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IIP grows 0.1 percent in July, government calls meeting to revive manufacturing (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew in July, reversing the contraction in June, but at a marginal 0.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed ... Read more...

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Haryana industrial production grows at 6 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Industrial production in Haryana in 2011-12 recorded a growth of six percent over 2010-11, a government spokesman said here Tuesday.He said that the growth was higher ... Read more...

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First options are considered the best


July 5th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) People consistently prefer the options that come first, first in line, first college to offer acceptance, first 'salad' on the menu - first is considered the ... Read more...

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Brigadier held in defence canteen scam


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) An army brigadier was arrested by the CBI in connection with a corruption racket, involving employees of the canteen stores department (CSD) of the defence ministry ... Read more...

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CBI arrests four for defence canteen racket


July 1st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The CBI has arrested four people and busted a corruption racket involving officials of the canteen stores department (CSD) of the defence ministry and a private ... Read more...

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Infosys expands operations in Japan


June 25th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 25 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd expanded its operations in Japan by opening its second office at Nagoya to enhance its footprint in the Chubu manufacturing hub, ... Read more...

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Experts welcome SIDBI fund for service sector startups


May 21st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The creation by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) of a Rs.500 crore fund for small and medium enterprise (SME) startups in ... Read more...

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ITC’s Sri Lankan subsidiary acquires land in Colombo


May 16th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotel multi-business major ITC Ltd. Tuesday said its wholly-owned subsidiary WelcomHotels Lanka Private Limited (WLPL) has acquired land in Colombo to set up a mixed-used ... Read more...

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Show your mom you care!


May 11th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) She gave up her dreams to let you live yours and she egged you on whenever you felt low. So this Mother's Day Sunday, show ... Read more...

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Prachi, Neha thank moms for their support


May 10th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Actors Prachi Desai and Neha Dhupia feel their mothers have remained their strongest pillar of support and helped them grow professionally."I am very lucky ... 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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Kanoria Chemicals to acquire Switzerland-based firm


April 20th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Kanoria Chemicals and Industries Limited (KCI) Friday said it would acquire APAG Holding AG, the Switzerland-based holding company of its wholly owned subsidiary APAG Elektronik ... Read more...

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Sensex rises 102.09 points, banking, realty stocks rally (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 102.09 points or 0.60 percent higher around 2.00 p.m. Tuesday after the Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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RBI may cut key lending rates by 25 basis points


April 16th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) India's central bank is expected to cut key lending rates by about 0.25 percent or 25 basis points, thereby releasing more funds in the economy, ... Read more...

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Sensex rises 21 points, banking stocks rally


April 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 21 points higher in the afternoon session Monday on speculation that the Reserve Bank of India's ... Read more...

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China’s Q1 retail sales up


April 13th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) China's retail sales grew 14.8 percent year-on-year to 4.93 trillion yuan ($770 billion) in the first quarter of this year, according to figures released by the ... Read more...

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Sensex slips 100 points; metal, telecom stocks slump


April 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell nearly 100 points in the afternoon session Wednesday due to selling pressure in metal, telecom and oil ... Read more...

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Sensex slumps 220 points on weak Asian cues


April 9th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets fell 220 points in the afternoon trading Monday on sustained selling pressure due to weak cues from Asian ... Read more...

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Thai PM orders curb on high consumer product prices


March 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Saturday ordered authorities to speed up measures to contain high consumer product prices caused by the massive flood last year, Thai News ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output up 6.8 percent in January (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) India's industrial output rose the fastest in seven months at 6.8 percent in January, helped by a robust show in the manufacturing sector, kindling ... Read more...

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Industrial output rebounds in January, grows at 6.8 percent


March 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Helped by a robust show by the manufacturing sector, especially consumer goods, India's industrial output in January expanded at a fast paced 6.8 percent when ... Read more...

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China works on new consumption-stimulating policies


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 2 (IANS) Chinese authorities are drafting new policies to spur domestic consumption, an official said Friday. Former assistant minister of commerce Huang Hai didn't reveal any detailed policies, ... Read more...

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Kids most exposed to harmful nanoparticles


February 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Children may be the most exposed to harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account surplus contracts


January 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 30 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus contracted to a three-month low last month as the travel-related service deficit widened despite brisk exports of major export items, the ... Read more...

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Kashmir keen to boost tourism, exports


January 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The fall of rupee against the dollar presents a "window of opportunity" for Jammu and Kashmir, which can boost its income from tourism and export ... Read more...

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US economy grew only 1.8 percent in Q3


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.8 percent in the third quarter and not 2.5 percent as originally thought, the Commerce Department said ... Read more...

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Sensex closes in red for fifth straight day, dips 204 points


December 20th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Tuesday slumped 1.33 percent, closing in the red for the fifth straight day, on continued selling pressure by foreign ... Read more...

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Insect inspires ultra-strong alternative to plastic


December 19th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Insect cuticle has inspired scientists to develop a new material that duplicates its exceptional strength, toughness and versatility. Low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material called ... Read more...

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World Bank projects 8.4 percent growth for China in 2012


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 22 (IANS) The World Bank Tuesday projected a growth of 9.1 percent for China in 2011, followed by a slower growth of 8.4 percent in 2012.The developing East ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade surplus rebounds to $4.29 bn


November 1st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus rebounded to $4.29 billion in October helped by robust exports to emerging nations, a government report showed Tuesday.Trade surplus reached $4.29 billion ... Read more...

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UAE eyes Indonesia, China trade expos


October 14th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 13 (IANS/WAM) The UAE companies will participate in the trade expos in Indonesia and China Oct 18-26, the foreign trade ministry has said.The 26th Trade Expo Indonesia ... Read more...

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Consumer spending goes up in US


August 30th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Consumer spending in the US rose 0.8 percent in July, the biggest increase in two years, the Commerce Department said Monday.July's gain helps offset the bad ... Read more...

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Relief from unwanted bulk SMSs in six weeks: Sibal


August 19th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) In welcome relief for millions of mobile subscribers from the menace of unwanted bulk SMSs, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said the do not disturb ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output rises 8.8 percent in June


August 12th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's factory output grew at a faster 8.8 percent in June compared to the levels seen in the year-ago period, primarily due to robust growth ... Read more...

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RJs now promoting Tihar’s Brand TJ (Lead)


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Tihar Jail is not just in the news for its prisoners, some of them high-profile. A range of snacks and consumer goods produced by Tihar ... Read more...

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