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‘Economy slowed down due to Rajan’s policies’

AGENCIES   NEW DELHI Defending the Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in November 2016, NITI Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar on Monday said former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan’s policies had led to the economic slowdown in the days after the note ban, according to ANI. His comment came days after the …

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LIC Goa settled 2,589 death claims in 2017-18: Middha

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has insured the life of 11.65 lakh Goans and settled claims to the tune of Rs 509.31 crore. Speaking at the 62 years of services of the LIC the senior divisional manager Rajesh Middha said that LlC’s Goa division, has settled 2589 claims by death amounting to Rs 38.17 crore; and  …

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Mauritius expects 89,000 Indian tourists in 2018

IANS CHENNAI Island nation Mauritius is expecting about 89,000 Indian tourists this year and several Indian movie makers to take advantage of its expense rebate scheme for shooting there, said a top official of Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) here on Monday. He said one the latest Indian movie projects to be shot in Mauritius is Ram Yug based on …

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‘Opportunities available to local shipyards for capturing new business’

PANAJI The CII-Goa highlighted the opportunities available to local shipyards for capturing new business during a day-long seminar, on Friday wherein the downfall of the local barge industry due to the ban in mining was a major point of discussion. Speaking at the inaugural session, Dharmendra Sharma, chief secretary and chief guest of the function suggested that local shipyards look …

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Congress attacks Centre over rising fuel prices, falling rupee

IANS   NEW DELHI The Congress on Friday attacked the Modi government over “skyrocketing” fuel prices and claimed that over Rs 11 lakh crore was earned from taxes imposed on fuels while the rupee is at a record low of Rs 71 per dollar. The opposition party said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s policies are sinking India’s economy while Finance …

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Manipal Hospitals embarks on drive to motivate people to pledge organs

NT NETWORK   PANAJI To mark the decade of offering cardiac services to people of Goa, Manipal Hospitals has embarked on a drive to encourage organ donation and  motivate people to pledge their organs and give a second chance of living to the people in need, says a press note issued here. The release says that Manipal Hospitals, which is …

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‘India to overtake UK to become 5th largest economy next year’

PTI   NEW DELHI India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world’s fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. He also exuded confidence that India would be among the top three global economies in the next 10-20 years. “This year, in terms of size, we have …

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‘Link airfares to inflation, do away with dynamic pricing’

PTI   NEW DELHI Some of the members of a Parliamentary panel have suggested that the government should look at linking airfares with inflation instead of dynamic pricing system and also cap the ticket prices, sources said. The suggestions were made by some members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture during a meeting with senior officials …

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