London: The Indian economy will register the second fastest growth between now and 2050 and emerge as the second biggest economy in the world by the middle of this century, according to a forecast by the consultancy group, Price-WaterhouseCoopers, released on Friday.

In terms of GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP), India is said to be on track to overtake Japan this year.
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In recent days, there has been much discussion about the decision of the ministry of environment and forests to impose go/no-go zones for coal mining to protect forested land from the depredations of mining.

New Delhi: The power ministry is examining a five-year exemption from tariff-based bidding regime for hydel projects, while all coal- and gas-fired projects move to the new regime from this year. The Central Electricity Authority has backed the proposal.

New Delhi: The Prime Minister

India can hardly overstress the link tying natural resources to national security
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PM Expresses Concern Over Effect On People
New Delhi: Consumers may be in a soup over sky-rocketing prices of onion and tomoto, but they can expect some relief on at least one front. The government has hit the pause button on raising diesel and cooking gas prices for fear of fuelling a spiralling effect on the cost of all goods and services.

New Delhi: Indian and Chinese companies signed 48 agreements worth nearly $16 billion as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao began his threeday visit seeking to deepen trade and investment relations between the two Asian giants.

Top Indian and Chinese companies signed agreements in several sectors including power, telecom, steel, wind energy and food and marine products as the Chinese premier sought

Local Politicos Active In Operating Mines As Toxic Dust Chokes State
Bicholim (Goa): As the famous sun-soaked Calangute beach gets decked up for yet another Christmas and New year parties, villagers of Shirgao situated a few kilometres away try to find new ways to escape the halo of toxic red dust that enter their drawing rooms every day.

Shirgao has three mines

New Delhi: There has been about 5% increase in the phenomenon of

New Delhi: Reliance Power group company Rajasthan Sun Technique, Andhrabased Lanco and KVK Energy of Chennai are among the seven successful bidders for setting up solar power plants in the first phase of the government

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