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Survey sees growth ahead at 6.1-6.7%

Updated: 27 February 2013, Wednesday, 13.20 hrs (IST)
The Economic Survey 2012-13, the official assessment of the country’s economy, projects a growth rate of 6.1 to 6.7 per cent for 2013-14, while pitching for an increase in the prices of diesel and cooking gas, and widening the tax base to check the fiscal deficit....   | Read..
 

18 die in devastating fire in market near Sealdah

Updated: 27 February 2013, Wednesday, 13.20 hrs (IST)
Fire engulfed a market in an ageing godown-cum-office complex in the Sealdah area here early Wednesday, leaving 18 people dead and several others injured....   | Read..
 

BJP presses govt to make US defence secretary withdraw anti-India remarks

Updated: 27 February 2013, Wednesday, 13.20 hrs (IST)
The Bharatiya Janata Party said Wednesday the government must put pressure on Washington and get the new US defence secretary withdraw “unconditionally” ...   | Read..
 

2% Didi, 98% no drama

Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal today struck a fine balance between the exigencies of crafting a populist budget ahead of the general election next year and the economic necessity of putting the utility’s finances in order....   | Read..
 

Greg: Take care, mate

Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly don’t exchange greeting cards, but that didn’t stop the former from telephoning to offer condolences....   | Read..
 

Egypt balloon tour disaster

A hot air balloon flying over Egypt’s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugarcane field today, killing at least 19 foreign tourists in one of the wor...   | Read..
 

Four new trains, a rail line for N-E

The Centre today announced four new trains and a new rail line for the Northeast while assuring that trains would ply for the first time in Arunachal Pradesh this year....   | Read..
 

Biometric diktat for lax varsities

Governor Syed Ahmed has sought to infuse fresh life into the floundering universities of Jharkhand by directing vice chancellors to tighten administrative measures and fi...   | Read..
 
2% Didi, 98% no drama
 
 
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