Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday alleged that his successor Narendra Modi misled the people by making "lofty promises" which he "failed" to fulfil. Addressing a mega 'Bharat Bachao' (Save India) rally at the Ramlila grounds here, the Congress leader said Modi had promised to take the country's economy to USD 5 trillion by 2024, double farmers' income and provide two crore new jobs every year for youths."Six years ago, Narendra Modi showed lofty promises to people. Now it has been proved that all these promises were false and he has failed in fulfilling all the promises made and the people of the country were misled," he said.The rally was attended among others by top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, besides Congress chief ministers Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel. However, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was conspicuous by his absence.Close In his brief address, Manmohan Singh urged the people to strengthen the Congress … [Read more...] about Modi made false promises to people to mislead them six years ago: Manmohan Singh
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The Centre is keen to resolve internal conflicts and a "hard decision" against Left Wing Extremists may be on the anvil, a senior Army official said here on Saturday.Speaking at the ninth Industry Defence Linkage meet here, GOC-in-C of the Army's Eastern Command Lt Gen Anil Chauhan said the Sino-India border is relatively calm since the Wuhan Conference held last year."The Centre is keen to conclude talks with Nagas and is assessing its impact on Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh. It is not difficult to guess that a similar hard and long-pending decision on Left Wing Extremism may be on the anvil," he said.Close The talks with Naga outfits were scheduled to be concluded on October 31, but the Centre on that day announced that the deliberations were not yet completed and the government will consult all stakeholders including the states of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh before finalisation of any settlement. related news Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set … [Read more...] about Centre keen to resolve internal conflicts: Army official
Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. advertisement advertisement Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles. But can a doll—or the growing list of other gender-neutral toys—really change the way we think about gender? Mattel says it’s responding to research that shows “kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.” Given the results of a recent study reporting that 24% of U.S. adolescents have a nontraditional sexual orientation or gender identity, such as bisexual or nonbinary, the decision makes business sense. As a developmental psychologist who researches gender and sexual socialization, I can tell you that it also makes … [Read more...] about Pink for girls and blue for boys? What toymakers get wrong about gender
Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Kerala requires a Department of Design for the state to emerge as a creative hub of the world, experts at a three-day international event here said. Such a set-up can enable the government to focus on the state's strengths in the field of design and resolve pertinent deficiencies, they said in a panel discussion at the Kochi Design Week that concluded on Saturday.Experts were addressing a session on 'Kerala as Creative Hub of the World' on the second day of the December 12-14 KDW, organised chiefly by the government to chart a long-term development mission for the state through futuristic design and architecture.Moderating the discussions, National Institute of Design former director Pradyumna Vyas said Kerala's strengths in the area of IT and digital competencies, tourism, heritage and culture make it a strong contender for being the creative hub of the world.Close "The government, policymakers and bureaucrats are promoting creative activity in a big way, as can be seen from the way … [Read more...] about Kerala requires Department of Design to become creative hub of world: Experts