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Steady eco-growth fails to revive job market: Report

Notwithstanding the Indian economy's steady growth, sectors such as telecom, engineering and electronics have witnessed a decline in employment rate over the last four years, says a report.

Rajan asked to explain real causes of bad-loan menace

Asked to explain the "real causes" of ballooning bad loans at public sector banks, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has put the blame on "overall economic downturn", among other reasons, in his submission to the key Parliamentary panel.

Modi launches scheme to provide free LPG connections to poor

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a Rs 8,000 crore scheme to provide 5 crore free LPG connections to poor families as he attacked previous governments for just paying lip service to reducing poverty.

FIPB clears Rs 13,000cr FDI proposals

Government panel FIPB on Friday cleared Rs 13,030 crore worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals, including that of hiking foreign investment limit in Axis Bank.

"FDI proposals for more

'World Bank is looking ways to use Aadhar experience'

Impressed by the success of Aadhar, the World Bank is looking at ways to use this experience to advice other countries in framing similar strategies, a top Indian official said.

India performing well as compared to other nations

With India projected to grow at 7. 8 per cent in 2017-18 a UN expert said cautious macro economic policy reduced inflation and some structural reforms have helped

Mallya says in forced exile, no plans to return to India

Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya has said he is in a "forced exile" and has no plans to return to India where things are flying at him "fast and furious".

Mallya,

Plans on to finalise 6 private firms for defence partnership

The government proposes to finalise about half-a-dozen strategic partners from Indian private sector companies to develop defence platforms, equipment, helicopters, aircraft, aero-engines, warships, submarines, artillery guns, armoured vehicles and battle tanks.

Parliamentary panel bats for workers in bankruptcy bill

The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) that was tasked to review the insolvency and bankruptcy code bill has suggested minor modifications in the legislation and the government said its effort now

South Asia, India may get good rains as El Nino wanes

Weakening of the El Nino phenomenon has raised hopes of good monsoon rains over the South Asian region, including the Indian sub-continent, according to a regional forum of the World

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  • National pharmaceutical policy to be out soon
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    The controversial National Pharmaceutical Policy may finally see the light of the day with the health ministry and chemicals ministry sorting out differences over some proposals in the policy.

  • India, Pak agree to inspect water projects
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    India and Pakistan have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region,

  • WTO deal still elusive
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    The WTO has finally created unity among its 152 members — but unfortunately for head Pascal Lamy, the only thing all states agree on is that the prospect of a new trade deal is still far away.

  • Foreign shippers seek level-playing field
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    Foreign ship owners have asked the directorate general of shipping for a level-playing field and a “rethink” on its latest order banning overseas vessels, which are over 25 years old

  • Plea to extend crop insurance

    Andhra wants cut-off date for crop insurance of non-loanee farmers to be extended to September.

  • Healthcare needs Rs 3,70,000cr

    India will need investments of Rs 3,70,000 crore for healthcare facilities, a study said.

  • Sugar price may go up

    Sugar prices may rise to an unreasonable level if the sale of buffer stock quantum is kept voluntary.

  • NMCE starts new series in metals

    NMCE will start new series for future contracts in non-ferrous metals from August 1.

  • Do call register

    The Supreme Court has suggested introduction of a new ‘do call register’ facility to curb the telemarketing menace.


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