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Privatisation of PSBs not panacea; need to cut govt mandates for PSBs: Rajan

New Delhi, Dec 14 (PTI) Pointing out that privatisation of public sector banks is not panacea for all ills, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Friday made a case for reduction of uncompensated mandates like lending targets and pushing government schemes through branches of state-owned lenders.

He also said there…

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Sisodia alleges encroachment of school land by BJP

New Delhi, Dec 1: Accusing the BJP of encroaching upon a school land for commercial use, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the party is anti-education and does not want the citizens to be educated.

Speaking to the media, Sisodia said there was a school running in…

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Can Rahul’s Hinduism succeed where bogus secularism failed? (Comment)

It will be impossible to resist the temptation of attributing Congress gains in the three northern states to Rahul Gandhi’s demonstrative adoption of Hinduism. In some measure, that is. There are two ways of looking at it. It is a trick which worked. Or is it the enunciation of…

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Cold Sunday morning in Delhi, air quality remains ‘poor’

New Delhi, Dec 16 :  The national capital woke up to a cold morning on Sunday with mist and shallow fog with the minimum temperature settling at 7.2 degreed Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, while the air quality remained in the ‘poor’ category, the weather office said…

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We were determined to win match against England: Australia

Bhubaneswar, Dec 16 :  Australia coach Colin Batch, whose side clinched the bronze medal at the Hockey Men’s World Cup after registering a massive 8-1 win against England here on Sunday, said they were determined to win the match.

Batch said the team was highly motivated to improve their…

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PM says Congress weakening Army, launches Rs 1,000 cr projects (Lead)

Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 16 :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched over Rs 1,000 crore worth of projects here and accused the Congress of aiding those who he said want to weaken the Indian Army.

“Today, there are two camps in the country. One is the government…

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Indian cinema was never always about stars: Actress Rajshri Deshpande

Panaji, Dec 16 :  Laxmi of “Angry Indian Goddesses”, Durga of “S Durga”, Subhadra of “Sacred Games” and Ismat of “Manto”. Actress Rajshri Deshpande is glad people know her on-screen characters more than they know her.

Walking into a room with an audience and hearing murmurs of “Who is she…

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Petrol prices remain unchanged on Sunday, diesel declines

New Delhi, Dec 16 :  Petrol prices across the four metropolitan cities remained unchanged on Sunday, while the cost of diesel continued to decline.

In the national capital, petrol on Sunday sold at Rs 70.34 per litre, at the same price of the previous day, data on the Indian Oil…

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Bhupesh Baghel to be the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Dec 16 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel was Sunday named the new chief minister of Chhattisgarh, ending the suspense after days of intense deliberations with top party leadership headed by president Rahul Gandhi.

Congress central observer Mallikarjun Kharge made the announcement after the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting…

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Sonia Gandhi unveils Karunanidhi’s statue at DMK party office

Chennai, Dec 16 :  The Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and former President of the Congress party Sonia Gandhi on Sunday unveiled the bronze statue of late DMK President M. Karunanidhi in Tamil Nadu.

Sonia Gandhi was received by DMK President M.K. Stalin at the party headquarters.

She…

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