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China offers to rename OBOR to allay India’s fears: China is prepared to consider renaming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) if it would end India’s reservations over its One Belt One Road (Or Belt and Road Initiative) passing through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Different offences cannot be boxed into one trial: Says joint trial is an exception, the norm is separate trials for distinct offences.
Push for private sector in defence production: The Government has accelerated efforts to finalise the ambitious Strategic Partnership (SP) model, which would give a major boost to private sector participation in defence manufacturing.
Towards a unique digital South Asian identity: Executed properly, Aadhaar could become a central pillar of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.
Being humane: A law against torture should enable ratification of the Convention barring custodial excesses.
Centre to raise with U.S. non-tariff barriers: ‘Curbs affecting exports of goods made in India’.
‘Decision on NPAs still lies with banks’: Banks would still be responsible for taking commercial decisions on non-performing assets weighing down their balance-sheets, including possible haircuts, but scrutiny from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and advisories from oversight committees on the processes they adopt should comfort bankers.
Network is the key: India must ramp up its internal connectivity to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
NPA resolution: Let’s try again: The government seems to be hoping that the Reserve Bank of India will solve what is essentially a collective action problem.
India’s solar mission can cause new debt problems: Indian solar project developers may find their projects unviable in the event of currency fluctuation or changes in China’s policy on solar cell and module export.