India hopes new ‘green’ budget will revive growth

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (Jul 5) hailed a “new chapter for India” as his re-elected government unveiled what he called a “green” budget aimed at reviving growth and creating a US$5 trillion economy. India was recently leap-frogged by China as the world’s fastest-growing major country, with unemployment in Asia’s third-biggest economy […]

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Fire threatens some Vic electricity supply

An out-of-control bushfire burning in Bunyip in Victoria’s east is dangerously close to two electricity transmission lines linking the Latrobe Valley and Melbourne. The Bunyip State Park fire has burnt more than 6000 hectares and is racing towards the Princes Highway, starting from multiple lightning strikes on Friday. “Firefighters are protecting these transmission lines, both […]

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Trump asks China to lift tariffs on US farm products

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he had asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products because trade talks were progressing well. He also delayed plans to impose 25-percent tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, as previously scheduled. Advertisement “I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including […]

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