economic policies

Will keep fighting against anti-people policies, Mamata thunders


September 21st, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As all the Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the UPA government to protest against its economic policies, party chief Mamata Banerjee Friday said she would keep ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers quit UPA government (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) All six Trinamool Congress ministers resigned from the Manmohan Singh government Friday, three days after the party said it was quitting the UPA to protest ... Read more...

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Trinamool to launch countrywide protest against FDI (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, which is to formally withdraw from the UPA Friday, announced it will launch countrywide protests against the government's economic policies, especially FDI ... Read more...

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Trinamool ministers to hand over resignation letters at 3 p.m.


September 21st, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress ministers are to hand over their resignation letters to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) at 3 p.m. and after that meet President ... Read more...

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PM should seek fresh mandate: Trinamool


September 19th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign and to seek a fresh electoral mandate to know if people supported the government's ... Read more...

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Austerity necessary to regain credibility: Greek PM


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 9 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has stressed that a fresh austerity package under discussion is necessary to regain credibility and overcome the threatening debt crisis."We are ... Read more...

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Judges cannot fix poverty line: Supreme Court


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) In a pronouncement of considerable significance that could check the judiciary's overstepping into legislative and governmental functioning, the Supreme Court has said the question of ... Read more...

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BJP doesn’t expect political support from Ramdev: Gadkari


August 13th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Lending support to Baba Ramdev's agitation against black money and corruption, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Monday said his party does not ... Read more...

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Government to modify policies to meet investors’ expectations


August 6th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Monday the government will fine-tune economic policies to meet investor and other stakeholders' expectations."Our policies have to be modified ... Read more...

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`US should balance short-run, medium-term fiscal adjustment’


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) US policymakers should balance their efforts at immediate and medium-term fiscal adjustment to avoid negative impact on the fragile US economic recovery, the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Support grows for Pranab’s candidature (Roundup)


June 15th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) No sooner had the United Progressive Alliance, minus the Trinamool Congress, endorsed Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its candidate for the president's post, support ... Read more...

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BSP backs Pranab Mukherjee (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday extended its support to UPA's presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee.Announcing this at the state party office here, BSP supremo Mayawati ... Read more...

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BJP pitches itself as Congress’ alternative, tries to smooth rifts (Roundup)


May 25th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) With two years to the 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday strongly pitched itself as an alternative to the Congress, and said ... Read more...

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Odisha protests over petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Protests and demonstrations were organised in various parts of Odisha Thursday against the hike in petrol prices by an unprecedented over Rs.7 a litre by ... Read more...

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IMF chief urges balanced policies for higher, better growth


May 8th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Global policymakers should strike a balance between austerity and growth in designing economic policies to deliver faster and better growth, as fiscal adjustment and other headwinds ... Read more...

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Time not yet ripe for third front: CPI


April 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India (CPI) Friday said the time was not yet ripe for giving call for a third alternative comprising non-Congress and non-BJP parties, ... Read more...

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Dubai foreign trade hits record $299 bn


April 19th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 18 (IANS/WAM) Dubai's foreign trade has reached a record 1.1 trillion dirhams ($299 billion) in 2011, up by 22 percent from the previous year.Imports increased by 21 percent ... Read more...

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Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

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Jawed Usmani takes over as UP chief secretary


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 23 (IANS) Senior Indian Administrative Service officer Jawed Usmani Friday took over as chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh.The unassuming, 1978-batch officer returned from a central deputation with ... Read more...

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Technology too inadequate to mitigate climate change effect


March 20th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Scientists and planners taking the help of technology to mitigate the effects of climate change may find it too inadequate to help, warns an expert.Richard York, ... Read more...

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Mulayam says no to joining UPA government (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Scotching speculations, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday categorically dismissed reports that his party was going to join the United Progressive Alliance government ... Read more...

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Only Left has alternative economic policies: Karat


February 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Blaming the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's faulty policies for the poor and farmers' plight, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said only the ... Read more...

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Trade union wants anti-graft observers for rural jobs


February 8th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The new executive committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Wednesday sought anti-corruption observers for the central government's rural job scheme and enhanced ... Read more...

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Mamata wants Hong Kong style ‘financial district’ in Goa


February 6th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may be opposed to special economic zones (SEZ) as well as foreign investment in civil aviation and retail, but ... Read more...

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Pakistan pursuing prudent economic policies: Gilani


January 20th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) A number of targets in the economic sector have been achieved during the first six months of the current fiscal due to the prudent policies ... Read more...

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Nobel laureate warns European economic crisis may deepen


January 19th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lisbon, Jan 19 (IANS) The 2001 Economy Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stieglitz warned Wednesday that the European governments' economic policies are likely to deepen the crisis instead of solving it."The ... Read more...

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Government has key role in primary education: Stiglitz


January 15th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels that government should play an important role in providing primary education as it enables the poor to have access to ... Read more...

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Africa emerging as a continent of opportunity


December 28th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Dec 28 (IANS) Defying the festering Eurozone crisis, Africa is poised for an economic upsurge, with international observers and the World Bank hailing it the "continent of opportunity.""This is ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economic indicators positive: minister


December 20th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's economic indicators were showing positive results and the government wants to improve the efficiency of state owned enterprises, says Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.Shaikh said ... Read more...

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Inflation still at ‘unacceptable’ level: Pranab


December 15th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Despite the recent decline, inflation still remain high at an "unacceptable" level but the government has very limited tools to curb it, Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Bhushan attacks government’s ‘non-populist’ policies


December 11th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan Sunday launched a scathing attack on the government's "non-populist" policies, saying India had fallen behind countries like Sri Lanka ... Read more...

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Ex-Spanish PM hopes for decisions on eurozone crisis


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar Saturday said that joining an economic block was no substitute for countries to take painful decisions about their ... Read more...

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Break your silence over corruption: Kalraj to Sonia, Rahul


November 14th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) Questioning the "silence" Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi over various scams during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime, Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Villagers observe ‘Black Diwali’


October 26th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 26 (IANS) Residents in various villages of Uttar Pradesh?s Hardoi district observed a ?Black Diwali? Wednesday to protest against the central government's proposal to lower the below poverty ... Read more...

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Wall Street protests taking on a political hue


October 23rd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) With the 2012 election scene warming up, the snowballing wall street protests against corporate greed are slowly but surely taking on a political hue as ... Read more...

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