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Congress to hold agitations against govt from Oct 15 to 25

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September 13, 2019

Govt's $5 trillion economy will remain a pipe dream if slowdown continues: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there was no hope of Modi government's promise of USD 5 trillion economy becoming a reality if growth kept going down the way it has for the last five quarters. Addressing Congress leaders at a meeting here, he said that at least one million people may lose their jobs if a stimulus package is not given to the auto sector, which is crying for aid, and investment in the private sector is not promoted.

Retail inflation touches 10-month high of 3.21% in Aug; industrial output stands at 4.3% in July

Consumer Price Index-based retail inflation reached 3.21 per cent in August, as opposed to 3.15 per cent in the previous month, showed government data released on Thursday. This is the highest level recorded in the past ten months since October 2018. Retail inflation during August 2018 stood at 3.69 per cent. During August, CPI-based inflation in rural areas was at 2.18 per cent, whereas it was 4.49 per cent in the urban areas.

Govt's achievements in 1st 100 days just a 'trailer', wait for the entire film: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said development and the fight against corruption and terrorism during the first 100 days of the NDA 2.0 government was just a "trailer" of a fast-paced film, adding puri film toh abhi baaki hai", suggesting more concrete steps are on the anvil.

Congress to hold agitations against govt's economic policies from Oct 15 to 25

The Congress on Thursday announced it will hold massive agitations across the country from October 15 to October 25 against the government's policies that have allegedly led to an "economic slowdown". The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at the AICC headquarters here.

Road Ministry seeks legal opinion on states lowering traffic fines below ceiling

With more states contemplating a reduction in penalties for traffic rule violations, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry has sought a legal opinion on whether the states can reduce fines below the minimum penalty fixed in the amended Act, an official said. BJP governments in Gujarat and Uttarakhand have already announced reductions in fines, which have risen steeply in the amended motor vehicles law, while Uttar Pradesh government is mulling to reduce the penalties.

Arvind Kejriwal to end VIP culture in Delhi govt hospitals

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asked the health department on Wednesday to put on end to 'VIP culture' and to ensure that citizens get equal treatment. He also said that there would be no private rooms for VIPs in these hospitals. He also added that the Delhi government is adding 13,899 beds in the health infrastructure system. Kejriwal also said that all hospitals will be made fully AC with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities.
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