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Slowdown in economy is temporary: Veep

Slowdown in economy is temporary: Veep

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday disagreed with the critics of the government saying that as per the World Bank and industry, the slowdown in the economy due to GST was temporary and it will have a positive impact in the long run. Mr Naidu said the World Bank, as reported by newspapers, had said the decline in the economy due to GST in India was temporary which later on would have tremendous impact. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the International Conference on Technological Advancements in Railway & Metro Projects 2017, here on Friday. He said few days back there was a news which said the sale of cars has increase to more than 15 percent in recent times. The Vice-President said many big car companies such as Maruti, and FMCG manufacturers like Sony, Panasonic, Godrej have said there has been a substantial increase in the sale of their premium range products. He said the world was looking towards India and was keen to invest here. India has become the preferred destination for investors. Speaking about the development of the Railways, Mr Naidu said the Indian Railways need to plan for a massive expansion very meticulously with forward looking, efficient technologies and innovative practices currently available across the globe and adopt them to serve our country’s aspiring population. He added that the IT revolution was sweeping the world, and India has also been a major contributor which is bound to improve the efficiencies in signaling, communications and safety and help in areas like intelligent transportation systems. Stating that urbanisation was taking place at a rapid pace in India, he said the need for efficient and cost-effective transport was critical in ensuring faster mobility and sustainable development. He added that new concepts such as ‘Transit Oriented Development’ should be tried out and promoted which would improve the lives of people living around the metro stations in a big way. UNI RBE AE 1646

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India-ASEAN working on RCEP agreement: Ravi Shankar Prasad

India-ASEAN working on RCEP agreement: Ravi Shankar Prasad

23 Jan 2018 | 9:44 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said India and ASEAN members were working on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement which is likely to be finalised by the year-end.

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EC guidelines for political parties on broadcast, telecast time in Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland

23 Jan 2018 | 9:36 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) As per the guidelines set by the Election Commission on Tuesday for the ensuing Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland in 2018, the national political parties can share equitable time on electronic and broadcast media, since these states have no recognised state parties.

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Harsh Vardhan urges stakeholders to identify priority areas, timely implementation

Harsh Vardhan urges stakeholders to identify priority areas, timely implementation

23 Jan 2018 | 9:33 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday urged scientists and senior officers to identify priority areas and ensure its implementation in a time- bound manner.

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Ashok Lavasa assumes charge as new EC

23 Jan 2018 | 8:38 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) Ashok Lavasa, the 1980 batch IAS officer from Haryana Cadre, on Tuesday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India.

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Mercury plummets in Delhi after rain

23 Jan 2018 | 8:37 PM

New Delhi, Jan 23 (UNI) People of the National Capital on Tuesday experienced a cold day following decline in the maximum temperature due to rain.

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