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Gujarat has become hub for production, export of potatoes: PM

PTI Gandhinagar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his home state Gujarat has become a hub for production and export of potatoes in the last two decades. Addressing the third Global Potato Conclave via video conferencing, Modi said India became a leader in production of food grains and food products due to farmers’ hard work and government policies. India’s …

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Govt expects onion output to rise 7%

New Delhi: The government on Monday projected the country’s overall onion production to increase by seven per cent to 24.45 million tonnes in the current 2019-20 crop year, which may bring relief to consumers from high prices seen in the last few months. Releasing its first forecast, the Agriculture Ministry said onion crops has been grown in 12.93 lakh hectare …

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Budget may bring in new policy to revive power discoms

New Delhi: The upcoming Union Budget may bring about a new policy to reduce the losses of power distribution company and revive them. Union Power Minister RK Singh on Monday said that the Power Ministry has discussed and proposed the new scheme with the Finance Ministry and was hopeful that it would find place in the Budget 2020-21. The new …

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Mangal Analytics branches into IT consultancy

PANAJI: Goan financial advisory company Mangal Analytics and Research Consulting, on Monday, branched into IT consultancy with the launch of TechPally, a new venture aimed at providing customised software consultation to local units. To mark the start of the new venture, the company launched a startup portal, bizpally.com as well as a blockchain lab. The portal has features like demand …

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EU, 16 WTO members sign pact for interim appeal arrangement

PTI Davos The European Union and 16 WTO members including China and Australia on Friday signed a pact to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement.  The arrangement, signed on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system at the World Trade Organization (WTO). …

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Interiors & Exteriors exhibition open till Sunday

NT NETWORK Panaji The 23rd annual Interiors & Exteriors 2020, exhibition on art, furniture, interior design, lifestyle, building and construction products, was inaugurated by chief guest businessman & member of State-level Marketing and Promotional Committee for Goa Tourism Nandan Kudchadkar,  on Thursday. The exhibition will be open till Sunday, January 26 from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm, at the D. …

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India’s forex reserves touch life-time high of $462.16 billion: RBI

PTI Mumbai The country’s foreign exchange reserves rose US$ 943 million to touch a life-time high of US$ 462.16 billion in the week ended January 17, according to the latest data from the RBI. In the previous week, the reserves had increased by US$ 58 million to US$ 461.21 billion. In the reporting week, the rise in reserves was mainly …

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Budget should give tax benefits to differently-abled: NCPEDP

IANS New Delhi The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Friday said that the upcoming budget should announce tax benefits and lower interest rates for people with disabilities. Among its recommendations for the upcoming Union Budget 2020-21, the organisation has also said the goods and services tax (GST) on products used by people with disabilities …

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Economy poised to take off, asserts Goyal

Davos: Asserting that the Indian economy is well-poised to take off, Union minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said there is a lot of enthusiasm for making investments in the country. Speaking at a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit here, the Commerce and Industry Minister also said that the government will hold discussions with Britain and European …

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Sensex snaps 3-day losing run

Mumbai: Snapping its three-day losing run, market benchmark index Sensex rose by 271 points on Thursday following gains in banking and energy stocks despite a massive sell-off in global equities.  The 30-share BSE Sensex settled 271.02 points, or 0.66 per cent, higher at 41,386.40. It hit an intra-day high of 41,413.96 and a low of 41,098.91. The broader NSE Nifty …

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