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Chidambaram gets into African Development Bank


August 24th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has been appointed India's governor on the board of governors of the African Development Bank, an official statement said Friday.Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Arvind Mayaram appointed economic affairs secretary


July 26th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Arvind Mayaram, a 1978 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service, will succeed R. Gopalan as economic affairs secretary at the end of this month.The ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises in May but recovery probability low (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises by 2.4 percent in May (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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FDI in retail at appropriate time: Official


July 5th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The Indian government has scope to reduce its borrowings while it is waiting for the right political atmosphere to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, ... Read more...

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Government assures help to revive mutual fund business


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The government Monday said it would work in association with market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to help revive the mutual ... Read more...

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India raises overseas investment limit in government bonds (Roundup)


June 25th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a bid to prop up the battered rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday hiked the limit of overseas investments in government ... Read more...

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RBI to notify steps to revive economy, rupee: Mukherjee (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would announce measures later in the day to help revive the battered ... Read more...

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Pictures of politicians, film stars removed from Kerala jails


June 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 17 (IANS) The authorities Sunday removed photographs of politicians and film stars from major jails across Kerala and were also preparing to shuffle prisoners, an official said.Such photographs ... Read more...

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CPI-M lacks inner party democracy: Expelled leader


June 12th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) Lashing out at the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) for lacking inner party democracy, expelled party leader Anil Basu Monday said the ongoing rectification process ... Read more...

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Reselling the India story: road shows kick off in the Gulf


June 9th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai/New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Road shows highlighting India's growth potential to attract sovereign funds and other investors kicks off in five Gulf countries of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ... Read more...

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Politics then and now: Nehru, Ambedkar didn’t object to cartoon (Comment)


May 19th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
What is noteworthy about the cartoon row is that neither Jawaharlal Nehru nor B.R. Ambedkar found anything objectionable about it when it was published in 1949. Nor did all the ... Read more...

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In six decades, a sea change in Indian parliament (Lead) (May 13 is 60th anniversary of parliament)


May 12th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) When it opened six decades ago, it was a highly revered institution, packed with stalwarts who won freedom for India and where debates were ... Read more...

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IFC to take 15 percent stake in two SunEdison companies


May 10th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of World Bank, will be investing Rs.75 crore ($14.5 million) towards 15 percent stake in two holding companies of solar ... Read more...

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Kudankulam protesters assaulted, talks cancelled (Second Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) A civil group spearheading the protest against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) called off talks with the central government-appointed experts panel after the former's members were ... Read more...

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CRR cut will ease liquidity problems, says Pranab


January 24th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) decision to cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by half a percentage point will help ease the liquidity ... Read more...

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JPC: Mukherjee had seen, not approved, 2G note, says official


January 12th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A top official Thursday clarified that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had merely "seen" and not approved a background note questioning P. Chidambaram's role in ... Read more...

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India to join new convention to fight black money


November 4th, 2011 - 1:41 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) India told the G20 Summit here Thursday that it has been an active member of the global battle against black money and will soon sign the ... Read more...

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India, Iran hold talks to end oil payment row


October 5th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Senior officials of India and Iran have held "detailed and constructive discussions" to resolve the oil payment dispute, an official statement said Wednesday.A high level ... Read more...

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Rs.40,000 crore disinvestment target will be met: Official


September 13th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government will be able to meet the targeted Rs.40,000 crore through divesting its stake in public sector undertakings during the current financial year, ... Read more...

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Kamal Haasan to star in Gokulam Gopalan’s next


August 31st, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Businessman-cum-film-producer Gokulam Gopalan, who shot to fame after making "Pazhassi Raja", has finalised Kamal Haasan for his next, which is again a historical about Tipu Sultan ... Read more...

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US rating downgrade positive, negative for India: Official


August 7th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 6 (IANS) The downgrading of the US long term credit rating by global rating agency Standard and Poors (S&P;) from AAA to AA+ has positive and negative features ... Read more...

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Pranab meets industrialists to allay India Inc concerns


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) To allay concerns of India Inc, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday held a marathon meeting with top industrialists, including Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani, Sunil ... Read more...

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Pranab to visit Britain to discuss trade ties, reforms


July 24th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is to pay a day-long visit to Britain for a ministerial-level economic dialogue to be held in London Monday to ... Read more...

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India, US to begin dialogue to boost trade, investment


June 27th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) India and the United States kick off what is billed as their "highest level" economic engagement here Monday with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and US ... Read more...

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Pranab to sell India’s growth story on US visit (Lead)


June 26th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Washington beginning Monday will be focused on reassuring foreign investors that India continues to be an attractive ... Read more...

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Pranab to address US-India economic summit Monday


June 26th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will Monday address senior officials of the US government and top Indian and American businesses at an economic summit in ... Read more...

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Air of defeat sets in at CPI-M Delhi office


May 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) As the 34-year uninterrupted rule of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front in West Bengal nears its end, the party office in ... Read more...

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India wants World Bank to raise lending limits


April 17th, 2011 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) India has asked the World Bank to take measures to enhance the lending limits which are constraining the ability of India and other developing countries to ... Read more...

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Government to stick to fiscal deficit target, borrowing limit


April 9th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indian government will meet the fiscal deficit target during the current fiscal and not exceed its borrowing limit, top finance ministry officials said ... Read more...

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Raja, 11 others formally charged in 2G spectrum case (Roundup)


April 2nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Formal charges running into 127 pages, with over 80,000 sheets in annexure, were filed against former telecom minister A. Raja, eight other individuals and three ... Read more...

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India to borrow $55.6 bn in first six months of 2011-12


March 25th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Indian government said Friday it would borrow Rs.2.5 lakh crore ($55.6 billion) in April-September period, which is 60 percent of the total budgeted market ... Read more...

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2,500 Indians sent to deportation center in 2010, says Indian embassy in Doha


February 28th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Manama, Feb.28 (ANI): Nearly 2,500 Indians in Qatar, including 154 women, were sent to the deportation centre in 2010, said the Indian embassy in Doha.Presently there are 94 Indians, including five women, ... Read more...

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Direct taxes are major resource for undertaking development work: Pranab Mukherjee


February 26th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that direct taxes are now the major resource provider to the Central Government for undertaking developmental work.Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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‘Overseas Indians can enroll names in voters list online’


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Feb 20 (ANI): Vayalar Ravi, the Indian Cabinet Minister of Overseas Affairs, has said that the online enrollment process of 'Indian expatriates' in the voters' register is being finalised, but added ... Read more...

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