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Land pooling policy approved by DDA: Details 
Date: 08 Sep 2018
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Around 19,000 hectares of land will be developed in Delhi as part of the land pooling policy, which was approved by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on September 7. It has now been forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for approval. The policy was cleared after five years at DDA`s board meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. As part of the policy, 17 lakh dwelling units are expected to come up, out of which 15 perc
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PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for India's longest Purvanchal Expressway in UP's Azamgarh 
Date: 15 Jul 2018
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After inaugurating world`s largest mobile manufacturing unit of Samsung in Noida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation for the country`s longest Purvanchal Expressway in Azamgarh on Saturday. The 340-km-long Purvanchal Expressway will link nine districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh cities, including PM`s parliamentary Constituency Varanasi, directly with Lucknow and Delhi. It will also be linked with the 302-km-long Lucknow-Agra Expressway
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Delhi Land Pooling Policy 
Date: 06 Jul 2018
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Land pooling policy is a great chance for DDA to undo past errors The proposed modifications to the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) land pooling policy have been widely seen as a game-changer in affordable housing. But to contextually analyse the land pooling policy and the modifications proposed under chapter 19 of Master Plan of Delhi 2021 (MPD 2021), let’s look back to what happened over the preceding few years. MPD
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WhatsApp Group Admins can now control who sends messages: A look at new features 
Date: 03 Jul 2018
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WhatsApp has been adding new features across groups, especially for admins in order to make it easier for some to control the kind of conversations that take place in these groups. The latest WhatsApp feature for Group Admins will make it easy for them to restrict who can send messages to the entire group. This is an important setting, which is being rolled out for iOS and Android users of the popular messaging app. Here’s a look at all the new feature
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Bankers` panel suggests 5 - pronged strategy to tackle NPAs, no proposal to create a bad bank 
Date: 03 Jul 2018
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Bankers committee led by Punjab National Bank Chairman Sunil Mehta has submitted its draft report to the finance ministry with a five-pronged strategy to tackle stress in the banking sector. However, there is no proposal or recommendation to create a bad bank. The Mehta-committee comprised of representatives of all major banks, including State Bank of India (SBI). The report titled `Sashakt` highlighted nine guiding principles aimed at the
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Walmart-Flipkart deal Traders are holding nationwide protest against $16 billion deal 
Date: 03 Jul 2018
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US retail giant Walmart on Monday defended its move to acquire Flipkart, saying it is in line with the government`s FDI policy, amid protests by traders against the deal. The acquisition will boost manufacturing in India by providing thousands of local suppliers access to consumers through the marketplace model, the company said in a statement. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), a body of traders, on Monday organised mass protes
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The mystery surrounding the deaths of 11 people at a north Delhi home 
Date: 03 Jul 2018
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The Investigation: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday said it is investigating the case from various angles. Police is investigating the case from the angle of the family`s spiritual or mystical practices. Some handwritten notes were also found at the house. The notes mentioned ways of attaining salvation. It is here to note that the bodies were found in the same way mentioned in the notes. "It`s also being investigate
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11 of family found dead. some of them blindfolded and hanging from an iron grill in the ceiling at their home in Delhi 
Date: 02 Jul 2018
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NEW DELHI: In a macabre incident, 11 members of a family were found dead – some of them blindfolded and hanging from an iron grill in the ceiling — at their home in Delhi on Sunday. There is no clarity yet whether it was a mass suicide or a suicide-cum-murder. One theory is that one of the dead could have killed the others and later committed suicide. The police have registered a murder case, thus ruling out suicide by all of the 11 dead.
