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    Financial Inclusion Low Despite 356 Mn Jan Dhan Accounts

    "I opened this account because it was free and we would get Rs 5,000 with it," says Kantha Mukhne, 40, referring to her Jan Dhan account and the overdraft facility that comes with it. Four years since, she keeps her savings at home-like millions of Indians for whom banking remains out of reach. Raigad, Mumbai: When word of "Modi " spread at Kelavali village in...

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    In Decade Since 2009: 91% Hate Crimes Under NDA

    Ballabhgarh: Muslims wear black arm bands in Junaid Khan's home village to protest against Khan's killing. Khan, a muslim teenager was stabbed to death on suspicion of carrying beef on a train. Mumbai: Nearly 91% (262 of 287) of hate crimes motivated by religious-bias recorded in the decade between January 2009 and April 30, 2019, took place in the last five years, after Prime Minister...

    • 4 days ago
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    Why Modi Could Not Have Used Digital Camera, Email In Late 1980's

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a television interview to national Hindi channel on May 11, 2019, claimed that he used used a digital camera and email around 1987-88. This is what Modi said: var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId); players.forEach(function (key){var ids=embedId[key]; switch (key){case "jw":...

    • 7 days ago
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    PM Twice Wrong: Clouds Do Not Hinder Radar, May Hinder Weapons

    var embedId = {jw:[],yt:[],dm:[]};function pauseVideos(vid){var players=Object.keys(embedId); players.forEach(function (key){var ids=embedId[key]; switch (key){case "jw": ids.forEach(function (id){if (id !=vid){var player = jwplayer(id); if(player.getState() === "playing"){player.pause();}}}); break; case "yt": ids.forEach(function (id){if (id !=vid){id.pauseVideo();}}); break;case...

    • 7 days ago
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    Shabby Homes, Rising Debts: The Trouble With PM's Rural Housing Fund

    A house being constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in Pimplad village in Maharashtra's Nashik district. Nashik (Maharashtra): Till August 2017, Namdev Lilake, 74, and his family of 13 lived in what is commonly described in India as a house-made with mud and thatch-in Kochargaon village in western Maharashtra's Nashik district. Then, Lilake was named a...

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    False: Amit Shah Claim That Courts Absolved Pragya Thakur

    Claim: That was Amit Shah, president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), discussing charges against Pragya Singh Thakur, the party's Lok Sabha candidate for Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal constituency, in an interview with TV anchor Arnab Goswami, managing director of Republic TV. The BJP's national twitter handle put out this tweet of the interaction on April...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Half Finished, Behind Schedule: PM's Promise Of Housing-For-All By 2022

    Mumbai: Launched on June 25, 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY; Prime Minister's Housing Scheme) promised to provide a house by 2022 to every homeless Indian. Ever since our Government took over we are working extensively on housing for all, which is...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Police File Cases Against Murdered Tribal, Survivors Of Latest Lynching

    Prakash Lakda's son Kuldeep, wife Jermena and daughter Shubhra outside their family home in Jurmu village, Gumla, Jharkhand. Lakda, Christian tribal, died after being set upon by a Hindu mob that accused him and others of slaughtering an ox they were skinning. Mumbai: Four Christian tribals carving a dead ox were lynched by a Hindu mob in western Jharkhand on April 10,...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Cooking Gas Changes Lives But Comes At Too High A Price

    Bharti Patil, a Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana beneficiary in Tamsai, western Maharashtra. Buying a cylinder, which lasts for 15 days-although she has made it last for up to three months-consumes up to 25% of her monthly household income, so she uses the LPG cylinder once a day. Mumbai, Thane and West Bengal: Unravelling rolls of brightly coloured paper to adorn the ceiling of her two-room...

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    43 Modi Claims That Are Not True, Over 5 Years

    At least major 43 claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi over five years to 2019 are not true, according to a FactChecker analysis. These include claims on issues such as economic growth during the current and previous governments, this government's achievements on key issues such as job creation, financial inclusion, social security and benefits transfer, as well as the current...

    • a month ago

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