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PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

Modi govt meets fiscal deficit target for 2019-20, says economic affairs secretary

DEA secretary says govt will do all that’s necessary to meet expenditures related to health, to provide for the poor and for resurgence and recovery of industry.
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AICTE tells technical colleges to help students complete internships from home

AICTE has told institutions to instruct students to abide by social distancing guidelines and not take up any internship that involves travel or contact with outsiders.
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Coronavirus racism against NE Indians: How can govt prevent Sino-phobia from hurting our own?

While US President Donald Trump is constantly calling coronavirus the ‘Chinese virus’, people from northeast India are being targeted, abused and attacked.
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Relief for poor should’ve come 2 days ago. Panic, exodus of migrants could’ve been avoided

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Modi govt’s Gareeb Kalyan: Does India have the ability to deliver amid Covid-19 lockdown?

Finance Minister has announced a three-month relief package worth Rs 1.7 lakh crore for India’s urban & rural poor to help them during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Lok Sabha session ends 12 days before schedule as coronavirus puts India under lockdown

Crucial Finance Bill passed before Lok Sabha adjournment. Move comes amid opposition demands to cut session short as India sees a spike in coronavirus cases.
People wear masks as a precaution against coronavirus | PTI File Photo

Modi govt is considering easier loans, tax rules to help economy fight coronavirus

The Finance Ministry is considering extending loan tenors and relaxing bad-debt norms for small firms.
PM Narendra Modi leaving to receive Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House

Modi govt’s record disinvestment target of Rs 2.1 lakh crore faces major challenges

Modi govt needs the money from disinvestment to plug a budget hole and fund spending on infrastructure and reforms.
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Modi govt approves rescue plan for Yes Bank, SBI-led consortium to inject capital

The rescue plan will throw a lifeline to Yes Bank which has been struggling to raise capital since the middle of last year, as it has faced a surge in bad loans.
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With centre-state political standoff, can coronavirus outbreak be effectively fought?

India now has 28 confirmed coronavirus cases. In recent months, the relationship between the Centre and the states has seen a breakdown over several issues.

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Like India, Pakistan has a Tablighi Jamaat Covid-19 problem too. But blame Imran Khan as well

In Pakistan, Tablighi Jamaat is viewed as benign. Militant groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammed do not like them because Tablighis don’t encourage jihad.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.