani's column this week in Mint Lounge:

The only thing you need to know about parenting