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Podcast: Yamini Aiyar on the Hits and Misses of Modi's Welfare Agenda

India, Oct. 23 -- This week on the Grand Tamasha podcast, Milan Vaishnav (Director of the South Asia programme at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) sits down with Yamini Aiyar (President... Read More


Gift norms relaxed

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- The central government has increased the monetary limits for accepting gifts for all its staff, relaxing the ceiling by more than three-fold, officials said on Tuesday. All offic... Read More


Ex-minister held in Tripura

AGARTALA, Oct. 23 -- After six days of manhunt, former Tripura PWD minister Badal Choudhury, accused of corruption case, was arrested on Monday. Choudhury, a CPI-M leader, was found admitted to a priv... Read More


2-child norm for govt job in assam

Guwahati, Oct. 23 -- The Assam cabinet has approved a policy that will make those who have more than two children ineligible for the government jobs. The move will come into effect from January 2021. ... Read More


Northern Ireland takes a leap

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- The tragic death of an Indian woman, Savita Halappanavar, has influenced one of the most momentous changes in Northern Ireland's restrictive laws against abortion. She died when ... Read More


Ramp up MGNREGS

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- A report in the Hindustan Times on Monday said that the Union rural development ministry has sought an unprecedented, additional ~20,000 crore to fund the Mahatma Gandhi National... Read More


Hope india lifts Onion export ban: Bangladesh

Guwahati, Oct. 23 -- India's decision to ban export of onions suddenly has affected Bangladesh and the nation is looking forward to New Delhi withdrawing the ban soon, said the country's commerce mini... Read More


BJP mp alleges attack on way for an event

Siliguri, Oct. 23 -- MP from Darjeeling, Raju Bista, was on Tuesday attacked while he was on the way to inaugurate a school building in Kalimpong district of West Bengal. Bista tweeted a video of the ... Read More


HC order on Shivakumar's bail today

New Delhi, Oct. 23 -- The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce on Wednesday its order on the bail plea of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money laundering case. Justice Suresh Kait had... Read More


No detention centres: CM

Kolkata, Oct. 23 -- West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government would not allow building detention camps in the state to house those who would be excluded from India... Read More