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February 1, 2020

Tharoor terms Union Budget as ‘sit-down India Budget’

New Delhi , Feb 2 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that the Union Budget 2020-21, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament, is a "sit-down India Budget"."I thought the speech was far too long. It was as long as a complete T20 match, but much less exciting than that... In fact the first hour and a half I would say we saw nothing. We saw the same old empty slogans being recited," Tharoor told ANI here."In the last hour, we got a couple of interesting things. I was impressed…

Four held after over 4 kg gold worth 1.87 cr seized from Chennai airport

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Feb 2 (ANI): Four passengers were arrested under the Customs Act after officials seized 4.46 kilograms gold worth Rs 1.87 crore was seized from Chennai international airport.According to the Commissioner of Customs of Chennai airport, three passengers -- Raja, Karthikeyan and Thameem Ansari -- had arrived from Colombo in Sri Lanka on Friday night. All three were intercepted at the exit point.During the search, three bundles containing gold paste were found concealed in the rectum of each passenger. On…

Odisha govt to formulate new policy for minor minerals

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Feb 2 (ANI): The Odisha government has initiated the steps to formulate a progressive policy to ensure a sustainable and more disciplined supply of minor minerals for public, private and industrial use.For a detailed discussion in the matter, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Saturday.Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Tripathy said, "In the state, a separate directorate has been setup for the regulation of minor minerals like sand and…

Odisha CM gives mixed response to Union Budget 2020-21

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) , Feb 2 (ANI): The Union Budget 2020-21, presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament on Saturday, drew a mixed response from Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who has welcomed a few initiatives, but expressed concerns over other announcements."We welcome the following initiatives - Krishi Rail and Krishi Udan for a seamless national cold supply chain, PM-KUSUM to cover 20 lakh farmers for solar pumps, Removal of dividend distribution tax and introduction of concessional component…

Shaheen Bagh firing: JNUSU condemns ‘partisan attitude’ of police, demands action to stop such attacks

New Delhi , Feb 2 (ANI): After a man fired aerial shots at a protest site in Shaheen Bagh on Saturday, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) condemned the "partisan attitude" of the police and demanded urgent action to stop such attacks."There are reports of another firing incident from Shaheen Bagh. A man has fired on the protestors in front of the police barricades. Before being taken into custody he allegedly chanted, 'Desh me sirf hinduon ki chalegi'. This is the second incident in a disturbing trend of…
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