Earnings of Centre and State government were negligible during lockdown.
We have allocated large chunks to various sectors in Budget to increase jobs." He further said, "We are consistently requesting the GST council to include petroleum products under its purview as it will benefit people.
Petroleum prices will come down as winter goes away, said Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 26. "Increase in petroleum price in international market has affected consumers too. Prices will come down a little as winter goes away. It's an international matter, price is high due to increase in demand, it happens in winter. Price will come down," said Union Minister Pradhan.
[NFA] The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Britain should continue to prioritize people by age rather than occupation, the chair of Britain's vaccine advice committee said on Friday. Lauren Anthony reports.
Alex Salmond has said there is a failure of leadership in Scotland as he attacked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
In his opening statement to a Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government's unlawful investigation of sexual harassment claims made against him, Scotland's former first minister accused his successor Ms Sturgeon of using a Covid press conference to "effectively question the result of a jury".
Mr Salmond is testifying on the botched government investigation which was found to be "tainted by apparent bias" by the court.
He was acquitted of 13 charges of sexual assault in a criminal trial, and he successfully challenged the lawfulness of the government investigation.
The current Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there was no conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and she is due to appear before the committee to give evidence next week. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel in the country, Nagaland became the fifth state to provide relief to consumers. The state government reduced petrol tax from 29.8% to 25%, or Rs 18.26 to Rs 16.04 per litre, whichever is higher. The tax on diesel was reduced from 17.5% to 16.5%, or Rs 11.08 to Rs 10.51 per litre, whichever is higher. Earlier, West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, and Meghalaya had announced fuel relief. Watch the full video for more.
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Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has responded to farmer leader Rakesh Tikait’s warning of another tractor rally, but this time with 40 lakh tractors. Responding to a question, the minister said that the government has always been committed to working for the farmers and doubling their incomes. ‘Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss,’ Tomar added. This comes after Rakesh Tikait during a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan said that they will soon announce another tractor rally, this time to the Parliament and with 40 lakh tractors. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Health Ministry Joint Secretary Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari informed that the five highest vaccinating states today are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Bhandari said that total 51 persons have been hospitalised till date out of which 27 have been discharged, one person is under treatment and 23 people died so far.