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24 Mar 2018, Edition - 984, Saturday


  • JNU protests turn ugly after police use water cannons to stop protesters
  • RS results starts pouring in, Kumar Ketkar wins from Maharashtra
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  • Australia has abolished the subclass 457 visa category popular among skilled overseas workers
  • Amid Parliament ruckus, Anna Hazare returns to the National Capital and begins indefinite hunger strike today.
  • In a major setback for the SP-BSP alliance, 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • 3 independent MLAs pledge support to BJP in Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha elections
  • Patna: Denied stretcher, father carries the sick child in arms while kin hold the oxygen cylinder
  • Thane CDR Case: Police to move SC to challenge the Bombay HC order of Rizwan Siddiqui’s release
  • Opposition MLAs create ruckus after 20 AAP MLAs were allowed to sit inside the Delhi Assembly by the Speaker

Kerala News

BJP has nothing to cheer over Moody’s report: Manmohan Singh

Covai Post Network

Kochi: Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Saturday said there was no need to be upbeat over Moody’s report in favour of India.

Stating that he continued to believe that the country was in the grip of economic slide, Singh, a noted economist, said the BJP government should understand the ground reality prevailing in the country.

The government needed to take steps to make the economy vibrant if it wanted to take the growth rate from 8 to 10 per cent, Singh said on the sidelines of a national seminar on ‘Macro Economic Developments in India: Policy Perspectives’ organised by the Economics Department of St Teresa’s College, Ernakulam.

He said the jump in crude oil prices could affect country’s economy. He blamed bureacrats for hastily implementing GST
with little preparation.

Talking to reporters, Singh praised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his untiring party work. Rahul will get the remuneration for all his good work, he said. But nothing can be predicted in politics. Speaking about Kerala, he said development activities had slowed down in the state.