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Centre ‘betrayed’ states by transferring compensation cess to CFI, alleges Siddaramaiah

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday alleged that the illegal transfer of Rs 47,272 crore of GSP compensation cess to Consolidated Fund of India was an attempt by the Centre to ‘cover up’ the shortfall in other collections. Citing the Comptroller and Auditor General’s recent report, Siddaramaiah in a tweet charged the central government with […]

Budget 2020

Rural agricultural households and their search for steady income

By Uma Shashikant We met this young couple who migrated to the city leaving behind the family in the village. They live with the guilt of not being near their parents. They bear the burden of being blamed as chasers of money and material. But their side of the story is quite worth telling. Those […]

Budget 2020

With 3 new members in MPC, what to expect in RBI money policy on Oct 1

NEW DELHI: RBI money policy review next week will be crucial. The policy review has come at a time when central banks globally are suggesting the need for more stimulus to help slowing economies. The US Fed, in fact, relaxed its inflation-setting target in its recent policy review to give growth a chance in the […]

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Rahul Gandhi urges people to raise voice in support of farmers

The Congress on Saturday launched a ‘Speak up for farmers’ campaign on social media protesting the farm bills, with Rahul Gandhi urging people to raise their voice against what he described was the Narendra Modi government’s “exploitation” of farmers. The three bills were passed by both houses of Parliament during the Monsoon session and are […]

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Will make major changes if back in saddle: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 26, 2020) PATNA: CM Nitish Kumar on Friday welcomed the Election Commission’s decision to hold the assembly polls in three phases and promised many new things to the poor and youths of the state, if voted back to power. Addressing a press conference, Nitish said he would implement […]

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Nitish Kumar is NDA’s CM face, but who is GA’s?

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 26, 2020) PATNA: With the announcement of Bihar assembly election dates on Friday, political parties and leaders have virtually no time left to position themselves. Of late, elections in the country, or for that matter in any state, are contested on a ‘face’ as many of the young […]

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Bihar assembly polls: Is it going to be a cakewalk for NDA in Lalu Prasad’s absence?

(This story originally appeared in on Sep 26, 2020) PATNA: With the Election Commission (EC) sounding the poll bugle on Friday, ‘Battleground Bihar’ is ready for NDA under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi to take on a scattered Mahagathbandhan without the formidable Lalu Prasad, who is serving a jail term […]

Budget 2020

Rupee skids 13 paise to 73.51 against U.S. Dollar in early trade

Foreign institutional investors were net sellers in the capital market as they offloaded shares worth ₹539.81 crore on Monday, according to provisional exchange data. The Rupee depreciated 13 paise to 73.51 against the U.S. Dollar in opening trade on Tuesday tracking muted domestic equities. At the interbank forex market, the Rupee opened on a weak […]