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Fiat to open 80 standalone dealerships by year-end


September 19th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) To further develop its brand in India, Italian automobile major Fiat Wednesday said it expects to open 80 new standalone dealerships in the country by ... Read more...

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PM to prepare Indian envoys for foreign policy challenges


September 12th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a thaw with in ties with Pakistan and increasing calls for India to play a more proactive role in the ... Read more...

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Sony eyes 30 percent market share of flat panel TVs


September 7th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Japanese electronics major Sony is eyeinga 30 percent market share in the flat panel TV segment in India by the end of this financial year, ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Pax Indica’ at top spot (IANS Books)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) An elected member of parliament and prize-winning author Shashi Tharoor's "Pax Indica" was at the top spot in the non-fiction category this week, as ... Read more...

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‘China wants to maintain instability in northeast India’


August 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) China's role in northeastern India is not to create instability but "to maintain instability" because it wants to keep India out of Myanmar, says veteran ... Read more...

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Coal mining threatens forests, tigers: Greenpeace


August 1st, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Wednesday sought an immediate moratorium on new coal projects in the country citing evidences that the mining threatened forests and wildlife."From 2007 to ... Read more...

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India key ally in fight against terror: US congressman


August 1st, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Appreciating India's efforts at fighting terrorism and promoting peace in Afghanistan, US Senator Dana Rohrabacher Wednesday said India is America's key ally in ... Read more...

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BJP seeks answer from PM over power outages


July 31st, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday castigated the government for the breakdown of the northern power grid and sections of eastern and northeastern grids ... Read more...

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Powerless again, Northern and Eastern Grid break down (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Large parts of north and east India went without power Tuesday as the Northern Grid and sections of the Eastern and Northeastern Grid broke down, ... Read more...

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Apex court permits access to Kalighat temple’s sanctum sanctorum (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday permitted devotees to access the sanctum sanctorum of Kolkata's Kalighat temple to pay obeisance to the deity.An apex court bench of ... Read more...

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Apex court permits access to Kalighat temple’s sanctum sanctorum


May 21st, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday permitted devotees to access the sanctum sanctorum of Kolkata's Kalighat temple to pay obeisance to the deity.An apex court bench ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to take steps that India, US asking: Hillary (Roundup)


May 7th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on the second day of her visit to this city to "explore the economic potential of east India", said ... Read more...

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Clinton lauds eastern India’s economic potential


May 7th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who kicked off her three-day India visit from this historic city, Monday lauded the economic potential and geopolitical significance ... Read more...

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Abduction will affect tourism in east India: Tour operators


March 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Tour operators in eastern India have warned that the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will have an adverse impact on the inflow ... Read more...

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nivio secures $21 million funding


February 10th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Cloud computing start-up nivio has secured $21 million funding from the Videocon Group and AEC Partners, a US-based private equity firm with specialised holdings in ... Read more...

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Conclave to develop cinema in east India


December 15th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to promote and boost the entertainment industry in eastern India, FICCI Frames -- a media and entertainment business conclave -- was held ... Read more...

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India offers to play role in achieving Middle East peace


December 1st, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) Underlining the importance of the West Asian region to the international community, India has expressed its readiness to play a supportive role to achieve ... Read more...

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Mahindra First Choice eyeing 55 percent more sales in east India


November 10th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd, one of India's largest multi-brand pre-owned car companies, is aiming at 50 to 55 percent growth in sales in terms of ... Read more...

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Maoists looking for bases in Assam: Gogoi


October 17th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said the Maoists were trying to establish bases in the state with active support from various groups and organisations aimed ... Read more...

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39th national meet of company secretaries opens in Agra


October 13th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra Oct 13 (IANS) Describing company secretaries as innovative cross-functional professionals, Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi Thursday emphasised the continued need for transparency, disclosure and eithics.He was inaugurating the three-day ... Read more...

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68 dead in earthquake; toll may rise


September 20th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The toll in Sunday's earthquake that struck large parts of north and east India now stands at 68 and could rise as rescue workers scout ... Read more...

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East India Hotels plans tie-up with RIL


August 10th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 09 (IANS) Hospitality major East India Hotels, the flagship company of the over Rs.1,100 crore Oberoi Group, plans to tie up with the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to ... Read more...

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Community groups meet for AIDS control in northeast


June 10th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Members of the civil society and community groups from the northeast met Thursday to prepare recommendations for the fourth phase of the National AIDS ... Read more...

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India to finance major harbour in Sri Lanka (Lead)


May 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will provide financial aid to develop the biggest harbour in Sri Lanka's north to facilitate transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, according to ... Read more...

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India to finance major harbour project in Sri Lanka


May 8th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India will financially assist Sri Lanka to develop Northern Jaffna peninsula's biggest harbour that will facilitate the transportation of goods from nearby Indian ports, said ... Read more...

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Oberoi Group denies reports on P.R.S Oberoi’s successor


April 12th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Oberoi Group Tuesday denied recent media reports that the company chairman P.R.S Oberoi had chosen his son Vikram as his successor to head the ... Read more...

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Oberoi Group opens hotel in Gurgaon


April 12th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Oberoi group will pursue expansion plans, officials of the hotel chain said Tuesday, while opening a luxury hotel in Gurgaon in Haryana."We are very ... Read more...

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Alleged anti-north India remark by Chidambaram draws flak


March 25th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram's alleged anti-north and east India remark to the US ambassador exposed by WikiLeaks triggered a sharp attack Friday from opposition ... Read more...

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Maoists not getting external support, says minister


December 7th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The government Tuesday rejected the suggestion that Maoist guerrillas were getting foreign financial or military support."There are no inputs to indicate that Left-wing extremist groups are getting ... Read more...

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Rs.25 crore plan for 60 Maoist-hit districts: Chidambaram


November 26th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The government will give Rs.25 crore to each of the 60 Maoist-affected districts in central and east India to ensure that the benefits of development reach ... Read more...

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Expanding national highways in east India vital for trade


October 31st, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), Oct 31 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday stressed on the expansion of the national highways in eastern India to develop trade and other economic activities with neighbouring ... Read more...

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India protests, summons Aussie envoy over racist email (Roundup)


October 9th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday expressed anger over a racist email the police made in Australia's Victoria state, even as Australia condemned it as "offensive and unacceptable".The union ministry of ... Read more...

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India summons Australian envoy, conveys concern over bias (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday summoned Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese over a racist email in Victoria state and handed over a demarche expressing serious concern over "entrenched" bias among ... Read more...

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Reliance Globalcom bags over $100 mn managed services contracts


September 30th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Reliance Globalcom, a division of India's largest integrated telecom service provider Reliance Communications, has bagged managed services contracts worth over $100 million in just over 100 days between ... Read more...

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‘India may face shortage of 26 mn houses by 2012′


September 16th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India will face shortage of over 26 million houses by 2012, which would lead to spurt in housing prices as demand-supply gap widens amid rising purchasing power ... Read more...

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