EC announces election dates : Election to be held in 7 phases, results to be declared on May 23

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Lok Sabha Election Dates, Schedule 2019: The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner, says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

The current term of the present Lok Sabha will end on June 3.

Lok Sabha election 2019: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 during a press conference at 5PM on Sunday. The General Elections 2019 will be conducted in seven phases in April-May, beginning from April 11. The elections will be held for 543 seats on nearly 10 lakh polling booths across the country, while the counting of votes will take place on May 23. With the announcement of election dates, the Model Code of Conduct has come into effect from today, says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.  At the press conference, CEC Sunil Arora said that nearly 90 crore people are registered as voters, of which 1.5 crore voters in the age of 18 and 19. The current Lok Sabha’s tenure ends on June 3.

Here is the timeline of all updates on the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on BusinessToday.In blog.

8:00pm: Samajwadi Party chief and former CM of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav demands change in election dates for the Lok Sabha elections.

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जो लोग इस बात को नहीं मानते हैं उन्हें इतिहास भी नहीं याद रखता।

लोकतंत्रिता का जश्न मनाने के लिए हमें उम्मीद और एकता के लिये मतदान करना है। हम संकल्प लेते हैं कि हम गरीबों और किसानों के लिए काम करेंगे और साथ ही नौजवानों व महिलाओं को सशक्त बनाएँगे।

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7:30pm: Patidar leader Hardik Patel today announced that he will join the Congress on March 12 in presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet in Ahmedabad and will contest from Jamnagar.

Hardik Patel@HardikPatel_

To give shape to my intentions to serve society & country, I have decided to join Indian National Congress on 12th March in presence of Shri Rahul Gandhi & other senior leaders.

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“I would also like to state that if there is no legal hindrance and party decides to field me in electoral politics, I would abide by the party’s decision. I am taking this step to serve 125 core citizens of India,” he tweeted.

7:20pm: Following the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule, BJP President Amit Shah said that Modi government has dared to take bold and futuristic decisions for the welfare of 130 crore Indians.

Amit Shah@AmitShah

PM @narendramodi’s government has dared to take bold and futuristic decisions for the welfare of 130 crore Indians. It has struck at the root of corruption and celebrated honesty.#PhirEkBaarModiSarkar will ensure India’s giant leap, where everyone will be happy and prosperous.

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7:10pm: Kashmir leaders slammed Centre for not announcing state elections in J&K in parallel with Lok Sabha elections. CEC Sunil Arora in a press briefing said that no assembly polls will be held in J&K considering the recent incidents, security of candidates.

Mehbooba Mufti@MehboobaMufti

Decision to hold only Parliamentary elections in J&K confirms sinister designs of GoI. Not letting people elect a government is antithetical to the very idea of democracy. Also a tactic of buying time to disempower people by pushing an agenda that suits their ulterior motives.

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6:59 PM – Mar 10, 2019

The Commission has decided to announce only Parliamentary elections in J&K. Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in J&K to go for polling in three phases due to security reasons, says EC.

Former Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also criticised PM Modi for not handling national security properly.

Omar Abdullah@OmarAbdullah

Balakote & Uri are not symbols of PM Modi’s handling of national security, J&K is and look at the mess he has made there. The abject surrender to anti-India forces is a crying shame.

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7:00pm: Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party has welcomed the announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule and said the victory will be of the truth.

Congress@INCIndia

बिगुल बजा है, अब जनता की बारी है,
झूठ से लड़ने की, पुरजोर तैयारी है।
झूठों के इस शासन को हम देंगे मात,
कमर कसी है हमने, अबकी जीत हमारी है।।#JeetHogiSachKi

6:50pm: After the Election Commission announced the final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019 during a press conference at 5PM on Sunday, AAP head and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that time has come to throw out the most dictatorial and anti-federal govt in the history of India. The elections to seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi will be held on May 12.

Arvind Kejriwal@ArvindKejriwal

Ultimately back to We the people -the real power of our democracy. Time to throw out the most dictatorial and anti-federal govt in the history of India. Time to seek answers on demonetisation, jobs, destruction of traders n destroying brotherhood amongst different communities

                                            

 

6:44pm: Phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Polls will be held on May 19 in a total of 59 constituencies spread across 8 states. Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Chandigarh (UT), Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.

6:42pm: Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Polls will be held on May 12 in a total of 59 constituencies spread across 7 states. Delhi-NCR, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

6:40pm: Phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Polls will be held on May 6 in a total of 51 constituencies spread across 7 states. Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

6:37pm: Phase 4 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Polls will be held on April 29 in a total of 71 constituencies spread across 9 states. Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

6:35pm: Phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Polls will be held on April 23 in a total of 115 constituencies spread across 14 states. Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu.

6:30pm: Notable deviations from 2014 in EC schedule:

Odisha: 4 phases instead of 2

WB: 7 phases instead of 5

Delhi, Haryana, Punjab: pushed to later phases in May

J&K: No assembly elections

6:25pm: CEC Sunil Arora on J&K Assembly polls: No assembly polls will be held in J&K considering the recent incidents, security of candidates. The Commission has decided to announce only parliamentary elections in J&K. Anantnag Lok Sabha seat in J&K to go for polling in three phases due to security reasons, says EC.

6:24pm:Phase II of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Issue of gazette notification : 19th March

Last day of nomination: 26th March

Date for scrutiny of nomination: 27th March

Last date of withdrawal: 29th March

Date of Poll: 18th April

Counting of votes: 23rd May

6:22pmPhase 1 of Lok Sabha elections: Important dates

Issue of gazette notification : 18th March

Last day of nomination: 25th March

Date for scrutiny of nomination: 26th March

Last date of withdrawal: 28th March

Date of Poll: 11th April

Counting of votes: May 23

6:20pm:

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6:10pm: Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Guided by ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, NDA seeks your blessings again. We spent the last five years fulfilling basic necessities that were left unfulfilled for 70 long years. Now, time has come to build on that and create a strong, prosperous & secure India. #PhirEkBaarModiSarkar.”

6:00pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished election officials and security personnel ahead of Lok Sabha elections which will begin next month.”The festival of democracy, Elections are here. I urge my fellow Indians to enrich the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with their active participation. I hope this election witnesses a historic turnout. I particularly call upon first time voters to vote in record numbers,” PM tweeted after EC announced election dates.

Narendra Modi@narendramodi

Best wishes to the Election Commission, all those officials and security personnel who will be on the field, across the length and breadth of India assuring smooth elections. India is very proud of the EC for assiduously organising elections for several years.

5:55pm: Jammu & Kashmir to have five phase Lok Sabha elections. However, the state will have no assembly election, which is presently under the President’s Rule.

5:52pm: Former Chief Minister of the State of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah first reaction on EC announcement.

Omar Abdullah@OmarAbdullah

What happened to @rajnathsingh’s assurance to Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha as well as to the all party meeting recently in Delhi that all forces would be made available for simultaneous polls?

“In light of the failure to conduct assembly elections on time in J&K I’m retweeting my tweets from a few days ago. PM Modi has surrendered to Pakistan, to the militants & to the hurriyat. Well done Modi Sahib. 56 inch chest failed,” he tweeted.

5:50pm: CEC Sunil Arora on J&K Assembly polls: The commission has been looking at security preparedness including recent developments; had several rounds of meetings with all stakeholders. Based on all inputs and recommendations, constraint of security forces and logistics, keeping recent incidents in the state, we have decided only Lok Sabha polls in the state. Assembly polls in the state soon. 3 observers appointed.

5:47pm: 2 phases elections will be held in Karnataka, Manipur, Rajasthan, Tripura

3 phases: Assam, Chhattisgarh

4 phases: Jharkhand, MP, Maharashtra, Odisha

5 phases: Jammu and Kashmir

7 phases: Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal

5:45pm: Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andaman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu will be held in a single phase.

5:40pm: Phase1 Poll in 91 constituencies across 20 states, Phase 2 Poll in 97 constituencies in 13 states, Phase 3 Poll in 115 constituencies in 14 states, Phase 4 Poll in 71 constituencies in 9 states, Phase 5 Poll in 51 constituencies in 7 states, Phase 6 Poll in 59 constituencies in 7 states, Phase 7 Poll in 59 constituencies in 8 states.

5:38pm: 10 lakhs polling stations to be set up for Lok Sabha polls against nine lakhs in 2014, says Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

5:37pm: Counting of votes of Lok Sabha polls to be on May 23: EC.

5:35pm: Fourth phase polling to be held on 29th April, fifth phase polling on 6th May, sixth phase polling on 12th May, seventh phase on 12th May.

5:32pm: Second phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held on 18th April and third phase on 23rd April.

5:30pm: First phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held on April 11.

5:28pm: Android app to help voters record poll violations and send it to EC: CEC Arora.

