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Modi’s love for industrialists

Industrialists are not be hated. They are not persona non-grata. They are also the citizens of the country and hence Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to take care ...
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India’s elephantine economic jump

India is on the fast track to become the engine of world economy. Thanks to positive policies and politics of performance of the current dispensation under the dynamic ...
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ILO Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment helps Nepali migrant workers seek foreign employment

KATHMANDU (ILO News) – When Jumrati Miya Mansuri travelled to Malaysia, he paid a middleman who promised him work in the garment sector. But he ended up working ...
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ILO: Unemployment in the occupied Palestinian territory world’s highest

GENEVA : The unemployment rate in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has risen to the world’s highest level, at 27.4 per cent in 2017, says an annual report ...
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Global HIV Prevention Coalition accelerates action to reduce new HIV infections

Taking stock of the progress made in strengthening political commitment for HIV prevention and reducing new HIV infections, the report shows that significant progress has been made since ...
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Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart to intensify the competition in online retail landscape in India

“It’s Amazon vs. Alibaba vs. Walmart in the Indian online retail landscape with Walmart’s agreement to become the largest stakeholder in Flipkart.” Walmart has entered into a definitive ...
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Debt funding: Addressing mismatch in expectations between yourself and lenders

Simmi Sareen New Delhi, April 13 : Scaling up a business is hard work. While launching a start-up and raising initial seed capital is tough, things get more ...
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Mamata’s unity efforts: Keeping leadership issue on hold

Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya ...
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Why are India’s farmers committing suicide?

Farmer suicides have been taking place across India for years now, and studies of rural distress reveal the deeply-rooted, tenacious causes, such as lack of irrigation, fragmentation of ...
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Promote secondary agriculture, composting, bee-keeping, says panel on doubling income

New Delhi, March 12 : Secondary agriculture is an important and independent activity and a division needs to be created in all the three departments of the agriculture ministry ...
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Judiciary needs more women to ensure justice for women: Top British lawyer

New Delhi, Feb 19 : With crimes against women a feature in the developed as well as developing world, there is a pressing need for more female presence in ...
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Lead by PSBs, NPAs soar 34.5 pc in Q3; pain to linger on

Mumbai: The issue of impaired assets maybe far from over for the banking system as gross non- performing assets have grown by 34.5 per cent in the December ...
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GST figure to touch Rs 1 trillion a month

New Delhi: Revenues from the Goods and Services Tax could cross Rs 1 lakh crore a month towards the end of next fiscal once anti-evasion measures like matching ...
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Fin, Health Ministries to discuss Modicare scheme this month

New Delhi: The ministries of Finance and Health will hold first meeting this month on National Health Protection Scheme to discuss the modalities of its implementation, including whether ...
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A Rise in Employability and Upsurge in Hiring – The India Skills Report 2018 brings in Cheer

According to the fifth India Skill Report 2018 , a joint initiative of  CII, PeopleStrong, Wheebox, UNDP, AICTE, AIU and Pearson points out that 20 to 26 million ...
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Energy, security, trade to top Modi’s agenda in three-nation tour

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Energy and security cooperation, trade and investment and counter-terror efforts will top Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda when he goes on a three-nation tour ...
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Standard Deduction for Salaried Employees

Contrary to expectations, the Finance Minister has not announced any changes in the personal income –tax rates. However, he has reintroduced Standard Deduction of INR 40,000 for Salaried ...
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Whether Budget is a non-event for GST?

Trade and industry has lot many expectations with regard to GST from the first budget after introduction of Goods & Service Tax Act (GST). There is no proposal ...
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Angelina Jolie, NATO to fight sexual violence in war zones

Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie on Wednesday met with NATO’s Secretary General and agreed to work together in fighting sexual violence in ...
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States, UTs not concerned about the old aged: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the states and union territories don’t seem concerned about old aged persons in the country as several of them have not ...
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BUDGET 2018 – Individual tax exemptions linked to financial services investments

Two days ahead of the ‘fateful day’, The Economic Survey 2018-2019, authored by Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian, was released in the Parliament, marking the start of ...
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Political democracy cannot survive without social and economic democracy -President Kovind

Budget session 2018 began with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. In an hour long speech, President Kovind listed ...
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Agriculture sector should be a priority in the General Budget, 2018

Agriculture is the main occupation of rural India. Directly or indirectly we are all dependent on agriculture. Agriculture is the basic foundation of economic development. To enhance the ...
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Will ONGC’s HPCL acquisition lead to long-awaited integrated supply chain?

