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A week in review: Here are the top stories from this week


A look back at some of our biggest and best stories from this week. From Wilbur Ross' comment on India's 'unfair treatment' to Arvind Kejriwal's support for 'non-Modi' party to our society's craze for marks to Brett Lee's bouncers, we bring you our top ten stories from this week. Here's a quick recap, in case you missed them.

A week in review: Here are the top stories from this week
A look back at some of our biggest and best stories from this week. In case you missed them, here's a recap:
1. US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross: Treatment to Walmart and Amazon will make people worried about investing in India
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross has taken strong exception to what the Trump administration believes is the unfair treatment meted out by the government to American companies operating in India, especially Walmart and Mastercard, saying there is a limit to the discriminatory behaviour and it will make people worried about investing in India.
“American companies are showing goodwill and cooperative attitude towards Make in India and the other programs, but there is a limit to the discriminatory behaviour,” Ross told CNBC-TV18 in an exclusive interview.
Catch all the details here
2. Will support any 'non-Modi' party if Delhi given full statehood, says Arvind Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will support any 'non-Modi' party that comes to power if it gives Delhi full statehood, said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in an interview with CNBC-TV18 on Wednesday.
The Delhi CM said he was confident that AAP will win seven seats from Delhi in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Full story here
3. Ruchir Sharma: Ongoing Lok Sabha elections the most unpredictable ever
Acclaimed writer and global investor Ruchir Sharma says caste divide is much stronger in Uttar Pradesh at present and the voting is completely dependent on caste. Fresh from his 28th election trip, Sharma also sees a major saffron surge in West Bengal and expects BJP vote share crossing 30 percent in the state.
Watch the full interview here
4. MCA asks SFIO to conduct probe into Jet Airways on suspicion promoters siphoned off money
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has ordered Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to conduct a probe into Jet Airways and its subsidiaries on suspicion that the promoters siphoned off money, sources told CNBC-TV18 on Thursday.
Full story here
5. Jet Airways crisis: 10 things you need to know
On April 17, the airline temporarily suspended its operations, leaving the future of around 20,000 staff uncertain after it failed to keep its aircraft afloat, find an investor, repay dues to lessors and furnish salaries to their employees. The SBI-led consortium of domestic lenders to Jet Airways has already sought bids for the ailing airline.
Here's a quick look at what went wrong with the airline.
6. Why the government is looking to sweeten the ESOP deal for startups
The Central government is getting ready to ease the regulatory framework for the employee stock option plan (ESOP) for startups by subjecting it to taxation only at the time of sale.
The move is seen as a part of the government’s strategy to transform India into a startup hub. So it is interesting to understand what is Esop, that has grabbed widespread attention.
7. Opinion: Why the madness for marks is terrible for our children
There’s something dreadfully wrong.
Politicians are gloating on Twitter about their children’s fabulous marks in 10th and 12th boards. The media is abuzz with this craze for marks. Parents are going wild, to put it mildly.
But what about excellence in other fields? What about acquiring skills for life? What about teaching children to be good human beings?
CNBC-TV18's Manisha Natarajan takes a leap inside the 'marks trap'.
8. Why size matters, especially market size, for startups
One of the first areas we identified during our early brainstorming for our next startup was the music space.
So we looked at the market size for music. Our hunch was that it was large, since everybody listens to music, right? Wrong!
Read more to find out.
9. Ties face tough terrain: Why India should not bow down to US pressure on data localisation
For decades, economic relations between India and the US have traversed on a rocky road, but seldom have the fundamentals of the relations experienced the kind of stress that it has in recent years, especially during the Trump Presidency.
Biswajit Dhar, a professor at JNU, analyzes US-India trade relations.
10. PODCAST | Why my daughters don’t go to school anymore
An independent filmmaker, photographer and writer -- Natasha Badhwar’s interests are eclectic. Her collection of essays, My Daughters’ Mum, is a heart-warming book on essential subjects, from selfhood and faith to parenting and marriage.
Born in Ranchi and grew up in Kolkata, Badhwar had a long career in...
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