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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reduced the length of his trip to India later this month because of the Covid-19 situation in the country, his spokesman said on Wednesday, adding he would meet Prime Minister "We've been in close contact with the Indian government about the PM's upcoming visit in light of the Covid-19 situation in India.

As a result of these discussions the prime minister has made the decision to reduce the length of the visit," he told reporters."This programme will be focused on high level discussions with the Indian government and Indian business leaders," he said, adding that the bulk of the programme would now take place on April 26.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday termed BJP claims to build "Sonar Bangla" (golden Bengal) as a "mirage" and said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed.

In a major development, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today cancelled class 10 exams and postponed class 12 exams in view of surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

On the business front, IT services major Infosys on Wednesday posted a 17.5 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 5,076 crore for the March quarter, and announced up to Rs 9,200 crore buyback offer at a maximum price of Rs 1,750 per share.

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