Narendra Modi flags off new Vande Bharat Express in Gujarat

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi flagged off Gandhinagar- Mumbai Vande Bharat Express at Gandhinagar station and travelled on the train from there to Kalupur Railway Station. When he arrived at Gandhinagar station, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat, Union Minister of […]

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Gujarat has country’s longest coastline, but not efforts made for decades to develop it: Narendra Modi

BHAVNAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said although Gujarat has the longest coastline in the country, no attention was paid for its development for decades post-Independence, but ”honest attempts” were made in the last 20 years by the BJP government to turn it into the country’s ”door of prosperity”. He said the Bharatiya Janata […]

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India approves Rs 10,000-crore plan to modernise three major railway stations

NEW DELHI: India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of 3 major railway stations with an approximate total investment of nearly Rs 10,000 crore during the cabinet meeting today. a) New Delhi Railway Station; b) Ahmedabad Railway Station; and c) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai Railway Station is an important […]

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India appoints Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) as Chief of Defence Staff

NEW DELHI: The government of India has decided to appoint Lt General Anil Chauhan (Retired) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM as the next Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) who shall also function as Secretary to Government of India, Department of Military Affairs with effect from the date of his assumption of charge and until further […]

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Special development councils reconstituted in 9 Odisha districts

BHUBANESWAR: Special development councils were reconstituted by the Odisha government in nine districts having a 50 per cent tribal population. The decision was taken a day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the ‘Encyclopedia of Tribes’ in Odisha, covering the traditions and cultures of all the 62 tribal communities living in the state, on Monday. […]

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Net direct tax mop up rises 23% to Rs 7.04 trillion so far in FY23: CBDT chief

NEW DELHI: The net direct tax collection has increased 23 per cent to Rs 7.04 lakh crore so far this fiscal, the income tax department said on Tuesday. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman Nitin Gupta said the income and corporate tax collections were at a record high of Rs 14.09 lakh crore in […]

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Russia backs India, Brazil for permanent membership in UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS: Russia has voiced its support for India and Brazil as worthy candidates for permanent membership in the UN Security Council, calling them key international actors. During the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Saturday expressed his support for India, becoming a permanent member of the Security […]

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Delhi government starts process of preparing its budget for 2023-24

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has started the process of preparing its budget for 2023-24 and asked its departments to furnish estimates after a “realistic assessment” to ensure funds are utilised within the given financial year, officials said on Saturday. The Finance Department has initiated the process of preparation of the revised estimates (RE) for […]

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Gujarat gets over Rs 2,800 crore loan from World Bank for health care

NEW DELHI: The World Bank on Thursday said it has approved a USD 350 million (over Rs 2,832 crore) loan to Gujarat for spending towards public healthcare services, focussed specially on adolescent girls and disease surveillance. The World Bank’s Executive Board of Directors approved the USD 350 million loan to the state, the multilateral funding […]

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