Economy, Featured

Budget 2019: Sensex, Nifty hold on to gains

Benchmark equity indices held on to gains Friday morning even as the Budget overshot the fiscal deficit target for the current financial year. The 30-share BSE Sensex was trading 157.10 points, or 0.43 per cent, higher at 36,413.79. Similarly, the 50-share NSE Nifty rose 43.25,

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Farmers to get Rs 6,000 per year in 3 installments under Centre funded scheme: FM

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal Friday said farmers will be provided Rs 6,000 per year in three installments under a scheme to be fully funded by the central government. Presenting the Interim Budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal sought to address some of the

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: from background to forefront of Congress politics

The young woman who first broke into the nation’s consciousness as she walked with crowds along her father Rajiv Gandhi’s cortege 28 years ago on Wednesday took her maiden step on the road to formal politics when she was appointed Congress general secretary. For Priyanka

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Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’: Naqvi

Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’ or male companion as all those who applied under this category have been exempted from the lottery system, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. The Modi government had last

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