challenging times

Onno Ruhl is World Bank’s new country director for India


September 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Onno Ruhl, a Dutch national, has taken over as World Bank's new country director for India, replacing N. Roberto Zagha, who is due to retire from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Business event ahead of Games to lure investment to Britain


July 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Olympic Games, business leaders, including some from India, met in central London for an investment conference Thursday that the British government has ... Read more...

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We will restore growth, investor confidence: PM


July 6th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) While the world economy was facing challenging times, India's growth story was still intact, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said while promising action ... Read more...

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Some positives in budget, says India Inc; displeased with taxes


March 16th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 elicited mixed response from India Inc Friday, with some appreciating the government's efforts at fiscal consolidation and incentivising growth while others ... Read more...

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Gul Panag unveils Sachin Garg novel, says it’s for all


February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Bollywood celebrity and activist Gul Panag Tuesday unveiled young novelist Sachin Garg's latest book "Never Let Me Go" at the ongoing World Book Fair (WBF) ... Read more...

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Rakesh Jain to head Reliance General Insurance


October 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The board of directors of private non-life insurer Reliance General Insurance Company Friday announced the appointment of Rakesh Jain as its new CEO and executive director.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pandit says Citigroup now ‘a different company’


August 10th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Citigroup's Indian American CEO Vikram Pandit has reassured employees that notwithstanding the decline in its stock price, the bank was healthier than it was before the ... Read more...

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Pakistan-US ties to grow in diverse fields: Gilani


July 5th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) The friendly relations between Pakistan and the US will continue to grow in diverse fields despite challenges, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here."All relationships ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sikh Americans welcome Osama killing, worried about backlash


May 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The Sikh community in America has welcomed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden but voiced concern that it could revive old prejudices ... Read more...

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Crowley resigns over ‘Wikileaks suspect being mistreated in jail’ remarks


March 14th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned over his comments that Pentagon's mistreatment towards the American Army soldier accused of leaking thousands of classified military reports to ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam appoints three executives for Americas


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, which was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange in September, said Monday it has appointed three new executives for its Americas operations with a ... Read more...

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Younus must as Test captain to see Pak cricket through challenging times: Zaheer Abbas


September 30th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): Former Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reappoint Younus Khan as the Test team captain, calling him the 'ideal' replacement for Salman ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Stable Pak key to defeating terror, ensuring peace in S. Asia: Zardari


August 10th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 10 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has asserted that a democratic, strong and economically stable Pakistan, in partnership with Britain and the West, is the key to defeating the menace ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi requests continued support from Communications Workers of America


July 29th, 2010 - 12:47 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called for continued support at the 72nd annual legislative–political conference for the Communications Workers of America (CWA) at the Washington Hilton.During ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Clarke’s sustained sterling form behind promotion to No 4 spot: Ponting


July 14th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14(ANI): Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said that his decision to elevate Michael Clarke in the batting order in the Lord's Test against Pakistan was in recognition of his deputy's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Navin Chawla headed for London? (Capital Buzz)


March 21st, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Guess who figures high on the list of names for the coveted post of Indian high commissioner to London? None other than 10 Janpath favourite and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Sree Hari Kathe’ - of marriage, fidelity and temptations (Kannada Film Review)


March 13th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By V.S. RajapurFilm: "Sree Hari Kathe"; Director: Dayal Padmanabhan; Cast: Sree Murali, Pooja Gandhi, Radhika Gandhi, Naveen Krishna, Sreenivasa Murthy and Sihi Kahi Chandru; Music: Sameer Kulkarni; Rating:***Dayal Padmanabhan's "Sree ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Finnair, Unicef raise 69,772 euros for Indian children


February 3rd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Feb 3 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair and Unicef have raised 69,772 euros during the just-concluded festive season to be used for the latter's Clean Water and the Environment for the Children ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Global economy to grow 2.7 percent in 2010: World Bank


January 21st, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) The global economy is poised to grow 2.7 percent this year, but the recovery will be slow as the impact of fiscal stimulus wanes, the World Bank has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Harry Reid rejects calls to resign following racial comments


January 11th, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will not resign following controversial remarks about President Obama set to be published by journalists in a book on Monday, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan businessmen hopeful about economy’s potential


November 9th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 9 (IANS) Despite the string of terror attacks across Pakistan, a group of business people here have expressed hope about the economic potential of the country. Participants at the discussions ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India to sustain and enhance global engagements: Anand Sharma


November 8th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma addressed a session on "Reinforcing Economic Imperatives: India's Global Engagements" at the 25th India Economic Summit jointly organized by the Confederation of ... Read more...

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Congress says it will form government in Maharashtra (Second Lead)


October 22nd, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Maharashtra's ruling Congress party said Thursday that it was confident of retaining power, with early projections indicating it could touch the half-way mark in the 288-member assembly. Election ... Read more...

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East India Hotels plans Rs.250 crore investment (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 20th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) East India Hotels (EIH), the flagship company of hospitality major Oberoi Group, will likely have a capital expenditure of Rs.250 crore till 2011, a top company official said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

East India Hotels eyes Gulf for expansion


August 20th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) East India Hotels (EIH), the flagship company of hospitality major Oberoi Group, is setting up two hotels in the Gulf region, one at Abu Dhabi and the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Airport charges in India among lowest in world, claim private operators


August 7th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Contesting the claim of private airlines that airport charges in India are among the highest in the world, private airport operators have said that the charges are in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Birla Sun Life Insurance introduces Super 20 Fund


July 14th, 2009 - 5:12 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
A unique blue-chip fund that invests in fundamentally strong and liquid large-cap stocksBirla Sun Life Insurance (BSLI), one of India's leading life insurance companies and pioneer of Unit Linked Life Insurance plans ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Heavy losses deterring airlines from investing in IT: Report


July 1st, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Investment in information technology (IT) by airlines the worldover this year is likely to be the lowest since 2002, says SITA, an air transport communication provider. The 2009 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

751 Taliban killed; Britain, France back Pakistan’s war on terror (Night Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New York, May 12 (IANS) At least 751 Taliban have been in the security forces' operations in Pakistan's restive northwest, the military said, as Britain and France Tuesday fully backed Islamabad ... Read more...

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Indian IT exports projected to grow in single digit


May 6th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 6 (IANS) The Indian IT industry is set to witness a single-digit growth in software and services exports in 2009-10 because of global recession and lower technology spending in the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bombardier joins Boeing in cutting 3,000 jobs


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 3 (IANS) Canadian plane maker Bombardier, which is the third largest aircraft company in the world, Thursday joined giant Boeing in axing 3,000 jobs worldwide citing sagging demand ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama more skilled speaking ex-tempore, than using teleprompter


February 25th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.25 (ANI): Even as President Barack Obama delivered his first address to a joint session of the US Congress, a debate has surfaced over his speaking skills. While some admire Obama''s ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Orissa asks for a Rs. 1,500 crore grant to tackle economic meltdown


February 18th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, Feb 18 (ANI): Orissa''s Finance Minister Prafulla Ghadei said on Wednesday that the State Government has approached the Centre for grant of Rs.1,500 Crore to counter the economic slowdown. Ghadei said ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks Rs.15 bn to tackle slowdown


February 18th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) The Orissa government has sought Rs.15 billion (Rs.1,500 crore) from the central government to tackle the economic slowdown, the government said Wednesday. Orissa Finance Minister Prafulla Ghadei placed the ... Read more...

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Sacking coaches cost Cheslea


February 13th, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) Sacking coaches has proved a costly proposition for Chelsea. Severance money paid to Jose Mourinho and Avam Grant saw the London club register losses of 65.7 million pounds ... Read more...

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