Shillong, Feb 27 (IANS) With counting of votes in Meghalaya set for Thursday, both the ruling Congress and non-Congress parties are confident of winning the elections. A whopping 88 percent of the 1.5 million voters exercised their franchise Feb 16 to pick a new 60-member house in the state bordering Bangladesh. There were 345 candidates, including 25 women and 122 independents.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction to all district courts on the procedure to be adopted and records relied upon while considering a plea for determining the juvenility of an accused. A division bench of Chief Justice
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Pushing for reforms and tangible action on removing bottlenecks to investment and job creation, India's Economic Survey for 2012-13 pegs the country's growth at 6.1-6.7 percent and inflation at 6.2-6.6 percent for the next fiscal. The forecast comes against the backdrop of a deceleration in growth to around 5 percent and 6.2 percent in the previous two fiscals from 9.3 percent and 8.6 percent in the two fiscals before that, induced largely by the global slowdown and financial crisis.
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed here Wednesday when a fire engulfed a multi-storey market complex. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hinted at sabotage as a possible cause
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Indian and Australian cricket teams arrived here Wednesday for the second cricket Test match from March 2. Both teams flew in from Chennai where India won the first Test
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's economic growth is likely to remain between 6.1 percent and 6.7 percent in the financial year beginning April 1, the government said in its annual economic survey Wednesday. Core inflation is likely to remain in the range of 6.2 percent to 6.6 percent, according to document tabled in parliament
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2012-13 has projected a 6.1-6.7 percent growth for the next fiscal after a deceleration to around 5 percent this year, with inflation seen falling slightly to 6.2-6.6 percent. "The slowdown is a wake-up call for increasing the pace of actions and reforms," said the survey, adding that India has navigated difficult times as these before, and with good policies, it will again come through stronger. Authored by Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan, the report card on the state of the economy, with recommendations for the way forward, was tabled in parliament by Finance Minister P.
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading about half a percent up in the 12.00 p.m.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The All India Football Federation Wednesday said the semifinals and the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy will be telecast live by DD Sports. The two semifinals are scheduled Feb 28 and March 1 respectively and the final March 3 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Highlights of the Economic Survey 2012-13 tabled in parliament by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday. * GDP growth to remain between 6.1 percent to 6.7 percent in 2013-14 * WPI inflation to moderate in the range of 6.2 percent to 6.6 percent * Economy estimated to grow at 5 percent in 2012-13 after growing by 6.2 percent in previous year * Poor show of services sector contributed significantly to slowdown * Global as well as domestic factors responsible for slowdown * FDI in retail can pave the way for investment in new technology and marketing of agricultural produce * The survey has a special chapter focused on jobs * Fast agricultural growth remains vital for jobs, incomes and food security