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Nivedita Bhattacharjee

Indian start-ups get creative as coronavirus crisis fuels funding crunch

11 May 2020

BENGALURU Samik Sarkar was managing to eke a profit out of his online apparel store before the coronavirus crisis hit India, forcing the 36-year old to reinvent his business overnight.

Facebook bets on India with $5.7 billion Reliance deal

22 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU Facebook is set to spend $5.7 billion to buy a 9.99% stake in Reliance Industries' digital arm, as it looks to roll out services for India's grocers and small businesses by capitalizing on WhatsApp's extensive reach in the country. | Video

India's new FDI rules may open new flashpoint with China

20 Apr 2020

NEW DELHI India's new rules for foreign investment violate WTO principles of non-discrimination and are against free and fair trade, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said on Monday, potentially opening a new flashpoint in their uneasy ties.

Tata Consultancy shares rise on deal wins, hiring promise

17 Apr 2020

BENGALURU Shares of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd rose as much as 7.9% on Friday as investors shrugged off the software service firm's warning on coronavirus risks to focus on sales wins and its promise to push ahead with hiring this year.

India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases top 1,000

25 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU India's 1.3 billion people were under lockdown on Wednesday to prevent an explosion of coronavirus cases as the government struggled to deliver essential goods and calm nerves. | Video

Indians scramble for supplies as three-week coronavirus lockdown begins

25 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, March 25 Indians crowded grocery stores and chemists on Wednesday in a struggle for essential items after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a total lockdown for three weeks to fight a coronavirus pandemic, one of the toughest such measures worldwide.

Indian banking sector clobbered amid fallout from Yes Bank crisis

09 Mar 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Shares in Indian banks slumped to a more than 13-month low on Monday as the crisis at Yes Bank Ltd spooked investors and sparked concerns about the broader sector.

Indian banking sector clobbered amid fallout from Yes Bank crisis

09 Mar 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI, March 9 Shares in Indian banks slumped to a more than 13-month low on Monday as the crisis at Yes Bank Ltd spooked investors and sparked concerns about the broader sector.

Four months after 'Howdy, Modi!', some Indians abroad protest over citizenship law

28 Jan 2020

BENGALURU/MUMBAI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a thunderous reception when he addressed a crowd of more than 50,000 Indian-Americans in a stadium in the U.S. city of Houston last September.

Checking on friends and missing class: protests bring fear to India's campuses

23 Jan 2020

BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI One of India's most famous universities is half-empty and some students who are on campus track each other on mobile devices to ensure people are safe, as violent clashes spill on to campuses that are seen as a hotbed of anti-government protests.

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