5:26pm Special observers will be sent to states where we expect security to be an issue, says Chief Election Commission

5:25pm: Candidates cannot use loudspeakers between 10 pm to 6 am: CEC

5:24pm: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora: The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes into effect from today itself in the entire country. Any violation will be dealt with in the strictest manner.

5:22pm: There will be approximately 10 lakh polling stations in this Lok Sabha Elections as compared to 9 lakh polling stations in 2014.

5:20pm: CEC Sunil Arora said that as of 2019, 900 million people are registered as voters, of which 15 million voters are in the 18-19 age group.

5:18pm: Election Commission has been working for the elections for the past many months. MHA was roped in on 22,23rd January to assess security

5:16pm: VVPATS will be used at all polling stations. Photographs of candidates will also be there next to the symbol. In wake of complaints regarding security of EVMs, now last mile transportation of these machines will be tracked through GPS.

5:15pm: Examination schedule has been kept in mind to avoid inconvenience to students: CEC Sunil Arora

5:14pm: 84.3 million new voters since 2014, 15 million voters in the age of 18 and 19, says CEC Sunil Arora

5:12pm: “India, by conducting elections, emerged as a beacon of light for the world,” he said.

5:10pm: We interacted with political parties to discuss elections, says Sunil Arora

5:08pm: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora addresses the press conference. He is accompanied by Election commissioners Sushil Chandra and Ashok Lavasa.

5:05pm:

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#WATCH live from Delhi: Election Commission of India addresses a press conference. https://www.pscp.tv/w/b1Ts8zFwempNQm9XYmtWRWR8MVlxeG9yeUFwdkFKdi0WS8z2-zxv_7o1pSlo4VgJXT5xngiQFM-21bRPQVu1 …

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#WATCH live from Delhi: Election Commission of India addresses a press conference.

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5:00pm: Election Commission will announce the Lok Sabha election dates in a press conference shortly. The poll panel of the EC is currently holding a meeting at Vigyan Bhavan.

4:55pm: Ahead of the announcement of final dates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday signalled that Biju Janata Deal (BJD) will reserve 33% seats for women in upcoming general elections. If the party implements it in the coming general elections, the BJD will become the first political party to take such a move. The Naveen Patnaik-government had already passed the resolution seeking implementation of 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies in November 2018.

4.20pm: Really happy about Election Commission’s advisory to political parties: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh

Capt.Amarinder Singh@capt_amarinder

Really happy about #ElectionCommission advisory to political parties to refrain from using defence personnel pics in election propaganda. Let’s follow it up with an end to politicisation of the armed forces, which I find to be equally wrong.

4.00pm: “When I left from Delhi to Mumbai, I did not know that election commission will be taking press conference at 5pm. This will be my last Sabha before the code of conduct. After URI attack, surgical strike and after Pulwama attack, airstrike, I greet Modi Ji. I was asked what about third surgical strike, I said third surgical strike will be done by people of our country by voting in favour of Modi Ji,” says Sushma Swaraj

3.30pm: Actor-turned-politician KamalHaasan thanks the Election Commission of India for allotting his party  Makkal Needhi Maiam the battery torch symbol.

DT Next@dt_next

Actor-turned-politician #KamalHaasan on Sunday thanked the #ElectionCommission of India for allotting his party #MakkalNeedhiMaiam (MNM) the battery torch symbol, calling it appropriate and in keeping with the party’s vision. https://www.dtnext.in/News/TamilNadu/2019/03/10145637/1109915/TorchBearer-Kamal-Haasans-MNM-gets-battery-torch-as-.vpf … #LokSabhaElections2019

‘Torch-Bearer’: Kamal Haasan’s MNM gets battery torch as party symbol

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3.05pm: During the last five years, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s performance in the Lok Sabha bypolls has failed to impress or make a positive impact. In a total of 27 Lok Sabha bypolls since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, BJP has managed to win only five seats. While BJP’s tally stands at 268 seats, Congress’s has managed to capture 45 seats. However, out of 542 parliamentary constituencies, 22 are still vacant.

2.40pm: The election to fill 5 vacancies in the Telangana Legislative Council will be held on Monday, reports PTI.

2.19pm: After the implementation of the Code of Conduct post the Election date announcement today, the country will be spared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hollow announcements, says BSP supremo Mayawati.

Mayawati@Mayawati

बहुप्रतीक्षित लोकसभा चुनाव कार्यक्रम की आज शाम घोषणा होते ही आचार संहिता के लागू हो जाने से पीएम श्री मोदी की खोखली व हवाहवाई घोषणाओं व शाही खर्चों वाले इनके सरकारी शिलान्यास आदि प्रोग्रामों से देश को मुक्ति तो मिल जायेगी लेकिन जनता इनके अन्य हथकंडों से भी सावधान रहे।

2.10pm: Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav says UP DGP should be removed from his post before election.

Akhilesh Yadav, SP chief: We demand that the UP DGP be removed from his post before election. Police personnel themselves are getting involved in theft cases. If it’s happening, then DGP is responsible too. If Mayawati ji has said that the DGP be removed, what she said is correct

1.50pm: The Election Commission Saturday asked political parties to “desist from displaying photographs of defence personnel” against the backdrop of a picture showing a hoarding with images of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as well as leaders of a party.

1.40pm: The impasse between the CPI(M) and the Congress over the seat-sharing deal in Bengal seems to have resolved after intervention of Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury. According to PTI, after the CPI(M) announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats, the state unit of the Gandhi-led party urged the AICC to look into the matter.

1.10pm: Will the EC announce dates for Assembly polls in J&K? While there is a view that the J-K assembly elections can beheld along with the Lok Sabha polls, a lot depends on the complex security situation in the state given the heightened tension along the India-Pakistan border. The Centre and the state administration, being managed by the Centre-appointed Governor, are against holding the two elections together, reported PTI. However, all political parties in the state favoured simultaneous polls during a meeting with the Election Commission earlier this week. The J-K assembly’s six-year term was to end on March 16, 2021, but it got dissolved after a ruling coalition between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fell apart.

12.52pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses the CISF personnel at the 50th Raising Day ceremony of Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF), at Ghaziabad. Prime Minister Modi inaugurated projects worth several crores in Greater Noida on Saturday.

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12.51pm: AAP leader Sanjay Singh asks: “Does the Election Commission of India work from the BJP headquarters?”

Sanjay Singh AAP@SanjayAzadSln

क्या चुनाव आयोग भाजपा कार्यालय से संचालित होता है?2014 में 5 मार्च को चुनाव की घोषणा हुई,5 दिनो में मोदी जी ने कई रैली, सभा कर लिया, आज ग़ाज़ीयाबाद का भाषण के बाद चुनाव की घोषणा,आचार सहिता के बाद पोस्टर तो उतारने ही पड़ेंगे अब आप कह रहे हैं भाजपा सेना के शौर्य का इस्तेमाल न करें

12.43pm: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces 33 per cent quota for women in the Lok Sabha seats for Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

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#LIVE from the #MissionShakti convention in Kendrapara district.

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12.41pm: Sitanshu Kar, Principal Spokesperson and Director General of Press Information Bureau, invites media for press meet on the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

Sitanshu Kar@DG_PIB

Kind Attn Media : #ElectionCommission Press Conference at 5pm today ie 10th March 2019 at Vigyan Bhavan, Plenary hall. Entry would be on the basis of PIB card especially for the camera teams with their equipment. Entry to begin by 3.30pm for camera teams to start setting up

12.40pm: “I have announced 33 per cent reservation for women in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections,” says Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.

ANI@ANI

  • Mar 10, 2019

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik in an election rally in Kendrapara announces 33% quota for women in allocation of Lok Sabha seats for the BJD party. (file pic)

ANI@ANI

Odisha CM and BJD President Naveen Patnaik: I am delighted to be in Kendrapara today. Here, I have announced 33 per cent reservation for women in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. pic.twitter.com/rmBnnEmm6L

12.35pm: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was dissolved last year. The EC is bound to hold fresh polls in the militancy-hit state in at least six month, which will end in May. The EC may announce Assembly polls date for Jammu and Kashmir too.

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The #ElectionCommission of India is likely to announce the Lok Sabha elections 2019 schedule dates today. India Today’s @PoulomiMSaha tells you more about it.#ITVideo
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12.26pm: There is a strong possibility that the EC may go by the precedent and hold assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh along with the Lok Sabha polls. Notification for the first phase could be issued by the end of March for voting some time in early April, reports PTI.

12.23pm: Among other things, the Model Code of Conduct bars the government from announcing policy decisions.

12.07pm: Former CEC Dr SY Quraishi on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The past three elections (2004, 2009 & 2014) were held from April 20 to May 10 (in four phases), April 16 to May 13 (5 phases) and April 7 to May 12 (9 phases), respectively.

Dr. S.Y. Quraishi@DrSYQuraishi

There is much speculation about election dates.
Last three elections (2004, 2009 & 2014) were held from 20 Apr to 10 May (4 phases), 16 April to 13 May (5 phases) and 7 April to 12 May (9 phases), respectively.

