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Colombian oil firm to export 12 mn barrels to India


August 16th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian oil firm Ecopetrol will supply 12 million barrels of crude to a private Indian refining company under a year-long contract worth approximately $1.2 billion, the ... Read more...

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Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

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Ranbir Kapoor not in vampire movie ‘Bloody Veer’


July 9th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) There were reports that Ranbir Kapoor will play a vampire in "Bloody Veer", but the film's producer Siddharth Jain denies this saying they have not ... Read more...

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Will soon release ghazal album: Javed Ali


June 29th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) A big fan of Ghulam Ali, singer Javed Ali, known for the hit song "Jashn-e-bahaaraan", is confident that ghazals will not die a silent death. He ... Read more...

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ITC, Bangalore airport get GreenCo awards


June 15th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) ITC's Bhadrachalam (Andhra Pradesh) unit and Bangalore International Airport Friday won the golden and silver plaque, respectively, at the Confederation of Indian Industry's GreenCo Summit, 2012 ... Read more...

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Injured Olic’s Euro 2012 in doubt


June 4th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Zagreb, June 4 (IANS) Croatian striker Ivica Olic may miss the Euro 2012 after he injured his right thigh in a friendly against Norway, the team doctor confirmed."I cannot ... Read more...

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Omar opposes unilateral NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Categorically opposing unilateral operations under the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said it should be further ... Read more...

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S&P; cuts Spain rating


April 27th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Standard & Poor's Thursday reduced its long-term sovereign credit rating on Spain by two notches to BBB+ from A, expressing concern about the country's ... Read more...

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TRAI asks operators to offer per second-billing plan (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked all service providers to ensure that they offer their customers per second billing plan along with ... Read more...

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Operators must offer calls at 1 paisa per second plan: TRAI


April 20th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Friday asked all service providers to ensure that they offer their customers a tariff plan of one ... Read more...

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GST likely to come into effect from next fiscal: Sushil Modi


April 18th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to come into effect from April 1, 2013 as the centre is open to ... Read more...

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Canadian businesses show increased optimism: Bank of Canada


April 10th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 10 (IANS) Canadian businesses plan to increase investment and hire more staff because positive sentiment on future sales has risen to its highest level in two years, the ... Read more...

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Big market for budget hotels in small towns and cities: Experts


March 25th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Growth of hospitality sector in the country's tier 2 and tier 3 cities is set to become the next big trend, but the market is ... Read more...

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Cricket Australia to cut down on number of central contracts


February 24th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is planning to cut down the number of central contracts handed out to players as a part of its new Memorandum of Understanding ... Read more...

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UAE signs air services deal with Britain


February 16th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has updated an air services agreement with Britain that allows full flexibility on flight routes, capacity of passengers, frequencies and types ... Read more...

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Samsung eyeing 60 percent of India’s smartphone market


February 14th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Buoyed by the launch of its first dual SIM smartphones in India, South Korean handset maker Samsung Electonics Tuesday said it is eyeing to capture 60 ... Read more...

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TRAI seeks industry view on mobile tariff cap


February 6th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday sought the industry's view on whether there should be a cap on the tariffs of telecom services ... Read more...

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Britain not ruling out military action against Iran


January 16th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain has not ruled out military action against Iran because of the country's "increasingly dangerous" development of nuclear weapons, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.Hague ... Read more...

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India mulls bank account number portability


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) After allowing portability of mobile numbers and health insurance policies, the Indian government plans to give customers the flexibility to change his/her bank without changing ... Read more...

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Over half of Indonesia’s forex reserves in US dollars


December 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Dec 6 (IANS) About 55 percent of Indonesia's foreign exchange (forex) reserves are in US dollars, giving the central bank more flexibility to intervene in the market, a media ... Read more...

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Katich hires lawyer ahead of Cricket Australia hearing


November 9th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 9 (IANS) Simon Katich has hired a top sports lawyer to prepare his defence at a Cricket Australia hearing scheduled for Nov 21 after the country's apex cricket ... Read more...

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Kingfisher ties-up with American Airlines


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Thursday said that it has entered into a frequent flyer agreement with American Airlines."This is yet another step towards strengthening the ... Read more...

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New pattern but no surprises on day one of CAT


October 22nd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) There was a new pattern but no surprises for students who appeared on the first day for CAT 2011.The exams which began Saturday were online, ... Read more...

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We were caught unawares by Anna stir: Khurshid


October 18th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday said the government was caught unawares by the anti-corruption campaign led by Anna Hazare but had "learnt a lot" ... Read more...

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Look beyond national interests, Ban to G20


October 18th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Bern, Oct 17 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged G20 leaders to look beyond domestic and regional interests and come up with actionable plans to save the world ... Read more...

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BSNL staff on fast, threaten strike Oct 10


September 27th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd's (BSNL) executive and non-executive staff Tuesday observed a day long fast for their demands and threatened an all India strike ... Read more...

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Ministerial meet may push deadlocked WTO talks: Lamy


September 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Members of the World Trade Organisation will be ?able to chart a path forward? to revive the talks on Doha development round, which have ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki produces 200 cars at Manesar Monday


September 5th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki Monday said that it produced 200 cars at its Manesar plant, at which the company is facing labour troubles, four days ... Read more...

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Maruti Suzuki produces 150 cars at Manesar Saturday


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Automobile major Maruti Suzuki Saturday said that it produced 150 cars at its Manesar plant, in which the company is facing labour troubles, a day ... Read more...

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Increase land bank for projects to 500 acres: FICCI


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Industry lobby FICCI Sunday said it has suggested to the government to increase the land mass of 100 acres for projects in the draft Land ... Read more...

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Financial worries drive Britons to work beyond 65


September 1st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Worried over their financial condition in post-retirement life, many people in Britain are compelled not to discontinue work even when they are well into their mid-60s, ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill can be amended 80 percent: Singhvi


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A parliamentary panel examining the Lokpal bill can amend it up to 80 percent and all stakeholders should "show flexibility" on the issue, the panel's ... Read more...

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India pushes for services and investment agreement with ASEAN


August 13th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manado (Indonesia), Aug 13 (IANS) After having 'trade in goods agreement', India has stepped up efforts for a comprehensive deal with the 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ... Read more...

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Nepal PM defies Maoists, refuses to quit


July 31st, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Given an ultimatum by his own allies, the Maoists, to reshuffle the cabinet by Sunday night or face the withdrawal of their support, and pressured by ... Read more...

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Finance ministry asked to adopt negative list under GST


July 24th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A leading industry lobby has urged the finance ministry to introduce a negative list under the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST)The Federation of Indian ... Read more...

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