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Over 167 dead as water released from 33 dams soak Kerala

Thirty people died in rain-related incidents in Kerala on Thursday alone with the state receiving 10 times the normal rainfall in the last 24 hours — with no signs of a let up before Saturday, the Met office said

Agricultural income 23% higher than non-farm incomes

Agricultural households earned 23 per cent more than non-agricultural households, although agricultural households had an average outstanding debt of Rs1,04,602 against Rs76,731 for nonfarm households, says a Nabard survey

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770% since 2011

The volume of wastewater new wells generate during their first year of production has also increased -- by up to 1,440 per cent 

Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Vajpayee, 93 and a diabetic patient, was under life support for the past 24 hours at AIIMS, where he was under treatment for the past two months

India seeks China role in northeast connectivity plan

After 20 rounds of border talks, India seems to have veered round to accepting part of China’s belt-and-road initiative that involves  connecting the northeastern states with Bangladesh’s Chittagong port

Amazon's real rival in India in the offing

Once the draft e-commerce policy becomes law, the oil-to-telecom tycoon, who is India’s richest man, is likely to emerge as the most formidable challenger to the wealthiest person in the world, Jeff Bezos

Modi announces Ayushman Bharat health insurance launch on 25 September

Addressing the nation on the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, the prime minister announced, among other things,an ambitious medical insurance scheme for the poor

India's July trade deficit hits a 5-year high of $18.02 billion

While India exported goods worth $108.24 billion in April-July 2018-19, imports into the country stood at $171.20 billion, showing a cumulative trade deficit of $62.96 billion

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Migrating under entrepreneur programs can be big plus for SMEs

Migrating to foreign shores is almost a must for Indian small or medium enterprises, as it offers many advantages like fresh markets, ease of doing business, a buffer against domestic shocks, and not least, a better future for one’s kids, says Ajay Sharma, president of visa consultancy Abhinav Outsourcings

US sanctions on Iran and its cascading effect on India

While India's official stand is that it  'follows only UN sanctions, and not unilateral sanctions by any country',  the oil ministry has nonetheless asked refiners to drastically reduce or end import of Iranian oil by the US-set deadline of 4 November. A better option might be to revive the credit and rupee-rial payment mechanisms that were used earlier, says  Abhishek Bansal, founder and chairman, ABans Group

Grab, grab, grab!

There has been a growing trend of a handful of rich and powerful people grabbing national resources for personal profit. Laws have been bent and broken, the political system corrupted, and the common people’s interests thrown to the winds. Yogi Aggarwal’s book, Plunder of the Commons, goes into great detail to describe the plunder, says Kiron Kasbekar.

Pioneering change is the key for successful business leaders

Change is not encoded in the DNA of an organization, yet it is essential for growth. The key requirement is a visionary leader who can create a core team with a common vision and focus to spearhead change, says Tapas Gupta, founder and MD of BEI Confluence Communication and formerly president and CEO of a McCann-Erickson agency

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