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

Updated: Mar 21, 2017 14:10 IST      
Indian economy increasing with 'Modi rate of growth', taunts Cong

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)

Drone scare at Delhi airport: Flight operations resume

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:49 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The flight operations at the Delhi airport, which were earlier halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone above the runway, have now been resumed.

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Man arrested for possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:30 IST     

Goa [India], August 20 (ANI): The Calangute Police on Sunday arrested a man possessing drugs worth Rs. 7,000.

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Drone spotted at Delhi airport, flight operations halted

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 20:18 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): The flight operations at the Delhi airport have been temporarily halted after a pilot reported about spotting a drone at the runway.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday highlighted the significance of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) towards national security, and proposed the idea of holding high-level meetings between the agency and state agencies once in every six months to win over terrorism.

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Ludhiana Police bust ATM robbers' gang

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 19:42 IST     

Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], August 20 (ANI): The Ludhiana Police on Sunday with the help of the Special Task Force (STF), Punjab arrested a five-member ATM robbers' gang and recovered 641 ATM cards of 18 nationalised and private banks from them.

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Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 20 (ANI): Allahabad's Saumya Dubey, Class 10 student, on Sunday took charge as the Station House Officer (SHO) for a day, after winning an essay competition on 'A society without police'.

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Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 20 (ANI): Joint Commissioner of Police B.V. Ramana Kumar on Sunday felicitated constable Srinivasulu for saving a woman attempting suicide in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada.

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Delhi man stabbed to death over alleged verbal dispute

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 19:26 IST     

New Delhi [India], August 20 (ANI): A man was stabbed to death over a verbal dispute with a group of men on Saturday in Delhi.

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Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India], August 20 (ANI): Five days into the protests against the block grant system in Odisha, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged the state government to listen to what the agitating teachers have to say and arrive at a proper solution for the betterment of the education sector in the state.

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West Bengal [India], August 20 (ANI): The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday dubbed the Utkal train derailment tragedy as 'an unfortunate incident' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to resign from their respective posts.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], August 20 (ANI): Responding to the allegations made by Deputy Bihar Chief Minister Sushil Modi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav launched a valiant attack on him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and said that, in the aftermath of the latter snapping all ties with the 'mahagathbandhan' parties, 'Nitish ka dhokha' was trending in the state.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], August 20 (ANI): Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Sunday lashed out at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family over his silence on being involved in multiple land scams and possession of crores worth of property and black money.

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New Delhi [India] August 20 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Tathagata Satpathy has criticised the Centre for attempting to impose Hindi on non-Hindi speaking states and questioned if it was to be considered 'an attack' on other languages.

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Three dead as truck falls off road in Uttarakhand

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 17:40 IST     

Uttarakhand [India], Aug 20 (ANI): Three people were killed after a truck fell off the road in Uttarakhand's Tehri area on Sunday.

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Muzzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 20 (ANI): The Chief Medical Superintendent of Muzzafarnagar Medical College on Sunday said that almost 25 people have been brought at the hospital since last night after the Utkal train derailment tragedy killed 20 people on board and injured 92.

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Delhi: Person dies while cleaning sewage in LNJP Hospital

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:33 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): A sanitation worker died and three others were injured while cleaning sewage in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital here on Sunday.

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Defence Ministry approves delegation of powers to BRO

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], Aug 20 (ANI): The Ministry of Defence has decided to delegate administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to avoid delays on account of references between the Chief Engineer, HQ DGBR and the Ministry.

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Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 20 (ANI): Pintu Chaudhary, the owner of the house that got damaged in the train derailment in Muzaffarnagar, on Sunday said that he would file a case against the Railways and demand a compensation from the authorities.

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Utkal train derailment victims recall ordeal

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:26 IST     

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 20, (ANI): "Some were rescued out of the coaches, while some were stuck; some lost their legs and a few lost their hands, while some suffered fractures," said Dilip Singh Yadav from Gwalior.

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