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Don’t roll back reform measures: FICCI


September 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Any rollback of the recent reform measures like allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel prices to reduce subsidy would raise ... Read more...

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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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CEOs forum for skills development launched


September 7th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A CEOs forum was launched here Friday to plug the skills gap in India keeping in view its demographic potential.Industry lobby Federation of Indian ... Read more...

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Private sector should not be targeted for coalfield allocations: Jindal


September 6th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Private firms should not be unfairly targeted for coalfield allocations, Chairman of Jindal Steel and Power and Congress MP Naveen Jindal said Thursday, adding any ... Read more...

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Business perception in India is worse than reality: Kidwai


September 6th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian economy is passing through difficult times but business perception in the country is worse than reality, Naina Lal Kidwai, senior vice president of ... Read more...

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Government to set up 10 community colleges for skill development


September 6th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will set up 10 community colleges in collaboration with Canadian educational institutes to educate illiterate adults and provide skill-based training for employment, Human ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to liberalise business visa norms


September 4th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen bilateral economic relations, India and Pakistan will soon sign agreements for liberalising visa norms for business travellers, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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ICT be used for better healthcare: Pitroda


August 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Information and communications technology should be used to create an information network for better health care in the country, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime ... Read more...

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India-China meet on trade and market access


August 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India will raise its growing trade deficit with China and market access for IT and IT enabled services (ITES) at the Joint Economic Group (JEG) ... Read more...

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SBI wants CRR phased out for ‘more efficient’ banking (Lead)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The country's largest public sector lender, the State Bank of India (SBI) has strongly proposed phasing out of Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) to make ithe ... Read more...

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SBI expects another Rs.40 billion capital infusion


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) Thursday said its meeting with the central government on capital infusion could take place this week and that it ... Read more...

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SBI favours phasing out of CRR


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The country's largest public sector lender State Bank of India has strongly proposed phasing out of Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) from the banking system, its ... Read more...

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Central Bank plans JV or subsidiary to enter Mozambique


August 10th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) State-run Central Bank of India is planning to form a joint venture with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) or set up a wholly-owned subsidiary to enter ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s efforts will help revive growth: FICCI


August 7th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Enthused by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's assurance of fine-tuning policies, industry body FICCI Tuesday said this would help revive economic growth."It is quite obvious ... Read more...

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‘Smart cities way forward to housing for all’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) With increasing migration to urban areas from villages and towns in pursuit of education, jobs and better living, realtors should build smart cities for housing all ... Read more...

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Raise power capacity on war footing: India Inc


July 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With the worst power blackout in India affecting almost half the country and causing business losses of thousands of crores of rupees, India Inc. Tuesday ... Read more...

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Women entrepreneurs in gems and jewellery face many bottlenecks


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs in India's gems and jewellery industry are plagued by several bottlenecks, including operational hindrances like procurement of raw materials and skilled manpower, says ... Read more...

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Ready to face monsoon test: Delhi Traffic Police


July 11th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) With its traffic signals serviced and enough personnel on the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow, the Delhi Traffic Police claims it is geared up ... Read more...

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Road safety to figure in school curricula


July 11th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) As India maintains the dubious distinction of having one of the worst road safety records in the world, reflecting the lack of a culture in ... Read more...

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CVC has received 20,000 complaints so far


July 10th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has received 20,000 complaints so far and taken up 1,000 for investigation, while 20,000 people have received punishment for corruption-related ... Read more...

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Fatalities on Delhi’s top killer roads down by 60 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Seventeen "killer roads" in the capital have seen a 60 percent decline in fatalities in the first half of the year, a top officer said ... Read more...

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‘1,300 black spots identified to tackle road accidents’


July 10th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) More than 1,300 "black spots" - or areas prone to fatal road accidents have been identified across the country - including in Aligarh, the Hero ... Read more...

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US, India join hands to promote innovation


July 10th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Indian and US governments, in association with industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Tuesday launched a joint initiative to ... Read more...

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Counterfeit, fake and smuggled goods impacting ‘Brand India’ (Comment)


July 8th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Counterfeiting is being considered the world's fastest growing industry. According to current estimates, it represents up to 10 percent of global trade. Termed the crime of the 21st century by the ... Read more...

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Goa looks for eco-friendly, sound proposals at investors’ meet


June 28th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) Gearing up for the first state-endorsed investors' meet to be hosted here Saturday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that a sound, environment friendly investment proposal could ... Read more...

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Good taxi drivers key to tourism, says study (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Well-trained taxi drivers are a must if a country needs to boost its tourism potential. So says a study by industry lobby FICCI and Yes ... Read more...

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Train taxi drivers to boost tourism: Study


June 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Proper human resource development, such as training of taxi drivers and certification of tour operators, are crucial for a robust tourism industry, said a study ... Read more...

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Goa makes bid to attract investment


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa's leading trade body and the government are hosting a one-day meet this month seeking investment in sectors like IT, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, tourism and education.Goa Chamber ... Read more...

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‘Joint effort needed to eliminate fake goods’


June 13th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Consumer awareness is the key to curb the growing menace of counterfeit goods, which is widespread across the country right from fake medicines, automobile parts ... Read more...

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Need to take measures, says Pranab on poor IIP data (Roundup)


June 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in April due to a contraction in capital goods and dip in manufacturing and mining ... Read more...

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India to achieve $500 billion exports target


June 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is on course to increase exports to $500 billion in 2013-14 from around $300 billion in the last fiscal, helped by market and product ... Read more...

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Economic woes are largely due to domestic factors: FICCI


June 4th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government should not blame the eurozone crisis for the present economic slowdown as it is largely due to the domestic factors like excessive ... Read more...

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First Vidhu Vinod Chopra online film festival on Yahoo!


May 31st, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Premier digital media company Yahoo! India Thursday announced the launch of the first online retrospective from Vinod Chopra Films on Yahoo! Video. Internet users ... Read more...

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SC issues notices on presidential reference on natural resources


May 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices on the presidential reference seeking clarification whether the natural resources could only be allocated by auction.An apex court ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes GAAR deferral


May 7th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India Inc. Monday welcomed the government's decision to defer implementation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) by a year."We are happy that the suggestions made ... Read more...

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