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Thanks to Subhagya scheme, India breaches 180GW of peak power demand

Apart from a pick-up in industrial production, a reduction in the average duration of power cuts also played a role in increased power demand

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code has led to recovery of Rs. 3 lakh crores of stressed assets in 2 years

More than 9,000 cases have come for redressal under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) after it became fully operational in December 2016.
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Governance is executive’s domain, all should appreciate the ‘Lakshman Rekha’: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ravi Shankar Prasad said the judiciary has to decide 'how far' it can go in taking over power on issues of governance as he stressed the need for all organs to appreciate the proverbial ‘Lakshman Rekha’.

Saubhagya: The Silent Revolution

Madhya Pradesh has become a pioneer in the implementation of developmental schemes and it is this fact which has brought in a complete shift in the day to day life of its citizens.

IndiGo announces they will charge for every seat during web check in, Govt to review after outrage

The check-in at the airport, where seats would be assigned as per availability, is free.
CM of Tripura Biplab Deb

Tripura government to replace Left-era education system with NCERT curriculum

Tripura government has decided to replace the current syllabus in the state with CBSE syllabus

Dehradun’s Jolly Grant airport to be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Since the veteran leader breathed his last on August 16, everyone has been finding ways to honour the stalwart in their own way

NGO that filed complaint against Rafale Deal is partners with George Soros’ Open Society, Misereor and Oxfam among others

The complaint against the Rafale deal filed by NGO Sherpa against the Rafale deal should be treated with extreme caution.

Congress lies yet again, this time about prices of LPG cylinders

Perhaps Congress would do well to get their information straight before making a mockery out of themselves by spreading lies that are so easily caught.

India slams Pakistan for harassing its diplomats and denying permission to meet Indian pilgrims

Pakistan has repeatedly insulted Indian diplomats and denied access to Sikh pilgrim sites.

PM Modi’s SIT secures death penalty for 1984 rioter: Lessons to be learned

If we run out of patience before the ecosystem runs out of provisions, they will win.
Syed Akbaruddin addressed the media yesterday at the UN, affirmed that any decisions regarding Jammu and Kashmir is India's internal matter and if Pakistan wants any talks with India, it has to stop promoting terrorism first.

India suggests voting to overcome hurdles in UN Security Council reforms

The Security Council reform is being opposed by a group of countries which includes Pakistan.

Days after Donald Trump slams Pakistan for not acting on Islamic terror, US suspends $1.66 billion security aid

Earlier, The US President Donald Trump had launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for deliberately not acting against the Islamic terrorist forces operating on its soil.

Political opportunism on Petrol and Diesel prices: A class act by India’s opposition

With elections just around the corner, it is refreshing to see a government that is looking at the larger economic interest rather than political gains.
PM Modi inaugurates extension of violet line of Delhi Metro and also extension of Western Peripheral Expressway

‘Congress delayed Expressway by 9 years’: PM Modi while inaugurating the Delhi metro extension

Prime Minster Modi inaugurates Western Peripheral Expressway and extension of Violet Line in Haryana
UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi govt’s report on encounter exposes the misleading data of petitioners at Supreme Court

Of the 48 criminals died in police encounters, only 18 were from the minority community

Gujarat government announces aid of Rs 6,400 crore for 96 rain-deficient talukas

The aid will be given to the talukas which received a low rainfall.

Maharashtra: Government to provide reservation to Maratha community as a socially, economically and educationally backward community

The Maratha community has demanded 16 per cent reservation, which will take the total reservations to whopping 68 per cent in the state

Karnataka: Protesting sugarcane farmers garland posters with shoes, Kumaraswamy calls farmers ‘goondas’

The opposition BJP condemned the JDS-Congress coalition government's indifference to the plight of the sugarcane farmers in the state
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Sabarimala: Consent of the Governed vs Divine Right

In both Sabarimala and firecrackers ban, there has been widespread disobedience and if the state wants to implement these policies against the will of people, a disproportionate amount of force will have to be used.

But for demonetisation, the economy would have collapsed: S S Gurumurthy

Demonetisation was a corrective measure while the GST was a reformative one.

CIA torture report: Times of crisis and the grey areas of acceptable conduct

I do not believe human rights organisations have the right people to judge the actions of those who have to make choices that could result in life and death.

SBI reaps profit as 32 per cent of total 300 million people open accounts with them under Jan Dhan Yojana

Jan Dhan Yojana is India’s mission for financial inclusion, launched by PM Modi in August 2014

International Energy Agency hails Narendra Modi’s electrification drive, calls it ‘one of the greatest success stories’

The International Energy Agency said that electrification will also boost productivity, spur innovation and enhance well being.

Mumbai: Central Railway gets a host of facilities as the fourth corridor gets commissioned

The newly commissioned 12km Nerul-Seawoods-Belapur-Kharkopar corridor is a part of the Rs 1782 crore project

‘External forces trying to revive insurgency in Punjab,’ says General Bipin Rawat

He further stated that the central and state governments are aware of it and they are taking all steps necessary.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Multi-Modal Terminal in Varanasi along National Waterway-1 on the Ganga

National waterways provide a logistically efficient, cost-effective and environment-friendly mode of transport

BJP to collect data of Triple Talaq victims, help in rehabilitation and employment

The BJP minority wing will collect the data of triple talaq victims in order to rehabilitate them and make them self-reliant.

Swami Sanand’s death would sit heavy on Prime Minister Modi’s conscience

Swami Sanand scientifically knew more about the Ganga than ordinary folks in this country do

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