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Dropping The Idea Of Islamic Banking In India Will Leave Millions Shortchanged

In India, there is an unmet market need for such products. Why can’t it come in the category of another financial product aimed at a niche audience? There is an air of finality and inevitability to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) recent decision to rule out introducing Islamic banking …

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Is Separate-Food Plate Rule For Non-Veg Caste Discrimination – Or Not A Big Deal In IIT-Bombay?

Debates rage on social media after Hostel 11 asked its residents to use separate plates for non-vegetarian food. Reports that a hostel at the premier Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, had recently asked its residents to “not use the main plates for non-veg” food sparked off furious debates on social …

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Nearly 50,000 Indian Telecom Workers Going To Lose Jobs This Year!

The bloodbath in Indian telecom is set to worsen in 2018, and that may mean more job losses. “In this calendar year, another 50,000 jobs are likely to go (in telecom) and at this point, telecom seems to be the worst-affected sector in terms of jobs. Last year about 40,000 …

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Firebrand Leader Of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Pravin Togadia Is ‘Missing’ In Gujarat

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today claimed its international working president Pravin Togadia was “missing” since morning and held a protest demanding that he be “traced”. The VHP claimed Togadia (62) was detained by the Rajasthan Police in connection with a case, but the latter denied this. Local Sola police …

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Don’t Miss The ‘Bikaner Camel Festival’ During Travelling In Rajasthan

A colourful procession of camels and folk performances await tourists at the international camel festival in Bikaner. Bikaner Camel Festival is a yearly event in January that the city celebrates in honour of the ship of the desert — the camel. With a colourful procession comprising of decorated camels and …

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Over 20 Lakh Devotees Take Holy Dip On Makar Sankranti In River Ganga

Nearly 20 lakh devotees from across the country as well as from neighbouring Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh today took a holy dip at the confluence of the River Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. With prayers on their lips, the devotees jostled for space …

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India In The Current Landscape Of Fashion, Is ‘Event’ The New Black?

As the Indian fashion industry completes almost three decades, the well-promoted “event” is now a top trend. The last couple of years indicate that most fashion celebrations are rather formulaic—brought together by a cast of sponsors with strategic interests, an “interesting” venue (like Bikaner House in Delhi or a film …

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The Terror Of Board Exams Is Killing India’s Future And Spreading Unrest

In India, board exams have always been synonymous with stress — for the students, parents, teachers and, sometimes, relatives and neighbours as well. It is shocking how a child’s assessment model becomes the cause of so much pain and undue pressure. With the re-introduction of board examinations for 10th grade, …

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‘No Need To Share Aadhaar Number With Any Government Agencies’

Citizens will have the choice to never disclose their 12-digit Aadhaar number even to government agencies mandated by the law to store the unique identity number, according to a top official in the central agency which announced a series of measures to strengthen the security of personal information stored on …

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Bollywood Superstar John Abraham’s International White T-Shirt Is The Cheapest One Ever Worn By An Indian Celebrity

While in one corner of the country, humans are trying to outrun each other, men like John Abraham are doing what they do best: bringing themselves closer to ‘chappals’. And no, his flip-flops aren’t looking any different in 2018. Even at 1300 hrs at the Mumbai airport, they appear as …

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