Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis



‘With the largest number of malnourished people on the planet, India is poised to be a nation that significantly under-performs as an economy.’



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Modi creating Hindu nationalist state: US billionaire



The 89-year old said the strongest powers — the US, China and Russia — have “remained in the hands of would-be or actual dictators and the ranks of authoritarian rulers continued to grow”.



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Sensex rises by 227 pts, Nifty back at 12,200



After opening on a weak note, the 30-share BSE index settled 226.79 points, or 0.55 per cent, higher at 41,613.19 — hitting an intra-day high of 41,697.03 and a low of 41,275.60. Likewise, the broader NSE Nifty closed 67.90 points, or 0.56 per cent, up at 12,248.25.



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The little-known co that's buying up distressed telcos



UV Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd has made the highest bid of Rs 16,000 crore to buy Anil Ambani group’s Reliance Communications and Reliance Telecom, which are in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Last year it was the highest bidder for taking over Aircel’s assets for an upfront payment of Rs 150 crore. Surajeet Das Gupta and Dev Chatterjee dig deeper to find out more about this little known company.



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What BJP wants in Budget: Not tax cut, but solutions



Sources said much has been done to ease the tax burden of the middle classes in the last five years, and that such a measure affects only a limited segment of people when the focus should be to put money in rural areas. Archis Mohan reports.



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Jaydeep Barman is changing India's restaurant business



‘As long as people are eating we will be there,’ Rebel Foods CEO Jaydeep Barman tells Viveat Susan Pinto and Niraj Bhatt.



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Why mutual Funds are cold to infra investment trusts



‘Mutual funds have not invested in InvITs in a big way so far as good options in the listed space have been limited,’ said Ratnam Raju, associate director (group head, infrastructure and project finance), CARE Ratings. According to the Securities and Exchange Board of India November 2019 data, the amount deployed by mutual funds in InvITs stands at just Rs 933 crores. Amritha Pillay and Jash Kriplani report.



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Humble potato takes tech route to health food status



The technology for producing healthy potato seeding material through aeroponic system, which has already been passed on by the CPRI to about 18 entrepreneurs, would expedite multiplication of seeds of potato, including those of the specialty potatoes, to promote their cultivation, says Surinder Sud.



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