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Jaitley nudges RBI to cut rate to boost growth

Updated: 10 August 2014, Sunday, 16:10 hrs (IST)
Nudging the RBI to cut interest rates to boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he had already made his mind clear and hoped the central bank will take decision after taking into account various factors....   | Read..

Mr 100 per cent takes over

Mentor and pupil leant sideways, putting their heads together and whispering. Narendra Modi giggled; Amit Shah giggled back....   | Read..

Reliance gas back with a bang

The anti-corruption branch of the Delhi government has asserted in court that it has the authority to act on an FIR filed against Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh ...   | Read..

Hop across with lollipop lady

“If they can, why can’t you?” With this question, police in Calcutta began in February last year what has been applauded widely as an innovative campaign to...   | Read..

Fewer baby deaths spur hope

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR) of 36 per 1,000 live births among nine poor states in the country, thanks to massive immunisation drives and...   | Read..

Centre moves on Naga talks

The Centre is set to club the posts of joint intelligence committee (JIC) chairman and interlocutor for Naga talks and is understood to have finalised former special dire...   | Read..

Blood smudge on school of sanskar

Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in setting up the institution, Acharya Vinoba Bhave laid the foundation stone and Dr Rajendra Prasad paid a visit to oversee the arrangements ...   | Read..

ASI Buddha bowl label plea

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has requested the ministry of external affairs to write to the Afghanistan government and ask what is written on the label placed in ...   | Read..

Tough life after limelight

At a time when athlete Srabani Nanda, weightlifter Ravi Kumar and gymnast Rakesh Patra from the state represented India at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgo...   | Read..

Met dept predicts more rainfall

The likelihood of rain due to a low-pressure over northern Bay of Bengal has got the state authorities’ worried with many villages in Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendra...   | Read..
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the BJP meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. Picture by Prem Singh
Mr 100 per cent takes over
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