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Centre seeks states’ consensus on contentious Food Bill issues

Centre seeks states’ consensus on contentious Food Bill issues

With Centre planning to present Food Bill in the Budget session of Parliament, Food Minister KV Thomas today urged states to evolve a consensus on contentious issues like coverage and…

Retail inflation rises to 10.79 % in January

Retail inflation rises to 10.79 % in January

Rising for the fourth consecutive month, retail inflation remained in double digits at 10.79 per cent in January, driven by higher prices of vegetables, edible oil, cereals and protein-based items.…

Economic growth pegged at 5% in 2012-13

Economic growth pegged at 5% in 2012-13

India’s economic growth rate this fiscal is estimated to be sharply lower at 5 per cent, lowest in a decade, on account of poor performance of manufacturing, agriculture and services…

Prolonged rains can damage wheat crop: Experts

Prolonged rains can damage wheat crop: Experts

With moderate to heavy rains lashing the northern region, farm experts today warned of damage to wheat crop if downpour accompanied with high speed winds prolongs for next couple of…

For unit linked plan: LIC Mutual Fund to cut premium

For unit linked plan: LIC Mutual Fund to cut premium

LIC Mutual Fund has tweaked its unit linked savings scheme,reducing mortality charges to make it more competitive vis a vis ULIPs sold by insurance companies. Besides reducing the cost of…

Montek :Growth rate to improve in second half of FY13

Montek :Growth rate to improve in second half of FY13

The government is doing a lot to push growth but the impact of its efforts will be felt in the second half of the fiscal when the expansion rate will…

Change in PF rules will hurt workers: No legal scrutiny

Change in PF rules will hurt workers: No legal scrutiny

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has erred in changing the rules regarding workers’ contributions to their provident fund, putting the bonus on the workers to prove that their employers deducted…

National Cancer Institute and National Cardio Care Centre : At Jhajjar

National Cancer Institute and National Cardio Care Centre : At Jhajjar

Government of India on November 2012 announced to set up a National Cancer Institute and a National Cardio Care Centre at the second campus of All India Institute of Medical…

IIP decline in September ‘very disappointing’, says Montek

IIP decline in September ‘very disappointing’, says Montek

New Delhi, Nov 12 ,2012: Terming the decline in industrial output in September as “very disappointing”, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said the impact of recent reforms…

Incentives to electric car buyers: From Government

Incentives to electric car buyers: From Government

The car applies advanced energy saving and safety technologies to ensure zero emissions. The new model officially retails at 220, 000-240, 000 yuan,buyers may enjoy steep discounts as the government…