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China expects S100 bn trade volume with India by 2015


August 17th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Despite a fall in the volume of India-China bilateral trade for the first half of the current year, China remained upbeat over trade prospects with India ... Read more...

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Indo-German trade to touch 20 billion euros: Krishna


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 22 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Germany would touch 20 billon euros ($25 billion) during this calendar year despite debt crisis in Europe and the global economic ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.23 percent in April


June 1st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's exports grew at a sluggish rate of 3.23 percent to $24.45 billion in April, while imports increased by 3.83 percent to $37.94 billion, leaving ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.2 percent in April year-on-year


May 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India's exports grew by a sluggish 3.2 percent to $24.50 billion in the first month of the current financial year, after recording nearly 21 percent ... Read more...

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Canadian currency hits parity with US dollar


November 11th, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 11 (IANS) The Canadian dollar hit parity with the US dollar Wednesday, closing at slightly more than 100 cents US.Called loonie, the Canadian dollar has been hovering the vicinity of ... Read more...

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Taliban to shift base to Afghanistan if Pak Army launches N.Waziristan operation


October 25th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Miramshah, Oct 25 (ANI): Amid increasing US pressure on Pakistan to act swiftly against terrorist sanctuaries in its tribal areas along the Afghan border, the local Taliban council has declared that ... Read more...

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Games expenditure figure ridiculously exaggerated: Jaipal Reddy


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Friday slammed reports of extravagance on Commonwealth Games projects as "ridiculously exaggerated" and promised that the government was taking every ... Read more...

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Bangladesh FDI drops 36 percent


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 23 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh plunged by 36 percent in 2009 and may see no dramatic improvement, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has ... Read more...

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Euro debt crisis to hit global IT spending: Gartner


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 2 (IANS) The European sovereign debt crisis and a weaker euro will impact worldwide IT spending in 2010, technology research and advisory firm Gartner said in a revised study on ... Read more...

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Krishna to inaugurate seminar on India-Africa relations


March 3rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will inaugurate a two-day seminar titled "India and Africa: an emerging partnership" here Thursday. The event is being organised by the African ... Read more...

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Indian Oil Q3 profit plummets by 76 percent (Lead)


January 29th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India's largest state refiner, Indian Oil Corp, recorded a sharp fall of 76 percent in net profits for the third quarter in 2009-10, compared to the same ... Read more...

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French arms exports to be worth over $10 bn in 2009


November 15th, 2009 - 5:12 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 15 (IANS) French arms exports will be worth seven billion euros (about $10 billion) in 2009, making it the fourth biggest weapons exporter worldwide, media reports said. Laurent Collet-Billon, head of ... Read more...

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For Orissa villagers Shah Rukh is a hero, not just a star


September 14th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Byomakesh Biswal Bhubaneswar, Sep 14 (IANS) Laxmi Mondal of Banhipal village in Orissa's Kendrapara district has never watched any of Shah Rukh Khan's movies, as the village has been without electricity ... Read more...

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Four Rio Tinto employees held in China


August 12th, 2009 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 11 (Xinhua) Four employees of the Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto have been arrested on charges of trade secrets infringement and bribery, according to a statement of China's Supreme People's ... Read more...

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160 state-run firms post profits in 2007-08


July 14th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Only 160 out of 419 central government-run firms made profits in 2007-08, contributing Rs.23,857.88 crore (Rs.238.58 billion/$4.86 billion) as dividend to the exchequer, the government said Tuesday. Government-controlled ... Read more...

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Post Aila, Buddha demands Rs.10 bn central aid


May 29th, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government has demanded that the centre declare the havoc caused by Cyclone Aila in the state as a national calamity and has sought an ... Read more...

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‘Naalai Namathey’: Fights, item numbers and crass comedy (Tamil movie review)


April 11th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Maudgalyan Film: "Naalai Namathey"; Direction: Vinayan; Cast: Pradeep, Sharvand, Tanisha, Kiran, Manivannan, Rajan B. Dev, Ashish Vidyarthi, Charlie and M.S. Bhaskar; Cinematographer: Rajaratnam; Music: Bharadwaj; Rating: *The title is lifted from ... Read more...

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Pakistan to ask IMF for additional loan of $4.5 bn


February 14th, 2009 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (DPA) Pakistan is to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to raise its approved loan of $7.6 billion to $12.1 billion during talks with the organization opening in Dubai ... Read more...

