Inflation rate to decline from 5.6% in FY'07 to 4.4% in ’08
Inflation and infrastructure biggest growth challenges
Farm growth in FY'08 seen at 2.6%, against 3.8% a year ago
Foodgrain output seen at 219.3 MT against 217.3 MT in FY'07
Acceleration in domestic investment, savings drove growth
Investment climate full of optimism
Industrial growth slower at 9% in first 9 months of FY'08
B-DAY THOUGHTS? Finance minister P. Chidambaram outside Parliament building to speak to mediapersons on the economic survey in New Delhi on Thursday. Chidambaram will present the general budget on Friday.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
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working overtime to finish democracy, says Somnath New Delhi, February 28
“You are all working overtime to
finish democracy in this country”, a visibly angry Lok Sabha Speaker
Somnath Chatterjee burst out seeing proceedings being disrupted in
Parliament for the third consecutive day over the farmers’ issue.
We know N-deal timetable: India New Delhi, February 28
The India-IAEA talks have chartered into highly sensitive issues over which the two sides are still far from reaching an agreement.
Five rounds of the talks have already taken place in Vienna and
according to available indications the Indian team is still not
convinced that it has got the best deal yet from the international
nuclear watchdog, which can be frozen and signed at a suitable date.
strike kills 13 in Pak Islamabad, February 28
A missile strike early today on a
religious seminary and a house in Pakistan’s troubled South Waziristan
tribal region killed at least 13 persons and injured several others. The
missile hit a madrasa and a house in the Azam Warsak area of South
Waziristan at 2 am when the seminary’s students were asleep, local
residents and officials said.
of milk up Chandigarh, February 28
While Punjab is paying the highest
average price, Rs 16 per litre, the procurement of milk by Milkfed has
gone up by about 30 per cent in the state. This was disclosed here today
by cooperation minister Kanwaljit Singh. He said Milkfed was procuring
about 13 lakh litres of milk daily.
Govt clears affidavit
New Delhi, February 28
Putting behind months of differences within, the government today cleared the affidavit to be filed in the Supreme Court seeking the go ahead for the controversial Sethusamudram project, a decision seen as endorsing key UPA constituent DMK’s line.
on death row in Pak to be back soon Islamabad, February 28
Indian prisoner Kashmir Singh, who
spent 35 years on a death row in Lahore jail, will be released
immediately as President Pervez Musharraf has approved his mercy
petition, Pakistan government said today. Caretaker human rights
minister Ansar Burney, who found Singh during a visit to Lahore’s
Central Jail, told reporters that Musharraf had accepted the Indian’s
mercy petition on humanitarian grounds and ordered his immediate
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