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On privatising coal, get an effective regulator 24.2.2018
The Narendra Modi Cabinet"s decision earlier this week to denationalise the coal industry is as historic as Indira Gandhi"s move to nationalise coal mining in 1973. But whether the present decision is worthwhile will depend, of course, on whether letting the private sector back lives up to its promise of raising efficiency in coal production, and enhancing productivity and production, at least to the extent of covering domestic demand, introduction of modern technology and injection of adequate private investment in a competitive climate. When coal was entirely in private hands before 1973, the results were a sorry mess in terms of production and adequacy of investment, as well as keeping up with internationally available technologies, to say nothing of the deplorable conditions of life for workers in the mines concentrated in eastern India, as well as mines safety. Reports of that era make for shocking reading. In many respects, a sea change has been brought about as a consequence of ...
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PM Modi nudges Justin Trudeau on radicals 24.2.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
Modi said that there should be no place for those who use sectarianism for political purposes and create divisions in society.
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Eleven films hit screens same day 24.2.2018
Anticipating an industry strike in Tamil films from March 1, producers of small budget movies were in a hurry to release their films. Accordingly, as many as 11 films got released on Friday (Feb. 23), out of which three are Tamil dubbed Telugu movies. Merlin, Koottali, 6 Athiyayam, Yenda Thalaila Ennai Vekkalai, Kaathadi, Pei Irukka Illaya, Dominic Veedu, Keni are the eight straight Tamli films to hit the marquee. Besides, dubbed films include Nagarjuna —Anushka Shetty film Akilaanda Kodi Brammanda Nayagan, Pokkiri Paiyan and Vetta Puli have also been released.  This is despite the fact that Bala"s Naachiyaar and Sundar C"s Kalakalappu, released earlier, are still running in many screens. A trade analyst says, "So many films cramping at the same time will only result in them bombing at the box-office. And some of these films are not even promoted properly and hence I doubt if people of aware of their release. Time and again, Tamil Film Producers Council is coming out with ...
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He Robbed PNB but Blamed it for Destroying His “Brand” 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Amlan Home Chowdhury Unbelievable it may sound but the “Economic Powerhouse India”, as dubbed by the current Modi-led government at the Centre, witnessed 25,600 cases of bank frauds totalling Rs. 1.79 billion up to December 21, 2017. Whether India has become an “Economic Powerhouse” or not yet remains a matter of academic discussion but […]
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Time for a Socialist regime 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Avner Pariat I don’t know about you but I find the rhetoric by our current MLA aspirants to be woefully ambiguous. Currently, the most trendy topics revolve around the crucial issues of unemployment (especially among the youth), the parallel issue of skills development and training, the management of resources to name just a few. […]
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Time for a Socialist regime 24.2.2018 The Shillong Times
By Avner Pariat I don’t know about you but I find the rhetoric by our current MLA aspirants to be woefully ambiguous. Currently, the most trendy topics revolve around the crucial issues of unemployment (especially among the youth), the parallel issue of skills development and training, the management of resources to name just a few. […]
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Revised RBI norms to hit new launches 24.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
with banks becoming more cautious in lending money to developers it is going to be a tough task for those looking to get their projects financed. And even when the finance is arranged the developers will to stick to the completion deadline strictly with little room for delays now due to RERA norms. Temporary setbacks to the real estate sector had seen total new launches in top nine cities of the country dropping by over 40 per cent in 2017 as compared to 2016. If the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) move on February 12 is any cue, new project launches will fall further. The revised framework has specified norms for ‘early identification’ of stressed assets, timelines for implementation of resolution plans and a penalty on banks, for failing to adhere to the prescribed timelines If you call the NPAs of banks increasing and bankruptcy of several builders a positive impact, then you should be prepared to hear about even more positive news. Under the new rules, insolvency proceedings would have to be initiated ...
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A ROS(E)Y approach 24.2.2018 tribuneindia.com
Amarjeet  Batth The perennial appeal of rose plant as well as the huge variety of colours and sizes make it the most coveted plant for garden lovers. But it is not uncommon to see the “grafted” plants picked up from nurseries not flowering properly. Is it because of some “trick” by the sellers or lack of proper care at home? This is the question that home gardenening enthusiasts jostle with often. This week we take a look at the proper care of rose plants picked up from nurseries.  Roses can be planted from September onwards till January. Plant these in a sunny spot with ample sunlight of at least six hours of direct sunlight away from shade of buildings and trees.  Roses are prone to water logging hence ensure proper drainage.  Planting distance varies with variety but in general while planting in a flower bed, maintain plant-to-plant distance of about two feet.   During rainy season dig a pit two feet wide and two feet deep and fill with FYM (4-6 kg) along with bone meal and superphosphate to ensure ...
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Frames for Life 24.2.2018 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Single-ticket system to start from March 24.2.2018 India News | Get Live Updates Of UP Polls, 2017 And Other Breaking News And Analysis On Politics And Current Affairs From India
The government is planning to introduce taxi, auto and toll charges in the smart card at a later stage.
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‘Committed to protecting interests of weaker sections’ 24.2.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh, February 23

The Government of India is fully committed to protecting the interests of weaker sections, ‘divyangs’ and SC/STs across the country, specially clearing pending appointments of SC/STs through proper implementation of reservation policy.

