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String of murders in Kumram Bheem Asifabad puzzling 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Sans any definite pattern or reason, say officials
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Amit Shah promises relief from fuel price heat 22.5.2018 Hindu: National
Hopeful that ‘something will happen in three or four days’
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IAS officer Nirmala Meena sent to judicial custody 22.5.2018 General News
Suspended IAS officer Nirmala Meena was today sent to judicial custody by a court here, a senior Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said. She was produced in the court today after completion of her police remand, DIG (ACB) Ajaypal Lamba said. Nirmala Meena had surrendered before the bureau on Wednesday after the Supreme Court rejected her anticipatory bail plea on May 10. The then District Supply Officer (DSO) of Jodhpur, Meena had been suspended after the ACB had registered a case of alleged irregularities in distribution of wheat. She was wanted for alleged irregularities in the distribution of 35,000 quintal wheat meant for below poverty line (BPL) families. Meena had allegedly sold the wheat to private flour mills as the DSO, Jodhpur, in March 2016. It was a scam of nearly Rs 8 crore, according to the bureau. "Though, largely she remained non-cooperative in the interrogation, but whatever, she said was adequate to support our case against her," Lamba said. On the ...
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Tajik clerics recommend dam-builders skip Ramadan 22.5.2018 General News
Muslim clerics in ex-Soviet Tajikistan have advised workers building what will become the world's tallest hydroelectric dam not to observe Ramadan, echoing comments from the country's secular authoritarian ruler. A spokesman for the religious affairs committee told AFP by telephone today that the fatwa (directive) "was issued primarily for the safety of workers engaged in construction" of the Rogun dam. "They work at a great altitude in difficult conditions, as well as underground," said the spokesman. The Rogun dam is a signature project of President Emomali Rakhmon and its Italian contractor is in a race against time to get the first unit online by November. Rogun, which at 335 metres will become the world's tallest dam, is a USD 4 billion project that Rakhmon views as vital to lifting Tajikistan out of poverty. Earlier this month Rakhmon said that "fasting without thinking about tomorrow" is "not the quality of a true Muslim". Ramadan, one of Islam's most revered holidays in which
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Couples, brothers-sisters: Meet CRPF's anti-naxal 'Bastariya' battalion 22.5.2018 Rediff: News
The new battalion, numbered 241, was named Bastariya because it included recruits from Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur, and Sukma districts.
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China's wealth gap: Teslas for the rich, footpaths for the poor 22.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
China's yawning economic disparities aren't just of academic interest -- they form the basis for one of Xi Jinping's three "critical battles," namely poverty alleviation.
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Unwritten rules have DWCRA groups worried 21.5.2018 Hindu: National
Loan-insurance linkage, curbs on withdrawals major complaints
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Naxal-affected areas witnessing rapid development: Rajnath Singh 21.5.2018 General News
Attending the Commissioning of the maiden Bastariya Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, in Chhattisgarh's Ambika, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that currently, 52 battalions of Central Armed Police Force are deployed in Chhattisgarh.The Home Minister said that 135 Naxalites were killed in 2016 and 77 in 2017 and 40 Naxalites so far in this year. He also said that the numbers have only increased, along with the numbers of surrenders."The government will take action to stop their funds and to seize their properties," the Home Minister assured."Today we have seen the courage and enthusiasm of the Bastaria battalion. Naxalites are against development, they want poverty in their area of influence. The Chhattisgarh government and other states affected by the problem are also running a fast campaign to eradicate Naxalism," Rajnath Singh added."Most of the soldiers have been martyred in IED blasts, a result of the cowardice of the Naxals. The Naxalites are fighting a losing ...
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Housemaid's murder: Amnesty asks government to act 21.5.2018 General News
Rights group Amnesty International India on Monday asked the government to investigate and prosecute the accused in the gruesome murder case of the 16-year-old maid by her employer here, while calling for "progressive legislation" to protect rights of workers in the unorganised sector.
