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Growth could be lower than anticipated: RBI


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Monday sounded worried about growth prospects of the economy this fiscal and said gross domestic product expansion could be lower than ... Read more...

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Easing of rates depends on future inflation, growth: RBI


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) A day before it unveils the third quarterly review of its monetary policy, the Reserve Bank of India signalled it may not lower interest rates, ... Read more...

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Kashmir keen to boost tourism, exports


January 18th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) The fall of rupee against the dollar presents a "window of opportunity" for Jammu and Kashmir, which can boost its income from tourism and export ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to two-year low in December (Roundup)


January 16th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's annual inflation rate fell to a two-year low of 7.47 percent in December, offering relief to policy-makers ahead of crucial state elections.The inflation, ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to two-year low of 7.47 percent (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the back of decline in the prices of food products, India's annual inflation based on the wholesale price index fell to a two-year ... Read more...

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Inflation falls to 7.47 percent in December


January 16th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's annual inflation based on the wholesale price index fell to 7.47 percent in December as compared to 9.11 percent in the previous month ... Read more...

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19 Bangladeshi fishermen rescued off Andhra coast


January 5th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 5 (IANS) Nineteen Bangladeshi fishermen, who had lost their way in the Bay of Bengal, were rescued by fishermen from Andhra Pradesh Thursday.Police said the fishermen in their ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing chemical found in peanuts, cooking oil


December 31st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Food safety regulators in a Chinese province have detected carcinogenic substance Aflatoxin in peanuts and cooking oil.The chemical was found in the food items in Shenzhen ... Read more...

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Panel slams supply of defence ration after expiry date


December 29th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) With an audit revealing that defence personnel were supplied food items whose use-before dates had expired, the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) Wednesday slammed ... Read more...

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Pranab blames global issues for inflation, BJP walks out


December 8th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Defending the government strongly, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that inflation was coming down, but an unconvinced Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Carrefour opens second cash and carry store


November 28th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) French retail giant Carrefour Monday opened its cash and carry store in Jaipur, taking its total presence in the country to two outlets."This second opening ... Read more...

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Fake sauce factory busted in Maharashtra


November 18th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Nov 18 (IANS) Officials of Food and Drugs Administration and police Friday busted a private company in this Maharashtra city allegedly making sub-standard sauces, noodles and other popular fast ... Read more...

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Pakistani businessmen upbeat on MFN


November 17th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) More than 70 Pakistani businessmen who are at the annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) say the granting of most favoured nation (MFN) status to ... Read more...

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US producer prices fall


November 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS/EFE) The US Producer Price Index dropped 0.3 percent last month after a rise of 0.8 percent in September, the US Labor Department said Tuesday.The figure for ... Read more...

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Obesity on rise in school children: Study


November 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Around 15-21 percent of school children in India are obese and the number is rising with high intake of junk food and a sedentary lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Supply constraints pushing up food inflation: KPMG


November 8th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) India's food inflation has remained high in the recent month and surged to over 12 percent for the week ended Oct 22, mainly because ... Read more...

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Food inflation may be result of growing prosperity: Manmohan


November 4th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said inflation in food articles in India was, indeed, a problem but said that grain prices have been relatively stable. ... Read more...

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Increase milk, vegetables production to curb food inflation: Thomas


October 30th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Food Minister K.V. Thomas said Sunday the production of milk, meat, poultry and vegetables needs to be increased as their changing consumption patterns over ... Read more...

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UAE quake aid to Turkey


October 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE plans to send tents, blankets, food items and medicines to quake-hit Turkey.The toll from Sunday's 7.2 magnitude quake in southeast Turkey's Van province ... Read more...

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From food joints to helipad - the business of F1


October 23rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 23 (IANS) Over 150 food joints, parking facility for 16,000 cars, a helipad, two-medical facilities and a media centre may sound like a mini-city, but these are ... Read more...

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From Amritsar to New York - Indian chef blazes a trail!


October 23rd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) As a boy in the bylanes of Amritsar, he dreamt of having his own chana bhatura stall. But making dhoklas abroad changed life for ... Read more...

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15 cases of sale of unsafe food items in Delhi since August


October 18th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Newe Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With Diwali round the corner and possibility of adulteration in sweets, the Delhi government Tuesday instructed the concerned department to curb adulteration as 15 cases ... Read more...

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Pakistan gives out tents, food to flood-hit


October 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 4 (IANS) Tents, mosquito nets and food supplies were distributed in the worst flood-affected districts in southern Pakistan's Sindh province.Farhatullah Babar, spokesman to President Asif Ali Zardari, said ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villager alleges children died of hunger


September 24th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) A labourer in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district Saturday alleged his two daughters died of hunger, while two other children are admitted to a hospital in serious condition. ... Read more...

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IAF choppers join quake relief in Sikkim


September 20th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Tuesday pressed four Mi-17 helicopters for relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Sikkim, an officer said.The choppers made eight sorties from ... Read more...

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Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips marginally to 9.47 percent


September 15th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India's food inflation dipped marginally to 9.47 percent for the week ended Sep 3 year-on-year but still hovered high enough to trouble policymakers, according to ... Read more...

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Pakistanis hungry as steep hike in food prices


September 12th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Food prices have shot up in Pakistan by a whopping 74 percent in past three years, leading to an increase in hunger in the country, the ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips marginally to 9.55 percent


September 8th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India's food inflation dipped marginally to 9.55 percent for the week ended Aug 27 year-on-year, coming down from the double-digit levels registered the previous week, ... Read more...

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Food inflation soars to ‘disturbing’ level of 10.05 percent


September 1st, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Food inflation soared to double-digit figure for the first time in over five months on sharp jump in prices of onions, vegetables and fruits, ... Read more...

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Rs.70 lakh and counting, donations still pour in for Anna


August 28th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Donations have been pouring in from across the country to support social activist Anna Hazare's anti-graft movement. India Against Corruption (IAC), the NGO spearheading ... Read more...

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Supporters savour lavish feast as Anna fasts


August 21st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) As activist Anna Hazare's fast against corruption entered sixth day here Sunday, thousands of his supporters at the Ramlila Ground had a lavish breakfast with ... Read more...

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Personal Computer sales grow 2.5 percent in April-June


August 17th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The combined desk-based and mobile PC market in India reported an increase of 2.5 percent for the quarter ended June 30 at nearly 2.5 million ... Read more...

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Most food adulteration cases in Uttar Pradesh


August 10th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of food adulteration in the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday adding that the country's average adulteration ... Read more...

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WHO raises alarm over nutrition


August 9th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Millions of children dying or falling ill due to malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific region is leading to dire socio-economic consequences, the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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