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Costa Rica is one of the world’s happiest countries. Find out why

Costa Rica tops the Happy Planet Index, but only uses a quarter of the resources typically used in the Western world.
JP Nadda

India committed to increase overall health allocations to 2.5% of GDP: JP Nadda

Union health minister JP Nadda said that India is making efforts to eradicate diseases like TB and Malaria and is working on improving other health indicators as well.
Finance minister Piyush Goyal after presenting the budget in Parliament | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Forget interim budgets, even full budgets haven’t been this generous in recent times

If these moves do not fetch Modi the votes to retain power in New Delhi, the disenchantment with his government must also be huge and widespread.
Indian rupee

Government revises economic growth from 6.7% to 7.2% for 2017-2018

The 2017-18 growth is lowest in four years. The previous low at 6.4% was recorded in 2013-14.
Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

It’s only a draft, says Modi govt on data showing unemployment at historic high

Govt says NSSO report doesn’t present accurate comparative picture, insists Indian economy is still creating jobs under NDA.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

GST collections could be the biggest headache in Modi govt’s budget

Economists expect shortfall in GST collections to be around Rs 1.5 lakh crore. The budgeted collection was Rs 7.44 lakh crore.
Commuters and pedestrians walk past the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai (Representational image)

Economy has done much better during PM Modi’s term but not many have gained from it

The nature of higher growth under PM Modi has been such that it hasn’t helped the most employment-intensive sectors or created jobs.
Employees operate sewing machines at a garment factory in Kolkata | Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg

Modi govt refutes statistics panel charges, unlikely to release jobs data anytime soon

Modi government says National Statistical Commission members didn't express any concerns over its functioning.

Hindu seers’ threat to march to Ayodhya will force Modi to prove his respect for judiciary

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A still from Total Dhamaal | Facebook

Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
indus

Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.