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Yogi scraps 15 public holidays declared in name of leaders
Apr 25, 2017 20:24 IST
By Umesh Raghuvanshi
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what happened: UP cabinet cancels 15 public holidays declared to mark birth/death anniversaries of great leaders.
what it means: UP government's offices and educational institutions will have lesser holidays. CM Yogi Adityanath wants important events about life of great leaders be taught on their birth/death anniversaries.
what next: Offices/schools and colleges will remain open and hold special programmes in memory of leaders.
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Streaming helps music industry grow at its fastest in 20 yrs
Apr 25, 2017 19:36 IST
By Ramkumar Iyer
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what happened: Growth in online streaming helped music industry revenues grow at its quickest in 20 years: report
what it means: The global market for recorded music grew 5.9% in 2016, as per a report. The music industry has struggled with poor physical sales, but the rise of subscription-based services has helped it recover.
what next: Experts say online streaming's share of total music industry sales will grow in 2017.
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Neha Dhupia to play a boss to Vidya Balan!
Apr 25, 2017 19:32 IST
By Naina Arora
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what happened: Actor Neha Dhupia will play actor Vidya Balan's onscreen boss in the upcoming film, Tumhari Sulu.
what it means: Talking about Dhupia's character, director Suresh Triveni says, "Maria is an aggressive and successful entrepreneur. She has an important role, which will keep Neha’s unpredictable element alive."
what next: Dhupia plays the head of a radio station. She has begun her readings. Shooting begins in June.
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In UP ministers go checking employees for punctuality
Apr 25, 2017 19:23 IST
By Manish Ch Pandey
what happened: Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya raided the PWD office to check punctuality, cleanliness.
what it means: After CM Yogi Adityanath set the trend; making surprise check of a police station, most ministers have carried similar visits in their departments to convey that indiscipline won't be tolerated.
what next: The Yogi govt has asked for biometric attendance right down till offices and schools in districts.
  • By doing away with moderation, CBSE moves towards a level scoring field
    Apr 25, 2017 15:32 IST

    The country’s biggest school board appears to be moving towards creating a level playing field and enhancing transparency. Backed by the ministry of human resource development, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to do away with the policy of ‘moderation’...read more

  • Buying a house in India will no longer be a nightmare
    Apr 25, 2017 19:00 IST

    The Narendra Modi government has notified that the new Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act will come into effect from May 1. Every state should now create a real estate regulator in compliance with the new law. The consequences will be a sea-change for the better in a sector of the...read more

  • Maoist attack in Sukma is proof the CRPF has not learnt the lessons of the past
    Apr 25, 2017 16:33 IST

    While sufficient details of the April 24 attack in Sukma that has resulted in the loss of the lives of at least 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel are not yet available to make any definitive assessment of the circumstances that led to this latest debacle, there is no doubt that a...read more

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