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December 14, 2017

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Budget FY2017: A mix of positive elements and substantial uncertainty

Thomas Rookmaaker: From a rating perspective, the budget for FY17 contains a number of positive elements, even though it is subject to substantial uncertainty. Firstly, the government continues to gradually broaden its ambitious reform program and like last year this budget contains some further announcements of reforms, including measures related to the FDI regime, the

Budget 2016-17: India has held ground despite slowdown in global growth says Jaitley

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley began presenting the Budget for the financial year 2016-17 in Parliament today by pointing out that amidst slowdown in global growth and trade the Indian economy has held its ground firmly and the growth of GDP has accelerated to 7.6%. The Finance Minister told the House

Letter to Modi exposes double standard of US Legislators

Lalit Shastri We have a situation in the US where a presidential nominee wants to banish the Muslims, where black men, without any provocation and children playing with toy guns are shot by the police, where gun rights take precedence over human rights. Several Legislators, who are Members of Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a

Air India will shrug away its cloak of years of rot: Ashwani Lohani

Newsroom24x7 Staff Some stability can be brought about in the functioning of the public sector undertakings only if the dragnet of vigilance, audit and complex processes in the garb of transparency are loosened. Ashwani Lohani, CMD Air India Air India – the national carrier – appears keen to shrug away its cloak of years of

A single typo in my genome that causes fatal genetic prion disease

Sonia Vallabh We all carry around thousands of typos in our DNA, most of which don’t matter much to our health — but my typo is an unusually clear-cut case. It’s a single change in a particular gene that causes fatal genetic prion disease, where patients can live 50 healthy years, but then suddenly fall

Who will protect the rights of the Kashmiri Pandits

Lalit Shastri Who will protect the rights of the Kashmiri pundits who are victims of terror and were driven out of their homeland? It is high time we stop eulogising those who have spread terror in Kashmir by calling them militants instead of terrorists. These people are threatening the integrity and sovereignty of our country.

US condemns Baghdad bomb attacks

Newsroom24x7 Desk Baghdad: Several person’s were killed in a twin bomb attack at a Shi’ite mosque in the Shulaa neighbourhood here Thursday. There was one blast at the mosque and another when security personnel arrived on the scene. The twin blasts were triggered by suicide bombers. The United States was among the first countries to

Canada and China sign a joint declaration on clean technology cooperation

Newsroom24x7 Staff OTTAWA:  Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, and Zhigang Wang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, met in Ottawa yesterday to discuss collaboration in clean technology during a meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation. During the meeting, Minister Carr and Vice Minister

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