ONGC will buy 51.1 per cent of the government’s equity in HPCL for Rs 36,915 crore ($581 billion) to stem the fiscal deficit and boost disinvestment — a ...
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For BJP, winning elections key to Northeast peace and development

India’s Northeast has drawn attention for security-related concerns for most of the past seven decades and remained peripheral to the rest of India’s development pattern. The reasons were ...
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Aiming to give back, Rajasthan IITians return to launch education start-ups

Jaipur, Jan 23 : With a view to giving back to their home towns, young ex-IITians are returning to take a shot at creating jobs through their tech ...
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Ushering social reforms through education: An Irish nun’s experiments in India

New Delhi, Jan 19 : She believes that education, not charity, is the only way to bring a change in India’s existing educational and social system. And to ...
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Budget 2018: Opportunity to fulfil housing expectations of millions

The “Housing for All by 2022” mission has set the stage for a robust recovery in the residential property market. In the past two years, we have seen ...
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FinMin asks PSBs to rationalise overseas, domestic branches

New Delhi, December 25 : The Finance Ministry has asked public sector banks to look at rationalising their domestic and overseas branches as part of the reform process ...
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Digital economy at 11 th WTO Ministerial

Chandigarh, December 18: BY: Parminder Jeet Singh E-commerce becoming a top issue which is discussed in WTO’s 11th Ministerial conference held in Buenos Aires between 10th and 13th ...
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Electronic Commerce and the World Trade Organization

Chandigarh, December 18 BY:Biswajit Dhar E-commerce has become one of the focus issues discussed in WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference. This issue is not new in the WTO as ...
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India’s Key concerns at WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference: Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations

Chandigarh, December 16: By: Prof. Mukesh Bhatnagar – Centre for WTO Studies, IIFT, New Delhi Fisheries subsidies negotiations which were launched under the Doha round in 2001 have ...
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India’s Key concerns at WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference

11th Ministerial conference was held at Buenos Aires between 10th and 13th of December 2017 which discussed the important matters Concernd with whole world,also discussed important matters which ...
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Go out and invest confidently

Chandigarh, December 14: By :RR Chinku The markets are near all-time highs and investors are fearful and waiting for a correction. However, these fears are unfounded. The Sensex, ...
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Indian economy’s resilience remains intact

Chandigarh, December 13 : BY: RR Chinku The resilience of Indian economy remains intact against all odds. United Nations has projected that Indian economy will grow at 7.2 ...
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Mission mode to address under-nutrition

Chandigarh, December 12 By :RR Chinku Under-nutrition has become a major problem in India. The Central and state governments need to work hard to deal with this problem, ...
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Tax revenues need to stabilise before relook at GST rates: Sushil Modi

Kolkata, December 9: GST Council member Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said he is in favour of letting the tax revenues stabilise before the panel considers merger or ...
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Cyber Crimes are on Hike: What can we do ?

Wipro received a threatening email demanding Rs 500 Cr in cryto-currency Bitcoins Fake whatsapp update on google play promoted malware disguised as a game Russian hacker Roman Seleznev ...
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Challenges for the future government of Gujarat

Chandigarh, December 3: By Monika Yadav It’s been a long era since Gujarat is being governed & modified by the BJP party. Since taking power in is hands ...
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How to Tackle Stress with Few Tips

Chandigarh, December 1: By Sneha Addiwal Stress the word itself a horrifying one, can make anyone think one’s again on the ongoing troubling situation that what actually going ...
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Punjab signs Rs 50 MoUs for Rs 1,200 crore investment to boost plastic industry

Chandigarh:November,28 : Giving a further fillip to its industrial development agenda, Punjab government has signed 50 MoUs, with a total investment of Rs 1,200 crore, for the upcoming ...
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Addressing the problem of under-nutrition

November,25 : By: Dr Subhash Sharma The problem of malnourishment remains a key concern for Indian policy makers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the progress and ...
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Faced with funds crunch, Punjab looks towards Centre for help

Chandigarh,November 23: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he will soon take up with the Centre the issue of the pending GST payments, whose delay was ...
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Decision on use of RUTF: It is not sustainable, does not have evidence and full of conflicts of interest

Recently A letter by Ashwani Mahajan, the co-convenor of Swadeshi Jagran Manch have sent to our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, to draw their Attention on the ...
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India has put ‘dharma’ at the centre of governance

