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Rs. 1350 Crore Package Announced For J&K, Political Parties Call The Move A Joke

Rs. 1350 Crore Package Announced For J&K, Political Parties Call The Move A Joke

Jammu and Kashmir has been under lockdown since the abrogation of Article 370 last year. Business losses in the valley alone, are estimated at Rs. 40,000 Crore.

19 September 2020
Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks about the testing and medical facilities in the Congress-ruled state, the...

06 June 2020

Ask Govt To 'Do Your Duty, Take Fiscal Measures': P Chidambaram To RBI Guv

Chidambaram's remarks came a day after the RBI delivered an emergency rate cut for the second time in as many months on Friday as it judged that the Covid-19...

'Communicate In Clear Terms Lockdown Exit Strategy': Opposition Lists 11 Demands For Centre On Covid-19

'Communicate In Clear Terms Lockdown Exit Strategy': Opposition Lists 11 Demands For Centre On Covid-19

The opposition parties demanded an immediate reversal of all 'unilateral policy decisions', especially on the changes in labour laws.

22 May 2020

Economic Package 'Cruel Joke On Country', Says Sonia Gandhi At Opposition Meet

Sonia Gandhi said the government has 'cruelly ignored' scores of migrant workers and the 13 crore families in the bottom half of the population as no financial...

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19 May 2020
Is Economic Package Really Mega? It Will Neither Provide Survival Support Nor Economic Stimulus

Is Economic Package Really Mega? It Will Neither Provide Survival Support Nor Economic Stimulus

From a fiscal viewpoint, the government has struck a good deal. There is a saying in Hindi- 'heeng lage na fitkari, rang choko hoye' (you don’t spend really...


17 May 2020
No Fresh Bankruptcy For 1 Year, Special Insolvency Framework For MSMEs: Centre

No Fresh Bankruptcy For 1 Year, Special Insolvency Framework For MSMEs: Centre

The threshold for insolvency will also be raised to Rs one crore from the current Rs one lakh which will be supportive for the MSME sector, the Centre said.


17 May 2020
In Final Tranche Of Economic Package, Govt Allocates Rs 40,000 Cr More for MGNREGA

In Final Tranche Of Economic Package, Govt Allocates Rs 40,000 Cr More for MGNREGA

The decision comes as the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has wiped out the livelihoods of several poor and underprivileged people.


17 May 2020
Highlights: Borrowing Limit Of States Raised From 3% To 5% Of State GDP, Says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Highlights: Borrowing Limit Of States Raised From 3% To 5% Of State GDP, Says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.


15 May 2020
Govt To Amend Essential Commodities Act To Deregulate Cereals, Edible Oil, Pulses

Govt To Amend Essential Commodities Act To Deregulate Cereals, Edible Oil, Pulses

The amendment of Essential Commodities Act, besides deregulating production and sale of food products, will provide for no stock limit to be imposed on any...


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15 May 2020
Highlights: FM Announces Rs 1 Lakh Crore For Strengthening Farm Infrastructure, Rs 20,000 Crore For Fishermen

Highlights: FM Announces Rs 1 Lakh Crore For Strengthening Farm Infrastructure, Rs 20,000 Crore For Fishermen

The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.


14 May 2020
FM Sitharaman Announces 2% Interest Subvention On Smallest Category MUDRA Loans

FM Sitharaman Announces 2% Interest Subvention On Smallest Category MUDRA Loans

As much as Rs 1,500 crore interest subvention would be given for MUDRA-Shishu loans of up to Rs 50,000.


14 May 2020
Finance Minister Announces Free Foodgrain For 8 Crore Migrants For 2 Months

Finance Minister Announces Free Foodgrain For 8 Crore Migrants For 2 Months

Nirmala Sitharaman said 3 crore marginal farmers have already availed Rs 4 lakh crore of loans on concessional rates.


14 May 2020
One Nation One Ration Card, Free Food To Migrants, Rs 30,000 Crore Additional Fund For Farmers, Says FM: Highlights

One Nation One Ration Card, Free Food To Migrants, Rs 30,000 Crore Additional Fund For Farmers, Says FM: Highlights

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the second tranche of economic stimulus package will be for the benefit of migrant workers, street vendors and small...


14 May 2020
Centre's Economic Package A Booster Shot For Hard-hit MSME Sector

Centre's Economic Package A Booster Shot For Hard-hit MSME Sector

As the industry awaits to restart factories and financial activities, this stimulus is expected to provide the fillip. Crucial to this growth is revival of...


13 May 2020
Deadline To File ITRs Extended Till November 30, Says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Deadline To File ITRs Extended Till November 30, Says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The Vivad Se Vishwas scheme for direct tax dispute resolution has also been extended by six months till December 31, 2020.


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13 May 2020
FM Extends Generous Support To MSMEs, Announces Rs 3 Lakh Crore Collateral-free Loan

FM Extends Generous Support To MSMEs, Announces Rs 3 Lakh Crore Collateral-free Loan

The move is part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening.


13 May 2020
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Address Media At 4 PM On Economic Package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Address Media At 4 PM On Economic Package

Prime Minister Modi announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country to become 'self-reliant' and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


18 October 2019
Bulls Tighten Grip On Markets For Third Day In Row

Bulls Tighten Grip On Markets For Third Day In Row

Many stocks which opened with a decline were able to recover during the day as there was no major adverse news flow. This is one factor which indicated that...


03 September 2019
'Even Sales Of Paan Shops Have Reduced...' Can RBI's Booster Dose Help Arrest Economic Paralysis?

'Even Sales Of Paan Shops Have Reduced...' Can RBI's Booster Dose Help Arrest Economic Paralysis?

The Centre rolls back stringent laws, cadges money from RBI. But to fix the economy, structural flaws must be addressed.


24 August 2019
FM's Steps Will Strengthen India's Position As Global Investment Destination, Says US Industry

FM's Steps Will Strengthen India's Position As Global Investment Destination, Says US Industry

US India Business Council president Nisha Desai Biswal commended Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the comprehensive set of proposed reforms, which she...


11 August 2017
Achieving Upper End Of 6.75% To 7.5% GDP Target For 2017-18 Difficult: Mid-Year Economic Survey

Achieving Upper End Of 6.75% To 7.5% GDP Target For 2017-18 Difficult: Mid-Year Economic Survey

Jaitley said the government has invested Rs 2.93 lakh crore only in rural and agricultural sectors this year. “It’s a record amount.”


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