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More incentives to renewable energy sector: Farooq Abdullah


September 13th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Generation-based incentives and depreciation allowance to incentivise generation of power from new and renewable sources will be at the top of the 12th Plan agenda ... Read more...

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Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... Read more...

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Reliance Life Insurance to hire 5,500 agents on payroll


August 16th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 16 (IANS) Reliance Life Insurance Company, a unit of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital, plans to hire 5,500 agents on payroll by the end of next month in a ... Read more...

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Sad that Pakistan didn’t win a single medal, says daily


August 13th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) That Pakistan, a country of over 180 million, did not win a single medal in the London Olympics was a sad reflection on the state of ... Read more...

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India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment


August 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves special incentives for electronics sector


July 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a special incentive package to promote large-scale manufacturing in the electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector.The scheme, called the ... Read more...

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IMF chief seeks integrated action to fix financial system


June 9th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) The head of the International Monetary Fund has called for further action to reform the global financial system by strengthening crisis management tools and the overall ... 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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Ukraine offered $16 million bonus for Euro 2012 triumph


June 7th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 7 (IANS) Ukraine's national football team will share a bonus of $16.2 million if they win the Euro 2012 Championship beginning Friday."Our financial incentive is better compared to ... Read more...

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Government announces sops; eyes 20 percent exports growth


June 5th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The government Tuesday set a target of increasing exports by 20 percent in 2012-13 and announced a series of measures including interest subsidy and market ... Read more...

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People fail when stakes are high, study finds


May 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) High stakes and financial bonanzas offered in sports or game shows actually drive participants to perform poorly because of the fear of losing their potentially lucrative ... Read more...

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Government to set up fund to promote R&D; in IT sector


May 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The government is planning to set up an electronic development fund to promote innovation and commercialisation of products in the IT sector."Under the draft National ... Read more...

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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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Suzuki Motorcycles suspend 3 union leaders in Gurgaon


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon (Haryana), March 23 (IANS) Tension gripped Suzuki Motorcycles India Private Limited (SMIPL), an ancillary unit of Maruti Suzuki in Haryana's Gurgaon, as the company suspended three union leaders Friday.Suzuki ... Read more...

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Economic Survey favours higher diesel prices


March 15th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Economic Survey for 2011-12 tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in parliament Thursday has recommended higher diesel prices, saying the subsidised ... Read more...

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Hope general budget doesn’t forget Bollywood: Karan Johar


March 15th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has given blockbusters like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", "Wake Up Sid" and "Agneepath", is hoping that the general budget Friday doesn't ... Read more...

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Stadium comes alive with buffaloes on the ramp!


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jind (Haryana), Feb 22 (IANS) Every time a contestant stepped on the ramp, there were no 'Uhs' and 'Aahs' that normally go with ramp shows. But there was cheering and ... Read more...

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Eight lakh volunteers to create sanitation awareness: Jairam


February 21st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly 800,000 health volunteers will be roped in to create awareness about sanitation issues in rural areas, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Bihar mulls ‘private land bank’ to woo investors


February 15th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) The Bihar government Wednesday said it will help set up a "private land bank" to ensure hassle-free availability of plots to industrialists looking to set up ... Read more...

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Zardari sets $2 bn trade target with Sri Lanka


February 11th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has called for stepping up efforts to boost bilateral trade with Sri Lanka from the current $375 million to $2 billion ... Read more...

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Industries sagging in Jammu and Kashmir


February 9th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 9 (IANS) Industries in Jammu and Kashmir are showing signs of decline despite the incentives and concessions provided by the central government since 2002.Entrepreneurs and economy watchers say ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy to grow at 4 percent: Minister


February 7th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan's economy would grow at four percent during the current fiscal year (2011-12), Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said."Despite challenges, the GDP growth would reach ... Read more...

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Russians to get $130,000 for London Olympics gold


February 4th, 2012 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government has announced awards of $130,000 to Russian athletes who win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.The government announced Friday that ... Read more...

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Air India pilots call in sick, passengers stranded (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) National carrier Air India's passengers were Saturday stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here as nearly 18 pilots called in sick, leading to ... Read more...

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Air India pilots call in sick, passengers suffer


January 14th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Passengers of early morning flights of national carrier Air India were stranded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here as nearly 10 pilots called ... Read more...

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Bengal crib deaths a larger issue: Azad


October 29th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Commenting on the recent infant deaths at B.C. Roy Children's Hospital in Kolkata, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday said the larger problem was the ... Read more...

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Green building may get incentives: Delhi Lt Governor


October 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna Friday said the government might consider incentives for Green Buildings to encourage greater energy efficiency.Green Building, also known as green ... Read more...

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Mexican singer criticises anti-immigrant laws in US


October 12th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexican singer Pablo Montero criticised anti-immigrant laws that have been enacted in different parts of the US and asked the White House to give ... Read more...

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IT policy to increase revenue to $300 billion: Sibal


October 7th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology (IT) aims to increase revenues from the sector to $300 billion by 2020 from the current $88 billion, Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab gives promotions to 5,199 police men in one go


September 24th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Police Saturday promoted 5,199 constables and head constables in one go - the highest number to be promoted together ever.Announcing a string of incentives for ... Read more...

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Kerala on a major makeover to woo investors


September 20th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is all set for a major makeover to position itself as an attractive investment destination through the "Emerging Kerala" initiative, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said ... Read more...

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816 Maoists surrender


September 6th, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A total of 816 Maoists surrendered between 2008 and 2010, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh said in ... Read more...

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RPP Infra bags Rs.1,500 crore housing project in Africa


August 29th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) RPP Infra Projects Limited Monday said it has bagged a mass housing contract worth Rs.1,500 crore from the south-western African country of Gabon."The contract ... Read more...

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Air India employees to get June, July salary by Monday


August 5th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A day after receiving approval from the government on fresh equity worth Rs.1,200 crore, the Air India management Friday said salaries due to the ... Read more...

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