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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Who says cheap Indian generic medicines are fake? Not WHO


September 14th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A senior official in the union health ministry Friday said the World Health Organisation's (WHO) India Representative Nata Menabde had written to the ministry denying ... Read more...

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Two ABCs to help Kerala do business with US


September 9th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The US Foreign Commercial Services Sunday announced the opening of two American Business Corners (ABC), one in Kochi and the other here.The American Business Corners will ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee to visit Bengal next week


September 8th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will pay his first visit to his home state West Bengal after taking over the nation's top post Sep 14-16 during which ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee’s first official visit to Chennai, Tiruputi


September 7th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In his first official visit after assuming the highest constitutional position, President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day tour to Chennai and Andhra Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Government to encourage women entrepreneurs: Vayalar Ravi


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government will try to solve the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in the country, Vayalar Ravi, minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), ... Read more...

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Appeal to boost rare earths imports


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 22 (IANS) China should increase imports of rare earths, especially the medium and heavy variety, to meet demand and save dwindling resources, an industry leader has said.Companies should ... Read more...

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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-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter


August 4th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries has set up its south India chapter here to accelerate trade, investments and joint ventures between industries located in ... Read more...

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Pepe Aguilar gets star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame


July 27th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 27 (IANS/EFE) Pepe Aguilar, the key figure in the new generation of "ranchera" music, Thursday received a star in the recording category on Hollywood's Walk of Fame."It's ... Read more...

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UBI to extend banking services in 1,612 Bengal villages


July 21st, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) State-run United Bank of India (UBI) will extend banking services to 1,612 villages of West Bengal that have a population of more than 2,000 by ... Read more...

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RBI mulls alternative financial instruments to gold


July 12th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is mulling floating financial instruments that mimic returns on gold to curb the current account deficit, Deputy Governor Anand Sinha ... Read more...

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Romney booed for claim to improve blacks’ lot


July 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was met with a round of boos from a group of African-American voters when he made a bold claim ... Read more...

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Mamata government gets governor’s praise


July 8th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Two days after union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's virtual snub to the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Saturday praised it for ... Read more...

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India Inc has to live with dollar at Rs.50: Kaushik Basu


July 7th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) India Inc is suffering from sharp rupee depreciation against the US dollar, but should be "realistic" about the Indian currency's fall and learn to live with ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata will okay FDI in retail: Basu


July 7th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu Saturday hoped that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will give a nod for FDI in retail trading.It was under ... 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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Economic growth to be above 8 percent, steps for foreign investments: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Exuding confidence that the Indian economy will bounce back to a growth rate of above 8 percent, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday steps ... Read more...

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Inter-party clashes on in Bengal: Chidambaram


July 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the Mamata Banerjee government, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday noted inter-party political clashes were continuing in West Bengal, and ... Read more...

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Why is Salman staying away from Hollywood?


July 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) He was voted the seventh-best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by US's People magazine in 2004 -- but Salman ... Read more...

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Iran threatens legal action over oil embargo


July 5th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 5 (IANS) Iran has called the Western sanctions "unproductive" and threatened to take legal action against the European oil embargo.Chief of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and ... Read more...

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Bengal to have two jute parks by this year


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal could have two jute parks, one each in Burdwan and North Dinajpur districts, by the end of 2012, am official said Monday."We are expecting ... 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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Workshop on maritime law held in Dubai


June 27th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 26 (IANS/WAM) A workshop on UAE maritime law was organised here Tuesday by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy.Members of ... Read more...

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Goa makes bid to attract investment


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa's leading trade body and the government are hosting a one-day meet this month seeking investment in sectors like IT, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, tourism and education.Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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Slovenia aims to double bilateral trade with India


June 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Slovenia wants to double its bilateral trade with India in the next three years, the central European country's envoy said Tuesday."We are aiming to double our ... Read more...

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Women-centric films reflect changing society: Vidya


May 30th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Bollywood star Vidya Balan Wednesday said women-centric films reflected the fact that women were taking centre-stage in various walks of life."I think women are taking ... Read more...

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Spain seeks stronger trade ties with Brazil


May 18th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 18 (IANS/EFE) Spain's foreign minister lobbied here Thursday for strengthening "economic diplomacy" to tighten economic and trade links between his country and Brazil.On his first visit to ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host third Indo-Arab meet


May 15th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 14 (IANS/WAM) The third Indo-Arab Partnership conference will be held in Abu Dhabi May 22-23.The conference under the banner of the development of relations through trade and ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan business chamber steps up trade with BRICS


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's largest business chamber has signed a deal with an organization representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to increase trade ties, a ... Read more...

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SBI to open new SME branches in Bengal


April 27th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) Giving emphasis on more lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), public sector State Bank of India (SBI) will set up four new specialised SME ... Read more...

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New Zealand ‘determined’ to conclude FTA with India


April 24th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand is "determined" to conclude negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India by next year, an official said Tuesday."The significance of India is ... Read more...

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South Asia can become energy surplus: Bhutan PM


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paro (Bhutan), April 23 (IANS) Cooperation among countries can help transform South Asia from an energy constraint to an energy surplus region, Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley has said."Shared vision ... Read more...

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Chinese envoy speaks peace a day after Indian missile test


April 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Economic cooperation between India and China will continue to grow as both countries work towards maintaining "peace and stability", said chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Friday, a ... Read more...

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US to open consulates in Brazil


April 10th, 2012 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The US will open two new consulates in Brazil in an effort to keep up with the "expanding relationship" between the two countries, US Secretary of ... Read more...

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