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  • In 2019, the AIADMK had little to cheer electorally, as it failed miserably in the Lok Sabha polls, the first major such exercise faced by the ruling party since the death of its General Secretary and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016, the year it stormed to a successive term in office.

    The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance appears set to form government as it is leading in over 40 seats in Jharkhand, accord...

    As per multiple local cable operators (LCOs) in Tamil Nadu, Arasu Cable and SCN have switched off ZEE’s channels from their platform, while VK Digital has removed Zee Tamil from the base pack and changed its placement on its service. The issue, operators say, is related to dispute over discounts. The timing is crucial as ZEE is launching a Tamil movie channel, Zee Thirai, in the market.

    A close analysis of the data reveals that the BJP, which was moving towards the majority mark in the Rajya Sabha with steady movement of opposition MPs to the ruling party, is unlikely to make any substantial gain in the biennial elections, as it lost quite a few assembly elections in 2018 and 2019.

    To harness sunlight to generate electricity, the corporation mooted a plan in October 2018 to utilise Smart Cities Mission fund. The urban local body subsequently identified 13.75 acres of land near Panchapur STP for the purpose.

    Nearly 43 percent of the 1246 startup participants said that Families & friends were their largest source of funding.

    Tamil Nadu's textile entrepreneurs are claiming a severe shortage of working capital with rising manufacturing costs and customers taking more time to pay, which they say is pushing their businesses into negative performance cycles.

    Work on the BJP government's ambitious project -- the new education policy -- started with a committee headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan submitting the policy draft to Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', who took charge as the new HRD Minister in the year gone by.

    The investment to be committed by Ather would be Rs around Rs 635 crore and estimated to create 4300 jobs. A mail has been sent to Ather with queries about the period over which the investments would be committed.

    Without any plan or budget of its own, Mission Antyodaya under Union rural development ministry is conceived as a convergence platform to bring about the consolidated implementation of existing schemes to improve physical and social parameters in a panchayat.

    The Centre's focus in 2019, continued to be 'kisan kalyan' (farmers' welfare) in the second term of the Modi administration and the policy changes were as per the recommendations by the Dalwai Committee for doubling farmers' 2015-16 income level, in real terms, by 2022.

    Senior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu government officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said any fall in central funds would weigh on capital spending and welfare programmes of the state governments. Telangana finance minister T Harish Rao expressed concerns over slowing growth in the economy and devolution of funds to states.

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