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The forgotten founders of India

Our republic, which turns 70 today, has many founders. Some are national icons — Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru, BR Ambedkar, and Maulana Azad. Beyond this inner circle, however, there are hundreds of unsung men and women who made important contributions to the republic’s creation.

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  • The miner's comment came after the CAG of India, in a report, said that six, out of seven coal producing subsidiaries of CIL, did not formulate environmental policies as mandated by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The world's largest coal miner is expecting to achieve a double digit growth in production for January 2020.

    India and Brazil on Saturday inked 15 agreements to boost cooperation in a wide range of areas like trade and investment, oil and gas, cyber security and information technology after talks between Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and PM Narendra Modi. Bolsonaro arrived in India on Friday to grace the Republic Day Parade as chief guest on Sunday.

    If India is concerned about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, it now has more reason to worry about CMEC (China-Myanmar Economic Corridor) that just moved from being a concept to reality.

    While majority of the Indian students left for home on Chinese New Year holidays, over 250 to 300 students are said to be still in the city and its surrounding areas. Besides the students, the fast spreading virus has become a major worry for their parents back home. Some students managed to leave the city just before it was sealed off on January 23.

    Early years of the republic were scarred by the Bengal Famine. But its desperate efforts to end starvation were full of policy missteps. It was perhaps inevitable that starvation would cast a shadow over independence. Famines had stalked India for generations, and influenced politics before. The British asserted that they proved the weakness of Indians.

    The visit that will enable to boost India’s forays into Latin America was strengthened with the conclusion of 15 agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) including on investment cooperation and facilitation treaty, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, bioenergy and cyber security.

    While there is liquidity available with banks, they are not lending to long-gestation projects directly. The traditional pathways of credit routing through shadow banks have become largely defunct in the aftermath of the crisis in the sector. This means critical long-gestation projects in infrastructure and allied industries, such as steel and cement, are starved for funds.

    The State Bank of Pakistan data in the first half of 2019-20 fiscal starting from July 1 showed that Pakistan's exports to India during the period came in at an insignificant USD 16.8 million as compared to USD 213 million in first half of 2018-19, Dawn news reported.

    Personalities like Branson, Mazumdar-Shaw, Oprah & Tendulkar are also a part of the influencers list.

    India and Brazil on Saturday agreed to boost trade and investment across a range of fields such as defense, mining, biofuel, cybersecurity, ...

    There was indeed a Golden Age when India’s soft power created its greatest empire ever, without spilling any blood. Alas, historians of all stripes have led us to view only military triumph as greatness.

    Anti-satellite weapon Shakthi, Army's battle tank Bhishma, infantry combat vehicles and newly inducted Chinook and Apache helicopters of the Indian Air Force will be part of the grand military parade. The national capital has been brought under a massive ground-to-air security cover, with thousands of police and paramilitary personnel keeping a hawk-eye vigil.

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