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Jayalalithaa seeks ordinance to conduct Jallikattu
Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday urged the central government to issue an ordinance to enable the conduct of Jallikattu after the Supreme Court stayed the bull taming sport.
 
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jayalalithaa said: "I strongly reiterate my earlier request to the government to promulgate an ordinance forthwith to enable the conduct of Jallikattu."
 
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India's retail inflation inches up to 5.61 percent
New Delhi : As prices of pulses continued to pinch consumers, India's annual retail inflation moved up further to 5.61 percent in December from 5.41 percent during the month before, official data released on Tuesday showed.
 
According to the numbers on consumer price index of the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the annual rate of inflation, December-on-December, was distinctly higher in rural areas at 6.32 percent against 4.73 percent in the cities and towns.
 
The retail food inflation during the month under review was 6.4 percent for India as a whole, as against 6.07 percent in the month before. In the rural and urban areas, the annual inflation rates for food items were 6.41 percent and 6.31 percent, respectively.
 
The official data further showed that prices of pulses were up 45.92 percent over those prevailing during the past year.
 
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India's factory output dips after signs of recovery
New Delhi : After an impressive 9.87 percent growth in October that triggered hopes of a recovery, India's factory output declined by 3.19 percent in the following month into the negative territory, due to a (-)4.4 percent drop in manufacturing activity.
 
As per data on index of industrial production (IIP) released by the Central Statistics Office, the cumulative growth of the country's factory output was also pulled down to 3.9 percent in the first eight months of the current fiscal year.
 
Between the other broader indices, electricity production was up marginally by 0.7 percent, while that for mining was at 2.3 percent.
 
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