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Madhya Pradesh farmers hopeful of being 'debt-free' as loan waiver scheme kicks-off

Madhya Pradesh farmers hopeful of being 'debt-free' as loan waiver scheme kicks-off

Bhopal, Jan 22 (IANS) A week after the launch of the loan waiver scheme in Madhya Pradesh, the Congress government claims 19.54 lakh farmers have filed their applications in the six days till Sunday.



Decimated by Xiaomi-led tsunami, Indian smartphone makers toil to survive

Decimated by Xiaomi-led tsunami, Indian smartphone makers toil to survive

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Once the darling of Indian smartphone users, desi brands like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and few others have nearly been decimated by affordable-yet-powerful devices from the Chinese vendors that have flooded both online and offline channels.
 

At peace in the madding crowd: Taking a holy dip at the Kumbh

At peace in the madding crowd: Taking a holy dip at the Kumbh

Prayagraj, Jan 21 (IANS) It is the largest spiritual, cultural and religious congregation of its kind and attracts crores of devotees from India and abroad at the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati. The historic city of Praygaraj, which was recently renamed from Allahabad, is witnessing the coming together of saints, seers and devotees in numbers that can blind the human eye.
 

'Remove BJP' campaign gets a boost with Kolkata rally but challenges remain

'Remove BJP' campaign gets a boost with Kolkata rally but challenges remain

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The "BJP hatao" campaign of opposition parties got a major boost at the Kolkata rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but the idea of a "mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)" continues to be a challenge over the absence of a common face to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

HP Ink Tank 419: Forget ink woes and print at 10 paise per page

HP Ink Tank 419: Forget ink woes and print at 10 paise per page

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a society that is increasingly becoming paperless, a home printer is still top on a parent's mind -- both for homework as well as the experiential learning needs of their children.
 

Samsung dials 'M' for millennials, set to disrupt Xiaomi's Redmi

Samsung dials 'M' for millennials, set to disrupt Xiaomi's Redmi

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Indian smartphone market -- currently undergoing great churning at both the hardware and software levels -- is set to witness a game-changing moment this month in the Samsung Galaxy 'M' series devices that may redefine the affordable and mid-level price segments currently dominated by the Chinese players.

Amid several medical breakthroughs, ethical bombshell called 'designer babies' drops

Amid several medical breakthroughs, ethical bombshell called 'designer babies' drops

New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) While several medical advancements this year demonstrated potential treatment for life-threatening diseases, some were mired in controversies -- creating a raging debate among the medical and research fraternity over ethical issues.

Is Mamata scared of the BJP?

Is Mamata scared of the BJP?

For a leader who enjoys a huge majority in the state assembly and faces virtually no credible challenge from her opponents, Mamata Banerjee is surprisingly insecure.

Amazon's Cloud arm helping Indian businesses drive innovation via AI, ML

Amazon's Cloud arm helping Indian businesses drive innovation via AI, ML

Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) With a wide range of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools at its disposal, Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Cloud arm of online retail giant Amazon, is busy helping its customers in India, bringing to their doorsteps innovative solutions that address the challenges they face.

Breaking the glass ceiling in a male world: How an all-women construction group built a Kerala house

Breaking the glass ceiling in a male world: How an all-women construction group built a Kerala house

Thodupuzha (Kerala), Dec 16 (IANS) In a small, tucked-away village in Kerala stands a 475-square feet house which is known across the region not because of who owns it, but because of those who built it. And it's not a building constructed by some famous architect but by a group of 20 daily-wage workers -- all of them women.

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