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PMEAC lowers 2012-13 GDP forecast to 6.7 percent


August 17th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Friday revised downwards its economic growth projections for the current fiscal to 6.7 percent from the earlier 7.5-8 ... Read more...

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‘Inability to handle peak-time power loads hit us hard’


July 31st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The inability to handle peak-time power loads combined with failing monsoon that has led to 19 percent drop in energy generation may be responsible for ... Read more...

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Expedite Chinese power projects: Pakistan president


July 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has called for expediting the projects of electricity generation being undertaken in cooperation with China's Three Gorges Corporation, which operates the world's ... Read more...

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Core industries post 3.8 percent growth in May


June 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India's core industries that include electricity, coal, steel, cement, crude oil and natural gas, registered a sluggish 3.8 percent growth in May this year as ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 2.2 percent in April


May 31st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries fell to 2.2 percent in April as compared to 4.2 percent registered during the corresponding month of previous year, due ... Read more...

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Bangladesh discovers 137 mn barrels of oil


May 20th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation - popularly known as Petrobangla - Sunday announced the discovery of 137 million barrels of oil in two old ... Read more...

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Assam ready for more power reforms


May 16th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 16 (IANS) Assam is gearing up for the second phase of power reforms to increase electricity generation, Power Minister Pradyut Bordoloi said here Wednesday.He said the state was ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth slumps to 2 percent in March


April 30th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, fell to 2 percent in March as compared to 6.8 percent in ... Read more...

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Core industries’ growth rises by 6.8 percent


March 29th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries, including electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, rose by 6.8 percent in February against 0.5 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to study LNG power project feasibility


March 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 29 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will examine the feasibility of setting up a 500 MW power plant to be fired by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Central African Republic woos Indian investment


March 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Central African Republic Monday sought Indian investment in the country's road, rail, hydro-power and uranium mining projects."Being a landlocked country, Central African Republic requires ... Read more...

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US wind generation increases by 27 percent


March 13th, 2012 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) Wind generation in the US increased by 27 percent in 2011 as compared with 2010, continuing a trend of rapid growth, the government said Monday.Tax credits ... Read more...

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Industrial output rebounds in January, grows at 6.8 percent


March 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Helped by a robust show by the manufacturing sector, especially consumer goods, India's industrial output in January expanded at a fast paced 6.8 percent when ... Read more...

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Core industries growth slumps to 0.5 percent in January


February 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Growth in eight core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil slumped to 0.5 percent in January as compared to 3.1 percent ... Read more...

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Gulf region lines up $1 trillion worth of projects


February 11th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) New projects worth more than $1 trillion are expected to be completed in the Gulf region by 2020.Edmund O'Sullivan, chairman of the judging panel of the ... Read more...

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Industrial output sluggish in December, grows at 1.8 percent


February 10th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Pulled down by negative capital goods production, India's industrial output in December grew at a snail's pace at 1.8 percent, underlining the slowdown in the ... Read more...

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Breakthrough promises cheap biosolar energy


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A bio-solar breakthrough to produce cheap and efficient energy by tapping the plant's photosynthetic process has been achieved, claim scientists.Barry D. Bruce, professor of biochemistry at ... Read more...

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France keen to further develop ties with Pakistan


January 30th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy is keen to further develop economic and political relations with Pakistan, the French envoy to Islamabad has said.Philippe Thiebaud said this at ... Read more...

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Protect Chenab river from onslaught, say Himachal villagers


January 30th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 30 (IANS) Residents of Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley Monday knocked on the doors of the union environment and forests ministry, protesting against an upcoming hydropower projects on the ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 3.1 percent in December


January 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India's core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, registered a slower 3.1 percent growth in December as compared to 6.8 percent ... Read more...

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NTPC’s third quarter net falls 10.16 percent


January 27th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Electricity generation public sector company NTPC Friday reported a 10.16 percent decline in its net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.2,130.39 ... Read more...

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TDP leaders held during protest march in Hyderabad


January 10th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and other leaders of the Andhra Pradesh opposition party were arrested here Tuesday for leading a march ... Read more...

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Core industries growth rebounds to 6.8 percent


December 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India's core industries grew 6.8 percent in November, compared to just 0.3 percent in October, raising hopes of a rebound in overall factory output, official ... Read more...

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Mexico City closes world’s largest trash dump


December 20th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Authorities in the Mexican capital said Monday that concerns about pollution of the air and nearby underground aquifers led them to close a municipal trash ... Read more...

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Telangana strike completes a month, buses off roads


October 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) The indefinite "people's strike" in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh to demand a separate state completed 30 days Wednesday.The administration remained paralysed as government employees ... Read more...

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Andhra governor summoned to Delhi over Telangana


October 6th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 6 (IANS) With the general strike in Telangana continuing in support of a demand for a separate state, the central government has summoned Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. ... Read more...

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China to face power crisis this winter


September 30th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) China may face a power crisis this winter because of a demand spike, stoppage of power generation in some plants and uncertain weather conditions, officials said.Some ... Read more...

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Telangana groups to lay siege to Hyderabad in October


September 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Telangana groups fighting for separate statehood to the region plan to lay siege to Hyderabad in the second week of October, a top leader of ... Read more...

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India’s core industry growth slumps to 3.5 percent in August


September 27th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The growth rate of eight core industries that include electricity, coal, steel, cement, oil and natural gas, slumped to 3.5 percent in August as compared ... Read more...

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July factory output slowest in 21 months, eyes on rate hike


September 12th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) A sharp fall in capital goods production and overall manufacturing sector resulted in India's factory output in July growing at its slowest pace in 21 ... Read more...

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Zardari woos China’s business houses


September 1st, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has invited China's industrial giants and large business groups to enjoy the benefits of Pakistan's investment-friendly and incentives-driven policies by investing in ... Read more...

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Eight core industries grow 7.8 percent in July


August 30th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Eight core industries, including coal, electricity, crude oil, cement and steel, registered a growth of 7.8 percent in July this year, compared to 5.7 percent ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output rises 8.8 percent in June


August 12th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India's factory output grew at a faster 8.8 percent in June compared to the levels seen in the year-ago period, primarily due to robust growth ... Read more...

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India to stick to nuclear energy


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Nuclear power has to be pursued with enhanced emphasis on safety, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy said Wednesday.He said in ... Read more...

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ONGC’s Rs.24 bn Assam project on fast track


July 23rd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 23 (IANS) The state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Saturday said it had intensified efforts to implement the ambitious Rs.2,400 crore to replace and revamp ageing installations ... Read more...

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