                                            

The window available this time is still similar. But not much.

11.51am: It is not a political candidate, constituency, election issue or some big-ticket political funding, the Lok Sabha elections 2019 may see a ‘swing factor’ in women empowerment.

11.50am: Political parties have resorted to big poll campaigning on social media with the Lok Sabha elections 2019 just a few months away. Pro-BJP groups spent over Rs 2.15 crore out of the total Rs 4.13 expenditure all parties incurred on political advertisement on Facebook in February, as per the social media site’s Ad Archive Report.

11.48am: The present term of the present Lok Sabha will end on June 3. Polling will be held for 543 Parliamentary constituencies.

PIB India@PIB_India

#ElectionCommissionOfIndia to address media at 5pm today at Vigyan Bhavan, plenary hall. Media entry on the basis of #PIB card especially for the camera teams with their equipment.

Entry to begin by 3:30pm for camera teams to start setting up

11.00am: The Election Commission of India to hold a press conference at 5pm today.

Election Commission of India to hold a press conference at 5pm today.

10.39am: The Model Code of Conduct will come into force once the polling dates will be announced by the Election Commission at 5PM today.

                                               

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  • Feb 01, 1:16 PM (IST)
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    Measures for the salaried class will be effective April 1, Subhash Chandra Garg, Economic Affairs Secretary told CNBC-TV18.

    The revenue loss from the change in income taxes will be roughly Rs 24,000 crore, he said.

  • Feb 01, 1:11 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 01:02 PM (IST)

    Budget is unquestionably pro-growth and fiscally prudent, says Union Minister Arun Jaitley

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    Feb 01, 12:58 PM (IST)

    In terms of new highs the market is making and the improving breadth I won’t be surprised if we tested new highs before general elections, Ramesh Damani tells CNBC-TV18

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    Feb 01, 12:56 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:56 PM (IST)

    Consumption to GDP ratio in India is extremely low and taxes had slowed down consumption. The tax moves announced today will be significant in reviving consumption, says HDFC’s Deepak Parekh

  • Feb 01, 12:50 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:46 PM (IST)

    Sensex gives a 300-point salute to the raft of announcements, as the market expects an uptick in consumption. Will the Budget be enough to put this market in firm bull market territory? Time will tell. – Nazim Khan, Senior Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:45 PM (IST)

    Notional rent on unsold real estate inventory – Tax to be levied after 2 years from date of completion of project. Previously, it was 1 year. Real estate stocks such as Oberoi Realty, Godrej Properties, Sunteck Realty, HUDCO rally. – Krishna Karwa, Research Analyst.

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    Feb 01, 12:44 PM (IST)

    Goyal concludes his Budget speech with the quote, ” Ek paav rakhta hun, hazaar raahein phoot padti hai.” which literally means one step opens up a thousand roads.

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    Feb 01, 12:44 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:44 PM (IST)

    Also, this Budget shows NDA’s desperation. This probably the best way to gain back trust of the voters. Or, if the coin flips (by chance), the next Government will have a really tough time to live up to all the promises the Modi Govt is making right now. – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:41 PM (IST)

    Arun Jaitley might be missing all the fun while Piyush Goyal is cutting the cake that he (Jaitley) baked. – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:40 PM (IST)

    This is not just a budget but lays out the path to progress of the country, he says

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    Feb 01, 12:40 PM (IST)

    TDS limit hiked from Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 on Post-Office savings.

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    Feb 01, 12:40 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:39 PM (IST)

    No tax on notional rent on second self-occupied house and no tds on house rent up to Rs 2.4 lakh

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    Feb 01, 12:38 PM (IST)

    FM raises standard deduction from Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000.

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    Feb 01, 12:37 PM (IST)

    All interest income above Rs 40,000 from bank deposits will now get taxed and not Rs 10,000

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    Feb 01, 12:36 PM (IST)

    Income upto Rs 5,00,000 to be exempt from income tax, to boost consumer spending. Positive for FMCG stocks and auto stocks. – Ruchi Agrawal – Senior Research Analyst.

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    Feb 01, 12:35 PM (IST)

    Standard deduction has also been raised to Rs 50,000 from Rs 40,000

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    Feb 01, 12:35 PM (IST)

    So those with income up to Rs 5 lakh and another Rs 1.5 lakh in investments totalling Rs 6.5 lakh will have to pay no tax. Will benefit nearly Rs 3 crore middle class income earners

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    Feb 01, 12:35 PM (IST)

    Piyush Goyal serves the whole thaali….and keeps the dessert for the end…….#TaxRebate….. – Viju Cherian – Opinion Editor

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    Feb 01, 12:34 PM (IST)

    That puts Rs 12,500 per annum in people’s pockets—more than Rs 1,000 per month, more than double what the farm package gives to small and marginal farmers. – Manas Chakravarty, Group Consulting Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:34 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:34 PM (IST)

    It finally comes. From ‘Thank you tax payers’, to doubling the slab for tax rebate. Now, tax payers would say: “Thank you Mr FM”. – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:33 PM (IST)

    Govt announces tax exemption for income up to Rs 5 lk/yr: FM

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    Feb 01, 12:32 PM (IST)

    The shortest interim Budget was given by HM Patel in 1977. This could be the longest. – Prince Thomas, Corporate Bureau Chief.

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    Feb 01, 12:31 PM (IST)

    Individual tax payers with taxable annual income up to Rs 5 lakh will get full tax rebate

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    Feb 01, 12:30 PM (IST)

    Some benefits must therefore also be passed on the middle class tax payers. Keeping this in view I propose to reduce the tax burden on tax payers. The salary earners, pensioners and senior citizens should not wait to get clarity on their taxes, he said

  • Feb 01, 12:29 PM (IST)

    Goyal thanks taxpayers for their contribution toward the well being of the society and providing basic amenities to the poor. “The tax you pay will provide healthcare to 50 crore brothers, sisters and children,” he says

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    Feb 01, 12:28 PM (IST)

    Confident of reaching Rs 80,000 Cr divestment target: FM

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    Feb 01, 12:27 PM (IST)

    Will focus on debt consolidation along with fiscal consolidation, says Goyal

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    Feb 01, 12:27 PM (IST)

    Confident of reaching Rs 80,000 crore divestment target, says Goyal

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    Feb 01, 12:27 PM (IST)

    From ‘what we have done’ Budget, it has suddenly turned into a ‘Dream Budget’ — all about dreams and wishes towards 2030. – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:26 PM (IST)

    In Piyush Goyal’s Budget, there’s place for everybody — Kissan, Jawan, Gau mata, and even the traders. But, not the income-tax paying salaried class. Well, they don’t figure in the scheme and theme of Election. – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:26 PM (IST)

    Expenditure target for FY20 is at Rs 27.84 lakh crore and FY20 fiscal deficit target is at 3.4%

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    Feb 01, 12:24 PM (IST)

    Expenditure target for FY20 at Rs 27.84 lakh cr: FM Goyal.

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    Feb 01, 12:24 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:23 PM (IST)

    FM sets FY20 Fiscal Deficit target at 3.4%.

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    Feb 01, 12:22 PM (IST)

    Vision statement: As Keynes said, in the long run we are all dead – Manas Chakravarty, Group Consulting Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:22 PM (IST)

    See India as a modern, technology-driven, high growth and transparent society as part of Vision 2030

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    Feb 01, 12:22 PM (IST)

    Micro irrigation schemes to be given attention – allocation amounts awaited – allocations to be positive for Jain irrigation, KSB pumps, Kirloskar brothers and Shakti pumps. – Ruchi Agrawal – Senior Research Analyst.

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    Feb 01, 12:21 PM (IST)

    “India will lead the world in transport through electric vehicle (EV) and energy storage devices”, FM said.

    Several international automotive companies like Suzuki, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota, Renault are lining up multiple EV launches through direct imports as well as giving a boost to local manufacturing of EV. – Swaraj Baggonkar – Senior Assistant Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:20 PM (IST)

    Placing an Indian astronaut in space by 2022 is also a part of Vision 2030

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    Feb 01, 12:19 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:18 PM (IST)

    Electric vehicles a key part of govt’s vision for 2030: FM

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    Feb 01, 12:18 PM (IST)

    Fisheries stocks – Apex Frozen, Avanti Feeds, Waterbase have declined after initial surge on interest subvention announcement. Allocation amount for schemes awaited. – Anubhav Sahu – Principal Analyst.

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    Feb 01, 12:18 PM (IST)

    Making India digital will also play the most important role in achieving the vision. Goyal says, adding the third dimension will be making India pollution free. Making renewables a major source of energy supply and promoting electric vehicles will help, he says

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    Feb 01, 12:16 PM (IST)

    Aspire to become $10 Tn economy in next 8 years thereafter: Goyal

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    Feb 01, 12:15 PM (IST)

    The government is laying out the vision for the most important dimensions for the next 10 years to make India a $10 trillion economy and enhance ease of living including development of roads, railways, seaports, health, among other things.

