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85% Indians trust government, 55% favour autocracy: Pew survey
More than four-fifths of Indian citizens trust their government, but interestingly, a majority of Indians also support military rule and autocracy, a latest Pew survey said on Tuesday. In India, where the economy has grown on average by 6.9 per cent since 2012, 85 per cent trust their national government, Pew Research said in a report based on its survey on governance and trust among key countries across the world.
India Today accesses picture of Gauri Lankeshs murderer
In a mega India Today exclusive, picture of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's murder er has been retrieved from the CCTV footage with the help of technical experts. This comes days after the SIT probing Lankesh's murder released sketches of all the three accused. The picture accessed by India Today is only a screengrab of the CCTV footage, which has been enhanced for definition.
Harsimrat Kaur claims food processing already got $10 bn investment commitment, more expected
India has attracted investment commitments of around USD 10 billion in the food processing sector ahead of the mega 'World Food' event to be held here in November, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today. The World Food India event will see participation of 30 countries and over 50 global CEOs, along with CEOs of leading domestic food processing firms and 27 states, she added. She declined to share the name of the companies which have committed to make the investment.
Naidu to lay stone for NAD flyover today
Putting an end to years of traffic woes, the proposal for a flyover at NAD is taking its first major step forward with laying of foundation stone by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday evening. ]113 crore, Double Rotary Intersection (flyover) is said to be the first of its kind in the country. Delhi has single rotary flyovers at India Gate and Connaught Place with 600 meters and 200 meters radius respectively handling heavy traffic.
How Growing Coconuts In Deserts Is Helping Indian Farmers Improve Livelihoods
Many farmers in India, the world's top coconut producing country, have successfully introduced coconut farming in arid regions to meet growing demand and to boost earnings. According to the Vision 2050 document, growing coconut provides direct sustenance to more than ten million people in the country. A chemist working in a fertilizer company, he augments his income by about Rs 100,000 per year selling tender coconuts.
Punjab govt fixes industrial power tariff at Rs5 per unit for 5 years
In an attempt to attract investments, Capt Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government on Monday announced industrial power tariff at Rs5 per unit. Electricity has been used as a sweetener by various state governments to kickstart industrial activity. The Punjab government's move comes in the backdrop of India's clean energy tariffs reaching a record low. After coming to power in March, Amarinder Singh has been trying to attract investors from India and overseas.
Indian-American Attorney Ajay Raju Recognised With Philanthropy Award
Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the US. The Germination project is a signature initiative of the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation that recruits talented teenagers and prepare them to be tomorrow's leaders, Mr Ismail said in a statement. Previous recipients of the award include, Indian-American philanthropist Frank Islam and Suri Sehgal, founder of the SM Sehgal Foundation.
PhonePe to gain big from likely Flipkart-BookMyShow deal
F lipkart along with BookMyShow and PhonePe is an equal competition to Paytm's business. Through Local Finds, Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Now, the Seattle-headquartered giant has been steadily building its hyperlocal and services offerings. India's ecommerce giants moving to build their service vertical follows a model that China's Alibaba has set in motion. The Chinese ecommerce giant along with its payments arm Ant Financial (Alipay) has invested in Chinese online-to-offline platform for services Meituan-Dianping.
Warm-up game offers KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer an opportunity
KL Rahul's addition to the Board President's XI squad that will play New Zealand in two warm-up games starting here on Tuesday, gives the discarded India batsman an opportunity to reclaim his spot in the national side. The five wise men of Indian cricket prefer having the combo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at the top than Rahul and Sharma.
Mitchell Santner out to put Indian batsmen in spot of bother
Barring a couple of loose deliveries, the left-arm spinner landed all the balls on almost the same spot for that entire hour-long duration. That spot was on a good length on the off and middle stump of a right-hander from around the wicket. The likes of Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill and Tom Latham swept, ran down the wicket and even slogged him in the nets, but Santner's spot remained fixed.
