economic policy

Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... 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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Spain’s policy will create jobs: Germany


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Palma (Spain), July 23 (IANS/EFE) German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has expressed his support for the economic policy of Spain's Mariano Rajoy government, because, though it will be "very hard ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata will okay FDI in retail: Basu


July 7th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu Saturday hoped that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will give a nod for FDI in retail trading.It was under ... Read more...

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‘Nehru’s foreign policy needs to be revisited’ (IANS Books)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) In these turbulent times, Jawaharlal Nehru's policies of non-alignment and mixed economy need to be revisited, says P.C. Jain, author of a book on India's ... Read more...

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BJP slams government over ‘policy paralysis’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) A day after international rating agency Standard and Poor's warned that India may lose its investment-grade rating due to slowing growth and political roadblocks ... Read more...

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Dhaka approves $7 bn for development projects


May 20th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Saturday approved 550 billion taka ($7 billion) for undertaking developmental projects during the fiscal year 2012-13.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Moscow set to curb drinking, have less liquor stores


May 6th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a country known for its hard drinking habits that President Dmitry Medvedev once termed a "national disaster", there is a move now to curb ... Read more...

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Moscow to ban smoking in restaurants by 2014


May 5th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities have plans to ban smoking in restaurants and pubs by 2014, besides raising penalties for drinking alcohol in public places.A draft plan published ... Read more...

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RBI governor meets Mukherjee ahead of policy review


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday met Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss the macro-economic situation, two weeks ahead of the monetary ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi posts $37 bn in non-oil foreign trade


March 6th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Abu Dhabi's non-oil foreign trade stood at 139.4 billion dirhams (about $37 billion) in 2011, up by 27.7 percent, compared with the ... Read more...

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Corruption has ‘taken over India’ but can be eliminated: Book


December 9th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Corruption has virtually enveloped India, growing annually by over 100 percent, but systemic graft can be ended for good, says a new book by two ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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Shun competitive politics at Durban, Natarajan urges rich nations


November 17th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Sending a strong message to the developed countries, Indian Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Thursday said rich countries should not get involved in competitive politics ... Read more...

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Off to new boom town, with Mark Tully (IANS Book Review)


November 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Non Stop India"; Author: Mark Tully; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs.499; Pages: 357It is a muddle of a new kind. An anti-corruption crusade which has united Indians as a single ... Read more...

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India, China to hold economic dialogue Monday


September 23rd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) India and China will hold the first round of a bilateral strategic economic dialogue here Monday, the foreign ministry said Thursday.The dialogue will be co-chaired ... Read more...

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Strict anti-graft measures in 12th plan: Montek


August 29th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Monday said the plan panel would introduce special mechanisms in the upcoming plan to bring greater transparency in ... Read more...

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In two decades, Bihar could have full literacy


July 8th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Bihar's literacy rate may be the lowest in the country at 63.8 percent, but it could achieve total literacy in about two decades like the rest ... Read more...

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Apex court critical of guns for poor Chhattisgarh youth


July 6th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) "Tax breaks for the rich, and guns for the youngsters," observed the Supreme Court Tuesday while slamming the Chhattisgarh government for its counter-insurgency operations which ... Read more...

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Stop using tribals in Salwa Judum, apex court tells Chhattisgarh (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Chhattisgarh government for using tribals as special police officers (SPOs) in its Salwa Judum counter-insurgency operation against the Maoists, ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to come out with vision document


July 5th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said her government will soon come out with a Vision Document 2025 to promote investments in the infrastructure sector.Addressing ... Read more...

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BJP to raise fuel price hike in parliament


June 27th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday lashed out at the government over the recent hike in diesel and cooking gas prices and threatened to ... Read more...

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Rajiv Kumar appointed new FICCI secretary general


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Leading industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Monday announced the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as its new secretary general after ... Read more...

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Congress-led UPA government has failed on all fronts: BJP


February 12th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12(ANI): Expressing concern over the extent of corruption in a string of recently exposed scams, Bharatiya Janata Party President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday termed the ruling Congress-led United ... Read more...

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Margaret Thatcher’s scorn of her own ministers revealed in historic notes


November 20th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is well known for being forthright, and now historic notes she made when she came into power have revealed her scorn of ... Read more...

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Mukherjee calls for collective approach to deal with global crisis


November 8th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that we have learnt a lesson from the current global crisis that remedy lies in collective and corroborative ... Read more...

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European delegation to study India’s financial, economic reforms


October 27th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Following the fallout of the worst financial crisis in Europe, a delegation comprising members of the European Parliament are on a three-day visit to India to ... Read more...

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Sarkozy ‘most unpopular French President in 50 years’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy is the most unpopular French President in five decades, according to a new poll.According to the French poll, ahead of another week of strikes, petrol shortages ... Read more...

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China’s economic growth slows to 9.6 percent third quarter


October 21st, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China's economic growth continued to decelerate duering the third quarter of this year, as the government started to pull out the fiscal stimulus package, even as rising inflation ... Read more...

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Lawrence “Larry” Summers All Set To Resign In November


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Sep 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Last evening the White House officials released a statement announcing Lawrence "Larry" Summers' departure from President Barack Obama's White House Economic Council. In the statement Director ... Read more...

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Seven Indians awarded Australian scholarship (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Seven Indian students have been selected by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for prestigious Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. "I congratulate the ... Read more...

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Seven Indians win Australian scholarship


September 21st, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Seven students from India will be offered an Australian scholarship to help them "shape future social and economic policy" in India. Peter Varghese, Australia's high commissioner to India, ... Read more...

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Seven Indian students get prestigious Australian scholarship


September 21st, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 21 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese today announced that seven Indian students will be offered the prestigious Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholarship.These scholarships are implemented ... Read more...

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Economic advisor sees silver lining in new WPI


September 17th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government's Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu Friday saw a silver lining in the new benchmark Wholesale Price Index (WPI). He pointed out that the new WPI, though ... Read more...

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Revival plan of NFDC approved


September 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today accorded approval to the revival plan of the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC).Under this, an additional equity of Rs. 3.00 crore will ... Read more...

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