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank funds for OBOR projects - Government refuses to spell out stance 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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AIIB funds for OBOR projects:Govt refuses to spell out stance Mumbai, Jun 24 (PTI) New Delhi today declined to spell out its stance on a possible funding of a project linked to Beijing`s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). "These things (loan proposals) are discussed at the board level and the final decision is taken keeping all interests and viewpoints in mind. We don`t mak
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Heads of 11-PSBs to appear before parliamentary panel on Tuesday 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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Heads of 11 state-owned banks will apprise a parliamentary committee about the problems of mounting bad loans and increasing fraud cases on Tuesday, sources said. They will be appearing before the Standing Committee on Finance, headed by veteran Congress leader M Veerappa Moily, which is looking into `Banking Sector in India- Issues, Challenges and the Way Forward, including Non- Performing Assets/ Stressed Assets in Banks/Financial Instit
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Railway connectivity important document of China visit - Nepal PM KP Oli 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries in wide`ranging areas including cross`border rail and road connectivity. Speaking to journalists upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after a five`day visit to China, Mr. Oli said the agreements on railways, energy, transportation, infrastructure developme
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SP-BSP alliance kicks off informally, here is what special two parties have decided 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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BSP-SP alliance: Yet to make an announcement for an alliance before 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh’s two top parties – Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party – have already built up a considerable amount of confidence in each other. Top leaders from both parties have decided not to take induct any MLA from the other flock, The Indian Express reported citing sources on Sunday. The understanding has come up as a trust-building exerc
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Mrs. India Earth finalist Shailja Dwivedi, Army Major Amit Dwivedi's wife, murdered by another Major. Army Major Wanted To Marry Officer's Wife, Killed When She Refused - Cops 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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Army Major Nikhil Handa, who was arrested on Sunday in connection with the murder of the wife of a fellow officer, was obsessed with the woman and wanted to marry her. He murdered her when he found out she was not okay with the plan, the Delhi Police said. Shailza Dwivedi, wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, was found run over by a car, her throat slit, in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday. Major Handa and Ms Dwivedi had met in 2015 in Nagaland when her
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Uttar Pradesh to spend Rs 4000 crore towards land acquisition for New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar 
Date: 25 Jun 2018
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Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is committed to the building of airport capacity as part of its NABH (NextGen Airports for BHarat) Nirman initiative. Three key aspects of NABH Nirman are (1) fair and equitable land acquisition, (2) long-term master plan for airport and regional development and (3) balanced economics for all stakeholders. As part of NABH Nirman, MoCAcalled a meeting of all stakeholders to review the progress of setting up of Noida Internati
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Bankers worry over arrest of Bank of Maharashtra CEO, want Govt to intervene 
Date: 23 Jun 2018
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The Indian Banks Association (IBA) on Friday came out in support of Bank of Maharashtras top officials, just two days after they were arrested. The IBA met with top officials from public sector banks, private sector banks and foreign lenders and decided to seek the Finance Ministrys intervention over the sudden arrests on Wednesday. "All the bankers unanioumously expressed anguish and concerns for what has transpired there for bonafide
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Actor Irrfan Khan is battling cancer, He finally confirmed that he was suffering from a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. 
Date: 19 Jun 2018
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In a first ever confirmation since being diagnosed with a rare disease, actor Irrfan Khan has finally confirmed that he was suffering from a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. In a special note, published in Times of India, Irrfan said that the cancer he’d been diagnosed with was rare and had more unpredictability of its treatment. NEURO is not always about the brain. In an emotional note, he said, “It’s been quite
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Saudi-led forces launch biggest assault of Yemen war . UAE Naval Vessel on Fire in Red Sea Following Houthi Attack - Report 
Date: 14 Jun 2018
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ADEN: A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi fortifications to support ground operations by foreign and Yemeni troops massed south of the port of Hodeidah in operation “Golden Victory”
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With assembly team, IKEA lays ground for India debut. 
