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S Korea to buy ‘billions of dollars’ of U.S weapons: Trump

S Korea to buy ‘billions of dollars’ of U.S weapons: Trump

South Korea has agreed to buy U.S weapons worth “billions of dollars” to guard against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, U.S President Donald Trump said. After a summit with South…

Bullet train project an ‘exercise in vanity’: Manmohan

Bullet train project an ‘exercise in vanity’: Manmohan

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh criticised the Centre’s bullet train project, dubbing it an “exercise in vanity”, and said the government’s “priorities are misplaced” as it should have focused on…

‘Paradise Papers’: Govt orders probe

‘Paradise Papers’: Govt orders probe

The multi-agency group probing the Panama Papers will be reconstituted to monitor a probe and take “swift action” on Paradise Papers which uncover financial holdings abroad that list a number…

People are shifting towards digital transaction, says Jaitley

People are shifting towards digital transaction, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that dealing in cash has a cost and a clear trend is emerging in the country which shows a shift towards digital transactions. “Excessive dependence…

India jumps 30 notches to 100th place in ‘ease of doing business’

India jumps 30 notches to 100th place in ‘ease of doing business’

India jumped 30 places to rank 100th in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking, sending the jubilant government to vow to continue reforms that will help the country…

Panel suggests reducing GST on AC restaurants

Panel suggests reducing GST on AC restaurants

The Group of Ministers set up to make GST composition scheme more attractive on Sunday suggested lowering tax rates for manufacturers and restaurants under the plan to 1 per cent.…

Note ban anniversary: RBI says ‘still verifying’ returned notes

Note ban anniversary: RBI says ‘still verifying’ returned notes

Nearly a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 bills returned to banks are still being “processed in all earnest” through a sophisticated…

Future of country’s economy depends on Digital India: President

Future of country’s economy depends on Digital India: President

President Ram Nath Kovind said the future of the country’s economy and employment creation depends heavily on the success the nation achieves with Digital India. Terming Information Technology as ‘a…

Govt unveils Rs 9 lakh cr package to boost economy

Govt unveils Rs 9 lakh cr package to boost economy

Seeking to boost note ban and GST-hit economy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a massive Rs 6.92 lakh crore infrastructure spending and another Rs 2.11 lakh crore for bank recapitalisation…

Bank recapitalisation ‘historic’, will boost business, says Amit Shah

Bank recapitalisation ‘historic’, will boost business, says Amit Shah

Hailing the Centre’s announcement of Rs 2.11 lakh crore for bank recapitalisation as ‘historic’, BJP chief Amit Shah has said the move will not just give an impetus to businesses,…