corporate social responsibility

CEOs forum for skills development launched


September 7th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A CEOs forum was launched here Friday to plug the skills gap in India keeping in view its demographic potential.Industry lobby Federation of Indian ... Read more...

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Chinese company launches education project in Himachal


August 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Information and communications technology company Huawei India Tuesday launched its computer education programme in this town as part of corporate social responsibility.As part of ... Read more...

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Shapoorji Pallonji to build port, power plant in West Bengal


August 1st, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The Shapoorji Pallonji Group, one of the biggest construction and realty firms in the country and largest stakeholder in Tata Sons, Wednesday said it is ... Read more...

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Gazprom inks sponsorship deal with Chelsea


July 18th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom has inked a three-year sponsorship deal with Roman Abramovich-owned Chelsea football club.The contract announced late Tuesday commits the company, which is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

‘Education City’ emerges in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist zone


July 16th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 16 (IANS) It lies at the heart of the Maoist badlands in Chhattisgarh but is now set to acquire the tag of Education City with the creation ... Read more...

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NALCO to set up hospital in Odisha


July 5th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) will set up a medical college and hospital in Odisha's impoverished Koraput district in the next two years, Health Minister ... Read more...

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FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) FIFA will invest $20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.Speaking at an event here Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Bhavini takes measures in favour of fast reactor project


June 11th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) With the commissioning of India's own 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR) slated for 2013 and plans for two more such reactors at Kalpakkam, Bharatiya ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Turtle helps save its namesake species


June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jayalalithaa seeks Rs.300 crore for housing in Kudankulam


June 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged New Delhi to provide Rs.300 crore separately to build basic infrastructure for people living around the ... 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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Ford to spend $250,000 on seven Tamil Nadu villages


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Global automotive giant Ford Motor Company will spend $250,000 on the education, safety, environment and health and welfare of the seven village communities around its plant ... Read more...

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Massive Indian investments create jobs in US


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 US states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in America, creating thousands of jobs, revealed a survey.The 2012 India ... Read more...

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Huge Indian investments create jobs in US: Survey


April 26th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Indian companies operating in 40 American states have invested over $820 million in manufacturing facilities in the US, creating thousands of jobs, according to the 2012 ... Read more...

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Tribal belt in central India not shared fruits of growth: Ramesh


April 21st, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The tribal belt in central India has not shared fruits of high economic growth witnessed by the country over the past few years, Rural Development ... Read more...

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PM hopes parliament will pass companies bill ’shortly’


April 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that parliament will "shortly" pass a pending legislation that, among other things, suggests that large companies keep ... Read more...

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Saudi youth get a feel of India’s software power


March 28th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 28 (IANS) A 40-member youth delegation from Saudi Arabia, on a perception-changing visit to this country, got firsthand experience of India's software power at Infosys Ltd, India's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Conference to foster ties between corporates and NGOs


March 15th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Helping NGOs and corporates to foster ties and develop a planned social responsibility strategy will be the focus of an exhibition and conference beginning Friday ... Read more...

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CRY convenes summit to highlight corporate responsibility


March 7th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) With an aim to define more clearly a strategy for corporate social responsibility, NGO CRY - Child, Rights and You - Wednesday organised here a day-long ... Read more...

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Diego Rivera sketches undergo restoration


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 2 (IANS/EFE) Four sketches made by Mexican artist Diego Rivera in the 1930s for New York's Rockefeller Center are being restored with a grant from Bank ... Read more...

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WIFW widens horizon - fuses fashion with social cause (IANS Preview)


February 14th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) From business opportunities to introducing new faces, from focusing on social causes to collaborating with Japanese designers, the autumn-winter edition of Wills Lifestyle India ... Read more...

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CSR spending not mandatory under new companies bill: Moily


February 6th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) Expressing confidence that the new companies bill will be passed in parliament's budget session, Corporate Affair Minister Veerappa Moily Monday said the central government is not ... Read more...

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Like Nalanda, Vikramshila may rise from ruins


January 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Antichak (Bihar), Jan 24 (IANS) It was among the most important centres of Buddhist learning in ancient India, but the remains of Vikramshila University in Bihar have been sadly neglected ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu gives hope to Nuclear Power Corp on Kudankulam


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) A team from the Indian nuclear establishment that met Tamil Nadu officials Monday went back with a positive feeling that the state government was looking at ... Read more...

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For women, a crash course in job skills


January 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 12 (IANS) Computer literacy and English proficiency can go a long way in helping people secure jobs. A Bangalore-based group has now unveiled a special training programme to ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria to help combat fake drugs


December 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 16 (IANS) As part of its corporate social responsibility, Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile service provider Airtel, is joined forces to fight the huge problem ... Read more...

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Kerala realtor yet again marries off 20 girls


December 10th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Dec 10 (IANS) Middle East-based Keralite P.N.C. Menon, who heads the real estate Sobha Group, presided over 20 marriages here Saturday as part of his trust's yearly programme ... Read more...

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Need more interaction with people at nuclear sites: Narayanasamy


December 8th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy Thursday said there was a need to have more interaction with local communities at the site ... Read more...

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Half-hour Sunday slot on Doordarshan for short films


November 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian documentary film makers Saturday welcomed the information and broadcasting ministry's decision to reserve a half-hour prime time slot every Sunday for short films on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi Metro opens winter home for elderly


November 21st, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has opened an Old Age Winter Home in south Delhi to save homeless male senior citizens from the winter chill, a Delhi ... Read more...

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Joyride for special kids on Childrens’ Day


November 14th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A group of 18 kids with special needs were treated to a ride in the clouds on board an Air India jetliner on the occasion ... Read more...

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Russian reactors at Kudankulam not under civil liability law: Official


November 14th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Russian atomic power plant supplier Atomstroyexport will not be governed by India's civil nuclear liability law for the two 1000 MW reactors installed at the Kudankulam ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘EU-India free trade top priority for Britain’


November 11th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 11 (IANS) Britain has made the European Union (EU)-India free trade agreement (FTA) "as its number one priority", a British member of the European Parliament said.Sajjad Karim, ... Read more...

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Indian-origin businesswoman seeks to give back to Ghana


November 10th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), Nov 10 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman - one of the many second generation Indians living across West Africa - is striving to give back to society in Ghana, ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Conditional green nod for Lavasa hill city project (Roundup)


November 9th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) In a major relief to Lavasa Corporation, the environment ministry Wednesday gave conditional clearance to the first phase of the Rs.3,000 crore Lavasa hill city ... Read more...

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