Date: 13 Jun 2018
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In the ‘do-it-for-me’ culture prevalent in India, consumers are used to enjoying the comfort of fully assembled furniture delivered to their doorsteps IKEA, which aims to soon open a 37,160 square metre store in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, is setting up its first ever in-house assembly team and offering local delicacies such as samosas to woo shoppers, at a time when growth in some of its more established markets is slow
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PM Modi, SC, Brazil responsible for Rs. 39,000cr debt - Videocon 
Date: 13 Jun 2018
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Videocon Industries Ltd., with its massive Rs 39,000cr debt, is facing bankruptcy proceedings after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) admitted a plea from lenders last week, led by the State Bank of India. The proceedings are to be completed within 180 days. However, Videocon has filed an appeal to wrest back control, and has blamed PM Modi, the Supreme Court for its misfortunes. Videocon: Modi`s demonetization killed CRT television
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Currency With Public Reaches Rs. 18.5 Lakh Crore: RBI Data 
Date: 11 Jun 2018
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New Delhi:  Currency with the public has reached a record high level of over Rs. 18.5 lakh crore, more than double from a low of about Rs. 7.8 lakh crore it had hit post-demonetisation decision in late 2016, as per RBI data. At the same time, the total currency put in circulation by the Reserve Bank has also more than doubled to over Rs. 19.3 lakh crore -- from a low of about Rs. 8.9 lakh crore post- demonetisation. Currency with the p
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PSU banks suffer whopping Rs 87,000 cr loss in FY18 
Date: 11 Jun 2018
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Losses of public sector banks crossed a whopping Rs 87,300 crore in 2017-18 fiscal, topped by scam-tainted Punjab National Bank which took a hit of nearly Rs 12,283 crore. Losses of public sector banks crossed a whopping Rs 87,300 crore in 2017-18 fiscal, topped by scam-tainted Punjab National Bank which took a hit of nearly Rs 12,283 crore. Of the 21 state-owned banks, only two banks, Indian Bank and Vijaya Bank, posted profits during 2017-18. Indi
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India refuses to endorse China's BRI 
Date: 11 Jun 2018
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QINGDAO: India was the only country in the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organisation  (SCO) on Sunday which refused to endorse China`s ambitious Belt and Road initiative for which Beijing has signed pacts with nearly 80 countries and international organisations. A declaration issued at the end of the two-day summit of the SCO said Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have "reaffirmed their support for th
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Working in mission mode to ensure housing for all by 2022, says Modi 
Date: 07 Jun 2018
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY). During the interaction, Modi told them that his government in the Centre was working towards making the housing sector free from corruption and middlemen to ensure people get their own houses without hassles. “We have been working to free the housing sector from middlemen, corruption and ensuring that the beneficiaries ge
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WhatsApp to enter digital payments in India next week, partners with 3 banks 
Date: 01 Jun 2018
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 Facebook is all set to launch its WhatsApp payment services in India as early as next week, reports Mint. WhatsApp Pay has partnered with HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Axis Bank for transaction process. State Bank of India (SBI) will also join once it has the necessary systems in place, according to people privy to the information. Facebook was eyeing a full rollout with four partners but decided to go ahead with just three as competitors
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DDA seeks to amend the Master Plan to increase the floor area ratio to provide relief to those facing sealing action. 