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Tit-for-tat ‘Buy Canadian’ policy against US sought


February 11th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
The union leaders, who took their case to the nation's parliament in Ottawa Tuesday, said they would pressurise the government to announce the protectionist policy along with the proposed $40 billion stimulus ... Read more...

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Adlabs Films revenue up 61 percent


January 31st, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Adlabs Films Ltd, part of the Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG), Saturday reported 61 percent growth in revenue for the quarter ended Dec 31.The company said in a ... Read more...

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Bharat Petroleum’s third quarter profit up 172 percent


January 29th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) State-run refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) Thursday announced 172 percent rise in net profit for the quarter ended Dec 31 over the year-ago period.The company's net ... Read more...

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Karnataka to replace Myatas in two airport projects


January 28th, 2009 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to remove the beleaguered Maytas Infra - a firm associated with the fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services - from the two greenfield airport projects ... Read more...

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Canara Bank net up 32 percent on strong interest income (Lead, Changing Dateline)


October 20th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) State-run Canara Bank posted net profit of Rs.5.3 billion for the second quarter this fiscal, registering a robust 32 percent growth from Rs.4.02 billion in the corresponding period ... Read more...

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Bon Jovi sued over lyrics


October 12th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Musician Samuel Bartley Steele has sued rocker Jon Bon Jovi for $400 billon claiming the singer borrowed lyrics from his baseball team Boston Red Sox anthem titled ... Read more...

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Maharashtra earmarks Rs.3.5 bn for employment schemes


July 10th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) With the threat of a severe drought-cum-scarcity looming large, the Maharashtra government got into the act by earmarking Rs.3.5 billon to pay for various Employment Guarantee Schemes (EGS) ... Read more...

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Gorkhaland unrest hits tourism in Darjeeling


June 17th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal's tourism industry has been hit badly due to the flare-up in the Darjeeling Hills over the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state. More ... Read more...

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Titan Industries’ net profit up 60 percent


April 25th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, April 25 (IANS) India's leading watch maker Titan Industries Ltd posted net profit of Rs.1.5 billion ($37.5 million) for 2007-08 against Rs.940 million of the previous fiscal, posting a year-on-year (YoY) ... Read more...

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Idea Cellular clocks net profit of Rs.10.42 bn


April 25th, 2008 - 7:28 am ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) India's leading GSM mobile operator Idea Cellular has posted a net profit of Rs.10.42 billion ($260.5 million) for 2007-08 as compared to Rs.5 billion of the previous fiscal. ... Read more...

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Supreme Court reserves order on Telgi aide bail plea


April 24th, 2008 - 10:01 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its judgement on the bail plea of a key accomplice of Abdul Karim Telgi, the mastermind behind the multibillion rupee racket in ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki clocks profit of Rs.17.89 bn


April 24th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) The country's largest small car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has posted a net profit of Rs.17.89 billion for the financial year 2008 as compared to Rs.15.88 billion for the ... Read more...

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ProLogis of US ties up with realty firm Raheja


April 9th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai April 9 (IANS) Real estate major K. Raheja Corporation Wednesday tied up with US firm ProLogis, one of the largest logistic infrastructure providers, to develop warehousing and logistic infrastructure development in ... Read more...

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Microsoft, Yahoo meeting on takeover ends without results


April 4th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
DPA New York, April 4 (DPA) Key officials from US software giant Microsoft and internet company Yahoo failed to reach agreement in talks over a multi-billion takeover bid, the Wall Street Journal newspaper ... Read more...

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Delhi budget gets assembly nod


March 27th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Delhi assembly Thursday approved with voice vote the city government's Rs.202-billon budget for 2008-09. Finance Minister A.K. Walia presented the budget Monday. Earlier, replying to the ... Read more...

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Gap between suffering and shining India increases: Swaminathan


March 7th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The disparity in the country's growth was alarming and the chasm between shining and suffering India was getting bigger, India's leading agricultural economist has warned. "A certain ... Read more...

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mbedkar Memorial in Lucknow to cost seven billion rupees


March 6th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by admin
By Kamna Mathur Lucknow, March 6 (ANI): Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government looks all set to built a la Taj Mahal in the State capital, as this is the only feeling that comes to ... Read more...

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