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Small Pumps: A Panacea For Small Farmers In Groundwater Rich States Like Assam, Jharkhand And Odisha

Small pumps, those that have a capacity of less than 1 or 1.5 horsepower (HP), are proving to be quite effective these days. They should have been effective all these years as well. Small pumps offer several advantages. In the first place, the investment needed to acquire them is much smaller — between ₹5,000 and ₹15,000 against double that for ...

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Why China’s Great Leap Into Kashmir Is An Own-Goal

The Indian government’s decision to boycott the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has resulted in much debate, with most commentators either castigating or praising the official position. The government’s decision is based on two key concerns — On grounds of national sovereignty and territorial integrity, particularly because BRI’s flagship project, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), passes through the illegally ...

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Why A Uniform Civil Code Will Be A Disaster For India

Political parties that are desperate to impose Uniform Civil Code (UCC) in India are ignorant of the diversity of its cultures, customs, traditions, castes, ethnicity, languages and religious ideologies. From north to south and from east to west, each state in India has a different culture and a different outlook towards life. Is Hindu Law Uniform The Hindu Marriage Act ...

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Apple to embed Touch ID underneath iPhone 8’s display: Report

Rumours and leaks regarding Apple’s upcoming tenth anniversary iPhone 8 have been popping up left right and centre ever since the iPhone 7 was announced last year. One of the most persistent source of debate has been regarding the placement of the TouchID sensor in the iPhone 8. While some have claimed that Apple is going to embed the sensor ...

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facbook twitter googlepluse Mauritius PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth welcomed at Rashtrapati Bhavan, to meet Modi later today

Modi Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was today morning accorded the ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Jugnauth arrived in India on Friday for a three-day visit and will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi later today. Apart from holding delegation-level talks with PM Modi, Jugnauth, who is accomanied by his deputy Ivan Collendavelloo among other senior ...

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British Airways cancels flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports amid global computer outage

British Airways (BA) canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports Saturday as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline said it was suffering a “major IT systems failure” around the world. It didn’t say what was causing the problem but said there is no evidence of a cyberattack. Hours later the airways said that ...

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Nitish Kumar meets Narendra Modi: How political flavour changed between cancelled dinner and lunch over 7 years

Luncheons and dinner need to get special mention in defining the undulating relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the years. Narendra Modi played a host to Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth over lunch and invited Nitish Kumar, who skipped a lunch hosted by Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday. Entire Opposition was fuming, albeit ...

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