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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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Trinamool firm on quitting, Congress says UPA is safe (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government Wednesday refused to roll back its big ticket economic reforms, even as a belligerent Trinamool Congress remained adamant on quitting the ruling ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to liberalise business visa norms


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations, India and Pakistan will soon sign agreements for liberalising visa norms for business travellers, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to soon ink customs cooperation deal


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and Pakistan will sign deals in the next few weeks for cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters and redressal of trade grievances, Commerce ... Read more...

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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

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Dinesh Trivedi alleges misbehaviour by cop


August 31st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Trinamool Congress leader and former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday accused a senior police officer of behaving rudely with him and lodged a complaint with ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress’ Himachal chief


August 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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$189 mn of China’s imports MoUs between Indian and Chinese firms


August 27th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Aug 27 (IANS) Industry association FICCI and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) Monday signed an agreement to boost ... Read more...

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India-China agree to have 5-year economic cooperation plan


August 27th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India and China have agreed to a five-year plan on economic cooperation as well as setting up a joint working group (JWG) to go into ... Read more...

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India-China meet on trade and market access


August 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India will raise its growing trade deficit with China and market access for IT and IT enabled services (ITES) at the Joint Economic Group (JEG) ... Read more...

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Government considering amendments to boost SEZ


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The government is considering steps to ensure that SEZs remain attractive destinations for investment, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday.He admitted that SEZs had ... Read more...

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Himachal Congress gives ‘charge sheet’ against BJP regime


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Congress Wednesday gave a corruption "charge sheet" to President Pranab Mukherjee against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the hill ... Read more...

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Event to promote handicraft, handloom sector


August 17th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Niyaz Ahmad Bhat, a papier-mache artist from Kashmir, has never participated in a large exhibition but his happiness knew no bounds when his stall was ... Read more...

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Government-industry task force to meet next week


August 10th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A government-industry task force headed by Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet here next week to discuss fall in industrial output and ... Read more...

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Only 4 states, UTs support FDI in retail: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Only four states and union territories have formally supported allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, signifying little backing for the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment


August 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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India to set up three more manufacturing zones, says minister


August 4th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) India will set up three more investment and manufacturing zones this month, taking the total number of such zones in the country to 15, union Commerce ... Read more...

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India, Sri Lanka to double trade to $10 bn by 2015


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka have set a target to double bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2015, India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Friday."We ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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India, Belgium to seal railway cooperation pact


August 1st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Belgium, a founder of the 27-nation European Union, is set to seal a pact with India Thursday that seeks to leverage its expertise in developing ... Read more...

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Congress assures sulking Virbhadra of larger say in candidate selection (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress leadership is learnt to have assured former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh that he would have a "larger say" in distribution ... Read more...

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Congress tries to mollify sulking Virbhadra


July 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday made efforts to mollify former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh after the septuagenarian leader offered to resign from party panels ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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India pitches for free movement of labour across borders


July 26th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Thursday urged countries across the world, especially in European region, to liberalise visa norms and allow free movement of ... Read more...

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Government confident of meeting 20 percent export growth target


July 26th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Although India's export during the first quarter has declined on the back of global economic slowdown, the government Thursday expressed confidence that its target of 20 ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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FDI in retail on hold till CMs respond, says Anand Sharma


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector has been kept in abeyance for ... Read more...

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Sharma seeks Punjab, Haryana’s support for FDI in retail


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana Thursday to garner support for allowing foreign direct investment ... Read more...

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Congress appoints Virbhadra campaign committee chief for Himachal elections


July 17th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who resigned last month after corruption charges were framed against him by a court in Shimla, was Monday appointed ... Read more...

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India questions Obama views on economic reforms


July 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday questioned US President Barack Obama's perception of India's economic reality and asserted that policy making is a "sovereign" right of the ... Read more...

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Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

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India keen to invest in Ghana’s oil industry (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 10 (IANS) India is seeking to invest in Ghana'soil and gas sector and double trade with West Africa to $40 billion by 2015 as part of its growing efforts ... Read more...

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India expresses interest in Ghanaian oil as mega trade show opens


July 10th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Accra, July 10 (IANS) India is keen to invest in Ghana's hydrocarbon industry, visiting Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said as a large Indian trade expo opened here Monday. Ghana began ... Read more...

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Indian business showcase opens in Ghana Monday


July 8th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 8 (IANS) As Africa grows in strategic and economic importance for India, a three-day exposition showcasing Indian businesses and what they have to offer to this 54-nation ... Read more...

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