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IT to be backbone of government’s cash scheme for farmers

The Narendra Modi government’s PM-KISAN scheme, which will enable cash transfers to small and marginal farmers, will be headed by a chief executive officer (CEO) and the programme will run on a centralized software platform with real-time monitoring, an official familiar with the details of the initiative said on condition of anonymity. Officially called the […]

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Why PM Modi lost 1 lakh followers on Twitter

Apart from Modi, some other accounts that lost a significant number of followers in the November crackdown were those of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home affairs; Bhupender Yadav, national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and Anurag Thakur, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on IT.  Neha Alawadhi reports. […]

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China condemns PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, says ‘refrain from actions that intensify disputes’

China’s foreign ministry on Saturday condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh, also claimed by China, saying it “resolutely opposes” activities of Indian leaders in the region. Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections that […]

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Shadow boxing in Kolkata

In the recent showdown, both CBI and West Bengal police acted as pawns of their political masters. The confrontation between the Central government and the government of West Bengal over the investigation of Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund ponzi scam has thrown up a number of critical issues. Some of them are obvious and […]