By M Venkaiah Naidu Vice President of India We have solemnly resolved through our Constitution, to secure, to all our citizens, social, economic and political justice. In fact, ...
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Moving towards cashless economy

PART- IV By: Dr Subhash Sharma With a shift to less cash economy, India has taken a big leap in digital payment during 2016-17. Some of the trends ...
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Punjab signs MoU with Chennai-based company to prevent stubble burning

November 16,2017: Chandigarh: In a major step towards curbing stubble burning, Punjab government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 ...
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Demonetization has demolished demon of black money

PART—I BY: Dr Subhash Sharma Hype apart, the Central government’s demonetisation decision has certainly served a debilitating blow to the demon of black money, which has survived and ...
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Surveillance, savings take prominence post DeMon

Part III: A great outcome of demonetisation or DeMon has been the kind of surveillance which the government has been able to put in place to keep a ...
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Excess currency in system not a good omen

PART— 2 Dr Subhash Sharma The excessive presence of currency in the system is not a healthy economic practice. It should be discouraged through digital transactions. It is ...
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Sardar Patel–Man who united India

Sir John Strachey, a British Indian civil servant used to address his civil servants-in-training by saying, “The first and most important thing to learn about India is that ...
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Going ‘swadeshi’ is key to India’s holistic development

It is high time for India to go swadeshi to ensure the people’s holistic development. Today a large number of people—skilled or semi-skilled or non-skilled—are just wasting their ...
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Alphons sets massive targets for tourism sector

It is an undeniable fact that India tourism sector has immense potential to contribute significantly to Indian economy. Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons has set the target ...
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Recapitalisation plan must not derail the fight against NPAs

The Centre’s decision to infuse Rs 2.11 lakh crore into banks under the recapitalisation plan is certainly a good move, but public sector banks (PSBs) must not get ...
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Road boost to Indian economy

Once again Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved that roads are very important for his government and the economy as well. The roads have played a key role ...
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Challenge of retaining farmers on the farm

The World Food Day (WFD) was celebrated on October 16 to commemorate the founding of Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in 1945. This is the most celebrated day ...
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Transformation of Rural India

Rapid agriculture growth and rapid rural employment growth were always the focus of India’s policy makers. Mahatma Gandhi envisaged India as a Nation of self-sufficient autonomous village republics. ...
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PART—VI No need to be soft with PSBs on NPA issue

It will amount to playing ducks and drakes with the economy if the Centre decides to be soft with public sector banks (PSBs) and even private sector banks ...
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India’s urge to get rid of hunger

India in 21st century is being haunted by the problem of widespread hunger and malnutrition. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has put India at any abysmal 110th ...
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NaMonics holds a lot for India, BJP too

Prime Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not be a Harvard University (HU) trained economist, but his hard works hold a lot not only for India, but also for ...
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PART—V NPAs an opportunity for NDA government

Non-performing assets (NPAs) or dud loans of public sector banks are a bad legacy, which the current NDA government has inherited from the UPA government when Indian economy ...
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PART-IV Political will power is needed to deal with NPAs effectively

India needs strong willed political intervention to address the problem of non-performing assets (NPAs). The currrent regime has all wherewithal including political will to give Indian economy the ...
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PART-III Bankruptcy process, not an effective tool to address NPAs

It is not possible to vouch for bankruptcy process as an effective tool to address the problem of non-performing assets (NPAs). Various banks have initiated the bankruptcy process, ...
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PART—II NPAs cannot derail Indian economy

Notwithstanding the fact that non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks were never handled seriously during the UPA regime, which only worsen the situation, the current NDA government ...
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Congress attack on Jay Shah is to create cover for Vadra’s ills

The economic and business understanding of Congress leaders stands brazenly exposed if one goes by their unfounded attack on Jay Amit Shah, an upcoming entrepreneur. His fault is ...
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PART-I : India’s mounting NPAs, a horrible economic legacy and liability

As an economy, India is fast getting resilient thanks to proactive measures of the current NDA government at the Centre, but the problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) of ...
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Growth without empowering masses amounts to abortion

We Indians have an excellent style to look at the pressing issues. We are aggressive in pursuing the issues which suit us politically, socially and economically. We are ...
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Prime Minister bulldozes hollow economic critics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not an economist. He is a seasoned statesman, politician and able administrator. He proved his worth first Gujarat Chief Minister by establishing Gujarat ...
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We see rivers as goddesses

