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BJP puts up a brave front, TMC, CPM condemn
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A day after the BJP and members of the Sangh Parivar celebrated Ramnavami across the state by taking out rallies carrying sharp-edged weapons in which even children were seen participating in it, the West Bengal police filed a case against state BJP president Dilip Ghosh who led a similar rally at Kharagpur town under non-bailable sections of the arms act.

Makes veiled reference at Kashmir, Monk consecrates monastery in Dirang
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China said today that it has lodged protests with India both in Beijing and New Delhi over the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh and accused it of "fuelling tensions" by allowing the Tibetan spiritual leader in the "disputed areas".

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today reserved its order on a petition seeking restoration of conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders including L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

2 PMs to flag off trial run of Kolkata-Khulna train
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India and Bangladesh will sign at least 25 pacts covering an array of areas including defence and civil nuclear sector during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day visit here beginning tomorrow but progress over the long-pending Teesta water-sharing agreement is unlikely.

NEW DELHI

CEO of Narada channel Mathew Samuel was today quizzed by the CBI for nearly five hours to gather information about the sting operation in which several TMC leaders were purportedly caught taking money.

NEW DELHI

The Income Tax department today conducted searches at over 50 locations as part of its crackdown against tax evasion to the tune of over Rs 100 crore, its first major action after the black money disclosure window of PMGKY ended recently.

Kolkata

Indian Railways during 2016-17 carried record number of passengers surpassing the previous year’s figure of passenger traffic.

Kolkata

Metro Railway, Kolkata has taken a lot of initiatives in the financial year 2016-17 in terms of Passenger Amenities. Some of them are given below:
*Toilets have been constructed for passengers at Four Metro Stations.

Kolkata

For the first time in recent years, passenger transportation and passenger earnings have been significantly increased in Indian Railways during 2016-17.

Mumbai

The Reserve Bank left its benchmark lending rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent for the third monetary policy review in a row on Thursday citing upside risk to inflation.

Mumbai

Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel on Thursday cautioned that loan waiver schemes "engender moral hazard", undermining honest credit culture and impairing incentives for borrowers to repay bank loans.

Mumbai

The Reserve Bank on Thursday projected retail inflation to increase to 5 per cent in the second half of the current fiscal citing risks of El Nino impacting the monsoon and one-off effects of the Goods and Services Tax.

NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill which will ensure continuance of levy of excise on petroleum products and abolition of cess on some other items following GST rollout from July 1.

Mumbai

Free services offer from Reliance Jio will hurt the earnings of telecom operators for three months ended March 2017, pushing down mobile revenues by 6.5-7.5 per cent on quarter-on-quarter basis, says a report.

NEW DELHI

Forty three hydro-electric projects, with total generating capacity of 11,928 MW, are under construction, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

NEW DELHI

After rising for three straight days, gold drifted lower by Rs 125 to Rs 29,275 per 10 grams Thursday on weak global cues amid fall in demand from local jewellers.

Kolkata

The most comprehensive study on brand trust in the country, The Brand Trust Report, has been released for 2017 by TRA Research (a Comniscient Group company).

Mumbai

Emami Group expanded its edible oil Emami Healthy & Tasty to the northern and western regions and is targeting to become a Rs 5,000 crore brand in the next 3-5 years.

NEW DELHI

India is expected to grow at an accelerated pace of 7.4 per cent in 2017-18, which will continue to be the fastest-growing major economy in the world, ahead of China, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Thursday.

New Delhi/Alwar

The lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar in Rajasthan snowballed into a political row today with Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying no such incident, as was being presented, had happened and the Congress questioning his remark.

NEW DELHI

Lawmakers cannot fulfil their duties if there is ban on flying, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today after the Lower House witnessed chaos over the issue of fly ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad. "I am not a judge and cannot pass judgement on this issue.

NEW DELHI

The Shiv Sena today threatened to boycott the NDA meeting on April 10 if the flying ban on its MP Ravindra Gaikwad, imposed by domestic airlines after he beat up an Air India officer, is not lifted.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today referred social media platform WhatsApp's privacy policy matter to a Constitution bench, which will hear the issue on April 18, saying it concerns the larger issue of privacy and right to personal liberty.

NEW DELHI

Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha today expressed concern over protests and a recent suicide by a student in Jawaharlal Nehru University, as the government said many of the agitations there had nothing to do with issues concerning the varsity.

NEW DELHI

As many as 7,615 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, the Rajya Sabha was told today.

Sahibganj (Jharkhand)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the fight against corruption and black money will continue. "Corruption and black money have destroyed the Indian democracy, eating into it like a termite.

NEW DELHI

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge today accused Hindutva organisations like RSS and VHP of creating an atmosphere of discord with incidents like lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar.

NEW DELHI

BJP president Amit Shah today asked party leaders to chart a winning path for the outfit from "Kashmir to Kanyakumari", adding that they should prepare the ground for a "better show in 2019" and not just be satisfied with the previous (2014) Lok Sabha results.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

More than 34 months after the installation of the Narendra Modi Government at the centre, the employment generation scenario in the country has turned pathetic with no signs of concrete programmes of job generation to employ the lakhs of youth who are joining the new workforce every year, fresh from schools, colleges and the technical institutes. On the other hand, the existing job opportunities are shrinking leading as a result of lay-offs and job cuts in both organized and unorganized sectors.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

When Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, he surprised everyone by inviting the heads of state from the neighbouring countries for his swearing in ceremony sending a signal that he is keen on ‘neighbours first’ concept. He had also taken it forward by visiting most of the neighbouring countries and improving the neighbourhood ties. . After seven and a half years of gap, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be visiting India from April 7 to 10.

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