'Abuse victims in India are suffocating because of stigma'
In most cases of abuse, children are taught to remain silent and not report the case because of family honour and the stigma attached such crimes. It is this stigma which gives rise to victimisation, where children, especially girls, are made to feel vulnerable. We also tied to involve religious leaders on the same platform so that the problem of abuse can be addressed head on. Over 40 lakh people came forward to take a pledge to show zero tolerance towards cases of sexual abuse.
NGO raises USD 500K to provide education to children in India
Pratham USA, an Indian non- governmental organisation has raised more than USD 500,000 this year towards providing quality education to underprivileged children in India. At its latest fund raiser in the Washington DC suburb of Virginia, Pratham raised USD 275,000 from about 360 guests. Actor R Madhavan made an impassioned plea with his keynote address underscoring the importance of tangible results when giving back.
DNA Money Edit: Early Diwali as WPI growth drops
It rose 2.6% in September from a year ago, slower than the provisional 3.24% recorded in August, but higher than the growth of 1.36% posted in September last year. The fall in vegetable prices is the prime reason for the decline in primary food inflation to 2% from 5.8%. Prices of some vegetables, such as tomatoes, which had risen sharply in July, corrected in September. A favourable base effect aided the moderation in inflation for fuel and power.
Indian ship sinks off Philippines coast; 16 rescued, search underway for missing 11 crew members
The government is using aircraft and vessels to search for 11 Indian crew members, who went missing after their cargo ship sank in the Pacific off the Philippines last week, the external affairs ministry said on Monday. They also said that five Indian crew members of 'Emerald Star' are in Irene, the Philippines, and country's mission is bringing them to Manila before repatriation to India. Officials from our Guangzhou Consulate visited the injured Indian crew of 'Emerald Star' in a Xiamen hospital.
Why you should include Bharat 22 ETF in your portfolio
Finance minister Arun Jaitley on August 04, 2017 had announced the launch of Bharat 22 ETF. Here is why Bharat 22 ETF should be a part of every financial portfolio. Given that Bharat 22 ETF will have one of the lowest expense ratios in the industry; this ETF provides a cheap and easy way to access the India growth story. Since March 2006 , the S&P BSE Bharat 22 Index delivered a return of 12.9 %, while the Sensex returned 9.2%.
Reliance Jio may soon raise tariffs by 24%
Experts feel if Jio raises prices, it will also allow incumbents to raise their tariffs. Reliance Jio, the new entrant in the telecom space which shook the industry with its promotional offer of free voice calls and dirt cheap tariffs, may raise tariffs by 24% in the coming few days, according to a report. We expect Jio to raise tariffs by 24% on its most popular plan in the next few days, based on the pattern of its recent price hikes.
India vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson's side aim for good start vs Board President's XI
New Zealand have adopted a meticulous approach to their upcoming limited-overs series against India starting Sunday, and their preparations will get another boost with two 50-over warm-up matches against Indian Board President's XI. Since the two games do not have official status, all squad members will get a chance to play. Six of the 15-member squad were picked from the New Zealand A team which was already in India playing unofficial four-day Tests and limited-overs matches.
Pandya has potential to be next Kapil: Chappell
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell says Hardik Pandya has the potential to become the match-turning allrounder India have craved since the retirement of Kapil Dev. Pandya has played an important role in recent times in the limited overs games for India. The Australian great has no doubt Pandya would strengthen India in Tests and contribute to their success in all conditions.
AgustaWestland: How Michel moved the govt to disqualify competition early
James Christian Michel the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland case is said to have visited India over a 100 times and during the early stages, he was deliberately trying to disqualify the competition, investigations have shown. Armed with a chargesheet, both the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate will now make a formal request to Britain to extradite Michel. CBI sources say that Michel had visited India at least 100 times since 1993 and he had links with several persons in the government.
How India stacks up against peers on fiscal parameters
The accompanying chart shows that India is the second-worst after Brazil in terms of fiscal deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP). Brazil's economic slowdown is far more severe than India's, which explains its large fiscal deficit. India, on the other hand, has been a beneficiary of a fall in prices. The fiscal metrics of most emerging economies have worsened over the past two years as a response to the growth slowdown.

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