India is a nation that has always worshiped and revered our rivers. We see rivers as goddesses, we call them our mothers. They are the source of our ...
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Make rivers a catalyst for India’s economic empowerment

India is dotted with rivers, most of which are full of waters throughout the year. They are the perennial source of water to sustain life on the earth ...
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For Gandhi, non-violence was akin to Swacchta

India’s decisive battle against cleanliness and hygiene has got a fillip through ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’, Cleanliness is Service, which draws attention to making sanitation a shared responsibility. Embedded ...
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Wind job losses – just a passing breeze

In the past couple of years, the wind energy industry in India has impressed with its stellar performance. The country had an installed wind power capacity of 32.28GW ...
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Indian Railways needs ‘surgical strike’ of total reforms

Only ‘surgical strikes’ of reforms and transparency can save Indian Railways from further deterioration. The change of guard won’t do any good if fundamentals of Indian Railways are ...
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Loan default: Listed cos get a breather from Sebi

New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has put off implementation of its directive ‘until further notice’ that required listed firms to inform exchanges if they default on loan payments ...
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EasemyGST working on ways to help SMEs ease compliance burden

New Delhi: GST software application firm EasemyGST is working on ways to help small and medium scale businesses to make them compliant with the new indirect tax regime, ...
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Swachh Bharat Diwas

Public sanitation was a subject about which Mahatma Gandhi was deeply interested throughout his life. Gandhi devoted a great deal of time to instilling in Indians an appreciation ...
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Sinha gives vent to his frustration through half truths

Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha seems to have given vent to his pent up frustration through half truths about the real resilience of Indian economy, ...
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India’s leap towards high-speed progress

As India will commemorate its diamond jubilee in 2022 to mark its 75 years of Independence, the NDA government has pulled up the socks to ensure that a ...
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Combating corruption

India’s fight against corruption is led by a robust and time tested institutional and legislative framework including the Prevention of Corruption Act, an independent Central Vigilance Commission, the ...
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Gold will not glitter this Diwali!

New Delhi, Sep 24 : With Goods and Services Tax (GST), demonetisation and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations coming into effect, gold will not glitter much this Diwali, feels ...
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India emerging as Investors’ destination: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh ...
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Textile industry plea to Centre on duty drawback rate

Coimbatore: The textile industry has urged the Central government to reconsider the decision to reduce the duty drawback rate saying it would badly affect the garment sector in ...
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Paradigm shift in governance

The nation has witnessed a paradigm shift in governance in the three years of NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Policy statements laced with highly reformative ...
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Bio-innovations, propelling bio-economy of the nation

It is a positive sign indeed that the Central government is focussed on making India a hub for bio-innovation under the aegis of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council ...
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Too little, too late!

Punjab Cabinet, which met on Wednesday, has finally approved to notify the loan waiver scheme for the state’s farmers. It is too little and too late, given the ...
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Dealing with the menace of black money

The menace of black money in India is quite chronic. It has thrived over the years under the tutelage of powerful nexus between politicians and bureaucrats. As a ...
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As India acquires a new image, foreign tourists flock the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new boost to India’s tourism sector in a manner which none of his predecessors could do. Thanks to his aggressive foreign ...
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Fueling inclusive development at a ‘justifiable’ cost!

There is too much hue and cry from different quarters over the Centre refusal to cut the prices of petroleum products. India’s rich class is perturbed over the ...
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Bullet boost to India’ rail infra development

It is true that India’s rail infrastructure is in shambles, but that does not mean that the Central government should not make efforts to take railway infrastructure to ...
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Time to rationalise subsidies

The poor and other needypeople must get subsidy so far as essential servicies and commodities are concerned, but subsidies should not be doled out as luxuries to all. ...
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Nepotism in Indian politics leading to new lows in our democracy

There is nothing new so far as nepotism in Indian democracy is concerned. However, there is difference between nepotism practiced in Indian democracy just after independence and what ...
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Reinventing values and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda a la Narendra Modi

It will not be an exaggeration at all to say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reventing the values and philosphy of Swami Viveknanda in his own fashion. ...
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Left wins JNUSU polls, ABVP hearts

The result of Jawaharlal University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls for 2017 comes as a pleasant surprise. The victory of United Left Front (ULF), a conglomerate of leftist student ...
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Cow dung and fruit trees: Traditional wisdom helps Assam cope with climate change

