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India's government vows no letup on reforms after Delhi rout NEW DELHI: India's government will press ahead with reforms despite an election defeat in the capital for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.Eight months after winning the strongest national mandate in three decades, Modi's government is struggling to adopt an economic agenda to boost investment and jobs, because it lacks a majority in the upper house of parliament.A crushing reversal for Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party at the hands of an upstart anti-corruption party in Delhi has damaged an aura of invincibility he had acquired through several prior state election wins."The fact that four elections have been won, and one has not, is absolutely no ground for believing that there will be any slowdown on the path that we have taken," Jaitley told a news conference after talks with his U.S. counterpart, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.The government is determined to pursue economic reforms, added ...

Japan military says chopper with three aboard missing TOKYO: Japan's military is searching for a naval training helicopter that went missing with three people on board Thursday, a spokesman said.Ground commanders lost contact with the chopper at about 11:00 am (0200 GMT), when it was in the air above Kagoshima prefecture in southwestern Japan, a spokesman for the Maritime Self-Defence Force, Japan's navy, told AFP."We are searching for an aircraft with three crew members including a trainee on board, and are investigating the ...
Khaleda Zia open to 'consensus' deal to end crisis DHAKA: She has been stuck in her office for 40 days and slapped with a series of charges over the deadly violence outside, but Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia says she and her arch enemy Sheikh Hasina can still reach a deal to end the turmoil.In an exclusive interview with AFP, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Zia accused Prime Minister Hasina of killing democracy and the ruling Awami League of being behind the violence that ...
Sri Lanka urges UN to delay war crimes probe WASHINGTON: Sri Lanka Wednesday urged the UN to delay a report into alleged war crimes during the island's civil war to allow the new government to complete its own probe.Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera made the appeal in Washington on the eve of talks with top US diplomat John Kerry at the State Department.It is his first visit to the United States since the surprise victory in January's presidential election of Maithripala Sirisena, whose ...
No end to Bangladesh crisis without polls DHAKA: Opposition leader Khaleda Zia insisted Wednesday that there could be no resolution of Bangladesh's growing political crisis unless Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina agreed to stand down and allow new elections."Every conscious and conscientious person in Bangladesh knows that the only way to resolve the current political crisis is to hold an inclusive, competitive and meaningful election," Zia said by phone in an exclusive interview with AFP."The more quickly it can be arranged, the better ...
Sri Lanka backtracks on Chinese port after opposition protest COLOMBO: Sri Lanka reversed approval for a controversial $1.4 billion Chinese port-related project after the main Marxist party raised objections Friday, a day after giving it the all clear.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the government would thoroughly review the project involving the reclamation of 233 hectares (583 acres) of land next to a Chinese-owned mega port in Colombo.He told parliament Friday that two committees of experts would carry out a probe. The project had been ...
Indian govt mulls scrapping dividend tax: Bloomberg NEW DELHI: The Indian government is considering scrapping a dividend distribution tax in its annual budget this month, as part of efforts to boost investor sentiment, Bloomberg Television reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.A senior finance ministry official described the news report as "speculative", declining further comment.Indian companies are liable for an additional tax on any amount distributed or paid out to shareholders. Before the introduction of the tax, shareholders were liable for taxes on ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
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Reserves $16.273 bln