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Naxalism Rears Its Head Again But Is Losing Ground

Naxalism Rears Its Head Again But Is Losing Ground

        Left extremists or Maoists, in Indian parlance, are back in the news with plans to observe Martyrs Week, ‘Shahid Saftah’, from 28th July to 2nd August 2014, in…

India’s Salt Is Cheap But The Land Beneath It Is Not

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Mumbai (North East) Kirit Somaiya recently raised the question of salt pan land in and around Mumbai.   His question was: Whether any MoU…

Govt Doubles `Anganwadis’ Target: To Spend Rs 9,000 Crore

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is continuing with the child welfare proramme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), started by the previous UPA Government.   The key…

India’s States See 10-Fold Jump In Grants ToRs 259,000 Crore On Modi Devolution Promise

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised in its 2014 Election Manifesto that it would work on a model wherein development would be “driven by the states”.  …

To Bhutan With Love: Rs. 6074 Cr

  Source: Budget 2014…

How India’s Private Banks Duck NPAs

    Bad loans by public sector banks, which account for the bulk of the banking system in India, have tripled over the past three years. Gross non-performing assets (NPAs)…

Food Security Act Good Move But Yields Low: Global Agri Body

  The National Food Security Act, passed by the UPA Government which was in power from 2004 to 2014 is being seen as a positive step towards food security in…

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