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Health minister Harsh Vardhan seeks ban on spitting in public, sale of tobacco products to check coronavirus

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday appealed to all states and union territories to ban the sale of tobacco products and spitting in public to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. The appeal comes after the Rajasthan and Jharkhand governments issued orders in this regard to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. In a letter to all ... Read More »

Finance Minister Sitharaman welcomes RBI moves to help NBFCs, firms borrow cheap

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) steps aimed at helping companies and individuals borrow at cheaper rates, improving non-banking finance companies’ (NBFCs’) access to low-cost funds besides assisting banks, companies and real estate firms with reclassification of norms on bad assets. “In view of the difficulties being faced due to #COVID19, ... Read More »

2 weeks after being hospitalised, ex-finance minister Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates

The health of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on Friday, hospital sources said. Arun Jaitley was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Arun Jaitley’s health since August 10. Hospital sources on Tuesday said he is ... Read More »

Budget 2019: Finance minister took the easier route instead of catching those who avoid tax

Union Budget 2019: While the FM has settled for earning `12,000 crore more, slashing rates and the resultant increase in compliance could have generated several times more than this amount. Budget 2019: Given how precarious the government’s finances are—FY20 tax collections need to rise 18.3% versus FY19’s 8.4% if you use the numbers put out by the CGA—it is not ... Read More »

Host the national flag and sing national anthem daily at madrassas: MP Education Minister

After making an announcement few days back that MP’s Satna district students will answer the roll call by saying Jai Hind instead of Yes Sir or Yes Ma’am from October 1, School Education minister Vijay Shah has come up with another instruction. On Friday, he asked madrassas in the state to hoist the national flag and sing national anthem daily. ... Read More »

Blue Whale Challenge: Bengal Education Minister instructs schools to ban cell phones

After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not carry mobile phones in classes.   Representative image After reports of increasing suicide cases surfaced, Partha Chatterjee, West Bengal Education Minister has directed all schools in the state to ensure that students do not ... Read More »

Rs 200 to be issued soon: Minister of State for Finance

HIGHLIGHTS Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has said that Rs 200 note will be issued soon He also said that there is no news of scrapping of Rs 2000-note Few days back Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had declined to comment on the 2000-note issue Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar NEW DELHI: With rumours of the ... Read More »

Belgian finance minister warns EU: change or die

Mr Van Overtveldt said a “different” and “better” EU, that focused on key areas such as security, migration, jobs and trade instead of policing trivial policies would help to boost prosperity in the bloc CREDIT: AFP Brexit has “shattered” the principle of ever closer union in the EU, according to the Belgian finance minister, who warned that the bloc had ... Read More »

Hungarian education minister defends controversial bill

Young protesters outside the Presidential Palace in Buda Castle of Budapest on April 10, 2017, during a demonstration against a new higher education legislation | Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images After days of protests and international criticism, the Hungarian government dispatched its education minister to Brussels to defend a controversial law that critics say would effectively shutter the Central European University, funded ... Read More »

West Bengal: Make changes in new bill, teachers request Education Minister

Several teachers including a former university vice-chancellor were badly beaten by police when they refused to call off their rally, said WBCUTA general secretary Shrutinath Prahara. In picture, Teachers protesting in Kolkata against the new education bill RELATED STORIES Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions 7-year-old girl seeks a job in Google, gets touching reply ... Read More »