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GDP numbers a surprise, but recovery still under Covid threat

GDP numbers a surprise, but recovery still under Covid threat

New Delhi: Although the 7.5 per cent contraction in the Q2 GDP came in as a surprise, giving hopes to a faster economic recovery, the pace of revival continues to be under the cloud of uncertainty amid rising Covid cases across the country.Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the government of India, Kri...

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GDP contraction shrinks to 7.5%, CEA says 'encouraging'

GDP contraction shrinks to 7.5%, CEA says 'encouraging'

New Delhi: Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Krishnamurthy Subramanian on Friday described the narrowing of GDP contraction to (-)7.5 per cent in the second quarter of FY21 as "encouraging" in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.Addressing the media through a video conference, the CEA said that the sev...

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Biden appoints an all-women communications team

Biden appoints an all-women communications team

New York: United States President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday named former State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki as the White House press secretary as he announced an all-women communications team for his administration.Kate Bedingfield, who served as the deputy campaign manager and communications d...

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French giant Amundi threatens to divest SBI bonds if loan granted for Adani coal project

French giant Amundi threatens to divest SBI bonds if loan granted for Adani coal project

New Delhi: One of the State Bank of India (SBI)'s investors, French giant Amundi has announced that it would sell off its SBI green bonds if the bank grants a Rs 5,000 crore loan to Adanis Carmichael coal mine in Australia."We consider SBI should not finance this project. Ultimately it's their decis...

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Petrol, diesel price may rise further as Oilcos protect marketing margins

Petrol, diesel price may rise further as Oilcos protect marketing margins

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices may have risen in eight of the past nine days, but further price hikes would be needed to keep auto fuel marketing margins of oil retailers high, experts have said.High marketing margins is required by oil companies to maintain profitability in a market where glob...

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Five doctors named in Rajkot COVID-19 hospital fire

Five doctors named in Rajkot COVID-19 hospital fire

Rajkot (Gujarat): Five doctors have been named by the Rajkot Police in the case of the fire that took place in the COVID-19 Uday Shivanand Hospital in Rajkot. The fire that broke out on Friday had claimed the lives of at least five people. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani ordered a probe int...

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Poet and Ambassador Abhay Kumar proposes inscribing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam at UNGA, common earth anthem

Poet and Ambassador Abhay Kumar proposes inscribing Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam at UNGA, common earth anthem

Antananarivo (Madagascar): 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (which means the whole world is a family) and comes from Maha Upanishad, should be inscribed in the premises of the United Nations General Assembly where the world leaders gather in September every year, so that they can understand the core message ...

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Trump says fraud 'Big Part' of Pennsylvania election case

Trump says fraud 'Big Part' of Pennsylvania election case

Washington [US]: US President Donald Trump on Saturday that he would again appeal in the court on the election fraud case in Pennsylvania.Trump said that the number of ballots that are being challenged by his campaign is 'far larger' than the 81,000 vote margin further adding that the campaign "woul...

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Rajkot police forms three-member SIT to probe hospital fire

Rajkot police forms three-member SIT to probe hospital fire

Gandhinagar: The Rajkot police commissioner has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the fire incident in a private hospital in Rajkot, which claimed the lives of five corona patients on Friday.Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal has formed the three-member SIT to probe the fire a...

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Anikha Surendran to play heroine in 'Kappela' Telugu remake?

Anikha Surendran to play heroine in 'Kappela' Telugu remake?

The buzz is that Anikha Surendran will play the female lead in the Telugu remake of the Malayalam sleeper hit, Kappela. Naveen Chandra and Vishwak Sen will play the male leads.Kappela released just before the outbreak of Covid 19, with Anna Ben, Roshan Mathew and Sreenath Bhasi in the lead roles. Th...

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