November 19


first_imgThe Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister also hailed theThe Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister also hailed the increased allocation of Rs 31,920 crore for Scheduled Tribes and of Rs 4,195 crore for Minority Affairs.Other salient features of Budget 2017 which Khandu said would prove to be “path-breaking” are the focus on MGNREGA, agriculture, railway infrastructure, air connectivity to two-tier cities, tourism and enhanced allocation for the poor and underprivileged and the Sports Ministry.Khandu specifically hailed the Centres determination to curb corruption and black money hoarding, besides cleansing the menace of political funding.As per the new announcements, the maximum amount of cash donation for a political party will be Rs 2,000 from any one source only by cheque or digital mode of payments.”The budget has also barred cash transactions of above Rs 3 lakh and slashed Income Tax rates.”The government is also moving to abolish the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), while FDI is getting a big makeover,” Khandu observed and asserted that the budget had covered all the aspects with minute details which will usher in a new age of development, the release added. PTI UPL MM RClast_img read more

November 18

FIFA World Cup: Morocco to bid for 2030 tournament after losing 2026 bid

first_imgMorocco will bid to host the 2030 World Cup, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, a day after the kingdom missed out on the 2026 tournament to a joint North American bid.”Upon royal instructions, Morocco will prepare its bid to host the 2030 tournament,” spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi told a press briefing.He also said Morocco would implement the projects included in its 2026 bid, despite losing to a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada.The North American bid received 134 FIFA Congress votes to Morocco’s 65. Khalfi said it was “regrettable” that seven Arab countries did not vote for Morocco, including close political allies such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.US, Mexico and Canada to co-host 48-team 2026 FIFA World CupQatar, who will host the tournament in 2022, voted for Morocco.Following Wednesday’s vote, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI spoke to Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani by phone, and al-Thani promised to support any 2030 bid by Morocco, the Moroccan royal office said in a statement.FIFA World Cup 2026: US promises to be very different host from 1994Morocco has made five unsuccessful bids to host the World Cup.last_img read more