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Daily Archives: January 10, 2019

Quota won’t ‘steal’ from Dalits, OBCs: Modi

At Agra public meeting, Prime Minister defends 10% reservation for the poor among the general classes The 10% quota for the poor among the “savarnas” (general classes) was given “without stealing anything” or reducing the share of Dalits, tribal people and OBCs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. Making …

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‘Farmers are suffering, alliance be damned’

Uddhav visits farmers in Marathwada Talks of an alliance were meaningless at a time when farmers in the State were in the grip of a crisis, said Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday after dismissing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) promises of farm loan waiver as “utterly false”. “I …

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Google Assistant breaks language barriers

Tech giant unveils ‘interpreter mode’ that can translate between two people in real time Dumb charades in hotel lobbies between a concierge and tourists who don’t speak the local language may soon be a thing of the past. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 currently on in Las Vegas, …

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SC orders Bedi report to be given to petitioners

Panel had investigated 21 encounter killings in Gujarat The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that a confidential report filed by the Justice H.S. Bedi (retired)Monitoring Committee into 21 police encounters in Gujarat, which had occurred during the time Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the State’s Chief Minister, be shared with …

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Parliament passes Bill to provide 10% quota for poor

Rajya Sabha clears proposed law after nine-hour-long heated debate The Parliament on Wednesday cleared the Constitutional Amendment Bill providing 10% quota in education and employment to economically weaker sections in the general category, after the Rajya Sabha approved the proposed law following an over nine-hour-long heated debate, during which the …

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