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PM Modi seen pivoting from roads to fields in next budget

NEW DELHI(Reuters): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will recalibrate budget priorities in 2016 to focus on social initiatives, such as the country’s first major crop insurance scheme, while capping previously prioritized infrastructure spending, officials say. Modi splurged on roads and railways this year in a strategy to spur economic growth. …

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Union Cabinet nod to pact with BRICS for energy conservation

NEW DELHI(PTI): Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave ex-post facto approval to a pact signed between India and BRICS members for enhancing cooperation in building energy efficiency. “The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its ex-post facto approval to an MoU signed between India and its BRICS …

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Congress has become issueless, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI(PTI): Hitting back at Congress over its demand for the resignation of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over DDCA’s “financial irregularities”, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday termed the accusations as “baseless” and said the party has become “issueless”. Javadekar said that the accusations do not mean anything and since …

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Cameron tells Trump: The whole of Britain is united AGAINST you

London(Reuters): The billionaire last week sparked international outrage as he called for all Muslims to be banned from entering America. More than half-a-million Britons have since signed a petition calling on Trump to be blocked entry to the UK over his ‘unacceptable behaviour’ and ‘hate speech’. Labour MP Tulip Siddiq …

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Indian realty market regains favour of foreign investors: PwC

New Delhi(PTI): A relaxed FDI policy for the realty sector has reinforced the confidence of overseas investors and has helped India regain its place as one of the preferred investment destinations, says a recent PwC survey. According to the global consultancy firm, the overall outlook for investments in Indian real …

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