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MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards

17 Oct 2020

MP: Deepika Padukone, other actors on fake rural job cards

Film star Deepika Padukone works as a laborer in a Madhya Pradesh village, so suggest bogus rural job cards issued with the 34-year-old actor's photograph.

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

24 Jun 2020

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

26 Apr 2020

India's super-rich may face wealth tax to aid coronavirus-hit economy

In a bid to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, 50 Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers have suggested a 40% tax for the super-rich, a one-time COVID-19 relief cess of 4%, etc.

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

25 Apr 2020

Mumbai, Pune lockdown may extend till May 18: Health Minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday that the lockdown in Mumbai and Pune may extend till May 18.

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

04 Sep 2019

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

It's been a month since Jammu and Kashmir was put under unprecedented security cover, forcing locals to stay indoors and being disconnected from the rest of the world.

20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

25 Mar 2019

20% poorest families will get Rs. 72,000/year, promises Rahul Gandhi

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced that if his party comes to power in 2019, 20% of the poorest families will get Rs. 72,000 per year.

#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: Piyush Goyal announces direct cash transfer for marginal farmers

On Friday, acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the interim budget in the Parliament amid ruckus from the Opposition.

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

31 Jan 2019

Union Budget 2019: Key expectations, traditions and other questions simplified

The Union Budget 2019 will be presented by interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, February 1.

After RaGa's minimum-wage, now Modi mulling Universal Basic Income

29 Jan 2019

After RaGa's minimum-wage, now Modi mulling Universal Basic Income

The Narendra Modi government is planning to announce Universal Basic Income (UBI) in the budget which will be presented on February 1, IANS reports.

#KeralaFloods: No red-alert issued but heavy rainfall predicted

19 Aug 2018

#KeralaFloods: No red-alert issued but heavy rainfall predicted

For the first time since August 9, no red alert was issued for any of Kerala's 14 districts, but the IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in the districts of Ernakulam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha.

MGNREGA laborers' son first to crack NEET in Rajasthan village

08 Jun 2018

MGNREGA laborers' son first to crack NEET in Rajasthan village

Krishan Kumar's tireless hard work has finally paid off as he is the only person in Sakhwara panchayat in Rajasthan's Dholpur district to clear NEET.

Rahul Gandhi: Congress wants to hear your 'mann ki baat'

24 Nov 2017

Rahul Gandhi: Congress wants to hear your 'mann ki baat'

In his fifth visit to Gujarat before Assembly polls, Rahul visited Porbandar, addressing issues faced by the fishing community.

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

30 Oct 2017

Illegal felling: First time ever, Shimla trees to get RFID-tags

Himachal Pradesh HC has passed an order for Shimla's civic authorities to start tagging trees with radio frequency identification tags (RFID) in order to curb their felling.

Aadhaar mess-up: 800 families of Uttarakhand-village born on January 1

27 Oct 2017

Aadhaar mess-up: 800 families of Uttarakhand-village born on January 1

According to the Aadhaar cards of about 800 families living in Gaindi Khata, a village near Haridwar, all of them were born on January 1.

Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?

07 Oct 2017

Protests at Jantar Mantar banned: How will it affect Delhi?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned protests at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on grounds that it was causing environmental problems.

Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

06 Oct 2017

Aadhaar now compulsory for post office deposits, PPF, NSC, KVP

Continuing its big push for Aadhaar, the Centre has now made the 12-digit unique identification number mandatory for all post office deposits, Public Provident Fund, National Savings Certificate, and Kisan Vikas Patra.

Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for government subsidies extended by 3-months

28 Sep 2017

Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for government subsidies extended by 3-months

There is good news for those looking to avail government schemes and subsidies but missed the Aadhaar deadline.

Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

26 Sep 2017

Former PM Manmohan Singh turns 85 today!

Manmohan Singh, who had the longest serving contiguous term as PM after Jawaharlal Nehru, has often been described as the hero of India's 1991 liberalization, the "accidental PM" in 2004, and the "mute PM" in 2011.

How is Modi's MGNREGA different from UPA's?

24 Aug 2017

How is Modi's MGNREGA different from UPA's?

Even after calling it a "living monument of UPA's failure," PM Narendra Modi continues with UPA's flagship scheme, MGNREGA.

2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending

12 Aug 2017

2019 elections: Eyes on the prize, NDA boosts social-sector spending

Keen on fulfilling development goals ahead of the 2019 General elections, the NDA government has hiked social sector spending in areas including housing, health and infrastructure over the next two financial years.

Unemployment rates rising in India

07 Feb 2017

Unemployment rates rising in India

Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said in the Rajya Sabha that the overall unemployment rate in the country was on the rise. He said backward classes were affected significantly.

Highlights of Union Budget 2017

01 Feb 2017

Highlights of Union Budget 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said growth will recover in 2017.

2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace

28 Jan 2017

2017 Budget may double rebate for lower income populace

The 2017 Budget is expected to bring big relief to the lower income group.

Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget

23 Jan 2017

Railway safety fund may be announced in Budget

Sources stated that Rs.1 lakh crore dedicated fund for safety, which was announced a year ago, would have its first installment announced in the 2017 Budget.

Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%

21 Jan 2017

Budget'17: Service tax may be hiked to 18%

Sources said that the Centre may raise the service tax from 15% to 18% during the Budget 2017 as a precursor to rolling-out the GST.

Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017

19 Jan 2017

Start-ups may receive tax benefits in Budget 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman, minister of Commerce and Industry indicated that in the upcoming Union Budget, start-ups are likely to receive additional tax-benefits.

Jaitley indicates tax cuts in Budget 2017

27 Dec 2016

Jaitley indicates tax cuts in Budget 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted at tax cuts in the upcoming budget, saying India needed to have lower tax rates to become globally competitive.

Budget 2017 riding high on expectations?

25 Dec 2016

Budget 2017 riding high on expectations?

The country's Union Budget, scheduled to be presented on 1 February, will hopefully see a list of people-friendly announcements being made, reports said.

India's employment dwindling by 550 jobs per day

20 Oct 2016

India's employment dwindling by 550 jobs per day

The data released by Labour Bureau early 2016 painted a scary picture of Indian employment.