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  • An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka tomorrow.



  • Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg has said, the temporary disruptive effect of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is over as the manufacturing sector recorded positive growth of 3.1 per cent in August. Commenting on the twin data on industrial output and price situation, Mr Garg said, the benign and moderate inflation has become the order of the day.




  • Economic Affairs Secretary SC Garg has said, the temporary disruptive effect of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is over as the manufacturing sector recorded positive growth of 3.1 per cent in August. Commenting on the twin data on industrial output and price situation, Mr Garg said, the benign and moderate inflation has become the order of the day.




  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to thoroughly investigate in a speedy manner the killing of an RSS worker in Ludhiana. In a release, former Punjab BJP Chief Kamal Sharma said, the Home Minister spoke to Captain Amarinder Singh on the matter yesterday during his visit to the Hussainiwala Border in Ferozepur to inaugurate the newly constructed viewers' gallery at the Indo-Pakistan joint check post.




  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said, the Centre is committed to extending all possible help to the people of Punjab's border areas and resolve their issues on priority. Mr Singh said this after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh sought full support from the central government for the state's development programmes for the border areas, including a proposed special package for the region.




  • A US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters has said, it has taken full control of Raqqa.This brings the end of three years rule of the Islamic State terror group in the city.




  • India has signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) with Japan to send youngsters there as technical interns for on-the-job training for a period of three to five years.The MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme was signed by Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Japanese Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare with Katsunobu Kato in Tokyo yesterday.




  • The Pakistan government has sought the extension of Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed's detention under the public safety law.The move comes two days after the government withdrew its application to prolong Saeed's house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.




  • Wholesale inflation fell to 2.60 per cent in September as prices of food articles, led by vegetables, softened.



  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that India carried out key structural reforms at the right time when the growth rate was high and it will serve the country well in the days to come.




  • The country's industrial production grew at a nine-month high of four point three percent in August this year.


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