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Money for NYAY will come from 'chor' businessmen: Rahul Gandhi

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April 4, 2019

India lost 1.1 crore jobs in 2018; 90 lakh lost in rural areas alone, says report

India lost 1.1 crore jobs, including 90 lakh in the rural sector, in 2018 alone, claimed a "chargesheet" released on Wednesday by a group of civil society organisations on the NDA government's five-year tenure.According to the document, released about a week before the general election starts, demonetisation in November 2016 has resulted in 35 lakh jobs being lost. It claimed at least 75 people, including children, died of hunger across 10 states since 2015. The cause of death, it stated, was "prolonged hunger."

Money for NYAY scheme will come from pockets of 'chor' businessmen, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that funds for his party's ambitious NYAY scheme will come from pockets of "chor" businessmen favoured by "Chowkidar Narendra Modi".Addressing a rally in Assam's Bokakhat, Gandhi said the Congress, if voted to power, promises to provide Rs 72,000 annually to 20 per cent families in poorest of the poor category under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) or Minimum Income Support Programme (MISP) scheme.

Jet Airways crisis: No govt intervention in commercial matters of airlines, says Suresh Prabhu

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ruled out any intervention on part of the government to help the embattled Jet Airways. The minister said that the government should not be seen involved in deals to help an airline.Prabhu said his job as an aviation minister is to come with the policy, ensuring that policy allows growth and it allows to deal with this kind of situation.

Supreme Court ruling on RBI norms may push resolution timelines on NPAs: CRISIL

The Supreme Court order quashing a crucial RBI circular on dud assets resolution will push resolution timelines and also clouds the gains achieved on credit discipline over last year, a report said Wednesday.The order will not materially impact the banks' asset quality as a bulk of stress has already been recognised, the report by domestic rating agency Crisil said.

Pakistan's GDP to decelerate to 3.9% in 2019: Asian Development Bank

Pakistan's economic growth is set to slump further to 3.9 per cent in the fiscal year 2019 from 5.2 per cent in 2018, the Asian Development Bank forecast Wednesday, citing the "macroeconomic challenges" faced by the cash-strapped country.To meet its large financing needs, the Pakistan government is discussing a macroeconomic stabilisation programme with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Reddit, Telegram among websites blocked in India: internet groups

Websites like Reddit and Telegram are being blocked in India by internet service providers, throwing into question the enforcement of net neutrality rules, advocacy groups said on Wednesday.Some internet users have posted on social media screenshots of pages displaying messages saying a website was blocked to comply with government orders.

Facebook's WhatsApp allows users to control who can add them to group chats

Facebook Inc on Wednesday changed the privacy settings on its WhatsApp messaging platform, allowing users to decide who can add them to chat groups, as it tries to revamp its image after growing privacy concerns among users.Concerns about Facebook's handling of personal information have grown since the world's largest social network admitted in March that data of millions of users was wrongly harvested by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

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