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Over 1.5 crore farmers yet to receive PM-Kisan instalment after Covid lockdown

Of the farmers who were yet to receive the latest disbursal as of 23 June, nearly one-third belong to Uttar Pradesh, followed by Odisha and Maharashtra.
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These are the schemes that will be covered under Modi govt’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package

As Modi govt looks to provide relief to 80 crore poor, migrant workers and other Indians, here is a list of the schemes whose beneficiaries will get covered.
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Ahead of polls, Haryana BJP govt enrols 80% farmers in PM’s pension scheme in a week

Haryana has enrolled nearly 4 lakh beneficiaries under PM-KMY, which is almost twice the number of beneficiaries enrolled in Bihar, the second-best performing state.
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No, Modi govt’s income support scheme for farmers has not made MGNREGS redundant

The Narendra Modi government needs to take some immediate steps to improve the implementation of the MGNREGS.
Nirmala Sitharaman, who was defence minister at the time, speaks during the Indian Defence Conclave, in New Delhi | PTI File Photo

Demonetisation had no effect on economy, says Nirmala Sitharaman days before Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will be presenting her first budget on 5 July, said the Modi govt was focusing on reforms to boost India's high growth.
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1.5 lakh farmers in UP yet to receive funds under Modi’s Pradhan Mantri Kisan scheme

Uttar Pradesh agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said funds could not be transferred due to data mismatch.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

These are the ‘unfulfilled tasks’ for which Modi govt is asking for another 5 years

The running theme in BJP ads on TV and radio is that the party is seeking more time to “further” and “expand” its initiatives and schemes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi

With cash transfers, both BJP and Congress are showing no imagination in fighting poverty

The scope for graft in plans like NYAY is massive because the benefit is conditional and administrative authorities hold great discretion.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress says ‘hidden hand’ behind EC move to put farm loan waiver scheme on hold

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy says stalling the scheme will have no effect on the trust that people have in Congress-JD(S) govt.

The buzz in UP about Modi govt’s farm incentive — Rs 2,000 not enough, just a poll gimmick

Farmers say annual Rs 6,000 under PM-KISAN is too little, too late. They highlight stray cattle menace and believe that Balakot air strikes will help BJP.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.


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Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?