Date: 29 May 2018
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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused to modify on Thursday its order directing Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to invite suggestions and objections to the proposed amendments in the Master Plan of Delhi 2021 (MPD), saying changes in the MPD cannot be brought about without a meaningful public participation. A bench of justices MB Lokur and Navin Sinha also pulled up the government for seeking a modification of its May 15 order that allowe
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Priyanka Chopra visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh 
Date: 22 May 2018
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Actor and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit. Priyanka on Monday tweeted a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window. Priyanka, 35, has worked with Unicef for a decade and was appointed as the national and global Unicef goodwill ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She promotes causes such as environment, heal
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Walmart shares tumble over 4%, market cap falls nearly $10 billion 
Date: 13 May 2018
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Walmart shares slumped more than 4% in the morning trade on Wednesday wiping off nearly $10 billion from its market capitalisation, hours after the retail giant announced $16 billion worth Flipkart deal. The shares took a beating amid concerns that the deal could impact profits of Walmart. The American retail major`s shares fell over 4% on the New York Stock Exchange at around $82.13 apiece. At this level, the market capitalisation was more
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PMO refuses to open incomplete expressways 
Date: 30 Apr 2018
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The much-hyped commissioning of the ambitious Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) and Delhi leg of the Meerut Expressway could not take place on Sunday. The fifth such failure to meet the deadline came after the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) pointed to non-completion of some civil and beautification works. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to commission to Expressways on Sunday. Sources in the Road Transport and Highways Ministry
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10 Nations Around The World That Have Legalized Prostitution 
Date: 19 Apr 2018
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The oldest job in the world has, for quite a long time now, been regarded as a hateful and fallen choice of work. Prostitution exists and will continue to exist despite bans and their legal status, due to reasons like poverty or unforeseen situations. Some countries choose to outright ban the practise, while other countries have tried regulating prostitution, providing sex workers with health and social benefits. Here are some of the count
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From Delhi to Mumbai in 12 hours flat? Delhi Mumbai Expressway to be ready in 3 years. 
Date: 17 Apr 2018
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Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that the government would start building a new expressway connecting Gurgaon and Mumbai. The project will cost approximately Rs 1 Lac Crore. A sum of Rs 1 Lac Crore will be spent on this expressway … Nitin Gadkari outlined major initiatives of his ministry for de-congestion of Delhi NCR. Work on the project will be completed in three years starting from this
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US, UK, France Launch Missile Strikes Against Syria 
Date: 14 Apr 2018
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Britain`s Ministry of Defence said four Tornado jets using Storm Shadow missiles had taken part in the attack which had been designed to target a military facility where it was assessed Syria had stockpiled chemicals. "Very careful scientific analysis was applied to determine where best to target the Storm Shadows to maximise the destruction of the stockpiled chemicals and to minimise any risks of contamination to the surrounding area,"
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FM Arun Jaitley says he is being treated for kidney-related ailment 
Date: 05 Apr 2018
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering from a kidney ailment and may have to undergo a surgery soon, resulting in cancellation of a visit to London next week for annual economic talks, sources close to the minister said. Jaitley, 65, is undergoing diagnostic tests and doctors have so far indicated that it was a kidney-related ailment, they said. The minister, however, has not yet been hospitalised but has been advised to avoid going out in publi
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SC doesn't agree to Centre's plea Aadhaar would curb banking frauds 
Date: 05 Apr 2018
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The Centre`s argument that Aadhaar would help curb ills like terrorism and banking frauds today did not find favour with the Supreme Court which said the bank officials were "hand-in-glove" with fraudsters and scams do not happen because the culprits are unknown. The top court also questioned the government for asking the entire population to link their mobile phones with Aadhaar "just to catch a few terrorists" and asked what wo
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PM to inaugurate Eastern Peripheral Expressway this month: Gadkari. Cycle track of 2.5 metre has also been constructed on both the sides of this expressway. 
Date: 04 Apr 2018
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India`s first smart and green highway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), which consumed 5 lakh tonne of cement and 1 lakh tonne of steel, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the 135-km six-lane access-controlled expressway, built at a cost of nearly Rs 11,000 crore to decongest the national capital along with the
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif invites Pakistan to join Chabahar project 
Date: 13 Mar 2018
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday invited Pakistan to join the Chabahar seaport project that India developed, and added that his country wants to participate in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Dawn reported. Zarif, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan, made the comment during a lecture at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad. The lecture was organised to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplom
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Monetisation of 105 road projects can fetch Rs 1.25 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari. 
