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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends flat but healthcare stocks rally 23.6.2017 Sify Finance
NEW YORK, June 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes ended little changed on Thursday as gains in healthcare stocks after Senate Republicans unveiled their proposal to replace Obamacare were
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It may be a Dalit vs Dalit presidential election, but not a single Indian state has a Dalit CM 23.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
According to the 2011 Census, 16.6 per cent of India's population are Dalits or SCs. That's nearly 20.14 crore people. But at the moment, no Indian state has a Dalit chief minister.
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Prez poll: Oppn too picks Dalit to counter NDA 23.6.2017 TOI: Home
Former Speaker Meira Kumar will take on BJP’s Ram Nath Kovind for the President’s post in a “Dalit versus Dalit” contest which, while comfortably being in the saffron bag, is high on political symbolism in view of the opposition’s intent to make an ideological statement.
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‘Better’ dalit nominee makesBSP chief change her stance 23.6.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
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Cong. urges Rajnath to order CBI probe into land scam 23.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Chief Minister directly involved in cover-up, it alleges in a representation
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A symbolic gesture? 23.6.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The selection of Ram Nath Kovind as the presidential candidate by the ruling BJP has taken the Opposition parties by surprise (“Nitish backs Kovind, RJD unhappy,” June 22). They cannot vociferously op...
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Presidential election: Ram Nath Kovind, Meira Kumar to file nomination today 23.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
The BJP has turned this event into a mega show of strength and Ram Nath Kovind is all set to sail through the July 17 presidential election.
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State wants 4.98L ha dropped from deemed forest list 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The state Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval for filing an affidavit before the Supreme Court, seeking that 4.98 lakh hectares be dropped from the deemed forest classification. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Law Minister TB Jayachandra said 17.62 lakh hectares had been classified as deemed forest in the state. Revenue land with features of forest and having 50 trees per hectare is identified as deemed forest. However, a survey revealed that large tracts of land were classified as deemed forest despite lacking the required features. Jayachandra said the government had sought reports from each district on the status of deemed forest. District in-charge ministers had been entrusted with the responsibility to ensure the reports are submitted on time. An expert committee to decide on the extent of deemed forest had also been constituted by the government. He said the government will soon file its affidavit before the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case on the status of deemed forests in the ...
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Mayawati says will support 'more deserving' Meira Kumar 22.6.2017 New Kerala: India News
Mayawati says will support 'more deserving' Meira Kumar
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No self-financing for journalism course, varsity to seek govt funds 22.6.2017 TOI: Delhi Times
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Presidential election: Pawar relents, supports Meira 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Last-minute parleys saw the Opposition finally settle for former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their candidate in the Presidential election. This was after the Left parties and Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar shed their reluctance in accepting the Congress' decision in her favour. A day earlier, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had managed to persuade Meira Kumar for a battle that is already seen loaded in the NDAs favour because of numbers in the electoral college, which consists of all MPs and MLAs all over the country. Pawar had to be "persuaded" by senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel and Ghulam Nabi Azad that shewas the best bet against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. The NCP leader was said to be more in favour of former Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Rajya Sabha MP Bhalchandra Mungekar, both Dalits from Maharashtra. Through the day, there was anxiety that Pawar could go the way of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who decided to back Kovind. But CPM General Secretary Sitaram ...
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Cong asks Nitish to reconsider, no question of rethink says JD(U) 22.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Smarting from the shock it received after Nitish Kumar decided to back NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, the Congress on Thursday requested the Bihar chief minister to reconsider his decision. Bihar Congress president Ashok Choudhary met the JD(U) chief and made a fresh appeal to back home-grown Dalit leader Meira Kumar, who is now Opposition candidate for the election. The JD(U) had taken a unanimous decision on Wednesday — a day before Congress president Sonia Gandhi convened a meeting of Opposition parties to dwell on the candidature issue — to back Kovind, whose role as Bihar governor was said be "quite exemplary." "We have requested Nitish to back Meira Kumar, who is not only a former Lok Sabha Speaker, but also daughter of the late Jagjiwan Ram, the second tallest Dalit leader after B R Ambedkar," said Choudhary, who is education minister in the Nitish cabinet. RJD chief Lalu Prasad also said he would appeal to Nitish to not back the NDA nominee. "I will speak to Nitish to ...
