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November 22: News pics for the day

  • November 22: News pics for the day

    November 22: News pics for the day

  • <p><b>The environment Minister Jairam Ramesh gestures during a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York</b>
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India&#39;s Environment Minister has given environmental clearance to the stalled second airport project in Mumbai, after reaching a compromise on the environmental impact of the project on Monday.
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\"From an environmental point of view, this has been a very major compromise that has been reached,\" Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told a press conference in New Delhi.
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The environment ministry has been in the spotlight since South Korean steel maker POSCO came under scrutiny from Ramesh whose tough approach has sparked criticism from businesses and government members pushing for rapid industrialisation.
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    The environment Minister Jairam Ramesh gestures during a news conference at the UN headquarters in New York

    India's Environment Minister has given environmental clearance to the stalled second airport project in Mumbai, after reaching a compromise on the environmental impact of the project on Monday.

    \"From an environmental point of view, this has been a very major compromise that has been reached,\" Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told a press conference in New Delhi.

    The environment ministry has been in the spotlight since South Korean steel maker POSCO came under scrutiny from Ramesh whose tough approach has sparked criticism from businesses and government members pushing for rapid industrialisation.

  • <p><b>A view of the Indian parliament building is seen in New Delhi</b>
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A senior leader of the opposition communist party said on Monday the government was willing to discuss a demand for a wider probe into a corruption scandal to break a deadlock in parliament.
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The opposition has halted parliament sessions since early November over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrum in the world&#39;s fastest growing mobile phone market.
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    A view of the Indian parliament building is seen in New Delhi

    A senior leader of the opposition communist party said on Monday the government was willing to discuss a demand for a wider probe into a corruption scandal to break a deadlock in parliament.

    The opposition has halted parliament sessions since early November over demands for a joint parliamentary investigation into the sale of telecoms licences and spectrum in the world's fastest growing mobile phone market.

  • <p><b>A customer receives her change after buying vegetables at a market in central Shanghai</b>
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China sought on Monday to reassure people that inflation will remain in check, voicing confidence that ample grain supplies and excess capacity in industry will keep a lid on price pressures.
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Economists said the effort to manage inflation expectations was meant to reinforce an array of measures in recent days to curb actual inflation, including Friday&#39;s order to banks to hold more of their deposits in reserve instead of lending them out.
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    A customer receives her change after buying vegetables at a market in central Shanghai

    China sought on Monday to reassure people that inflation will remain in check, voicing confidence that ample grain supplies and excess capacity in industry will keep a lid on price pressures.

    Economists said the effort to manage inflation expectations was meant to reinforce an array of measures in recent days to curb actual inflation, including Friday's order to banks to hold more of their deposits in reserve instead of lending them out.

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