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    Feb 01, 12:15 PM (IST)

    India poised to become $5 Tn economy in next 5 Years: FM

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    Feb 01, 12:13 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:13 PM (IST)

    We are poised to become $5 trillion economy in the next 5 years, says Goyal

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    Feb 01, 12:13 PM (IST)

    The plea by Hero Motocorp, Bajaj Auto and TVS Motors to bring two-wheelers under the 18% GST slab from 28% GST slab seems to have gone unheeded. – Swaraj Baggonkar – Senior Assistant Editor.

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    Feb 01, 12:11 PM (IST)

    Despite high speculation, no changes in tax slabs and no investment incentives for salaried investors and tax payers. – Nayanika Chakraborty – Senior News Co-ordinator.

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    Feb 01, 12:09 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:08 PM (IST)
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    Feb 01, 12:07 PM (IST)

    Our govt wants GST burden on homebuyers to reduce. So we have requested the GST Council to set up a group of ministers who will now work out how to reduce the burden on homebuyers.

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    Feb 01, 12:06 PM (IST)

    Most items of daily use are now in the 0-5% slab making GST beneficial for the middle class

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    Feb 01, 12:04 PM (IST)

    Reducing tax for the middle class has been a priority, he says.

  • Feb 01, 12:02 PM (IST)
  • Feb 01, 12:02 PM (IST)

    Here is how production of various crops and pulses fared under Modi government

    From the MSP of rice and wheat to the area under cultivation for pulses, see how the Modi government has influenced key agricultural indicators.

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    Unmanned system to be created for scrutiny of income tax returns.

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    He now talks about Direct and Indirect Tax reforms

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    99.54% returns have been accepted without any scrutiny: FM

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    All income tax returns to be processed within 24 hours and refunds to be issued simultaneously: FM

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    Direct tax collections from 6.38 lakh crore rupees in 2013-14 to almost 12 lakh crore rupees; tax base up from 3.79 crore to 6.85 crore: FM

  • Feb 01, 12:01 PM (IST)

    Tax scrutiny will also now be done electronically and there will be no interaction between the tax authority and the taxpayer.

  • Feb 01, 12:00 PM (IST)

    Simplification of direct tax system will benefit taxpayers; direct tax reduced and tax interface made simpler and faceless to make life easier; resulting in increase in tax collections and return filings: FM

  • Feb 01, 12:00 PM (IST)

    Tax collections have increased significantly. The number of returns filed have also risen: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:59 AM (IST)

    In the last 5 years under all categories of workers, minimum wages increased by 42% which is the highest ever : FM

  • Feb 01, 11:59 AM (IST)
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    Tax collections have increased significantly from Rs 6.38 lakh crore in FY14 to almost Rs 12 lakh crore in FY19 with nearly 80% growth in the number of taxpayers, Goyal notes

  • Feb 01, 11:59 AM (IST)

    Single window clearance for shooting films for Indian filmmakers.

  • Feb 01, 11:58 AM (IST)

    Single window clearance for filmmaking to be made available to Indian filmmakers, anit-camcording provision to be introduced to Cinematography Act to combat film privacy: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:58 AM (IST)

    34 crore JanDhanYojana accounts opened in last five years; Aadhaar almost universally implemented; ensuring poor and middle class receive government benefits directly: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:58 AM (IST)

    Allocation for Northeastern region proposed to be increased to Rs 58,166 crore in this year, a 21% rise over the previous year: Piyush Goyal

  • Feb 01, 11:58 AM (IST)

    Railway capital expenditure goes up from Rs 53,060 crore in FY19 to Rs 64,586 crore in FY20 – positive for railway capex linked companies. – Madhuchanda Dey – Head Research.

  • Feb 01, 11:56 AM (IST)

    Our government hopes to create 1 lakh digital villages in the next 5 years. Jan Dhan, Aadhaar mobile, and direct benefit transfer have been game changers, Goyal notes. Aadhaar is now near-universally implemented and helped ensure poor get the benefit of govt schemes directly in their bank accounts, he says.

  • Feb 01, 11:56 AM (IST)

    Villages to be converted to digital villages. Target over the next 5 years is to create over 1 lakh digital villages

  • Feb 01, 11:56 AM (IST)

    Allocation for North Eastern Region proposed to be increased to 58,166 crore in this year, a 21% rise over previous year: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:56 AM (IST)

    2% interest subvention to farmers for animal husbandry : FM

  • Feb 01, 11:56 AM (IST)

    Cost of data and voice calls in India is possibly the lowest in the world: FM.

  • Feb 01, 11:55 AM (IST)

    The operating ratio of Railways is seen at 96.2% in FY19 and 95% in FY20, Goyal says

  • Feb 01, 11:54 AM (IST)
  • Feb 01, 11:54 AM (IST)

    Indian Railways budget outlay Rs 1,48,658 crore.

  • Feb 01, 11:53 AM (IST)

    Installed solar generation capacity in India increased by 10 times in the last 5 years.

  • Feb 01, 11:53 AM (IST)

    Inland freight waterways have commenced from Kolkata to Varanasi. North-eastern states may also be connected in due course.

  • Feb 01, 11:53 AM (IST)

    1. India has achieved over 98% rural sanitation coverage.
    2. 5.45 lakh villages declared #ODF
    3. #SwachhBharat now a national movement

  • Feb 01, 11:52 AM (IST)

    Goyal talks about 100 plus airports now in India. But the number is far below the government target. – Prince Thomas, Corporate Bureau Chief.

  • Feb 01, 11:51 AM (IST)

    India is the fastest highway developer in the whole world, 27 kms of highways built each day, projects stuck for decades completed; #SagarMala will help faster handling of import and export cars: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:51 AM (IST)

    All farmers affected by severe natural disasters to will continue to get 2 per cent interest subvention and additional 3 percent on timely loan repayment: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:51 AM (IST)

    Our soldiers are our pride and honour. OROP, pending for the last 40 years, has been implemented by us: Piyush Goyal.

    Already disbursed Rs 35,000 crore for our soldiers under OROP, Substantial hike in military service pay has been announced.

  • Feb 01, 11:51 AM (IST)

    Indian Railways has experienced the safest year in its history. All unmanned level crossings on broad guage network have been completely eliminated, Goyal highlights

  • Feb 01, 11:51 AM (IST)

    Domestic air passenger traffic has doubled in the last 5 years.

  • Feb 01, 11:50 AM (IST)

    Construction of rural roads has been tripled; 15.8 lakh out of a total 17.84 lakh habitations have been connected with pucca roads under #PMGSY.
    #PMGSY allocated 19,000 crore rupees in 2019-20(BE) : FM

  • Feb 01, 11:50 AM (IST)

    Bharat has got the full attention of the Govt. Farmers, cattle, unorganised segment, rural women, are among the major themes. But will these spur rural income? No disruptive intervention, yet. – Prince Thomas, Corporate Bureau Chief.

  • Feb 01, 11:50 AM (IST)

    Defence Budget increased to Rs 3 lakh crore.

  • Feb 01, 11:50 AM (IST)

    Domestic passenger traffic has doubled in the last 5 years and this will mean new jobs in the aviation sector.

  • Feb 01, 11:49 AM (IST)

    Rs. 1 crore loan can now be obtained under 59 minutes: FM. Promises, and claims – Sounak Mitra – Associate Editor.

  • Feb 01, 11:49 AM (IST)

    Over Rs 35,000 crore has been allocated under the ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme so far by the BJP government.

  • Feb 01, 11:49 AM (IST)

    Goyal allocates Rs 3 lakh crore for the defence sector for FY20. If necessary, additional funds will be provided for safety and security of our army personnel, Goyal says

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    Goyal now moves on the defence sector. We had promised to implement One Rank One Pension. We have already disbursed over Rs 35,000 crore after implementing the scheme in true spirit, he said.

  • Feb 01, 11:47 AM (IST)

    India’s youth have turned into job creators from job seekers. The country has become the second-largest hub for startups: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:47 AM (IST)

    9 nine priority areas identified; National  Artificial Intelligence Portal to be developed soon: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:47 AM (IST)

    To ensure cleaner fuel and health assurance, we embarked on PM Ujjwala Yojana, a programme to give 8 crore free LPG connections to rural households, out of which 6 crore connections have been given already: FM Piyush Goyal

  • Feb 01, 11:46 AM (IST)

    75% of woman beneficiaries under PM MudraYojana, 26 weeks of maternity leave and Pradhan Mantri Matritva Yojana, are all empowering women: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:46 AM (IST)

    Goyal now throws in the term artificial intelligence. More power to Digital India. – Nazim Khan, Senior Editor

  • Feb 01, 11:45 AM (IST)

    Pension scheme to benefit 10 crore workers in the unorganised sector. Those who join at 18 years of age will have to contribute a mere Rs 55 per month. The government will contribute equal matching share in the pension account.

