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Govt holds all party meeting ahead of Budget session

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 8:55 PM

The Union-government held an all party-meeting a day before Parliament's budget session begins. The session comes amid nationwide-protests against the government's citizenship measures, including the amended citizenship-law, with opposition-parties putting-up a united front against the Modi dispensation. PM Modi, senior ministers, Anand Sharma and Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress and Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the TMC, besides representatives of other parties, attended the meeting.
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India's budget likely to raise spending to revive economic growth

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:11 PM

Indian PM Narendra Modi's government is expected to raise spending on infrastructure and cut some personal tax in its 2020/2021 budget, to spur consumer demand and investment, government sources and economists said. India is facing its worst economic slowdown in a decade. Growth slipped to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, worsening the job prospects for millions of youth entering the workforce each year.