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Is demonetization pro-poor?

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Is demonetization pro-poor?

A former bureaucrat turned politician puts the spin on the demonetization narrative. Black money is like a chameleon. Its multiple forms — in cash, real estate and gold, in tax havens, shell companies and benami properties — make its detection difficult. That is why when asked the reason for frequently changing goalposts after demonetisation, Prime […]

Manmohan’s solid facts vs NaMo’s slogans!

Manmohan’s solid facts vs NaMo’s slogans!

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh on has  cited two sets of figures that should make the Narendra Modi camp uncomfortable. The former Prime Minister flatly stated that China was one of the prominent beneficiaries of the note ban and the GST chaos. The twin blows are “a complete disaster for our economy. It has broken the […]

Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

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Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

New Delhi: Entire Delhi is unauthorised, an anguished High Court remarked today ( November 7) while hearing a plea regarding the ongoing demolition at Kathputli colony in west Delhi. The observation was made by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar when an NGO representing some residents of the […]

Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

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Bullet Train: An Exercise in Vanity

Ahmedabad: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday dubbed the Centre’s  much touted bullet train project,  an “exercise in vanity”.  He said the government’s “priorities are misplaced” as it should have focused on the existing passenger rail network. Addressing a party event for the business community in Gujarat, the Congress leader pointed out that the […]

Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

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Symbol of Hope: First Church of Northeast India

The first church of Northeast India will be rededicated after renovation tomorrow, 26th October. Christine Ao sends this profile: GUWAHATI, Assam: Located in the heart of Guwahati city inside Nehru Park at Panbazar, the edifice of  Christ Church is a symbol of peace and hope. Looking back at  its glorious and eventful history,  we can […]

Assam to woo film makers from January

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Assam to woo film makers from January

Guwahati: Film makers are being encouraged to make films in Assam, according to a new policy that will take effect next year.The  Assam government has rolled out an ambitious Tourism policy, declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow. The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017′, effective from January next year till […]

China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

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China to complete hydel project in Pak Kashmir soon

China is racing to finish one of the biggest hydro-power projects in Pakistan ahead of schedule, yet its location in the long-contested region of Kashmir will draw ire from India. According to media reports, construction on the 720MW Karot power station, being built on Jhelum River, began in December last year and looks set to […]

Aadhar mandatory for NIOS exams

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Aadhar mandatory for NIOS exams

New Delhi: Aadhaar will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others’ behalf. Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) has decided to make Aadhaar mandatory for candidates appearing for the next examination, a senior NIOS official […]

UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

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UN Body condemns, asks US to reject Racism

The United Nations body monitoring implementation of the global convention on prohibiting racial discrimination has called on high-level politicians and public officials of the United States to ‘unequivocally and unconditionally’ reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes in Charlottesville and throughout the country. “We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, […]

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

Medha Patkar fined Rs 10,000

New Delhi : A Delhi court today (Aug 3) imposed Rs 10,000 as costs on NBA activist Medha Patkar for her repeated failure to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other. Metropolitan Magistrate Vikrant Vaid granted one last opportunity to the activist while warning […]

Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old  are reality today

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Muktibodh’s fantasies, decades old are reality today

 In the memory of India’s prominent poet, essayist, literary critic and political critic, the Pragatisheel Lekhak Sangh of Bihar organised a Muktibodh Janmashatabdi Samaroh at Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh. Senior Journalists, poets and writers of Bihar came to speak on how Muktibodh is relevant in today’s scenario. Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh lived from 1917-1964. It is 100 […]

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