New FDI rules sour India dream for Walmart

For now Walmart has said it remains optimistic about India. But that could change without prior notice, says Nivedita Mookerji. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ American brokerage firm Morgan Stanley put out a warning note recently that Walmart may exit Flipkart, similar to what Amazon had done in China, if there’s no clear path to profitability. While Flipkart […]


Indian doctors in UK protest ‘unfair’ health surcharge

UK-based Indian doctors and healthcare professionals are campaigning against what they describe as an “unfair” doubling of a health surcharge imposed on professionals from outside European Union (EU) living and working in Britain. The“Immigration Health Surcharge” was introduced in April 2015 and from December last year, it was hiked from 200 pounds to 400 pounds […]


U.K’s troubled anti-terror strategy

Late last month, as attention was focussed on Britain’s unending Brexit saga, the Home Office (the department which Theresa May led for six years till becoming Prime Minister) made a major climbdown. It agreed to an independent review of its anti-radicalisation strategy, ‘Prevent’, a demand which human rights and community groups had long raised. ‘Prevent’ […]


UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

British MPs could sit longer hours and their February holiday may be scrapped as the government races to pass its Brexit legislation before Britain leaves the EU on March 29, Downing Street said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is looking at making the House of Commons sit on more Fridays — which it does […]