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Toyata launches seventh generation Camry


August 24th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Automobile major Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Friday launched the seventh generation of its luxury sedan Camry, priced at Rs.23.80 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).The car, which was ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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Pranab asks banks to take belt tightening measures


January 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday asked Indian banks to scale down their advances to risky businesses to protect their asset quality."The non-performing assets ... Read more...

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Mumbai mall to host boxing match Friday


December 8th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) An international boxing match is scheduled to be held at a Mumbai mall Friday, an organiser said.Inorbit Mall in the Malad area of northwest Mumbai would ... Read more...

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‘Agni-IV better than Pakistan’s missile, among world’s best’


November 16th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Agni-IV, India's latest strategic nuclear-capable missile, is among the world's best and better than that of Pakistan's missiles, V.K. Saraswat head of its developer, ... Read more...

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‘Food safety norms should match global standards’


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian food safety standards should be harmonious with international norms to enable the domestic industry to take part in the global food business, an industry official ... Read more...

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Pakistani products must meet global standards: PM


October 14th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked the country's industrial and services sectors to focus on conforming to international standards to achieve high exports ... Read more...

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China important for US business growth: Expert


October 7th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 7 (IANS) China is becoming increasingly important for the future growth of American companies doing business with China, said a US business expert here.John Frisbie, president of the ... Read more...

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Hiranandanis to set up multi-speciality hospital in Thane


September 16th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Real estate developer Hiranandani Group Friday announced it was setting up a 200-bed multi-specialty hospital in Thane city, expected to be operational in the next two ... Read more...

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US pushes India on n-liability law, talks tough on Pakistan (Evening Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Vowing to expand their strategic partnership, India and the US Tuesday agreed to intensify their counter-terror cooperation and to resolve the "remaining issues" to ... Read more...

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Mike Pandey urges centre, Goa to bury IFFI hatchet


July 19th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Mike Pandey, who is chairman of the steering committee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has said the squabbling between the ... Read more...

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There are a lot of us, says daily on Pakistan’s population


July 11th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan is entering a period of severe water and power shortages and a demographic that has a youth bulge which is fast becoming a threat rather ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari calls for out-of-box thinking on quality of higher civil services


May 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today called for out-of-the-box thinking on quality and content issues pertaining to higher civil services.Delivering the second lecture of the Union ... Read more...

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Cyber attacks, censorship threat to internet freedom: Study


April 18th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Cyber attacks, politically motivated censorship and government control are among the threats to internet freedom, according to a study, which also said India does not ... Read more...

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Global standards in India should attain agriculture education, says Pawar


February 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the ... Read more...

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‘Alpha Omega’ - a proud moment for Indian animation (IANS Movie Review)


February 6th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Alpha Omega"; Voiceover: Hayden Panettiere, Christina Ricci, Justin Long; Directors: Anthony Bell, Ben Gluck; Rating: **If you are an Indian audience, the best part of the 3D ... Read more...

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‘India lacks finances, design sensibility for animation films’


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Lack of finance, design sensibilities and original story ideas are stopping the Indian animation industry from attaining global standards, says filmmaker A.K. Madhavan whose animation movie "Alpha and ... Read more...

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FMSCI president Chandhok wants to improve motorsports infrastructure


December 29th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India's (FMSCI) newly- elected president Vicky Chandhok Wednesday said he would try to improve the infrastructure for motorsport in the country. "There ... Read more...

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26/11-terror attack brought sea change in coastal security approach: Antony


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said the government is making all out efforts in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack to ensure security of ... Read more...

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Kiwi women ’spend and stress more over Christmas gifts’


December 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 11 (ANI): A new survey in New Zealand has shown that women tend to spend more on Christmas gifts and feel more stressed about the holiday season than men.The latest ... Read more...

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IATA calls for security revamp for air cargo


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Tuesday urged greater cooperation among security regulators to make air freights more secure.Just days after the interception of two U.S.-bound packages ... Read more...

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India’s largest initial public offering opens Monday


October 17th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) State-run Coal India's $3.5 billion dollar initial public offering (IPO), the biggest in the history of Corporate India, will open Monday at a price band of Rs.225-245 a ... Read more...

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Mumbai will have world’s largest diamond market


October 15th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Sushil PareekhMumbai, Oct.15 (ANI): Diamond traders in Mumbai have geared up to have the world's largest diamond market.The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is spread over 20 acres, with eight towers of ... Read more...

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India to align copyright norms with global standards


October 15th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India will align its copyright regulations with international norms to curb rising piracy and violations of intellectual property rights."The Copyright Amendment Bill 2010 contains better provisions ... Read more...

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‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

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Is Indian design moving way from heritage?


October 11th, 2010 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Indian design - be it in films, furniture or accessories - may be high on style, but it is drifting away from its rich heritage in the ... Read more...

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Tata Motors acquires Italian car design firm


October 4th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 4 (IANS) Tata Motors announced Monday that it has acquired 80 percent stake in Trilix Srl, Turin, an Italian design and engineering company, for 1.85 million euros.The acquisition is in ... Read more...

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DTC will ensure greater tax compliance: Mitra


September 29th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The direct tax code (DTC) may result in Rs.55,000 crore revenue loss in the first year of implementation, but tax collection will increase in the subsequent years ... Read more...

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BSE launches mobile-based trading


September 21st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange Tuesday launched mobile-based trading in presence of well-known broking firm representatives, an official said. "It was with expertise of software vendors like Marketplace Technologies, Technova ... Read more...

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New British passports only from New Delhi


August 17th, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai Aug 17 (IANS) From Aug 20, British nationals will be required to submit applications for issue of new or renewed passports only to the British high commission in New Delhi, an ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games: Build morale now, criticize later (Comment)


August 2nd, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjiv Kataria As the clock gallops closer to Oct 3, the date when the 2010 Commonwealth Games begin at New Delhi, I am amongst the millions of terribly nervous Indians. It ... Read more...

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Fashion Trends In Bollywood (1960 - 2010)


July 28th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The history of the fashionable trends or rather the changing trends of fashion in the Bollywood Hindi cinema date back almost to the decades of ... Read more...

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‘Third of India’s food industry unaware of safety standards’


June 9th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Nearly a third of the players in India's food industry are not aware about safety standards and related rules, as per a survey conducted by a leading ... Read more...

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Pranab hopes growth rate will climb back in 2011


April 10th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Hoping that India's growth rate would climb back to between 8.25 and 8.75 percent in 2011, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday indicated that the government might withdraw ... Read more...

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Budgetary measures will boost investment and growth: Pranab


April 2nd, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday hoped that the measures outlined in the 2010-11 budget will boost private investment and put the economy back on a 9 ... Read more...

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