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The home minister's detractors are wrong; Amit Shah was as busy as ever during the lockdown, doing what he does best
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The home minister's detractors are wrong; Amit Shah was as busy as ever during the lockdown, doing what he does best

Home Minister Amit Shah has been seen on the front page of newspapers after a significant gap of time. He is back to doing what he revels in: campaigning for elections. And he’s doing it in his typical no-holds-barred style. No expenses barred either.

Narendra Modi holds series of meetings to boost economy, attract foreign investment during coronavirus crisis
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Narendra Modi holds series of meetings to boost economy, attract foreign investment during coronavirus crisis

Narendra Modi reviewed the state of investments, the defence and aerospace sector and the mine and mineral sector.

India should look to convert world's 'hatred' for China into economic opportunity: Nitin Gadkari
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India should look to convert world's 'hatred' for China into economic opportunity: Nitin Gadkari

India should look at converting the world's "hatred" for China amid the coronavirus pandemic into an economic opportunity for itself by attracting large scale foreign investments.

Coronavirus pandemic: Govt considering another package after 15 April to minimise impact, says report
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Coronavirus pandemic: Govt considering another package after 15 April to minimise impact, says report

There have been discussions about a package but nothing has been finalised yet, the official said, adding that the idea is to revive consumption, "so some measures might be needed."

Flipkart resumes operations; Amazon says in talks with govt to enable delivery of essential items
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Flipkart resumes operations; Amazon says in talks with govt to enable delivery of essential items

Flipkart, along with rival Amazon India's Pantry service, were suspended temporarily on Wednesday morning as India entered into a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

'Attempts were made to mislead people': Narendra Modi says critics accept Union Budget as 'best option' under prevailing economic conditions
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'Attempts were made to mislead people': Narendra Modi says critics accept Union Budget as 'best option' under prevailing economic conditions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said attempts were made to mislead people on the Union Budget, however, even critics now accept that it is the best budget under the prevailing global economic scenario

Ahead of Budget 2020, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah meet economists, experts at NITI Aayog; discuss steps to revive growth
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Ahead of Budget 2020, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah meet economists, experts at NITI Aayog; discuss steps to revive growth

The meeting assumes importance as the government is in the process of formulating Budget proposals for 2020-21

NDA government: What’s new, what’s changed and what’s missing? An assessment of the last five years
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NDA government: What’s new, what’s changed and what’s missing? An assessment of the last five years

For the past few days, government agencies and the ruling BJP have been spending a great deal of time and energy in sending the message that there is no link between the National Population Register (NPR) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

For India's $5 trillion dream to materialise, high quantity investments are in order; govt must acknowledge this reality
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For India's $5 trillion dream to materialise, high quantity investments are in order; govt must acknowledge this reality

For India to reach the $5 trillion economy target, it needs to grow at 9 percent per annum, which is out of the question now

Narendra Modi says NDA govt saved country from disaster; confident of making India a $5-tn economy
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Narendra Modi says NDA govt saved country from disaster; confident of making India a $5-tn economy

Narendra Modi said that the aim of the government is to both formalise and modernise the country's economy.

GDP nosedives to 6-year low: India’s got a huge demand problem and that’s not going away soon
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GDP nosedives to 6-year low: India’s got a huge demand problem and that’s not going away soon

GDP growth at 4.5% is the slowest growth since January to March 2013, when the economy had grown at 4.30% when Manmohan Singh was prime minister

Narendra Modi woos business leaders at BRICS; urges them to invest in world's most open, investment friendly economy
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Narendra Modi woos business leaders at BRICS; urges them to invest in world's most open, investment friendly economy

Narendra Modi is in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit which will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India's ties with the world's five major economies

Income tax slabs, change in capital gains tax in offing; to boost govt revenues by over Rs 55,000 cr: Report
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Income tax slabs, change in capital gains tax in offing; to boost govt revenues by over Rs 55,000 cr: Report

The report also suggests removing prosecution and reopening of assessment for those who declare and pay higher income tax for a past period of up to six years with interest and 50 percent penalty

E-commerce discount woes: DPIIT wants Amazon, Flipart to name top 5 sellers, price of vendors, fund flow, business model
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E-commerce discount woes: DPIIT wants Amazon, Flipart to name top 5 sellers, price of vendors, fund flow, business model

The move by DPIIT comes after Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal last week warned of strict action against e-commerce companies if they were found violating India's e-commerce policy.

CAIT demands high-level enquiry by govt to probe 'unholy nexus' of e-commerce cos, banks in price distortions
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CAIT demands high-level enquiry by govt to probe 'unholy nexus' of e-commerce cos, banks in price distortions

CAIT criticised the banks giving cashback and various types of discounts for purchasing goods from e-commerce portals by making payments through their respective credit/debit cards.

Will discuss PMC Bank issue with PM Narendra Modi on 13 October, Devendra Fadnavis tells depositors
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Will discuss PMC Bank issue with PM Narendra Modi on 13 October, Devendra Fadnavis tells depositors

Fadnavis said he would be meeting Modi on 13 October, and he had already prepared a brief on the PMC Bank issue for the meeting.

Govt institutes Sardar Patel National Unity Award: All you need to know about India's highest civilian honour
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Govt institutes Sardar Patel National Unity Award: All you need to know about India's highest civilian honour

The government of India instituted the highest civilian award in the name of India’s first deputy prime minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly LCA Tejas, says 'flight was very smooth'
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Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly LCA Tejas, says 'flight was very smooth'

Rajnath Singh flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft.

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly LCA Tejas; BJP leader congratulates DRDO, HAL, says flight was smooth
India

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly LCA Tejas; BJP leader congratulates DRDO, HAL, says flight was smooth

Rajnath Singh flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft.