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BJP mulls quitting JPC on 2G, says chairman ‘dictatorial’ (Third Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP members of a parliamentary panel probing the 2G spectrum allocation walked out of a meeting Tuesday, accusing its chairman of "dictatorial attitude" for refusing ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Breaking the glass ceiling in India’s tax administration


August 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Taxman may not be a proper term to use any more, given the gender of the current chairs of the direct and indirect tax administrations: ... Read more...

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Mexican farmers to sell commodities on futures market


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) The government and brokers are launching the Market Risk Management Program, which will allow farmers to sell commodities using futures contracts, Mexican officials said.The program's ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to hold talks with villagers for IIM, IIIT land


July 11th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 11 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Wednesday constituted a five-member team to hold talks with villagers protesting against the acquisition of 227 acres of land for building ... Read more...

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Government panel wants natural resources’ auction, SC told


July 11th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that while the government was resisting auctioning of natural resources, its own high-powered ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader Wamanrao Pai dead


May 30th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Renowned spiritual leader and social reformer Satguru Shri Wamanrao Pai passed away late Tuesday at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, an official said. He was 89.The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh forms panel on Grameen Bank


May 16th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government Wednesday set up a commission to ensure a better fate for its famous Grameen Bank following its founder Mohammad Yunus's removal from the ... Read more...

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2G: Enhancing FDI limit was to encourage foreign investment


April 12th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Former telecom secretary D.S. Mathur Thursday told a CBI special court that the object of enhancing Foreign Direct Investment limit was to encourage foreign ... Read more...

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Scientist resigns over blacklisting of ISRO stalwarts (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 24 (IANS) Eminent Scientist Roddam Narasimha, the seniormost member of the Space Commission, has resigned to protest the blacklisting of former Indian space agency chairman G. Madhavan ... Read more...

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Government studying court ruling on Vodafone tax dispute


January 25th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian government is studying the Supreme Court verdict on UK telecom Vodafone's $2.2 billion tax liability and will take appropriate action accordingly, Finance ... Read more...

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Four blasts at Bangladesh protest


December 17th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Four blasts took place Saturday in a Bangladesh district during a strike organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) protesting the killing of a local ... Read more...

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ULFA’s Chetia reapplies for asylum in Bangladesh


November 20th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) general secretary Anup Chetia, presently in a Bangladeshi jail, has once again applied to a court there for political asylum, ... Read more...

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ULFA splits into talk and anti-talk factions


November 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 20 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has suffered a vertical split with the hardline faction led by its elusive commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah Sunday ... Read more...

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India to host meet against drug trafficking


November 20th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Over 100 experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific region will gather in India Nov 22-25 to devise coordinated efforts to combat illicit drug production and ... Read more...

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Delhi sets up panel on farm houses


October 31st, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday set up a committee on finalising the policy for regularising farm houses in the capital. "We looked at the farm house ... Read more...

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CPI-M and more to battle Jaitapur nuclear project


October 23rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) A 15-member "National Committee" has been formed to demand a halt to the construction of the nuclear project in Jaitapur in Maharashtra, the Communist Party ... Read more...

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TCS inks Rs.94-crore deal to automate Karnataka treasury


October 18th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's top IT bellwether, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday signed a Rs.94-crore deal with the Karnataka government to automate its treasury and finance department operations."As per ... Read more...

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India, Philippines to sign tax treaty soon: Mukherjee


October 17th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) India and the Philippines are likely to sign a pact by January to provide a legal framework for exchange of banking and tax related ... Read more...

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IMF to review Pakistan economy


October 17th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will visit Pakistan to review the country's financial condition, an official said.The delegation will arrive here Nov 12, ... Read more...

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GoM accepts Chawla panel report on natural resources


October 15th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) A group of ministers (GoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has accepted most of the recommendations of a committee set up to suggest ... Read more...

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Industry chamber seeks transparency in coal allocation


October 11th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 10 (IANS) The central government should ensure transparency in the allocation of natural resources like coal and usher in competition through commercial mining, the Federation of Indian Chambers ... Read more...

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CPI-M politburo meets; price rise, 2G scam on agenda


September 29th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The politburo of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) met here Thursday to discuss current political developments including price rise and the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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BJP says ‘culpability’ of Chidambaram evident in 2G


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said the "culpability" of P. Chidambaram was evident in the 2G spectrum scam and demanded a fair investigation ... Read more...

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Probe Chidambaram’s role in 2G scam: CPI-M


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the role of then finance minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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2G case: Swamy gives apex court proof on Chidambaram’s role (Lead)


September 21st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Wednesday submitted to the Supreme Court documents indicating that Home Minister P. Chidambaram, as the then finance minister, ... Read more...

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‘Spectrum could have been auctioned if Chidambaram wanted’ (Roundup)


September 21st, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In a new twist to the second generation (2G) spectrum case, a note to the Prime Minister's Office from the finance ministry says this ... Read more...

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India slashes tax incentives for exporters


September 16th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Tax incentives for exporters will be lowered from Oct 1 as the government said Friday it will do away with the popular tax refund scheme, ... Read more...

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Policy soon on pricing 84 natural resources


September 4th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The finance ministry will soon place before the union cabinet a note for approval on pricing of natural resources such as spectrum, petroleum, coal, ... Read more...

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Central government, ULFA sign ceasefire accord


September 3rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The central government and the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Saturday signed an agreement for bilateral ceasefire and to work towards a ... Read more...

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Militants gun down man in Assam


August 13th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 13 (IANS) Militants in Assam Saturday shot dead one person and injured four more in stepped up offensive ahead of Independence Day even as security forces arrested three ... Read more...

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Mexico girds up to deal with market turmoil, US slowdown


August 11th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) Mexico can draw on more than $200 billion as it prepares to cope with current market turmoil and insulate its economy from external shocks, Finance ... Read more...

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24 commodities dearer in Pakistan in Ramzan’s first week


August 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) The prices of 24 essential commodities have gone up across Pakistan in the first week of Ramzan, affecting the poor and middle-class people the most, a ... Read more...

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Pranab meets industrialists to allay India Inc concerns


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) To allay concerns of India Inc, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday held a marathon meeting with top industrialists, including Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani, Sunil ... Read more...

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Government responsible for 2G mess, didn’t listen: Behura


July 27th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government is responsible for the 2G "mess", jailed former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura said Wednesday, accusing the powers that be of not listening ... Read more...

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