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Retail inflation rises to 10.3 percent in August


September 18th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's retail inflation rose to double digits at 10.3 percent in August as compared to 9.86 percent in the previous month owing to a sharp ... Read more...

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Pulses, edible oils may be subsidised to reduce prices: Food Minister (Interview)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Concerned that lower production of pulses and oilseeds due to a deficient monsoon could hike their prices, the government is planning to sell these two ... Read more...

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‘Latin America, Caribbean and India should build closer ties’


July 18th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 17 (IANS) There is great opportunity to build a partnership between India, Latin American and Caribbean countries based on their political, economic and cultural strengths, said speakers at ... Read more...

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CAG raps Himachal for supplying inferior foodgrains


April 9th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh supplied 2,066 tonnes of substandard pulses and 1,167 tonnes of inferior foodgrains to consumers from 2006-11, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) ... Read more...

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Heated exchanges in Himachal house on pulses scheme


March 28th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Heated exchanges were witnessed between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress in Himachal Pradesh assembly Wednesday over alleged lapses in distribution ... Read more...

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Fifteen Himachal PSUs in red, cumulative losses of Rs.1,660 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Fifteen public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Himachal Pradesh, including the state electricity board and the tourism corporation, are in the red, with the cumulative losses of ... Read more...

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Inflation slips, Pranab expects it at 6 percent by March-end (Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation slipped to 6.55 percent in January, but Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he expected it to come down further to ... Read more...

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Obesity common among Indians hooked to packed foods


November 9th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Other than decreasing physical activity, increased usage of packed foods and a calorie-laden diet has led to greater obesity among Indians in the ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed for food security: President


August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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Srinagar youth protest fuel price hike


June 25th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Dozens of youths Saturday staged a noisy demonstration in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, shouting slogans against the hike in prices of diesel, cooking gas ... Read more...

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Jharkhand reduces VAT on edible oil


May 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 28 (IANS) The Jharkhand cabinet Saturday reduced value added tax (VAT) on edible oil from four to one and half percent and reduced taxes on agriculture markets from ... Read more...

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India’s annual inflation slips to 8.66 percent in April


May 16th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India's annual rate of inflation slipped a tad to 8.66 percent in April, compared to 9.04 percent recorded in the previous month, according to official ... Read more...

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India’s inflation overshoots target, at 8.98 percent in March


April 15th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Despite rampant rate hikes initiated by India's central bank and assurances from policy makers, the annual rate of inflation rose to 8.98 percent in March ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector records faster growth


March 27th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India's manufacturing industry grew faster in the current fiscal compared to last year with a majority of the sectors growing at more than 10 ... Read more...

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India’s inflation up on higher fuel, product prices


March 14th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Despite assurances from policy-makers, India's annual rate of inflation rose to 8.31 percent for February from 8.23 percent for the month before due to ... Read more...

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Day after budget people wonder if they are really better off


March 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A day after the federal budget, people across India wondered if they were really better off and problems on the ground such as high commodity prices ... Read more...

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Government deeply concerned about inflation: Patil (Lead)


February 21st, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government is "deeply concerned" over the effects of inflation, especially high food prices, on the common man and the threat it poses ... Read more...

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President Patil says Govt. deeply concerned about inflation


February 21st, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday said that the Government is deeply concerned over the adverse impact of inflation on the aam aadmi."My government is deeply concerned ... Read more...

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Government deeply concerned about inflation: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance government is "deeply concerned" over the effect of inflation on the common man and the threat it poses to the growth of ... Read more...

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Imported edible oils find growing market in India


February 20th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Priyanka Sahay and James Jose New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Increasing health consciousness among Indian consumers, aided by growing purchasing power, has led to a spurt in the use of premium ... Read more...

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India, Japan signs CEPA to boost trade


February 16th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb 16 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma and Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) here on Wednesday to give greater impetus to ... Read more...

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Food inflation a problem but growth important, says Manmohan Singh


February 16th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Accepting that food inflation has been a problem, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said the government did not want to sacrifice the growth process as ... Read more...

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Inflation will drop to seven percent by March 2011: Montek Singh Ahluwalia


February 15th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today said inflation would drop to seven per cent by March this year.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a ... Read more...

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Mukherjee hopes overall inflation to decline to seven percent by March end


February 14th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi Feb 14 (ANI): Expressing concern over the marginal decline in rate of price rise in January, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said he hopes that the overall ... Read more...

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Highlights of measures announced to control prices


January 13th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a slew of measures to control prices of essential commodities. Following are the highlights: -- State-run National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) and ... Read more...

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Food prices: State to sell onions, crack down on hoarders


January 13th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Worried over the frequent "unacceptable" rise in food prices, the government Thursday unveiled a slew of anti-inflation steps, including sale of onions through government agencies, utilising state-run ... Read more...

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Imports of sensitive items grew 14.1 percent


January 10th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The total imports of sensitive items during April-October 2010 grew by 14.1 percent, and stood at Rs.40,499 crore as compared to Rs.35,487 crore during the corresponding period ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia cross $10 bn trade target ahead of schedule


December 15th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Trade between India and Indonesia surpassed the $10 billion target, one year ahead of the deadline set by the two countries, the commerce ministry said Wednesday.The statement ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to boost trade, ties with northeast


December 8th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 8 (IANS) Bangladesh will upgrade its diplomatic offices in northeast India to boost trade and people-to-people contact with the region, officials said here Wednesday."The Bangladesh government has approved plans to ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector improved April-September: Survey


November 28th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector improved its performance in April-September 2010 compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, says a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) study."The ... Read more...

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China announces control guidelines to avoid price rises


November 18th, 2010 - 1:48 am ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China on Wednesday announced control guidelines on prices to aid consumers facing rising inflation which rose food prices by 10.1 percent in October, the state-run Xinhua news ... Read more...

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Sanovi gets $5 million investment from Betul Oil firm


November 2nd, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 2 (IANS) Leading IT disaster recovery management firm Sanovi Technologies India Tuesday announced that it has secured $5 million (Rs.22.2 crore) investment from Betul Oil group to expand its operations, ... Read more...

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Centre drafting new law to guarantee food security: Sonia Gandhi


November 2nd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): The Central Government is drafting a new law that will guarantee food security to a majority of the population, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said on Tuesday.Addressing party ... Read more...

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Imports of sensitive items rise 13.6 percent


September 14th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India's import of sensitive items, which include edible oils, pulses, cotton and fruits and vegetables, rose 13.6 percent to Rs.1,190 crore during April-June period. Gross import of ... Read more...

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Indian firms foray into Latin America’s agri business


September 7th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian companies are increasingly getting a foothold into South America, acquiring assets and land not just to get entry into its lucrative agricultural market but ... Read more...

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