Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said India is expected to register a growth rate of 7.2-7.5 per cent in the second half of the current fiscal and is on way to becoming the 5th largest economy of the world.
The fiscal deficit will overshoot to 3.5 per cent from the earlier estimate of 3.2 per cent in the current fiscal, ending March 31, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
The Congress was maintaining a significant lead in Alwar and Ajmer parliamentary seats in Rajasthan and it moved ahead in Mandalgarh assembly seat where the BJP was leading initially, as per trends available in the counting of votes for the bypolls.
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today called upon the government officials in the Union Territory to ensure that they functioned as “protectors of rules” and possessed the “right attitude” to serve the people.
North Korean skiers and skaters were due to arrive in the South today to take part in the Pyeongchang Winter Games, setting the stage for a “peace Olympics” after a year of high tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.
Pakistan has extended by two months the deadline for repatriation of Afghan refugees, giving a temporary relief to them amid a spike in violence in Afghanistan.
The legal woes of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family mounted today when a top court issued notices to them for allegedly committing contempt of court during a rally in Punjab province last week.
Beijing criticised the “outdated Cold War mentality” of the United States today after President Donald Trump named China among threats to American values in his State of the Union address.