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How economies changed in 10 years

Even as both India and the world struggle to re-build after COVID-19, they face slow-burn problems that could develop into full-blown crises, observes T N Ninan. In 2014, India’s economy finally began growing faster than China’s, and stayed ahead for the next three years. In 2018 the forecast was that the ranking would stay unchanged […]

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Ask Us: On investments

In case of premature transfer of flats prior to receipt of CC, the taxable event occurs at the time of transfer of such flat. Q. I went into joint development with a builder in Chennai where the land belonged to me and the builder got a pre-agreed number of flats in lieu of undertaking the […]

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In MEA’s clear-cut message to US, a reminder on S-400 deal

Against the backdrop of possible US sanctions on the $5.4 billion deal with Russia for S-400 air defence systems, India on Friday said it has an independent foreign policy that guides defence acquisitions in line with national security interests. Recent reports have suggested the US could impose secondary sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through […]

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Russia, Syria clash with US over chemical weapons sanctions in UNSC

Syria and close ally Russia clashed with the US and other nations Tuesday over a Western initiative to suspend Syria’s voting rights in the global chemical weapons watchdog for failing to provide details of three chemical attacks in 2017 that investigators blamed on President Bashar Assad’s government. The confrontation in the UN Security Council foreshadowed […]

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China says it will respond to planned Taiwan, US defence talks

China said on Wednesday it would make a “necessary response” to a planned military dialogue between the United States and Chinese-claimed Taiwan, saying it firmly opposed the event. China has been angered by stepped up support for the democratic island by outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, including new arms sales and visits to Taipei […]

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China asks US to stop interfering with Hong-Kong related issues

In a sharp rebuke, China has asked the United States to stop interfering with its internal affairs and judicial sovereignty on Hong Kong-related issues, Chinese state media Xinhua reported. In a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China is a country ruled by law and anyone who violates it must be punished. […]