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Chinese loans may put Bangladesh in debt trap

Chinese loans may put Bangladesh

China is arm-twisting Bangladesh to convert soft loans it offered -during PresidentXi Jinping’s visit to Dhaka last year -to commercial credit (incurring higher interest rates) with apparently no headway into projects for which the amount was earmarked.  Bangladesh, however, has ...

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TDP MP may go scot-free, thanks to caste equations

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HYDERABAD: Amidst high drama over Anantapur MP JC Diwakar Reddy’sVisakhapatnam airport episode, TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to meet party leaders from the district on Saturday. After Reddy’s rowdyism caught national attention, Naidu is believed to be taking ...

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Presidential poll: EPS faction agrees to support BJP

EPS faction agrees to support BJP

CHENNAI: The NDA’s president candidate will have it easy if the AIADMK factions keep their word. AIADMK (Amma) leader M Thambidurai, who called on Union information and broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday, has pledged support for the NDA ...

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Ajeetha IPS succeeds husband as Kollam top cop

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The change of guard at the Kollam city police commissionerate in Kerala last week was a special affair for the Indian Police Service (IPS) fraternity. For, in an extremely rare instance, incumbent city police chief Satheesh Bino made way ...

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Akhilesh Yadav photo on Gujarat govt school bags distributed in enrollment drive

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GANDHINAGAR: A recent Gujarat government led school enrollment drive’Shala Pravesh Utsav’ tossed a surprise at officials after many of the 12,000 bags that were distributed to school children carried former Uttar Pradesh chief ministerAkhilesh Yadav’s image. It also carried a ...

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Cabinet OKs real estate regulatory bill

Cabinet OKs 20 big changes to real estate regulatory bill

The Cabinet has approved 20 major amendments to the real estate regulatory Bill that seeks to protect home buyers as well as help boost investments in the real estate industry. These changes are based on the recommendations of a Rajya ...

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How Yakub Memon was hanged

How Yakub Memon was hanged

Over 22 years after the 1993 Mumbai blasts, Yakub Memon, the sole convict on death row, was hanged on his 53rd birthday today. Here is how Yakub’s hanging happened. 1. Yakub Memon was woken up at 3.30am on Thursday. 2. ...

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CBI for Vyapam

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan bowed to public pressure on Tuesday and recommended a CBI probe into a snowballing examination scandal that has bruised his government’s credibility with people connected to the case dying mysteriously. Chouhan announced the ...

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