Union Railway Budget 2016-17

Highlights of Railway Budget No hike in passenger fares. Action has been initiated on 139 budget announcements made last year. Eliminate all unmanned level crossings by 2020. Swacch Bharat: 17000 biotoilets and additional toilets in 475 stations before the close of this financial year. Increased quota for senior citizens and women travellers this year. Wifi…

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General is New “OBC”

आरक्षण ! ? 1950 में ब. र. अम्बेदकर द्वारा लिखित हमारा संविधान, ग्रंथों के समान, है यह भारत वासियों का अभिमान । आरक्षण है, इसकी देह का छोटा सा भाग, क्या यह है, वरदान या अभिशाप ? इतिहास में है बखान, जाति के आधार पर मिलता था सम्मान । हर दिशा में था इसका ही गान,…

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My Name is Umar Khalid, and I am not a Terrorist

Umar Khalid, the 28-year-old PhD student at Jawaharlal Nehru University who had been untraceable after being accused by sections of media as being a “Jaish-e-Mohammad sympathiser”, returned to the campus late on Sunday evening and delivered a speech, pointing out how ridiculous the charge was and that the Pakistani terror group must be wanting to…

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Nine India-Nepal Agreements

India and Nepal held extensive talks on Saturday with a focus on repairing ties soured in the wake of a four-month -long agitation by the Indian-origin Madhesi community. India told Nepal that success of its new constitution will depend on resolution of contentious issues through “consensus and dialogue” in a time-bound manner. “India is for…

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Paytm appoints Shinjini Kumar as its CEO of payments bank

Shinjini Kumar, former deputy general manager at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and former director of Pricewaterhouse Cooper (PwC) is expected to be the new CEO of Paytm’s soon-to-be-launched payments bank, according to a Business Standard report. The mobile wallet service provider has been in talks with Kumar for the past few months and is…

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