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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 22 October 2014
A notification, which has still not been put up on the Maharashtra government’s website and only appears on the ACB portal, declares ACB out of ambit of RTI Act. Whom was the Congress-NCP government trying to save and why?   When the central or the state government finds some...

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Moneylife Digital Team 22 October 2014
The fleet of about 200 twin-engine Sukhoi-30 would be back in air only when they are cleared by the technical review   India has grounded its entire fleet of Sukhoi-30 and each aircraft is undergoing a thorough technical check following a recent crash near Pune.   The fleet of...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 October 2014
As against 21% in 2009, Congress got a vote share of 17.9% this time while its seat tally dropped hugely to 42 from 82 in Maharashtra assembly polls   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have fallen short of the majority mark in Maharashtra but its vote share nearly doubled in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 20 October 2014
Indian economy is headed in to a goldilocks period of higher growth and lower inflation in 2015, says Nomura in a research note   Fuel reforms are a very important signal of the Indian government's commitment to tough economic reforms. They will encourage more competition and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 17 October 2014
Jayalalitha gets interim bail from Supreme Court   The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minster J Jayalalitha. Earlier, Jayalalithaa was denied bail by the Karnataka High Court. She is in jail following her conviction in a disproportionate...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 October 2014
Mayaram, the topmost bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry is replaced by Rajiv Mehrishi, the top bureaucrat from Rajasthan   In a major re-shuffle of top-level babus, the Narendra Modi government on Thursday transferred Arvind Mayaram from finance ministry to tourism ministry. Mayaram,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 15 October 2014
The average voter turnout in the assembly elections in Maharashtra was over 60% while for Haryana it was above 72%. There were some incidents of EVM malfunctioning in both states   Maharashtra witnessed brisk polling as the state went to polls Wednesday to elect a new government, with...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 October 2014
According to Nomura, assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana would help BJP to consolidate its position in Rajya Sabha and underline the Modi wave. In case there is hung assembly, there would be re-elections, increased uncertainty and this will raise doubts about BJP’s ability to carry...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 October 2014
Even after the prosecution said it has no objection to granting conditional bail, the High Court rejected the bail plea of Jayalalithaa   The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected a bail plea by Tamil Nadu's former chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The AIADMK supremo was last month...

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Moneylife Digital Team 07 October 2014
Arun Jaitley stands out as the richest minister in the Modi cabinet with assets totalling Rs72.10 crore, while Venkaiah Naidu has assets of just Rs20.45 lakh   Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs1.26 crore while Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stands out as the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 06 October 2014
Tharoor has responded positively to Modi's invitation to join the ambitious Swachh Bharat campaign. Congress in Kerala, Tharoor's home state, however is angry with him for lauding Modi's initiatives   The Congress in Kerala on Monday warned its leader and former union minister...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2014
Shiv Sena, the second largest constituent of the NDA with 18 Lok Sabha MPs, was upset over poor representation it got in the Modi government as well as the heavy industries portfolio Geete had received   Anant Geete, Shiv Sena’s lone member in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, will resign,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2014
In Jayalalitha's case, since the sentencing is for a period more than three years, only the High Court can grant bail   J Jayalalitha, former chief minister of Tamil Nadu on Monday filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction and seeking bail in the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 September 2014
A one-km auto rickshaw ride in Ahmedabad takes Rs10 and India reached Mars at less than Rs10 per km, which is really amazing   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday used the metaphor of cost of travel by auto in Ahmedabad to the expenditure incurred in the landmark Mars Orbiter...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 September 2014
Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK supremo now stands disqualified immediately from the Assembly and will have to step down as chief minister    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday was sentenced to four year imprisonment and fined Rs100 crore in the 18-year-old...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 September 2014
BJP has demanded President's Rule in the state that is all set to elect its new government next month   Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has resigned from his post. On Thursday, Nationalist Congress Party had withdrawn its support from the Congress-led government. The...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 26 September 2014
With major parties like Congress, NCP, Shiv Sena and BJP deciding to contest on their own, none is likely to get more than 100 seats. This could prove to be a bonanza for smaller parties and independents   The Assembly elections scenario in Maharashtra has spiced up after Thursday's...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2014
While parting ways, the BJP has blamed Shiv Sena for the breakup. Now all eyes are on Congress and NCP alliance   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its oldest ally Shiv Sena have finally decided to part ways ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. This would make the elections...

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Moneylife Digital Team 25 September 2014
The CCEA deferred a decision on revising natural gas prices by 45 days to 15th November due to elections, says Dharmendra Pradhan   The Indian government deferred an increase in natural gas price for a third time in view of next month’s Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 16 September 2014
Narendra Modi set twitter records   Prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi is now acknowledged as a master communicator.   His massive electoral victory was a powerful and carefully choreographed multi-dimensional effort, but his big initial breakthrough was in bypassing a hostile...

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