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With morale running high, Aizawl FC aim for win over Indian Arrows        England bowl Sri Lanka out for 381 in 2nd test        Coal India says geared up to meet any surge in fuel demand from power sector        Customary 'Halwa Ceremony' kickstarts process of compilation Budget documents        Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87        UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000        At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed        Delhi Police has given nod to farmers' tractor parade on Jan 26, claim protesting unions        Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok        Rahul Gandhi assures revisiting GST when Cong is voted to power at Centre        Strong India following Netaji's footsteps, from LOC to LAC: PM        Stage set for grand finale of 23rd JK Racing Tyre National Racing Championship        India's track and field athletes to have first shot at Olympics in IGP Series starting Feb 18        Red carpet welcome for Rahane; Siraj heads straight to father's grave        Average flat size increases 10 pc in 2020 across 7 cities to 1,150 sq ft: Report        Rupee gains 6 paise to close near 5-month high of 72.99 vs USD        Experts: 15 more days to reach trapped China mine workers        Global Teacher Prize winner Ranjitsinh Disale hails Biden's education focus        India provides 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal        SC notice to Centre, others on plea against web series Mirzapur'        
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Business News
Let's work together to make India USD 5-trn economy: PM
 
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday underlined the need for working together to make India a USD 5 trillion economy, while stressing that the government has been able to maintain macro-economic stability amid tough global environment.

In the Lok Sabha, he also exhorted all the members to give suggestions on ways to take advantage of opportunities thrown up by the current global economic situation.

"Let's move ahead with the resolve to make India a USD 5 trillion economy," he said while replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to President for his address to Parliament.

The prime minister said that steps taken by the government have kept the fiscal deficit and price rise in check. "There is also macro-economic stability."

Modi also sought suggestions on increasing income of farmers and fisherman.

Talking about the investment climate in the country, he said several measures have been taken to increase the trust of investors in the economy.

The prime minister said that foreign direct investment during April-September 2019 increased to USD 26 billion from USD 22 billion in the same period previous year, adding that this reflects confidence of foreign investors in India.

The vision of the government, he said, is to ensure greater investment, better infrastructure, increased value addition and maximum job creation.

In the coming days, the government is moving ahead with Rs 100 lakh crore infrastructure projects as the sector helps in pushing economic growth and job creation, Modi said.

"We have taken many initiatives in industry, irrigation, social infrastructure, rural infrastructure, ports, and water ways. Among the things that will drive India's progress is next-generation infrastructure," Modi said adding that Stand up India, Start up India, Mudra schemes are adding prosperity in the lives of people.

Further, he said the government is working on labour reforms and that too after consulting the labour unions.

Attacking opposition parties, he said driven by politics, some states are not allowing farmers to benefit from the PM-Kisan scheme.

"I appeal to them - let there be no politics in farmers welfare. We all have to work together for the prosperity of farmers of India," he said adding agriculture budget has risen five times during this government's tenure.


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KERALA NEWS
Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was  
Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
 Los Angeles, Jan 23 (AP) Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews wit
UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000
At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed
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NATIONAL NEWS
Delhi Police has given nod to farmers' tractor parade on Jan 26, claim protesting unions
 New Delhi, Jan 23 (PTI) The Delhi Police on Saturday gave permission to protesting farmer unions to
Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok
Rahul Gandhi assures revisiting GST when Cong is voted to power at Centre
SC notice to Centre, others on plea against web series Mirzapur'
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