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Rs. 1350 Crore Package Announced For J&K, Political Parties Call The Move A Joke

Sep 19, 2020 Naseer Ganai

Jammu and Kashmir has been under lockdown since the abrogation of Article 370 last year. Business losses in the valley alone, are estimated at Rs. 40,000 Crore.

Centre Should Consult States Regularly, Treat Them As Equal Partners: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot On Fight Against Covid-19

Jun 06, 2020 Mirza Arif Beg

In an exclusive interview with Outlook, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot speaks about the testing and medical facilities in the Congress-ruled state, the migrant crisis and the measures to revive economy.


Ask Govt To 'Do Your Duty, Take Fiscal Measures': P Chidambaram To RBI Guv

Chidambaram's remarks came a day after the RBI delivered an emergency rate cut for the second time in as many months on Friday as it judged that the Covid-19 pandemic poses a grave threat to the country and will lead to the first economic contraction in 40 years.

'Communicate In Clear Terms Lockdown Exit Strategy': Opposition Lists 11 Demands For Centre On Covid-19

May 22, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The opposition parties demanded an immediate reversal of all 'unilateral policy decisions', especially on the changes in labour laws.


Economic Package 'Cruel Joke On Country', Says Sonia Gandhi At Opposition Meet

Sonia Gandhi said the government has 'cruelly ignored' scores of migrant workers and the 13 crore families in the bottom half of the population as no financial relief has been provided to them.

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19 May, 2020

Is Economic Package Really Mega? It Will Neither Provide Survival Support Nor Economic Stimulus

Subhash Garg

From a fiscal viewpoint, the government has struck a good deal. There is a saying in Hindi- 'heeng lage na fitkari, rang choko hoye' (you don’t spend really anything but it generates vibrant colours), writes Subhash Garg.


17 May, 2020

No Fresh Bankruptcy For 1 Year, Special Insolvency Framework For MSMEs: Centre

IANS

The threshold for insolvency will also be raised to Rs one crore from the current Rs one lakh which will be supportive for the MSME sector, the Centre said.


17 May, 2020

In Final Tranche Of Economic Package, Govt Allocates Rs 40,000 Cr More for MGNREGA

PTI

The decision comes as the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide lockdown has wiped out the livelihoods of several poor and underprivileged people.


17 May, 2020

Highlights: Borrowing Limit Of States Raised From 3% To 5% Of State GDP, Says FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.


15 May, 2020

Govt To Amend Essential Commodities Act To Deregulate Cereals, Edible Oil, Pulses

PTI

The amendment of Essential Commodities Act, besides deregulating production and sale of food products, will provide for no stock limit to be imposed on any produce.


15 May, 2020

Highlights: FM Announces Rs 1 Lakh Crore For Strengthening Farm Infrastructure, Rs 20,000 Crore For Fishermen

Outlook Web Bureau

The Finance Ministry is outlining India's efforts to reboot its economy that has been hit hard due to the coronavirus pandemic.


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14 May, 2020

FM Sitharaman Announces 2% Interest Subvention On Smallest Category MUDRA Loans

Outlook Web Bureau

As much as Rs 1,500 crore interest subvention would be given for MUDRA-Shishu loans of up to Rs 50,000.


14 May, 2020

Finance Minister Announces Free Foodgrain For 8 Crore Migrants For 2 Months

PTI

Nirmala Sitharaman said 3 crore marginal farmers have already availed Rs 4 lakh crore of loans on concessional rates.


14 May, 2020

One Nation One Ration Card, Free Food To Migrants, Rs 30,000 Crore Additional Fund For Farmers, Says FM: Highlights

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the second tranche of economic stimulus package will be for the benefit of migrant workers, street vendors and small farmers.


14 May, 2020

Centre's Economic Package A Booster Shot For Hard-hit MSME Sector

Lola Nayar

As the industry awaits to restart factories and financial activities, this stimulus is expected to provide the fillip. Crucial to this growth is revival of sectors like farming, MSMEs, capital goods.


13 May, 2020

Deadline To File ITRs Extended Till November 30, Says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

PTI

The Vivad Se Vishwas scheme for direct tax dispute resolution has also been extended by six months till December 31, 2020.


13 May, 2020

FM Extends Generous Support To MSMEs, Announces Rs 3 Lakh Crore Collateral-free Loan

Outlook Web Bureau

The move is part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening.


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13 May, 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman To Address Media At 4 PM On Economic Package

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Modi announced a special economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore for the country to become 'self-reliant' and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Photo Gallery

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

PTI Photo

Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

PTI Photo

Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

PTI Photo
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