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Parties looking beyond major castes in Rajasthan

BJP is trying to integrate less important castes to create another vote bank.   Political parties in Rajasthan are looking...

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BJP’s tech outreach fulcrum of poll campaign

The strategy is to woo the youth who account for nearly 41% of the total voters in the country.  ...

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Congress plans youth outreach ahead of polls

Rahul has decided to build a team of 100 youths in every district.   Ahead of the 2019 general elections,...

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‘Consensus needed among parties for one nation, one poll’

The ambitious “One Nation, One Poll” proposal to hold elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies simultaneously is unlikely...

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Digvijaya is callling the shots in MP

He has been appointing his old and new loyalists in district and division level coordination panels.   With the appointment...

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Green clearance to projects in 170 days instead of 600

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has started granting faster clearances to big ticket industrial and infrastructure...

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Centre initiates reforms in unorganised sector

Starts process for the creation of a National Platform of Unorganised Workers.   The Centre has started big bang reforms...

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NCS yet to show good results

The Centre’s flagship online employment exchange project—the National Career Service (NCS)—that was launched in July 2015, has over 4.25 crore...

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Congress will use civil society, NGOs in states going to polls

With Assembly elections due in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh later this year, the Congress is trying to come up...

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Centre unlikely to introduce National Education Policy soon

‘The Ministry of Human Resources Development does not want to attract controversy ahead of the 2019 general elections’.   The...

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For benami property cases, ED may get adjudicating authority

After waiting for nearly one-and-half years, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to soon get an adjudicating authority mandated for...

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UGC reform on hold

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has dropped the idea of creating a single regulatory body to replace the...

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BSP mulling alliance with Congress in Rajasthan

Congress and BSP have already announced an alliance for Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections.   After tasting success in by-elections in...

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Mudra Yojana has started showing results

Number of micro, small and medium enterprises has increased by 25% this year.   The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)...

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Work on Western Peripheral Expressway to be expedited

With the inauguration of the Eastern Peripheral Expressway last month, the Western Peripheral Expressway can now hope for better days....

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Functioning of e-mandis is not as effective as envisaged

According to latest figures, 585 mandis have been enrolled under e-NAM, and 200 more are likely to be connected soon....

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PM’s fitness campaign may boost rs 5,000cr industry

According to a research, Delhi-NCR is the most fitness conscious region in India, burning close to 340 calories daily and...

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ITDC may go the Air India way, belly-up

The tourism corporation is not only witnessing a decline in earnings in India, its foreign exchange earnings are falling too....

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Rural job scheme beset with problems

Staff crunch, delay in payments and fund shortage are the key reasons behind the dismal picture.   Staff crunch, unreasonable...

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Direct tax reform may get delayed

Task force formed for the purpose missed a deadline and has been given a three-month extension.   Rewriting of direct...

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Shell firms may be defined soon

A decision is likely to be arrived at after getting inputs from probe agencies.   The Centre is likely to...

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Centre adopts initiatives to boost project Namami Gange

The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation (MoWR-RDGR) has adopted a range of initiatives to provide a...

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GST data analytics makes it hard to escape mismatch in returns

The data analytics used by the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has made it virtually impossible to escape any...

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Centre preparing roadmap for health protection mission

The Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission envisages medical coverage to 10 crore poor families.   After getting the green light...