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Poverty Rate In India Reduced To Half between 2005-16: UN Report

NEW DELHI: India is the first country for which progress over time has been estimated. Over 270 million people in India moved out of poverty in the decade since 2005-06  and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).. The

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Ensure Pothole-Free Bengaluru by Thursday, Karnataka HC to Government

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court, in a strongly worded message to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), taking cognisance of poor conditions of roadsin Bangalore. In its order the court said, "Bengaluru has to be restored to its glory as a garden city." The BBMP officials then swung into action. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice

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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: 1,000 affected farmers oppose land acquisition, approach HC

AHMEDABAD: As many as 1,000 farmers of Gujarat affected by the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train project will approach the Supreme Court with a plea to stay the project, their lawyer said on Tuesday. They have also fieled an affidavits to the High Court opposing the bullet train project. A division

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Another bridge collapses in West Bengal days after Kolkata Majherhat flyover horror

Days after the Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata sent shock-waves across the state, a bridge over a canal collapsed in Siliguri’s Phansidewa on Friday. The incident happened early this morning. Like the Majerhat bridge, the middle portion of the bridge collapsed. A lorry was plying on it when it collapsed.

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Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata

Kolkata: A section of an over 50-year-old bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road in Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday evening, 4th September, killing one person, trapping many others, and crushing several vehicles, according to police officials. The Majerhat bridge in the crowded Alipore area caved in around 4:45pm during rush hour.

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Transport strike in, Karnataka on Tuesday

KARNATAKA: Nationwide transport strike called by the All India Motor Transport Organisation against certain sections of Motor Vehicles Bills 2017 and due to which Commuters and office goers in Karnataka may face difficulties on Tuesday. Mobile app-based taxi aggregators Ola and Uber have also reportedly extended support to the strike call. This is

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Google to string trans-Atlantic cable from France to Virginia

Virginia Beach: Google says it will string a undersea cable from France to Virginia. The web giant said in a statement this week that the undersea cable will land stateside in Virginia Beach. It's expected to become operational in 2020. Google said the project will better serve customers with an expanded network. Internet

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Rahul says, Bullet train like a "magic train' which may not materialise

Amethi (UP): Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre today, claiming that the much talked about bullet train project was like a "magic train" which may not materialise. Targeting the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre, Gandhi also said that despite an issue like Doklam on the border, the

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Modi government moves on big rapid rail infra project, Delhi-Meerut in 60 minutes!

NEW DELHI: The Housing and Urban Affairs ministry it appears has sent the Rs 31,600 crore Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project to the finance ministry for appraisal, hinting that it won’t wait for Delhi’s Arvind Kejriwal government’s nod for the infrastructure project. Once, the project gets appraised by the finance ministry, it

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