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Not in minority, we have the numbers, asserts government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government asserted Friday it was not in a minority following withdrawal of support by the Trinamool Congress and it will carry forward the economic ... Read more...

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Trade volume among BRICS nations up six-fold


September 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) The annual trade volume among five BRICS countries reached $300 billion in 2011, about six-fold increase over the past decade, a Chinese minister said.The BRICS nations ... Read more...

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Four-laning of Shimla-Pathankot highway gets nod


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government has given its nod for executing the four-laning of the 300-km-long Shimla-Mataur-Pathankot national highway that passes through five districts of Himachal Pradesh, an ... Read more...

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Now Bangladesh eyes China’s cloth market


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 3 (IANS) With China rapidly progressing toward the high-tech industries than basic manufacturing items, Bangladesh is anticipating a big boom in its garment exports to the nearly $300 ... Read more...

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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress’ Himachal chief


August 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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$189 mn of China’s imports MoUs between Indian and Chinese firms


August 27th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Aug 27 (IANS) Industry association FICCI and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME) Monday signed an agreement to boost ... Read more...

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India-China agree to have 5-year economic cooperation plan


August 27th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) India and China have agreed to a five-year plan on economic cooperation as well as setting up a joint working group (JWG) to go into ... Read more...

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India-China meet on trade and market access


August 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India will raise its growing trade deficit with China and market access for IT and IT enabled services (ITES) at the Joint Economic Group (JEG) ... Read more...

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Women to have 10 percent reservation in Kolkata Police


August 17th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The West Bengal cabinet Friday passed a proposal to reserve 10 percent of jobs in Kolkata Police for women.The jobs-reservation will initially be applicable only ... Read more...

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Tea production declining in organised sector in India


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 7 (IANS) Tea production in the organised sector in declining in India due to ageing bushes and little investment and the country may have lost 50 million kg ... Read more...

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India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum to hold first meet Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum will hold its first meeting Saturday in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The forum, which has been set up to develop a ... Read more...

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Northeast’s fourth mega food park in Tripura


July 29th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 29 (IANS) The northeast's fourth mega food park will be set up in Tripura at a cost of Rs.72 crore to accelerate the growth of food processing industry ... Read more...

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Congress assures sulking Virbhadra of larger say in candidate selection (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress leadership is learnt to have assured former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh that he would have a "larger say" in distribution ... Read more...

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Congress tries to mollify sulking Virbhadra


July 27th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday made efforts to mollify former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh after the septuagenarian leader offered to resign from party panels ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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Team Anna attacks key ministers (Third Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A day after Team Anna targeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee, the anti-graft activists Thursday launched a tirade against several union ... Read more...

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Japanese firm to re-enter Sri Lanka


July 25th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 25 (IANS) Japanese conglomerate and Fortune 500's Sumitomo Corporation is returning to post-war Sri Lanka, authorities said Wednesday.Sumitomo is considered as one the largest trading houses in Japan, ... Read more...

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100 Indian firms take part in Sri Lanka trade fair


July 24th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 24 (IANS) Over a hundred Indian companies are expected in Sri Lanka next week for what has been billed as the largest trade fair ever between the two ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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FDI in retail on hold till CMs respond, says Anand Sharma


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector has been kept in abeyance for ... Read more...

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India-EU free trade deal by end 2012: German envoy


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Germany expects India to conclude its free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union by the end of 2012, despite the economic gloom the ... Read more...

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India expresses interest in Ghanaian oil as mega trade show opens


July 10th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Accra, July 10 (IANS) India is keen to invest in Ghana's hydrocarbon industry, visiting Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said as a large Indian trade expo opened here Monday. Ghana began ... Read more...

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Pranab leaves active politics: End of an era


June 25th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Respected among friends and foes alike, Pranab Mukherjee, the "most perfected politician of the current lot", will leave active politics Tuesday marking the end ... Read more...

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Europe, India to deepen economic cooperation: Anand Sharma


June 25th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Antwerp (Belgium), June 25 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma has called for closer economic engagement between India and Europe. Addressing the Horasis Global India Business Meeting (GIBM) in the ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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Rupee will stabilise in around current range: Anand Sharma


June 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Indian rupee, which hit a record low of 56.52 against the dollar last week, is likely to stabilise soon at around the current range, ... Read more...

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China’s catering sales booming


May 29th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 29 (IANS) The annual sales of China's catering industry is expected to reach 3.7 trillion yuan ($587 billion) by 2015.Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei said this ... Read more...

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Falling rupee a serious concern: Commerce minister


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The rupee's continued slide against the dollar is "a serious concern", Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Wednesday."Increased dollar demand, especially by oil companies, is making ... Read more...

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Policy to promote textiles in northeast suggested


May 21st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, May 21 (IANS) An experts panel of the union ministry of textiles has called for a separate policy for promotion and development of textiles and garment manufacturing for ... Read more...

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China, Colombia agree to boost oil cooperation


May 10th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Chinese President Hu Jintao presided over the signing here Wednesday of nine agreements to boost cooperation in a range ... Read more...

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15 percent of world trade should be Chinese: Minister


May 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) As the second-largest economy and with a fifth of the world's population, China should account for 15 percent of global trade volume, Minister of Commerce Chen ... Read more...

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Virbhadra, Anand Sharma in Congress’ Himachal strategy panel


May 7th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Senior leaders including union ministers Virbhadra Singh and Anand Sharma have been included in the Congress' newly-constituted strategy committee for Himachal Pradesh, the party ... Read more...

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Gogoi for skill development to end unemployment in Assam


May 4th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday stressed the need for skill development among youth to end the unemployment problem in the state."Both high and semi-skilled workforce ... Read more...

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China blames US for trade imbalance


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) The US placing restrictions on more than 2,400 items exported to China is the reason for the trade imbalance between the two countries, Chinese Commerce Minister ... Read more...

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