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Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Rating agencies several notches behind India's reality: Shaktikanta Das

Taking a dig at global rating agencies for failing to upgrade India's sovereign rating despite significant improvement in macroeconomic parameters, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has said the agencies are several steps behind from reality and are missing out on something which only they can best explain.

Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

The Delhi government, under the reign of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has set up more than 100 Mohalla Clinics since taking office in February 2015 and plans to take the number to 1,000.

Here's how climate change impacts women the most

Here's how climate change impacts women the most

Not only has there been a rise in trafficking of women, but a World Bank study has also found that 14 per cent households in India are now women-headed, mainly because of male migration, creating an additional burden on them.

Set up Court of Arbitration to resolve Indo-Pak water disputes: Nawaz Sharif to World Bank

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Pakistan today with a delegation to discuss water disputes with India and other issues.

India asked to stop work on Kishanganga and Ratle projects

A rare joint sitting of two committees of the Pakistan National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution seeking immediate suspension of work on two disputed projects by India and constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the ongoing water dispute between the two countries, it was reported on Saturday.

Pakistan asks India, World Bank to inform it of all future hydel projects

Pakistan on Friday asked India and the World Bank to inform it about all the dams and hydropower projects proposed to be built by India under the Indus Waters Treaty on the western rivers, and not just the two projects under dispute currently.

Adverse effects of demonetisation on India's economy will disappear in medium term: World Bank

Adverse effects of demonetisation on India's economy will disappear in medium term: World Bank

The World Bank expects private investment to accelerate as firms and banks undertake the necessary measures and the effects of important structural reforms start being felt.

World Bank projects global growth at 2.7% in 2017

In an encouraging sign, the World Bank has projected a global growth of 2.7 percent in 2017, even as it observed that stagnant global trade, subdued investment and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy.

Indus water dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process

Indus water dispute: Pakistan asks World Bank to resume arbitration process

Pakistan has urged the World Bank to resume the process of arbitration in its Indus water dispute with India despite the latter`s objection.

Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

Indus water dispute: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim calls Pakistan Finance Minister to discuss matter

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has called Pakistan Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to discuss the latter`s request to help settle the Indus water dispute, sources said.

Pak fumes as World Bank 'pauses processes' in Indus water dispute at India's request

Pak fumes as World Bank 'pauses processes' in Indus water dispute at India's request

In his letter to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Saturday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar urged the global funding agency to fulfil its commitment.

Indus Waters Treaty is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: MEA

Indus Waters Treaty is bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: MEA

India on Thursday reiterated that the Indus Waters Treaty is a bilateral issue.

Fully conscious of our international obligations, says MEA after World Bank 'pauses' Indus treaty processes of India, Pakistan

Fully conscious of our international obligations, says MEA after World Bank 'pauses' Indus treaty processes of India, Pakistan

World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by India and Pakistan under the Indus Waters Treaty to allow the two countries to consider alternative ways to resolve their disagreements.

India-Pakistan water war: World Bank pauses separate processes initiated by both countries under Indus Waters Treaty

India-Pakistan water war: World Bank pauses separate processes initiated by both countries under Indus Waters Treaty

In a major development in connection with India-Pakistan's Indus Waters Treaty, the World Bank has paused the separate processes initiated by the two countries.

India expresses reservations over World Bank report on Doing Business

India expresses reservations over World Bank report on Doing Business

 India has expressed reservations on World Bank's 'Doing Business Report' where it has been ranked 172 amongst 190 countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.

Indus Water Treaty: Pakistan warns against use of water as an instrument of coercion

In an apparent reference to row over Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan has warned against the use of water as an instrument of coercion or war and asserted that international community must remain vigilant to any sign of unwillingness to maintain cooperation on resolving water issues.

India takes strong exception to World Bank decision on Indus Waters Treaty

India takes strong exception to World Bank decision on Indus Waters Treaty

India on Thursday night took strong exception to the World Bank's "inexplicable" decision to set up a Court of Arbitration and appoint a Neutral Expert to go into Pakistan's complaint against it over Kishenganga and Ratle hydroelectric projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Ease of Doing Business: India's rank will seriously improve in World Bank's report, says DIPP

Ease of Doing Business: India's rank will seriously improve in World Bank's report, says DIPP

India's rank will "seriously improve" in the World Bank's 'Doing Business' report next year on the back of reforms like GST and Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek said Friday.

Will take on board GST, bankruptcy code in next report: World Bank

The World Bank will take on board implementation of the goods and services tax and enactment of the bankruptcy code while preparing the ease of doing business report next year, said its country Director Junaid Ahmad today.

Ease of Doing Business: Andhra, Telangana dethrone Gujarat from top spot

Ease of Doing Business: Andhra, Telangana dethrone Gujarat from top spot

The states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are the best states to do business in India after having jointly dislodged Gujarat from the top spot, according to a report by the World Bank and DIPP.