  • Feb 01, 11:45 AM (IST)

    Govt e-marketplace GEM has transformed public procurement making it transparent and efficient. Transactions of over Rs 17,000 crore has been done.

  • Feb 01, 11:45 AM (IST)

    Have so far given loans worth Rs 7.23 lakh crore under the Mudra yojana with more than 70% of beneficiaries being women

  • Feb 01, 11:44 AM (IST)

    Committee under NITIAayog to be set up to identify and denotify nomadic and semi-nomadic communities; Welfare Development Board to be set up under MSJEGOI for welfare of these hard-to-reach communities and for tailored strategic interventions : FM.

  • Feb 01, 11:43 AM (IST)

    Workers who receive grievous injuries will now get Rs 6 lakh from Rs 2.5 lakh through EPFO: Piyush Goyal

  • Feb 01, 11:43 AM (IST)

    There are a total of 42 crore workers in the unorganised sector in numerous industries. We must provide comprehensive social security coverage: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:43 AM (IST)

    6 crore households have been given cooking gas connections so far, the target by the end of next year is 8 crore households.

  • Feb 01, 11:42 AM (IST)

    You have to give it to this government. While they sometimes fall to the temptation of naming new schemes after past leaders, many of their new schemes carry a simple convention — they carry the the term “Pradhan Mantri”. – Nazim Khan, Senior Editor.

  • Feb 01, 11:42 AM (IST)
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    FM Goyal moves on the welfare of women in the country. Nearly 8 crore free LPG connections were planned to be provided to relieve women from use of woodfire for cooking. So far 6 crore connections have already been provided.

  • Feb 01, 11:42 AM (IST)

    Welfare department board to be set up under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

  • Feb 01, 11:41 AM (IST)

    50% of the GDP comes from the sweat and toil of 42 crore workers in the unorganized sector: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:41 AM (IST)

    For workers and labourers, a new pension scheme will come up to ensure an increase in Centre’s contribution by four percent. The pension has been increased from Rs 3,500 to Rs 7,000: FM Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:39 AM (IST)

    A bevy of new scheme launches announced — shall we settle the debate, then? This is no “Interim Budget”. – Nazim Khan, Senior Editor

  • Feb 01, 11:39 AM (IST)

    Instead of rescheduling of crop loans, those farmers severely affected by natural calamities will get 2% interest subvention and additional 3% interest subvention upon timely repayment: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:39 AM (IST)

    10 crore workers to benefit.

  • Feb 01, 11:39 AM (IST)

    Goyal announced allocation of Rs 500 crore for mega pension scheme

  • Feb 01, 11:38 AM (IST)

    Mega Pension scheme for the unorganised sector will see equal contribution from the government. Pension of Rs 3,000 to be paid out after retirement age

  • Feb 01, 11:38 AM (IST)

    Monthly pension of Rs 3,000 for workers in unorganised sector.

  • Feb 01, 11:38 AM (IST)
  • Feb 01, 11:37 AM (IST)

    Gratuity payment limit has been increased from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:37 AM (IST)

    Nearly 42 crore workers in the unorganised sector contribute significantly to our economy. We must provide them a comprehensive social security coverage. So other than Ayushman Bharat, our govt proposes set up of Shram Yogi Mandhan, a pension scheme for unorganised sector workers

  • Feb 01, 11:36 AM (IST)

    2% interest subvention to farmers pursuing animal husbandry and fisheries: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:36 AM (IST)

    Govt will set up *Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog* to look after the welfare of cows, including genetic improvements and sustainable development. ” Yeh sarkar kabhi Gau mata ke samman mein peeche nahi hategi. (This government will never shy away from honoring our Mother Cow)

  • Feb 01, 11:35 AM (IST)

    New Pension Scheme – employee’s contribution is 10%, government’s contribution increased from 10% to 14%.

  • Feb 01, 11:35 AM (IST)

    ESI eligibility cover limit has been raised to Rs 21,000 per month from Rs 15,000 per month

  • Feb 01, 11:35 AM (IST)

    Vix now down 5%. Market relaxed about the farm package – Manas Chakravarty – Group Consulting Editor.

  • Feb 01, 11:34 AM (IST)

    Farmers struck by natural calamities will now get 2-5% interest subvention under the crop insurance scheme, Goyal said.

  • Feb 01, 11:34 AM (IST)

    12.5 crore farmers to be covered under direct income support – PM Kissan.  Annual cash benefit of Rs 6000 (to be paid in three tranches) per head. The total outlay is only 0.4% of GDP. This will not lead to big surge in agri input demand but will only benefit basic staples consumption. – Madhuchanda Dey – Head Research.

  • Feb 01, 11:33 AM (IST)
  • Feb 01, 11:33 AM (IST)

    FMCG stocks rally with the farmer support announcements.

    Marico, HUL, ITC up 1-2%.

  • Feb 01, 11:32 AM (IST)

    2 percent interest subsidy to be given to farmers involved in animal husbandry activities, to be given through kisaan credit card scheme, additional 3 percent subsidy on timely payment of loans.

  • Feb 01, 11:32 AM (IST)

    Stock of Mahindra & Mahindra, the market leader in tractors, is up nearly 2% on the BSE while that of Hero Motocorp the market leader in two-wheelers, stock is up by 3.35%.

  • Feb 01, 11:31 AM (IST)

    Separate Dept of Fisheries to be formed.

  • Feb 01, 11:31 AM (IST)

    The prices of medicines have come down with control of drugs, stents and knee implant prices.

  • Feb 01, 11:31 AM (IST)

    India is the second largest fish producing nation in the world and provides livelihood to 1.45 crore people. Towards development of this sector the govt will create a separate department of fisheries. Propose 2% interest subvention for those in fisheries.

  • Feb 01, 11:31 AM (IST)

    Rural FMCG demand has anyway been robust in FY19. The direct income support should add to this growth, for mass consumption items – Ravi Krishnan, Deputy Executive Editor.

  • Feb 01, 11:30 AM (IST)

    Piyush Goyal, finance minister said, “There is a need a structured income support to the poor land holder to procure seeds, equipments and other needs. To support them we have formed PM KISAN. Under this the vulnerable farmers, upto 2 hectares will get direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year. The amount will be transferred directly into bank accounts of the farmer in three installments. About 12 crore farmers will benefit from it. The scheme will kick off from December 1”.

    This is a positive for tractor and two wheeler sales – Swaraj Baggonkar – Senior Assistant Editor

  • Feb 01, 11:29 AM (IST)

    Health cards, quality seeds, irrigation facilities etc have been taken into consideration to improve the well being of farmers, he noted.

  • Feb 01, 11:29 AM (IST)

    PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi to support farmers in procuring basic farm inputs like seeds and fertiliser, to benefit seed and fertiliser companies.

  • Feb 01, 11:29 AM (IST)

    This will cost the govt around Rs 75,000 crore.

  • Feb 01, 11:29 AM (IST)

    Direct Benefit Support of Rs 6,000 to farmers with landholdings below 2 hectares – to be transferred directly into bank account of beneficiary farmers in three installments of Rs 2,000 each, funded by Govt of India – around 12 crore farmers to benefit from the scheme.

  • Feb 01, 11:27 AM (IST)

    The Kisan yojana will be effective December 1, 2018, and the money will be directly transferred into their account. Expect spend of Rs 75,000 crore on this scheme, says Goyal. Rs 20,000 crore allocation will be added to the revised estimates of the FY18-19, he said.

  • Feb 01, 11:27 AM (IST)

    Govt approves PM Kisaan Samman Nidhi.

  • Feb 01, 11:27 AM (IST)

    Farmers owning upto 2 hectares to get Rs 6,000 per year.

  • Feb 01, 11:27 AM (IST)

    Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest healthcare programme, was launched to provide medical care to nearly 50 crore people, resulting in Rs 3,000 crore savings by poor families: Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:27 AM (IST)

    One million people were treated so far under Ayushman Bharat. Have announced 14 new AIIMS since 2014.

  • Feb 01, 11:26 AM (IST)

    In 2014, 2.5 crore families were living without electricity, forced to live in the 18th century. We have achieved almost 100% electrification, says Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:26 AM (IST)

    Farmers with less than 2 hectare land will be given Rs 6,000 per year as direct transfer

  • Feb 01, 11:25 AM (IST)

    Keeping in view the distress in farm sector, we revised MSP in favour of our hardworking farmers. Small and fragmented land holding has led to decline in farm income. To provide support to small and marginal farmers and improve their income the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi yojana has been introduced

  • Feb 01, 11:23 AM (IST)

    As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the world’s largest behavioural change movement Swachh Bharat was initiated; more than 98% rural sanitation coverage has been achieved, says Piyush Goyal.

