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The Dadri Truth: A Personal Grudge Twisted Into a Communal Killing

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More than a month-and-a-half after the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, an alternate telling of the incident is emerging—one that turns the alleged motive on its head. A day before Diwali, The Quint went to meet Ramesh (name changed), a man who says he was witness to the killing even though the … Continued

India pips US to become No. 1 in global consumer confidence index: Nielsen

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WASHINGTON: India continues to lead theglobal consumer confidence index in the third quarter of this year, followed closely by the US and much ahead of China, a global report said today. Nielsen, a global information and insights provider, in its latest report said in the third quarter of this year, India’s consumer confidence score was … Continued

India moves up in ease of doing business rankings

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New Delhi: In a pat on the back for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, India moved up four spots in the global rankings for ease of doing business released by the World Bank on Tuesday. The new rankings acknowledge the efforts undertaken by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA to make it easier for entrepreneurs … Continued

LPG Direct Benefits Transfer Facts – Niti Exclusive

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The debate over Aadhaar in the Supreme Court it seems has had its share of unintended consequences. While the matter is sub-judice it would be in order to note that the debate on Aadhaar, its Legislative legitimacy and its privacy implications is a debate that has nothing to do with whether Direct Benefits Transfer of … Continued

नयनतारा का विरोध और नैतिकता का डबल स्टैंडर्ड!

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देश के प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री जवाहरलाल नेहरु की भतीजी नयनतारा सहगल ने साहित्य अकादमी पुरस्कार लौटाने का फैसला किया है. दिल्ली से सटे दादरी के एक गांव में गो मांस खाने का आरोप लगाते हुए अखलाक नामक शख्स को जिस बेरहमी से बिसारा गांव के हिंदू युवकों ने मार डाला, उससे नयनतारा व्यथित हैं. यही नहीं, … Continued

Modi a hit among all castes in poll-bound Bihar

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‘He has made the nation proud abroad… even U.S. backs our claim to a permanent U.N. Council seat’ A political discussion on a warm afternoon at the busy Muzaffarpur bus-stand in Bihar veers round to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and gradually, the crowd of active participants and curious bystanders swells. The dominant mood is one … Continued

‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ observed across Nagaland

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In commemoration of the completion of 146 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” was observed across the State wherein volunteers from across the state conducted social work. In Dimapur, BJYM Nagaland unit along with BJYM Dimapur district conducted Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at ISBT Purana Bazaar Dimapur on Friday. An official press release by … Continued

Kerry hails India-U.S. economic partnership, says trade has grown five folds

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) participates with India's Minster of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) and U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker (R) at the U.S-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue plenary session at the State Department in Washington September 22, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Hailing the strong growth of economic partnership between the two nations, United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said the annual trade in goods and services between the US and India has grown nearly five folds since 2000 to just over $100 billion. “We can increase that figure to more than $500 billion in … Continued

India to remain a top pick among emerging markets: CLSA

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MUMBAI, SEPT 22:   India remains one of the few attractive emerging markets due to its stable macro environment amid China-led global volatility. CLSA says potential redemptions remain the key risk to flows, but with inadequate choices elsewhere, FIIs will likely remain overweight on India or might even raise holdings. Foreign selling of Asia ex-Japan has … Continued

Narayana Murthy lauds Narendra Modi as the ‘finest administrator’

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Showering praise on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for being “the finest administrator,” Infosys chairman emeritus N R Narayana Murthy said Monday the state had done extremely well under his leadership as reflected by its growth indices. You strongly believe we need New Leadership to Revive the Indian Economy Pledge now and join the Force … Continued