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HRD ministry says won’t interfere in college politics

The ministry of human resources development, which oversees educational institutions in the country, today refused to intervene in political protests and incidents in colleges."These autonomous institutions are established under the respective Acts of Parliament and are competent to take action in the academic and administrative matters of the institutions, including

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Half of rural population classified as poor in Socio-Economic Caste Census

Half of India's rural population have been classified as poor by the Socio-Economic Caste Census of India 2011, the government said today.The findings of Socio-Economic Caste Census of India, which was conducted after vociferous demands by some political parties, has never been released to the public in full.However, according to

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Anti-corruption activists to conduct ‘Ghotala Yatra’ in Delhi on Thursday

An umbrella group of anti-corruption groups will conduct a 'Ghotala Yatra' or 'Scam Procession' at Delhi's Mandi House area tomorrow.The rally, with the cry 'freedom from corruption' will start at 11 AM and be followed by a sitting protest at Jantar Mantar -- the traditional venue for protests in the

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Stock markets pricing in a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh – analyst

The recent strength in India's key stock market indices indicates that market participants are pricing in a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, according to an stock market analyst.India's largest state has been busy electing its next legislative assembly for almost a month. The first phase of

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Katju says SP will defeat BJP in UP Elections; Demonetization, Akhilesh to aid

Former Supreme Court judge and a keen observer of Indian politics, Markandey Katju has predicted a win for the Samajwadi Party led by Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.BJP, which is seen as a strong contender by many, would be negatively impacted due to the impact of

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Mayawati warns Muslims: Akhilesh vs Mulayalam will bring BJP to power

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Kumari Mayawati has warned Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh against continuing to vote for Samajwadi Party, claiming that the current fight between SP leader Mulayam Singh and his son Akhilesh would split their votes in two."I urge you not to let your vote get divided between

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Activist fighting for minority rights alleges religious discrimination

Sreeja Neyyattinkara, one of the state secretaries of Welfare Party in Kerala, has set off a storm among Dalit and Minority activist circles in Kerala by heavily criticizing some orthodox practices among the Muslims of the state.The criticism has come as a surprise as the Welfare Party is largely comprised of

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Demonetization: Modi announces bumper prizes; 15 lakh users to get 1,000 rupees

Narendra Modi announced several 'prize schemes' to promote cashless transactions.Under the schemes announced today, there will be two sets of prizes for consumers and another for small merchants.Under the first scheme, any customer who uses any electronic form of payment, including wallets and debit cards, will qualify for a 'lucky

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PM Modi’s official Twitter account gets ambushed by AAP

For long, the Bharatiya Janata Party held the upper hand on Twitter -- which -- along with comment boards on news websites -- forms the 'wild west' of political online campaigning in India with large-scale manipulation, 'fake' accounts, bullying and targeted attacks.Not to be outdone, the Aam Aadmi Party --

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