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Ujjwala LPG scheme expanded to all poor families, crosses 2019 target

1 hour 1 min ago
So far, 58.5 mn connections have been given under the scheme across 715 districts
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Multi-state GST, Input Tax Credit fraud worth Rs 2 billion detected

1 hour 11 min ago
According to officials, the fraud was committed during the past one-and-half years through bogus business and fake invoices and e-way bills
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Cabinet approves new four-lane bridge parallel to Gandhi Setu in Patna

2 hours 11 min ago
The project is 14.500 km long and passes through Patna, Saran and Vaishali districts of Bihar
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Govt plans to amend norms pertaining to incorporation of companies

2 hours 55 min ago
Suggestions along with justification have to be submitted by December 31, according to a communication
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Govt has given Rafale price details to CAG, says Nirmala Sitharaman

3 hours 3 min ago
The BJP kicked off its plan to address 70 press conferences across India, with Sitharaman addressing a press conference in Mumbai
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Industry has to compete on everything as tariff safety temporary: DIPP Secy

3 hours 6 min ago
Centre and the states need to work together to provide necessary support to industry to enhance their competitiveness, said Secretary Ramesh Abhishek
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Need to remove barriers blocking India at global market level: Niti

3 hours 21 min ago
The Niti Aayog vice chairman also opined that slow growth in agri processing industry is one of the causes for distress in the farm sector in India
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Relax, Huawei Technologies is no threat to India's national security: COAI

3 hours 25 min ago
Says the Chinese company would be in the forefront of 5G innovation
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Govt is considering framing an e-commerce policy, says Suresh Prabhu

3 hours 51 min ago
No deadline, however, has been fixed for the policy formulation, Prabhu said
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E-commerce share in India's FMCG retail sales triples in 2 years: Nielsen

4 hours 1 min ago
It further stated that global online grocery purchasing is up 15 per cent in the last two years
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India cautious about China's sensitivities, not Beijing: Parliament panel

4 hours 11 min ago
The ministry has argued that it does not want to "upend" this policy of the Indian government in deference to China's sensitivity on the matter
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Govt extends Ujjwala LPG scheme to all poor households after Cabinet nod

4 hours 16 min ago
Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Monday approved expanding the scope of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
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Government opens managing director post at SBI to other PSB executives

5 hours 4 min ago
Many of today's executive directors at the PSBs were first employed in the 1980s through a competitive process, at a time when job opportunities were limited
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India holds off import tariff hike on select US goods untill Jan 31

6 hours 7 min ago
Angered by Washington's refusal to exempt it from higher steel and aluminium tariffs, New Delhi said in June that it would raise import tax from August 4 on some US products
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Govt's total liabilities rise to Rs 82 trn by Sept end, shows FinMin data

6 hours 57 min ago
The holding pattern indicates a share of 41.4% for commercial banks and 24.6% for insurance companies by end-Sept 2018
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MP CM Kamal Nath keeps Cong promise, signs file to waive off farmers' loans

7 hours 31 min ago
Riding on its promise of a farm loan waiver, the Congress won 114 seats, two seats short of a majority in the 230-member House
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Centre unlikely to go for large farm loan waiver before 2019 polls: Report

7 hours 41 min ago
The report comes days after a group of economists, including former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, pitched for doing away with farm loan waivers
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NHAI projects likely to fall short by 33-37% of its FY19 target, says Icra

7 hours 46 min ago
As on March 31, 2018, NHAI has around 15,000 km of portion, which included projects awarded over the last five years, under completion
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Cabinet to take call on methanol policy in next 2 months, may allow import

7 hours 51 min ago
Demand estimated to reach 10 mn tonnes by 2022, as country plans to expand methanol use as a transportation fuel and for cooking
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Poll bonanza? Yogi govt likely to table Supplementary Budget of Rs 150 bn

8 hours 15 min ago
UP assembly winter session starts tomorrow, Budget to be tabled on Wednesday
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