Retail inflation for farm, rural workers eases in December on lower food prices

On the contrary, the maximum increase in the consumer price index numbers for agricultural labourers and rural workers was experienced by Meghalaya (+2 points and +3 points, respectively) following the rise in prices of pulses, mustard oil, fish dry, vegetables and fruits, firewood, plastic shoes and bus fare etc. …

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UK Covid live: Boris Johnson questioned over timing of border measures and loss of police records

Latest updates: PM says he does not know how many criminals have had records deleted; Starmer asks why he ignored advice on closing borders in March Talking can spread Covid as much as coughing, says researchDaily Covid testing plans ‘paused’ in English schoolsMPs demand answers over lack of support for self-employedMet chief ‘baffled’ by lack of Covid vaccines for policeCoronavirus – latest updates 12.30pm GMT Rosie Cooper (Lab) asks the PM to guarantee enough funding for the Environment Agency to deal with flooding in Lancashire.Johnson says Cooper is right to raise this. He quotes the sums already spent on this. 12.29pm GMT Johnson says he is confident that the MHRA will be able to quickly turn around any new applications for Covid vaccines needed to tackle new variants. Continue reading… …

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Europe’s growing mask ask: Ditch the cloth ones for medical-grade coverings

Facing new virus mutations, European countries are tightening mask regulations….

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Indigo Paints IPO: Sequoia gains, Zerodha fumbles

Sequoia Capital is expected to garner up to Rs 650 crore by selling 7-8% stake in the Indigo Paints IPO. Such is the demand for the shares that Zerodha’s platform faltered in early hours of trade….

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Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19

Sibusiso Busi Moyo, who became famous as the face of the coup that ousted former President Robert Mugabe, was the fourth senior official in the country to succumb to the virus. …

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Rahane’s captaincy masterclass puts the heat on Kohli as England loom

Ajinkya Rahane’s calm and composed leadership of India in their stunning Test triumph over Australia earned widespread praise Wednesday — and increased pressure on regular captain Virat Kohli ahead of a home series against England next month. The whole Indian team have become national heroes for their 2-1 series victory sealed in the dramatic finale in Brisbane on Tuesday, where no team had beaten Australia in 32 years….

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Rahane’s captaincy masterclass puts heat on Kohli as England loom

Ajinkya Rahane’s calm and composed leadership of India in their stunning Test triumph over Australia earned widespread praise Wednesday — and increased pressure on regular captain Virat Kohli ahead of a home series against England next month….

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