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Kerala polls: Congress B-team of LDF, alleges Nirmala Sitharaman

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Apr 04 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on April 04 alleged that Congress is B-team of Left Democratic Front (LDF). “In Modi Govt, law enforcement agencies do their business as per law. During UPA, mountainous amount of corruption happened but no agency was allowed to investigate. Congress is B-team of LDF,” said Finance Minister Sitharaman.
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  • PTI

    Industry in recovery mode, Budget proposals on course: Sitharaman

    New Delhi, Apr 22 (PTI) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the industry is in recovery mode and several Budget proposals are on course, including disinvestment, despite a fresh wave of coronavirus infections and local lockdowns.

  • Latestly

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman Assures Industry of Government’s Support; Industry Should Wait & Watch To Assess the Situation

    The Finance Minister also said that as soon as the medical oxygen demand will be met, the industry would also get the necessary supply of oxygen since the import of medical oxygen has been allowed.

  • ANI

    Canada allots USD 80.93 billion budget toward pandemic recovery plan

    Ottawa [Canada], April 20 (ANI/Sputnik): The Canadian government has allotted USD 80.93 billion (C$101.4 billion) over the next three years towards recovery from the economic devastation inflicted upon the country the coronavirus pandemic, the country's 2021 federal budget revealed.

  • PTI

    Notified new policy on rare diseases, approved budget of Rs 25 crore for treatment: Centre to HC

    <p>New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) The Centre on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has notified the National Health Policy for Rare Diseases and transferred Rs four crore to AIIMS while approving a budget estimate of Rs 25 crore for the year 2021-22, all towards treatment of such ailments.</p>

  • Autocar India

    Top 5 automatic budget hatchbacks on sale in India in 2021

    A budget hatchback is usually easy on the pocket to buy and maintain and comes with the added convenience of an automatic transmission. These cars are best used for relatively urban commutes, where the automatic gearbox and smaller dimensions shine. With over eight options to choose from, here are Autocar India’s top 5 picks for the best automatic hatchbacks on a budget. 1. Maruti Wagon R 8/10 Spacious and practical, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comes with two petrol engines – a 68hp, 1.0-litre and an 83hp, 1.2-litre – both of which get an AMT option. The stronger engine is our pick, as the 5-speed AMT is a good match to this unit with hardly any penalty to mileage, and it has better performance too. The Wagon R’s aggressive price point also makes it excellent value. Maruti Wagon R automatic factfileEngine3 cyl, 998cc, petrol4 cyl, 1197cc, petrolPower68hp83hpTorque90Nm113NmGearbox5-speed AMT5-speed AMTARAI mileage21.79kpl20.52kpl Maruti Wagon R automatic pricesVariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)1.0L VXI AMTRs 5.48 lakh1.0L VXI (O) AMTRs 5.55 lakh1.2L VXI AMTRs 5.84 lakh1.2L VXI (O) AMTRs 5.91 lakh1.2L ZXI AMTRs 6.18 lakh 2. Hyundai Santro 8/10 The Hyundai Santro’s AMT unit is smooth and works well with the 69hp, 1.1-litre petrol engine; however, the engine feels weak and dated. The Santro boasts of good quality, is spacious, and well-equipped. It’s also well priced, compared to segment rivals, earning it the number two spot on our list. Hyundai Santo automatic factfileEngine4 cyl, 1086cc, petrolPower69hpTorque99NmGearbox5-speed AMTARAI mileage20kpl Hyundai Santo automatic pricesVariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)Magna AMTRs 5.63 lakhSportz AMTRs 5.98 lakhAsta AMTRs 6.35 lakh 3. Datsun Go 7/10 The most affordable car in India with a CVT automatic, the Datsun Go feels smoother to drive than its competition. However, the 77hp, 1.2-litre engine it’s paired to is rather gruff. Although the current Go is a significant improvement over its predecessor, it still falls short of rivals in terms of quality. On the plus side, the Go CVT is the most affordable car on sale in India with electronic stability control, which somewhat accounts for its relatively higher asking price. Datsun Go automatic factfileEngine3 cyl, 1198cc, petrolPower77hpTorque104NmGearboxCVTARAI mileage19.59kpl Datsun Go automatic pricesVariantPrice (ex-showroom, India)T CVTRs 6.31 lakhT(O) CVTRs 6.51 lakh 4. Maruti S-Presso 7/10 The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is a sprightly urban runabout, thanks to the peppy and frugal 68hp, 1.0-litre petrol engine and 5-speed AMT gearbox. The tall-boy approach has led to a significantly roomy cabin, though the exterior proportions may not be to all tastes. It also feels more basic compared to the other hatchbacks here. Maruti S-Presso automatic factfileEngine3 cyl, 998cc, petrolPower68hpTorque90NmGearbox5-speed AMTARAI mileage21.7kpl Maruti S-Presso automatic pricesVariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)VXI AMTRs 4.83 lakhVXI(O) AMTRs 4.89 lakhVXI+ AMTRs 4.99 lakh 5. Tata Tiago 7/10 The Tata Tiago is well-kitted, drives like a bigger car, looks attractive and is roomy to boot. However, the 86hp, 1.2-litre petrol unit isn’t the most refined or frugal around, and neither is the 5-speed AMT one of the slickest of its kind. Prices are also on the higher side of the segment. Nonetheless, the Tiago’s safety and value for money proposition can’t be ignored. Tata Tiago automatic factfileEngine3 cyl, 1199cc, petrolPower86hpTorque113NmGearbox5-speed AMTARAI mileageNA Tata Tiago automatic pricesVariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)XTA AMTRs 6.00 lakhXZA AMTRs 6.47 lakhXZA+ AMTRs 6.75 lakhXZA+ AMT Dual ToneRs 6.85 lakh Also see: Best automatic hatchbacks under Rs 10 lakh in 2021 5 best petrol-manual midsize sedans on sale in India Turbocharged petrol cars, SUVs for under Rs 10 lakh Ten ways to improve your electric car, SUV’s range

  • News18

    MLS Concludes Beckham's Miami Broke League Budget Rules

    David Beckham's Inter Miami was found by Major League Soccer to have violated league budget rules with its signing of French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, and the team bought out the contract of Argentine midfielder Matias Pellegrini to get back in compliance.

  • News18

    MediaTek Launches New Dimensity 700 SoC That Aims to Bring 5G to Budget Phones

    Realme is the first manufacturer that will launch a smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity chipset.

  • ANI

    New research could help scientists better estimate Earth's carbon budget

    Washington [US], April 13 (ANI): A team led by University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that deep-sea bacteria dissolve carbon-containing rocks, releasing excess carbon into the ocean and atmosphere. The findings will allow scientists to better estimate the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, the main driver of global warming.

  • Firstpost

    Negotiations on India-EU trade deal to resume next month, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Negotiations on a free trade agreement have been stalled since May 2013, when both sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues including data security status for the IT sector

  • PTI

    Indian Army chief Gen Naravane calls for enhancing budget for UN peacekeepers

    <p>Dhaka, Apr 11 (PTI) Indian Army chief Gen MM Naravane on Sunday urged the United Nations to enhance the budget for its peacekeeping missions and emphasised the need to provide appropriate logistics and improved technological support for the blue helmet missions in view of the emerging challenges.</p>