  • Feb 01, 11:23 AM (IST)

    Rs 1,70,000 crore spent on bringing food at affordable rates to poor people: FM

  • Feb 01, 11:23 AM (IST)

    We are happy to announce that the 22nd AIIMS hospital is going to be set up in Haryana, Goyal said highlighting lower prices in terms of medicines, stents etc  have led to massive scale up in healthcare over the last 5 years.

  • Feb 01, 11:22 AM (IST)

    PMGSY allocation Rs 19,000 crore, same as budgeted for 2018-19.

  • Feb 01, 11:21 AM (IST)

    20 minutes into the speech, the Budget continues like a campaign pitch for the government.

  • Feb 01, 11:21 AM (IST)

    We launched the world’s largest healthcare program Ayushman Bharat to provide medical treatment to nearly 50 cr people, he reiterates. So far 10 lakh people have been treated under this scheme within the short span and nearly Rs 3,000 crore has been saved by those covered under it.

  • Feb 01, 11:20 AM (IST)

    Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee program’s allocation increased by Rs 5000 crore to Rs 60,000 crore, Madhuchanda Dey – Head Research, Moneycontrol.

  • Feb 01, 11:20 AM (IST)

    The government is committed to providing electricity to every house. LED will help save Rs 50,000 crore in electricity bills in the next few years.

  • Feb 01, 11:19 AM (IST)

    Auto stocks firm, market appears to be betting on a likely farm package boosting demand for automobiles.

  • Feb 01, 11:19 AM (IST)

    One crore 53 lakh houses have been made which is 5 times the earlier run rate

  • Feb 01, 11:18 AM (IST)

    Pradhan Mantra Gram Sadak Yojana allocation is set at Rs 19,000 crore, he said, adding, kids will no longer have to walk from home to school. They will now have a bus service there.

  • Feb 01, 11:18 AM (IST)

    MGNREGA allocation has been set at Rs 60,000 crore for FY19-20, Goyal says

  • Feb 01, 11:17 AM (IST)

    Election speech on in full swing.

  • Feb 01, 11:14 AM (IST)

    Rs 3 lakh crore recovered by banks through IBC, says Goyal. Now bigger businessmen also concerned about repaying debt, he adds.

  • Feb 01, 11:14 AM (IST)

    Have recovered Rs 3 lakh crore so far from the banking system clean up, Goyal points out as he moves to the initiatives in the real estate sector.

    RERA 2016 and Benami Transaction Prohibition Act are helping to bring transparency in real estate, he said

  • Feb 01, 11:14 AM (IST)

    Goyal takes dig at UPA government, by saying that his government has ended the practice of ‘phone’ banking at state-owned banks, and ushered more transparency.

  • Feb 01, 11:14 AM (IST)

    “The Rs 1 trillion GST collection in January would have given some comfort. Still Rs 2.8 trillion needed in the next two months to achieve budgeted estimates.” – Ravi Krishnan – Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol.

  • Feb 01, 11:13 AM (IST)

    We have noticed that Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra and Oriental Bank have come out of the PCA framework and our efforts to clean up the banking system will help others too very soon, Goyal says

  • Feb 01, 11:12 AM (IST)

    Earlier there was pressure on only small businessmen to repay loans but now even defaulting managements of big companies are under pressure to repay loans in time

  • Feb 01, 11:11 AM (IST)

    Our govt had the power to ask RBI to review the NPA situation of banks and stop the culture of phone banking, says Goyal

  • Feb 01, 11:11 AM (IST)

    Current account deficit target for FY19 – 2.5% of GDP.

  • Feb 01, 11:10 AM (IST)

    Fiscal deficit revised target for FY19 – 3.4%.

  • Feb 01, 11:10 AM (IST)

    So, that’s a miss on the fiscal deficit target of 3.3% this year. Even this should be taken with a pinch of salt given the possibility of off-balance sheet items.

  • Feb 01, 11:10 AM (IST)

    He’s proud of restoring fiscal balance. Does that mean he will stick to the target?

  • Feb 01, 11:09 AM (IST)

    Piyush Goyal’s remark that farmer incomes have doubled, greeted with boos from the opposition benches.

  • Feb 01, 11:09 AM (IST)

    Goyal starts with recounting a litany of achievements for the Modi government. Reads like a poll pitch so far.

  • Feb 01, 11:09 AM (IST)

    2018-19 revised fiscal deficit target at 3.4%, Goyal points out

  • Feb 01, 11:07 AM (IST)

    If we had not controlled inflation, our families would have been spending 35-40% more on basic amenities today, says Goyal

  • Feb 01, 11:07 AM (IST)

    We brought down average inflation to 4.6% lower than inflation during tenure of any other govt, he says.

  • Feb 01, 11:04 AM (IST)

    “We have reversed the policy paralysis,” says Piyush Goyal as he rises to present the Interim Budget, “India is solidly back on track.”

  • Feb 01, 11:02 AM (IST)

    One thing hasn’t changed. The Budget Speech starts with a din

  • Feb 01, 11:02 AM (IST)

    There is hope the government will also focus on pushing the sales of electric vehicles in the country. The finance ministry on Tuesday had lowered customs duty on electric vehicle parts to 10-15% from 15-30%. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) welcomed the move.

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10% reservation for General Category : Are you eligible for 10% reservation in General category? Here are the criteria

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The Union Cabinet has approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category, sources said Monday.

The Union Cabinet has approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category, sources said Monday.
The government is likely to bring a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday, they said, adding that the quota will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation.

The section doesn’t get reservation as of now, the sources said.

“The reservation will be given to those economically backward poor people who are not availing the benefit of reservation as of now,” a source explained.

The reservation benefit is likely to be availed by those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh and have up to five acres of land, he said.

 

1. What are the criteria for qualify as EBC?

What are the criteria for qualify as EBC?

1) Annual income below Rs 8 lakh per annum

2) Agricultural land below 5 acre

3) Residential area below 1000 square feet

4) Residential plot below 109 yards in notified municipality

5) Residential plot below 209 yards in non-notified municipality area

 

2. What it means?

What it means?

In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of a drift from the party.

A top government functionary said a constitutional amendment bill will be tabled in Parliament Tuesday, the last day of the Winter Session.

 

3. Will go above 50%Will go above 50%

The proposed reservation will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation enjoyed by the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes, taking the total reservation to 60 per cent.

The constitutional amendment bill would be required as the constitution does not provide for reservation on the ground of economic conditions. It envisages amendment to the Articles 5 and 6.

 

4. Will give reservation to the poor

Will give reservation to the poor

A Union minister said the bill once passed will amend the Constitution accordingly to give reservation to the poor among the general castes and classes.

“The bill will provide a shelter for upper castes under the rubric of fundamental rights. The court’s rule of the maximum 50 per cent quota cannot fetter Parliament’s right to amend the Constitution,” he said.

 

5. SC cap?

SC cap?

In its famous Indra Sawhney judgement, the Supreme Court had set a cap of 50 per cent cap on quotas. Government sources said the proposed constitutional amendment will pave the way for the additional quota.

“The reservation will be given to those economically weaker people who presently do not avail any benefits of reservation,” a source said.

 

6. Castes likely to benefitCastes likely to benefit

Among the major castes to benefit from the proposed law are Brahmins, Rajputs (Thakurs), Jats, Marathas, Bhumihars, several trading castes, Kapus and Kammas among other Upper Castes.

The poor among the other religions will also benefit from it, sources added. The Congress described the government’s decision as an “election gimmick” to fool the people and a proof of BJP’s “fear” of losing Lok Sabha polls.

 

7. Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas

Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas

The BJP hailed the move with several leaders describing it as historic and exercise in sync with government’s motto of “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” (with all, development for all).

BJP ally and Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan also termed the decision by the government as “historic”.

 

8. Opp parties must support

Opp parties must support

The BJP believes that if opposition parties, whose support is a must for its passage in the Rajya Sabha where the government lacks numbers, vote against it, then they will risk losing support of an influential section of society.

Influential castes like Marathas, Kapus and Jats have hit the streets in the last few years, seeking reservation benefits. Their protests at times have turned violent.

 

9. What about states?What about states?

Though governments in states like Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have made laws, they are often struck down by the court on the ground of a Supreme Court judgement in the Indra Sawhney case had fixed a ceiling of 50 per cent on reservation.

The apex court has also asserted that the Constitution makes no case for quota on economic ground and only talks of educational and social backwardness besides those for the SCs and STs.

He added that the demand for providing quota to the poor from the general castes was made in the constituent assembly too.

“For the first time, we (govt) are now going to give constitutional recognition to the poor from the upper castes,” he said.

 

10. Criteria

Criteria

The bill is likely to introduces criteria like an annual income below Rs 8 lakh and not owning more than five acres of agricultural land for those seeking quota benefits.

They should also not own a flat of 1000 sq ft or more, land of 100 yards in notified municipality area and 200 yards in non-notified area, sources said.

