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Focus on improving crop productivity, researchers told 21.2.2018 Hindu: National
Three-day national seminar on food security gets under way
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More women in southern states hold land than rest of India, reveals survey 20.2.2018 News
Lakshadweep, Meghalaya have most women land holders in India; Punjab, West Bengal fewest
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Replace commission government with mission government: Modi 20.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Taking on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on his home turf in Mysuru, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called upon the public to replace the “commission-driven Congress government” in the State with...
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Land of injustice 20.2.2018 Editorials – The Indian Express
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Who is Cyril Ramaphosa? 17.2.2018 Hindu: News
The pragmatist President of South Africa
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Site of Struggle 17.2.2018 Reviews–Books – The Indian Express
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Jignesh Mevani calls for Patan Bandh, Dalit bodies want CM to resign 16.2.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Jignesh Mevani and other Dalit organisations have called for a Patan bandh on Thursday after a Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar set himself on fire outside the collectorate. Vankar set himself on fire after failing to secure land for two Dalit families who had been doing the rounds of the revenue department to get land ownership transferred in their name. The Vadgam MLA has also called for the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. "All Dalits of Gujarat should come out on the road to ensure that this incident registers as much protest from the community as the Una incident did," said Mevani. He said the Rupai and his government should be ashamed of themselves if a poor man has to set himself ablaze to gain the attention of the government about the injustice meted out to them. He has also called for the suspension of Patan collector and the top cop of the district who despite a warning by the three Dalits of self immolation did nothing. Kirit Rathod of Navsarjan said that they too have ...
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Too clever by half? 14.2.2018 FrontLine: Home
Despite its deeply flawed neoliberal perspective, Economic Survey 2017-18 is rich in detail, has many useful analytical discussions at different levels of aggregation, and would serve as a useful resource for students and scholars. By VENKATESH ATHREYA
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Retd HC judge heads Revenue Commission 14.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, February 13 The state government has set up the Revenue Commission, headed by Punjab and Haryana High Court’s retired judge SS Saron. Its mandate is to make existing laws and procedures on land administration in tune with the requirements of agricultural and non-agricultural uses, and propose new laws and procedures to make revenue administration more transparent. The six-member panel includes Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) chairman and retired IAS officer NS Kang; former Head of Department (Economics), Punjabi University, Dr SS Gill; retired PCS officer Jaswant Singh; retired Managing Director of State Cooperative Bank GS Mangat; and Punjab Land Records Society (PLRS) adviser NS Sangha (another retired PCS officer). A notification to this effect was issued by Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner Revenue, Housing and Urban Development, Vini Mahajan, here today. She told The Tribune that the commission would suggest norms of population, area etc. ...
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UoM land row: SC upset over state's failure to furnish original records 13.2.2018 Deccan Herald - State
The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its strong displeasure over the Karnataka governments failure to furnish all records to land in a dispute involving University of Mysore. A bench of Justices N V Ramana and S Abdul Nazeer directed the secretary concerned and officers in the Revenue Department of Karnataka to appear before the court with relevant original records on February 20. Hearing a civil appeal filed by the varsity, the bench said, "We are not happy with the attitude of the State of Karnataka in not assisting this court properly, knowing specifically that the matter is coming up for hearing." "The State has not produced any original record before this court, when the basis of the appeal is that the respondents are claiming valuable land of the University by fraud and forged documents," the bench added. The matter pertained to donation of about 22 acres of land by the Maharaja of Mysore out of 1600 acres to the President of India for starting Logopedics Institute in 1965. However, in 1974, ...