Subhadra Kumari had to wait a nervous few weeks before the flood waters abated from her paddy field and she could start planting rice saplings. “We are behind ...
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Steel Minister talks tough after Modi gives him a new lease of life

Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birendra Singh was on his way out during the recent reshuffle, but Dera Sacha Sauda controversy, building tension in view of Jat reservation and ...
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Redressing grievances through CPGRAMS

For the last several decades several changes have been brought about to improve transparency in the functioning of the government and bring accountability. Cumulatively, these have helped the ...
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Five gainers, five losers in Modi’s latest Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest Cabinet reshuffle is not just a matter of surprise but a serious pointer to the new churning taking place within the Bharatiya Janata ...
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Financial inclusion on rising

Financial Inclusion is the way the governments strive to take the common man along by bringing them into the formal channel of economy, thereby ensuring that even the ...
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Need to strengthen system, not individuals!

Indian way of governance has many great features and serious lacunae as well. Its great features keep Indian system afloat against all odds, while the increasing dependence on ...
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‘Indian rocket failure not be due to design fault’

Chennai, Sep 2 : The non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV, which trapped within itself the navigation satellite and resulted in a failed mission on Thursday, ...
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BRICS Summit against backdrop of plummeting Washington-Moscow ties

Two recent events will influence attitudes at the 9th BRICS summit at Xiamen, China, from September 3 to 5 — Doklam and Trump’s decision to send more troops ...
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Why Radha Mohan should be dropped, and Suresh Prabhu continue as Railways Minister!

One hopes that the Cabinet reshfulle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not spring surprise but comes as a part of well-thought out political strategy ahead of the ...
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Bumper GST revenue vindicates Centre, exposes critics

Contrary to general perception that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will have an adverse impact on total revenue collection, the reality has turned out to be entirely ...
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Violence in Haryana is a bad omen for Indian economy

Large scale violence in Haryana in the wake of conviction of controversial Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case comes as another setback ...
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Divert part of UN peacekeeping budget to peace-building: India

United Nations, Aug 30 : India has suggested diverting a portion of the peacekeeping budget to the under-funded peace-building activities because there can be lasting peace only with ...
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New Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process by MNRE

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects. ...
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Defence Minister Inaugurates BEL Academy for Excellence, Advanced Testing Facilities at BEL

The Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley, inaugurated today an Academy for Excellence and two state-of-the-art testing facilities — EMC Test facility and Near Field Antenna Test Range at ...
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India needs to put national resources for defence preparedness: Jaitley

Bengaluru, Aug 27, Union Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India “needs to put all its national resources behind defence preparedness”.”We ...
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If PM entrusted Suresh Prabhu to treat ailing Railways, he must be retained

SURESH PRABHU IS EXECUTING SOME OF THE TOUGHEST REFORMS IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN RAILWAYS AND HIS EXIT WILL ONLY DERAIL THE ENTIRE PROCESS. It is not easy ...
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Interaction for inclusive development

Bureaucrats are an important cog in achieving the goal of inclusive development, the area of thrust for NDA government at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leaving ...
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India’s tourism potential yet to be fully exploited

India is dotted with tourist spots, which are evenly spread. There is hardly any corner in India which does not offer something unique to tourists—whether domestic or foreign. ...
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India’s 70-year long economic odyssey

As a nation, India at 70 has moved with the world, evolving into a strong nation that has traversed different economic ideologies with some of the policies even ...
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UAE’s Al Dhara interested in collaborating with Punjab in agribusiness

Chandigarh: Recognising the state’s business potential under Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government, UAE’s leading private company, Al Dahra Holdings, has envinced interest in investing in ...
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Involving start-ups in making a New India

India needs to be hundred times better than what she is today. It is satisfying to see that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working hard to make a ...
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Time to infuse new lease of life into banking sector

It is not to undermine the great work of Indian banks, but there is certainly a need to chart a programme on financial sector reforms (FSR), which is ...
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Modinomics sees corporate employment up by 3.5 per cent during 2016-17

Notwithstanding criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government, which believes in ‘hard work’ and not what Harvard University professors claim, India’s corporate sector looks poised to generate ...
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Massive Investment Boost to Indian Residential Sector in 2017

In Indian real estate today, the untrained eye may see a dichotomy in the massive investments pouring into the Indian residential sector and the actual on-ground demand for ...
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Time for concrete measures as PM sets high goals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort on the eve of Independence Day on Tuesday was a reflection on India of ...
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Whither West Bengal—VII : Lack of vision led to chaos

