UPAs decision on FDI taken under Western influence, says BJP

Updated: Jul 18 2013, 06:28am hrs
The BJP today termed the Centres big-ticket reforms push to hike foreign direct investment in at least a dozen sectors as a hasty decision taken under the influence of developed Western nations. The UPA governments decision was taken in a haste and under pressure from developed western countries. BJP will examine the merit of each and every proposal, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar stated.

Cong launches fresh attack on BJP over Razas resignation

The resignation of Delhi BJP vice-president Aamir Raza Husain over Narendra Modis puppy remarks gave Congress a fresh handle to attack the opposition party as it wondered what stand the other Muslim leaders in the BJP would take. In what is being seen as the first fallout within the BJP

over Modis puppy remark, Husain had tendered his resignation.

23% child mortality due to environmental degradation: WB

About 23% of child mortality in the country is caused by environmental degradation and diseases caused by poor water supply, sanitation and hygiene, a World Bank study has found. The report also states that environmental degradation costs the country 5.7% of its GDP, but maintains that this can be reduced significantly.