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Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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Patel-Uniexcel buy Hockey India League Ranchi franchise


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Friday announced that the Ranchi franchise of its upcoming league has been bought by the Patel-Uniexcel Group.Sahara India and Jaypee Group had ... Read more...

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Assam journalists protest, boycott AAMSU for three months


August 30th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) At least a dozen organisations of media people of Assam Thursday decided to organise demonstrations across the state Sep 1 to protest a spate of attacks ... Read more...

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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award


August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... Read more...

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Our strategy needs to change: Ramdev (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With his three-day fast about to end, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said here Saturday that he will not stop the agitation till the central government ... Read more...

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Three lion cubs die at Chhattisgarh zoo


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Three new-born lion cubs at the famous Nandan Van on the outskirts of the Chhattisgarh capital died Friday, shocking animal lovers and zoo officials.A senior zoo ... Read more...

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CONCOR to extend network in eastern, northeastern regions


August 1st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) State-run logisitics firm Container Corporation (CONCOR) plans to extend its network in eastern and northeastern India, setting up two more Inland Container Depots (ICDs) at Siliguri ... Read more...

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Blackout in Bengal, trains stranded, Mamata appeals for calm (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Lakhs of people across West Bengal had a harrowing time as the state witnessed a total blackout triggered by the Eastern Power Grid's sudden collapse. ... Read more...

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Maoists target civil society: Human Rights Watch


July 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Both Maoists and Indian authorities have threatened and attacked civil society activists, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Monday.This has undermined basic freedoms and ... Read more...

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Sudeep Chakravarti unravels northeast’s bloody history in new book (Interview)


July 15th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The vast swathe of land in India's northeast is still restive with eddies of turbulence. Writer-columnist Sudeep Chakravarti says northeastern India has remained an "outland"-a region ... Read more...

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HPL plans to hike production for turnaround


July 11th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Attempting a turnaround, cash-strapped Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) is planning to increase its production to 240 tonnes per hour and will perform a technical audit ... Read more...

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HPL management’s meet with lenders remains unfruitful


July 4th, 2012 - 1:31 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) management's meeting with lenders for getting Rs.10 billion worth of working capital for the cash-strapped firm did not work out ... Read more...

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HP eyes 21.5 percent market share in consumer notebook segment


June 20th, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Buoyed by the launch of new ultrabook models, technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) is eyeing 21.5 percent market share in the consumer notebook segment in India by ... Read more...

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Bhattacharyya resigns as Haldia Petrochemicals MD


June 19th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Partha Bhattacharyya Tuesday resigned as managing director of cash-strapped Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL), paving the way for appointment of a West Bengal government nominee for the ... Read more...

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US keen on New Silk Road for trade, commerce


June 19th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 19 (IANS) The US expects better trade and economic ties between India and the Central and Southeast Asia by developing a New Silk Road, an American official ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Realty business hots up in Bengal


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Even as industrialists worry over the slow pace of reforms hitting industrial resurgence in West Bengal, one business is growing by leaps and bounds in the ... Read more...

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Sardar putts 72 to take lead in junior golf meet


May 30th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Mohan Sardar, the 14-year old from Kolkata, carded a par 72 to take the lead with a two-round total of 148 in the Toyota IGU Southern ... Read more...

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Chandra, Sangwan in lead


May 29th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Yashas Chandra of Mysore upstaged his more fancied opponents on the first day of Toyota IGU southern India Juniors at the KGA course here Tuesday when ... Read more...

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Top juniors for IGU golf


May 25th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 25 (IANS) After a successful northern run of the Toyota-IGU Junior National Tour in Gurgaon, the southern edition of the tour will be held at the par-72 Karnataka ... Read more...

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Sonia praises Pranab’s budget


May 9th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid speculation that he is a front-runner for the presidential polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday made a mention of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... 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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Ahead of Clinton’s visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata


April 30th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US ... Read more...

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‘Bengal could attract Rs.10 bn IT investment in 18 months’


April 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) West Bengal could attract around Rs.10 billion investment in the Information Technology (IT) sector in the next one-and-half years, Computer Association of Eastern India said Monday."Definitely, ... Read more...

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Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker


April 26th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship ... Read more...

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Aditi leads Indian challenge at Queen Sirikit Cup


April 24th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 24 (IANS) Aditi Ashok, Gurbani Singh and Raksha Phadke will represent India at the 34th Queen Sirikit Cup at the Tanah Merah Country Club here April 25-27.Aditi, who ... 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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I am an actor, not an entrepreneur: Shah Rukh


April 15th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who co-owns the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL franchisee and runs a film production house, Sunday said he was not an ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh invites corporates to work for tribal welfare


April 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) In a first major initiative, the government has reached out to India Inc to involve itself in rural developmental works involving the tribals in central and ... Read more...

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Earthquakes in India : A chronology


April 11th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:* Sep 18, 2011: 6.8-magnitude quake hits northern and eastern India.* Sep ... Read more...

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Mild quake hits Bengal, Bihar


March 28th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, March 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit West Bengal and other parts of eastern India early Wednesday, the meteorological department said. There have been ... 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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Plan outlay for agriculture up by 18 percent in budget (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Stating that agriculture will continue to be a priority sector for the government, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said total plan outlay for ... Read more...

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Allocation for agriculture up 18 percent


March 16th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) According priority to agriculture, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed an 18 percent increase in the total plan outlay of the department to Rs.20,208 ... Read more...

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Chandipur beach: Where the sea disappears suddenly (Feature)


March 16th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandipur (Odisha), March 16 (IANS) Have you seen the sea disappear in front of your eyes? A unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, the sea recedes by as much as ... Read more...

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