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India to impose retaliatory tariff on 29 US items from Jun 16

New Delhi: After extending the deadline for several times, India has decided to impose additional customs duties on 29 US products, including almond, walnut and pulses, with effect from June 16, sources said. A notification with this regard will be issued by the finance ministry soon, they added. The move will hurt American exporters of these 29 items as they …

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‘India to become 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024’

New Delhi: India is set to become a five trillion dollar economy by 2024 and is likely to overtake the UK this year to become the fifth largest economy in the world, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Friday. The Union minister for housing and urban affairs was speaking at the national council meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industries …

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WPI inflation near 2-yr low at 2.45% in May

New Delhi: Wholesale price-based inflation hit a 22-month low of 2.45 per cent in May helped by falling prices of food articles, fuel and power items, and this in turn may prompt the Reserve Bank to go for another cut in key interest rates in the current fiscal. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was at 3.07 per cent in …

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Process of granting environmental clearances has become faster: Javadekar

New Delhi: The process of granting environmental clearances has become faster as the government has reduced the number of days taken to complete the procedure from 640 to 108, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Friday. Speaking at the national council meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) here, he also promised to further bring down the time taken …

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Irreverence Towards Mahatma  NOWADAYS everyone makes comments about everything sans knowledge and responsibility. The media, especially  TRP hungry TV news channels, picks up these comments, giving them  undue coverage. There has been no attempt by the media to weigh the import of the comments and their implications. It is expected that the people  making the comments, particularly against our revered …

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FDA On Holiday

Ground reports say no checks of fish trucks at state borders IT is almost a year since doubts first arose about the safety standards of the fish consignments coming to Goa from other states. But the state government has failed to keep its repeated promise to set up a strong quality insurance apparatus. The proposal to set up a ‘state …

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Economic Challenges Of Modi Regime

JAYANTA GHOSAL IT is a new innings with a major victory. So what will be the top priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? After winning the vote, it is said that the new name of the Republic of India is ‘Republic of Modi’. But the Republic of Modi knows that the importance of the country’s economy will be most important. …

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Tribunal serves notice on LTTE on extending ban for 5 years

New Delhi: A Delhi High Court tribunal has served a notice on the LTTE, the terror group responsible for former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, to submit if it has any objection to it being continued as a banned organisation for five more years The notice was uploaded on the Home Ministry’s website and published in two newspapers — one …

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Learn to speak Bengali to stay in Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a fresh salvo at “outsiders” saying those who are living in Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali. “We have to bring ‘Bangla’ forward. When I go to Bihar, UP, Punjab, I speak in their language, if you stay in Bengal you have to learn to speak …

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BJP to begin membership drive from July 6

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will begin its membership drive from July 6, the birth anniversary of its founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, and continue it till August 10. The saffron party claims to have 11 crore members at present. Addressing the media at the party headquarters here on Friday, former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and party vice president …

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