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Amarnath Yatra : Over 67,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra which began on July 1

Jammu, July 6 (IANS) Over 67,000 pilgrims performed the Amarnath Yatra during the first five days while another batch of 5,124 yatris left Jammu on Saturday, officials said. The yatris on Saturday left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys...

Budget 2019 : To promote Make in India, Nirmala Sitharaman announces higher custom duty on over 70 items

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) With an aim to reduce imports along with spurring domestic production, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to raise custom duty on over 70 items in the full Budget 2019-20. Traditionally, the governments adjust custom duties...

Budget 2019 : National Sports Education Board to be set up under Khelo India

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the government will set up a National Sports Education Board under the Khelo India programme. Sitharaman made the announcment while presenting the Union Budget 2019-20 in the...

Budget 2019 : Gold industry groans under hike in import duty

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The gold industry on Friday slammed the hike in import duty of gold from 10 per cent to 12.50 per cent, saying it will be counter-productive and hit the Indian retail market. World Gold Council India Managing...

Union budget 2019 allocates Rs 80,250 crore to upgrade roads

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The central government will pump in Rs 80,250 crore to upgrade 125,000 km of roads over the next five years, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Friday. This expenditure will be made under the Pradhan Mantri...

Budget 2019 : Nirmala Sitharaman announces excise duty hike, petrol, diesel to go up

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices are set to increase from Friday midnight as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced an additional special excise duty (SAED) of Re 1 and a road and infrastructure cess of Re 1...

Nitin Gadkari calls new budget foundation of ‘New India’

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Labelling the new budget as the foundation of ‘New India, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the government has kept in mind all issues of development. According to Gadkari, the budget has...

Budget 2019 : Government may undershoot gross tax revenue by Rs 1 trillion+

On broad accounts, the Budget has been able to more than match the fiscal deficit target for FY20 at 3.3 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, the consolidation needs more scrutiny. The gross tax assumptions have been...

LG Electronics Q2 operating earnings down 15.4%

Seoul, July 5 (IANS) LG Electronics Inc. said on Friday that its second-quarter (Q2) operating profits are expected to have dropped 15.4 per cent from a year earlier, mainly due to its sluggish smartphone business. In an earnings guidance, the South...

Girls from India, Pakistan unite to create Guinness World Record

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Five female footballers from India along with a fellow player from Pakistan will join players from across the world in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop marathon football match...

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