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DOKLAM 2: Why India is not sending troops to stop Chinese construction

Doklam is in the news again, 40 days after the Chinese pulled back their construction equipment on the border plateau in deference to Indian sensitivities.With two weeks to go for the crucial National Congress of the Communist Party of China, India's northern neighbor has again started construction activity near Doklam.Apart

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India to announce new industrial policy in October

The Indian government is likely to announce a new industrial policy in October, the ministry of commerce and industry said, and sought feedback from the public.Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Seetharaman will hold a final round of consultations with stakeholders soon, it added. "Sitharaman will hold consultations with stakeholders,

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After Doklam, Modi confirms attendance at BRICS summit, to visit Myanmar

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China to attend the upcoming conference of the BRICS forum on September 3-5, the Prime Minister's Office said today.On the way back, he will also conduct a three-day visit to Myanmar, it added."At the invitation of the President of People’s Republic of

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India draws closer to US under Modi, to restart ‘COPE INDIA’

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government of India is ramping up defense cooperation with the United States, and will restart COPE INDIA, a mock combat exercise between the US and Indian Air Force.COPE INDIA was first conducted in 2004, and subsequently in 2005, 2006 and 2009, after which it

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SLOW START: India adds 8.3% of 2017 target solar capacity in three months

India added only 827 megawatt of solar power generation capacity in the first three months of the current financial year, indicating a slow start to the yearly program.The addition of the first three months represents only 8.27% of the 10,000 megawatt that it is supposed to come online this year.According

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Glaucus questions stock price of Hong Kong-listed Fullshare Holdings Ltd

Glaucus Research Group, a California-based short seller, said it was selling Hong Kong-listed developer Fullshare Holdings due to peculiar trading patterns seen in the stock's counter."Fullshare is supposedly a commercial and residential property developer, but this business is tiny compared to its market capitalization. In FY 2016, Fullshare generated a

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India sets up committee to study Chinese interest in power grid

India's ministry of power has set up a committee to examine concerns around the participation of Chinese companies in the country's fast-growing transmission sector.Since large Chinese firms typically have close ties to the Chinese government, concerns have been raised by both Indian companies as well as some security experts about

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Can’t block imports of cheap chinese solar panels – Nirmala Seetharaman

The government of India said it cannot seek to slow down imports of solar power generation equipment from China as it has to watch out for the interests of Indian consumers as much as those of Indian industrialists.Responding to questions from the opposition in Lok Sabha on why India was not taking

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ViVo, Oppo, Xiaomi need cheaper smartphone models to grow in India in 2017

China's LOVE brands -- Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi -- will have to introduce cheaper models in 2017 to continue their strong growth in India, CyberMedia Research said in a report.The reason? India's replacement and upgrade market -- Rs 10,000-13,000 -- will no longer be the center of action in 2017 and

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Symphony Ltd buys Chinese manufacturer to enhance international play

World’s largest air cooler company, Symphony Limited has agreed to acquire Munters Keruilai Air Treatment Equipment (Guangdong), China, the Indian company said."MKE is a market leading brand in China, producing energy-saving and environment-friendly evaporative air coolers under brand Keruilai," said Symphony, a household name in India.MKE came into existence in

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WTO confirms reciept of US complaint against Chinese export incentives

The United States has filed a 'request for consultations' with China at the World Trade Organization regarding "certain measures that allegedly provide export-contingent subsidies to enterprises in several industrial sectors."The WTO said these sectors include textiles, agriculture, medical products, light industry, special chemical engineering, new materials, and hardware and building

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