Thursday, April 4, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Shed pessimism, PM tells India Inc
* Acknowledges problems in governance
* Outlines policy steps to revive growth
New Delhi, April 3
Asking India Inc not to be “unduly pessimistic”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the current downturn was temporary. He outlined several policy steps to be taken in the coming weeks to revive economic growth. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) after a seven-year gap, the PM said, “If the business mood was unduly optimistic in 2007, I think it is unduly pessimistic today.
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Foreign trade policy on April 18; many sops likely for exporters

PM Manmohan Singh with CII president Adi Godrej in New Delhi on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Mukesh Aggarwal

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Vijender finally gives samples to NADA; Ram Singh arrested
New Delhi/Fatehgarh  Sahib, April 3
Vijender SinghIn a double twist to the drug seizure case, India’s Olympic hero Vijender Singh today made himself available for an out-of-competition dope test by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) for heroin use while his sparring partner Ram Singh was arrested for his links to one of the key accused.
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Punjab I-T Dy Commissioner held in graft case
* Jalandhar-based chartered accountant also arrested
* Special CBI court remands the two in 4-day custody
Jalandhar, April 3
Income Tax Deputy Commissioner PK Bhattacharya and Jalandhar-based chartered accountant (CA) Ashwini Gupta were arrested by CBI officials early this morning in an alleged Rs 6 lakh bribery case. They were produced before a special CBI court of Hemant Gupta at Patiala and sent to police remand for four days.
I-T Deputy Commissioner PK Bhattacharya and (right) chartered accountant Ashwini Gupta at the CBI’s special court on Patiala on Wednesday I-T Deputy Commissioner PK Bhattacharya and (right) chartered accountant Ashwini Gupta at the CBI’s special court on Patiala on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Rajesh Sachar


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HARYANA: CM grants one year more to pvt schools

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HIMACHAL: State hopes to get Central sops for industries

CHANDIGARH: Complaints authority puts IG on notice

LUDHIANA: Seven deaths reported from district in 24 hours

DELHI: Woman raped, godman held
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UN adopts treaty to regulate global arms trade, India abstains
New Delhi, April 3
Even though India abstained from voting, the global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) was passed by the UN General assembly yesterday by an overwhelming margin. The treaty, the first ever aimed at limiting illicit arms trade, was passed with 154 votes in favour, three against and 23 abstentions.

2G: I have nothing to hide from JPC, says Manmohan
New Delhi, April 3
Under attack from the Opposition, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today stressed that neither he nor his government has anything to hide in regard to the 2G spectrum allocation matter underlining that all pertinent records and documents have been made available to the Joint Parliamentary Committee probing it.

SFI leader received fatal head injury, says postmortem report
Kolkata, April 3
The Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal came under fire today from Opposition parties which pressed for a judicial probe into the death of a young Students Federation of India (SFI) leader in police custody under controversial circumstances.
A protest against the death of Sudipta Gupta in Siliguri A protest against the death of Sudipta Gupta in Siliguri. — PTI




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