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NITI Aayog Comes To The Rescue As Health Ministry Clueless On ‘World’s Largest Healthcare Programme’

How much will this scheme cost? What is the timeline for its roll out? Will private sector influence cause exploitation? Only NITI Aayog has the answers. “How much money will the government be spending on insurance premiums in the new Budget announcement?” “Why did the previous scheme which guaranteed a …

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Based On ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ The Budget 2018 Makes To Cry ‘Kiska Saath, Kiska Vikas’?

The Dalit and Adivasi community’s analysis of the budget shows gross under allocation – only 50.7% has been allocated towards targeted schemes for SCs and 51.24% for STs. On the 26th January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will have equality and …

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Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare System Needs More Money And An Urgent Overhaul

This is the last full budget of the present government and the last opportunity for it to demonstrate its commitment to India’s health and nutrition. The deaths of children in a public hospital in Gorakhpur due to alleged disruption of oxygen supply highlighted the systemic failures in public health provision. …

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‘Lokpal’ Will Be A Reality Soon, After Four Years On Power, Modi Govt Set To Give ‘Green Signal’ To Bill

Almost four years after it assumed power at the Centre, the Narendra Modi government is just one step away from appointing a Lokpal – a decision that is expected to be used to re-emphasise Modi’s promises of “zero tolerance against corruption” and of running a “scam-free” government. KhabarLive has learnt …

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Beware Downside Risks In ‘Economic Survey’ Of India

The Economic Survey, the blueprint for 2018 Budget, is out. It gives one a feeling that all is well. A series of major reforms undertaken over the past year will allow real GDP growth to reach 6.75 per cent this fiscal and will rise to 7 to 7.5 per cent …

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From Dabeli To Khandvi: Gujarat Is A ‘Street Food’ Paradise

During my recent visit to Gujarat, I explored the state by road — covering the Kutch region, as well as the Ahmedabad to Modhera stretch on the other side. Gujarat has always been on the international map for its art and culture, and this is topped by the hospitality and …

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Are Indians Being Fooled About The State Of Their Economy?

The ruling elite is suppressing horrifying facts and statistical data. In all of the politicking ahead of state elections in 2018, and more importantly the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the real state of the economy, irrespective of the failed demonetisation and the GST fiasco, thus far has been largely concealed …

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‘Our Emotions Are Biggest Strength’ – Superstar Ranveer Singh On Republic Day

It’s six in the morning and we are due for a photo shoot for our special Republic Day edition with Ranveer Singh. He has not only reached on time but is also overwhelmed with the appreciation that he is garnering for Padmaavat. Despite being sleep-deprived, he is brimming with energy. …

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Out Of My Mind: India At 68

India has lasted as a republic longer than many others. China’s first republic did not last even 40 years. Pakistan broke up. India did not become fully independent in 1947. It was not yet sovereign. It had only dominion status acknowledging the British Crown as its head with a Governor …

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India’s Banks And Insurers Continue To Harass Customers Over Aadhaar

Even as reports of leaks in India’s biometric identity database, Aadhaar, spook those who’d like to keep their finances private, lenders and insurance companies are browbeating customers into linking their bank accounts with it. In their zeal to meet the supreme court-designated March 31, 2018, deadline, the firms are either …

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