Abraham C MathewsEvery now and then, the devout are witness to a contest where stakes are so much higher than mere bragging rights; where both sides in the contest have laid equally strong claims to the title, and revealed their opponents’ weaknesses to an equal extent, leaving the final outcome to be decided by some arbitrary factor that just doesn’t feel representative of the contest.Such as the number of boundaries scored during the match!Close If you thought the cricket world cup final earlier this year -- so closely contested that scores were tied at the end of 50 overs, as well as a super over -- should have been jointly awarded to England and New Zealand, wait till you read the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Babri-Masjid Ram-Janmabhoomi (“Ayodhya”) case. related news VHP suggests Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath be included in proposed Ram temple trust Supreme Court upholds disqualification of Karnataka MLAs, but allows them to recontest The … [Read more...] about Ayodhya verdict: It was the assertion of beliefs that clinched the title
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McDonald's India's strict conditions for its north and east franchise have halted talks between the fast food chain and potential Indian partners, according to a report by The Economic Times.RP Sanjiv Goenka Group and the Bird Group are no longer keen on bidding for the McDonald’s franchise, sources told the publication. At present, Sanjeev Agrawal-promoted MMG Group is the only potential buyer.MMG Group owns Moon Beverages, Coca Cola’s largest franchise bottling partner in India.Close The new McDonald's partner will not be allowed to list on Indian stock exchanges and will have to pledge shares to the California-based parent company, the report said. related news Hardcastle eyes Rs 2,500 cr topline, 400 McDonald's stores by 2022 Every McDonald's outlet in India will have a McCafe by 2022 No meat please! Nestle may extend plant-based burger partnerships Moneycontrol could not independently verify the story.“McDonald’s is actively progressing … [Read more...] about McDonald’s India’s strict conditions sour potential partners: Report
There is a big divergence between how the stock market is and the economy is faring. One seems to be hitting all-time highs while the other is hitting lower levels with each passing month.In this ease, growth slowdown has deepened as IIP performance for the second consecutive month points to a deep slump in economic activity. Industrial production data contracted for the second month in a row to 4.3 percent in September, its lowest level in almost 8 years.In terms of markets – the S&P BSE Sensex, which has risen over 11 percent so far in the year 2019, hit a fresh record high of 40,749 on November 8, while the Nifty50 also reclaimed 12,000 levels in the week gone by.Close Equity markets are inching towards record high, but the economy seems to be struggling, which puts investors’ in doubt about investing at record highs. We spoke to experts to help us understand the dichotomy and if investors did the right thing investing in markets at record highs. related … [Read more...] about Economic data disappoints: Did you make a mistake in investing when Nifty50 hit 12K?