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  • HOPE IN DARJEELING

    With a breakthrough(दरार/महत्वपूर्ण खोज) ending the 104-day-long blockade(नाकाबन्दी) in the Darjeeling hills, the Union and West Bengal governments must move forthwith(तत्काल/अविलंब) to consolidate(मजबूत बनाना/..

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  • RAILWAYS MUST SCRAP GE’S DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING UNIT PLAN IN BIHAR

    The Indian Railways must go ahead (आगे/प्रगति की ओर) and scrap (रद्दी माल/रद्दी चीज़ें) the plans for a diesel locomotive manufacturing unit by GE in Bihar, and opt, instead (बजाय), for a unit manufacturing electric locomotives. India ..

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  • CONFUSING CONSENT

    In acquitting(दोषमुक्तकरना) writer-film-maker Mahmood Farooqui of the charge of rape, the Delhi High Court concluded that it could not be established without reasonable doubt whether the incident took place. The rationale(कारण विवरण/तर्क/मूलाधा..

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  • NOT SENDING INDIAN SOLDIERS TO AFGHAN AN APT DECISION

    Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is right to say India will help Afghanistan’s reconstruction with aid, but will not send troops (सैनिकों) to fight there. She said this in the presence of her American counterpart James Mattis: presumably Washington DC will read her signal loud and cl..

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  • POWER PROBLEM ON SAUBHAGYA SCHEME

    Universal access to electricity has been a familiar and long-standing promise of governments at the Centre. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled he is serious about providing this by owning responsibility for its realisation. Success, however, will require more than just budgetary fund allocation; it..

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  • REFINANCE EXPORTERS’ WORKING CAPITAL

    Exporters will reportedly be exempt (मुक्त/छूट पाया हुआ/शुल्क के मुक्त ) from paying integrated goods and services tax (IGST) on imported inputs. An outright exemption to perk up (गर्वीला) exports is a bad idea. It will lead to diversion (..

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  • WORRYING DOWNGRADE ON SNOW LEOPARD CONSERVATION

    The elusive(मायावी/परिहारकारी) and charismatic(करिश्माई) snow leopard has lost its endangered(लुप्तप्राय/संकटग्रस्त) status in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, causing genuine worry am..

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  • GET GOING ON PROMISE TO PRIVATISE AIR INDIA

    If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly. The only problem with this line from Macbeth is that the object of its temporal (लौकिक/सामयिक/अस्थायी) disquisition is murder, making the squeamish (नकचढ़ा) ignore its validity..

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