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CPI MP Binoy Viswam urges railway minister to restore senior citizen concession in trains
India

CPI MP Binoy Viswam urges railway minister to restore senior citizen concession in trains

While the decision was made in light of COVID-19, it has not been reviewed despite repeated demands of senior citizens as the country opened up once again after the pandemic, Viswam said

Congress suspects 'unholy' nexus between CPI (M) & BJP over bureaucrats visiting Gujarat
India

Congress suspects 'unholy' nexus between CPI (M) & BJP over bureaucrats visiting Gujarat

LDF government recently sent a two-member high-level official team to Gujarat this week to study a system aiding good governance introduced by the BJP-ruled state, sparking a row in Kerala.

First Dalit in CPM politburo in 64 years: Who’s ‘backward’, Left or Right?
Politics

First Dalit in CPM politburo in 64 years: Who’s ‘backward’, Left or Right?

Seven-time MP and the CPM Central Committee member from Bengal, Ramchandra Dome has been bestowed the honour of being part of the party’s highest decision-making body

Retail inflation rises to 6.95% in March, highest in 17 months
Business

Retail inflation rises to 6.95% in March, highest in 17 months

CPI-based inflation for urban India rose to 6.12 per cent in March 2022 from 5.75 per cent in the previous month

This England-based company pays bonus to help employees fight inflation, check post
World

This England-based company pays bonus to help employees fight inflation, check post

James Hipkins, the managing director of Emerys Timber and Builders Merchants in England, took out £45,000 from his own pocket to help his employees cope up with their rising electricity bills

Retail inflation in February inches up to 6.07%, shows govt data
Business

Retail inflation in February inches up to 6.07%, shows govt data

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based retail inflation was 5.03 per cent in February 2021 and 6.01 per cent in January

Morgan Stanley cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 7.9% for FY23
Business

Morgan Stanley cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 7.9% for FY23

India is affected through three key channels — higher prices for oil and other commodities; trade, and tighter financial conditions, influencing business/investment sentiment, it said

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Indian Left comes to Moscow's defence; here's how other political outfits reacted
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Indian Left comes to Moscow's defence; here's how other political outfits reacted

The Russia-Ukraine conflict is raging and so is the blame game. While Left parties in India have condemned the invasion, pointing fingers at NATO for expanding eastward, others have maintained silence or extended their support to the Indian government

SBI tweaks recruitment rules for pregnant women candidates, faces criticism from CPI, bank staff
Business

SBI tweaks recruitment rules for pregnant women candidates, faces criticism from CPI, bank staff

The State Bank of India has put in place new rules wherein a woman candidate with more than three months pregnancy will be considered 'temporarily unfit' and can join the bank within four months after delivery

Maoists blow up portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand, train services on Howrah-New Delhi route disrupted
India

Maoists blow up portion of railway tracks in Jharkhand, train services on Howrah-New Delhi route disrupted

The banned outfit had called for a 24-hour bandh in Jharkhand to protest against the arrest of its top leader Prashant Bose alias Kishan Da

WPI inflation at six-month low of 10.66 percent in September; food prices ease
Business

WPI inflation at six-month low of 10.66 percent in September; food prices ease

WPI inflation has remained in the double-digit for the sixth consecutive month beginning April, and a lower rate of inflation was recorded in March at 7.89 percent.

Parliament LATEST Updates: RS, LS adjourned amid Oppn uproar on day 1 of Monsoon Session; both Houses reconvene at 11 am tomorrow
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Parliament LATEST Updates: RS, LS adjourned amid Oppn uproar on day 1 of Monsoon Session; both Houses reconvene at 11 am tomorrow

Monsoon Session of Parliament LATEST News Updates: The prime minister, while introducing ministers in the Rajya Sabha, said, Watch LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage online at firstpost.com

WPI inflation eases to 12.07% in June as food, crude prices soften
Business

WPI inflation eases to 12.07% in June as food, crude prices soften

Inflation in fuel and power basket eased to 32.83 percent during June, against 37.61 percent in May

Explained: How COVID-hit supply chains, stockpiling and climate change are pushing up food prices
India

Explained: How COVID-hit supply chains, stockpiling and climate change are pushing up food prices

While globally, harvests and harvest outlooks are expected to fall short of expectations, demand of food has remained high due to stockpiling by countries, pushing up the prices

RBI in a bind amid weak growth, surging inflation; may not hike rates till Q1 FY23, says Barclays
Business

RBI in a bind amid weak growth, surging inflation; may not hike rates till Q1 FY23, says Barclays

The brokerage expects inflation to be at 5.4 percent for FY22, higher than the previous fiscal's level and attributed the present surge in the price rise situation to global commodity prices

Exit Polls Results 2021: Pollsters give TMC edge in Bengal, favour BJP in Assam; DMK-Congress to win TN
Politics

Exit Polls Results 2021: Pollsters give TMC edge in Bengal, favour BJP in Assam; DMK-Congress to win TN

The BJP is likely to return for a second term in Assam, however, a tight contest between the ruling party and the Congress-AIUDF alliance can't be ruled out

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE Updates: Eight-phased polls come to an end; 76.70% turnout today till 6.30 pm
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West Bengal election 2021 LIVE Updates: Eight-phased polls come to an end; 76.70% turnout today till 6.30 pm

West Bengal election LIVE updates: A total of 35 seats went to polls in the eight and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly election on Thursday

West Bengal polls 2021: Sporadic violence in Birbhum, Kolkata mars final phase; 76.07% turnout till 6 pm
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West Bengal polls 2021: Sporadic violence in Birbhum, Kolkata mars final phase; 76.07% turnout till 6 pm

Long queues were seen outside most polling booths since early morning, raising concern over the spread of COVID-19, even as the EC assured that all precautionary measures are in place

Bengal Elections 2021: Voting for 35 seats begins at 7 am; over 84 lakh electors to cast ballot in Phase 8
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Bengal Elections 2021: Voting for 35 seats begins at 7 am; over 84 lakh electors to cast ballot in Phase 8

Bengal Elections 2021: Voting will be held at 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 Assembly constituencies each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, and six in Malda and seven in Kolkata

West Bengal Election 2021: Stray incidents of violence mark Phase 6 of polling; 79.09% turnout till 5 pm
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West Bengal Election 2021: Stray incidents of violence mark Phase 6 of polling; 79.09% turnout till 5 pm

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he will skip his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday as he would be chairing a high-level meeting on the prevailing COVID-19 situation