Why Delhi wants to become a state

Why Delhi wants to become a state

ON JULY 4TH the Indian Supreme Court issued a sharp rebuke to the central government. It ruled that Delhi, the country’s capital, should be allowed to run its affairs without constant interference from the lieutenant-governor, an appointed official. The judgment ended three years of rising tension and growing paralysis during which Narendra Modi’s government and…

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Scott Pruitt’s grubby tenure at the EPA is over

Scott Pruitt’s grubby tenure at the EPA is over

NOT even his tactical pants could save him in the end. Beset by at least 13 investigations into his alleged grifting and abuse of power—including his office’s expenditure of almost $3,000 on hardwearing pants and polo shirts—Scott Pruitt resigned as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on July 5th. Washington will be a duller…

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How Netflix became a billion-dollar titan

How Netflix became a billion-dollar titan

WHEN Ted Sarandos joined Netflix in 2000, it was just a DVD-rental firm. In 2011, when Netflix was first moving into streaming video, he bought “House of Cards”, a television drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and produced by, among others, the film director David Fincher, for $100m. The nine-figure statement of intent was…

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