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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference in New Delhi Thursday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi govt announces Rs 2.6 lakh cr stimulus package ahead of Diwali to boost jobs, housing

New measures include Atmanirbhar Bharat Rozgar Yojana and tripling allocation for PM’s housing scheme. India’s overall Covid economic package is Rs 30 lakh cr.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Nitish is promising new projects, but no clarity on 2015 Bihar package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore

Ministers in Nitish Kumar government fail to provide figures on the amount spent so far under the economic package announced ahead of 2015 Bihar polls.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in Srinagar Friday | Photo: ANI

J&K L-G announces Rs 1,350-crore economic package to boost tourism sector, businesses

As a part of the package, the government has also waived 50 per cent of electricity & water bills for a year across J&K to provide relief to farmers, families & businesses.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha. | Photo: ANI

FM Sitharaman budgets Rs 1.67 lakh crore of extra expenditure, mostly for Covid package

This expenditure includes Rs 40,000 crore towards enhanced expenditure under MNREGA. The first batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants includes 54 Grants and 1 Appropriations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

As Covid goes out of hand, Modi goes back to yoga, acronyms and nationalism

In the beginning, Narendra Modi took complete ownership of the Covid issue. With the migrant labour crisis and the growing spread of Covid, Modi is moving on to other things to protect his image.
File photo of migrants at Bandra terminus in Mumbai | PTI

Why Modi govt dropped the idea of transferring cash to migrant workers during lockdown

Modi govt has been criticised for announcing interventions in economic package that are of a long-term nature. Opposition, activists say migrants who lost livelihood need cash in hand.

Zoya Hasan says fiscal stimulus ‘too little’, Sangh & Modi united on economy says RSS

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Rajiv Tuli, Mekhala Krishnamurthy, S Murlidharan & Ashok Jha.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The 3 big unknowns that have forced Nirmala Sitharaman to be prudent with economic package

The future of Covid-19 in India and its impact on the economy and govt revenues is unknown, so it’s better not to exhaust all options by May.

Priyanka Gandhi & Yogi Adityanath’s ‘bus’ tussle and let the pride rainbow shine

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why Modi govt failed to give a big fiscal boost to economy hit by coronavirus

The looming threat of a credit rating downgrade to junk may have held officials back from delivering a more immediate boost to the economy.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.