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  • MP Minister alleges manipulation of EVMs
  • Nadda appointed BJP's first Working President: PM calls him 'humble and affable'
  • Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died - Reports
  • Junior doctors' strike called off; Guv welcomes amicable settlement
  • NHRC issues notice to Union Health Ministry and Bihar Govt over AES deaths
  • All schools and coaching institutes will remain closed till June 24 due to heat wave in Bihar
  • Dy CM meets heads of various policy & business departments of NABARD
  • Dy CM meets heads of various policy & business departments of NABARD
  • Striking junior doctors call off their indefinite ceasework; Patients' miseries come to an end
  • Women’s safety: MP CM writes to Shah
  • Guv welcomes amicable settlement between govt and doctors
  • Nitish directs authorities to handle efficiently the challenge of AES and heat wave in Bihar
  • Army officer, one militant killed in Anantnag encounter: Official sources
  • Lakhs of devotees witness holy bath and gajanan vesh of Lords
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Rising fuel, slump of rupee cause for concern:Expert

Kolkata, Oct 11 (UNI) Rising fuel prices and slump of the rupee are among a host of reasons for the 'crisis-like' situation of the Indian economy.
This view emerged during an interactive session organised by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and The Economic Affairs Committee on "Current Economic Realities" here yesterday. The aim was to understand and discuss where the Indian economy was heading.

'The main causes of the crisis like situation are prices of diesel and petrol increase. The price of U.S. dollars in terms of the Indian rupee has gone up and also the stock markets have exhibited a downturn. The BSE 200 from September 10 to October 8 has depreciated by 11 per cent in one month,' opined Prof. Abhirup Sarkar, Professor of Economics, ISI and Chairman WBIDFC.
The BSE 500 in the same period has gone down by 9 oer cent. Also there has been a huge outflow of FII (Foreign Institutional Investments) from Indian stock markets, he explained.
'Also between October 2017 and August 2018 there was a net inflow of 16,355 crores in equity markets. Between September 1 and October 5 this year there is a net outflow of 20000 crores. What one needs to understand is that whether the crisis is due to internal factors or external ones. A few international events have been a major influence-the price of crude oil has increased,' he pointed out.
'The freight has increased its interest rate from 1.5 per cent in January to 2.25 per cent at present and it is expected to rise further. Also there was a heavy depreciation of the Turkish currency. Problems like rising fuel price are going to take a toll on medium term and long term growth of the economy,' Prof. Sarkar said.
'Higher oil prices and higher dollar will increase costs of imports and exports. Depressed stock market will make it harder to raise funds for investments. So all these events will affect the economy and we should be concerned,' he cautioned.

'The forum's objective is to bring together experts from different sections of the society to discuss and dissect the current economic realities faced by the country viz-a-viz the global scenario with special focus on its impact in the Indian Economy,' Mr Sunil Mitra, former Revenue and Finance Secretary, Government of India and Chairperson, Economic Affairs Committee, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated.
Among other eminent speakers were Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta, Founder and Senior Partner, Intueri Consulting LLP, Mr. Subir Chakraborty, Director-Automotive, Exide Industries Limited, Ms.Chand Tulal Mazumdar, Head-Policy, India and South Asia, UBER India Systems Pvt. Ltd, Prof. Anup Sinha, Economist and Director, Heritage Business School.
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Junior doctors' strike called off; Guv welcomes amicable settlement

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17 Jun 2019 | 10:16 PM

Kolkata, Jun 17 (UNI) The week-long strike by junior
doctors in all state-run hospitals across Bengal came to
an end tonight following a fruitful meeting with Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna.

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Kirankumar Sharma of Visakha Sharada peeth embraces asceticism

17 Jun 2019 | 10:04 PM

Vijayawada, Jun 17 (UNI) Kiran Kumar Sharma of Visakha Sharadha peetham embraced asceticism at a grant religion programme held in the Sachidananda ashram, located on the banks of the river Krishna, here on Monday in which Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana state Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and K Chandrasekhar Rao were also participated.

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Nitish directs authorities to handle efficiently the challenge of AES and heat wave in Bihar

Nitish directs authorities to handle efficiently the challenge of AES and heat wave in Bihar

17 Jun 2019 | 9:59 PM

Patna, Jun 17 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today directed the authorities concerned to take all possible steps for prevention and cure of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) to save children from falling sick and minimising casualties from the disease besides taking measures to save the people from continued heat spell in the state.

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All schools and coaching institutes will remain closed till June 24 due to heat wave in Bihar

17 Jun 2019 | 9:59 PM

Patna, Jun 17 (UNI) All schools and coaching institutes will remain closed till June 24 due to the heat wave in Bihar to save the students from the onslaught of hostile weather.

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Temperature chart

17 Jun 2019 | 9:57 PM

Bhopal, June 17 (UNI) The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded on Monday in Madhya Pradesh’s principal cities / towns:
Place Max Min (in degrees Celsius)
Bhopal 37.

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