The ruling BJP hopes that the bill will help consolidate the general castes in its support as it begins campaign for the Lok Sabha elections scheduled in April-May.

 

11. Wooing UC?

Wooing UC?

Political watchers believe that sections of upper castes had drifted from the party of late following its aggressive push to win over backward classes and Dalits.

The Modi government’s decision to bring a law to nullify a Supreme Court order, which critics said had diluted provisions in a law on atrocities against Dalits and tribes, was also used by some upper castes groups to campaign against the BJP in recent state polls.

The BJP had lost to the Congress in three states, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where it was in power.

 

 

 

 

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Modi govt about to roll out a mega jobs programme for undergraduates

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With unemployment emerging as a major concern ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, three ministries — human resource development, labour and skill development — are set to join hands to train undergraduates and generate jobs for them, starting in 2019.

The Modi government is preparing to roll out a mega ‘apprenticeship’ programme, specifically targeting students of humanities and other nontechnical courses across private and government-funded higher education institutes, to make them more employable and help them get jobs when they graduate.

A six- to 10-month apprenticeship and on-the-job training with prospective employers, backed with stipends, will be arranged for students in the final year of their degree programmes

While technical courses tend to have a better linkage with industry and offer faster employment avenues to graduates, this doesn’t always hold true for nontechnical degree holders. This segment constitutes a significantly high number of those without jobs because only a small percentage opts for post-graduation and further studies. Career counselling and relevant apprenticeship are envisaged as part of the plan to make them job-ready.

Central public sector units, sector skill  councils and big industry will be linked with the programme to ensure high-quality apprenticeship, basic training and on-the-job training to each student passing out of college.

Ministers and top officials of the three ministries held a meeting last week to decide on the contours of the programme, set to be jointly launched over the next few days.
Ministers and top officials of the three ministries held a meeting last week to decide on the contours of the programme, set to be jointly launched over the next few days.

The plan is to start implementation in 2019, targeting 1 million students in the 2019-20 academic session. The larger goal is to bring into effect a national ‘integrated apprenticeship programme’ to ‘improve the employability’ of over 8 million students passing out of degree programmes.

The Rs 10,000-crore corpus of the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme, which has remained largely unused so far, will be unlocked to help fund the stipend-based apprenticeship. The government’s contribution to the stipend will be 25% of the stipend, up to Rs 1,500 per month, a person aware of the plan said.

There will be three key focus areas — adding apprenticeship-based, end-of-degree programmes and linking them with higher education institutes, restructuring the bachelor’s in vocational courses programme to add the apprenticeship module and integrating all higher education institutes with the National Career Service portal.

The portal will be linked with the website of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to create a seamless dashboard displaying student qualifications, eligibility, their apprenticeship and employment status and a waitlist that is updated when the graduates find employment.
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Election Results LIVE 2018 – Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram

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–Congress looks strong in Rajasthan, leading in 20 seats. With lead in 17 seats, TRS consolidates position in Telangana.

–30 minutes into counting, TRS ahead in early leads – Jogu Ramanna leads in Adilabad

 

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Close fight between the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Congress takes big early lead in Rajasthan. TRS leads in Telangana.

 

The results for assembly elections to five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh – will be declared tomorrow. The time of the start of vote counting is 8 am. Election trends will start coming out soon. The election results 2018 are important as it may impact 2019 general elections. All the major political parties would want to end the year on a winning note.

The Election Commission of India has made all the necessary arrangements for the poll results. In Telangana, the Chief Electoral Officer said necessary arrangements have been made for the counting day and the strongrooms, where voting machines are kept, are secured with central paramilitary forces providing. Here are the answers to some of the questions related to assembly election results.

Election result date: The election results 2018 will be announced on December 11.

Election results time: The counting will begin at 8 am. The results will be declared in the evening.

Where to watch election news coverage: Election Coverage starts when counting begins

The Telangana election results, the Madhya Pradesh election results, theRajasthan election results, the Chhattisgarh election results and Mizoram election results will announced tomorrow by the Election Commission.

Exit polls for five states in elections have predict a worrying outcome for the BJP in three heartland states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. An aggregate of exit polls shows the BJP’s winning streak is set to end in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, both heading for hung verdict.

 

 

 

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Election dates for Rajasthan, MP, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana out, results on Dec 11

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  • Chhattisgarh will go to polls in two phases on November 12 and November 20
  • Telangana and Rajasthan will go to polls together on December 7
  • MP and Mizoram will go to polls together on November 28

The Election Commission of India today announced election dates for assembly elections in five states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana.

Chief Election Commissioner, OP Rawat, announced the election dates for the five states.

Election in Chhattisgarh will take place in two phases. Election in phase one (18 seats) will take on November 12. For the second phase (72 seats) voting will be held on November 20.

For Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram voting will be held in a single phase on November 28.

For Rajasthan and Telangana voting will be held in a single phase on December 7.

Results for all the five states will be out on December 11.

These five assembly elections would be crucial for the BJP as it gears up for the Lok Sabha election next year. The BJP is in power in three of these states — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. While the Congress is in power in Mizoram, Telangana Rashtra Samithi was in power in Telangana before the assembly was dissolved.

The election code of conduct comes into play with immediate effect in these states.

Here is the complete schedule for assembly elections in the five states:

 

CHHATTISGARH

Elections will be held in two phases. Phase one includes the left-wing extremism-affected areas with 18 seats and phase two includes 72 seats.

Phase 1

Last date of filing nomination – October 23

Date of scrutiny – October 24

Last date for withdrawal of candidature – October 26

Date of voting – November 12

Counting date – December 11

Phase 2

Last date of filing nomination – November 2

Date of scrutiny – November 3

Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 5

Date of voting – November 20

Counting date – December 11

 

MADHYA PRADESH and MIZORAM

Election schedule in Madhya Pradesh (230 seats) and Mizoram (40 seats) will be the same. Elections will be held in a single phase in both states.

Last date of filing nomination – November 9

Date of scrutiny – November 12

Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 14

Date of voting – November 28

Counting date – December 11

 

TELANGANA and RAJASTHAN

Telangana and Rajasthan will go to polls together. Elections will be held in a single phase in both states.

Last date of filing nomination – November 19

Date of scrutiny – November 20

Last date for withdrawal of candidature – November 22

Date of voting – December 7

Counting date – December 11

IPL 2019

 

  Indian Premier League 2019   

Date Match Details Time
Mar 23, Sat Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore,
1st Match

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 24, Sun Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
2nd Match

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals,
3rd Match

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

4:00 PM /
10:30 AM GMT

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT

Mar 25, Mon Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab
4th Match

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 26, Tue Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings
5th Match

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 27, Wed Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab
6th Match

Eden Gardens, Kolkata

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 28, Thu Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
7th Match

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 29, Fri Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
8th Match

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Mar 30, Sat Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,
9th Match

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
10th Match

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

4:00 PM /
10:30 AM GMT

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT

Mar 31, Sun Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
11th Match

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
12th Match

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

4:00 PM /
10:30 AM GMT

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT

Apr 01, Mon Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals
13th Match

Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Apr 02, Tue Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
14th Match

Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Apr 03, Wed Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings
15th Match

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Apr 04, Thu Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
16th Match

Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT
Apr 05, Fri Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
17th Match

M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

8:00 PM /
02:30 PM GMT

 

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PM Modi Tweets To ‘Influencers’ : Modi’s 4 requests to citizens for a ‘stronger democracy’ , Urges Them To Ensure That Everyone Votes In Upcoming Elections

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From Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Badal, actor Ranveer Singh to yoga guru Ramdev, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has one message for the who’s who of India.

The Prime Minister, who went on a Twitter spree on Wednesday morning, reached out to people on opposite ends of political, social spectrums, asking them to encourage voting.

With 29 tweets in around an hour, Prime Minister asked stars to come together and encourage people to vote in the in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

                                         

Here is the full list of celebrities tagged in the customised messages sent from Prime Minister’s Twitter account.

1. Rahul Gandhi

2. Mamata Banerjee

2. Sharad Pawar

3. Mayawati

4. Akhilesh Yadav

5. Tejashwi Yadav

6. M K Stalin

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

I appeal to @RahulGandhi, @MamataOfficial, @PawarSpeaks, @Mayawati, @yadavakhilesh, @yadavtejashwi and @mkstalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric.

12.5K people are talking about this

                                                            

7. Salman Khan

8. Aamir Khan

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Voting is not only a right but it’s also a duty.

Dear @BeingSalmanKhan and @aamir_khan,

It is time to inspire and motivate youth in your own Andaz to vote so that we can strengthen Apna Democracy & Apna country.

9,603 people are talking about this

                                                   

9. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

10. Sadhguru

11. Baba Ramdev

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @SriSri ji, @SadhguruJV ji, @yogrishiramdev ji and Sri M,

Spiritual leaders like you inspire many through words and work.

I request you to also inspire people towards greater democratic participation.

