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Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

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Unions denounce fuel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) All central trade unions Friday condemned the fuel price hike and said this would further push up prices of food, making the life of "ordinary ... Read more...

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`China’s economic growth slowly stabilizing’


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Price rises have continued to be slow in China since the beginning of the year as a result of improving supply-demand relations and dropping prices for ... Read more...

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Helium shortage sends prices sky high


August 27th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is widely known that natural resources are hard to get and they are only extracted from specific areas. It was recently reported that the balloon ... Read more...

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Crack of dawn start for Chandy, ministers


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) It was an early start to the day for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and five of his ministers who reached office at 5 a.m. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Landslides block Srinagar-Jammu highway


August 4th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed Saturday following landslides in Ramban sector."Heavy rains triggered landslides in the Ramban sector of the Srinagar-Jammu road Saturday morning," a senior ... Read more...

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Dhunseri acquires tea estates in Africa


July 28th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Kolkata-based Dhunseri Petrochem & Tea Limited (DPTL) has acquired tea estates in the southeastern African country of Malawi, the company said in a regulatory filing.The company ... Read more...

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Government may reduce subsidised LPG cylinders to rich


July 18th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) The central government is mulling reducing the subsidy on cooking gas by limiting supply of LPG cylinders to those who do not belong to the economically ... Read more...

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Subbarao moots producer price index to measure inflation


July 17th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday mooted a producer price index (PPI) that would be able to measure inflation more accurately.According to Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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Opposition walks out of Bengal assembly on price rise


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The opposition Left Front members Monday staged a walk-out from the West Bengal assembly in protest after an adjournment motion brought by them on spiralling prices ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered Equity invests Rs.130 crore in Karaikal port


June 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Karaikal port's operating company Karaikal Port Private Ltd. Wednesday announced an investment of Rs.130 crore by Standard Chartered Private Equity (Mauritius) Ltd. by way of primary ... Read more...

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BJP workers court arrest in Ranchi


June 23rd, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 23 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha along with more than 500 party workers courted arrest in the Jharkhand capital Saturday to protest the rise ... Read more...

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Import of sensitive items rises nearly 43 percent in 2011-12


June 20th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Import of sensitive items such as fruits, vegetables, edible oil and milk surged 42.8 percent to Rs.100,911 crore in the financial year ended March 31, ... Read more...

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Artificial lake forms in Himachal’s Spiti, tourists evacuated


June 18th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) A small artificial lake has been formed in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti with the melting of a glacier and the water inflow into it been increasing, triggering ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch mass campaign in Bengal


June 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The CPI-M will campaign across West Bengal in support of its 17-point charter of demands that includes complete rollback of petrol price hike and reduction in ... Read more...

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Tripura registers record rise in tax collection


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 2 (IANS) Tripura registered a record 38.24 percent increase in collection of taxes from different sources in the last 2011-12 fiscal against the national average of 24 percent, ... Read more...

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NDA shutdown against petrol hike Thursday


May 30th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The BJP has accused the central government of increasing the petrol prices despite a fall in the global crude rates, as it stepped up ... 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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Fuel price hike ’savage attack’ on people: Left


May 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Left parties Thursday condemned the petrol price hike as "a savage attack" on people and announced an India-wide protest day May 31."(We) strongly condemn ... Read more...

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AGP to be strengthened from grassroots, says Mahanta


May 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Friday appealed to AGP leaders to strengthen the party from the grassroots."The AGP has its base in rural ... Read more...

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China’s smuggling kingpin gets jail for life


May 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) A notorious kingpin of a smuggling ring has been sentenced to life imprisonment in China over smuggling and bribery charges.The court said the sentencing of Lai ... Read more...

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Railways should rationalise tariffs: CAG


May 15th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Noting that the Indian Railways are in the red financially and have not been able to meet the cost of operating passenger and other services, ... Read more...

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China to boost import to balance foreign trade


May 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China has called for increasing imports and stabilising exports in order to promote a more balanced growth in foreign trade, a media report said Tuesday.China's cabinet, ... Read more...

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Dunlop board allots shares to convert loan into equity


April 29th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The board of directors of Dunlop India Saturday allotted five crore equity shares on preferential basis to three loan assignees in order to convert the ailing ... Read more...

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South Korean firms’ profitability weakens in 2011


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korean firms' profitability weakened last year due to an increase in production costs caused by a rise in global raw material prices, the country's central ... Read more...

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India concerned about oil price volatility: Mukherjee


April 22nd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) India is concerned about the volatility in the prices of oil, gas and other commodities as they were not aligned to economic fundamentals, Finance Minister ... Read more...

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China’s trade with Latin America grew in 2011


April 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 18 (IANS/EFE) The value of China's trade with Latin America rose 31.5 percent last year to $241.5 billion, a senior Chinese official said.Exchanges between the Asian giant and ... Read more...

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Curfew relaxed in riot-hit old Hyderabad


April 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 11 (IANS) The situation remained peaceful in the riot-hit areas of old city of Hyderabad Wednesday as police relaxed curfew for the first time in four days.No untoward ... Read more...

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PM warns of economic troubles, seeks broad consensus


March 20th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In the backdrop of the global economic crisis in recent years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "pitfalls" if India did not rise ... Read more...

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Haryana releases Jat leaders, stir yet to end


March 11th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), March 11 (IANS) Over 100 leaders of the agitating Jat community were released by the authorities in Haryana Sunday evening but the community was yet to take its ... Read more...

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Two tonnes of fake cosmetics seized in UAE in 2011


February 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) Inspection of men's barber shops, women's beauty parlours and cosmetics outlets in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2011 led to the ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for cold chain centre as society (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


February 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved the status of a registered society for the National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), which provides cold storage facilities to ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to cold chain centre


February 9th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) In order to cut the loss of fruits, vegetables and flowers during stoage, the cabinet Thursday approved the setting up of a National Centre for ... Read more...

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IAS duo sent to police custody


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Two Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers arrested for alleged involvement in a multi-crore iron ore export scam were sent to police custody Thursday.Debaditya Chakraborty, a former ... Read more...

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India discontinues weekly inflation data (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The Indian government has discontinued releasing weekly inflation data in a bid to curb the speculative movement in prices of essential commodities, an official statement ... Read more...

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