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Mumbai gears up for Thursday’s shutdown


September 19th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Even as the BJP said it would enforce a total shutdown in Mumbai Thursday over FDI in retail, the city is likely to see only a ... Read more...

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Indian TV fest in Goa rescheduled


September 14th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has rescheduled the first Indian TV Fest, earlier set to be held Nov 2-3 in Goa, with the new ... Read more...

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Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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Paint industry likely to see single digit growth 2012-13


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The growth of the Indian paint industry (IPA) could shrink to single-digit this fiscal due to slackening demand following the slowdown in the automotive industry and ... Read more...

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Some truth in attacks on northeastern students: Lapang


August 17th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Meghalaya chief minister D.D. Lapang Friday said there has to be some truth in reports of students being attacked in southern states and these can ... Read more...

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Real estate lobby to help fund education in the sector


August 16th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Aiming to promote excellence and bring in global standards in the real estate arena, the sector's apex body Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India ... Read more...

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Assure Indians of safety: Krishna to US (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The US needs to assure the Indian community that they will be safe in that country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Tuesday after six ... Read more...

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‘Sangma not representative of tribals’


July 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) A key tribal organisation Thursday slammed NDA presidential candidate P.A. Sangma for proclaiming himself a representative of the community and accused him of playing the ... Read more...

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NCC to grow, change training syllabus


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The National Cadet Corps (NCC), India's military youth movement in schools and colleges, is all set to grow with the defence ministry planning to increase ... Read more...

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Apex body looks at ‘gaps’ in Kashmir juvenile homes


June 28th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken stock of the "gaps in Kashmir's juvenile homes" during a five-day visit that ended ... Read more...

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Indian jewellery showcased at US show


June 2nd, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2 (IANS) Sixty five leading Indian jewellery exporters are showcasing works incorporating a seamless blend of the best international quality and workmanship with Indian design making ... Read more...

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Shillong choir founder named to World Choir Council


May 31st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The founder, director and pianist of the prestigious Shillong Chamber Choir, Neil Nongkynrih, has been nominated to the World Choir Council, the apex body ... Read more...

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Omar opposes unilateral NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Categorically opposing unilateral operations under the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said it should be further ... Read more...

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FIEO ties up with eBay, PayPal to boost exports


April 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Thursday signed an agreement with e-commerce portal eBay and online payment provider PayPal to boost exports, said a ... Read more...

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‘Use of IT for subsidy transfers to drive industry growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Use of technology for transferring subsidies directly to beneficiaries and other social initiatives envisaged in the 2012-13 budget will drive growth of IT hardware and ... Read more...

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IATA in talks with Kingfisher on revoking suspension


March 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is in talks with the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines to revoke its suspension from the apex body for the global airline ... Read more...

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Jewellers demand abolition of gold units


March 13th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) An apex body of jewellers Tuesday urged the government to do away with gold units in Exchange Traded Funds or impose 25 percent commodity transaction tax ... Read more...

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BEA condemns attacks on media


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) Saturday voiced serious concern over the growing incidents of attack on the media by people holding constitutional positions and others."There ... Read more...

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IOA didn’t discuss boycott of Olympic ceremonies: Malhotra


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association's acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday denied reports in a section of the media that the apex body of India's sport decided ... Read more...

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Andhra’s small-scale industries threaten closure


February 27th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Faced with a 12-day power holiday in a month, small scale industries in Andhra Pradesh Monday threatened to shut down production.The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small ... Read more...

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Fowler raises doubts on future of PLS


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler Thursday raised doubts on the future of India's much awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which was postponed Wednesday ... Read more...

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Monsanto’s violations in GM maize trials ignored: RTI reply


February 6th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The environment ministry's Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) ignored violation of law by the US-based company Monsanto which conducted trials of herbicide-tolerant, genetically modified (GM) ... Read more...

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Double blow for BCCI, Sahara walks out of sponsorship deal, Pune Warriors (Roundup)


February 4th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Indian cricket suffered a twin blow Saturday when Sahara India snapped its multi-million-dollar sponsorship deal with the country's apex body of the sport and also pulled ... Read more...

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Infotech can improve healthcare in India: Nasscom


January 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 30 (IANS) Information technology (IT) can make healthcare accessible and affordable to more people in the country, industry lobby the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) ... Read more...

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Smart City Kochi, Kerala government to float skill academy


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Smart City Kochi and the Kerala government have agreed in principle to float a skill development academy to help professionals in IT, banking, and finance improve ... Read more...

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Aarushi’s parents to face trial: Supreme Court (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar are to face trial for the sensational murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi, who was found dead in their ... Read more...

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Aarushi’s parents to face trial, Supreme Court rules (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday allowed the trial of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi.The Talwars had approached ... Read more...

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‘India needs to hike yield of pulses’


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) Stating that yield per hectare of pulses in India is low compared to the world average, the country's apex body of pulses and grains industry and ... Read more...

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Prices of pulses to stay stable despite lower yield


December 22nd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) The prices of pulses in the country would remain stable next year despite a fall in both kharif and rabi crops on account of adverse weather ... Read more...

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Realty industry needs regulator to promote ethical business (Comment)


December 18th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India (Credai) has once again brought to the centre-stage the issue of transparency by pushing it as a panacea for the negative ... Read more...

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Government to lay guidelines for hospital safety


December 17th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) India's apex body for disaster management is preparing "mandatory" guidelines for hospitals that will cover fire and other emergency hazards, after a major tragedy struck ... Read more...

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Bengal traders’ body calls shutdown against FDI


November 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) The Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations (CWBTA), the apex body of the most prominent trade associations of the state covering over five lakh small and ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay probe against chess federation (Lead)


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to impose a stay on its earlier order asking the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to probe allegations that ... Read more...

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Rights body raps Meghalaya over child labour


November 1st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Shocked after finding children working as labourers in coal mines, hotels and restaurants in Meghalaya, the national child rights body Tuesday issued a number of ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to visit blockade-hit Manipur


October 29th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will visit Manipur, where an economic blockade to press for a separate district has resulted in soaring prices of ... Read more...

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