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An assessment of EU-India ties as Modi visits Europe: Sheer political will driving strategic convergence beyond differences
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An assessment of EU-India ties as Modi visits Europe: Sheer political will driving strategic convergence beyond differences

As Prime Minister Naredra Modi travels through Europe, there has never been a more opportune time for EU-India partnership

Eight years of Modi government: BJP plans mammoth outreach programme to mark celebrations
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Eight years of Modi government: BJP plans mammoth outreach programme to mark celebrations

On the completion of eight years of the Modi government, grand programmes will be organized all over the country and a plan of action will be prepared by 5 May

Incompetence of BJP govt has pushed back progressive economy, says Congress
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Incompetence of BJP govt has pushed back progressive economy, says Congress

The Congress has been targeting the Narendra Modi government over the rising fuel prices and unemployment

Centre to release some prisoners: Who is eligible for special remission and what’s the purpose behind it?
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Centre to release some prisoners: Who is eligible for special remission and what’s the purpose behind it?

The move to release prisoners — on this Independence Day, the next Republic Day and 15 August 2023 — is part of the Centre's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations

Sarbananda Sonowal, Anurag Singh Thakur, Bhupender Yadav part of reshuffled Cabinet committees: Full list of members
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Sarbananda Sonowal, Anurag Singh Thakur, Bhupender Yadav part of reshuffled Cabinet committees: Full list of members

The two-member Appointments Committee of the Cabinet comprises the Prime Minister and the Home Minister

Ashok Chavan slams Modi govt on 7th anniversary, praises Nitin Gadkari as 'right man in wrong party'
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Ashok Chavan slams Modi govt on 7th anniversary, praises Nitin Gadkari as 'right man in wrong party'

Addressing a virtual press meet, Chavan said the Centre had kept all decision-making powers, but was now blaming the COVID-19 crisis on state governments

Record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel unlikely to help govt bridge fiscal gap: Report
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Record excise duty hike on petrol, diesel unlikely to help govt bridge fiscal gap: Report

The record excise duty hike on petrol and diesel will not help the government bridge the fiscal gap as planned, nor will it help boost economic growth as consumption demand will further be crippled, warns a report

Excise duty hiked on petrol, diesel by 3 per litre; govt move to mop up gains from fall in global oil prices
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Excise duty hiked on petrol, diesel by 3 per litre; govt move to mop up gains from fall in global oil prices

Excise duty on petrol and diesel was on Saturday hiked by Rs 3 per litre as the government looked to mop up gains arising from fall in international oil prices

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil
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Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil

Noting that the economy is facing its worst slowdown in over a decade, a CRISIL report has said this was because consumption and investment have stopped firing for too long

Narendra Modi govt thrives on popularity in polls, but grim reality on roti-kapda-makaan provides stark contrast
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Narendra Modi govt thrives on popularity in polls, but grim reality on roti-kapda-makaan provides stark contrast

Poll on poll indicates that the Narendra Modi government still remains the most popular government of the day, yet poised to win a Lok Sabha election if it may come.

Budget 2020: Having showered confetti on corporates, Nirmala Sitharaman cannot disappoint salaried class
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Budget 2020: Having showered confetti on corporates, Nirmala Sitharaman cannot disappoint salaried class

The one-size-fits-all standard deduction of Rs 40,000 from salary needs to be upped to a third of the salary or Rs 1 lakh whichever is less

'Nothing done to address unemployment, economic slowdown in 60 years': Amit Shah slams Congress after laying foundation stone at Indian Institute of Skills
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'Nothing done to address unemployment, economic slowdown in 60 years': Amit Shah slams Congress after laying foundation stone at Indian Institute of Skills

Amit Shah further asked was there any new solution found during 50-60 years of Congress' rule to provide employment to the country's youth.

'Didn't see protests coming': BJP scrambles to control backlash over CAA as thousands join protests against new law
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'Didn't see protests coming': BJP scrambles to control backlash over CAA as thousands join protests against new law

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against the amended Citizenship Act that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, members of his ruling party said.

India should focus on structural reforms, clean-up of banks and labour reforms: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath
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India should focus on structural reforms, clean-up of banks and labour reforms: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

With economic growth slowing to a six-year low, IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath says the government should undertake structural reforms such as bank clean-up and labour reforms to address the slowdown in domestic demand

How many immigrants will benefit from Citizenship Act? 25,447 Hindus, 5,807 Sikhs,  55 Christians, two Buddhists and two Parsis, says Intelligence Bureau
India

How many immigrants will benefit from Citizenship Act? 25,447 Hindus, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, two Buddhists and two Parsis, says Intelligence Bureau

Those who will immediately benefit from the Citizenship Amendment Act are a total of "31,313 persons belonging to minority communities, including "25,447 Hindu, 5,807 Sikhs, 55 Christians, 2 Buddhists and 2 Parsis who have been given Long Term Visa on the basis of their claim of religious persecution in their respective countries and want Indian Citizenship".

Shaktikanta Das as RBI governor: Central bank is a quiet, but happening place with current chief at helm for a year
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Shaktikanta Das as RBI governor: Central bank is a quiet, but happening place with current chief at helm for a year

Shortly before his resignation, one of former RBI governor Urjit Patel’s deputies, Viral Acharya, had made a scathing attack on the government on the issue of RBI’s autonomy in one of his speeches

Centre not to release consumer expenditure survey due to data quality issues; to soon unveil base year for new series of GDP
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Centre not to release consumer expenditure survey due to data quality issues; to soon unveil base year for new series of GDP

A media report has claimed the consumer expenditure survey was approved to be released on 19 June this year but was withheld by the government agency owing to its "adverse" findings

'Congress advice to BJP not to sign RCEP is correct': P Chidambaram says difference between 2012 and 2019 is 'parlous' state of economy
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'Congress advice to BJP not to sign RCEP is correct': P Chidambaram says difference between 2012 and 2019 is 'parlous' state of economy

The UPA's decision to engage with RCEP nations and the Congress' advice to the Modi government to not sign the trade deal were both correct as the difference between 2012 and 2019 is the "parlous" state of the economy, P Chidambaram said.

Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are indeed victims of their greed; govt shouldn't reward them by easing penalties, leave free market forces to play out
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Airtel and Vodafone-Idea are indeed victims of their greed; govt shouldn't reward them by easing penalties, leave free market forces to play out

The Supreme Court has delivered the coup de grace on a struggling telecom sector by ordering Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel to cough up revenues worth approximately Rs 1.33 trillion as part of AGR dues that the companies were contractually bound, but had so far refused to share with the government

Narendra Modi closed gateway of terrorism in India by repealing Article 370, 35A in Kashmir, says Amit Shah
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Narendra Modi closed gateway of terrorism in India by repealing Article 370, 35A in Kashmir, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said Article 370 and Article 35A were the gateway of terrorism into Jammu and Kashmir which was closed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by abrogating them