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139 Indians stranded in Pakistan return via Attari-Wagah border

'It is because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown that we were not able to come back to our country,' said Qamruz ZamaneGunshafa, a Delhi-based resident who had gone to Pakistan to be with her daughter also echoed a similar sentiment

1 min read20 Oct 2020

Labour panel discusses ways to improve skill mapping, job opportunities for migrants

Union government has also informed the members of the committee that finance ministry also sanction an additional sum of ₹40,000 under MGNREGS

3 min read7 Aug 2020

The virus will make everything you hate about flying worse

Global air traffic is projected to decline by at least half in 2020Most airlines believe business won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2023

8 min read20 Jul 2020

Bengaluru records over 1,500 new Covid-19 cases for second day in a row

The total number of coronavirus cases in the supposed Silicon Valley city of India now stands at 18,387The death toll in the city reached 274 after 45 deaths were recorded since yesterday

2 min read12 Jul 2020

Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh govt to impose lockdown from Friday 10 pm till Monday 5 am

All government offices and markets to remain closed during this periodThe 55-hour lockdown announcement comes in the backdrop of rising novel coronavirus cases in the state for a few weeks

1 min read9 Jul 2020

Money With Monika: How can India's GDP get back on track? | Corona Conversations

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the Indian economy which was already grappling with a deepening slowdown. Now, India's Gross Domestic Product is estimated to contract by around 5% in the current financial year. The economy will have to grow by 11% in order to get back to the FY20 level. While India has done better than many developed countries in the services sector, our manufacturing potential is yet to be adequately utilised. This is one avenue which can help India not just recover from the Covid-induced economic crisis, but also grow stronger in the long run. But how can the country achieve this? Watch Monika Halan explain the various changes that can help India become the world's manufacturing hub. Monika Halan is consulting editor, Mint, and author of the book 'Let's Talk Money'.

30 Jun 2020

Restaurants, malls, hotels to reopen from Monday: New rules in 10 points

Temperature screenings will be a must at entrances and visitors will be allowed only if they use face cover or masks which should be worn at all times insideCinema halls, gaming arcades and children play areas in these establishments will remain closed

12 min read5 Jun 2020

Opinion | That blood on the tracks was of people abandoned to their fate

They’d rather have died back in their villages than an alien city but ended up dead along the way

4 min read14 May 2020

Govt picks 8 sectors for reforms to duck downgrade, attract firms exiting China

S&P, the most sought after of the rating agencies, had in December reaffirmed sovereign rating of India at BBB- with stable outlookIt is feared that a large fiscal expansion, imperative to bring the economy back on its feet, could invite a ratings downgrade

4 min read8 May 2020

Oppo to resume production at Greater Noida facility with 30% workforce

All Oppo products sold in India are manufactured at the Greater Noida plant, which produces 50 million smartphones every yearOppo has started selling its products in permitted zones through e-commerce companies, and Flipkart

1 min read7 May 2020
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