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Centre’s push on infra is transforming India

By investing heavily in capex, the Central government is providing people with their basic needs such as roads, electricity, and water.

Iconic undertakings like the Statue of Unity, the Chenab Bridge, and the Atal Tunnel are emblematic of the government’s dedication to building infrastructure. (PTI)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 10:00 PM IST

Jan Dhan will have a transformative impact

The PM Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has emphasized the importance of inclusive progress and equal access to financial tools for all citizens

The widespread nature of formal banking in India historically catered mainly to the elite, it left a vast majority underrepresented, especially in rural areas(Shutterstock Photo)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Cleaning up of NPA mess will propel the economy

The banking sector has made significant progress in addressing the NPA crisis representing a shift towards a more transparent and responsible financial future.

 The NPA situation in India before 2014 was severe. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 09:33 PM IST

Digital SETU bridging the India-Bharat gap

The Digital SETU mission has bridged the distance between citizens and the government, India and Bharat, and rich and poor. It has helped deliver substantial services directly to the beneficiary in a quick, seamless, faceless, transparent and corruption-free manner

At the end of 2022, UPI transactions reached more than four times the collective digital transactions of four big economies, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. (HT)
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 06:31 PM IST
ByShehzad Poonawalla and Sandeep Mishra

Today, Pasmanda Muslims are finally getting their due

The idea of social and political justice has finally reached the nearly 85% of Muslims who constitute the Pasmanda communities, which means those who have fallen behind or are oppressed — Julahas, Kunjras, Ghosis, Muslim Telis, Ghanchis, Halalkhors, Muslim Dhobis, Nats, and many more.

This shift from appeasement and a focus on emotive issues to targeted delivery of social welfare for all backward classes, including Pasmanda Muslims, will usher in a new era of social justice that would make BR Ambedkar proud. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 07:33 PM IST
ByShehzad Poonawalla

Society has changed, Congress has not

Like Labour Party’s Tony Blair and Tony Benn, the Congress needs Rahul and Priyanka to work as a team to rebuild the Congress party.

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Updated on Jan 13, 2015 10:30 PM IST
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