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Greater foreign investment will allow insurance companies to introduce a broader range of products at affordable prices. This will help increase penetration, which is just 3.71% of the GDP. Tirath Singh Rawat is BJP’s surprise pick in Uttarakhand LALMANI VERMA DEHRADUN, MARCH 10 A DAY after Trivendra Singh Rawat, 60, resigned as Uttarakhand Chief Minister after nearly four years in office, his co-worker for long at the RSS and Lok Sabha member from Garhwal, Tirath Singh Rawat, was elected leader of the BJP CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 (FDI) limit in the sector to 74 per cent from 49 per cent. ABilltoamendtheActislikely to be introduced in the ongoing Budget session of Parliament itself,governmentsourcestoldThe IndianExpress.Raisingtheforeign investmentlimitintheinsurance sectorisexpectedtoimprovecapitalavailabilityandfostercompetition in the sector. The FDI limit hike will also develop the insurance industry Reflects resolve to push tough reforms NEW DELHI, MARCH 10 IN LESS than six weeks since Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharamanannouncedmajorfinancial sector reforms in the Budget for 2021-22, the Union Cabinethasapprovedaproposal to amend the Insurance Act, 1938,pavingthewayforincreasingtheforeigndirectinvestment `6.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM SINCE 1932 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Mamata injured, says ‘4-5 people pushed me’; poll panel seeks report MANOJ C G ATRI MITRA & SWEETY KUMARI NEW DELHI, MARCH 10 NANDIGRAM, KOLKATA, MARCH 10 HOURSAFTERshefilednomination papers for the Assembly elections in Nandigram Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she was targeted by a group of "four or five people, who pushed her" outside a temple where she had stopped to offer prayers, causing injuriestoherrightlegandhead. Shortly after the incident, Banerjee cut short her visit to Nandigram and returned to CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Vaze to be shunted out of Trail leads to Telegram channel ‘created in Tihar’ Crime Branch: Minister EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE Tirath Singh Rawat with Trivendra Singh Rawat in Dehradun on Wednesday. PTI Banerjee on way to hospital; BJP says ‘tactics to gain sympathy’. Express TERROR SCARE OUTSIDE MUKESH AMBANI’S HOUSE MOHAMED THAVER A DAY after the Opposition in Maharashtra demanded action against Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Vaze in connection with the death of ATELEGRAMchannelof thepurported terror group Jaish Ul Hind, which claimed responsibility for parking an SUV with gelatin sticks and a terror note outside industrialist Mukesh MUMBAI, MARCH 10 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MUMBAI, MARCH 10 SachinVazeinMumbaion Wednesday. Ganesh Shirsekar don’t bother for scars any more. To get blemish free skin use NO SCARS. It helps to reduce and remove, scars and marks. 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