Migrant workers, street vendors, small farmers to benefit from economic stimulus: FM

Migrant workers, street vendors, small farmers to benefit from economic stimulus: FM

🕔17:21, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the second tranche of the economic stimulus package will benefit migrant workers, street vendors, and small farmers. Emphasising on building a self-reliant India, she said Thursday’s initiative, which is

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Vande Bharat-II: Air India to operate flights to 32 countries from May 16

Vande Bharat-II: Air India to operate flights to 32 countries from May 16

🕔17:19, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  National carrier Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express will expand their scope of operations under the ‘Vande Bharat’ air repatriation operations and are likely to operate flights to 32 countries from May 16. At

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Single day COVID-19 cases in Russia falls below 10k

Single day COVID-19 cases in Russia falls below 10k

🕔17:18, 14.May 2020

Moscow, May 14 The single day increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Russia fell blow the 10,000 mark to 9,974, taking the overall tally to 252,245, the country’s coronavirus response centre said on Thursday. The single-day increase fell

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From not buying limo to shortlisting guests, Prez takes steps to cut expenses

From not buying limo to shortlisting guests, Prez takes steps to cut expenses

🕔17:15, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Charity begins from home, and from the top. Setting an example of streamlining expenditure, the President House has decided not to purchase the expensive limousine this year, besides cutting down food menu, shortlisting guests and limiting

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UP sets up desks to attract US, Korean & Japanese investors

UP sets up desks to attract US, Korean & Japanese investors

🕔17:12, 14.May 2020

Lucknow, May 14  The Yogi Adityanath government has set up dedicated help desks at the Udyog Bandhu to facilitate investments from the USA, South Korea and Japan in UP, even as the state prepares to resume economic activities and industrial

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Prez to forego 30% salary for PM-CARES for one year, reduce expenses

Prez to forego 30% salary for PM-CARES for one year, reduce expenses

🕔17:11, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14 After contributing one month’s salary to the PM-CARES fund in March, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said he would “forego” 30 per cent of his salary for the fund for a year and reduce expenses of

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Record 472 COVID cases reported in Delhi in a day

Record 472 COVID cases reported in Delhi in a day

🕔17:09, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  With a record number of 472 new cases reported in a day, Delhi’s tally of coronavirus patients has jumped to 8,470 with 5,310 active cases. As per the Delhi Health reports, nine new deaths were added

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Bookings for regular trains till June 30 cancelled, Specials to ply

Bookings for regular trains till June 30 cancelled, Specials to ply

🕔12:29, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Indian Railways on Thursday said that it has cancelled all bookings for train tickets made till June 30 and given full refunds, adding that Special and Shramik trains will ply as usual. Regular train services, including

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Yogi gives Rs 2002 cr to 56K entrepreneurs

Yogi gives Rs 2002 cr to 56K entrepreneurs

🕔12:28, 14.May 2020

Lucknow, May 14 Within 24 hours of the announcement by the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave out loans worth Rs 2002 crore to 56,754 entrepreneurs in the MSME sectors on Thursday. Preparations to strengthen the MSME sector had

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India COVID-19 tally crosses 78K mark, 2,549 fatalities

India COVID-19 tally crosses 78K mark, 2,549 fatalities

🕔11:38, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  With 3,722 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 tally in India reached 78,003, the Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday. Of the total cases, 49,219 are active and 2,549 are fatalities so

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Work from Home framework: Govt to go for staggered attendance

Work from Home framework: Govt to go for staggered attendance

🕔10:51, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14 As the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated many ministries and departments to ‘Work from Home’ to maintain social distancing in the fight against the deadly virus, the Centre has decided to continue to go for staggered attendance

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CM Yogi asks officials to ensure units become operational in UP

CM Yogi asks officials to ensure units become operational in UP

🕔10:23, 14.May 2020

Lucknow, May 13 To ensure employment for the migrant workers who are returning to Uttar Pradesh, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to make sure that industrial units begin working. While 119 sugar mills are already in operation,

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Man pedals 1,350km on rickshaw to reach home

Man pedals 1,350km on rickshaw to reach home

🕔09:45, 14.May 2020

Ranchi, May 13 Here’s another tale of herculean endeavour by yet another migrant — this time it is middle aged Govind Mandal who carried his wife and son on his rickshaw from Delhi to Deoghar pedling for nearly 1,350 km

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Hard to predict when pandemic will be over: WHO officials

Hard to predict when pandemic will be over: WHO officials

🕔07:43, 14.May 2020

Geneva, May 14 (IANS) Officials of the World Health Organization (WHO) have said it is hard to predict when the pandemic will be over, but countries should stay positive and collaborate closely. “We have a new virus entering the human population

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India will see ‘V-shaped’ economic recovery, big reforms coming: CEA

India will see ‘V-shaped’ economic recovery, big reforms coming: CEA

🕔07:25, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Chief Economic Advisor K.V. Subramanian on Wednesday predicted a V-shaped recovery for Indian economy. He cited the example of rapid economic rebound after Spanish flu, which had a much higher kill rate. “Most people are more

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Railways hints at introducing more trains in service

Railways hints at introducing more trains in service

🕔07:22, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Two days after the Indian Railways started to run the Special Rajdhani trains, the national transporter on Wednesday indicated that it might soon start mail or express trains as chair-car services in the coming days as

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FM’s announcements will boost MSMEs: Modi

FM’s announcements will boost MSMEs: Modi Updated

🕔07:11, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the announcements made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to aid the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), which have taken a beating during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. Modi tweeted,

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15 measures to revive economy, big takeaways for MSMEs, NBFCs

15 measures to revive economy, big takeaways for MSMEs, NBFCs Updated

🕔07:10, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has come out with 15 new and some enhanced measures to revive businesses, and support workers via fiscal incentives and regulatory easing under the mega stimulus package — Self-Reliant India Movement

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TDS/TCS rate cut by 25% to let Rs 50,000 cr in taxpayers’ hands

TDS/TCS rate cut by 25% to let Rs 50,000 cr in taxpayers’ hands

🕔07:08, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14  To provide more money into the taxpayers’ hands, the government, here on Wednesday, reduced the TDS (tax deduction at source) rates for non-salaried specified payments made to residents, and the TCS (tax collection at source) rates

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Centre extends deadline of filing ITR for FY20 to Nov 30

Centre extends deadline of filing ITR for FY20 to Nov 30

🕔07:08, 14.May 2020

New Delhi, May 14 In a major relief for taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Centre on Wednesday announced the extension of the due date for filing income tax returns for the financial year 2019-20. Speaking to the media here, Finance

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