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Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Delhi govts did not certify farmers for PM’s scheme: Jaitley

The Centre had earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for disbursal among 12 crore farmers under the  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the current financial year.
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Jet Airways flight safety at risk, says employee union waiting for 3 months of salaries

Jet Airways' has cancelled flights as it has been grappling with financial woes & it has been looking at ways to raise fresh funds
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Petition against Punjab’s drug problem is stuck — in sealed covers

The Punjab and Haryana HC has been hearing a vital PIL regarding drug trafficking in the state but has so far taken on record 8 sealed covers.
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No takers for women’s quota in CRPF, CISF or BSF as forces strive to fulfil Modi govt plan

Modi govt had announced 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces but barely 5% of the personnel in these forces are women.   
File image of Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari | PTI

No consensus yet on next Goa CM, says Nitin Gadkari after talks with allies

Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari held day-long talks with allies as the party attempted to keep its govt in Goa stable following the death of CM Manohar Parrikar.
File photo of T.V. Mohandas Pai | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg News

131 CAs back Modi govt on economic data, question motives of scholars who criticised it

The CAs, led by Manipal group chairman T.V. Mohandas Pai, have labelled the allegations made by the 108 economists and social scientists ‘baseless’.
Ashok Khemka

HC restores Ashok Khemka’s appraisal rating, says IAS officer’s ‘integrity is beyond doubt’

In its order restoring the original 9.92 rating for Ashok Khemka for 2016-17, court says number of such officers ‘fast depleting’ and they need to be ‘protected’.
File photo of Goa governor Mridula Sinha | youtube.com

Congress MLAs meet Governor Mridula Sinha & stake claim to form Goa govt

We demand to be invited to form the govt under the circumstances where the current government does not exist after Parrikar's demise, said an opposition leader.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Former BJP leaders running UTs, once an IAS preserve, exempt from model code

Three Union Territories — Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli — are run by ex-BJP leaders. A recent EC order has effectively exempted the office from the model code of conduct.
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India’s plan to fight fake news before elections is all wrong

India's draft regulations to tackle fake news propose to impose drastic if not impossible obligations on social media platforms.

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?