West Bengal’s boon and bane was none other than Jyoti Basu, whose chief ministerial tenure saw the great state drifting into socio-econoic and political chaos slowly and steadily. ...
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India’s superb economic cruise in seven decades

India’s economic advancement in the past 70 years is one of the most fascinating success stories. Faced with multiple woes, ranging from near absence of infrastructure to almost ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part VI : Bane of parochial politics

The bane of parochial politics pursued by the Left Front government had left a crippling impact on West Bengal’s socio-economic and financial development. The communists, who lorded over ...
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Independent India – A Real Estate Perspective

In the 71 years since India gained independence, the country’s real estate market has changed tremendously. While it has not always been consumer-favouring throughout this period, it is ...
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Key milestones in India’s economic journey

India’s economic history over the past 70 years has been marked by several critical milestones amongst which are the crisis years of 1966, 1981 and 1991 and India’s ...
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India should “collect, test and compare” for DNA left at all violent and sexual crime scenes

Forensic DNA is the world’s greatest crime fighting technology. Nearly every country in the world has forensic labs capable of comparing the DNA left at crime scenes to ...
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Whither West Bengal—V : Lack of political vision ruined a great state

Today West Bengal is at political cross-roads. Decades of Left Front led political chaos ruined the state’s basic democratic values, creating cadres of violence and intolerance. As a ...
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Acid test of Prof Rajeev Kumar at NITI Aayog

Prof Rajeev Kumar, an economist from the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), is faced with multiple challenges at NITI Aayog, a responsibility which he will officially take over ...
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India’s bullish textile sector

India’s textile sector is fast emerging as one of the brightest spots of India economy. It is showing the elements of resurgence and never-before-seen vibrancy. It is the ...
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This rate cut is booster for ‘sustained’ economy

India Inc aspires for a massive cut in prime lending rate, but the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the leadership of Governor Urjit Patel is not keen ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part IV : Industrial legacies destroyed

East India Company was headquartered in Calcutta and hence the Britishers chose to run their Indian show from Calcutta till they shifted their capital to New Delhi in ...
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Whither West Bengal–Part III : Industry caught in morass of dormancy

West Bengal, India’s sixth largest economy, had a gross state domestic product (GSDP) of US $ 132.86 billion in 2014-15, growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ...
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UNTOLD STORY: Arvind Panagariya’s ‘forced’ exit from NITI Aayog

The growing chasm between Niti Aayog, the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the Central government’s agenda of inclusive governance arising out of persistent lack of ...
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The Soft Drink Melodrama—–Moderation is the Key

There is hardly anyone among us who doesn’t fall for those seemingly-refreshing, sugary soft drinks (fondly called the cold drink), which actually lead to severe health issues like ...
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Punjab CM asks Haq panel to expedite report on farm debt waiver

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed Dr T Haq Committee to expedite the submission of its report, with clearly identified eligibility criteria and modalities to ...
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Get CLU within 45 days in Haryana

Chandigarh: The Department of Town and Country Planning, Haryana, has decided that in case the application is complete in all respects, permission for change of land use (CLU) ...
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Modi urged to ensure GM-mustard free India

New Delhi: Coalition for GM-free India (CGMFI) co-convener Kavitha Kuruganti has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) mustard crop was ...
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Bihar’s UNTOLD STORY: Jaitely scripted BJP’s grand Patna feat

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) bloodless political coup in Bihar may be an act of surprise for the people of the world outside, but not to those who were ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part II : Agriculture remains in a bad shape

Farmers in West Bengal, where 70 per cent population is dependent on agriculture, continues to reel under not only debt but many other multiple problems, ranging from poor ...
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Whither West Bengal—Part I : Double-digit growth remains a pipedream

The economic trauma of West Bengal continues unabated. Misruled for decades by the Left Front first and now by the Trinmool Congress under the leadership of Chief Minister ...
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New Force Disrupts Status Quo in West Asia Terror War

By paraphrasing history, it also repeats as rhapsody and farce. The latest affirmation of the intellectual divide between resurgent nationalists and the farcical Neo-Left is the later’s fury ...
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SJM urges PM to save farmers from Monsanto’s onslaught

New Delhi: Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make necessary interventions to save farmers from the onslaught of Monsanto. In a letter to ...
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Reflections as the President Retires

