From the Economic Survey highlights to ‘Padmaavat’ ban in Malaysia: top stories of the day

Arvind Subramanian on Economic Survey 2018: the key takeaways

The annual Economic Survey was tabled in Parliament today. It has relied upon analysis of the new data to highlight 10 new economic facts. Read complete highlights here.

50% increase in number of indirect taxpayers: Economic Survey

The Economic Survey 2018 has estimated that the Indian economy will grow by 7-7.5% in 2018-19, thereby re-instating India as the world’s fastest growing major economy. Tabled in Parliament on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the Survey says the second half of FY 2018 can clock 6.75% growth.

Impose heavy penalty for burning agricultural waste, says Economic Survey

Heavy penalties should be imposed for burning agricultural waste, and more incentive for farmers is needed to prevent alarmingly poor air quality in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas, according to the Economic Survey.

China shifts stance, offers to open talks with India on CPEC

China on Monday offered to open talks with India to resolve differences on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), opening the door for removing a major irritant in New Delhi-Beijing ties.

Sohrabuddin case: Bombay HC seeks chart of discharged cops, charges

The Bombay High Court asked the CBI to submit a chart with the names of police officers whose discharge from the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case has been challenged, and the roles ascribed to them in the charge sheet.

Cow vigilantism: SC issues notice to Haryana, U.P. and Rajasthan

A petition, seeking contempt action against the governments of Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh for not following the Supreme Court's order to take stern steps to stop violence in the name of cow vigilantism, on Monday led a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud to issue notice to them and seek their replies by April 3.

Modi makes a “humble request” to all political parties to help pass triple talaq Bill

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a “humble request” to all political parties to help pass the bill on instant triple talaq in the Budget session of Parliament that got underway in the day, saying it would be a New Year gift for Muslim women.

DMK leads protests demanding rollback of bus fare hike in TN

The DMK-led Opposition held protests across Tamil Nadu to demand a full rollback of the recent bus fare hike, with police detaining DMK’s MK Stalin and MDMK’s Vaiko for blocking roads in the capital.

‘Padmaavat’ banned in Malaysia by censor board

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmaavat has been banned in Malaysia by the country’s censor board as the film touches on the “sensitivities of Islam”.

Like Sir Richards, Kohli will learn to calm down, says Holding

Virat Kohli can come across as intimidating but he is still learning and would become calmer as he grows on the job, feels West Indies’ pace legend Michael Holding, who finds an uncanny similarity between the Indian skipper and Sir Vivian Richards.

Grammy Awards winners list in key categories

R&B star Bruno Mars was the surprise big winner at the Grammy Awards, with a clean sweep of the top awards including Album, Record and Song of the Year, and six overall.


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