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Database limited, more complete information by next year: Chief Statistician TCA Anant

Facing criticism that GDP growth estimates by his office of 7% for the third quarter ending December 2016 sharply overshot most projections—even those in the Economic Survey and by the RBI—India’s Chief Statistician TCA Anant on Thursday said that quarterly data indicators used currently for GDP estimation are “limited” in nature, reports The Indian Express.


China ready to cede land for part of Arunachal Pradesh?

An exchange of land—with the politically and strategically sensitive Tawang tract in Arunachal Pradesh being ceded by India—could pave the way for settlement of the India-China boundary dispute, China's former point man for India Dai Bingguo has said, reports The Economic Times.


Bengal’s Malda makes mark as India’s fake currency hub within 100 days of demonetisation

Within 100 days of demonetisation, Bengal’s Malda district has become the prime entry point of fake currency of new notes into India. The NIA and BSF have indicated that printing bases for fake notes have been established in Bangladesh, reports The Hindustan Times.


Are the authorities trying to undermine victim of Gujarat ‘sex racket’ involving BJP leaders?

A sex racket in Gujarat has kicked up a storm in the state. Given the involvement of “powerful and influential” local BJP leaders, a citizens’ fact-finding team says measures are being taken to impair the legal validity of the victim’s statement, reports The Wire.


Andhra Pradesh plans hi-tech war on mosquitoes

Three cities in Andhra Pradesh—Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati—want to go in for a hi-tech war against mosquitoes by using optical sensors to capture their density, species and gender before moving in to exterminate them, reports The Times of India.

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