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  • UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme gets a big boost from Modi govt

    UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme gets a big boost from Modi govt

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    The BJP-led government has boosted spending under the UPA's flagship rural jobs scheme MGNREGA to a record high and will for the first time ever provide funds over and above the budgeted amount, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.Dispelling doubts over the fate…

  • RBI keeps rates on hold; says Budget key to more easing

    RBI keeps rates on hold; says Budget key to more easing

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    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left the key policy rate unchanged but indicated at accommodative stance saying with "inflation moving closer to the target" there would be more room for rate cut to support growth.He also said that if the Budget makes enough…

  • U.S. considers re-merger of India, Pakistan desks

    U.S. considers re-merger of India, Pakistan desks

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    Seven years after the State Department was restructured to ‘de-hyphenate’ U.S. relations with India and with Pakistan, it is considering a reversal of the move.De-hyphenating refers to a policy started by the U.S. government under President Bush, but sealed by the Obama administration, of…

  • BJP expels own man in MP for ‘cow slaughter’

    BJP expels own man in MP for ‘cow slaughter’

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    Leaving the BJP in Madhya Pradesh red-faced, police have arrested a party leader and four of his relatives for allegedly slaughtering a cow at his home in Tonkkhurd, about 30km from Dewas.Anwar Mev alias Anna, who was associated with the party’s minority cell in…

  • Mortgages offer silver lining for India's banks as corporate loans languish

    Mortgages offer silver lining for India's banks as corporate loans languish

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    India's banks, struggling to boost mainstay corporate loans, are finding a bright spot in a home-buying spree in the country's towns that has driven mortgage-loan growth to the fastest rate in at least six years.Top lender State Bank of India (SBI) (SBI.NS), and two…

  • Smriti Irani claims Hyderabad student's suicide 'not a Dalit vs non-Dalit' issue

    Smriti Irani claims Hyderabad student's suicide 'not a Dalit vs non-Dalit' issue

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    Three days after PhD student Rohith Vemula was found hanging in a hostel room in the Hyderabad University, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to downplay the caste angle to the incident, terming it a 'malicious attempt to ignite passions.'Claiming that…

  • Rohith Vemula's suicide: Sad that someone's views were called 'anti-national', says Kejriwal

    Rohith Vemula's suicide: Sad that someone's views were called 'anti-national', says Kejriwal

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    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at the Narendra Modi government on Thursday as he visited the University of Hyderabad in the wake of the alleged suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula."The entire case is crystal clear. Rohith and his friends started a discussion…

  • Dalit scholar suicide: 10 professors quit from admin posts after Irani blames political opportunism

    Dalit scholar suicide: 10 professors quit from admin posts after Irani blames political opportunism

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    The protests over the alleged suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula intensified on Thursday as 10 professors from the University of Hyderabad resigned from their administrative posts, according to reports.Reports also said that all the professors who resigned belong to SC/ST communities and have…

  • Nepal faultline strain warns of another major earthquake

    Nepal faultline strain warns of another major earthquake

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    Kathmandu: Nepal underground faultline is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu that warns of an of an another major earthquake in the region.The unbroken upper part of the fault, is continuously building up more pressure over time which signals that another major tremor could…

  • Ahead of Pongal, Supreme Court bars Jallikattu

    Ahead of Pongal, Supreme Court bars Jallikattu

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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of a central government notification that allowed 'Jallikattu' or bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu.Observing that Jallikattu amounted to heaping cruelty on animals, an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Mishra said it…

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