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PM, Sonia to push reforms agenda at Sunday mega rally


Seeking to push the ruling UPA's economic reforms agenda amid a slew of corruption allegations, the Congress' top leadership, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi, will

Karuna cautions UPA against 'hasty' reform announcments


Cautioning the Congress-led UPAgovernment against making any 'hasty' announcements in the name of reforms, key ally DMK today said decisions should be based on deep consultations and prospects.

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India moves to dismantle stifling infrastructure controls


India looks set to begin dismantling a complex web of regulatory requirements that throttle its infrastructure growth, with plans to set up a special body this week to speed up projects in a sector se

Government to unveil 'credible, feasible' fiscal plan


India will unveil a 'credible and feasible' fiscal consolidation path for the next five years, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday, days after a government panel said the economy was on the

FDI in multi-brand retail to encourage competition: CCI chief


Coming to the defence of the government facing stiff opposition over opening multi-brand retail to foreign investment, the Competition Commission of India on Sunday said that entry of big players i

Decision on FDI taken by consensus, says Anand Sharma


With several states strongly opposed to FDI in multi-brand retail sector, the Centre on Sunday made it clear the decision was taken by consensus and no state could decide for another or deprive the

Jaya slams UPA second wave of reforms; terms it 'diversionary'


Tearing into the Centre's big ticket reforms, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday described it as 'diversionary' to 'anaesthetise the mammoth corruption charges' against the UPA gover

SC seeks law officers assistance on plea against FDI in retail

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of top law officers, that of the Attorney General or the Solicitor General, in hearing a petition against the opening of the multi brand retail sector to foreign direct investment (FDI).

Re rebounds to 51-mark after 5-1/2 months; ends 42 paise up at 51.74


The rupee on Thursday bounced back to 51-level after five-and-a-half months by gaining 42 paise to close at 51.74 against the US dollar stocks amid hopes that the Cabinet will clear the next wave of

Cabinet clears pension, insurance reform for parliament


The cabinet approved bills for foreign investment in insurance and pensions on Thursday in the latest move by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to restore confidence in the flagging economy, but the refor

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