Dalits, tribals prefer loans for home than education

Dalits, tribals prefer loans for home than education

More Dalit and tribal families have been taking home loans over the past few years while the number of education loans has reduced, indicating a new pattern of investments among these communities. A note prepared by the department of financial services in the ministry of finance shows the amount disbursed in home loans in 2017-18 , Rs 2,849.36 crore, has gone up by nearly 50% compared to 2015-16, Rs 1,954.57 crore. Sources add that the rise coincides with the government’s renewed thrust on ‘Housing for all’ by 2022 and the…

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A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

Every England all-rounder of the past forty years has, at some point or other, been labelled as ‘the new Ian Botham.’ Chris Lewis, a Guyanese born seam bowler and middle-order batsman who played 32 Tests and 53 ODIs for England, was no different. But his story went down a very different path to that of Botham. In 2008, Lewis was stopped at Gatwick Airport with three cans of cocaine in his luggage. He was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. During his first night in confinement, fearful and desperate, Lewis…

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