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FDI will help create 1 crore new jobs in retail: Government


September 21st, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government Friday claimed that foreign direct investment (FDI) will help create over 1 crore (10 million) new jobs in the retail sector and benefit ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 415 points up on hopes of more policy reforms (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed 415 points higher Friday on hopes of further policy reforms in the coming days.The government Thursday issued a ... Read more...

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Sensex zooms 446 points on hopes of more policy reforms


September 21st, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 446 points Friday afternoon on hopes of further policy reforms in the coming days.The government Thursday issued a ... Read more...

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Mulayam says will support UPA to keep out communal forces


September 21st, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Friday came to the rescue of the ruling UPA coalition, which was reduced to a minority following the ... Read more...

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Singapore Airlines welcomes FDI reform


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Singapore Airlines Thursday welcomed the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in Indian carriers, but said it has no plans right now to invest ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passenger and commercial vehicles went ... Read more...

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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Odisha


September 20th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 20 (IANS) The opposition shutdown Thursday against the reforms rolled out by the central government crippled life in many parts of Odisha as passengers and commercials vehicles went ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits life in Karnataka


September 20th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) Normal life was affected in Karnataka Thursday following the call for nation-wide shutdown to oppose the diesel price hike, cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders and ... Read more...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Tamil Nadu


September 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) It was a mixed response in Tamil Nadu to the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday with buses plying on the roads and government offices as well ... Read more...

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Assam warns officials over attendance Thursday


September 19th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) Assam Wednesday warned of stern action against those government officials who do not report to their offices during the opposition sponsored nationwide shutdown Thursday over FDI ... Read more...

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Little difference between orange and red: Uma Bharati


September 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) With the Left parties and the NDA led by the BJP calling for a nation wide strike Sep 20 to protest FDI in retail and diesel ... Read more...

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Trinamool toughens stance, UPA says no danger (Evening Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday refused to back off over issues which forced it to quit the UPA government but the Congress maintained that the coalition ... Read more...

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Arrogance may hurt Congress: Mulayam (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhiucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav warned Wednesday that the "arrogance" of the Congress was going to hurt it badly.Speaking to reporters a day ... Read more...

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Reverse decisions or quit, CPI-M tells Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government should quit if it does not reverse its decisions on hiking diesel prices and allowing FDI in multi-brand retail trade, CPI-M leader ... Read more...

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Cooking gas and diesel hold the key to compromise?


September 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee may have taken an seemingly uncompromising stand on the fuel and retail issues by withdrawing support to the UPA, but some ... Read more...

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Mamata pullout gets brickbats, bouquets


September 19th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA government has earned her laurels and flak among the netizens in West Bengal."Didi, we ... Read more...

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PM should seek fresh mandate: Trinamool


September 19th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to resign and to seek a fresh electoral mandate to know if people supported the government's ... Read more...

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Trinamool’s pull-out vindicates our strike call: Left


September 19th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of Trinamool Congress withdrawing support from the UPA government, the Left Front Tuesday said its stand to call a strike in protest against ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Congress reaches out to Mamata (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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Trinamool to go on nationwide stir against diesel hike, FDI


September 19th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Stating that shutdowns served no purpose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday asked the Left parties to withdraw their Sep 20 general strike, even as ... Read more...

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BJP to consult allies on special session to prove UPA majority


September 18th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday termed the Manmohan Singh government basically a "Congress government" following decision of Trinamool Congress to withdraw support and said it would talk ... Read more...

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DMK to participate in Sep 20 bandh


September 18th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) The DMK, a major constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, Tuesday announced that it would participate in the opposition sponsored Sep 20 bandh ... Read more...

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Trinamool quits UPA, Mamata blasts Congress (Night Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday withdrew her Trinamool Congress party's support to the UPA government, but both she and the Congress indicated a ... Read more...

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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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Traders to beseech Lord Ganesha against FDI in retail


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as political parties oppose the UPA government's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, a group of traders here ... Read more...

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BJP questions government contention on FDI in retail (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Monday questioned the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's contention that the states were free to decide on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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India allows FDI in multi-brand retail


September 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Just a day after announcing the steepest ever hike in diesel price, the government Friday took another politically contentious decision of allowing overseas investments ... Read more...

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Allies with government, opposition stalling reforms: Sibal (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the government's allies were firmly backing the government, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal blamed the BJP for sabotaging the passage of key ... Read more...

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Allies with us on reforms: Sibal


September 12th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Asserting that the government's allies were firmly behind it on banking and insurance sector reforms, Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal blamed the BJP for ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Walmart and corner stores can co-exist


September 2nd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A fierce debate is raging in cyberspace over the cost and benefit of foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail as the Indian ... Read more...

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Thales, BEL to form joint venture radar company (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) French aerospace and electronics major Thales Wednesday said it would form a joint venture with India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to build civilian and defence ... Read more...

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Thales, BEL to form joint venture radar company


August 29th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) French aerospace and electronics major Thales Wednesday said it would form a joint venture company with state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to build civilian and defence ... Read more...

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Kalam supports FDI in retail


August 27th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Pitching for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday said the country should build capacity for aggressively marketing its products at ... Read more...

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We can dictate terms to centre, says Trinamool


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress, the second largest constituent in the centre's ruling dispensation United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Saturday said it was in a position to "dictate ... Read more...

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