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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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No Direct Benefits Bank Transfer For Poor In Jharkhand

The Direct Benefits Transfer pilot for subsidised foodgrains in Nagri block has, ironically, led to a quantum jump in cash transactions, inconveniencing beneficiaries and dealers as also putting enormous pressure on banks, even as 25% people still remain excluded. The introduction of any new system is bound to have some …

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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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Indian Investors Eager For Quick Profits Are Being Duped By Conmen In Bitcoin Scams

They lure people into investing in non-existent virtual currencies by promising huge returns after a lock-in period. The rising value of bitcoin is attracting thousands of investors in India. Every day, around 2,500 people are estimated to be buying into the digital currency created by people around the world running …

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Now, Ladies & Gentlemen, Presenting, Our Own – The ‘Made In India’ Bitcoin ‘Lakshmi’

Websites promoting desi bitcoins in the garb of ‘Make in India’ initiative; Delhi Police receives 8 complaints in a month; people duped of crores of rupees. Suspected fraudsters in India have come out with desi versions of bitcoin, a cryptocurrency used globally, and duped people of crores of rupees, police …

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#LiveReport: Discover The Art Of Weaving Saree On ‘Pochampally Ikat’ Trail

More often than not, one would associate the word “resist” with a form of protest, but on a recent trip to Andhra Pradesh’s Pochampally villages, I learnt there’s much more to it. Pochampally ikat, is a type of silk that finds its origin in a small town of Andhra Pradesh …

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Slowing Indian Economy Risks Turning Demographic Dividend Into A Disaster

There weren’t enough jobs in India when the economy was growing at a world-beating annual rate of 8% in financial year 2015. So, the latest official estimate of GDP growth should be a wake-up call for the Narendra Modi government, lest India’s famed “demographic dividend” is turned on its head. …

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Which Company Would You Choose?

Don’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also …

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