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‘United opposition is not a threat to NDA’

The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday that the Opposition unity, as witnessed in Bengaluru after the Karnataka Assembly elections,...

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‘Congress not in position to lead opposition against BJP’

‘Congress has ceased to be a pole for the anti-BJP forces.’   The Congress’ loss in the Karnataka elections as...

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Increase in housing sales gives hope to real estate sector

Housing sales increased by about 25% in seven major cities in the country in April, giving some hope that real...

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Retailers plan to challenge Walmart-Flipkart deal

Traders fear that Walmart will take the Flipkart route to enter the Indian retail market.   New Delhi: Retail traders...

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Only 22% funds utilised in six Housing Ministry schemes

The Centre has been able to utilise only 22% of the funds allocated for the execution of six flagship schemes...

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JDS set to play kingmaker, say most exit polls

Most of the exit polls have predicted that none of the three major political parties will be able to get...

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Banks not making ATMs, Point of Sale devices compliant to EMV chips

Banks are not following the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) directive to make the automated teller machines (ATMs) and Point...

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20 GW solar power ahead of deadline

Centre has launched several schemes for promotion of solar energy.   India has achieved the ambitious target of setting up...

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Railway advances deadline to eliminate unmanned crossings

Indian Railways is planning to advance the deadline for complete elimination of unmanned level crossings (UMLCs). According to an official...

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Academicians stress on ‘originality’ in research work

Researchers who indulge in plagiarism may lose their registration and teachers who do so could lose their jobs.   With...

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Electric vehicle makers want FAME II rolled out

The Centre had recently decided to extend the current FAME India scheme till 30 September.   Electric vehicles manufacturers want...

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BJP leaders eye Patna LS seat as Shatru courts RJD

With cine-star turned politician and BJP MP from Patna Sahib, Shatrughan Sinha, exploring options in Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD, leaders...

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Centre says 82% rural households have toilets

As per the figures, 373 districts and as many as 353,461 villages have been declared Open Defecation Free.   The...

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Coal shortage may push up power tariffs

The shortage is also affecting the health of captive power producers.   The reducing Plant Load Factor (PLF) or the...

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Corruption complaints to CVC decline by 52%

The CVC, in its report tabled in Parliament recently, said it received a total of 23,609 complaints in 2017, the...

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Centre working to fill SC-ST vacancies in jobs

As many as 28,713 posts under the reserved category are lying vacant in 10 major ministries and departments.   The...

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State governments lax on implementing SC/ST Act

The average conviction rate under the Act remained only 24% in the last five years.   State governments have been...

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Karnataka BJP wants Sriramulu as Dy CM face

By giving the ticket to Sriramulu, the party leadership has overruled its policy of not fielding MPs in state Assembly...

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Sugar production expected to rise by 45%

Record sugar production in the country is all set to bring cheer to the consumers, with the prices expected to...

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I would love to do an Indian movie some day: Franco

Italian actor Francesco Clemente Giuseppe Sparaner is famously known as Franco Nero in the world of cinema. The 76-year-old superstar...

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Geert Chatrou is popularising the art of whistling

All of us are familiar with whistling. Many of us love to whistle in our leisure time. But hardly any...

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Muscat International Film Festival hosts global stars

The 10th Muscat International Film Festival (MIFF), got off to a colourful start on 26 March, featuring celebrities from across the world,...

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Significant reduction in terror attacks in NDA’s four years

The country has seen a considerable reduction in the number of terror attacks taking place in the first four years...

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‘No information on benefits of reservation to Scheduled Castes’

The government has no information about the benefits of reservation given to people in the Scheduled Castes (SCs) category and...