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PTI New Delhi After a political slugfest between the Centre and the states over the movement of migrant workers on the Shramik Special trains, the Railways on Tuesday said the consent of the destination states is not required to operate such trains. The statement from a spokesperson of the Railways came hours after the central government issued a standard operating …

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Moody’s pegs India’s FY21 GDP growth at 0%

New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service on Friday projected India’s growth at zero per cent for the current fiscal and said the negative outlook on sovereign rating reflects increasing risks that GDP growth will remain significantly lower than in the past. The outlook also partly shows weaker policy effectiveness to address economic and institutional issues, it noted in the update to …

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Spanish PM lets league, federation to decide when La Liga returns

REUTERS Madrid Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he hopes La Liga returns “soon” and it will be the leagues and federation that decide when after the government began easing coronavirus restrictions. The sports ministry approved La Liga’s plans on Thursday for clubs to test their players for the coronavirus before they return to training as the league looks to …

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After transport director’s assurance, pvt bus operators call off today stir

NT NETWORK Ponda After assurance from Transport director Rajan Satardekar over resolving their pending issues of fuel subsidy, insurance subsidy and old bus replacement subsidy within 10 days, private bus operators have withdrawn the protest that was planned in Panaji on April 30, private bus owners association secretary Sudeep Thamankar has said. According to Thamankar, in 2014 the government had …

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Standalone shops of cell phones, garments, hardware allowed to open

PTI New Delhi Neighbourhood and standalone shops, including those selling garments, mobile phones, hardware and stationery items have been allowed to open but those located in market places, malls and COVID-19 hotspots and containment zones, will continue to remain shut till May 3. In rural areas, all shops, except those in single and multi-brand shopping malls, are allowed to open. …

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Shops selling educational books, fans allowed during lockdown

New Delhi: Shops selling educational books and electric fans, services of bedside attendants of senior citizens and public utilities, including recharge facilities for prepaid mobile phones have been allowed during the lockdown period. The orders were issued by the Home Ministry on Tuesday night after receiving some queries with regard to exemption of specific services and activities allowed through the …

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Rs 47 crore sanctioned for installing water treatment plant in Bicholim

Sankhali: The Public Works Department Minister, Deepak Pawaskar informed that Rs 47 crores have been sanctioned for installing 10 MLD water treatment plant on a plateau at Amthane Dhumase village in Bicholim taluka. This he informed during his visit to Bicholim taluka on the request of Bicholim MLA, Rajesh Patnekar to take the review of water scarcity problem in taluka. …

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US accuses WHO of becoming tool of ‘Chinese propaganda’

Washington: The World Health Organization has become a tool of “Chinese propaganda”, the Trump administration has alleged, asserting that the global health agency has lost all its credibility during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. US President Donald Trump recently announced he would put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), accusing the UN health body of becoming …

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