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3 in 10 Indians poor

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Nearly one in three Indians was poor in 2011-12, according to a new report that was commissioned following widespread criticism two years ago that the government grossly underestimated the number of poor in the country by choosing an unrealistic poverty ...

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Offer for Campa Cola residents

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Staring at a possible backlash during the forthcoming assembly elections, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday offered a solution to the residents of Campa Cola that will ensure the 96 illegal flats are not demolished and they return to legal ...

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Campa residents give in, seek President’s ‘mercy’

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Campa Cola society residents, who have been resisting action by the civic authorities, on Sunday finally relented and decided to allow officials to cut electricity, water and gas supply of the 96 illegal flats. The decision was taken by the ...

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Delhi downsizes as NCR population booms

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Honey, they’ve shrunk the city. Recently released census data shows that between 2001 and 2011, population in Mumbai, Kolkata and two inner districts of Delhi declined, while in Hyderabad and Chennai only a small increase took place. But surrounding regions ...

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PM Modi warns of tough measures

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday warned of “tough decisions” over the next couple of years to improve the country’s financial health, which he said may not go down well with some sections, and attacked the way the previous UPA ...

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Govt plan for poor monsoon

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The government is ready with a contingency plan to deal with below normal rains this monsoon with a series of steps including diesel subsidy for farmers in the rain-deficient districts, crop loans at lower rates and release of foodgrains to ...

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Campa Cola compound

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The BMC will now enter the campa cola compound on June 17 to disconnect electricity and water supply. It was the last day for the residents of return their keys to the BMC, but none of the citizens turned up ...

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Narmada Dam raised by 17 metres

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The government has decided to raise the height of the Narmada Dam by 17 metres — a longstanding demand of Gujarat — within 20 days of Narendra Modi becoming the Prime Minister, raising protests from activist Medha Patkar who drew ...

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SC to hear petition on Supertech today

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The Supreme Court on Monday will hear pleas of Noida Authority, homebuyers and the developer, challenging Allahabad high court’s order to demolish Supertech’s two under-construction 40-storey towers — Apex and Ceyane ?— in Emerald Court project. On April 11, the ...

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