Ex-RBI Governor Questions $5-Trillion GDP Target, Petrol Prices Rise & Other Top Stories

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 November 2019, 09:20 AM
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Pakistan PM Imran Khan Dials Trump, Discusses Kashmir, Afghan Peace Process

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday held a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump and discussed with him the Afghan peace process and the Kashmir issue, his office said. "President Trump thanked the prime minister for Pakistan's efforts in facilitating this positive outcome," according to the statement. Read more...

$5-Trillion GDP Target Simply Out Of Question: Ex-RBI Governor C Rangarajan

Stating that the economy is in bad shape, former Reserve Bank governor C Rangarajan has said at the current growth rate, reaching the USD 5-trillion GDP target by 2025 is "simply out of question". The Modi government soon after assuming office for the second term has set a target of taking the economy to $5 trillion over the next five years. But since there have been dark clouds gathering all over the economy leading many to question the maintainability of the target. The economy has been on steady decline with growth rate slowing from 8.2 percent in FY16 to 6.8 percent FY19. Read more...

Islamic Insurgents Spreading Terror Throughout Jammu And Kashmir: US Lawmaker

Urging US Congressional colleagues to support New Delhi in its fight against terror, an American lawmaker on Thursday said Islamic insurgents are a constant threat, spreading terror throughout Jammu and Kashmir. “India faces many regional and geopolitical threats. Islamic insurgents are a constant threat, spreading terror throughout Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere in India. We should support the government in Delhi in the continued fight against terror,” Congressman Francis Rooney said. Read more...

Trump Impeachment: Witness Attacks 'Fictional Narrative Propagated By Russians'

A former top White House adviser on Russia on Thursday termed the impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump as “fictional narrative” pushed by Russia. Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry over claims that Trump pressured Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky in a July 25 phone call to look into what the US leader said were corrupt business deals involving Biden. Fiona Hill said that such a fictional native is being perpetrated and propagated by the Russians. Read more...

Petrol, Diesel Prices: Check Latest Fuel Rates In India On November 22

Fuel prices saw marginal changes on Friday, November 21. As per the Indian Oil website, on Friday, the petrol rates are Rs 74.35 per litre in Delhi, Rs 80.01 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 77.04 per litre in Kolkata, and Rs 77.29 per litre in Chennai, respectively. However, diesel prices remained unchanged. Diesel prices in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai remained at Rs 65.84, Rs 68.25, Rs 69.06 and Rs 69.59 per litre respectively. In Noida, petrol is retailing at Rs 75.78 a litre, while diesel price is Rs 66.15 a litre. The price of petrol in Gurugram is Rs 73.98 a litre while diesel was selling at Rs 65.18 a litre. Read more...

First Published: Friday, November 22, 2019 09:14 AM
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