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    Yogi Claims of Zero COVID-19 Deaths in Last 3 Days, Centre Says 7 Dead

    The Hindustan Times reported on August 2, 2021 that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had claimed that no COVID-19 deaths had been reported in the state during the last three days. News18 too published the same claim but did not attribute it to Yogi Adityanath. "Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said the Covid situation was in control in UP due to...

    • 2 days ago
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    Amit Shah Lauds Yogi for UP's Law & Order: Makes 2 False, 2 True Claims

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    • 3 days ago
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    Are Manual Scavengers Different from Those Who Clean Sewers?

    Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, told the Rajya Sabha on July 28, 2021 that no manual scavenger had died in the country in the last five years. When asked about "the number of people engaged in manual scavenging who have died during the last five years", Athawale responded, "No such deaths have been reported due to manual...

    • 5 days ago
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    Explained: How Odisha 'Puri'fied its tap water to make it drinkable

    The Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government, on July 26, 2021,var embedId = {jw: [],yt: [],dm: [],fb: []};function pauseVideos(vid) {var players = Object.keys(embedId);players.forEach(function(key) {var ids = embedId[key];switch (key) {case "jw":ids.forEach(function(id) {if (id != vid) {var player = jwplayer(id);if (player.getState() === "playing") {player.pause();}}});break;case...

    • 6 days ago
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    GST Dues: Ministry says yet to pay Rs 1.36L Cr, PIB says all paid up

    The Press Information Bureau recently issued a press release to highlight a response the Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary gave in the Lok Sabha on GST compensation due to the states. "The Government has paid all the Goods & Services Tax (GST) Compensation dues to the states for financial years 2020-21 and 2021-22. This was stated by Minister of State for...

    • a week ago
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    Explained: Why These 5 States Have No GST Dues

    Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Choudhary on July 19, 2021 presented in the Lok Sabha details of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) compensation dues pending to various states. This list showed that the Centre owes states 1.36 lakh crore for 2020-21 and the first quarter of 2021-22. The list also revealed that of the 31 states and UTs mentioned, five have no pending GST dues in Q1 of 2021-22....

    • a week ago
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    RBI Warms Up to Digital Currency, But What Is It and How Will It Help?

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is planning to launch the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or virtual currency in a phased manner in the country. This means that our knowledge of money and current methods of money transactions could entirely change in the future. Speaking at a webinar organised by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy on July 22, 2021, RBI's Deputy Governor...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Oxygen Shortage Row: Patients' Kin Blame Govts, Hospitals Backtrack

    "My father passed away after fighting against COVID-19 for four weeks. The main cause of his death was viral pneumonia which could have been prevented if there were enough oxygen beds available initially. We couldn't admit him when we wanted to owing to lack of oxygen supply to hospitals. He died a day before Eid on May 13. It was the most difficult Eid we have ever...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Did UP have just 12 medical colleges till 2017 as Modi, Adityanath claim?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while launching multiple development projects in Varanasi on July 15, 2021, claimed that Uttar Pradesh had 12 medical colleges till four years ago or before the current BJP government came in to power in the state. He also said that this number has increased four-fold now. "Today, UP is witnessing unprecedented improvement in medical...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    BJP leader falsely claims Bengal levies more tax on petrol than Centre

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Governor of Meghalaya and Tripura Tathagata Roy recently blamed the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal for the rising petrol prices. He claimed that the state tax was higher than the Centre's. "This rate chart should be hanged in every petrol pump. Basic rate - Rs 30.50, Central Govt tax - Rs 16.50, West...

    • 3 weeks ago

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