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Morning digest: Congress crises in Punjab and Rajasthan deepen, India’s economy likely to grow in double digits this year, says Principal Economic Advisor, and more

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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Congress chief, party crisis in State deepens

The Congress’ crises in Punjab spiralled further on September 28 with State Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu resigning from his post, Minister Razia Sultana quitting her post in support of him and some other leaders too coming out in his support.

Ashok Gehlot loyalists claim support of over 100 MLAs

Amid speculation over an early Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s loyalists have affirmed that the political situation would not witness any major upheaval because of “unstinted support” of over 100 MLAs to the present leadership.

Schools to reopen in Tamil Nadu for classes 1 to 8 on November 1

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday allowed in-person classes for students of classes 1 to 8 from November 1. The standard operating procedure issued in this regard must be strictly followed, it said.

India has created jobs during pandemic: Nirmala Sitharaman

India is successfully carrying out the world's largest free vaccination programme against COVID-19 and has taken strategic steps towards jobs and social protection during the pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at a high-level United Nations meet.

Double digit growth likely till 2022-23, says Principal Economic Advisor

India’s economy is likely to grow in double digits this year as well as next year with the higher revenue collections giving the Centre more room to push capital spending, Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal said on Tuesday, before making a strong pitch to fix India’s cities.

India fought pandemic well: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said that despite limited resources and with a huge population of 130 crore, India fought the COVID-19 pandemic in the best possible manner among all countries in the world.

18 days after woman was raped, Mumbai police file charge sheet

Eighteen days after a 32-year-old woman was brutally raped and tortured with iron rods at Sakinaka, the Mumbai Police have filed a chargesheet.

Amazon launches robot ‘Astro’ to roll around house

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday announced a household, canine-like robot called Astro and a deal with Walt Disney Co to imbue its voice-controlled tech in resort hotels, striving to make its virtual aide Alexa a bigger part of consumers' lives.

Champions League | Messi's 1st PSG goal helps beat Manchester City; Sheriff stuns Real Madrid

Lionel Messi scored his first Paris Saint-German goal and Luxembourg midfielder Sébastien Thill struck late for newcomer Sheriff to stun 13-time champion Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Pollard and Hardik keep Mumbai Indians in the hunt with six-wicket win

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard lived up to their tag of finishers as Mumbai Indians defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets with an over to spare at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

 


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