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MGNREGA, Sukanya Samriddhi payments through post offices soon

Payments under MGNREGA and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana will soon be made through post offices to ensure that welfare funds reach beneficiaries directly without any pilferage, the Centre today said. Noting that the postal system symbolised the ...
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Dublin-based diversified healthcare services group UDG Healthcare has started putting the money it raised from last year’s sale of its legacy Irish businesses to work by acquiring international
British American Tobacco (BAT) has offered to buy out US cigarette maker Reynolds American in a $47bn (€43bn) takeover that would create the world’s biggest listed tobacco company, with bra
The pound yesterday slipped to a four-day low under $1.22, hurt by expectations that Britain’s economy is likely to suffer from a hardline stance by the EU in negotiations on the country’s
Irish exploration firm Providence Resources looks set to save around $2.5m (€2.3m) in additional legal costs, arising from its recently concluded legal battle with drilling services firm Transoce
Earnings at the UK-based healthcare group backed by well-known Irish investors, Dermot Desmond, JP McManus and John Magnier last year topped £154m (€173m).
BRUSSELS (AP) — The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, is trying to salvage an EU trade deal with Canada in a personal intervention following the breakdown of talks. Schulz planned
SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Chinese steel mills are becoming cleaner every month as Beijing pushes to curb its smoke-stack industries. But they're not getting any leaner.
The Russian-backed separatist forces attacked the positions of Ukrainian soldiers 39 times overnight, using the Grad artillery for the first time in several months. Read more here The post Ukraine Tod
 After 12-year hiatus, government is set to revive strategic sale of state-owned companies with the Cabinet likely to consider shortly the outright sale of stake in over a dozen PSUs including the pr
At least 19 people were killed and three injured in a helicopter crash on Russia’s Yamal peninsula in the Arctic on October 21, authorities said. Read more here The post Radio Free Europe/ Radio
An accused in a theft case escaped from police lock up today. Rizwan Manir (28) of Dahisar here was arrested by Local Crime Branch in connection with a theft incident of 2012 yesterday and was lodged
Central Railway (CR) will run special trains between several destinations to clear the extra festive rush of passengers for Diwali. The special trains will run between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LLT) G
AT&T Inc (T.N) has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday, paving the way for what would be the biggest deal in the wor
In a move aimed at checking any possibility of leakage of information through hacking of communication devices, Union Ministers have been asked not to carry mobile phones in Cabinet meetings. The Cab
Three persons were killed and 41 others injured in an accident involving a luxury bus, truck and a tractor at Khopadi on Sinnar-Shirdi road here, police said today. The mishap took place around 9.30
BERLIN - Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was travelling too fast. Pictures taken by a NASA
ICRA expects the DPCO segment of IPM to grow at 1-3 per cent for FY17 while the overall IPM will grow at 10-12 per cent
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday said the Yadav family feud within the Samajwadi Party(SP) would be beneficial for the former in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh polls, becau
A country bomb was hurled at the residence of a CPI(M) worker at Cheruvancherry in Kannur district, injuring his gunman, police said today. The incident took place at around 12.30 pm yesterday, they
Oklahoma voting officials have denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to monitor the Nov. 8 general elections in the state, saying foreign delegates are not allowed into polling statio
Putting an end to the turbulence surrounding the release of Karan Johar's next movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday reached a truce and said the
Security forces today arrested two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, who were allegedly involved in an attack that left two army personnel and a cop dead, from Baramulla district of Kashmir. "Two per
AB InBev has turned to kitchen and closet brews, buying one of the largest suppliers for do-it-yourself beer-makers.
The incidents of cyber attacks on Indian banks are on the rise and its time to be on high alert, warns India's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the government's nodal agency that
One person, attached with an educational institute run by a well-known socio-religious organisation here, was arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a 14-year old girl for several days in Ban
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Saturday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) growing family drama suggest they are not concerned about the people of Uttar Pradesh, and added that the people of the state ju
Relatives of Mohammed Nisham, the multi-millionaire 'beedi king' of Kerala who is serving a life sentence, have filed a complaint alleging that he is running his business from inside the prison where
When was the last time you visited the art or sculpture section of a museum and spent hours marvelling at the exquisite details and the hours of labour that went into creating those masterpieces? But
Pakistan hockey team coach Khawaja Junaid says tomorrow encounter against India will be the showpiece match of the Asian Champions Trophy and his side will provide an exhibition of attacking sub-conti
With the rift within the Yadav family becoming wider after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav skipped an important meeting called by his uncle and SP president Shivpal Yadav to formalise stra
Amid the furore over the ban on women from wearing jeans at the government medical college in Trivandrum, the Confederation of Medical College Doctors has called on the education centre to create a dr
Adani's USD 21.7 billion coal mine project in Australia was being targeted by a "foreign funded, highly orchestrated" group which influenced the traditional land owners and legal environmental chall
Odisha Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat has been given additional charge of the Health and Welfare department after Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak tendered his resignation on moral grounds in the wake of th

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