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IIP grows by 8%; inflation by 5.2%

| | New Delhi

Ahead of Narendra Modi-led Government’s final full Budget, the country witnessed a mixed bag of news as industrial output brought cheers and retail inflation tears for its citizens. Driven by rising food prices and higher payout for Government employees, December month’s retail inflation soared above the central bank’s inflation target to 5.21 per cent as food items are set to become more expensive.

Factory output as measured by Index of Industrial Prod-uction jumped to 25-month high of 8.4% in November, sho-wing signs of economic revival.



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Liquor policy: Church declares war on Kerala Govt

18 Mar 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Catholic Church has declared war on the CPI(M)-led LDF Government over its new liquor policy by which liquor outlets including bars could be opened in almost all panchayats in the State. The new policy also paves way for the reopening of almost all the bars that were closed down in 2014 as part of the then Government’s policy envisaging implementation of Prohibition in ten years’ time through phases...

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Previous Govts indulged in business of illegally acquiring lands: CM

18 Mar 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Saturday said that the previous governments indulged in the business of illegally acquiring lands with ulterior motives and with the intent of having their own cut. “This was done not only in Rohtak but in the entire state...

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