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Indian economy increasing with 'Modi rate of growth', taunts Cong

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 14:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 21 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Tuesday alleged that the Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth'.

Throwing light on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will give a boost to the government's reform agenda, Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that no reform is going to work as the ruling dispensation at the Centre has lost the plot of the economy.

"The fact is that Indian economy is growing with the 'Modi rate of growth' which is barely five percent if you go by the 2004, 2005 base year. The fact is that no reform is going to work because the government has lost the plot of the economy. They have promised a million jobs a month, the fact is Indian economy is shedding jobs," he said.

Hinting at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Tewari further said the Prime Minister and his key economic minister need to have a hard look at the economy not withstanding whatever tall claims the government may make.

"The Indian economy has absolutely stalled," he added.

After the Union Cabinet approved four GST legislation yesterday, Prime Minister Modi said the move will give a boost to the government's reform agenda.

"Crucial bills relating to GST have been approved by the Cabinet, giving a boost to our reform agenda," he tweeted.

Paving the way for their introduction in Parliament, the Union Cabinet yesterday approved four GST related bills namely the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill), the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (IGST Bill), the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (UTGST Bill) and the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the States) Bill 2017 (The Compensation Bill). These were earlier approved by the GST Council after thorough, clause by clause, discussion over 12 meetings held in the last six months.

The GST system also has nine sets of rules and regulations, out of which the Council has already approved five - registration, payment, refund, invoice and return.

Four other rules dealing with composition, valuation, input tax credit transitions are slated to be discussed in the Council's next meeting on March 31.

After March 31, the Council will take up the exercise of fitment of various commodities in the GST tax slabs of five percent, 12 percent, 15 percent and 28 percent. (ANI)

Bikaner (Rajasthan) [India], Mar.25 (ANI): Asserting that Rajasthan despite having a woman Chief Minister in Vasundhara Raje is not able to provide security to the feminine gender of the state, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Saturday expressed concern over the Bikaner rape case and demanded a check on all anti-social elements.

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Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar. 24 (ANI): The women in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi today are staging a protest demonstration against the Uttar Pradesh Government demanding that liquor shops be closed in the city in tune with the decision to shutdown illegal slaughterhouses.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Extending his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on the eve of their National Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India and Bangladesh have succeeded in enhancing and intensifying their co-operation in areas of their shared interest.

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New Delhi/Jaipur [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday condemned Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad's unruly behaviour with an Air India staffer and said that he should immediately tender an apology as such attitude is not acceptable from a lawmaker.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): After receiving complaints of negligence towards a gang rape and acid attack victim, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday summoned King George's Medical University (KGMU) vice-chancellor Ravi Kant.

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Bikaner (Rajasthan) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Expressing grave concern over the sexual assault of a minor in Bikaner, women activist Brinda Adige on Saturday demanded that the accused must be booked under The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and the school management be booked under criminal negligence.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayam Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS) on Saturday hit back at CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury over his assertion that the saffron brigade is desperately trying to expand its base in Kerala through violent means and said the Left would be marginalised as the state is on the path of saffronisation.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Himanshu Kumar, an IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been suspended days after he alleged that seniors are targeting subordinates of particular caste.

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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon.

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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): After becoming the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is going to visit his constituency Gorakhpur today for the first time.

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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Former Congress MP V. Hanumantha Rao was on Saturday detained for protesting over the FIR lodged against him for misbehaving with a policeman.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mangal Pandey on Saturday dubbed the move

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Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Ending their five-day strike, the resident doctors resumed their duties on Saturday morning upon receiving assurances from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and following the intervention by the Bombay High Court about their security.

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Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): A major fire gutted four houses while one was partially damaged in Kinnaur's Kothi village early morning today.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in Narela industrial area today morning, in which a person lost his life.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 25 (ANI): Three women constables were suspended yesterday for allegedly taking a selfie in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while on duty with a gang-rape and acid attack victim who was undergoing treatment in Lucknow's KGMU Hospital.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in Narela industrial area today morning.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will address the party's mega convention of booth-level workers in New Delhi on Saturday.

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Delhi court to hear National Herald case today

Updated: Mar 25, 2017 06:02 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 25 (ANI): The Patiala House Court will today hear the National Herald matter.

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