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Smart village : UPFRONT

Smart village Since the arrival of broadband internet in Dhuktan village, most villagers now use it to pay bills online and access e-governance applications. Schoolkids surf the internet in Dhuktan village Broadband internet arrived in Dhuktan, a tribal village of 2,850 people in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, 85 kilometres from…

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Marriage of convenience : UPFRONT

Marriage of convenience SoftBank Corp, the Japanese investor in online retailer Snapdeal, is reportedly pushing US-based Tiger Global, the biggest investor in rival Flipkart, for a merger. Illustration by Anirban Ghosh If it materialises, it’ll be the biggest merger in India’s $10 billion (Rs 6,500 crore) e-commerce sector. SoftBank…

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Endgame for jagan : STATES

Endgame for jagan Cancellation of his bail and the flight of his cadre could spell doom for the politician. The CBI’s prosecutors allege Jagan flouted his bail conditions besides attempting to vitiate the judicial process. Jagan greets the Telangana and Andhra CMs during Ugadi celebrations in Hyderabad Trouble has…

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