This was stated by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale after holding review meetings with senior officers of Punjab, Haryana, UT and Central government departments here today.

The government has organised over 7,000 camps for ‘divyangs’ for providing information and awareness in the country for their welfare. Nine lakh ‘divyangs’ have been provided with helping tools and implements, he said.

Earlier, the Union minister inaugurated a three-day trade fair, Chandigarh ‘Pragati Ka Maidan’, in Sector 34 here. — TNS

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NHPS beneficiaries to be drawn from economic, caste census: Centre to states 24.2.2018 India – The Indian Express
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News digest: PNB fraud, H1B visa policy, BS annual awards 2017, and more 24.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
PM Narendra Modi on Friday told financial players, auditors, and regulators to perform their duties diligently, warning that the government would not tolerate irregularities in the sensitive sector
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Capgemini appoints Anirban Bose as head of financial services business 24.2.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Bose is the third Indian to be a member of the company's Group Executive Board after Aruna Jayanthi who heads the Business Services at Capgemini Group
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Bonded labourers: Book owners, demand protesting workers 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, February 23 The 57 bonded labourers, including child workers, rescued from an agricultural farm at Nakodar, have alleged that the administration is siding with the wealthy owners of the farm where they were employed and not registering an FIR against the owners of the farm where they were employed. PMU Punjab state president Tarsem Peter condemned the district administration for rather initiating action against the labourers and booking them under Sections 188 and 283 of the IPC. He called upon labourers from across the village to join the dharna against the administration. Even as activists of the PMU as well as bonded labourers rescued from farms at Bal Kohna and Khiwa villages here continued their fourth day dharna at the DC office for inaction against the owners of the farm for employing them, they demanded action against the farm owners, failing which the dharna would be intensified. The labourers have been left to roam on the streets on their own without any action ...
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China seizes control of Anbang amid Xi's anti-corruption campaign 24.2.2018 Business Standard: Today
China disclosed the seizure in a statement on the insurance regulator's website Friday morning
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Will see if more devolution to states served its purpose: N K Singh 24.2.2018 Business Standard: Today
The 15th Finance Commission has been asked to recommend, among other things, a road map for sound management of government finances
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Rajasthan projects face cost overruns of Rs1.01 lakh cr: 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Jaipur: An Assocham study has cautioned that delay in land acquisitions, fund constraints, environmental and other clearances coupled with raw material supply and lack of skilled labour have resulted in cost overruns to the tune of whopping Rs 1.01 lakh crore, about 54.5% of the actual cost of Rs 1.8 lakh crore of investment projects in Rajasthan, affecting their implementation in the state. In FY 17, the state has recorded live investment projects worth Rs 5.13 lakh crore, almost 3% of the country’s live investment. The state has recorded sharp deceleration in its investment and reached its lowest growth of 1.6% in 2015-16. If we compare it with the country’s live investment growth rate, the state’s live investment growth rate is less than India’s live investment growth rate during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, noted a state-specific study titled ‘Analysis of Rajasthan: Economy, Infrastructure and Investment,’ conducted by industry body Assocham. ...
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Andhra to hold investors’ meet in Vizag from today 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hyderabad, February 23 In the backdrop of growing friction with the Centre over the alleged raw deal in the release of funds, the Andhra Pradesh government is putting up a mega show to attract investments into the state. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is at loggerheads with his ally BJP over the alleged “injustice” being meted out to the state, is pulling out all the stops to showcase AP’s investment potential in myriad areas at the three-day CII Partnership Summit, in the port city of Visakhapatnam tomorrow. To be inaugurated by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, the flagship annual event is expected to see signing of at least 281 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), envisaging investments of over Rs 2.56 lakh crore with a potential to create employment for 4.25 lakh people. The officials said estimations of investment potential were based on the interest evinced by the private companies in the run-up to the event to be attended by delegates from over 60 countries and trade ...
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Need to plug loopholes, says ex-PNB chief 24.2.2018 The Tribune
Mumbai, February 23 Admitting that failure of linkage of SWIFT to core banking system (CBS) could have led to Rs 11,400- crore fraud at Punjab National Bank, the former head of the scam-hit lender today said there was an urgent need for banks to revisit their surveillance system and plug the loopholes. Usha Ananthasubramanian, who is now managing director and CEO of Allahabad Bank, said at her bank also SWFIT is not linked to CBS, and the process of linking both the systems is currently on. The country’s second largest PSU bank has detected $1.77-billion scam where billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi allegedly acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking (LoU) from its Brady House branch in Mumbai to secure overseas credit from other Indian lenders. The fraud allegedly started in 2011 at PNB. “I want to tell you that there could be always (loopholes) because technology advances so fast that what is today could get obsolete tomorrow and you might not have upgraded. Now, it is time for all of us (banks) to very ...
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