Azim Premji loosens purse strings further for philanthropy



With the latest action, the value of the philanthropic endowment corpus contributed by Premji is about $21 billion, which includes 67 per cent of the economic ownership of Wipro.



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Winter rain won't cause large-scale damage to most rabi crops



For potato farmers in the north and wheat growers in the eastern parts — particularly in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Odisha — the recent rains could in fact be beneficial.



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Piyush Goyal interview: 'Farmers will give response to Mamata'



‘A sum of Rs 6,000 a year is very significant for a small farmer whose land holding is very small and whose produce is very small. All these calculations on a daily basis are extremely unfortunate and an insult to farmers.’



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An interim Budget with all the features of a full Budget



Forget about interim Budgets, one cannot easily recall even a full Budget of any government in recent times having rolled out benefits of this order to such a large number of people, says A K Bhattacharya.



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Is the much-touted Bhavantar project a disaster?



Allegations abound that traders milked the scheme to artificially keep prices down, while a significant amount of growers didn’t even register owing to multiple difficulties in registration and were deprived of the payout.



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Why did Modi shoot down farm loan waivers?



Past experience shows loan waivers benefited only 30% of India’s farmers; here again, the richer cultivator skimmed the cream, leaving very little for his poorer brethren.



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