RBI to transfer ₹1.76 lakh crore to govt from surplus reserve

In the wake of slowing economic growth and growing global uncertainty, the central board of the Reserve Bank of India approved transfer of ₹1.76 lakh crore surplus reserve to the central government. Read More
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Tripal Talaq Bill unlikely to pass in the current session

The Triple Talaq Bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in the ongoing monsoon session amid opposition from parties, may not pass through the Rajya Sabha. And the government seems to have understood the difficulty behind passing the bill into law. Read More
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Congress opposes UAPA Bill, opposition fear violation of rights

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha by the home minister, Amit Shah, has attracted criticism from the opposition parties by calling it as a tool to violate the fundamental rights of citizens. Read More
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Modi’s outreach to minorities: 5 crore students to get scholarship

In order to reach out to minority communities, the Narendra Modi government has set a new target – to give out scholarships to five crore students from those communities in the next five years. The scheme will have a big focus on girls. Read More
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New Modi Cabinet: Shah gets home ministry, Rajnath defence

Amit Shah, who led the Bharatiya Janata Party to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha election has been given the charge of ministry of home affairs. Rajnath Singh will now head the defence ministry. S Jaishankar will be the new foreign minister. Read More
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Centre asks SC to reconsider its pick of two judges for top court

After an April 12 recommendation by the Supreme Court’s collegium of elevating two judges to the apex court, Centre has asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the names of Jharkhand high court Chief Justice Aniruddha Bose and Gauhati high court Chief Justice AS Bopanna. Read More
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Modi govt takes 30 decisions before Lok Sabha election

The Modi government, in probably the last Cabinet meeting ahead of the Lok Sabha election, approved a raft of decisions like setting up 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, a push to infrastructure and power projects and expanding health insurance benefits to ex-servicemen. Read More
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Tribals, dalits, call Bharat bandh over forest rights and quota

Tribals and dalits from across the country called for a Bharat bandh in protest against the Supreme Court’s order to states to evict forest dwellers from forest lands and the University Grants Commission’s new 13-point roster system. Various opposition parties supported the protest Read More
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Farm income growth slumps in Oct-Dec 2018, lowest in 11 quarters

According to the Central Statistics Office’s new 2011-12 base year series, the latter number that is 2.04 per cent, is the lowest for any quarter and the worst since October-December 2004, which recorded minus 1.1 per cent. Read More
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Budget: Modi govt baits middle class, farmers with tax, cash sops

The Narendra Modi government has presented the interim Union Budget for 2019-20 that primarily focused on wooing the middle class, workers from the unorganized sector and farmers, ahead of this year’s Lok Sabha election, which is about two months away. Read More
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