Date: 28 Feb 2018
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Monetisation of 105 road projects can fetch Rs 1.25 lakh crore: Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari also announced that the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Eastern Peripheral Expressway on March 15 along with the first phase of Delhi-Meerut Expressway. Monetisation of 105 road projects can easily fetch Rs 1.25 lakh crore and there is no dearth of funds for building highways, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The road transport minister also said the highways mi
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Syria conflict - Women sexually exploited in return for aid 
Date: 28 Feb 2018
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 Women in Syria have been sexually exploited by men delivering aid on behalf of the UN and international charities, the BBC has learned. Aid workers said the men would trade food and lifts for sexual favours. Despite warnings about the abuse three years ago, a new report shows it is continuing in the south of the country. UN agencies and charities said they had zero tolerance of exploitation and were not aware of any cases of
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Trend of going back to cash payments. KYC norms may force m-wallets to cut ops, jobs. 
Date: 28 Feb 2018
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BENGALURU: Amazon has seen its mobile wallet user base shrink by about 30% in the light of the latest know your customer (KYC) regulations, while other industry players try and meet the latest rules put forth by the country`s central bank, which gets implemented from midnight of Wednesday. There is a fear among m-wallet firms that they may have to scale down or consider shutting operations due to the final stance by the RBI on KYC rules. The regulator said o
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Specter of one-man rule looms as China lifts Xi's term limit 
Date: 27 Feb 2018
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How to handover governance to those who can serve this objective better. How to take control from those who are governing when there are others who can govern better. BEIJING — For some Chinese, their feelings about plans to lift term limits to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely can be represented best by a cuddly stuffed bear. Social media users shared images of Winnie the Pooh hugging a jar of honey along with the quote
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WhatsApp UPI Based Payments Feature Live In India, Here's How To Use It To Transfer Money 
Date: 12 Feb 2018
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With the payment option coming to the app, WhatsApp has become more than just a messaging tool. The newly rolled out payments feature lets users transfer money to their WhatsApp contact via the app. By introducing this UPI-based payments feature, the instant messaging application is basically trying to counter the other available wallets in India like -- Paytm, Mobiwik, Google Tez and the rest. This payments feature is UPI-based which will basically al
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Tata Steel, Vedanta, JSW to make financial bids for Bhushan Power & Steel. Bhushan Power & Steel, Has defaulted on loans worth Rs 47 Thousand Crore. 
Date: 29 Jan 2018
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Tata Steel, Vedanta, and JSW Steel have finalised their plans to make financial bids for Bhushan Power & Steel, which has defaulted on loans worth Rs 47 Thousand Crore to Indian lenders. Besides, the big three metal majors, Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Company and a Dubai-based investor are also expected to bid. The last date for accepting the bids has been extended to February 8 as bidders seek more clarity on the income tax (I-T) liabilities. The Bud
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TTV’s bypoll win leaves AIADMK red-faced 
Date: 25 Dec 2017
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A large-margin victory for the VK Sasikala family in the RK Nagar bypoll swiftly led to bigger questions over the longevity of the O Panneerselvam-Edappadi Palaniswami-led AIADMK especially with Dhinakaran and many of his prominent aides asserting the government will be toppled in a span of three months Speaking to reporters in Madurai on Sunday before he returned to Chennai, TTV Dhinakaran, who contested as an independent and won, said: "The p
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Apple has admitted that it takes some measures to slow down the performance of older phones. 
