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India News on September 15, 2012

  • Former RSS chief KS Sudarshan, 81, passes away in the morning in Raipur. He stepped down as RSS chief due to ill health in 2009.
  • Trinamool Congress and other parties will hold rallies protesting the hike in diesel price and the subsidizing LPG.
  • Government likely to announce spending cuts for the 2013 fiscal year. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss five-year economic strategy at a meeting of top government economists.
  • The Inter-Ministerial Group on the coal blocks allocation issue is likely to meet again today.
  • Responding to the FDI norms announced yesterday by the government, Smita Jha, Leader of Entertainment and Media, PwC India said, "FDI increase in the TV sector is a welcome step in the right direction and was much anticipated. This will help step up the process of digitisation where investments are required to be made by the cable industry. This timely announcement will enable the TV distribution industry meet the deadline of mandatory digitisation as pronounced by the Government. A commendable step is also the uniformity in the increase across sub-sectors of DTH, Cable and HITS in the era of convergence."

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces 12th Five-Year plan
    Prime Minister defends reforms including hike in diesel price and FDI in retail-brand and aviation Andhra News

    British Council Launches APTIS - A New Global English Test
    Now for the fist time, a major international English test has been developed that integrates computer, telephone and pen and paper delivery to allow candidates to sit the test through one or more of channels; conducting it from many locations around the world through computers and face-to-face interactions Business Wire India

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