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Benchmarks suffer biggest one-day fall as RBI rate cut fails to calm NBFC jitters

PTI Mumbai Benchmark indices posted their biggest one-day drop this year Thursday after the RBI delivered a rate cut on expected lines but failed to assuage investor concerns regarding the NBFC sector. The 30-share BSE Sensex cracked 553.82 points, or 1.38 per cent, to settle at 39,529.72, pressured by losses in banking, energy and capital goods stocks. The broader NSE …

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Mayawati attacks Modi over unemployment data

IANS Lucknow Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Thursday mounted a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over the unemployment rate which has risen to a 45-year-high at 6.1 per cent.  In a series of tweets, Mayawati said: “Just after the Lok Sabha elections, the Labour Ministry has confirmed that the unemployment rate has reached a 45-year high …

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Shah towers over other ministers

PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah figures in all the cabinet committees constituted by the government, a development that highlights his importance in the second Modi dispensation. While Shah is a member of all the eight committees, details of which were released by the government on Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s name figured in all but one of …

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Troubles mount for Cong in Telangana and Punjab

PTI Hyderabad/Chandigarh In mounting troubles for the Congress after the Lok Sabha debacle, two-thirds of its 18 MLAs in Telangana on Thursday deserted the party and joined the ruling TRS while a defiant Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu fired a fresh salvo at Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and skipped a key cabinet meeting. As many as 12 of the 18 …

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Leaders pledge to save planet

IANS New Delhi On World Environment Day on Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the leaders who expressed their commitment to ensure a cleaner planet. “On World Environment Day, we reaffirm our commitment to a cleaner and sustainable planet. Living in harmony with nature is a part of the Indian …

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Modi posts animated ‘trikonasana’ video, advises to make it a habit

IANS New Delhi In build-up to Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tweeted a video of his animated version doing an aasana to inspire people to embrace yoga, with days left for the International Yoga Day on June 21. Modi demonstrated Trikonasana, a triangle pose, that he took the audience through step by step and explained the benefits …

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Major railway stations to have security access like airports

IANS New Delhi To ensure top-grade safety of the passengers and goods, major railway stations would have access control system at par with security arrangements seen at airports across the country. The railway stations would be closed from all the sides and would have access only through security channels to minimise the risk of unauthorised access to platforms and trains. …

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State fails, Odisha man completes bridge with own savings

IANS Bhubaneswar Frustrated with years of government apathy, a retired employee of the veterinary department has invested all his savings in completing a half-finished bridge over Salandi river in Odisha’s Keonjhar district. Gangadhar Rout of Kanpur village in Hatadihi block has already spent around Rs 10 lakh on the bridge, which once ready would connect more than two panchayats. He …

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Centre’s bid to boost economy

PTI New Delhi In a bid to spur investment and create new employment opportunities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up two cabinet committees to deal with the two crucial issues. It is perhaps for the first time that the cabinet committees on the two issues have been set up. A formal notification by the cabinet secretariat would be issued …

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BSP-SP alliance falls apart

PTI New Delhi/Lucknow The Opposition ‘gathbandhan’ in Uttar Pradesh unravelled on Tuesday with BSP chief Mayawati declaring her party will fight the assembly bypolls alone, prompting Akhilesh Yadav to say his SP too is ready to go solo. The Bahujan Samaj Party chief, however, said the break is not permanent and she can work with the Samajwadi Party again if …

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