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News18 Afternoon Digest: Indian Railways to Run Superfast Trains Between Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh; Government Not to Hike Taxes to Meet Covid-19 Spend

The superfast train will run between Bhavnagar Terminus and Kakinada Port.  (Image: Shutterstock)

The superfast train will run between Bhavnagar Terminus and Kakinada Port. (Image: Shutterstock)

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Indian Railways to Run Superfast Trains Between Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh; Check Route, Timings; Government Not to Hike Taxes to Meet Covid-19 Spend; Ola Electric Raises Largest Long-term Debt Financing in Indian EV Space to Fund Ola Futurefactory; Meet Jelena Gencic, the Coach Who First Spotted Novak Djokovic’s Talent; 'Left Wives & Kids, Wandering in Search of 3rd Wife': BJP MP Blames Aamir Khan for 'Population Imbalance'; Amazon's Online Store Down for Many Users Globally.

Indian Railways to Run Superfast Trains Between Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh; Check Route, Timings

For the convenience of passengers and to make travel faster, Bhavnagar Terminus-Kakinada Port Special has been converted to run as Superfast Train with revised number and timings. A statement by the Western Railway said that the booking for reservation for train No. 02700 will open on July 13, 2021 at nominated PRS counters and on IRCTC website. READ MORE

Government Not to Hike Taxes to Meet Covid-19 Spend

As the burden of expenses on measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic including free vaccination and free food for poor among others increased on the government, there were many speculations that this burden will be met by increasing taxes by the Central government but Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared in an interview with the Hindu Business Line that there will be no increase in any tax. READ MORE

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