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NSA Ajit Doval meets Afghanistan's top leadership
NEW DELHI: National Security Adviser Ajit Doval visited Afghanistan on Monday and met top leadership to discuss measures to stabilise the war torn country on a day when Quadrilateral group (US-Afghan-Pakistan-China) met in Muscat to explore peace talks with Taliban.

India’s industrial growth clocks nine-month high of 4.3% in August
Factory output growth measured in terms of Index of Industrial Production stood at 4% last August.

India likely to be $6 trillion economy in 10 years: Morgan Stanley
MUMBAI: India is expected to be a USD 6 trillion economy -- the third largest in the world -- in the next 10 years, majorly helped by digitisation, says a report. According to global brokerage Morgan Stanley, India's digitisation drive would provide a boost of 50-75 basis points to GDP growth in the coming decade.

Việt Nam, India to co-operate on maritime matters
HÀ NỘI — India’s shipbuilding enterprises said they would comply with the needs of the Vietnamese shipyard industry at the Maritime Industry Business Meeting in Hải Phòng City on September 25.

Asian Development Bank cuts India’s growth forecast to 7% from 7.4%
NEW DELHI: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lowered India’s GDP growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7% from 7.4% it estimated in July, citing weakness in private consumption, manufacturing output and business investment. The latest growth projection is also lower than the 7.1% GDP growth recorded in 2016-17.

Travel to understand India’s diversity: Modi
NEW DELHI: Tourism ministry's 'Incredible India' campaign received a fillip on Sunday with PM Narendra Modi — in his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address — asking people to take pride in India's diversity and tour its farthest corners.

India open to 100 per cent FDI in defence with full tech transfer
WASHINGTON: India is open to 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence if firms are willing to provide full technology transfer, a top Indian defence official has said as India and the US are set to enter a critical phase of co-development and co-production.

Rupee rally to slow export of non-basmati rice
India was offering 5 percent broken parboiled rice this week at around $410 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) from Kakinada port on the east coast.

India coffee output could hit 8-year low on weaker rainfall, pest attack - industry body
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's coffee output will likely fall to its weakest in eight years in 2017/18, with low rainfall hitting the development of crops and encouraging the spread of plant-consuming pests, said a senior official from one of the country's top industry bodies.

Reserve Bank of India to introduce Rs 200 notes beginning September
KOLKATA|MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India appears to be giving highest emphasis on how to avoid the possibility of an illegal trade of currency notes as it prepares to introduce Rs 200 denominated bank notes for the first time in history.