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Tharoor doesn’t know Indian life: Iliah 10.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala
Says being a Dalit in India is like being a buffalo
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Andhra Pradesh, Telangana inch closer to Blockchain 7.2.2018
Hyderabad: Blockchain technology is not just about Bitcoins or Altcoins but has valuable applications in several other areas.  "Since the potential of this technology is limitless, slow transactions like land regulations can make use of this. It can be extended to other areas as well where the process becomes slow," Ajeet Khurana, head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Committee (BACC) of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), said. The Andhra Pradesh and TS governments are testing Blockchain technology for maintaining land records.  Speaking at the World Blockchain Opportunities Summit-18 held on Tuesday in Madhapur, the BACC head said, "It is a great milestone for the country that in the tenth year of crypto currency, Union finance minister Arun Jaitely spoke about it in the budget." The full-day summit featured several speakers and more than 250 attendees spread across Blockchain trail blazers, academicians, industry start-ups, investors, technology ...
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Is the government marketing millets right? 6.2.2018 Downtoearth
India requires policy changes to make millets an effective tool against malnutrition 
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A River Sutra: How K'taka govt sapped our city dry 4.2.2018
The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on the 'Cauvery River Water Dispute' between the States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry anytime now. It said so recently. This judgment will determine the fate and future of Bengaluru, among other things. It was a city with numerous awards, excited politicians, fun loving and partying residents. On the coming April 12, it is slated to run out of water altogether. The Government is warning everybody that it is not just a crisis. But, a 'deep, deep, deep crisis'. This would be the first time after World War II that a big city finds itself without water. The army and the military are preparing for April 12. Welcome to another Capetown. And, if the SC judgment goes against Karnataka, the world, which has all eyes fixed on Capetown today will have another city to despair over — Bengaluru. Warned To begin with, let's make certain things clear. Every river rises at some place and eventually empties into the sea. Often, it is ...
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Cracking the UPSC 3.2.2018 Hindu: Education
Preparing for the Prelims? Don’t leave out these important topics
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'Fund for affordable housing to boost realty sector' 1.2.2018 HBL: Industry & Economy

Big push to infrastructure investment, five lakh rupees medical insurance for around five crore weaker section people and radical changes for SME sector funding are the factors that will help real

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Kerala: Hopes run high for ryot farmers' welfare board 1.2.2018
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the state budget on Friday, agriculture expert R. Haley hopes the state will form the long overdue farmers" welfare board. The draft bill is with the law department, for what is likely to be a first in the country. Agriculture minister V. S. Sunil Kumar is also keen to see that the current budget session of the Legislative Assembly passes the bill which would be seen as a feather in his cap. It should be recalled that the union agriculture department had changed its name to agriculture development and farmers" welfare in 2015 which saw the State Government also changing it with the aim of protecting the farmers" overall welfare. Since the last two years, agricultural experts have been demanding that the State Government form the farmers" welfare board.  The previous UDF Government had formed a seven- member subcommittee comprising Chittur MLA K. Krishnankutty as its chairman and former agriculture director R. Haley, as member of the draft agricultural ...
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Here's how lemons created the mafia 31.1.2018
According to a new study, craze for lemons in the 19th century allowed mobsters to cement their position as protectors of local businesses. The surge in demand for lemons arose during the Napoleonic Wars after James Lind, a Scottish doctor and pioneer of naval hygiene, discovered that citrus fruits cured scurvy. According to the researchers, the mafia appeared in locations where lemon producers made high profits for overseas export. The mafia protected lemon farmers from 'predation' and acted as middle men between producers and exporters. The study was conducted by researchers at Queen"s University Belfast and was published in the Journal of Economic History. It involved analysing data from a parliamentary inquiry in 1881-1886 on Sicilian towns. The study looked at the causes of crimes in 143 towns, finding that mafia presence was strongly related to the production of oranges and lemons. The study further argued that an increase in fragmented land following the Bourbon-era land reforms ...
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Here's how lemons created the mafia 31.1.2018 The Asian Age | Home
New study claims that a lemon craze in 19th century may have given rise to Sicilian mafia.
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Opposition accuses Maharashtra government of murdering farmer Dharma Patil 30.1.2018 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: Difficulties for Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis seem to be increasing by the day. After many
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