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Country would have been different had Sardar Patel been PM: Nitish Kumar
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Nitish's son over four times richer than him

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar owns movable and immovable assets worth Rs 56.23 lakh, while his son Nishant is more than four times richer than him. According to details of assets declared by the chief minister and his cabinet colleagues uploaded on the ... Deccan Herald, 1 week ago
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Wanted: Greater private sector investment in agriculture

'Indian agriculture requires the active involvement of the private sector right from extension and seed to post harvest value addition, to move it to the next stage of development,' says Ramesh Chand. IMAGE: Small-scale agricultural holdings, Thirukkazhukundram, Tamil Nadu. Photograph: Lisa Davis/Wikimedia Commons. The agriculture sector is facing formidable challenges while it is targeted to double farmers’ income in the next six years. IMAGE: Wholesale vegetable market, Chandigarh.
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An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji, Rani Laxmibai and Kunwar Singh to buy elephants and horses for their armies -- and is something you may not have seen before.All Photographs: Seema Pant   Just as the year dies out, Sonepur, a small town in north Bihar, bursts into life."Sonepur is for the mela and ...
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Giving women in farming and fisheries their due

Women's share of work in these industries is over 50 per cent, yet they are paid much less than their male counterparts. It is time to stamp out the gender disparity, says Surinder Sud. Photograph: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters Look at this. Women comprise 30.3 per cent of the total cultivators and 42.7 per cent of agricultural labour (2011 Census). Nearly 24 per cent of fish farmers are women. In as many as 23 of the 29 states, women's share in the total workforce in agriculture, forestry and ...
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Demonetisation a year on: At Delhi textile's hub, businesses unravel, jobs scarce

Noida, Uttar Pradesh: For the last eight months, Babita Singh has been searching every lane and bylane of the 2-sq-km spread of the Noida Hosiery Complex, here on the grimy edge of India’s capital, for a tailor’s job. She leaves home at 7 am and walks ...
 Sify2 months ago
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'Britain created Pakistan'

'The creation of Pakistan was integral to Britain's grand strategy.''If they were to ever leave India, Britain's military planners had made it clear that they needed to retain a foothold in the NWFP and Baluchistan because that would provide the means to retain control of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE, Bahrain and Qatar.'   IMAGE: Lord Louis Mountbatten, the viceroy of India and his wife Lady Edwina Mountbatten flank Muslim League leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah at the viceroy's house, now ...
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5 sectors that impact rural economy

Post DeMo and GST rollout, wage rise, good monsoon and farm loan waiver are expected to provide the base for pushing growth across regions There was wide disparity in brand awareness and decision making criteria with regard to pesticide purchases among ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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