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₹20 lakh crore boost for self-reliant India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ~20 lakh crore economic package to help individuals and businesses deal with the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown enforced to combat its spread, and to, as he put it, turn the “crisis into an opportunity”. Details of the package, which is the equivalent of a little below 10% of […]

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News updates from Hindustan Times |‘Should work together, fight Covid-19’: China to India after Sikkim face-off and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times. ‘Should work together, fight Covid-19’: China to India after Sikkim face-off China on Monday sought to downplay the latest round of aggressive confrontation between Indian and Chinese soldiers in north Sikkim over the weekend, […]

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PM Modi meets ministers to firm up lockdown-exit strategy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his ministers this morning to firm up a post-lockdown strategy as the nationwide shutdown is set to end this Sunday. Home minister Amit Shah, railway minister Piyush Goyal and aviation minister Hardeep Puri were among those who attended the meeting. On Thursday, PM Modi held a “comprehensive” meeting to discuss […]

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Covid-19: Flight, train services to remain suspended till May 3

The Centre has extended the suspension on all domestic, international flights and passenger trains till May 3, shortly after the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prolong the three-week nationwide lockdown by another 19 days. The flight and train operations have been in suspension since March 25, the day “janta curfew” was announced. The […]