In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

In Assam’s Sipajhar, Bengali Muslim residents claim they were targetted in eviction drive

Abu Sama in front of his demolished house. | Arunabh Saikia “My father would have been alive had those Bangladeshis been evicted before,” said Kalyan Das, a student of Class 11 who lives in Sipajhar in Assam’s Darrang district. The body of his father, 58-year-old Ananda Das, was found next to a wetland in the area on the afternoon of November 23. Das, a farmer, had gone missing two days earlier. According to Mukut Ali, the police officer investigating his alleged murder, the body bore “no signs of external injuries”. In…

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3 months for banks to claim subsidies for education loans

3 months for banks to claim subsidies for education loans

CHENNAI: Banks across India can now submit claims for the education loan interest subsidy for eligible accounts for the financial year 2016-17 from August 23 to November 23. Canara Bank is the nodal bank and they will be opening the portal. All the students who have availed education loanfrom the Banks under Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) Scheme to pursue professional / technical courses in India are eligible to avail the full interest subsidy, if the annual parental income is less than 4.50 lakhs. Many banks have failed to claim the interest subsidy from MHRD thereby…

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