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Goa government stops paying electricity bills for religious places

Panajim(PTI): Years after illuminating several churches, temples and a mosque in the state, Goa government on Monday decided not to foot their electricity bill anymore as an austerity measure, drawing flak from the opposition. “The Department of Tourism has taken a decision not to pay electricity consumption charges for illumination …

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Behaviour towards civil servants has to be dignified: MoS PMO

Delhi(PTI): Amid the controversy over appointment of Delhi’s acting Chief Secretary, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday stressed on the need of maintaining dignified behaviour towards civil service officers. Singh said there may be less controversial ways of handling the issue. “Without getting into any kind of politics, on behalf …

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India should improve domestic environment to attract FDI

New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “trips and promises” to attract foreign investment can yield desired results only when India improves its domestic environment for investors, Chinese media said today. “Over the last 12 months, Modi has not only left his footprints in Washington, Tokyo, Ottawa, Berlin and Beijing, but …

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Finance Minister Jaitley sides with India Inc; expects RBI to cut rates

New Delhi(PTI): Ahead of RBI’s second bi-monthly monetary policy review, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said his “expectation” from Governor Raghuram Rajan was the same as general expectation on an interest rate cut. “My expectation is the same as your expectation,” he said when asked about what he expected the …

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Assocham gives Modi govt 7 on 10, says a lot needs to be done

New Delhi(PTI): Giving the Modi government 7 out of 10 for its first year’s performance, Assocham today said it still needs to cover some ground on tax issues and a lot more needs to be done on improving ease of doing business. The industry body said the country’s macro-economic situation …

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IPL 8: As playoffs beckon, RR need more of Morris

Chris Morris’s 4/23 for Rajasthan Royals was completely overshadowed by Shane Watson’s career-best T20 innings of 104 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday night. In a tall-scoring match in which 389 runs were aggregated in 40 overs at 9.725, Morris’s average and economy rate …

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