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Govt scraps Haj subsidy

Govt scraps Haj subsidy

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

For the first time since the Independence, Muslim pilgrims would go to Haj in Saudi Arabia without any subsidy as the Government said on Tuesday that it seeks to empower minorities without appeasement. Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi confirmed...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | IANS | Kolkata
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals
The two-day "Bengal Global Business Summit 2018" organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata...

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ISL: Struggling ATK make several changes to squad

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | IANS | Kolkata
ISL: Struggling ATK make several changes to squad
In a desperate bid to steady their ailing ship, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK announced on Wednesday that they have parted ways with Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernandes, replacing them with...

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Anish Kapoor pledges USD 1 mln prize money to refugee causes

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | PTI | London
Anish Kapoor pledges USD 1 mln prize money to refugee causes
India-born British sculptor Anish Kapoor has pledged his USD 1-million Genesis Prize money, dubbed the 'Jewish Nobel', to refugee causes. The 63-year-old artist, born to an Indian father and a Jewish mother, was awarded the 2017...

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HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | IANS | New Delhi
HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle
Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government, civic bodies and others on a plea regarding cruelty inflicted on milch cattle housed at dairies in Delhi. A Division Bench of Acting Chief...

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Why we should kiss The frog

Why we should kiss The frog

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | Kritika Dua

Conservationist Seema Bhatt spoke to Kritika Dua about the pressing issue of saving amphibians Did you know that the frog plays a variety of roles in several cultures and is not limited to appearing in folklore and fairy tales such as The Frog Prince? In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, the amphibian symbolised fertility, while in classical antiquity, the Greeks and Romans associated it with fertility, harmony and licentiousness. The mysterious creature has an array of documentaries, books and exhibitions to...

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  • There is a strong need to train civil servants in specialised areas, which are among sectors of the Indian economy that require specialised civil servants.
    Former CAG | Vinod Rai
  • “I feel you need failures to grow and succeed. They say that failures make you stronger. And that’s what it has done to me.
    Rapper | Sean Paul
  • I will skip President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in protest against his policies and rhetoric against immigrants.
    Indian-American Congresswoman | Pramila Jayapal

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    World Food India 2017 was an eye opener for students opting for careers in the food industry, says Dr TP...

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    PGDM & Fellow programme The International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi, one of the most sought-after B schools of the country,...

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Saving Rohingyas is a ‘collective responsibility’

The narratives surrounding the plight of Rohingyas and the danger of giving them shelter can be quite overwhelming. This book is a call for collective...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • Independent mechanism to evaluate judiciary

    Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | Shreyans Jain | Delhi
    This refers to the report, “Supreme judicial crisis grips India” (January 13). In October 2015, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court presided over by Justice JS Khehar rejected the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act and stated categorically that the entanglement of the judges in this web...

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