Date: 21 Dec 2017
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 If you think your older iPhone seems to run slower, you`re not crazy. Apple on Wednesday said a software feature released last year makes your phone operate more slowly to offset problems with its aging lithium ion battery. As batteries get older, they don`t hold their charges as well as newer batteries, and can have worse problems when the charge is low or the temperature is cold. Apple said in a statement:   &nbs
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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile fired towards Riyadh, no reported damage 
Date: 19 Dec 2017
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RIYADH: Saudi air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday but there were no reports of casualties, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest in a series of attacks by an Iran-aligned group in Yemen. A spokesperson for the Houthi movement said a ballistic missile targeted the royal court at al-Yamama palace, where a meeting of Saudi leaders was under way. There was no official word on this assertio
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Bill to replace the existing apex medical education regulator, Medical Council of India, (MCI) with a new body 
Date: 16 Dec 2017
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NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the national medical commission bill, which seeks to reduce red tape in medical education and give the government a say in fixing fees in up to 40% of seats in private medical colleges. The bill seeks to replace the existing apex medical education regulator, Medical Council of India, (MCI) with a new body in an effort to increase transparency in the wake of corruption cases with regard to admi
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Eastern Peripheral eWay to be thrown open from January 26 - Easing Of Traffic in Delhi Expected 
Date: 12 Dec 2017
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The EPE, which was originally expected to be launched by August 15 this year, faced blockades from farmers in Noida, Uttar Pradesh over compensation for land acquisition resulting in delays for several months The union ministry for road transport and highways hopes to make Delhi traffic-congestion free by Republic Day next year as it plans to throw open Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) by January 26 2018. “Our completion targ
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What is Bitcoin, what’s its price in USD and GBP, what is mining and how can you buy Bitcoin? 
Date: 08 Dec 2017
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The controversial currency has hit an all-time high. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is a virtual currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown computer whizz using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Individual Bitcoins are created by computer code. The total value of all Bitcoin in existence is now more than £112billion. Transactions are made without middle men, so there are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More b
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US will act if Pakistan does not destroy safe havens: CIA 
Date: 04 Dec 2017
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WASHINGTON: CIA Director Mike Pompeo has warned Pakistan that if it does not eliminate the alleged safe havens inside its territory, the United States will do “everything we can” to destroy them. As Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Islamabad on Monday to persuade Pakistan to support the new US strategy for Afghanistan, the Trump administration is sending mixed signals to its estranged ally. The new strategy seeks Pakistan’s
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Manushi Chhillar,‏ Nov 29 I am here to speak & interact at the Global Entrepreneurship summit  
Date: 01 Dec 2017
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I am here to speak & interact at the Global Entrepreneurship summit #GES2017 ! Very relevant in today's world that we keep women involved in the business. I believe prosperity of women is the prosperity of the society! Looking forward to this! #ManushiChhillar #MissWorld2017 pic.twitter.com/YwAw7P17Cc— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) November 29, 2017
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Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests 
Date: 26 Nov 2017
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At least six people were killed and around 230 injured before security forces retreated on Saturday. Pakistan`s capital was tense on Sunday after attempts to disperse anti-blasphemy protests by Islamists ended in deadly violence, as the military appeared hesitant to respond to a government call for help. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were still occupying roads and intersections connecting Islamabad with neighbouring Rawalpi
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If India joins One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative Of China, China can change the name of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and create an alternative corridor through Jammu & Kashmir, Nathu La pass or Nepal to deal with Indias concerns. 
Date: 25 Nov 2017
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BEIJING: The Chinese foreign ministry responded to a statement by its ambassador in India, Luo Zhaohui, who recently said Beijing is prepared to rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India`s concerns. The ministry neither endorsed nor denied Luo`s statement, suggesting that it was encouraging Luo to negotiate with New Delhi over the issue, while ensuring that it did not upset Islamabad either. The ambassador had said during a
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Govt drops plan to buy Israeli Spike anti-tank missiles, stresses Make in India 
Date: 21 Nov 2017
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India was negotiating the purchase of 321 launchers and 8,356 fire-and-forget missiles with Israeli firm Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd. India has dropped plans to buy Spike anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) systems worth Rs 3,200 crore from Israel, defence ministry sources said on Monday. Instead, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been asked to develop the ATGMs for the army’s infantry and mechanised infant
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Ryan murder: CBI asks Gurugram cops about probe botch-up 
Date: 14 Nov 2017
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GURUGRAM: The CBI on Monday called Gurgaon police`s special investigation team "for discussion or questioning" as it found it curious that so many obvious clues had been "missed or misinterpreted" during the police investigation of the Ryan International School student`s murder, sources said. The SIT had investigated the killing of Ryan International School student Pradhyumn Thakur and had arrested school bus conductor Ashok Kuma
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Medical college bribe case: Damage done, outcome does not matter, says SC 
Date: 14 Nov 2017
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Attorney General of India K K Venugopal told the Supreme Court Monday that developments in the wake of two petitions seeking an SIT probe into alleged judicial corruption involving a blacklisted Lucknow medical college had “caused deep wounds on the judiciary and the Bar” and “will take a long time to heal”. This prompted the bench to remark that “damage has already been caused… outcome does not matter… everyone is
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CBI detains Class XI Ryan student. Major twist in Pradyuman Thakur murder case At Ryan International School’s Gurugram branch. 