The President Shri Pranab Mukherjee demits office in a few hours. His presidency was the culmination of extraordinary career of a political leader. India has seen a few ...
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Office projects new favourites of developers

For many years, most Indian developers’ portfolios were dominated by residential projects, and many dedicated only a miniscule percentage to the office asset class. Major reasons for developers ...
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Punjab’s Rs 5 lakh crore investment ‘dream’

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh aspires to bring Rs 5 lakh crore investment to the state in next five years, which means that Rs 1 lakh crore ...
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Massive investments to drive India logistics real estate growth

Thanks to fresh investments, supply and interest this sector, the Indian logistics industry is set to reach the next level. Although India is down the rungs on the ...
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Dealing with Rs 8 lakh crore ‘scandalous’ NPAs

The non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks have assumed a ‘scandalous’ proportion. It is painful see the banks’ inability in recovering money from the defaulters. Even if the banks ...
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Five things no one will tell you about GST

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is being put to multifarious ways to scrutiny in which many good things about the landmark tax regime are being either ignored or ...
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Cancel contracts of Chinese firms: Swadeshi Jagran Manch to Modi

In view of a belligerent China, whose investments and ever spreading trade tentacles in Indian market are seen more as a threat to the country’s economic well-being than ...
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Modi punchers OBOR call, fast tracks BBIM & keeps China out

Given the importance India’s small but strategically crucial neighbour, New Delhi’s move to set focus on upgradation of road infrastructure in Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal (BBIN) comes as ...
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Confronting the challenge of mounting waste

Mini-mountains of accumulated untreated urban waste are common sights in most big and medium cities and towns in the country. Waste dumps greet visitors to any city, reflecting ...
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Modi’s housing for all by 2022 to boost sector growth in 2017

By Ashwinder Raj Singh Affordable housing schemes for the middle and lower income groups are finally on a serious growth curve in 2017, with huge demand in both ...
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Agriculture in Punjab: Caught in throes of multiple woes

Agrarian crisis in Punjab has adopted a political hue like any other state of the country, but the pitiability of small and marginal farmers, who are said to ...
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EPF stats stump naysayers, add record 1.01 crore in six months

The Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) enrolled 1.01 crore workers through its Employees’ Enrollment Campaign, which ended on June 30. Under it, employers got the opportunity to file ...
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Farmers’ suicides need to be dealt with ‘overnight’

The issue of suicides by farmers from across the country needs to be addressed as soon as possible. A large number of farmers commit suicide every year. There are multiple ...
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Modi’s Israel masterstroke

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Israel visit, the first of an Indian premier in the past 70 years, comes as a pleasant development, pregnant with possibilities to accelerate cooperation in the ...
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‘India needs alternative, sustainable growth model to avoid resources running dry’

New Delhi, July 4  India needs to develop an alternative, sustainable growth model to avoid depleting its resources at the current pace and make the same mistakes as ...
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Top CEOs throw their weight behind GST

It was amazing to see the kind of promptness with which top Indian CEOs responded to the GST rollout. Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer send out a terse congratulatory message: ...
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Modi, the economic unifier of India

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) becoming a reality has conclusively leapfrogged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the league of great Indian leaders. His contribution to the country’s economic unification ...
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History in the making as NAMO & BIBI share hug

He has to be someone from RSS – to be the first Prime Minister of India to visit Israel. Who can be better than Narendra Modi. He is ...
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GST: Great instrument to help poor move up the ladder

A short and crisp video unveiled by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the majestic ...
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Retail businesses to get organized post-GST: Millennium India’s Bhaskar

Chennai, June 30: India is all geared up to enter the one tax, one nation era from July 1 and the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made ...
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India’s tryst with GST on June 30 midnight

New Delhi: Though belated, India is all geared up to enter the one tax, one nation (OTON) era on June 30 midnight when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the ...
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Prime Minister Modi’s Trump feat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just concluded maiden meeting with the US President Donald Trump has brought the two nations closer, which will certainly give a new boost to bilateral trade ...
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Rice millers seek exemption for branded rice under GST

Chandigarh, June 29 : Taxing registered packed rice by 5 per cent under the Goods and Services Tas (GST) and providing exemption to unregistered packed rice will make ...
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Why Swadeshi Jagran Manch is not happy with GST?

