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Soldier killed as Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri        SAFF Women C''ship: Indian women thrash Bangladesh 4-0, will face Nepal in finals        Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote        Nirav Modi arrested in UK; court remands him in custody till March 29        Mayawati won''t contest LS polls, but says still possible to become PM        Samjhauta blast case: Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted        Not playing is not the solution: Ganguly on workload management        IPL schedule: KKR gets relief, to play all home matches at Eden        Rupee pauses after 6-day rally, slips 43 paise against US dollar        Jaitley dubs '108 purported economists' as compulsive contrarians        Sack 3 ministers in Imran Khan's govt for supporting banned outfits: Bilawal        Pak court mulls options for recording Musharraf's statement in treason case        HC takes note of 'dearth' of special education teachers in Delhi schools        Cong-JDS to campaign jointly, vow to reduce BJP to single        Mamata lashes out at BJP for questioning her religion        Jet pilots threaten to stop flying from Apr 1, set Mar 31 deadline on bailout, salaries        Congress will restore special category status to Arunachal and other NE states: Rahul        We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor        No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath        Congress finally picks Muraleedharan for Vadakara        
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Business News
Prabhu, US Commerce Secretary to discuss trade issues on Feb 14
 
New Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu will hold bilateral discussions on trade issues with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on February 14 here, an official said.

Both the ministers would meet as part of the bilateral commercial dialogue.

The talks assumes significance as officials of both the sides are negotiating a trade package to boost bilateral commerce.

India is pressing for exemption from high duty imposed by the US on certain steel and aluminium products, resumption of export benefits to some domestic goods under their Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) as well as greater market access for its products from sectors like agriculture, automobile, auto components and engineering.

On the other hand, the US is demanding greater market access through cut in import duties for its agriculture goods, dairy products, medical devices, IT and communication items, the official added.

However, the commerce ministry is not in favour of cutting or eliminating customs duties on seven categories of ICT products, including high-end mobile phones and smart watches, as demanded by the US, citing revenue loss and adverse impact on Make in India initiative.

India's exports to the US in 2017-18 stood at USD 47.9 billion, while imports were USD 26.7 billion. The trade balance is in favour of India.

In Washington, Ross had Wednesday said: "I am happy to report that I'm scheduled to visit India this coming February. I'll be co-chairing the US-India Commercial Dialogue and the US- India CEO forum with my Indian counterpart, (commerce and industry) minister (Suresh) Prabhu".


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Jaitley dubs '108 purported economists' as compulsive contrarians
Reliance Communications pays Rs 458.77 cr to Ericsson: Sources
Sensex rises over 100 pts; Nifty above 11,300
Rupee rises by 8 paise to 69.63 vs USD in early trade
Tata Motors bags orders of over 2500 units of commercial passenger transportation vehicles
Crisis-hit Jet Airways defaults on foreign loan repayment
Optiemus launches wireless charger at Rs 2,499/-
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JSW Cement introduces high-strength Comp Cem cement in Goa
Star rating prog launched for microwave ovens, washing machines
In a first, SBI links pricing of loans, deposits to repo rate
Kia Motors announces partnerships with 8 leading financial institutions to offer financial services
Driving licences, vehicle registration certificates to come in card format only
Mining blocks to be allotted via e-auction only: J&K
ICF to roll out over 3000 coaches this fiscal, among largest railcar builders in world
Mercedes "cautiously optimistic" on growth in election year
UP to get 40 paise/unit cheaper power from plant
45 passports of NRIs cancelled for abandoning their wives: Maneka
Singapore supermarket chain removes basmati from shelves after customer finds dead rat in rice bag
KERALA NEWS
We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor
 Kottayam: We, the Congress party thinks about the future, says Sasi Tharoor MP. We stand for the you  
No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath
Congress finally picks Muraleedharan for Vadakara
I always stand for the principles and ethics I believe in: Sasi Tharoor MP
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote
 London: British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Council on Wednesday seeking a "sho
Sack 3 ministers in Imran Khan's govt for supporting banned outfits: Bilawal
Pak court mulls options for recording Musharraf's statement in treason case
Musharraf admitted to Dubai hospital after reaction from rare disease : Party
NATIONAL NEWS
Mayawati won''t contest LS polls, but says still possible to become PM
 Lucknow/New Delhi, Mar 20 (PTI) BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday announced she will not contest the upco
Samjhauta blast case: Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted
HC takes note of 'dearth' of special education teachers in Delhi schools
Cong-JDS to campaign jointly, vow to reduce BJP to single
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