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Union Cabinet approves scheme for grant of ex-gratia payment of difference between compound, simple interest for six months

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Wednesday’s Union Cabinet meeting was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It approved a scheme to ex-gratia pay the difference between compound and simple interest for borrowers with specified loan accounts. This is to assist small borrowers to cope with the stress of the pandemic. The Cabinet issued a press ...

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UP Assembly Polls: BJP to jointly contest 403 seats with Apna Dal, Nishad Party

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On Wednesday, Bharatiya Janata Party announced that it will contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh with NDA allies like Apna Dal or Nishad Party for all 403 Assembly seats. “Our allies in the NDA are also contesting, just as we did in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. BJP, Apna ...

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Afghan aircraft stationed abroad not expected to be returned to Kabul: Pentagon

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According to the US Department of Defense, Afghan aircraft that are currently outside Afghanistan will not be returned to Kabul. According to Tolo News, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby, responding to a question about the fate of the aircraft at Tuesday’s press briefing, stated that “it is safe assume” that it ...

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Amid diplomatic boycott, China issues visas to some US officials for 2022 Winter Olympics

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According to Sputnik, China issued visas for some US members in spite of Washington’s diplomatic boycott. Sputnik quotes Zhao Lijian, spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, as saying that China issued visas to certain members of the American delegation made up of officials. In December 2013, the US stated that ...

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Samajwadi pension scheme will increase by three times if SP comes to power, says Akhilesh Yadav

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Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party Chief, and MP from Azamgarh on Wednesday stated that when his party comes to power, Samajwadi Pension Scheme would be launched and each beneficiary will receive Rs 18,000 financial assistance. Yadav addressed a press conference in Lucknow at the party office. He stated that “Samajwadi Pension ...

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Australian Open: Berrettini and Alcaraz clash at R3, Shapovalov survives five matches

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On Wednesday, seventh seed Matteo Berrettini showed his winning mentality by passing a test to set up a crucial third-round match against Carlos Alcaraz in the Australian Open. After suffering stomach problems in round one, the Italian defeated American wildcard Stefan Kozlov 6-1 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in 38 minutes. This ...

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Sensex drops 525 points, Nifty falls below 18,000 mark

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On Wednesday, the Indian equity markets fell under selling pressure. The benchmark Sensex dropped 525 points while Nifty fell below 18,000 points. Heavy selling pressure was felt in IT, FMCG, banking and financial stocks. Infosys saw a drop of around two percent. TCS, HCL Technologies, Wipro and Wipro were all down close ...

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Jai Bhim: Suriya’s Hard-Hitting Thriller Creates History By Getting Featured In Oscars’ YouTube Channel, Netizens Are Elated

South superstar Suriya’s Jai Bhim made a lot of buzz when it was released last year, however, the movie also found itself in controversy but soon the matter was resolved. Meanwhile, the film has been hailed for its unique content and now fans are more excited as the court drama ...

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Sensex tumbles 554 points on weak cues from US, European markets

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Due to selling pressure at the fag end of the session due to negative cues from European and US markets, the benchmark Sensex for Indian equities markets fell 554 points Tuesday. Metal, pharma, and IT stocks saw heavy selling. Maruti Suzuki fell more than four percent. UltraTech Cement fell 3.54 percent. Reliance Industries, ...

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Japan and France will hold security talks amid China’s increasing assertiveness in Indo-Pacific

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The French and Japanese foreign and defense ministers will meet virtually every Thursday to discuss security in light of China’s increasing assertiveness within the Indo-Pacific region. According to Kyodo News, the Indo-Pacific region is where China’s rise has caused concern in many countries. This will be the top of the ...

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