The new tax regime in the form of Goods and Service Tax (GST), to be launched at midnight on June 30, is being called a biggest tax reform/change. ...
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Modi magic mesmerises Trump at White House

Newyork : There is something about Prime Minister Narendra Modi which makes special for every head of the state he meets during his foreign visit. This was amply reflected when ...
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Forty Two Years Ago – The Emergency

It has become customary for the critics of any Government in India to casually use an expression “Undeclared Emergency”.  Those making these exaggerated comments need to introspect their ...
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Taking India’s Portugal engagement beyond rhetoric a la Modi

India and Portugal share a historical bonding. As result, the countries always strive to take their bilateral ties to new heights of success every single day. Past experience ...
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Indian Railways Still Waiting For Surgical Treatment

In the 21st Century, the India Railways has certainly added some fast running trains, but not fast-paced basic reforms, which may encourage people to opt for trains for ...
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Employment generation and sustainable growth – The Irony

An essential characteristic of equitable growth is its ability to generate productive and remunerative employment. This is, of course, a concern that is as old as the study ...
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Manpreet’s unimpressive Punjab budget under Capt. Amarinder

There is nothing unusual about Punjab’s annual budget for 2017-18, which Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal presented in the state Assembly on June 20. Badal was the Finance ...
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Truth be told: Not the GST India wants

Overcoming political barriers in the path of Goods and Service Tax (GST), the Narendra Modi government is presenting its introduction as a major economic reform. After a long ...
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GST: India set for scripting a new history

India is all set to record a new milestone, perhaps the first of its kind in the 21st century, by adopting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime ...
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Ten Things You Would Like To Know About Your New ‘President’ Ramnath Kovind

* A Dalit BJP leader from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, born on October 1, 1945 to farmer parents  , he belongs to Koli caste, which is a Mahadalit ...
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Farmers need justice, not clutches

Farmers and farming are two important pillars of the Indian economy. In order to realise the dream of a ‘New India’, as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ...
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Saffron President for sure: Who is BJP’s best bet?

Battle lines for India’s Presidential polls have already been drawn. India looks all set to get its first Saffron occupant on the Raisina Hills, the seat of power. Numbers ...
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India-origin Varadkar to become Ireland’s PM

India-origin Leo Varadkar of the governing centre-right Fine Gael party is set to become Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister after winning a party leadership election. At 38, ...
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Modi to ride on Rajni’s charm in South India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are all set to get South Indian cine superstar Rajnikant on their side to enable them to gain ...
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Minister bats for secondary steel producers

Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has promised all support to secondary steel producers, while terming them as pride of the country. Singh, who was speaking at the national conference ...
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Income goes up, challenges remain

It is heartening to know that India’s overall economic prosperity in terms of income aggregation has improved significantly as has been refleted in the latest data on the country’s per ...
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Chenani- Nashri Tunnel: An Infrastructure Marvel

Nestled amidst picturesque valley, snow capped mountains, lush-green meadows and tall trees, Jammu & Kashmir is an absolute visual treat. The road journey between Jammu and Srinagar leaves one spellbound. ...
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NDB and Global Economic Challenges

The New Development Bank (NDB) has come up at a time when global in general and economies of BRICS nations—Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa—are poised for ...
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Agriculture marketing set to under sea-change

In a significant development, the Department of Agriculture Co-operation and Family Welfare (DAC&FW) in consultation with NITI Aayog has identifies a set of 9 marketing reforms to be ...
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Modi adds wings to Indo-Russian relations

We must be on cloud nine in view of increasing vibrancy between India and Russia over bilateral relations, which have suddenly been lifted so remarkably by Prime Minister ...
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Sluggish growth not the real worry, challenges lie elsewhere

Sluggish growth of gross domestic product (GDP) at 6.1 per cent in March quarter of  2016-17 fiscal is not the real worry for policy makers. It lies elsewhere. ...
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Rural development for inclusive growth

Indian agriculture and allied sector logged 4.9 per cent growth last fiscal, the best performance recorded by the country’s key economic mainstay in the recent years. It is ...
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ICAR institutions gear up to help raise farmers’ incomes

By Gargai Parsai Technology and its dissemination to farmers’ fields plays a crucial role in Indian agriculture. Recognising that scientific research will be critical to doubling farmers’ income ...
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People’s Rising Aspirations From Modi Regime

It has so far been a mixed bag of hits and misses of the NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has neither disappointed ...
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Hackathon, a new buzz word

New Delhi: A hackathon is an innovative computer programming challenge done on a marathon mode. The computer programmers are challenged to create a software programme that would address ...
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