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BUDGET 2017 – A Look at Every Clause

Budget 2017-18, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday has three significant changes embedded in it. First, presentation of Budget advanced to 1st February to enable the Ministries to operationalise all activities from the commencement of the financial year. Secondly, merger of Railways Budget with General Budget to bring Railways to the centre stage of Government’s Fiscal Policy. Thirdly, ...

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Tribal Welfare Get 10% More Than Last Year

Allocation for the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has gone up by more than 10 per cent in the Union Budget presented in Parliament on Wednesday, significant since the pro-welfare tone was not associated with the current NDA government. The budget allocation for the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has gone up from Rs.4,827 crore in the year 2016-17 to Rs.5,329 crore ...

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IIIT, Kurnool To Get Special Status, Centre Funding

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament to provide for inclusion of Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kurnool the same status as other IITs in the Principal Act. Following this, IITDM Kurnool will be declared as an institute of National Importance with ...

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India Celebrates 68th Republic Day (Pictures)

India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) developed indigenously made their debut today at the Republic Day parade. Three fighter jets flew at a speed of 780 km per hour in ‘VIC’ formation. India celebrated the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017 in a colourful presentation of its military prowess, accomplishments and display of ...

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Creation Invests Rs.130 Cr in Muthoot Microfinance

Chicago-based PE Fund Creation Investments has invested Rs.130 crore in Muthoot Microfinance, making it a significant deal in the BFSI & microfinance space after the Indian Government’s demonetization-digital-cashless economy initiatives. With this deal, Creation Investments will hold 11% stake in Muthoot Microfin Ltd. The capital raised will be utilised to serve BoP clients and to expand business to newer geographies ...

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Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan Living Separately, So What?

The rift between couples is not new, the scuffle between Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan is ancient but what’s new is that the top Bollywood couple are living separately, as revealed by their family friend Amar Singh. More shocking is that Big B has replied in positive when asked. Samajwadi Party politician Amar Singh has claimed in an interview with Marathi ...

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Au Financiers Deploys CRMNEXT

CRMNEXT, the world’s largest provider of CRM for financial services, today announced India-based Au FINANCIERS’ adoption of CRMNEXT’s ‘Assisted Bank-in-a-Box’ solution in order to kick start the company’s new banking operations. One of India’s fastest growing non-banking finance companies, Au FINANCIERS got the license recently to transform into small finance bank from RBI. This will result in company expanding its ...

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Republic Day Parade 2017 Karnataka Tableux Presents Gorava Dace, TN its Karakattam

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As Andhra Pradesh and Talangana tableux will be missing in the Republic Day Parade 2017, the southern culture will be represented only by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Famous for its traditional arts and folk dances, the state of Karnataka will present traditional folk dances of the state in this year’s Republic Day Parade tableau, showcasing the Goravas, the worshippers of ...

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Sold Out?

The sale of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 will begin tonight at 12 PM on Flipkart and Mi.com which is billed as the 14nm FinFET architecture of the SoC and the Chinese company’s indigenous smartphone rolled out under "Make in India" program. Launched on Thursday, January 19, 2016, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 smartphone is available in the first model of ...

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ISRO Set to Create Record Launch of 103 Satellites in One Go

Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to send a record 103 satellites into space, breaking the Russian record of 37 satellites launched in June 2014. To be launched in a staggered separation of angles, velocities and orientations, 100 of these satellites are foreign and three are Indian. Dr K. Sivan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre told media ...

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Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express Derails Near Rayagada, AP

The Train No 18448 Jagdalpur – Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed at Kuneru Railway Station in Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh at Rayagada – Vizianagaram section at 11:15 PM (2315 hrs) on Saturday night at the border of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh under Waltair Division of East Coast Railways. Engine and 9 coaches including one Passenger cum luggage coach, two Ordinary ...

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Robot Journalist in China Files News story in 1 Second

For over a decade, the journalism industry was worried over the shift to online media from the print and outsourcing from the local talent and the new threat knocking it is from a robot journalist. In China, a robot journalist filed a 300-word story in Chinese to readers in just one second. So, the artificial intelligence is slowly taking over ...

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Valentine Day Notice in Bangalore RV College Stuns Many

All girl students were taken aback in Bangalore’s RV College of Engineering when a twitter post showed a photocopy of an "order" in the name of Principal that said girls without boyfriends will not be allowed entry. It said "Attention Ladies!!" on top below the RV College of Engineering letterhead. It then read: "It is mandatory for all girls to ...

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Mahesh Babu Supports Jallikattu as Tamil Nadu Spirit

Telugu film actor Mahesh Babu, who lived in Chennai mostly until he started his acting career, said one should appreciate Tamil Nadu’s unity to protest Jallikattu, which has taken centre-stage with people throning Marina beach in lakhs reminiscent of the 2010 Orange Revolution in Egypt. “Proud to see such a statement of unity among Tamilians for something that they truly ...

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Uber Shows its Ugly Face in Bangalore, Night Time Crime Up Again

Within days after the taxi aggregator was given license formally to operate in Bangalore, a driver of Uber had shown the ugly face of the company in Bangalore when he collided with robbers to drop two techies from Hyderabad mid-say in the middle of night on January 9, 2017. Instead of dropping them at the designated place, the driver dropped ...

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Obama Makes Last Official Call to Modi on Hotline

US President, Mr Barack Obama on Wednesday evening, called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on hotline for the last time during his term in office and thanked him for his cooperation. The two leaders, known for their close ties and understanding, reviewed with satisfaction the significant all round progress and cooperation in ties between India and the US in the ...

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Salman Khan Acquitted in One but Poaching Case on Still

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was today acquitted of all charges in the Arms Act case over the alleged poaching of two black bucks in Kankani village near Jodhpur, way back in 1998. His lawyer H M Saraswat said the court admitted their arguments that the actor was framed in the case without strong evidence. Salman Khan is facing four cases ...

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Donal Trump Inauguration: Who’s Is In and Who’s Out?

Unlike his precedents, Donal Trump would be sworn in on Friday, January 24, 2017, not in the midst of celebrities from the Hollywood, top musicians or socialites present. Even the menu for the inaugural lunch would be Maine lobster, Gulf shrimp, and Seven Hills Angus steak among others. While food is not the White House forte as the Joint Congressional ...

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Kim Kardashian Police Report Reveals All on Robbery in Paris Home

Finally, the details about Kim Kardashian’s home robbery that made headlines in October have come to public domain with the police report made avaialble on the French website Le Journal du Dimanche. Last week 17 people were arrested and 10 of them have been charged with the heist. Here are key takeaways from her police report: Both Kim and her ...

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