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Budget-2019: NDA government announces Mega Pension scheme for workers in the unorganised sector

Any worker working in the unorganised sector can avail the benefits of this scheme with workers between 18-28 age has to pay Rs 55 per month, while workers above 29 years will be paying Rs 100 per month.

Budget 2019: Finance Minister announces assured income support for small and marginal farmers

Farmers with less than 2 hectares of land will be given ₹6,000 per annum

Interim Budget vs Full Budget: All you need to know

An interim budget in all practical sense is a full budget but made by the government during the last year of its term i.e. just before an election. 
Mumbai's famous Elephanta island finally gets electricity 70 years after Independence

Piyush Goyal awarded The prestigious Carnot Prize by the Kleinman Centre for Energy Policy

Accepting the award Goyal stated that it was “Both a personal honour and a tribute to the efforts of all involved in this great work throughout India to be recognised with the Carnot Prize by the University of Pennsylvania.”
Modi government's petition in the Ram Janmabhoomi case is a game changer: Here is how

Modi government’s petition in Ram Janmabhoomi case: A simple yet potent step towards construction of Ram Temple

The Modi government moved a petition in SC asking for the vacation of stay over the 67-acre undisputed land surrounding the plot which is the actual subject matter of title suit
Yogi Adityanath cleared way for the Ganga Expressway

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath announces Ganga expressway, connecting Prayagraj to Meerut

CM Adityanath and other leaders took a holy dip in the Kumbh Mela, the world's largest religious gathering, ahead of the cabinet meeting.

Modi government files petition in Supreme Court to release the excess land around Ram Janmabhoomi: Reports

In a massive development in the ever-burning Ram Janmabhoomi issue, the Modi government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to acquire the land around Ram Janmabhoomi

PM Modi to address students at the ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’ program on January 29

The interaction will revolve around issues related to examinations and avoiding stress related to examination pressure.

Kashmir: The three block war

In the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India, we are battling a multi-pronged hybrid war against terror.
Rohingyas travelling to southern states

No UN, just because Rohingyas hold a refugee card, India is not obligated to accept them

UNHCR has claimed that 27 of the 31 arrested are registered with the global agency as refugees and that they had been living in Jammu for the last several years
How Shekhar Gupta led The Print and the Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccination

Fact-check: The Print and The Telegraph spread dangerous lies about Polio vaccine in India

It is indeed worrisome how big media like The Print, which is run by the Editors Guild chief Shekhar Gupta, no less and The Telegraph spread rumours and lies about the Polio vaccine

Modi meets the woman who started a business with Mudra loan and runs a successful enterprise through Government e-Marketplace

Arulmozhi Saravanan had taken a loan under the Mudra Yojana for her business and now she owns a business of over 1 crore turnover.

Twitter user lists out various initiatives of military modernisation under Modi government

The axiomatic call of duty rooted in a soldier has always been respected by this Government and given utmost importance

You are wrong, NYT: It is our time now

The commentator, through the article in The New York Times, tries to make personal jibes at the Indian Prime Minister Modi without offering any data to substantiate the tall claims that are being made.
Modi government gave Padma Bhushan to scientist Nambi Narayan: Here is how secular Govts wronged him

Padma Bhushan for Nambi Narayan, scientist whose life was destroyed by India’s ‘secular’ govts

Indian secularism finished Nambi Narayanan. It took India 20 more years to build the cryogenic engine Nambi Narayan was working on

‘Timing of the award might be misconstrued’: CM Naveen Patnaik’s sister, Gita Mehta, declines Padma award

The NDA government had conferred Padma Shri to Gita Mehta, sister of CM Naveen Patnaik, in the 'Foreigners' category for her distinguished work in Art and Literature
From EVM hacking rumours to Agusta Westland to Female Genital Mutilation, Congress invisible hand is always there, acting in a personal capacity

Fact-check: Rahul Gandhi lies yet again, this time about MGNREGA

Rahul Gandhi claims that Modi has destroyed the MGNREGA scheme for poor, but the data says that Modi has fortified it
Petitioner Gopal Singh Visharad has moved to SC seeking early hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case

Supreme Court refuses to stay 10% reservation to EWS, agrees to hear the petitions challenging quota

Citing the Supreme Court's judgement in 1992 Indira Sawhney's case, the NGO through its petition claimed that granting reservation solely based on the economic criteria violates both the Constitution and Supreme Court's 1992 observation.

PM Modi’s intervention leads to 94-year-old army widow’s family pension being restored after 30 years

According to the India Today report, Hebe Benjamin's husband was an officer in the Indian Army and served in the Corps of Engineers. He had retired in 1966 and had relocated with his family to Israel.

Only Citizenship Amendment Bill can save Assam from becoming another Jammu and Kashmir: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanat Biswa Sarma has said that without citizenship Bill, Assam will end up like Kammu and Kashmir.

78 criminals gunned down, over 3000 encounters in the first 16 months of Yogi Adityanath government: Report

Fearing encounters, over 11,981 criminals have got their bails cancelled and preferred staying in jails, say government records as per the report.

July 31 deadline for finalising the NRC in Assam not to be extended: Supreme Court

The NRC is being prepared under the direct monitoring of the Supreme Court.

Indian Navy commissions its third air base INS Kohassa in the Andaman and Nicobar islands

INS Kohassa will become the third Naval Air Base in the region after INS Utkrosh at Port Blair and INS Baaz at Campbell Bay, while Indian Airforce has an independent air base at Car Nicobar known as Car Nicobar AFS.

Edelman Trust Report 2008 vs 2014 vs 2019: Here is how the Modi govt did vs the Congress govt

In an all-important election year, the Edelman Trust Barometer Global Report signals cheer for the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Alleged Booth rigging by Congress, DM orders probe

10 years of Rahul Gandhi vs 4 of Smriti Irani: Analysis of development of Amethi, 2019

Smriti Irani vs Rahul gandhi: If such massive nations like Dubai and Singapore can be built in 20 years then why Amethi can’t be made into a world class constituency, either by Rahul Gandhi or Smriti Irani

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao is a success, Rahul Gandhi. Save the rhetoric

A key issue policy consideration is the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao which has witnessed an unprecedented success under the Modi Government
Chidambaram wanted anticipatory bail in Aircel-Mxis case, again

Ownership of CMIE and their alleged proximity to P Chidambaram raises questions on the credibility of its Job Survey

The scam by CMIE owner is being investigated by SEBI, CBI as well as by Income Tax authorities

Nagaland ‘Tourism Police’ found handing out Bible to tourists in Hornbill festival

'Tourist Police' in Nagaland found handing out free copies of Bible to all the tourists entering the Hornbill festival

Tertiary care for non-communicable diseases most expensive, now affordable to poor through Ayushman Bharat: Report

Ayushman Bharat Yojna is helping the country combat the menace of NCDs like diabetes.

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