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  • Andhra Pradesh orders temples to pray for rain

    NEW DELHI: Authorities in a south Indian state have ordered temples to perform special prayers for rain after a disappointing monsoon...

    The Andhra Pradesh government said Indians had been performing rituals involving prayers and offerings to the gods “since time immemorial” and they had already proved effective in bringing rain...

  • Five, including Karnataka MLA, die in Andhra Pradesh train accident

    A Member of India's Legislative Assembly (MLA) Venkatesh Nayak and four others were killed on Monday morning when an express train and a granite-laden truck collided at a level crossing in Andhra Pradesh state's Anantapur area, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    At least 25 people are reported to have been injured in this second fatal railway accident this month, which took place in Madakasira — more than 450km from...

  • Hopes on hold for model Andhra capital

    A staggering $15 billion is needed to transform Amaravati from a few shiny buildings, villages and thousands of acres of agricultural land into the envisioned capital of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s largest states...

    Andhra once had another capital — the booming tech and business powerhouse of Hyderabad, which pulses with IT know-how and a startup culture...

  • Van Gaal fears bug could sap United as top four race heats up

    With just three games remaining in fourth placed United's Premier League campaign, a victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday combined with a defeat for fifth placed Liverpool at champions Chelsea on Sunday would guarantee their return to Europe's elite club competition after a one-year absence...

    “We have a virus in our dressing room,” said van Gaal, who has also seen England midfielder Michael Carrick, ruled out for the rest of the...

  • ‘Tax relief for clean energy to reduce fossil fuel reliance’

    ISLAMABAD: The climate change minister, Mushahidullah Khan, said on Saturday that reduction in taxes on clean energy technologies would lessen Pakistan’s heavy dependence on coal, oil, and natural gas resources for power generation...

    In the new financial budget for 2015-16, the government has exempted solar panels and certain related components from sales tax and customs duty for a year...

  • Remittances: heavy reliance on GCC nations is imprudent

    Reliance on GCC nations (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain) for attracting the bulk of remittances is not misplaced given the size and quality of Pakistani workforce employed there...

    The UAE, responsible for 22pc of total remittances, is welcoming more labour from India, not solely due to economic reasons but also to deepen its relationship with New Delhi, analysts say...

  • Self-reliance and self-respect

    Pervez Musharraf was faced with the question ‘are you with us?’ by the US government...

    He took a decision which saved the country from possible destruction by carpet bombing and loss of nuclear capability
  • Sindh’s reliance on a single tax grows

    KARACHI: Presenting the Sindh budget for 2010-11, then finance minister Murad Ali Shah had termed the newfound right of the province to collect sales tax on services a “momentous achievement” for the ruling party that “won this with serious and persistent efforts”...

    Its collection target increased from Rs25 billion for 2011-12 to Rs100bn for 2017-18...

  • Centre should help provinces achieve fiscal self-reliance

    PROVINCES have been criticised for failing to mobilise tax revenues fast enough to reduce their disproportionate dependence on federal transfers from the central divisible pool — to which they are legitimately entitled as a federating unit...

    Apparently, this is a move to create grounds for a review of the last National Finance Commission (NFC) award with a view to bring down the share of the provinces in the federally collected...

  • Ranatunga bemoans Sri Lanka reliance on spin

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's heavy reliance on its spin bowlers threatens to undermine their chances at the next cricket World Cup on the faster pitches of England, according to former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga...

    Ranatunga, himself a medium-pace bowler as well as a powerful middle order batsman, said such a formula for success would not work beyond the Indian sub-continent where pitches are much less conducive to spin...

  • Japan must avoid over-reliance on yen: IMF

    ” The BoJ must stand ready to expand stimulus to meet its target, though further easing without bolder structural reforms and a credible fiscal strategy could lead to over-reliance on yen depreciation to reflate the economy, it said...

    The IMF said further declines in the yen relative to its 2014 average was beneficial for Japan’s economy and would help boost exports and aggregate demand, but had to be accompanied by policy changes......

  • FBR’s heavy reliance on economic agents

    The tax authorities find the collection of WHTs through economic agents as the easiest mode to gather tax revenues, virtually compensating for their failure to expand the income-tax net...

    One of the reasons for this is the lack of audit for several years and the huge demand that is stuck up in litigation...

  • Indian missiles, copters, subs: Is the Reliance Group aiming too high with its ambitious defence plan?

    NEW DELHI: Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has never made a military helicopter, missile system or submarine in its history but that isn't stopping the Indian tycoon from seeking to win contracts to manufacture all of that military hardware and more...

    Known for taking some ambitious bets over the past decade, some of which have failed to deliver, Ambani's plans to turn Reliance into a major defence company may be one of his boldest...

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