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COVID-19 restrictions extended in West Bengal till 31 January; allows fairs, marriage functions
India

COVID-19 restrictions extended in West Bengal till 31 January; allows fairs, marriage functions

All outdoor activities including the movement of people and vehicles shall be strictly prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM except for health, law and order, transport of essential commodities

Coronavirus Outbreak: DPIIT's control room resolves 1,739 issues of trade, industry during lockdown
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: DPIIT's control room resolves 1,739 issues of trade, industry during lockdown

All the senior officers of the DPIIT have been assigned specific states with which they continuously interact and urge upon the state functionaries to initiate action on pending issues.

Coronavirus Outbreak: World's biggest lockdown likely to cost Rs 7-8 lakh cr to Indian economy, say analysts
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: World's biggest lockdown likely to cost Rs 7-8 lakh cr to Indian economy, say analysts

Prime Minister Modi is likely to detail the post-lockdown scenario in an address to the nation on Tuesday morning.

Getting India back in the fast lane: Factories, industrial units should be allowed to resume under supervision, writes Naveen Jindal
Business

Getting India back in the fast lane: Factories, industrial units should be allowed to resume under supervision, writes Naveen Jindal

Many industrial units in India have their own townships. Whether in Bokaro, or Greater Noida, or in Tuticorin, they are often self-contained.

Coronavirus Outbreak: DPIIT to monitor real-time status of transport, delivery of essential commodities
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: DPIIT to monitor real-time status of transport, delivery of essential commodities

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has set up a control room to monitor in real-time the status of transportation and delivery of essential commodities amid the coronavirus lockdown in the country

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt monitoring availability of essential commodities, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt monitoring availability of essential commodities, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said the government is monitoring the availability of essential commodities in the market amid nationwide lockdown for next 21 days to check the spread of coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus Outbreak: E-commerce players flag delivery disruption as lockdowns being imposed in various parts of  country
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: E-commerce players flag delivery disruption as lockdowns being imposed in various parts of country

With lockdowns being imposed in various parts of the country to contain the spread of coronavirus, e-commerce players, including Amazon India, on Monday faced disruption in the delivery of even essential products to their customers

Coronavirus Outbreak: Narendra Modi asks corporates to maintain production lines of essential commodities, prevent black marketing
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Narendra Modi asks corporates to maintain production lines of essential commodities, prevent black marketing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Indian companies to maintain production lines of essential commodities and ensure there is no hoarding as well as black marketing in the wake of the country fighting the coronavirus outbreak

Farmer protests: Where did the Narendra Modi government go wrong in addressing the agrarian crisis?
Business

Farmer protests: Where did the Narendra Modi government go wrong in addressing the agrarian crisis?

If the farmer protests escalate, it will stoke inflation, apply brakes on economic growth and hamper Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial aspirations in 2019.

Inflation-wary Centre asks states to remove taxes on essential food items
Business

Inflation-wary Centre asks states to remove taxes on essential food items

States have been asked to create a robust Information Management System of prices, production, availability, unscrupulous trading, hoarding and black marketing

Hike of freight rates won't affect price of essential commodities, says Suresh Prabhu
Politics

Hike of freight rates won't affect price of essential commodities, says Suresh Prabhu

Defending the hike in freight rates that would rake in Rs 4,000 crore more, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said it would have minimal impact on the transportation of commodities and would not affect the prices of essential items like foodgrains, fertilisers and urea.

Prices of essential commodities have fallen since Modi became PM: Amit Shah
Politics

Prices of essential commodities have fallen since Modi became PM: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that prices have come down since Narendra Modi came to power at the Centre and that the downward trend could continue further in the current month.

Rajnath Singh directs massive crackdown on hoarding of essential commodities
India

Rajnath Singh directs massive crackdown on hoarding of essential commodities

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed massive crackdown against hoarding of essential commodities including onion and potatoes in Delhi and asked the administration to take steps to control price rise.