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UPCC chief wants utility before loyalty from cadres


September 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) The new president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Nirmal Khatri Tuesday told party workers and leaders that loyalty to the party was no longer ... Read more...

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Russia to lead on investment climate: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia would aim for a place among the world's top 20 countries on investment attractiveness.Speaking at the APEC summit ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Islamabad to have export processing zone


July 7th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) An export processing zone will be established in Islamabad, said Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.Elahi said Friday that Islamabad Export Processing Zone would be established ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

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Emerging Kerala campaign to be launched in Mumbai


May 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Kerala will launch the Emerging Kerala branding campaign in Mumbai next week to attract more business and investment to the state, an official said here ... Read more...

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Indians start to see less corruption: Gallup poll


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Indians continue to see corruption as widespread in their country's government and business, but are less likely to feel that way this year, according to ... Read more...

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India defers implementing GAAR for a year


May 7th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Relenting under pressure from the business community, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday proposed to defer the implementation of the controversial General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) ... Read more...

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14 gunned down in Karachi


March 31st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) At least 14 people, including a leader of Pashtoon group Awami National Party (ANP) have been shot dead in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, officials ... Read more...

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GVK bags Asia Deal of the Year award


March 29th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Leading infrastructure developer GVK has been bagged the 'Asia deal of the year' and the 'Asia outbound investor of the year' awards for its acquisition of ... Read more...

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DNRF militant nabbed in Assam


March 21st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) Police in Assam's Dima Hasao district -- formerly known as North Cachar Hills -- arrested a Dimasa National Revolutionary Force (DNRF) militant from Langting under Mahur ... Read more...

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Zardari takes note of extortion complaints in Karachi


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has taken note of the complaints of extortion and poor law and order situation in Karachi as the business community in the ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir unhappy, with no sops in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's seventh union budget, presented in the Lok Sabha Friday, found few takers in Jammu and Kashmir with no special schemes aimed ... Read more...

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Tension spilling over to Jammu


March 16th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Tension prevailed in the Jammu region Friday following clashes between protestors and police a day earlier in the border town of Rajouri, which has seen communal ... Read more...

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Australian foreign minister quits (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday resigned, saying he no longer had the support of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.He announced his resignation at a press ... Read more...

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Putin wants performance checks for bureaucrats


February 4th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed an individual performance assessment system for civil servants."There is a Key Performance Indicators system that is used in ... Read more...

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Indian delegation to educate Pakistani businessmen


January 24th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) An Indian delegation is to visit Pakistan to familiarise the country's business community with the best practices required to enter the Indian market.The delegation will consist ... Read more...

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Law will take its own course in AMRI case: Mamata


January 9th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Seeking to put at rest apprehensions among the business community after the AMRI fire crackdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday told them not ... Read more...

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Increase investment in India: Pranab urges diaspora


January 8th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday urged non-resident Indian (NRI) entrepreneures to increase investment in India, saying the the economic engagement of the diaspora was not ... Read more...

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Use or return land: Bengal minister to industrialists


November 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal) Nov 19 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Friday asked the business community to set up units on the land given by the government or return ... Read more...

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Bengal warns businessmen of action for not paying taxes


November 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Observing that West Bengal had a low tax compliance rate, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra Tuesday urged the business community to cooperate with the government in ... Read more...

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UAE consul general meets Sindh governor


October 22nd, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) UAE Consul General Suhail Mattar Al Ketbi met Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad to discuss a trade exhibition to be held in this southern Pakistani port city.Al Ketbi ... Read more...

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`Pakistan’s central bank should control government spending’


October 10th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Pakistan's central bank should find some way to control government spending as there is "no real way of ensuring an economic recovery" without that, said a ... Read more...

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National mobilisation needed for flood relief: Zardari


September 20th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has said he will mobilise the entire nation for the relief and rehabilitation of the flood-hit.Devastating floods in Pakistan's Sindh province have ... Read more...

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IIM-Lucknow signs accord with US B-school


September 1st, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIM-L) Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Kelley School of Business (KSB) at Indiana University, US, to promote research ... Read more...

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Rain-battered Mumbai gets into festive mood


August 30th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Rain-battered Mumbai returned to normalcy Tuesday and people got into the festive mood ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr Wednesday and the 10-day Ganeshotsav starting Thursday. Though the mood was ... Read more...

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Zardari asks traders to help overcome economic crisis


August 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the business community to suggest ways for overcoming the country's economic crisis.Zardari Friday told a delegation of the Federation ... Read more...

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Pakistani women entrepreneurs showcase their craft


August 26th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Garments, leather goods, jewellery, handmade embroidery, dresses, decoration pieces, traditional pots, and bridal accessories are on display at a two-day exposition here of products made ... Read more...

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Support goes up for Anna in scam-hit Jharkhand


August 21st, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 21 (IANS) Support for activist Anna Hazare's hunger strike is building up across Jharkhand, a state hit by one corruption scam after another in recent times."Anna Hazare is ... Read more...

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Ranch shops shut till noon in support of Anna


August 19th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) Businessmen here kept their shops closed till Friday noon to support activist Anna Hazare's cause against corruption.India Against Corruption's Jharkhand chapter called a shutdown till ... Read more...

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Indian businesses against street protests in Malaysia


July 1st, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) The Indian business community in Malaysia has said it is strongly against the holding of street demonstrations.The 12 Indian chambers of commerce and 13 trade ... Read more...

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Sai trust member quizzed by police for five hours (Second Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), June 25 (IANS) Police in this pilgrim town in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district Saturday questioned Sathya Sai Central Trust member R.J. Ratnakar for over five hours over ... Read more...

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Indian embassy in Qatar to help 70-year-old return home


May 30th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Manama, May 30 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Qatar has pledged to help a 70-year-old man return home to his home state of Kerala after the man's employer company reportedly ... Read more...

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US outreach to India business to prevent visa abuse


April 29th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Keen to strengthen its economic relationship with India, the US says it has a lot of outreach with the business community there to prevent abuse of ... Read more...

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Japanese envoy discusses bilateral issues with Chidambaram


April 28th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The newly-appointed Ambassador of Japan to India, Akitaka Saiki, called on Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram here on Thursday to discuss bilateral issues, the tsunami devastation ... Read more...

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