India's economy seen growing at 5.5% in current fiscal
Despite challenges like subdued revenue collection and a widening trade deficit, the government's mid-term economic review says a 7-8 per cent GDP growth is ''within reach'' in the coming years
GST bill introduced in RS; Jaitley vows passage next year
Jaitley said states' interests are more than adequately protected in the bill and that they would be compensated for loss on account of CST, adding that the first installment would be made before 31 March next year
Putin confident of Russian recovery in 2 years; blasts West
While Putin blamed the West for all of Russia's current woes, his economics minister Alexei Ulyukayev blamed the crisis entirely on the Russian government, or "delayed reforms and everything we did not do"
Haryana orders probe into missing files in Vadra-DLF land deals
The official notings about the setting up of a three-member panel, which gave a clean chit to Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality and senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka's action of cancelling the mutation of DLF-Skylight deal are missing from the main file
PM takes direct control of project monitoring to spur industry
By taking over the PMG, Modi could help firms planning coal, power, steel and infrastructure projects, which need to cut through a maze of up to 180 clearances and fast-track investments worth $300 billion
Despite bail, 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi to stay behind bars
Pakistan's anti-terrorism court in Rawalpandi granted bail to 54-year-old Lakhvi, the key conspirator of the Mumbai terror attack, just two days after terrorists butchered 132 children in a dastardly attack on a school in Peshawar
US exonerates black teen of murder 70 years after his execution
George Stinney Jr, 14, was sent to the electric chair for allegedly battering to death two white girls in 1944
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