The electrification scheme needs to be thought through more carefully The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (‘Saubhagya’) launched in September, which claims to ensure electrification of all willing households in the country, is too ambitious a project. While it makes grandiose promises to provide a free electricity connection to all willing Below Poverty
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Doyen of the Benaras gharana Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a city hospital here on Tuesday night following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and is survived by her daughter. Considered as the queen of thumri and fondly called Appa-ji, Girija Devi was admitted to the city’s
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Nehru-Gandhi family will destroy Gujarat, Prime Minister tells BJP workers Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family saying the “family will destroy Gujarat because it dislikes Gujarat and Gujaratis” and called the coming Assembly poll in the State a fight between “development and dynasty.” Addressing
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Supreme Court has directed all state governments to ensure that the Centre’s guidelines on safety and security of children are implemented in reality in every school of the country. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also issued notice to Chief Secretaries of all states to ensure that they file responses to the petitions,
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President Ram Nath Kovind has said, better and more efficient use of water is a challenge for Indian agriculture and the industry. Inaugurating India Water Week in New Delhi on Tuesday, he said the issue of water is becoming more critical in view of climate change and related environmental concerns. Mr. Kovind said, in view
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Election Commission has expressed its satisfaction over the poll preparedness in Gujarat for coming Assembly elections. Addressing the press Conference at Ahmedabad this evening after the review of poll preparations in the state, Chief Election Commissioner A. K. Joti said that Assembly elections in Gujarat are expected to be held during the second half of
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The Reserve Bank of India will announce the fourth bi-monthly policy review statement today. The Monetary Policy Committee led by RBI governor Urjit Patel started two-day deliberations with industry in Mumbai yesterday. The bi-monthly monetary policy statement is being keenly awaited by all stakeholders — especially the industry which has been demanding for lower interest
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Cabinet has approved the renaming of Kandla port as Deendayal Port. By renaming the port, a a grateful nation would remember the invaluable contribution made by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided its ex-post facto approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port. In another decisions, cabinet
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Narendra Modi deflects Opposition criticism on note ban impact, underscores that he will not spare anyone in his battle against graft Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong statement against corruption in his speech to the BJP’s extended national executive in New Delhi on Monday, reacting to Opposition criticism over demonetisation, saying that his stand
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Integrated Defence Staff Headquarters celebrated its 17th Raising Day today. To commemorate the occasion, Chief of the IDS to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Lt General Satish Dua paid homage to the valiant martyrs of the Armed Forces by laying a wreath at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. Senior officers
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