economic liberalisation

Bollywood last alternative to Hollywood: Director Dibakar Banerjee (Interview)


May 26th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Hollywood may have wiped out the "whole world's indigenous film industry" but Bollywood has held up, giving room to talent from all over the globe, ... Read more...

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‘Take 12th Plan to states’ meet in Lucknow May 16


May 16th, 2012 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) "Take the plan to the states" is the new mantra of the Planning Commission to ensure successful implementation of the manufacturing component of the 12th ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators


March 11th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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Himachal wants cement put on controlled commodity list


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 2 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday asked the central government to include cement in the controlled items list within the Essential ... Read more...

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FDI will revolutionise retail sector: Government


November 27th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Amid growing attacks from the opposition and some of its allies for allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the United Progressive Alliance ... Read more...

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No threat to Gulf states from Arab Spring, says expert


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The regimes in the Gulf countries face no immediate threat though they will continue to feel the effect of the Arab Spring - popular uprisings ... Read more...

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PM must come under Lokpal: Tripura chief minister


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Tuesday asserted that the prime minister must be included within the ambit of the proposed Lokpal bill."Prime minister must be included ... Read more...

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Confident of high growth, pushing reforms, strong Lokpal: PM (Roundup)


August 20th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Exuding confidence India will register higher growth of 9 percent in the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said reforms will be ... Read more...

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US behind Congress-Trinamool Alliance: Biman Bose (Lead)


April 20th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Left Front chairman and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) West Bengal secretary Biman Bose Wednesday alleged that the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance for the assembly elections ... Read more...

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India, Thailand target $10 billion trade by 2012


April 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India and Thailand target to increase bilateral trade to $10 billion by 2012 from $6.7 billion in 2010 as the two countries broaden their ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks disclosures one sided, distorted: Buddhadeb


April 5th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Monday termed as "one-sided" and "distorted" the recent WikiLeaks cables which claimed that he was in favour of liberalisation and ... Read more...

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Development uneven, need more honest state: PM


November 19th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pointing out that India's "development was uneven", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said "we need a state that is more sensitive, more responsible, more transparent, ... Read more...

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Krishna launches Passport Seva Project in Bangalore (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday formally launched the Passport Seva Project, an ambitious e-governance programme that aims to drastically reduce the time taken to obtain a passport. "Today's ... Read more...

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Krishna launches Passport Seva Project


May 28th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday launched the Passport Seva Project which aims for a complete makeover of passport services in the country. "Today marks a red letter day ... Read more...

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Soul searching time for green journalism (IANS Book Review) (With Image)


March 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Book: "The Green Pen: Environmental Journalism in India and South Asia"; Editors: Keya Acharya and Frederick Noronha; Publisher: Sage; Price: Rs.395Do journalists writing about the environment have special problems? Do ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Vibrant journalism is based on professional ethics: Ansari


January 28th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Emphasising that the purpose of journalism and the objectives of media enterprises have undergone a fundamental change, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said that in a changing world "vibrant ... Read more...

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Public issue, listing must for all profitable state-run firms


November 5th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) In a major push to the economic liberalisation process, India has decided to ensure at least 10 percent public holding in all profitable state-run firms that ... Read more...

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Allow more Indians to work in Britain: President


October 29th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 29 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday urged Britain to allow "freer movement" of Indians wishing to live and work in this country to enable India-British ties ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays UPA, Banerjee for divesting stake in Phoenix Yule


October 17th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday accused Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee of taking "dual stand" on privatisation, saying she remained silent when the central government decided ... Read more...

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Britain eyes Nagpur, India’s new aerospace hub


September 13th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Sep 13 (IANS) Britain's Trade, Investment and Business Minister Lord Mervyn Davies is to visit India for four days beginning Monday for talks to expand growing ties in ... Read more...

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Kamal Nath calls for improved competitiveness


January 30th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Emphasising the need for continued economic liberalisation, Commerce Minister Kamal Nath Friday said improved competitiveness, not isolation, was needed to face global competition.“Governments must pursue domestic policies ... Read more...

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Yechury calls government a failure, NIC meet a delayed affair


October 13th, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member, criticised the central government Monday for its failure to intervene in incidents of communal violence against Christians in the ... Read more...

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Shed a tear for Varanasi’s famed handloom weavers (Feature)


June 22nd, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Darshan Desai Varanasi, June 20 (IANS) At the age of two, Shaheena looks just a few months old and weighs an apologetic three kilogram. She lives in a dark, cave-like room in ... Read more...

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Al-Assad talks of peace, stability and hope


June 18th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Wednesday shared his agony arising out of "consecutive wars" in the Arab world, and hoped for early peace and stability in the region. ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh gave India its second freedom: Sibal


June 15th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 15 (IANS) India's Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal has called upon the expatriate community in Canada to help uplift 700 million Indians from their "uneven" world into ... Read more...

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Capturing India of 1990s with potboiler of a book


April 11th, 2008 - 10:10 am ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) It was the India of the 1990s. The days of 'licence raj', when so much dirty money changed hands due to the government's restrictions on ... Read more...

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Narasimha Rao’s views matched BJP’s, says Advani


March 24th, 2008 - 8:04 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Late Congress prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao held many views that were "congruent to those of the BJP", Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani has said in ... Read more...

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