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Strike hits key sectors, industry puts loss at $2.2 billion (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Economic and business activities across India was hit Thursday causing an estimated loss of around Rs.12,500 crore ($2.25 billion), a leading industry lobby said.The one-day ... Read more...

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‘Power To Empower’ contest aims to sharpen entrepreneurial skills


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75, a grassroots initiative of CII, Thursday launched the second phase of Power To Empower, a competition aimed ... Read more...

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CII’s ‘Young Indians’ to launch chapter in Bhopal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Young Indians (Yi), a part of industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will launch its 25th chapter at Bhopal Sep 11 on the completion ... Read more...

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CII against wholesale cancellation of coal blocks


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has cautioned the government against mass cancellation of coal blocks allocation, saying such a step would hurt business ... Read more...

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CII, centre join hands on cloud computing


August 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) national IT committee has tied up with the central government for use of cloud computing among small and medium enterprises ... Read more...

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Increase in venture capital for Bengal IT start-ups


August 8th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) West Bengal's new IT policy would feature an increase in the corpus of venture capital provided to IT start-ups, a minister said Wednesday."The new IT policy ... Read more...

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Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘World dumps in Africa, India helps build capacity’ (With images)


August 6th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The world is using Africa as a dumping ground for its products but only India is helping the continent in capacity building, a group of ... Read more...

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Insurance industry need to innovate, simplify products: Study


August 5th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India's insurance industry needs to innovate, simplify products and build trust amongst the customers through effective distribution claims management in order to ensure growth in ... Read more...

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Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

21 countries register for Kerala investment meet: Chandy


July 31st, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said that 21 countries and 1,600 delegates have now registered for the Emerging Kerala investment meet to be held ... Read more...

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Latin America beckons: India must seize the moment (Comment)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
'Vibrant Gujarat' was on full display at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Ahmedabad where the CII assembled over 200 representatives from a wide spectrum of Gujarati business to a seminar last ... Read more...

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Want to cut red-tape in defence ties with India: US


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With US rebalancing its strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific region, a key Obama administration official Monday said his nation's ties with India will play a ... Read more...

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India Inc condemns Maruti Suzuki fire incident


July 20th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) India Inc Friday condemned the violence perpetrated allegedly by Maruti Suzuki workers in the car maker's Manesar plant and said the incident could negatively impact ... Read more...

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Cluster scheme to boost electronics manufacturing: CII


July 5th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Setting up of electronics manufacturing clusters will boost output of electronics products in India, industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Thursday.Reacting on ... Read more...

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India’s Afghan conclave draws in Pakistani, Chinese firms


June 26th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 26 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India will host the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan Thursday that will bring together private companies from the region, including from ... Read more...

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India to host Afghanistan investment summit


June 25th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India will Thursday host an investment summit focusing on Afghanistan, aiming to attract foreign investment into the war-ravaged nation, a statement said. The summit, organised ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

ITC, Bangalore airport get GreenCo awards


June 15th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) ITC's Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) unit and Bangalore International Airport Friday won the golden and silver plaque, respectively, at the Confederation of Indian Industry's GreenCo Summit, 2012 ... Read more...

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Need to take measures, says Pranab on poor IIP data (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in April due to a contraction in capital goods and dip in manufacturing and mining ... Read more...

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CII for reducing subsidies to two percent of GDP


June 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday backed the idea of containing subsidies to two percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).The CII national council, which ... Read more...

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Stimulus package needed to revive economic growth: Adi Godrej


June 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India should cut key policy rates by at least one percent, and the government needs to come out with stimulus package ... Read more...

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25 young Indians to take part in G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit


May 29th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A 25-member youth delegation from India would take part in the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit scheduled to be held in Mexico between June 2-5.The delegates will go ... Read more...

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CII asks Himachal to make industrial policy investor-friendly


May 25th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government should update its industrial policy and make it more investor-friendly, the industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Friday."There is need ... Read more...

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India Inc calls for dual pricing of diesel, LPG


May 24th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Welcoming the hike in petrol prices, industry organisations Thursday called for differential pricing of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to curb ballooning fuel subsidy."The ... Read more...

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Coming soon, ‘blue rating’ water standards for industry


May 20th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India is set to become the first country in the world to come up with "blue ratings" - on the lines of green ratings for ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Would love to continue for audiences’s sake: Soumitra Chatterjee


May 18th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Terming the love and blessings of the audience as the biggest award, 77-year-old Dadasahab Phalke recipient Soumitra Chatterjee Thursday said he would love to remain in ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

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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SC issues notice on presidential reference on natural resources (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice on the presidential reference seeking its clarification whether natural resources across all the sectors and in all circumstances could ... Read more...

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SC issues notices on presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices on the presidential reference seeking clarification whether the natural resources could only be allocated by auction.An apex court ... Read more...

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Business confidence recovering but concerns remain: CII


April 29th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Most Indian firms have recovered business confidence, but stagnancy in reforms, high interest rates and increased raw material costs still remain top concerns, according to ... Read more...

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‘Women yet to break through the glass ceiling’


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Recognising the significant progress made by women in over six decades of independence, panelists at a seminar here, however, lamented that barring a sector or two, ... Read more...

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Business sentiments worse than reality: Adi Godrej (Interview)


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Indian economy and businesses are passing through difficult times due to lack of reforms and governance, but the sentiments are even worse than ... Read more...

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GST can boost economic growth by 1.5 percent: Adi Godrej


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost economic growth by around 1.5 percent, Adi Godrej, president of the Confederation of Indian ... Read more...

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Adi Godrej is new CII president


April 18th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej has been elected as the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2012-13.Godrej succeeds B. Muthuraman.Godrej is ... Read more...

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Kerala CM to make major pitch for investment


April 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with a team of officials will meet diplomats and business honchos in Delhi later this week as part of an exercise ... Read more...

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