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India discontinues weekly inflation data


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) India has discontinued releasing weekly inflation data in a bid to curb speculative movement in prices of essential commodities, official statement said Thursday.Consequent upon the ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike bombshell for Pakistanis: Daily


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices is like a bombshell for Pakistan's impoverished masses, said a daily, ruing that there was no proper regulatory authority working ... Read more...

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Two IAS officers arrested in Bengal


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Two Indian Administrative Service officers - one retired and another on compulsory waiting - in West Bengal were arrested for their alleged involvement in an iron ... Read more...

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Trade with ASEAN to grow to $70 bn by 2012


January 20th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Trade between India and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries is expected to grow to $70 billion in 2012, a senior external affairs ministry ... Read more...

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One-way traffic likely on Srinagar-Jammu highway


January 20th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 20 (IANS) One-way traffic is likely to be restored Friday afternoon on the Srinagar-Jammu highway that has been closed for the last two days due to snowfall in ... Read more...

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Pakistan to prune negative list to boost trade: Envoy


January 13th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan is mulling pruning the list of commodities that are presently barred from being imported from India as well as bringing in a new "favourable" visa ... Read more...

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Food inflation continues in the negative


January 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's annual food inflation continued to be in the negative for the week ending Dec 31, official data showed Thursday on lower prices of vegetables, ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway open to one-way traffic


January 10th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 10 (IANS) Despite snow, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway will remain open for one-way traffic Tuesday and vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, Border Roads ... Read more...

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UAE markets to be closed Jan 1


December 28th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 28 (IANS/WAM) Financial markets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will remain closed Jan 1 for celebrating the New Year, an official statement said.The Securities and Commodities ... Read more...

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Include cement in essential commodities: Dhumal


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Thursday asked the central government to include cement in the list of essential commodities to check its rising prices."I ... Read more...

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Food inflation drops sharply to 1.81 percent


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 1.81 percent for the week ended Dec 10 as compared to 4.35 percent in the previous week ... Read more...

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Food inflation slips sharply to 4.35 percent


December 15th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 4.35 percent for the week ended Dec 3, the lowest in nearly four years, as prices of onion, ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea linked to Manipur blockade


December 12th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking directions to the central and Manipur governments to prevent a repeat of the just-concluded over ... Read more...

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Government blames domestic economic woes on global uncertainties (Roundup)


December 9th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The government Friday blamed slowing domestic growth on the global economic turmoil and officially downgraded the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to ... Read more...

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Mukherjee blames inflation on world economic crisis


December 9th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday presented a spirited defence of the government "constantly trying to fight price rise" and said the world economic situation ... Read more...

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Indians help revive tea estates in Malawi


November 30th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Nov 30 (IANS) A group of Indian experts is helping revive tea cultivation in Malawi in southern Africa and has so far succeeded in putting 8,500 acres of ... Read more...

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UAE’s financial markets to close for three days


November 28th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' financial markets will remain closed for three days starting Thursday to observe the new Islamic Hijri year 1433 and the ... Read more...

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Don’t overreact to rupee weakening: Khullar


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With the Indian rupee sliding to a record low of 52.73 against the US dollar Tuesday, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said there was no need ... Read more...

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BJP to intensify protests against FDI in retail


November 20th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to launch nationwide agitations against the central government's move to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand ... Read more...

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Go ahead for mandatory use of jute in packaging food grains


November 16th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers who earn their living by working in jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved mandatory use ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s chemical products export goes up


November 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) The export of chemicals and pharmaceutical products of Pakistan surged by 43 percent during first quarter of current fiscal year (July 2011 to June 2012) as ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips marginally


November 11th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India's food inflation continued to be in double digits during the week ended Oct 29, although it dipped marginally to 11.81 percent, official data showed ... Read more...

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Restrictions on cross-border movement of goods necessary: PM


November 5th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said while he did not favour restrictions on cross-border movement of commodities, such actions sometimes were necessary both politically and ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays petrol price hike


November 4th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday accused the government of showing "shocking callousness" by hiking the petrol price yet again -- by Rs.1.80 a ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike: Government insensitive, says BJP


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the government over the fresh petrol price hike, saying it was "insensitive" towards the 'aam adami' ... Read more...

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Chidambaram appeals for suspension of Manipur blockade


October 31st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday appealed to groups demanding a separate district in Manipur to suspend their 92-day-old economic blockade, which has led to ... Read more...

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Food inflation soars, crosses double-digits


October 20th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India's food inflation rose sharply to cross double-digit levels at 10.6 percent for the week ended Oct 8, official data showed Thursday, with a ... Read more...

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Ryan Adams almost gave up music


October 14th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Singer Ryan Adams says he almost quit music after he was diagnosed with a hearing disorder two years ago.The rocker announced a break from music after ... Read more...

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Food inflation slips marginally, still above comfort level


October 13th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India's food inflation dipped marginally to 9.32 percent for the week ended Oct 1, but still remained far above comfortable levels of policymakers, official data ... Read more...

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Left Front to launch agitation in Bengal


October 10th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Monday said it will organise a "law and order violation agitation" throughout the state next month to protest skyrocketing prices and ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises 9.41 percent; Pranab expresses concern


October 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India's food inflation accelerated to 9.41 percent for the week ended Sep 24 as compared to 9.13 percent in the previous week due to ... Read more...

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Food inflation rises to 9.13 percent


September 29th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) India's food inflation rose to 9.13 percent for the week ended Sep 17 as compared to 8.84 percent in the previous week as prices of ... Read more...

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China’s wealthy get wealthier


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) The wealthy in China have become wealthier in the past year despite a looming global financial crisis, according to the latest Hurun China Rich List."China's rich ... Read more...

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Rs.25 per day poverty tag irks Aruna Roy


September 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Social activist and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy has criticised the Planning Commission's view that its definition of poor - those spending less Rs.25 ... Read more...

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India offers to develop Botswana’s rail network


September 20th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Gaborone (Botswana), Sep 20 (IANS) India has offered technical assistance to develop and strengthen rail network and other mode of transportation in the southern African country of Botswana.Minister of State ... Read more...

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