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With due respect, Finance Minister -Arun Kumar

had told the Supreme Court that Rs 3 to 4 lakh crore would not return to the banks. Soon it became clear that all the money would come back since those holding black money had worked out ways of converting their old notes to new notes. The government then started saying that was good since now the people who had deposited large sums of money could be investigated. Please click here to read more.

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The Indian state where development is more on a par with Pakistan than India -Ratnadeep Choudhary

: Uttar Pradesh.   Downward trajectory In 1947, Pakistan was born with a financial disadvantage — the only money in its coffers was what India transferred under the terms of Partition. But in the first few decades after Independence, its smaller size and population gave it the edge over India and it began doing well both socially and economically. Uttar Pradesh went in the opposite direction, becoming part of India’s B

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Environment Pollution Control Authority shuts NCR rice mills -Parshant Krar

-The Economic Times CHANDIGARH: Around 500 mills across Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan will have to stop operations from November 4, under directions of the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority. EPCA has asked all biomass and coal-based industries in the National Capital Region to remain closed to help keep a check on air pollution. The measure will not only affect NCR’s mills but also farmers in paddy-growing states as mills restrict purchase of basmati

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Under Modi's Crop Insurance Scheme, Premiums up 350% But Farmers' Coverage Stagnant -Kabir Agarwal and Dheeraj Mishra

-TheWire.in Premium collected by insurance companies has increased by Rs 36,848 crore, while the number of farmers covered has increased only by 0.42%, according to rti data obtained by The Wire. New Delhi: In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a revamped crop insurance scheme, his government’s flagship scheme for farmers, the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY). It would “bring about a major transformatio

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Reconsider decision to suspend rice mill operation: Exporters' body

-The Hindu Business Line New Delhi: All India Rice Exporters Association (AIREA) on Sunday requested the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority to reconsider the plan to extend the ban on rice mill operations in the National Capital Region (NCR) till Monday. “Due to the current restriction coinciding with peak paddy procurement season, all the paddy is lying in mandies and shellers, at high moisture and is only going to affect adversely the trade and industry si

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Punjab farmers get innovative, turn paddy stubble into fertiliser -IP Singh

ds to manage paddy stubble at low or negligible cost in their fields. Mukesh Chander, of Rani Bhatti village near Bhogpur in Jalandhar district, revealed that he had collected stubble on a small portion of his field and had sprayed urea on it. "This helps to convert stubble into fertiliser in around two months which we plough back into the field at an appropriate time between harvesting and sowing o

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Mid-year review: Only five tax regions manage to achieve revenue mop-up goals -Rahul Wadke

-The Hindu Mumbai among biggest laggards with 3.8% growth in collections against a target of 13.3% Mumbai: The Income Tax Department may miss the revenue collection target for this fiscal going by the numbers for the first two quarters. Out of 18 income tax regions in the country, only five — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh (E), Uttar Pradesh (W), Odisha and the North-East — have managed to achieve the revenue goals in the two quarters. According to the Central Board of Direct Taxes

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Protect the little helpers -Mohit M Rao

butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators is undeniably linked to human activity: large tracts of natural habitats have been cleared for monoculture cultivation, while the use of pesticides and fertilisers is pushing out nature’s little helpers. In a series of studies at the University of Calcutta, researchers have showed that native Indian bees, when exposed to multiple pesticides, suffer from memory and olfactory impairment, lower response

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Tribal farmer reaps it rich in 'sama' cultivation

rt Services and Activity Network (WASSAN). The yield in broadcast farming was only between 2 and 2.5 quintals. Because of transplantation, weeding twice and using ‘jeevamrutham’ (bio fertilizer) following ZBNF the yield has gone up, a press release said. ‘Grow pulses’ Adviser and Co-Vice Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Ryhtu Sadhikara Samstha T. Vijaya Kumar suggested that farmers should grow pulses like red gram and cow pe

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