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India

Budget Aimed At Benefiting Few Big Companies, Will Increase Inflation: Arvind Kejriwal

"Budget will increase problems for the public," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday accused the centre of giving step motherly treatment to the national capital in the Union budget 2021-22, and claimed the budget is aimed at benefitting few big companies."This budget is aimed at benefiting few big companies. It will increase inflation and problems for the public," Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Delhi continues to get step motherly treatment from the central government."Union Budget is a vision document of any government and spells out its economic agenda for the next financial year. This year there was great anticipation around the Union Budget and people of Delhi had high ho...
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Rs 4,071 Crore Announced For Information And Broadcasting Ministry In Budget

Nirmala Sitharaman has announced Rs 4071.23 crore for the I&B Ministry in Budget.New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday announced an outlay of Rs 4071.23 crore for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in the 2021-2022 fiscal, a decrease of Rs 303 crore from last year.The allocation to Prasar Bharati has been reduced to Rs 2640.11 crore from Rs 2889.36 crore allotted to it in the last fiscal.However, the budget for other autonomous bodies like Press Council of India and Films and Television Institute of India (FTII) went up, with the PCI getting Rs 20 crore this time compared to Rs 8.9 crore in 2020-21 and FTII getting Rs 58.58 crore this time as compared to Rs 49.40 crore last fiscal.For Indian Institute of Mass Communication, the government has earma...
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Budget Is “Anti-Farmer”, Aims To Deceive People, Says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri on Monday.Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has slammed the union budget as "anti-people" aimed at deceiving the masses and said the BJP talks about nationalism, but in practice, they are the ones who are selling resources of the nation to the private players.Reiterating the demand for withdrawal of new agri laws, Ms Banerjee wondered why the Centre is hesitant to write off farm loans if it can waive NPAs running into crores of rupees."They (BJP) lecture others on nationalism, but in practice, they are the ones who sell the nation. They are selling everything from PSUs, Insurance, Railways to Ports. This is a budget to deceive the masses. It's anti-farmer, anti-people and anti-country budget," Ms Banerjee said whi...
Sports

ISL: Jamshedpur FC Edge Past Odisha FC In Narrow Win | Football News

Mohammad Mobashir Rahman's first half strike helped Jamshedpur FC record a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Odisha FC in the Indian Super League, on Monday. Mobash scored a 41st-minute goal which proved to be the difference between the two sides, ending JFC's five-game winless streak and keeping their playoff hopes alive. Stuart Baxter made two changes from Odisha's 1-1 draw against Bengaluru, handing a start to Bradden Inman who had joined on loan from ATK Mohun Bagan. Paul Ramfangzauva was the other change in the playing XI. For Jamshedpur, center-back Peter Hartley returned from injury and Mobashir replaced Aitor Monroy. Odisha custodian Arshdeep Sin...
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Shikhar Dhawan Shares Pic With Akshay Kumar: “Always A Fun Time With You Paaji” | Cricket News

Shikhar Dhawan with Akshay Kumar.© Twitter India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Monday took to Instagram to share a picture with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. Dhawan, who was last seen in action during the limited-overs leg of India's tour of Australia, was seen near a lake with Akshay Kumar. Both the stars could be seen smiling away. "Always a fun time with you paaji," he wrote with a hug emoji. "Lovely meeting you...
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Rashtrapati Bhawan To Reopen For Public From February 6

Visitors can book their slots online by making a payment of Rs 50 per visitor.New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhavan will reopen from February 6 for the general public, over 10 months since it was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an official statement said on Monday.It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays except on government holidays, the statement said.Visitors can book their slots online by making a payment of Rs 50 per visitor."To maintain the social distancing norms, three pre-booked time slots at 10:30 hours, 12:30 hours, and 1430 hours have been fixed with a maximum limit of 25 visitors per slot," said the press release.The historic building was closed for the general public in light of Covid-19 pandemic since March 13 last year.During the tour, visitors have to follow Covid protocol...
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Formula One: Rio De Janeiro Gives Up F1 Chase | Formula 1 News

Rio de Janeiro has given up its controversial bid to build a new Formula One race track and steal Brazil's Grand Prix race away from Sao Paulo, officials said Monday. Rio, Brazil's second city, had hoped to leverage its beaches, nightlife and glamor to wrest the high-profile race away from the concrete jungle of Sao Paulo, the country's economic capital. But the project to build a race track in the Camboata forest -- backed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and ex-mayor Marcelo Crivella, his ally -- triggered an outcry over its environmental impact. New centrist Mayor Eduardo Paes, who took office on January 1, lost little time scrapping the plan...
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India, Qatar Review Bilateral Ties In Areas Including Energy, Trade

They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest at the regional and multilateral levels.New Delhi: India and Qatar on Monday reviewed their bilateral ties in a range of areas, including energy, trade, investments, defence, food security and health.The review was carried out at the fourth foreign office consultations between the two sides."The foreign office consultations provided an opportunity to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, energy, trade, investments, defence, food security, health security, science and technology, consular, community and cultural issues," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.The meeting took place in the virtual format."Both sides reiterated their commitment to working closely together in these areas and ...
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Calls On Social Media Firms To Tackle Racist Abuse | Football News

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has repeated calls for social media platforms to tackle racist abuse after Marcus Rashford became the latest player to be targeted. Chelsea defender Reece James, West Brom's Romaine Sawyers and Rashford's team-mates Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial have all suffered online racist abuse over the past week. Solskjaer, who last week echoed the club's condemnation of the "mindless idiots" who abused Tuanzebe and Martial, has again faced questions about the issue after Rashford was attacked following Saturday's 0-0 draw at Arsenal. "This way of discrimination on social media, we can't do a lot can we?" he s...
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Budget For Tourism Ministry Slashed By 19%, Industry “Disappointed”

The budget has allocated Rs 1088.03 crore for development of tourism infrastructure. (Representational)New Delhi: The budgetary allocation for the ministry of tourism has been slashed from Rs 2,500 crore in 2020-21 to Rs 2026.77 crore this year, in a blow to the tourism industry which is reeling from huge losses due to the coronavirus crisis.The revised estimate for the ministry was Rs 1,260 crore.The budget has allocated Rs 1088.03 crore for development of tourism infrastructure.With the coronavirus crisis restricting not just foreign tourist footfalls into the country but also keeping domestic travellers at bay, the budget has focused on pushing funds for promotion and publicity to help attract tourists.Out of the Rs 668.72 crore allocated towards promotion and publicity, Rs 524.02 cr...