corporate sector

Concerns voiced over draft health chapter of 12th Plan


August 8th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health ... Read more...

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Chidambaram assumes charge of finance


August 1st, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Palaniappan Chidambaram Wednesday took charge of the finance ministry after a gap of nearly four years, raising expectations that he would take steps to ... Read more...

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Shoojit Sircar explores woman power in docu-feature


June 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Following the success of "Vicky Donor", director Shoojit Sircar helmed a docu-feature "She Can, You Can", highlighting the work of two women who attempted to ... Read more...

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Make CSR mandatory, says philanthropist Sitaram Jindal


June 3rd, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The idea of legislation for corporate houses to make charity mandatory might sound pushy, but veteran industry warhorse Sitaram Jindal, who set up his ... Read more...

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No impact of rupee slide on banks: SBI chief


May 28th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) The rupee's slide against the dollar had no impact on Indian banking operations though profitability of importers would be affected, State Bank of India (SBI) ... Read more...

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UCO Bank net up by 12 percent in Q4


May 5th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Public sector UCO Bank Saturday said it has registered a 12 percent growth in its net profit to Rs 2.53 billion during the quarter ended March ... Read more...

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Moily visits corporate affairs institute


April 5th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 4 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) here would showcase India's knowledge infrastructure, Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily said during a visit Wednesday.Moily ... Read more...

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No ‘dramatic announcements’ due to political constraints: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) After getting a lukewarm response from India Inc to his 2012-13 budget proposals in respect of key reforms, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said ... Read more...

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Angkor Vat replica to come up in Bihar


March 29th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 29 (IANS) A bigger version of the famous 12th century Angkor Vat temple in Cambodia is set to come up in Bihar's Vaishali district. And with some help ... Read more...

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Chidambaram launches website for Kashmir’s youth


March 26th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram launched an interactive website here Monday, aimed at increasing job prospects for 40,000 youth in Jammu and Kashmir.The website ... Read more...

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‘Budget ineffective, clerical; will burden common man’ (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Left parties Friday termed the budget for 2012-13 "clerical" and "ineffective" and said it would increase the burden on the common man."It is ... Read more...

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Budget is ineffective and clerical, says CPI (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday slammed the union budget for 2012-13 as "clerical" and "ineffective"."It is an absolute clerical and ineffective budget. ... Read more...

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SC cancels 122 ‘arbitrary’ 2G licences, government in trouble (Afternoon Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) In a fresh blow to the government, the Supreme Court Thursday cancelled all 122 licences for 2G spectrum allocated in 2008 and left the ... Read more...

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Smart City Kochi, Kerala government to float skill academy


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 23 (IANS) Smart City Kochi and the Kerala government have agreed in principle to float a skill development academy to help professionals in IT, banking, and finance improve ... Read more...

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Don’t violate supremacy of constitution: Yechury


December 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Opposing the government's Lokpal bill, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury Thursday said the supremacy of the Indian constitution should not be violated ... Read more...

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Lokpal effectiveness doubtful, says CPI-M


December 29th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Expressing doubts over the effectiveness of the Lokpal bill as it excludes the corporate sector, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Biman Bose Wednesday slammed ... Read more...

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Inflation would have been 13 percent, had RBI not acted: Subbarao


December 9th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Friday defended the apex bank's monetary tightening that has drawn criticism for its impact on economic growth, saying ... Read more...

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Tax exemptions to ICC for World Cup unjustified: MPs’ panel


November 29th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance said Tuesday that the Rs.45-crore tax exemption given to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the World Cup was ... Read more...

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India Inc. sees ‘policy paralysis’ changing to ‘reforms push’


November 27th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Thanks to two major executive decisions last week, India Inc. feels reforms may be back on track - a sudden shift from the ... Read more...

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Rupee hits record low, government blames global economic turmoil (Roundup)


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian rupee hit a record low at 52.73 to the US dollar Tuesday leaving the corporate sector worried and stoking fears of inflation ... Read more...

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India raises FII investment limits in bonds by $5 bn


November 17th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India Thursday decided to increase the limit of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) investment in government securities bonds by $5 billion to $15 billion and in ... Read more...

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Chidambaram condemns companies for paying Maoists


November 15th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday condemned the corporate sector for paying "protection money" to Maoists so that they can operate in mineral-rich areas like Chhattisgarh. "Small ... Read more...

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Vocational training for 1 mn Indians with Swiss help


November 7th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Switzerland will help the Indian government and corporate sector run a joint programme to provide vocational training to one million Indians by 2022, the Swiss ... Read more...

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Kingfisher ties-up with American Airlines


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Thursday said that it has entered into a frequent flyer agreement with American Airlines."This is yet another step towards strengthening the ... Read more...

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IAF to hold employment fair for its ex-staff


October 13th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will organise an employment fair here Saturday for its retired personnel in an effort to find a second career for ... Read more...

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Exporters see growth drop as government pushes new markets


October 9th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Even as India's commerce ministry wants the exporting community to diversify into new markets to combat the downturn in the developed world, Indian industry says it ... Read more...

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120 top riders for Delhi Cyclothon


October 6th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) New Delhi will hold its second edition of the Hero India Cyclothon Sunday with around 120 of the country's top cyclists taking part in the ... Read more...

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Cardiovascular diseases to cause most deaths by 2020: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Cardiovascular diseases will be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here Wednesday.He said increasing ... Read more...

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Inflation key challenge for India as growth slows: IMF


September 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Predicting that India's growth would slow down from 10 percent last year to an average of 7.5 to 7.75 percent during 2011-12, the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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BJP’s PM wannabes more enthusiastic than party (Comment)


September 17th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
It is understandable that the Congress' present condition of disarray will encourage its opponents to take it on in an electoral battle. But curiously, the enthusiasm is noticeable more ... Read more...

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India’s external debt rises to $305.9 bn


September 9th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) India's external debt rose to $305.9 billion by end-March 2011, registering a gain of $44.9 billion or 17.2 percent during the 2010-11 fiscal due to ... Read more...

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Woodland ties with Unicef to provide safe drinking water


September 1st, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Apparel brand Woodland has partnered with Unicef to provide safe drinking water to families in Chandrapur district in eastern Maharashtra."As part of the alliance, Woodland ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Zardari woos China’s business houses


September 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has invited China's industrial giants and large business groups to enjoy the benefits of Pakistan's investment-friendly and incentives-driven policies by investing in ... Read more...

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Zardari to begin China visit Tuesday


August 29th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will begin his visit to China Tuesday, an official said Monday.Zardari will be in China till Sep 1. He is scheduled ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China discuss socio-economic cooperation


August 27th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese officials have met in Beijing to discuss cooperation in the socio-economic sector, a media report said.Farzana Raja, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support ... Read more...

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