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MGNREGS: Employment touches five-year high, delayed payments fall
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MGNREGS: Employment touches five-year high, delayed payments fall

New Delhi: The erstwhile UPA government’s flagship Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is on a revival mode, employment figures relating to the welfare programme over the last two quarters suggest. According to ... IndiaTV News, 1 month ago

Congress: Party as a Dirty Joke

To the Kerala Chief Minister’s Office—which faces the bronze statue of 19th century civil servant and educationist T Madhava Rayar, who alone, it is said, watches over the restive offices that have seen much deceit—Saritha S Nair is said to ...
 Open Magazine6 days ago
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Was there a strategy behind Modi's silence on Dravida parties in Coimbatore?

Modi’s non-reference could also imply that the BJP may be keeping its alliance options open vis-à-vis the AIADMK. It could also imply that the BJP’s national leadership had not given up on the DMK returning to power in the state post-poll, and the Centre having to do business with a new government in Fort St George, says N Sathiya Moorthy. Tamil Nadu’s Bharatiya Janata Party leaders had projected it as their campaign launch for the state assembly elections due in May.
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NDA more eager to cap drug prices than UPA

  The present government is trying some piecemeal measures to make drugs affordable. The new National List of Essential Medicines, notified by the National Democratic Alliance government on December 25, 2015, has added 106 drugs to the list and removed 70 from it. In contrast, the previous NLEM -- prepared under the United Progressive Alliance government in 2011 -- added only 43 drugs and removed 47. This is one of the many steps which shows the NDA government’s eagerness to cap ...
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Govt tightens purse strings: Only schemes that spent well to get more funds

Finance ministry’s drive is meant to meet fiscal deficit target and improve overall efficiency in government spending. To ensure that the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) is met for the year, the finance ministry has reportedly told the departments concerned that, for the January-March quarter, it might not be forthcoming in support of the schemes which couldn't properly utilise the funds issued in the first three quarters of the year. This is also ...
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Manish Tewari revives 2012 troops' movement controversy, draws flak

Reigniting the 2012 troop movement row, Congress leader Manish Tewari has termed as ‘unfortunate but true’ a media report suggesting a coup attempt by General V K Singh, provoking a strong rebuttal by his own party and derisive denial by the former army chief. Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party questioned the timing of the former Union minister’s claim, but the latter stood firm on what he had said. Replying to a question at a book release function in New Delhi on Saturday, Tewari ...
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Why Aamir Khan no longer qualified as 'Incredible India' ambassador

The major outrage of the day was when we found out that Aamir Khan was no longer a mascot for the government’s Incredible India campaign. Actually it went a little differently. First Amit Malviya, BJP's national IT and SM vibhag, tweeted that Aamir Khan ...
 DNA1 month ago
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The chequered history of Congress coalitions

After Bihar elections, Rahul Gandhi’s go-it-alone strategy seems to have taken a back seat, reports Kavita Chowdhury  After the Bihar verdict and in the midst of the winter session of Parliament, the Congress has realised the wisdom of the old adage: “There is always strength in numbers.” Reduced to its lowest numerical strength in the 2014 polls with 44 Lok Sabha members, the party has over 18 months accepted that it needs to work with other opposition parties to take on ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Sitaram Yechury: The Terminator

It was less than a year ago, in April 2015, soon after being elected the CPM’s general secretary, that Sitaram Yechury had spoken to Open about his resolve not to let his party join any alliance before first strengthening it. His argument was that the ...
 Open Magazine1 hour ago
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Transfers of civil servants reflect Modi's priorities

The ministries and departments, where bureaucrats are parked after being moved out of key positions, reflect the priorities of the government, observes A K Bhattacharya. Twenty months after its rule at the Centre, does the Narendra Modi government look different in its engagement with the top echelons of the civil service? One obvious and noticeable change is the manner in which the prime minister himself has been holding consultations with senior civil servants. Not only through periodic ...
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