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Govt will invest `100 lakh cr on developing infrastructure: Modi

IANS New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government will invest Rs 100 lakh crore on developing modern infrastructure that will aid in nearly doubling the size of the Indian economy to $5 trillion in the next five years. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, the Prime Minister …

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PM gives clarion call to farmers to cut usage of chemical fertilisers, pesticides

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave a clarion call to farmers to gradually reduce use of chemical fertilisers and eventually stop their usage to protect soil health. Modi, from the ramparts of the Red Fort here, said the mother earth was being destroyed due to excessive use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. “Have we ever thought …

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Modi urges people to visit 15 domestic tourist destinations by 2022

PTI New Delhi With 20-million-odd Indian tourists travelling abroad on vacation every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged them to visit 15 tourist destinations within the country by 2022 to give a fillip to the domestic tourism sector. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 73rd Independence Day, Modi said India has much …

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Modi says India’s economic fundamentals ‘strong’

IANS New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the country’s economic fundamentals are strong and that the economy has grown despite containing the inflation rate. Addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day, the Prime Minister said that the ruling NDA government has been able to both control the inflation rate and increase economic growth in the …

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UP offers help to Russia in agri, tech sectors

IANS Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Russian region of Zabaykalsky Krai for cooperation in the fields of agriculture and food processing. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was a part of the delegation to Russia led by the Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, has offered the Russian government help with …

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WPI inflation in July slips to 25-month low of 1.08%

PTI New Delhi Wholesale price-based inflation declined for the third consecutive month to a 25-month low of 1.08 per cent in July, mainly on account of subdued prices of food items, fuel and manufactured products, government data showed on Wednesday. The wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation was at 2.02 per cent in June this year and 5.27 per cent in …

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RBI urged to extend moratorium

IANS Wayanad Former Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, here on Wednesday, urged Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das for extension of moratorium on repayment of crop loans in Kerala in the wake of flood. “I request the RBI to take measures to extend the moratorium on repayment (of crop loans) to December 2019. I would be …

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Goyal inducts first CORAS commandos in Railways

IANS New Delhi Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday inducted the Commando for Railway Security (CORAS) here and promised to set up a commando training centre in Haryana to modernise and train commandos of the Railway Protection Force (RPF). At a function at the New Delhi railway station, Goyal inducted the first batch of the CORAS commandos. Before that, the …

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Sensex plummets 624 points on global sell-offs; RIL soars 10%

PTI Mumbai BSE benchmark Sensex on Monday crashed about 624 points dragged by heavy losses in index heavyweights HDFC twins, Infosys, ITC and ICICI Bank amid sell-offs in global equities. Bucking the overall downtrend, shares of Reliance Industries (RIL) rallied nearly 10 per cent, capping the Sensex loss to a large extent. Apart from global concerns, investors remained jittery over …

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Silver touches all-time high mark of Rs 45,000; gold falls Rs 100

PTI New Delhi Silver prices on Tuesday soared Rs 2,000 to touch an all-time high mark of Rs 45,000 per kg, while gold declined by Rs 100 to Rs 38,370 per 10 gram in the national capital, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Besides increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers, robust global trend mainly led to the …

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