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Will meet Nitish Kumar, ask him not to back Ram Nath Kovind: Lalu Prasad Yadav 22.6.2017 TOI: Patna
There was no threat to the coalition government in Bihar, Lalu Yadav said, referring to his party's alliance with Nitish Kumar's JD(U) in the state.
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Investors flexed their muscles in Uber fight 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
The conventional wisdom in the world of Silicon Valley startups has been that the founders call the shots and that the investors are cheerleaders — and sometimes enablers — of the entrepreneurs they backed. But on Tuesday, when investors pressured Travis Kalanick to step down as the chief executive of Uber, the startup universe was abruptly reminded that investors can flex their muscles and that founders are not untouchable. "The examples people cite of founders having all of the power are exceptions," said Lenny Mendoca, a senior partner emeritus at the consulting firm McKinsey. "If investors are worried about returns, they engage. They take control. And that's what happened at Uber." The balance of power at young tech companies has long been a delicate issue. Silicon Valley's startup ecosystem relies on founders' and investors' getting along — the entrepreneurs come up with the ideas and need the financiers' money while the financiers need the founders to help them strike it rich. ...
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Ram Nath Kovind: symbolism and substance 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA's presidential candidate, never won a direct election, having fought twice from constituencies that lie close to his village, Parukhan in rural Kanpur. The first time he lost a Lok Sabha election was in 1991 from Ghatampur to Keshari Lal of the Janata Dal. That poll was significant because it propelled the BJP from only eight to 51 seats of the undivided Uttar Pradesh's 85 Lok Sabha seats on the back of a high-decibel campaign for a Ram temple in Ayodhya. With that, the BJP marked its presence as a dominant force in the state. The second time Kovind flunked the test was in the 2007 Assembly elections in which the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) trampled its opponents and won with a majority. He was hardly in the contest in the Bhognipur seat where the BSP was pitted directly against the Samajwadi Party. Yet the BJP has resolved to make a political haul of Kovind's nomination in the impending polls. Reprising the Narendra Modi chronicle of a tea vendor who dreamt big that was themed in ...
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Plan to change name of St Aloysius Road draws flak 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The authorities at St Aloysius College have vehemently opposed the Mangaluru City Corporation's decision to rename the road from Catholic Club at Hampankatta to Dr B R Ambedkar Circle (Jyoti Circle). The stretch is already named St Aloysius Road but the Corporation has decided to rechristen it 'Mulky Sundararama Shetty Road' in honour of the founder of Vijaya Bank. The regional office of the bank is located on the same stretch abutting Jyoti Circle. Addressing media on Thursday, rector of the college Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz said, "The stretch has been popularly known as St Aloysius Road, after it was named by the City Corporation authorities 20 years ago. Most importantly, the campus is a landmark and the road encompassing a part of the campus is aptly named after the institution. The college chapel with rare paintings is also one of the prominent destinations for tourists, who can access the chapel without much ado with the help of the road leading to campus." Vaz strongly demanded the authorities to ...
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Prez Elections: Meira Kumar appeals to electorate to take decision in best interest of India; BJP terms her candidature unfortunate 22.6.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Named by the opposition as its joint candidate for the presidential poll, Meira Kumar today appealed to the electorate to take their decision in the best interest of the country based on cherished values of social justice and inclusiveness and on principles and ideologies. She also thanked the 17 opposition parties for supporting her candidature and said she is delighted by the opposition unity that represents the coming together of forces which have a strong ideological base. "I would appeal to the collegium to take their decision on the best interest of the country, based on the cherished values and principles and ideologies. "These are social justice, inclusiveness and values of composite Indian heritage which we hold so sacred," she told reporters after she was declared as the unanimous opposition candidate. Kumar, a former diplomat and union minister who has also held the post of Speaker of Lok Sabha, is the daughter of former deputy prime minister and tall Dalit leader Jagjivan Ram. Talking about ...
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It’s not sedition 22.6.2017 Hindu: Opinion
SC has ruled that sedition only applies when there is incitement to violence
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I was never interested in running for presidential election: Prakash Ambedkar 22.6.2017 India Today| Must Read
Prakash Ambedkar added that Meira Kumar is a good choice and that her candidature is likely to change the dynamics of presidential polls.
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US STOCKS-Wall St rises on oil rebound, gains in healthcare stocks 22.6.2017 Sify Finance
* Oil prices bounce off multi-month lows
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