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The Hindu Business Line - - FRONT PAGE - To­day The in­ter-min­is­te­rial Ma­hen­dra Ex­ter­nal af­fairs

BBBBis set to come out with its of­fi­cial growth es­ti­mates for the first quar­ter. The econ­omy grew 7.9 per cent in the first quar­ter of 2016-17. It had grown 7.1 per cent in 2016-17, with fourthquar­ter growth at a mere 6.1 per cent. The sec­ond vol­ume of the Eco­nomic Sur­vey has been cau­tious on the growth out­look for the fis­cal year.

is the last day to link your Aad­haar with PAN. The CBDT has said that only ITRs of those PANs linked to Aad­haar will be taken up for pro­cess­ing. The gov­ern­ment had made manda­tory the link­ing of the two data­bases for fil­ing ITRs from July, 1 this year. group look­ing into tel­cos’ fi­nan­cial stress is ex­pected to sub­mit its re­port to­day. The IMG was con­sti­tuted ear­lier this year to sug­gest mea­sures to mit­i­gate the fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties of telecom sec­tor, which is reel­ing un­der ₹4.6 lakh crore of cu­mu­la­tive debt and is fac­ing se­vere pres­sure on the rev­enue and prof­itabil­ity fronts.

Singh Dhoni will be the cyno­sure of all eyes as he plays his 300th ODI to­day in the penul­ti­mate en­counter of the five-match se­ries against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Dhoni joins In­dia’s elite ‘Club 300’, which has Ten­dulkar (463), Dravid (344), Azharud­din (334), Ganguly (311) and Yu­vraj Singh (304).

min­is­ter Sushma Swaraj will par­tic­i­pate in the two-day In­dian Ocean Con­fer­ence that kicks off in Colombo to­day. The theme of the con­fer­ence, which will see par­tic­i­pa­tion from around 35 coun­tries, is peace, progress and pros­per­ity in the re­gion.

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