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Terrorism, unemployment high among Indians’ concerns ahead of elections: Pew survey | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the run-up to the 2019 elections, most Indians seem optimistic about the direction the country is going, despite persistent concerns about unemployment, according to a newly released sampling of public opinion in India by the US-based Pew Research Centre. However, a majority of Indians express growing concern about terrorism and the threat posed by Pakistan. The Pew survey was conducted among 2521 respondents in India from
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Nitin Gadkari’s annual income jumped 140% in five years | India News

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari, who is BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Nagpur, has shown in his election affidavit filed on Monday an income of Rs 6.4 lakh for 2017-18. This represents an increase of 140% from about Rs 2.7 lakh shown in his last affidavit five years ago (in 2013-14). The big jump took place in 2014-15 when his income rose to Rs
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Bluff announcement, bid to match NDA schemes: Arun Jaitley | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley tore into Rahul’s minimum income plan and accused it of insincerity, saying it had never implemented its poll time promises. “The party has a long legacy of slogans with no resources. It has a history of bluff announcements. Karnataka so far has spent only Rs 2,600 crore (on farm loan waiver), Madhya Pradesh Rs 3,000 crore and Punjab Rs 5,500 crore in two
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Can more VVPAT slips be matched with EVMs, SC asks EC | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday favoured the idea of increasing the number of EVMs to be matched with VVPAT paper slips, and asked the Election Commission to inform by Thursday whether it could scale up its current plan to match one randomly selected EVM with VVPAT slips in each assembly segment. “Can you do it for more EVMs on your own? Only if you have difficulties we
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Congress offers mega sop: Rs 6000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a bid to outdo the Modi government’s populist outreach through its welfare schemes, Congress pledged that if voted to office, it would provide Rs 6,000 a month to 20% of India’s poorest households, the bill for which is expected to add up to Rs 3.6 lakh crore. The big bang populism ahead of Lok Sabha elections will be a significant feature of the party’s manifesto discussed
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Jet gets a lifeline as Naresh Goyal quits as chairman

[ad_1] MUMBAI: A 28-year journey came to an end on Monday as Naresh Goyal, founder chairman of Jet Airways, finally stepped down following pressure from lenders. By doing so, Goyal may have ensured the survival of the airline as his departure was one of the conditions stipulated by lenders, led by State Bank of India, who will now infuse Rs 1,500 crore of emergency funds. Lenders agreed to pump in
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RR vs KXIP, IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs; Ashwin sparks controversy | Cricket News

[ad_1] JAIPUR: Chris Gayle hit a belligerent half-century as Kings XI Punjab registered a 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a controversial Indian Premier League match here on Monday. IPL Schedule | IPL Points Table | Scorecard Opening the innings, Gayle started in an uncharacteristic fashion but grew in confidence as the innings progressed and helped Kings XI post a challenging 184 for four after being sent into bat. Gayle
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Income scheme: Bid to ‘cheat’ poor, says Arun Jaitley; ‘shameful’ reaction, retorts Congress | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi's election promise of giving Rs 72,000 per year to the poorest families triggered a bitter spat on Monday between the ruling BJP and the opposition party. Calling Rahul's announcement a "bluff", finance minister Arun Jaitely said that the Congress has a history of cheating the poor and misleading the country in the name of removing poverty as it only gave them slogans but
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Time has come to pass on the baton, an emotional Naresh Goyal tells Jet Airways’ employees

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: “My dream started out as the simple yearning of a simple man, a desire to bring the joy of flying to every Indian. Two and a half decades later, what we have built together, far exceeds anything I dared to imagine back then,” Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal said in an emotional letter to employees — his first not signed as the airline’s chairman — after stepping
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Milind Deora replaces Sanjay Nirupam as Mumbai Congress chief | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Congress Monday appointed former Union minister Milind Deora as Mumbai Regional Congress Committee chief, replacing Sanjay Nirupam. Nirupam had been at loggerheads with senior party leaders in the state and the move has come as a bid to quell the intense infighting within the Mumbai Congress. "Congress president Rahul Gandhi has appointed Milind Deora as the new president of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee. The party