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Karnataka lags behind in attracting FDI: Assocham


August 28th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Karnataka lagged behind Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) during fiscal 2011-12, accounting for mere eight percent of the total ... Read more...

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Question mark over Mamata’s democracy, investment promises (West Bengal Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is facing flak for failing in its election promises of restoring democratic and promoting an investment-friendly climate in the ... Read more...

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Investors apprehensive of Bengal’s policies: Assocham


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government must take measures to attract big investment as industrialists are still "very apprehensive" about its policies, industry group Assocham said Wednesday."Still the ... Read more...

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Blackout hits business activities


July 30th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The worst blackout in more than a decade following a breakdown of the Northern Power Grid in the early hours of Monday severely hit business ... Read more...

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India’s energy consumption to double by 2031: Study


July 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Energy consumption in India is likely to double to 1,124 kgs of oil equivalent (kgoe) by 2031-32 on the back of high economic expansion, a ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes PM’s statement on growth


July 6th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) India Inc Friday welcomed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's promised action on several fronts to restore investor confidence, including clarity on tax matters."This is an ... Read more...

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Assocham sees cheerful growth for foreign liquor


July 4th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Spelling cheers for the liquor industry, a top industry group said Wednesday the sales of imported spirits, including the duty-free segment, are expected to exceed five ... Read more...

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Kerala leads in growth rate in investment projects: Assocham


June 20th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala is the only state in the country which saw a surge in growth of investment projects during the implementation stage in the last quarter of ... Read more...

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Reforms coming too slowly in Bengal: Investors (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 14th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A year after the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government promised to usher in industrial resurgence, investors and industry bodies say reforms are coming too slowly ... Read more...

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Urban Indian women choose career over motherhood: Survey


May 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A majority of young married working women in Indian metropolices are choosing career over family as they are in no mood to raise kids, ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes GAAR deferral


May 7th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India Inc. Monday welcomed the government's decision to defer implementation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) by a year."We are happy that the suggestions made ... Read more...

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Panel set up on international taxation


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) A 13-member panel was set up Thursday to advise on international taxation and transfer pricing in the backdrop of the controversial proposed retrospective amendments ... Read more...

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Packaged food industry to touch $30 bn by 2015


April 29th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The packaged food industry in India is likely to double by 2015 to touch $30 billion from the current $15 billion owing to the rise ... Read more...

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Delhi to host ADB board meet in 2013


April 28th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi will host the 46th annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in May 2013, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Assocham for tax sops to promote SEZs


April 22nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) Tax exemptions and related benefits were imperative to promote special economic zones (SEZs) across the country as they account for 30 percent of total exports and ... Read more...

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Assocham wants laws on securities contract amended


April 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Industry lobby Assocham Sunday urged the government to revamp rules governing forward and option contracts in securities for a healthy financial sector in the country."No ... Read more...

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RBI governor meets Mukherjee ahead of policy review


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the macro-economic situation, two weeks ahead of the monetary ... Read more...

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Bengal minister urges Pranab to bail out state


April 1st, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Sunday once again raised its demand for settling its debts, with a minister of the cash-starved state urging union ... Read more...

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Tax hikes to hit household budgets


April 1st, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Household budgets will be hit hard as the two percent increase in service tax and excise duty contained in the budget for 2012-13 came ... Read more...

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Bengal emerging as new investment destination: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Apr 1 (IANS) Recent developments suggest that West Bengal is emerging as the new investment destination, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday."Recent developments suggests that West Bengal ... Read more...

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Industry body seeks 100 percent FDI in defence


March 25th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With India edging past China as the world's largest arms importer, an industry body has sought increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes rail fare hike


March 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Terming it a practical budget, industry bodies Wednesday welcomed Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's decision to hike passenger fares even as the issue triggered a controversy, ... Read more...

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Demand for natural colours escalates this Holi


March 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Keeping aside the usual bright synthetic colours, many are opting for the eco-friendly and chemical-free colours this Holi. Colours which are natural and do not ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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Chinese Holi items flood market


March 5th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Delhi markets have been flooded this Holi with Chinese 'pichkaris' (water guns), balloons, colours and other water toys, some of which lack quality, the Associated ... Read more...

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Strike amid low business sentiment uncalled for: Industry


February 28th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) India's industry termed Tuesday's general strike called by 11 central trade unions as "unfortunate and completely misplaced" at a time of economic slowdown and low business ... Read more...

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‘India-Iran trade can touch $30 bn by 2015′


February 15th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) An influential Indian trade body Wednesday said the recent attack on Israeli targets, blamed by Israel on Iran, will not affect India's growing trade and ... Read more...

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Four state-owned Delhi hospitals get accreditation


February 10th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Four Delhi government hospitals have been granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board on Health (NABH), Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia said Thursday.Maulana Azad Institute ... Read more...

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Mauritius invites Indian investments


February 8th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Assuring a safe and high-return environment, Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam Wednesday asked Indian entrepreneurs to step up investments through partnerships and joint ventures, ... Read more...

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Rose prices set to soar ahead of Valentine’s Day


February 8th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) With less than a week to go for Valentines' Day, the surge in demand for roses is likely to quadruple their price, a survey here ... Read more...

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Despite problems of matching, India’s wine industry booming


February 5th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gurgaon, Feb 5 (IANS) Standing in front of a wine tasting class of restaurant managers, wine importers and producers, Cavaliere Subhash Arora declares: "People in India waste too much ... Read more...

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$2 bn aerospace, defence exports by India in 2011-12: Assocham


January 27th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's aerospace and defence exports are likely to clock $2 billion in fiscal 2011-12 to March 31, industry lobby Assocham says. With about 18 percent ... Read more...

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Urban Indian youths bored of social media: Survey


January 19th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Youngsters in urban India are gradually moving away from social networking sites due to fatigue and health reasons, said a study conducted by a ... Read more...

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Lowering of sales tax on jet fuel required: Assocham


December 29th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Lowering of sales tax on jet fuel, upgradation of airport infrastructure and allowing foreign capital by international airlines in domestic carriers are required for the ... Read more...

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New civil aviation policy in five months time: Official


December 14th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is working on a new civil aviation policy which will promote investments and setting up of the required infrastructure for the sector, a ... Read more...

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