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What this Budget should do to fix India's joblessness

While structural factors are responsible for the high unemployment, the slowdown has made things worse.
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India faces first fall in direct taxes in at least two decades: Sources

The govt was targetting direct tax collection of 13.5 trillion rupees for the year ending March 31 - a 17% increase over the prior fiscal year. However, a sharp decline in demand has stung businesses, forcing companies to cut investment and jobs, denting tax collections and prompting the government to forecast 5% growth for this fiscal year - the slowest in 11 years.

NCP says Pawar's security at Delhi home 'withdrawn', flays BJP

Maharashtra minister and NCP's chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said party leade...

PM Narendra Modi to lay wreath at National War Memorial on R-Day for the first time

Amar Jawan Jyoti is symbolised by an inverted bayonet and...

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  • The first address of PM Modi's monthly programme in 2020 will be done on the Republic Day, that is, January 26 at 6 pm, according to the official handle of 'Mann Ki Baat Updates.'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with recipients of Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2020 appreciated and motivated them. "I am amazed t...

    The Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev credited India’s Prime Minister with the idea of the Dialogue, which was meant to foster cooperation in a period of worsening and confrontational international relations. For Russia, the Dialogue provided an opportunity to engage India in the development of the idea of “Greater Eurasia”, which provided the pivot to Asia for Russia’s strategic policies.

    ​The Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar awards are given to children in the age group of five to 18 years for their contribution in various sectors -- innovation, social service, scholastic, sports, art and culture, and bravery. It carries a medal, a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a certificate and a citation.

    The Budget should focus on reviving private investment, which has been lying low.

    Ravi Shankar Prasad said as part of the Department of Post’s policy to encourage the setting up of all-women post offices in the country and in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcements of Beti Padhao Beti Bacchao and Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, the second all-women post office in J&K would be set up in Baramulla district shortly.

    The ministers interacted with various delegations in Srinagar, Ganderbal and Baramullah districts of central and northern Kashmir. Union minister of state for defence, Shripad Naik, addressed a gathering at SK International Convention Center on the banks of the Dal Lake and met around 16 delegations.

    "If there is a competition in the country of making false promises, Kejriwal would definitely get the first prize. I have come to remind you that you forgot the promises you made, but neither the people of Delhi nor BJP workers have forgotten," Shah said. The Union minister was addressing a public meeting in West Delhi's Matiala constituency ahead of the assembly polls here on February 8.

    Stocks made a barely positive start in early Asian trade on Friday after the world’s health body called it a little too early to declare a coronavirus outbreak a global emergency.

    “The Cabinet Committee on Investment and Growth in the meeting held on December 23, 2019 has directed to take time-bound action to fill up the existing vacancies in various ministries/departments,” stated the DoPT circular.

    Paying tributes to Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, the prime minister said that he stood up for the progress and well-being of his fellow Indians.

    As much as Rs 19,263 cr of savings have accrued till end-December due to the DBT-linked scheme, the govt said.

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