No planning or thought has gone into it: city-based architect A drive on the arterial road no. 2, Banjara Hills, towards Hyderabad International Convention Centre, the venue of Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017, is a breeze. On the freshly-laid smooth ribbon of asphalt, there are no bottlenecks, bumps or potholes. Walking spaces for pedestrians is a different
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The much-touted ‘digital village’ announcements seem to have fallen flat a year since demonetisation A few feet from a board that proudly proclaims Vondaraguppe village — marked by a few shops on the Bengaluru-Mysuru Highway — to be the first cashless village in Ramanagaram district, Anand, a shopkeeper, asks why he should take a card
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It is a shame that the goal to eradicate child labour by 2025 seems elusive Two years after governments set a 2025 target to end child labour, delegates from 100 nations at a recent conference in Buenos Aires were told that they will miss the deadline. The implication is also that realising the objective could
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Supreme Court expresses concern about the cherished value of the liberty of an individual Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday said the three judges on the Bench, in their collective experience spanning many years, had not come across a case like the Hadiya one. Justice Misra said they would have dealt with more
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2.24 lakh firms struck off for being inactive for two years; SFIO gets more powers to tackle crime angle More than ₹17,000 crore was deposited and withdrawn post-demonetisation, by 35,000 companies, the government said on Sunday. It further said about 2.24 lakh companies had been struck-off till date from the Registrar of Companies for remaining
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Essential to go further up in Ease of Doing Business rank Days after India jumped 30 positions in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking, Law Ministry officials said the Union government proposed to establish commercial courts in districts to further improve the parameters. Legal remedy to commercial disputes and enforcement of business contracts
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Chennai needs integrated flood management, especially the revival of lakes and water tanks Chennai’s date with a strong northeast monsoon ought to be a cause for all-round relief since the water fortunes of more than eight million residents of the metropolitan region depend on this weather system. Yet, the torrential rains in the meteorological sub-division,
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Smaller constituencies and longer campaign periods are essential reforms There is a widely held belief that voters in India, especially the poor, sell their votes in exchange for cash, liquor, saris, and many other such goodies. Using evidence from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, we have argued that theories of large scale vote buying (patronage
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The human development consequences of peace in the State have been remarkable In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tripura embarked on a unique path to peace, one that was not dependent solely on security measures but involved investment in human development and people’s participation in the implementation of socio-political and economic policy as well.
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Home Ministry seeks more details The Religious Freedom Bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly in 2008, aimed at banning forcible religious conversions, was returned by the Union government as it deviated from the national policy. The Rajasthan government informed the High Court on Tuesday that the Bill was pending with the Centre. According to the
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