China denies 'coercive' diplomacy with Canada, urges release of Huawei executive

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese citizen, was arrested in Vancouver in late 2018 on a bank fraud warrant issued by U.S. authorities. Meng has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition in a Canadian court. Shortly after Meng’s arrest, Beijing detained two Canadians on national security charges and halted imports of canola seed.

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View: With no real recovery, GoI needs to know why its splurges have been ineffective

Sitharaman’s package this time is smaller than the May package. But that is not because of a fresh sense of responsibility or caution. She knows that she is getting close to the next budget. So, she will not have to wait too long to fling around more money.

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View: Has the Modi government given up on relief for the Covid-hit economy?

Instead, it has played it safe by accepting RBI’s decisions to address the stress caused by the pandemic, in the hope that it will find favour with the Supreme Court. RBI’s recent Covid-19 resolution framework (RF) allows for one-time loan restructuring for borrowers whose accounts are standard, and not in default for more than 30 days and continue to be so until the date of invocation of the resolution process.

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Bihar election opinion polls: NDA projected to win 160 seats; BJP to emerge as single-largest party

The NDA alliance is likely to emerge as the clear favourite to win the Bihar assembly elections by securing 160 of the 243 seats, according to an opinion poll conducted by Times Now-C-Voter. The survey conducted on all 243-assembly seats of the state predicted that the BJP is likely to emerge as the single-largest party by securing 85 seats.

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