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Navjot Sidhu tweets resignation from Cabinet. Punjab CM hasn’t got it

Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been involved in a tussle with his boss chief minister Amarinder Singh, resigned from the state cabinet on Sunday. Navjot Sidhu made the announcement on Twitter and sent the letter to Rahul Gandhi instead of Amarinder Singh. “My letter to the Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi Ji, submitted… Continue reading Navjot Sidhu tweets resignation from Cabinet. Punjab CM hasn’t got it

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Assam floods: At least 10 dead, more than 1 million displaced; situation may get worse

Heavy monsoon rains in India's northeast Assam state displaced more than a million people from their homes and flash floods killed at least 10 in the past 72 hours, state authorities said on Saturday, warning the situation could worsen in coming days. The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas into India and then through… Continue reading Assam floods: At least 10 dead, more than 1 million displaced; situation may get worse

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107 Bengal MLAs Will Leave TMC, Cong & Left to Join BJP: Mukul Roy

Even as political crises continue in Karnataka and Goa, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is firing from a third front as well – West Bengal. On Saturday, BJP leader Mukul Roy, who himself had jumped ship from the Trinamool Congress in late 2017, made a bold claim. According to Roy, 107 MLAs in West Bengal… Continue reading 107 Bengal MLAs Will Leave TMC, Cong & Left to Join BJP: Mukul Roy

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Pension scheme for retail traders and shopkeepers

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the Pradhan Mantri Karam Yogi Maan Dhan Scheme. Under the scheme, pension benefits will be extended to 3 crore retail traders and shopkeepers whose annual turnover is less than Rs. 1.5 crore. The Finance Minister announced that enrolment in the scheme will be simple, requiring only Aadhaar number… Continue reading Pension scheme for retail traders and shopkeepers

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Budget 2019 Speech Live: Fuel, gold become expensive, corporate tax reduced, PSBs to receive funds

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Budget speech today said the Indian economy had reached from $1.85 trillion to $2.7 trillion, and that the Centre had the target of taking it to $5 trillion by FY25. Sitharaman said investment-driven growth is a must in India as the country required Rs 20 lakh crore worth… Continue reading Budget 2019 Speech Live: Fuel, gold become expensive, corporate tax reduced, PSBs to receive funds

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Union Budget 2019 LIVE updates: Nirmala Sitharaman to start her speech at 11 am, be ready for many surprises!

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her maiden Union Budget in Parliament today. Sitharaman will present the first budget of Modi 2.0 government on July 5 against the backdrop of India's economy hitting a five-year low growth of 6.8 per cent in 2018-19. It will be interesting to see how Nirmala Sitharaman proposes to steer… Continue reading Union Budget 2019 LIVE updates: Nirmala Sitharaman to start her speech at 11 am, be ready for many surprises!

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Over 9.5 cr toilets built across India under Swachh Bharat Mission: Economic Survey

Over 9.5 crore toilets have been built all over the country and 564,658 villages have been declared open-defecation free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), says the Economic Survey 2018-19 which Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled in Parliament on Thursday. The Economic Survey has outlined the progress made in the SBM… Continue reading Over 9.5 cr toilets built across India under Swachh Bharat Mission: Economic Survey