Please encourage greater voter awareness.

6,194 people are talking about this

                                               

12. Kidami Srikanth

13. P V Sandhu

14. Saina Nehwal

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @srikidambi, @Pvsindhu1 & @NSaina,

The core of badminton is the court and the core of democracy is the vote.

Just like you smash records, do also inspire a record-breaking voter turnout. I request you to increase voter awareness & motivate youth to vote in large numbers.

4,794 people are talking about this

                                                   

15. Ratan Tata

16. Anand Mahindra

17. Ashish Chauhan

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @RNTata2000, @anandmahindra and @ashishchauhan,

India wins when our democracy gets strengthened.

Ensuring maximum participation in voting is the perfect way to strengthen democracy.

Can we all make this happen?

5,576 people are talking about this

                                                       

18.Ranveer Singh

19. Varun Dhawan

20. Vicky Kaushal

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

My young friends @RanveerOfficial, @Varun_dvn & @vickykaushal09,

Many youngsters admire you.

It is time to tell them: Apna Time Aa Gaya Hai and that it is time to turn up with high Josh to a voting centre near you.

9,331 people are talking about this

                                             

21. Lata Mangeshkar

22. Sachin Tendulkar

23. A R Rahman

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

When @mangeshkarlata Didi, @sachin_rt and @arrahman say something, the nation takes note!

I humbly request these remarkable personalities to inspire more citizens to come out and vote in the 2019 elections.

A vote is a great way to make the people’s voice heard.

5,438 people are talking about this

24. The Phogat sisters

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

The prolific Phogat sisters, @geeta_phogat, @BabitaPhogat, @PhogatRitu and @Phogat_Vinesh manifest the best of Indian sporting talent.

We’ve seen you in the wrestling world.

I urge you all to support the movement to ensure greater voter participation in the ‘Chunavi Dangal.’

5,062 people are talking about this

                                              

25. M S Dhoni

26. Rohit Sharma

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @msdhoni, @imVkohli and @ImRo45,
You are always setting outstanding records on the cricketing field but this time, do inspire the 130 crore people of India to set a new record of high voter turnout in the upcoming elections.
When this happens, democracy will be the winner!

8,821 people are talking about this

                                                

27. Naveen Patnaik

28. H D Kumaraswamy

29. N Chandrababu Naidu

30. YS Reddy

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

I call upon KCR Garu, @Naveen_Odisha, @hd_kumaraswamy, @ncbn and @ysjagan to work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.

4,520 people are talking about this

                                                    

31. NItish Kumar

32. Ram Vilas Paswan

33. Pawan Chamling

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @NitishKumar, @irvpaswan and @pawanchamling5, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections.

Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place.

4,270 people are talking about this

                                                  

34. Harsimrat Badal

35. Chirag Paswan

36. Aaditya Thackeray

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @HarsimratBadal_ , @ichiragpaswan and @AUThackeray, increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a paramount task in front of us.

Urging you to do your best to ensure high public participation in the upcoming elections.

3,846 people are talking about this

                                                         

37. Mohanlal

38. Nagarjuna

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @Mohanlal and @iamnagarjuna,

Your performances have entertained millions over the years and you have also won many awards. I request you to create greater voter awareness and urge people to vote in large numbers.

The award here is, a vibrant democracy.

5,734 people are talking about this

                                                             

39. K Satyarthi

40.Kiran Bedi

41. Sudarsan Pattnaik

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @k_satyarthi, @thekiranbedi and @sudarsansand,

A vote gives voice to people’s aspirations.

As widely respected personalities, your efforts towards increasing voter awareness will strengthen India’s democracy.

I request you to lend your voice for the same.

4,064 people are talking about this

                                                   

42. Neeraj Chopra

43. Yogeshwar Dutt

44. Sushil

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

India is proud of @Neeraj_chopra1, @DuttYogi and @WrestlerSushil.
However, they made India win because they participated. I request Neeraj, Yogeshwar and Sushil to encourage people to participate in the elections and vote so that India wins here too!

4,165 people are talking about this

45. Pranab Mukherjee

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Respected @CitiznMukherjee,
Being among India’s most prolific statesmen and someone who has been active in politics for decades, you would understand the power of a vote. I request you to appeal to the people to enrich the festival of democracy by participating in large numbers.

5,743 people are talking about this

                                                    

46. Deepika Padukone

47. Aliaa Bhatt

48. Anushka Sharma

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Requesting @deepikapadukone, @aliaa08 and @AnushkaSharma to urge people to vote in large numbers for the coming elections.

As renowned film personalities whose work is admired by many, I am sure their message will have a positive impact on our citizens.

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49.Bajrang Punia

50. Shankar Mahadevan

51. Manoj Bajpayee

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @BajrangPunia, @shankar_live and @BajpayeeManoj,

Your talent and skill has entertained millions, and made India proud.

Your voice is respected widely.

Please lend strength to our democracy by increasing voter awareness and inspiring people to vote.

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52. Anil Kumble

53.V V S Laxman

54. Virender Sehwag

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @anilkumble1074, @VVSLaxman281 and @virendersehwag – your heroic deeds on the cricket pitch have inspired millions.

Come, it is time to inspire people once again, this time to vote in record numbers.

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55. Akshay Kumar

56. Bhumi Pednekar

57. Ayushmann Khurrana

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Dear @akshaykumar, @bhumipednekar and @ayushmannk,

The power of a vote is immense and we all need to improve awareness on its importance.

Thoda Dum Lagaiye aur Voting ko Ek Superhit Katha banaiye.

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58. Amitabh Bachchan

59. Shah Rukh Khan

60. Karan Johar

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

Urging @SrBachchan, @iamsrk and @karanjohar to creatively ensure high voter awareness and participation in the coming elections.

Because…its all about loving your democracy (and strengthening it). 🙂

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The Prime Minister also called upon media leaders to play a vital role in the democracy. As he tagged India Today Group’s Aroon Purie, Ragul Kanwal, Anjana Om Kashyap, Modi asked them to spread awareness among voters.

In his last message in the tweet series, the Prime Minister urged the citizens to strengthen voter awareness across the country.

Narendra Modi

@narendramodi

My fellow Indians,

Urging you all to strengthen voter awareness efforts across India.

Let us all ensure maximum number of Indians come out to vote in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Defending champion India on Wednesday defeated Maldives by 6-0 in the 5th South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship.

Keeping its unbeaten record India easily defeated Maldives in its first group match in Nepal’s Biratnagar.

Indian girls dominated the first half and took a 5-0 lead. In the second half, India could manage only a single goal. India has remained unbeaten in SAFF championship since the beginning of the tournament in 2010.

It has won all 20 matches so far. Now India will take on Sri Lanka in its second match in Group B on Sunday.

In group A, Bhutan will play against Bangladesh tomorrow.

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One Nation One Card : PM Modi launches mobility card that would work across country

The card can be used for making payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, smart city and retail shopping.

Image: Twitter/@RuPay_npci

 

In a bid to provide seamless urban mobility to commuters across the country, the Centre on March 4 launched India’s first indigenously-developed National Common Mobility Card (NCMC).

Dubbed as ‘One Nation-One Card’, the inter-operable transport card would allow holders to pay for their bus travel, toll taxes, parking charges, retail shopping and withdraw cash.

With this “one-of-its-kind” card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the launch, the country is “no longer required to be dependent on foreign technology.”

“Now, we have this ‘Made in India’ card. Only a select few countries have this technology of ‘One Nation One Card’,” PM Modi added.

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RuPay

@RuPay_npci

RuPay Contactless Card with NCMC is now available with almost 25+ large banks as debit, credit or prepaid. With this launch, RuPay fulfils the promise of One Nation One Card as the same bank issued debit/credit card can be used for many payments including Transit like Metros.

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Here are the key point you need to know about the ‘One Nation One Card’:

> The mobility card can be issued in the form of debit, credit or prepaid card of a partner bank.

> The card is similar to any RuPay debit/credit card, which will be available with more than 25 banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI).

> The card can be used for making payments across all segments including metro, bus, suburban railways, smart city and retail shopping.

> The card can also be used for paying at toll plazas and for parking.

> The card offers cashback on bill payments and more than thousand other offers.

> A cardholder can also avail 5 percent cash back at ATMs and 10 percent cash back at merchant outlets while travelling abroad.

> It is supported by indigenously developed Automatic Fare Collection Gate ‘Swagat’ and an Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection System ‘Sweekar’. Both ‘Swagat’ and ‘Sweekar’ were launched by PM Modi on March 4.

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Durga Shanker Mishra

@Secretary_MoHUA

In a major step towards providing seamless urban mobility to commuters across the country, the indigenously developed Automatic Fare Collection Gate ‘Swagat’ & an Open Loop Automatic Fare Collection System ‘Sweekar’ will be launched by Hon’ble PM shortly in Ahmedabad today. 1/3

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