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New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): India's retail inflation accelerated in January after shifting to a new base year for calculating prices, but stayed well below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target, bolstering prospects for further interest rate cuts. Consumer prices rose an annual 5.11 percent compared with a 4.28 percent gain in December, the statistics department said on Thursday (February 12) after it changed the base year for measuring inflation to 2012 from 2010. Under the old series, inflation was reported at 5 percent in December. The revamped index carries a higher weight for education and health services, but has a lower weight for food and fuel items, which authorities say better reflects changing consumption patterns. The RBI aims to keep inflation at or below 6 percent in the period to January 2016 and is widely expected to resume its monetary easing after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his annual budget on February 28.
Feb 13, 2015
Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Local authorities in Gujarat have demolished the temple built to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of Modi's followers in Rajkot donated funds for a temple that featured a seated statue of Modi and was topped with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier on Thursday Modi had said he was appalled that some of his supporters had built a temple to worship him, adding that such an act contradicted tradition. Modi's reaction had unnerved some of those involved in the temple project and one of the men who donated funds for temple building, Ramesh Undhad, had said the followers would now dedicate the temple to 'Mother India'.
Feb 13, 2015
Srinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): Fresh spell of snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir brought respite for farming community, especially to apple-growers as it eliminated impending threat of damage in production. Paddy as well as fruit growers of valley expressed satisfaction over the moderate snowfall, saying it would provide the required impetus to agriculture in the state. The valley already has limited water resources for agricultural activities and most of the times the channels remain dry. Snowfall brings in hope of replenishing water bodies. The crops vulnerable to dry weather conditions are apples, apricots, almonds and paddy. Agriculture in Kashmir Valley is a major source of income for residents and most of the population depends on this sector.
Feb 13, 2015
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