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Raju gets 7 years

Ramalinga Raju

Six years after the biggest accounting fraud shook the corporate world in India, Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju was on Thursday sentenced to 7 years in jail and was fined Rs 5 crore by a special court in Hyderabad. Raju ...

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Water tariff up by 10%

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A month after announcing free lifeline water for people, the Delhi government on Thursday approved a 10% hike in water tariff. This will come into effect from April 1. An additional Rs 120 crore that the hike will bring in ...

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Worlds largest solar power plant

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Next year on Independence Day, India will have the world’s largest 750MW solar power plant in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, which will pip America’s much-vaunted 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight solar project in California, commissioned four days ago. Acquisition of 1,500 ...

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Black money and Modi

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The Modi government continues to enjoy a high degree of support and faith across age groups, gender and socio-economic strata among the metropolitan middle class. In a TOI survey conducted in 8 biggest cities, 28% of those polled felt the ...

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Ghar wapsi for tribal

Ghar-wapsi

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad claims to have brought 500 people from 100 Christian families back into the Hindu fold in a ‘ghar wapsi’ programme organized in the tribal Arnai village in Valsad on Saturday. The organizers said that they did ...

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Smart cities in India

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With the urban development ministry still caught up in preparing the concept note for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 smart cities scheme, the PMO has set this month end as the deadline to make a final presentation. Sources said the ...

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Saradha scam Madan Mitra

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Embarrassment mounted for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress after the CBI arrested state transport and sports minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Saradha scam on Friday. He is the first minister of Bengal to ...

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How to become a millionaire

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Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy. It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out ...

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Black money G20

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Economic reforms are bound to face resistance and, hence, must be insulated from political pressure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, but emphasised that such policy should also be “people-centric and people-driven”. Modi’s comments made at a private retreat ...

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Robert Vadra lost control

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Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday night angrily pushed away the mike of a reporter when he was asked about his land deals. The incident took place in Ashoka Hotel in New Delhi. Vadra was heard ...

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