Top Headlines: Jan Dhan accounts keep villagers sober, slow rural inflation: Study

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Daily Newsletter | Monday, October 16, 2017
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Jan Dhan accounts keep villagers sober, slow rural inflation: Study
“We observed that there is both statistically significant and economically meaningful drop in consumption of intoxicants such as alcohol and tobacco products in states where more PMJDY accounts were opened,” a study suggests. This may have also slowed inflation in rural areas.
Bypassed, Pawar raked up Sonia’s roots: Pranab
“After Sonia’s elevation as the Congress president, she consulted P Shiv Shankar on all important issues rather than Pawar. This sense of alienation and disenchantment may have been responsible for his statements on Sonia’s foreign origin, and his subsequent exit from the party in 1999,” Mukherjee wrote.
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Pesticide poisoning: 11 new patients admitted to GMC hospital in Yavatmal
YAVATMAL: Eleven new patients, allegedly affected by pesticide poisoning, have been admitted to the GMC hospital in Yavatmal, a senior official said.
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Virtual Reality (VR) as a technology is still at a very nascent stage in India. There are VR sets available in the market but lack of awareness and high costs are proving to be a bit of a deterrent for gamers.

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Asia Cup Hockey: India beat Pakistan 3-1 to top Pool A
Indian hockey team continued their dominance in the Asia Cup 2017, recording their third consecutive victory in the tournament after getting better of their arch-rivals Pakistan in the and last Pool A match.
Kavita Devi 1st Indian woman wrestler to join WWE
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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Sunday said it would be a tall ask for the visitors to tackle the guile of young Indian spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the upcoming limited overs series.

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Centre working on mechanism to speed up GST refund for exporters: Minister
“We are evolving a mechanism. We are trying to further reduce time for refunds,” Minister of State for Commerce & Industry CR Chaudhary told the media in Kolkata on the sidelines of the inaugural session of the 186th AGM of the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.
Oil payment, other issues with Iran resolved: Arun Jaitley
Arun Jaitley, who is on a week-long visit to the US to attend the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, made the remarks after a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Masoud Karbasian.
Govt mulling 2-3 tariff-based auctions for wind projects
Buoyed by the success of two tariff-based bidding for wind power projects, government will go ahead with 2-3 more such auctions for around 3 GW capacity, which may stagger to 2018, a senior official said.
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Hrithik Roshan and sons join Sussanne Khan at store launch
It was a happy day for Sussanne Khan as her leading men – Hrithik Roshan and sons sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan – came together to cheer the entrepreneur for her new project complete in accordance with the dress code – black and white.
Pic: Kareena returns home with Taimur
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