Textile industry expects tax cuts in upcoming budget

Surat, Feb 11 (ANI): Manufacturers in textile industry in Gujarat expect tax cuts from the Central government in upcoming budget to help the industry come out of crisis. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on February 28 present his first full-year budget, seeking to put Asia's third-largest economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years. In Surat, industrialists said they were facing crisis due to rise in prices of raw materials like yarn and colour chemicals. A favourable budget will being relief for one-and-a-half million people associated with the industry, he added. Vakharia also hoped for relaxation in prices of acquiring land. Investors and manufacturers have long advocated the GST as a way to simplify taxes while broadening the tax base, adding as much as 2 percentage points to economic growth in India. Feb 11, 2015
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President chairs Governors conference of all states

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday (February 11) met governors and lieutenant governors of states and union territories to discuss emerging challenges and other issues. The two-day governors conference will discuss issues like security, with main focus on borders, finance, sanitation, employment and on achievement of flagship schemes and projects. This is the first conference after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May last year. As per media reports, plans like Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' or Clean India campaign, skill development, etc will also be discussed. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were also present at the conference. Feb 11, 2015
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Household debt keeps Thailand Southeast Asia's sick man

With a monthly wage dwarfed by his payments to loan sharks, Non is among millions of Thais sinking in debt. But spiraling household debt is just one of a plethora of problems dragging on a stuttering Thai economy. Duration: 01:40 Feb 11, 2015
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Ukrainian president visits wounded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes an unplanned visit to a hospital in Kramatorsk after rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers earlier in the day. Holding shrapnel retrieved from Feb 11, 2015
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Okhla MLA says probe will be demanded in Batla encounter case, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Okhla MLA from AAP Amanatullah Khan has said that Batla encounter case was fake and he will demand fresh probe into the case. Reacting to this, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is no harm in probing a case which is doubted as fake. Meanwhile, AAP leader HS Phoolka said that this is Khan's personal view and the party does not share it. Feb 11, 2015
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Requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday met Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu along with AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia said that they have requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi and also raised some major issues like giving full statehood to Delhi. He said that Naidu has assured full support in issues regarding development to the state. Feb 11, 2015
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Delhi CM designate Kejriwal meets Venkaiah Naidu, gets assurance of cooperation from Centre

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu at Nirman Bhawan here. Later in the day, Kejriwal is also likely to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee. Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer, was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party yesterday. Feb 11, 2015
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Cricket bat makers hope World Cup performance of India boosts sales

Meerut, Feb 11 (ANI): The 2015 cricket World Cup starts in New Zealand and Australia on February 14 with rivals Pakistan and India playing against each other on Sunday (February 15). At the sprawling factory complex of Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) in Meerut, some 80 kilometres north-east of New Delhi, hundreds of workers are hunched over their machines, busy cutting, sewing and shaping cricket balls to meet the scaled up demand ahead of the World Cup. Shop floors at family businesses like SG, which have traditionally dominated the cricket gear manufacturing for generations in India, are buzzing with activity before the start of the four-yearly tournament. Dozens of workers cut, glue, sand and bend hundreds of bats every day to the exact specifications of international superstars, who rely on their decades-old techniques. Feb 11, 2015
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War of words between Imran Khan and Altaf Hussain's MQM intensifies

Islamabad/Karachi, Feb 11 (ANI): Political temperatures in Pakistan continue to rise as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held a rally in Karachi to express solidarity with party chief Altaf Hussain after a spate of statements made against him by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan. The war of words started between the two parties after the release of a Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) report implicating an MQM worker in a Karachi factory blaze. It was the worst incident of fire in Pakistan's history in which more than 250 workers trapped inside the factory were burnt to death. The MQM has termed the report as baseless and biased, but a spokeswoman of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party held a press conference in Islamabad in which she asked the government to take action against Hussain and his party. Feb 11, 2015