Date: 08 Nov 2017
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Gurugram: A major twist may be on cards with regards to the murder of the seven-year-old student Pradyuman Thakur at Ryan International School’s Gurugram branch. It has come to be known that a student from a senior class might be involved in the murder. Pradyuman, a second standard student, was found with his throat slit in the washroom of the school. The CBI has not confirmed the new development and is yet to file
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India's Eastern Peripheral Expressway project is one of the country's mega expressway road projects, cutting across three North Indian states  
Date: 06 Nov 2017
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Huge numbers of construction machines as well as plant and equipment are working overtime, backed by mammoth manpower, to meet the targeted completion deadline of March 2018 for India’s Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE). The 135km arterial route is being built with six lanes and surrounds India’s National Capital, Delhi, its National Capital Region (NCR) and the industrially developed North Indian states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Developed
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Paradise Papers - 714 Indians including MPs, Bollywood stars named in list 
Date: 06 Nov 2017
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The Paradise Papers, a cache of 13.4 million documents obtained by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and investigated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in partnership with The Indian Express, reveals how two firms Bermuda’s Appleby and Singapore’s Asiaciti Trust help the global rich and powerful move their money abroad. Among the 180 countries represented in the data, India ranks 19th i
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Banking sector this week. ICICI Bank cuts headcount, NPA divergences raise questions. PSBs report more bad loans 
Date: 05 Nov 2017
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Banking sector during the week saw more of disappointing news of job cuts, bad loans and NPA divergences raising questions on bank auditors. Further public sector banks reported losses due to rise in bad loans. Banking sector during the week saw more of disappointing news of job cuts, bad loans and NPA divergences raising questions on bank auditors. But starting with some positive news for the weekend, loan borrowers would be h
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Lebanon PM Hariri resigns, assails Iran and Hezbollah. it said. Hariri flew to Saudi Arabia on Friday after a meeting in Beirut with Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. 
Date: 05 Nov 2017
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. His resignation, a big surprise to Beirut’s political establishment, brought down the coalition government and plunged Lebanon into a new political crisis. It thrust Lebanon into the front li
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Saudi Arabia intercepts missile launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targetting Riyadh airport 
Date: 05 Nov 2017
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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile over Riyadh after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, with debris landing inside the capital`s international airport, officials said. Residents in Riyadh reported a loud bang near the airport after the missile, the firing of which was claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, was shot down yesterday, but authorities reported no major damage or loss of life.
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Saudi Princes, Ex-Ministers Arrested, Officials Sacked In Sweeping Purge 
Date: 05 Nov 2017
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Separately, the head of the Saudi National Guard, once a leading contender to the throne, as well as the navy chief and the economy minister were replaced in a series of high-profile sackings that sent shock waves in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the kingdom`s young crown prince consolidates power.
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Yamuna Expressway sale - Jaypee gets time till Nov 5 to deposit Rs 2,000 Crore. 
