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Cabinet Approves Rs 6,268 Cr Sugar Export Subsidy

Aug 28 2019

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a sugar export subsidy for the 2019-20 (October-September) sugar season which would cost the government exchequer Rs 6,268 crore.

First phase of Desh Bhakti Curriculum launched: Sisodia

Aug 28 2019

The Delhi government has launched a "Constitution at 70" campaign for students of its schools, Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Wednesday, calling it the first phase of Desh Bhakti Curriculum.

Fitch firm lowers GDP forecast to six-year low at 6.7%

Aug 28 2019

Fitch group firm India Ratings and Research has lowered its GDP growth forecast to six-year low at 6.7 per cent in the current fiscal as against 7.3 per cent projected earlier.

Indian Railways battles to extend lines in Northeast

Aug 28 2019

The northeastern part of the country has always been a challenge to the Indian Railway. While incurring extra costs, the railways have had to deal with unique challenges in laying tracks in the mountainous northeastern region due to its topography, soil formation and natural disadvantages, a top railway official has said.

Moody's lowers Yes Bank's foreign-currency issuer rating

Aug 28 2019

Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday downgraded private lender Yes Bank's foreign-currency issuer rating to 'Ba3' from 'Ba1', which sent the company's stocks plunging nearly 7 per cent on the BSE.

I earned it: Manasi on winning gold at World Para-Badminton

Aug 28 2019

Manasi Joshi, who was among the three Indian players who won gold at the recently concluded World Para-Badminton Championship, said she earned the medal as she worked really hard for it.

Rajnath to visit Ladakh on Thursday

Aug 28 2019

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Ladakh on Thursday where he will inaugurate a Vigyan Mela, showcasing crops and grains suitable for growing in high altitude areas.

Google Pay set to tap into 12mn kirana stores in India

Aug 28 2019

Google Pay which reported 55 million monthly active users in India in May has set eyes on tapping over 12 million ubiquitous kirana stores to write its next India growth story, a top company executive said on Wednesday.

Will go to jail but not bow down to BJP: Mamata

Aug 28 2019

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the Centre of trying throttle her government using the "agencies" and said she will not bow down before the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even if she has to go to jail.

New twist in Chinmayanand case, 'victim staying with extortionist'

Aug 28 2019

The Shahjahanpur girl who released a video on August 23, accusing former BJP Union Minister Swami Chinamayanand of sexual harassment, has been traced in New Delhi, along with the boy who reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs 5 crore from Chinamayanand.