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How India can boost social impact investing

BENGALURU : A stock exchange is meant to create an ecosystem for trading investment instruments. The participants in the exchange make profits (or losses) by betting on a particular investment in the hope of it providing a better return. It is an important institution in the for-profit world providing feedback on how firms are perceived…

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India: Police patrol parts of Bengaluru hit by deadly violence

Baton-wielding police have patrolled barricaded and deserted streets in parts of the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, after three people were killed in Tuesday night clashes triggered by a Facebook post offensive to Muslims. A police official said an emergency law prohibiting gatherings had been imposed in Bengaluru, a city of 12 million people…

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India flight’s fatal runway slip likely because of low visibility, wet runway: expert

KOCHI, India — The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured.Among the injured on Friday night, at least 15 were…

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A Year After India Revoked Kashmir’s Special Status, Kashmiris Worry About a Demographic Shift

Since 1947, August has been an inauspicious month—a month of disempowerment and suppression—for the people of Kashmir. The most recent setback came a year ago, on Aug. 5, 2019—the day the Indian government revoked Kashmir’s special status by abrogating Article 370 and 35A, diluting whatever limited autonomy still existed on paper. (India’s military presence had…

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Air India Plane from Dubai Crashes in Southern India, Kills at Least 16

An Air India Express plane from Dubai skidded off a runway upon landing at Kozhikode International Airport in southern India’s Kerala state on Friday, breaking into two pieces and killing at least 16 people, including both pilots, multiple local news outlets reported. The Air India Express flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), to Kozhikode,…

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India suffers record jump in COVID-19 cases to pass 2 million

MUMBAI, India (Reuters) – India, the country hardest hit in Asia by the coronavirus pandemic, reported on Friday a record daily jump in infections, taking its total number of cases over two million, as government struggled to contain the spread amid striking health workers. FILE PHOTO: A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects…

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India keeps tight lid on Kashmir on anniversary of revoking semi-autonomy

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) – With a heavy deployment of troops and curbs on public movement, Indian authorities kept a tight lid on potential protests in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the revocation of its semi-autonomy. An Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer patrols on an empty street during…

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New India: Story of 13 yr old entrepreneur, who launches his own start up in Mumbai

| Updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 17:19 [IST] New Delhi, Aug 04: The country was awestruck when a 13-year-old boy from Mumbai launched his startup in 2018, Papers N Parcels, to uberise courier services in the city.From planning the project to coordinating with the city dabbawalas, this class 8 student, Tilak Mehta, aimed to ease…

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Hindus in India place to build temple in razed mosque site

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — As Hindus prepare to celebrate the groundbreaking of a long-awaited temple at a disputed ground in northern India, Muslims say they have no firm plans yet to build a new mosque at an alternative site they were granted to replace the one torn down by Hindu hard-liners decades ago.Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony…

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India looks to increase barriers on Asian imports – could hurt Malaysia

NEW DELHI: New Delhi is considering measures to prevent trade partners mainly in Southeast Asia from re-routing Chinese goods to India with little added value, two government sources said, amid strained ties with Beijing and a push for self-reliance. India is planning to raise quality standards of imports, impose quantity restrictions, mandate stringent disclosure norms…