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Pro-GM journalist, not lobbyist – CSE gets it wrong on many fronts on GM content in food

Centre for Science and Environment deputy director-general Chandra Bhushan has, in his September 26 response (bit.ly/2OQwuLp) to my article of September 10 (bit.ly/2Me04bJ), said that I have “cast a

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Why rulings by tax tribunals must be tempered

The Delhi AAR, for instance, had ruled that goods sold in a duty-free shop had to pay GST even though, historically, the shops don’t pay taxes on sales as they are considered to be an export.

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Should women be punished for adultery too? Modi government opposes in SC – What the law says

The Union government on Wednesday opposed a plea seeking action against women for adultery.

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Munna Bajrangi murder case: New shocking revelations, scared jailed gangsters and more updates

Munna Bajrangi murder case: Several new revelations, theories and allegations have been reported in connection with the murder of Munna Bajrangi.

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Modi’s 2019 re-election bid gets an unexpected supporter! This may dampen Opposition mood

It is unusual for any country to invite a leader of another nation in a year before which he may lose the leadership. On Tuesday, something like this happened.

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Jio Institute: Why Modi govt awarded Institute of Eminence (IoE) status to Reliance Foundation’s proposed institution

Reliance Foundation's proposed Jio Institute near Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra has been shortlisted by the government to be one of the six 'Institutions of Eminence (IoEs)'.

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Modi’s Simultaneous Elections push gets rival backer, but it can’t happen in 2019

Simultaneous Elections: Post Independence in 1947, Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections were held simultaneously.

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WhatsApp hoax menace: Rs 34,00,000 grant, police sensitisation and more! How chat app plans to tackle

WhatsApp update: In the wake of Government of India's stern warning to WhatsApp to stop the spread of hoax messages from its platform, the Facebook-owned service has announced a number of steps.

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WhatsApp’s biggest challenge is here: Trust test before Payments launch

WhatsApp is all set to formally launch payments services in India. However, recent incidents at the Facebook-owned company's biggest market have been ominous.

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Three years of Kejriwal vs Modi: Why AAP is not the clear winner in this bitter battle

Who is the boss of Delhi - the democratically elected chief minister or the L-G, who is seen as the representative of the Centre?

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Like Manmohan Singh, Narendra Modi set to announce ‘highest ever’ MSP for farmers in election year: Details here

Keeping its Budget promise of ensuring 1.5 times MSP for crops to farmers, the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is all set to announce the highest-ever single-year raise in the minimum support p

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Why White Revolution’s ‘boon’ has suddenly become a ‘curse’ for milk farmers in India

One of the highlights of the While Revolution was a technological innovation in 1956 that helped Amul manufacture powder from buffalo milk.

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Higher Education Commission of India Bill 2018: All about Modi government’s ‘landmark’ UGC-killer reform

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union Government has decided to introduce the Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill 2018 that will repeal the Universi

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‘Gateway to hell’ for 2019, not land of ‘moksha’: Why PM Modi has picked Maghar to sound Lok Sabha poll bugle

Unlike 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose the land of 'moksha' - Varanasi - to put himself in the race for the country's most important post, the PM has this time zeroed-in on Maghar in eas

Know the ‘black’ history! Modi govt to include chapters on impact of Emergency on democracy in textbooks

The Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today said that the government will include chapters on the effect of Emergency, imposed by late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on 25th June1975, on democracy in

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Rythu Bandhu scheme: Telangana’s answer to end farm woes, boost economy – all you need to know

Rythu Bandhu scheme: Within six weeks, the government of Telangana has distributed Rs 5000 to over 47.5 lakh land-holding farmers of the state.

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Target Modi? Mamata Banerjee surprises 8 lakh West Bengal state government employees with this Monsoon bonanza

With just a year left for Lok Sabha elections, political parties are dong all they can to woo voters and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is not far behind.

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Delhi water wars: Why life is cheaper than water in parts of national capital

Delhi Jal Board distributes around 900 MGD of water in the national capital. Its gets 543 MGD from haryana and 240 MGD from UP via Upper Ganga Canal.

‘Elon Musk sold muskmelon, Bill Gates billing machine’: Twitterati roast Rahul Gandhi’s remarks on Coca Cola, McDonald’s

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the Centre has ignored interests of farmers and helped a small group of industrialists.

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Alternative to IAS? Modi govt opens lateral entry for professionals as Joint Secretaries; details here

In a bid to rope in the expertise of private sector professions, PM Narendra Modi-led Union government has notified 10 positions of joint secretaries through 'lateral scheme.'

Forget 2019, Modi-led NDA, ‘united’ Opposition may reach break point before locking horns

It is always easy for political parties to express solidarity against a common enemy. But when it comes to elections, they are driven by self-interests of their leaders and the cadre as no one wants t

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Pranab Mukherjee RSS Speech LIVE: India derives strength from tolerance, says former president on Sangh dais

Former President Pranab Mukherjee today addressed RSS Tritiya Varsh valedictory today. Mukherjee said, "We (India) derive our strength from tolerance."

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Explained: Why monsoon is so important for the Indian Economy

Rains in India is mostly restricted to the monsoon season every summer. Hence, all variations in the summer monsoon affect agriculture and economy of the country.

7th Pay Commission: How it affected Central, state government employees

7th Pay Commission: The implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC for millions of Central government staff and pensioners has affected India's domestic economy in many ways.

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BJP burns in petrol fire: What ally thinks of bypoll drubbing

By-election results 2018: There is a visible dissatisfaction with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre because of high petrol, diesel prices.

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Patanjali SIM is ‘practically’ for all: Here’s how to get BSNL Patanjali Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card

Patanjali-BSNL SIM Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card: Official press release makes it clear that there are some conditions for getting Patanjali-BSNL Swadeshi Samriddhi SIM card.

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Book review – Dispossessed: Stories from India’s Margins

Questioning privilege: A book presents field accounts of scholars as they encounter a life of deprivation that is completely and achingly different from their lives

Dispossessed is yet another book to have come out of the Centre that has contributions by its researchers.
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