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A $13 bn pill to ease Covid pain of India's small businesses?

Last month, India outlined a Rs-1.7L-cr stimulus plan to give relief to millions of poor hit by the lockdown.


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15th Finance Commission constitutes committee to review fiscal consolidation roadmap

The committee, to be headed by chairman of the FC, NK Si...

Seventh Delhi Legislative Assembly constituted

Earlier in the day, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh along with EC's senior princi...

  • BJP leader and former MP CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that after the resignation of the 22 MLAs Kamal Nath government has lost the majorit...

    People in the newly-formed Union Territory of Ladakh are demanding constitutional safeguards and strengthening of the already existing Hill Councils in Leh and Kargil, to ensure protection of the identity, land, jobs and culture of this region.

    Public debt is the total liabilities of the central government contracted against the Consolidated Fund of India. It excludes liabilities contracted against Public Account. According to Economic Survey 2018-19, total liabilities of the Central Government at end-March 2019 stood at Rs 84.7 lakh crore and 90 per cent of which was public debt.

    The bill, which seeks to amend Article 280 and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, aims to increase the financial and executive powers of the 10 autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast that deal with the administration of the tribal areas in the four states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram as per Article 244.

    Ahead of a second and key reading set for next week, Putin submitted 24 pages worth of new proposals, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. The amendments enshrine the mention of Russians' "faith in God" and also stipulate that marriage is a heterosexual union, said Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy.

    Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala, KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran and AICC secretary K C Venugopal were among the senior leaders who participated in the rally. The former Congress president, who reached here on Wednesday night, would also address the party workers after the rally.

    Pranab Mukherjee said that the last few months have witnessed people, particularly the youth, come out on the streets in large numbers to voice their views on issues "which in their view are important".

    "Dr Farooq Abdullah, welcome to freedom. What was the justification to keep him in detention without charges for 7 months? If there was justification (there was none), what is the reason for releasing him today?" Chidambaram said. Abdullah was under detention since August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 20...

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday attacked the BJP over the Supreme Court's decision on the issue of reservation in appointments and promotions, alleging that the ruling party was weakening the equal rights given to Dalits and tribals by the Constitution.

    A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said a preliminary inquiry is not essential before lodging an FIR under the act and the approval of senior police officials is not needed.

    The act of the southern state, which had earlier convened a special session of the assembly and passed an unanimous resoultion seeking repeal of the amendment, was an intervention from within the purview of the Constitution, Vijayan said. Kerala is the first state to pass the resolution and file a petition against the CAA.

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