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North East

Manipur group says PM’s free rice not reaching poor in 2 hill districts, blames black marketing

GUWAHATI, May 17: A people’s rights group in Manipur alleged rice given for free to the poor under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) is not reaching the beneficiaries in two tribal districts due to black marketing. The Movement for People’s Rights Forum, Manipur, alleged a nexus between some officials of the Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and a few transport contractors who has reportedly paralysed the monthly rice distribution system in Noney and Tamenglong districts. It sought Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s immediate intervention to give...

Pre-poll giveaways not best ways to help poor: Nobel laureate Banerjee

New Delhi, November 6: Pre-electoral giveaways are not the best ways to help the poor and this needs to be disciplined, says Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee. Participating in a conversation on 'Good Economics, Bad Economics', steered by economist and author Shrayana Bhattacharya on Saturday, Banerjee delved upon several pertinent issues including developmental economics, practical models of economy, cost of living crisis, social protection, distributive effect of the prices and livelihood stimulus. He also shared insights about the Indian economy and the current social issues India is grappling with including inflation,...
North East

Assam: Over 100 govt schools get show-cause notice for poor Class 10 results

Guwahati, June 10: More than 100 state-run schools have been served with a show-cause notice by the Assam Secondary Education Department over the poor performance of students in class 10 board examinations, ANI reported. The move comes days after the education department declared High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or Class 10 examination. The overall pass percentage of this year`s HSLC examination was 56.49%, which is much lower than the 2021 pass percentage of 93.10% when the HSLC examination was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Notably, at least 25...

Only Congress governs for welfare of poor, middle class families: Rahul

New Delhi, May 8: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stepped up his attack on the government over the hike in price of domestic LPG cylinder, and said only his party governs for the welfare of poor and middle class families. Cooking gas LPG prices were on Saturday hiked by Rs 50 per cylinder, the second increase in rates in just over six weeks following the firming of international energy rates. Non-subsidised LPG now costs Rs 999.50 per 14.2-kg cylinder in the national capital, up from Rs 949.50 previously, according...
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