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Subbarao moots producer price index to measure inflation


July 17th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday mooted a producer price index (PPI) that would be able to measure inflation more accurately.According to Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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US files complaint over China car duties


July 6th, 2012 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday filed a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China for imposing duties on US-made vehicles.China started to impose anti-dumping and countervailing ... Read more...

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RIL to invest Rs.1 trillion in five years: Mukesh Ambani


June 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) plans to invest nearly Rs.1 trillion ($18 billion) on expansion of its retail, petrochemical and telecom businesses in India over the next ... Read more...

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‘India has substantially reduced oil imports from Iran’


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) In the face of US sanctions on Iran, India has significantly reduced its oil imports from the country, though rising oil prices have caused immense ... Read more...

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Boeing got illegal US subsidies: WTO


March 13th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 13 (IANS) World's leading planemaker Boeing received over $5 billion in illegal US government subsidies, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Monday in a ruling.The US government had ... Read more...

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Is Indian handloom dying a slow death?


December 14th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Their handspun silks and cottons are sold for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of rupees and top names endorse their products. But ... Read more...

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Bengal to have solar policy soon: Minister


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) The West Bengal government will declare a policy on solar energy after Durga Puja festivities, minister Manish Gupta has said."Solar energy is being promoted actively by ... Read more...

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China fights rats with stray cats


August 20th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 20 (IANS) More than 100 stray cats that used to roam the streets in a Chinese province have now been collected and organised into a team to fight ... Read more...

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Deprived US youths win scholarship through basketball


June 26th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, June 26 (IANS/EFE) An American organisation is helping underprivileged youths who play outstanding basketball attend university on sports scholarships.The Miami All Stars is a non-profit institution that promotes basketball ... Read more...

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Air India to focus on innovative regional routes to shore up growth


May 23rd, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said that it will focus on innovative regional routes, including tier-two and tier-three cities, to shore up its domestic market ... Read more...

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Public sympathy for Chinese woman who killed two kids


May 18th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) A Chinese woman who poisoned her twin teenaged sons because they were partially paralysed has drawn sympathy from over 1,000 people who wrote a joint letter ... Read more...

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Eight million more Chinese to get health cover


March 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 10 (IANS) Eight million more Chinese will be covered by health insurance in 2011, the human resources and social security ministry has announced.The latest move will bring the ... Read more...

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900 percent fee hike by McGill University fuels anger


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 2 (IANS) Canada's world-famous McGill University, which is the first-choice destination for Indian and other foreign students seeking to study in this country, faces fine for 900 percent ... Read more...

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Inclusive Development Strategy Focusing on Income and Non-Income Dimensions Required: FM


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The Economic Survey 2010-11, presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament today, states that the development process of the country needs to continuously strive for ... Read more...

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Oil India’s Q3 net profit up 26.58 percent


February 5th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) State-run Oil India Saturday reported an increase of 26.58 percent in its net profit, which stood at Rs.907.98 crore in the third quarter of the current fiscal as ... Read more...

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Post offices to distribute unique ID number


February 4th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Indians will get their unique identification number from post offices.An agreement to this effect was signed here Friday by the department of post and the Unique Identification ... Read more...

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China to stick to its national family planning policy but seek improvements


December 21st, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 21(ANI): China will stick to its national family planning policy, but improve its policies in aspects like reproduction, migration and gender equality to achieve a more balanced and sustainable population ... Read more...

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TDP chief Naidu begins hunger strike demanding relief for farmers


December 17th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Dec.17 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandra Babu Naidu and his supporters began an indefinite hunger strike here on Friday to protest the lack of remuneration for flood-hit farmers.Naidu said ... Read more...

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Women power calls the shot at Mumbai film fest forum


October 24th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) When asked if Indian women filmmakers need government subsidies like in Sweden, eight emerging women directors in a unison replied "No", with an ... Read more...

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Honda Launches Compact Fit Hybrid, Takes On Toyota


October 11th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 11, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Fit subcompact model from Honda saw a hybrid version being unveiled last Friday. This particular model is likely to become the most inexpensive ... Read more...

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President Obama signs the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010


March 30th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday the historic Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which will end government subsidies to banks for guaranteed federal ... Read more...

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Oz women were better off in the 1950s, claims new report


February 10th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women were better off in the 1950s than they are now.According to the Daily Telegraph, the report claims that at present women ... Read more...

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CPI-M warns against raising cooking gas prices


February 6th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday warned the central government not to implement recommendations to raise cooking gas prices by Rs.100 a cylinder and demanded a food ... Read more...

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Government spends Rs.49 cr to increase tea production


January 18th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The government Monday said it has spent about Rs.49 crore from the special purpose tea fund set up to increase productivity through replantation and rejuvenation of old ... Read more...

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Maintaining Kolkata port a liability: Government


November 25th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) The shipping ministry has expressed concern over the mounting navigability maintenance costs of Kolkata and Haldia ports and asked authorities to justify the existence of these ports. To ... Read more...

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Senate committee approves US health reform bill


October 14th, 2009 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (DPA) A key Senate panel Tuesday approved a major overhaul of US health care coverage, moving President Barack Obama's top domestic priority one step closer to fruition. The Senate ... Read more...

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‘Rich nations must help developing world fight climate change’


September 26th, 2009 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Pittsburgh, Sep 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says developed nations would need to provide funding and affordable technology to developing nations in return for any commitments to fight climate change. "There ... Read more...

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Political parties are not covered under RTI, says CIC


July 31st, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31(ANI): The Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that political parties are not covered under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.Dismissing a petition filed by an RTI applicant, Balwant ... Read more...

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Change in fertilizer subsidy policy can help India save crores, ensure food security: Greenpeace


July 1st, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Moving away from current Government subsidies on synthetic fertiliser that lead to poor soils and less food, and investing in ecological farming will have triple benefits: save ... Read more...

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World Bank warns of rising protectionism amid global recession


March 18th, 2009 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) The World Bank warned Tuesday that protectionism has been on the rise across the globe since the financial crisis plunged the world into recession, despite government promises to ... Read more...

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India can generate 2,500 MW from waste: Assocham


March 16th, 2009 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With efficient recycling technology, India can generate about 2,500 MW of electricity from the metro's waste in the next three years at a cost of Rs.3 billion ... Read more...

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Bengal government offers sops to transporters owning old vehicles


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday offered financial sops to bus and taxi operators to persuade them to stop using vehicles more than 15 years old by March 31as ... Read more...

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Berlin music hall that staged Marlene Dietrich’’s first performance faces bankruptcy


September 4th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 4 (ANI): The Friedrichstadtpalast music hall in Berlin, where actress Marlene Dietrich made her debut, is reportedly on the brink of bankruptcy. An official in the citys culture department ... Read more...

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China’s growth to slow to 10.4 percent this year: report


June 17th, 2008 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 16 (Xinhua) China's economy will grow at a slower rate of 10.4 percent in 2008 because of lower external demands and tightening of domestic policy, a report said Monday. The ... Read more...

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Economic forum focuses on food crisis


June 17th, 2008 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
DPA Kuala Lumpur, June 16 (DPA) Business leaders and government ministers called Monday for international action on soaring food prices at an economic forum in Malaysia's capital while governments were blamed for causing ... Read more...

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