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August exports decline by 9.7 percent


September 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said India's exports during August 2012 declined by 9.7 percent and stood at $22.3 billion from $24.7 billion in the corresponding month ... Read more...

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CSIR seeks industry’s help for India’s first innovation complex (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) In an initiative to marry science and industry, the head of India's premier industrial research and development body Friday exhorted business leaders to contribute to the ... Read more...

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CSIR to build India’s first innovation complex


September 7th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) In an initiative to marry science and industry, the head of India's premier industrial research and development body Friday exhorted business leaders to contribute to the ... 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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Exports dip by 5.45 percent; trade deficit narrows (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's exports dropped 5.45 percent to $25.07 billion in June, falling sharply for the second consecutive month due to weak demands in North America and ... Read more...

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India’s exports decline by 4.16 percent in May


June 14th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's exports declined 4.16 percent in May to $25.68 billion as against $26.79 billion in the corresponding month of 2011, official data showed Thursday.The imports ... Read more...

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Myanmar puts off special gem sale


June 9th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 9 (IANS) Myanmar has put off its annual special gem sale in August following the suspension of jade mining in Pha-Kant, an area in Kachin state, a media ... Read more...

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Benefits to e-commerce platforms beyond Delhi, Mumbai


June 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) To boost overseas trade, the government is mulling extending to other areas the benefits that e-commerce platforms in Delhi and Mumbai get for delivering products outside ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.23 percent in April


June 1st, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's exports grew at a sluggish rate of 3.23 percent to $24.45 billion in April, while imports increased by 3.83 percent to $37.94 billion, leaving ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise by 3.2 percent in April year-on-year


May 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India's exports grew by a sluggish 3.2 percent to $24.50 billion in the first month of the current financial year, after recording nearly 21 percent ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan business chamber steps up trade with BRICS


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's largest business chamber has signed a deal with an organization representing Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) to increase trade ties, a ... Read more...

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Berlusconi said he was tired of bunga bunga


May 1st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi told two girls wanting a bunga bunga sex party at his home that it would be a quiet evening because ... Read more...

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India’s exports drop by 5.71 percent in March


May 1st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's exports fell by 5.71 percent to $28.68 billion in March while imports surged 24.28 percent to $42.58 billion, leaving a monthly trade deficit of ... Read more...

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Gains and losses from Budget 2012-13


March 16th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Here is what you gain and what you lose on account of the budget proposals presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday:Gains:- Minimum exemption limit for income tax raised to ... Read more...

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Jewellers demand abolition of gold units


March 13th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) An apex body of jewellers Tuesday urged the government to do away with gold units in Exchange Traded Funds or impose 25 percent commodity transaction tax ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise 6.7 percent in December


January 16th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's exports grew 6.7 percent to $25 billion in December 2011, while imports rose to $37.8 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $12.8 billion for ... Read more...

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Agra student creates record for IIT Kanpur


December 16th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 16 (IANS) Agra's Karan Narain, pursuing M. Tech (final year) in computer science from IIT Kanpur, has set a new record in campus placement. He has been ... Read more...

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Overall hiring up 2.15 percent in June quarter


November 16th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India's overall employment increased 2.15 percent during the quarter ended June 30 compared to the previous quarter, recording rise in employment in all sectors except ... Read more...

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Delhi pavilion to showcase handicrafts


November 7th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Delhi pavilion at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) this year will showcase handicrafts including gems and jewellery, ivory work and 'ittar', the Delhi ... Read more...

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iPad encrusted with T-rex bone


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) An iPad worth five million pounds has been customised by a specialist designer with gold, diamonds and shavings of a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone.Believed to be the ... Read more...

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Unesco to train school principals


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In a bid to create a positive impact on thousands of teachers and at least 10 million children, the Unesco will hold training programmes for ... Read more...

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Subhas Bose to Hemant Kumar - history on record! (Feature)


September 9th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Trash for some, treasure for others. Meet Sushanta Chatterjee, who has pursued his passion for music and history, collecting over 8,000 gramophone records that include not ... Read more...

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Winslet poses as Elizabeth Taylor!


September 9th, 2011 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) British actress Kate Winslet has been transformed into late actress Elizabeth Taylor for a new magazine photoshoot.The "Titanic" star poses as Taylor, who died in ... Read more...

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GMR Energy to acquire 30 percent stake in Indonesian firm


August 12th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) GMR Energy Limited Friday said it would acquire 30 percent stake in Indonesian firm PT Golden Energy Mines Tbk (GEMS) for $550 million, a move ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise to $29.3 billion in July


August 11th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India's exports have registered a growth of 81.8 percent year on year during July 2011 at $29.3 billion, owing to good performance by sectors, ... Read more...

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Zeenat outshines Mahima at IIJW


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Even at 59, Zeenat Aman can put any youngster to shame. The veteran actress, who walked the ramp at the ongoing India International Jewellery Week ... Read more...

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Alpana to showcase garden-themed jewellery at IIJW (With Images)


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Jewellery designer Alpana Gujral will showcase a collection titled The Enchanted Garden at the ongoing India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) and says it is inspired ... Read more...

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Gems, jewellery sector turnover to double by 2015: Assocham


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 21 (IANS) The gems and jewellery industry in India is expected to record a turnover of Rs.2.13 lakh crore by 2015, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Sonam Kapoor is face of jewellery week


July 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor is the face of the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) after designer Farah Khan Ali, who created waves at the inaugural edition ... Read more...

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Gilani calls for strengthened Pakistan-Sri Lanka ties


July 16th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has called for wide-ranging measures to further strengthen the Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations.Talking to Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris here, ... Read more...

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Shaken, but Zaveri Bazar jewellers won’t shift


July 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) A third bomb blast in two decades at Zaveri Bazar - Mumbai's most popular address for gems and jewellery - has left its jewellers and diamond ... Read more...

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Legend halts Kerala temple stocktaking


July 4th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) A legend Monday halted for now the stocktaking at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here where treasures said to be worth Rs.1 lakh crore have been found.Monday ... Read more...

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Kerala royals thrilled at treasure discovery


July 3rd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The erstwhile royal family of Travancore in Kerala is thrilled that valuables worth thousands of crores have been discovered in the chambers of a temple it ... Read more...

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India’s exports jump to all-time monthly high of $26 bn


June 10th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India's exports surged to all-time monthly high of $25.9 billion in May, registering a growth of 56.9 percent year-on-year on the back of a sharp ... Read more...

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April exports up 34 percent, trade deficit at $8.9 bn


June 1st, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's exports rose 34.4 percent in April to $23.9 billion, while the trade deficit narrowed to $8.9 billion compared to the like period in 2010, ... Read more...

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