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'Bastariya' battalion mix: Labourer turns commando, mother picks up gun against ultras 21.5.2018 General News
From overcoming poverty to serving the nation, the young recruits, including women, of the Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) "Bastariya" battalion had their reasons for joining the specialised unit, which was commissioned into service today. The battalion, numbered 241, is named "Bastariya" as its members are from the Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh, bordering Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana. The recruits include married couples and a brother-sister duo. Bijapur, one of the worst insurgency-hit districts in Chhattisgarh, has sent the maximum of 163 tribal youths, including 60 women, to the special battalion, which was commissioned into service by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a function here. The 534 troopers, including 189 women, were selected from Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma districts, which are battling Maoist insurgency. The specialised unit, raised to take on the Naxals in the forests, is expected to be deployed in south Bastar by next month, ..
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Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman among 140 to sign open letter on gender equality 21.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman and Lena Dunham are among the 140 signatories from Hollywood will sign an open letter to promote gender equality. The letter campaign, which puts the world leaders "on notice", is being spearheaded by international charity ONE. The undersigned also include entertainment industry personalities such as Black Panther star Letitia Wright, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Schumer, Issa Rae, Michael Sheen, Thandie Newton and Natalie Dormer. In the letter, the signatories request attention of the leaders to help every girl child receive an education, saying "We won't stand by while the poorest women are overlooked". "For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work. "There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider for women living in ...
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Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep among 140 to sign open letter on gender equality 21.5.2018 General News
Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, Chadwick Boseman and Lena Dunham are among the 140 signatories from Hollywood will sign an open letter to promote gender equality. The letter campaign, which puts the world leaders "on notice", is being spearheaded by international charity ONE. The undersigned also include entertainment industry personalities such as "Black Panther" star Letitia Wright, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Schumer, Issa Rae, Michael Sheen, Thandie Newton and Natalie Dormer. In the letter, the signatories request attention of the leaders to help every girl child receive an education, saying "We won't stand by while the poorest women are overlooked". "For 130 million girls without an education. For one billion women without access to a bank account. For 39,000 girls who became child brides today. For women everywhere paid less than a man for the same work. "There is nowhere on earth where women have the same opportunities as men, but the gender gap is wider
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Survey on homeless on the card, 263 beggars in State 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Survey on homeless on the card, 263 beggars in State
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Call to strengthen public sector banks 21.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Seventh general council of the State Bank Staff Union inaugurated
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India on path of development of tax collection, domestic capabilities 20.5.2018 General News
The United Nations Organisation's (UNO) goal number 17 refers to the development and utilisation of its resources for the continuous promotion from countries of the world.The UNO believes that the financial assistance given by the global organisations to the developing countries will not work until these countries are able to streamline their resources and modalities in line with the direction of development.The subject experts of the UNO also periodically provide relevant suggestions to the developing countries. This can be understood in relation to Goods and Services Tax (GST), which the UNO has made quite strictly to implement it.Although the first GST was implemented by France in the world, India has adopted Canada's two-tier GST model while implementing GST last year. In fact, due to the incomplete preparations and being implemented in a hurry, GST is being manipulated repeatedly, due to which it has now become India's self-sustaining multi-layered GST model instead of the ...
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India on path of development of tax collection, domestic capabilities 20.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 20 (ANI): The United Nations Organisation's (UNO) goal number 17 refers to the development and utilisation of its resources for the continuous promotion from countries of the world.
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Cannes 2018: Japanese film ‘Shoplifters’ bags the Palme D’Or 20.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
‘Shoplifters’, a quiet, unassuming yet devastating peep into what constitutes a family, is one of the best you would see in contemporary cinema
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Probe into corruption charges in MGNREGA schemes demanded 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Probe into corruption charges in MGNREGA schemes demanded
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How Afghanistan improved its health in 10 years despite bombs and bullets 20.5.2018 Latest News
Childhood vaccinations doubled from 40% to 80% during this time
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Japanese drama 'Shoplifters' wins Cannes' Palme d'Or 20.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda’s tender portrait of a poor, improvised family “Shoplifters” has won the Palme d’Or, the top award at the Cannes
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