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Jamie Carragher will leave a huge hole at Liverpool when he retires at the end of the season, according to former team-mate Jason McAteer.

Sari state of affairs: Didi’s new poll trick

WEST Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s pet Kanyashree scheme, a cashtransfer programme for the education of girl child and improvement of their social status, has been a big hit in the last five years.

Now, in run- up to the 2016 elections, the state government has devised an idea to script the scheme’s achievement on saris.

The unique initiative, devised by state textile and small- scale enterprises minister Swapan debnath, is aimed at serving a dual purpose — one, to promote Didi’s pro- people development activities, especially targeting girls, and second, to showcase state’s craftsmanship on hand- woven earth couture — Jamdani sari.

The dress item might be made available at flagship Biswa Bangla stalls soon but for that, it needs to undergo certain quality checks.

“ For selling them at Biswa Bangla stalls, the product has to undergo certain mandatory tests.

I am sure the quality of the item must be really good as it is done from Fulia in Nadia district, the pocket famous for hand- woven handloom items in the state,” said Rajiva Sinha, principal secretary to state micro, small and medium enterprises and textiles.

The Kanyashree project has already been recognised by the UNICEF and has all the potential to become a ‘ global model’ to ensure rights to every girl child.

It is also directed to prevent child marriages in West Bengal where three out of every five girls are being married off before the age of 14, as per a UNICEF study.

Under Didi’s Kanyashree scheme, girl students are being given annual financial grant and a bank account is opened in the name of each girl student to deposit the money. After passing the higher secondary level exams, if a girl student continues with her studies for five more years without getting married she gets a one- time grant of ` 25,000 at the end.

Scheme’s success to be inked on Jamdani saris In the run- up to the 2016 elections, the Mamata Banerjee- led government has devised an idea to script the achievement of the Kanyashree scheme on saris.

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German Government Bonds Rise Fourth Day Before Inflation Data

German 10-year government bonds rose for a fourth day before inflation data due Thursday.

While the report will show consumer prices in Germany rose in January on an annual basis, they dropped month-on-month, according to Bloomberg surveys of analysts. With oil struggling to hold on to gains and the rout in stock markets showing no sign of reversing, potential deflation remains an investor concern. A gauge of inflation for the euro area fell Wednesday to its lowest in about a year, keeping prospects alive of more easing from the European Central Bank.

Government bonds across the region were also supported by the Federal Reserve statement released Wednesday that was seen lowering the probability of tighter policy in March and signaled the possibility of a slower pace of rate increases than initially predicted.

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“We are still having a very subdued inflation picture and oil prices are still very low,” said Jens Peter Soerensen, chief analyst at Danske Bank A/S in Copenhagen. “Inflation expectations remain very low.” He said the five-year, five-year forward inflation gauge was “way, way below” where the ECB wants it.

Benchmark German 10-year bund yields fell two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 0.42 percent as of 8:38 a.m. London time. Yields dropped four basis points in the previous three sessions. The 0.5 percent security due in February 2026 rose 0.21, or 2.10 euros per 1,000-euro ($1,088) face amount, to 100.765.

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Germany’s harmonized-inflation rate for January was 0.4 percent on an annual basis, up from 0.2 percent the previous month, according to the preliminary estimate in a Bloomberg survey of analysts. On a monthly basis, the figure dropped to minus 1.0 percent from no change in December.

The five-year, five-year forward inflation-swap rate, a rolling gauge of inflation expectations that ECB President Mario Draghi has said is one of the measures he watches, was at 1.54 percent, down from 1.81 percent on Dec. 1, based on closing prices.

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European bonds were supported by Fed remarks that were “slightly more dovish than people expected, and also due to the ongoing expectation of more easing from the ECB,” Soerensen said.

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