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By Ila Choudhary On Thursday, March 18th, 2021
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Pandemic pushes 32 million Indians out of middle class, says Pew Research

New Delhi (Reuters): Financial woes brought by last year’s coronavirus pandemic have pushed about 32 million Indians out of the middle class, undoing years of economic gains, a report showed on Thursday, while More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, March 17th, 2021
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PM Modi says quick steps needed to stop second COVID-19 peak

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed concern over a rise in COVID-19 cases in parts of the country and called for “quick and decisive” steps to check the “emerging More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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India renames world’s largest cricket stadium after PM Modi

Ahmedabad, India (Reuters): India renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, a move that drew immediate praise and criticism. Workers install a hoarding renaming More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, February 8th, 2021
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PM should ask MPs, MLAs to give up pension, use funds to support youth: Rakesh Tikait

Ghaziabad, Feb 8 (PTI) The way Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged people to forego subsidy on LPG cylinders, he should now ask MPs and MLAs to give up their pension so that funds can be used to financially support More...

By Manisha Sen On Sunday, February 7th, 2021
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Himalayan glacier breaks in India, up to 150 feared dead in floods

New Delhi (Reuters): As many as 150 people were feared dead in northern India after a Himalayan glacier broke and swept away a hydroelectric dam on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream. A More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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India budget aimed at boosting pandemic-hit economy

New Delhi (Reuters): Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled the budget for fiscal 2021-22, that aims to shore up an economy badly-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. India’s Finance More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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India doubles healthcare spending, opens up insurance to more FDI to get growth back up

New Delhi (Reuters): India proposed doubling healthcare spending in an annual budget unveiled on Monday and lifted caps on foreigners investing in its vast insurance market to help revive an economy that suffered More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Time limit for reopening of I-T assessment halved to 3 yrs, serious fraud cases retained at 10 yrs

New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reduced the time limit for reopening of income tax assessment cases to three years from six years, while for serious tax fraud cases where concealment More...

By Manisha Sen On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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Union Budget introduces Rs 64,180 cr scheme to upgrade healthcare infrastructure

New Delhi [India], February 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced a new Centre-sponsored scheme with an outlay of Rs 64,180 crore to boost healthcare infrastructure across the country More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, January 22nd, 2021
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Three former prime ministers join protest against Nepal’s PM over his call for snap polls

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Three former Nepali prime ministers joined thousands of demonstrators on Friday to protest against Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s abrupt move to dissolve parliament and call snap More...