Date: 26 Oct 2017
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused permission to embattled Jaiprakash Associates Ltd to hive-off the rights of multi-crore six-lane Yamuna Expressway connecting Greater Noida with Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The apex court, however, extended the time from October 27 to November 5 for the company to deposit Rs 2000 crore. "We are not inclined to entertain the application for modification of the order dated
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Debt laden Indian telecoms network operator Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) has Rs. 43,386 crores of Debt. 
Date: 26 Oct 2017
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Debt-laden Indian telecoms network operator Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) said on Wednesday it will concentrate on offering a 4G mobile broadband service in a bid to turn the heavily indebted business around. As part of the plan RCom said its 4G services will run through an existing deal to share radio spectrum with Reliance Jio, the 4G network owned by Reliance Industries which sparked a price war when it opened for business last year.
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Dahej-Ghogha Ro-Ro ferry services: Narendra Modi’s dream project to dramatically reduce travel time in Gujarat 
Date: 24 Oct 2017
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) ferry services in Gujarat on Sunday, October 22. PM Modi announced this himself while addressing a huge gathering of BJP workers in Gandhinagar on Monday. Around Rs 615-crore project has been executed by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). This is expected to dramatically reduce travel time between Saurashtra region in Gujarat with the southern parts of the state.
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Rs 7 lakh crore highway plan set to get Cabinet’s nod on today 
Date: 24 Oct 2017
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NEW DELHI: The government is set to approve the biggest ever highway development plan to develop and expand approximately 83,000 km of roads at an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore by 2022 on Tuesday. The proposal on the Cabinet`s agenda is aimed at pushing economic activity and generating at least 32 crore man days across the country in the next five years. The announcement will include the new 28,400 km Bharatmala highway programm
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Clean Your Arteries By Eating These 10 Foods 
Date: 23 Oct 2017
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Clogged arteries are the main cause of many serious cardiovascular problems and atherosclerosis. This life-threatening condition is a form of atherosclerosis, and occurs when the accumulation of plaque thickens the walls of arteries. To prevent such severe health issues, you should make sure your arteries and flexible and clean. In most cases, atherosclerosis is treated with beta-blockers or statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs), but
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Thinking the unthinkable in China - Abandoning North Korea 
Date: 01 Oct 2017
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BEIJING: North Korea`s nuclear antics have rattled its alliance with China to the point that Beijing is allowing the previously unthinkable to be discussed: Is it time to prepare for the renegade regime`s collapse? While China`s official goal is to bring Washington and Pyongyang to the negotiating table, it is also permitting once taboo debate on contingencies in case war breaks out in the isolated nation across its northeast border.
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The RSS leadership is facing great resistance from the business community on issues of demonetisation and GST. These policy decisions have brought several traditional business families on the verge of ruins. 
Date: 01 Oct 2017
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“The RSS leadership is facing great resistance from the business community on issues of demonetisation and GST. It has also given clear signals to the BJP but the government has not moved on those fronts,” Said a mid-level RSS leader based in Indore. “These policy decisions have brought several traditional business families on the verge of ruins. While this is the case, the sentiment that the Modi government is inclined t
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Kurdish independence vote damages US efforts to preserve unified Iraq 
Date: 27 Sep 2017
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A vote by Iraq`s minority Kurds for independence is a blow to the United States, which has spent years, billions of dollars and the lives of thousands of troops trying to hold Iraq together, former U.S. officials and other policy experts said. A vote by Iraq’s minority Kurds for independence is a blow to the United States, which has spent years, billions of dollars and the lives of thousands of troops trying to hold Iraq together, former
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Rs 2500 JioPhone @ just Rs 1500! How RIL is planning to recover losses 
Date: 27 Sep 2017
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 Reliance Industries` telecom upstart Jio is footing at least 40 percent of the cost of its basic 4G phone, two sources familiar with the matter said, as it bets on recovering the investment by luring in millions of new customers. The JioPhone, rolling out this week for a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees ($23.05), will cost at least 2,500 rupees ($39) to assemble, the sources told Reuters. That means Jio will like
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