Category: POLICY

Narendra Modi releases 8th installment worth over Rs 20,000 crore for PM-Kisan scheme

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released the eighth installment of over Rs 20,000 crore to more than 9.5 crore farmer beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme on Friday via video-conferencing. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, who was present on the occasion, said West bengal has joined the scheme with […]

India targets road construction worth Rs.15 lakh crore in next two years

NEW DELHI: India’s Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Government is giving utmost priority to the development of infrastructure and has set a target of road construction of worth Rs.15 lakh crores in next two years. Gadkari was confident that the Ministry for Road Transport […]

Indian Chamber requests Sitharaman for relief measures for trade, industry

NEW DELHI: The Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday appealed to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for relief measures for the trade and industry to revive their businesses during the second wave of the COVID-19. The local chapter of the Chamber, while making this appeal, said the Finance Act 2017 ruled that no […]

Delhi government announces Covid-19 lockdown, exempts essential services

NEW DELHI: In an attempt to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital, the Delhi Government has announced a weeklong lockdown starting from 10 pm on Monday night to 5 am next Monday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in the duration of lockdown all essential services with regard to food, medicine, etc […]

Goa governmen defers implementation of new Motor Vehicle Act

PANAJI: The Goa government has decided to put on hold its decision to enforce new changes under the Motor Vehicle Act, entailing higher penalties for traffic offences, from May 1. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Thursday that the central Act was harsh on motor vehicle users and considering the current pandemic situation, the […]

Modi cabinet approves production linked incentive scheme for food processing industry

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Central Sector Scheme – “Production Linked Incentive Scheme for Food Processing Industry (PLISFPI)” to support creation of global food manufacturing champions commensurate with India’s natural resource endowment and support Indian brands of food products in the international markets with an […]

Yogi Adityanath government did nothing in 4 years to help homebuyers: Aam Aadmi Party

NOIDA: The BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has done nothing in four years to help home buyers who are awaiting possession of their flats in Noida and Greater Noida, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here alleged on Friday. On a day the Yogi Adityanath-led government marked four years of its completion in Uttar Pradesh, the AAP’s […]

Maharashtra budget: Concession in stamp duty for women; tax on liquor hiked

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government’s budget for 2021-22, presented on International Women’s Day, offered one per cent concession in stamp duty if property is transferred only in a woman’s or women’s name. Deputy Chief Minister and finance minister Ajit Pawar on Monday presented a budget with revenue deficit Rs 10,226 crore in the state Legislative Assembly. […]

Delhi’s economy projected to contract by 5.68 per cent in FY21

NEW DELHI: The economy of Delhi is expected to contract by 5.68 per cent in real terms due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Delhi Economic Survey 2020-21. However, the advance estimate of the gross state domestic product (GSDP) of Delhi at current price during 2020-21 is Rs 7,98,310 crore, showing a […]

Cabinet approves production linked incentive scheme for IT Hardware

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for IT Hardware. The scheme proposes production linked incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the value chain of IT Hardware. The Target Segments under the proposed Scheme include Laptops, Tablets, All-in-One PCs […]

Will march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

SIKAR: Issuing a warning to the Central Government (Narendra Modi government), Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said if the three laws are not repealed, the farmers will march to the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors. Speaking at a farmers’ rally in Sikar in Rajasthan, Tikait said, “Our next call will be […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays foundation stones of key projects in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several key projects and handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Army, at Chennai today. Speaking in the occasion, the Prime Minister said “these projects are symbols ofInnovation and Indigenous development. These projects will further the growth of […]

Uttar Pradesh will be next economic, business hotspot of country: Siddharth Nath Singh

NEW DELHI: Siddharth Nath Singh, Minister for MSME, Khadi & Investment Promotion of Government of Uttar Pradesh had an interactive session with industry representatives today at Hotel Trident BKC, Mumbai. The session was attended by more than 40 industry representatives including Ashok Goel, Chairman & Managing Director of BLR Logistics, Ajay Thakur, SME Head of […]

Income Tax Department detects Rs 1,420 crore undisclosed transaction after raids in Jaipur

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department carried out search and survey operations on Thursday (19.01.2021) in Jaipur on three groups, involving one jeweller and two real-estate colonizers and developers. Co-ordinated search operation was conducted at 20 premises and survey was conducted at 11 premises. One of the groups is a prominent builder, developer and colonizer in […]

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