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Shed fear, invest in Afghan opportunity: India (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India Thursday unveiled its vision of promoting economic rejuvenation and stability of Afghanistan by asking companies from the region to invest in that country in ... Read more...

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Afghanistan woos Indian investors assuring high returns (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Dispelling security fears, Afghanistan Thursday assured Indian investors a business-friendly environment and said there are 17 key sectors, including mines, cement, steel and agriculture, in ... Read more...

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Afghanistan minister shores up investor confidence


June 28th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) In an attempt to dispel fears over security, Afghanistan Thursday said investors would not only be rewarded with significant returns but also play an important ... Read more...

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India’s SMEs welcome 100 percent FDI in single-brand retail


January 27th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Welcoming the government's decision to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment in single-brand retail, India's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) say the mandatory 30 percent ... Read more...

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30 percent sourcing from Indian SMEs, says government


November 28th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Ahead of the official notification allowing up to 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail, the government Monday clarified that 30 percent mandatory procurement ... Read more...

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Pranab’s budget has Rs.8,000 crore for Kashmir’s development


February 28th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said Rs.8,000 crore would be given as special developmental assistance to the troubled Jammu and Kashmir in the current fiscal. This ... Read more...

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We need to look beyond students’ fee hike: IIM Calcutta director


October 8th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Options other than students' fee hike should be generated to augment the source of income of institutes, director of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) Shekhar Chaudhuri ... Read more...

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Rural employment schemes a boon for West Bengal villagers


August 20th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 20 (ANI): Rural folk living on the outskirts of Kolkata have welcomed the various employment opportunities generated through financial aid by the Government social schemes like the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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HIV-positive people demand free medicines from Tamil Nadu Government


May 7th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, May 7 (ANI): HIV-positive people from the Tamil Nadu Networking People (TNNP) with HIV/AIDS staged a demonstration here on Friday demanding free medicines and basic testing facilities from the state government.They ... Read more...

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Growth without equity is meaningless: Prime Minister


April 21st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday the Indian economy would grow at 8.25 percent in the current fiscal, but this will have little meaning unless there ... Read more...

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RBI asks nationalised banks to reach far-flung areas


February 21st, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 21 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked nationalised banks to provide banking services in all villages, far-flung areas and human habitations in the country, RBI deputy governor ... Read more...

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Oz Haat Charity Fair in Delhi from Saturday


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese will inaugurate the Oz Haat Charity Mela on the front lawns of the high commision this Saturday.Showcasing Indian NGO vendors, the ... Read more...

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Australia gives Rs.10 lakh grant for Mumbai Magic Bus project


November 20th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.20 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese today presented a cheque for Rs 10,00,000 to Magic Bus for the provision of sport and personal development training to 240 underprivileged children in ... Read more...

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Government calls of early implementation of Women Empowerment Schemes


October 28th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): The Centre has urged the State Governments to expedite and effectively implement Economic and Social Empowerment Schemes for the Women.Inaugurating the State Ministers' meet to review ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh gets over hundred crore grant for tribal development


September 16th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has sanctioned a grant in aid of Rs. 116.90,50,000/- for Madhya Pradesh as regular allocation to bring rapid development in tribal areas ... Read more...

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A move to decongest Mumbai: 133,00 flats in periphery


June 2nd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) In a major initiative to decongest Mumbai and provide affordable houses to middle class families, 133,000 flats will be constructed near the city jointly by the development and ... Read more...

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Flats for 43,000 low-income Mumbai families planned


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The city's development authorities and a leading realtor will construct a rental housing project for about 43,000 low-income families, it was announced Tuesday. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges young MPs to lead renewable energy revolution


May 21st, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India's young MPs have been urged by NGO Greenpeace to lead a "renewable energy revolution and save the planet from the gravest danger it faces - ... Read more...

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Greenpeace urges young MPs to lead a renewable energy revolution


May 21st, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): A day before the announcement of the cabinet, Greenpeace has urged the young Members of Parliament to stand up to the 21st century challenge of making ... Read more...

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Surrendered ULFA cadres help fellow Assamese


January 16th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by ANI
Dibrugarh (Assam), Jan.16 (ANI): A group of former United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) cadres have formed Asom Vikas Mancha (AVM) to render free services to the poor and downtrodden people ... Read more...

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Premier US basketball league players give computer lesson


July 5th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) It was an altogether different experience for students of a vocational training school for poor children Saturday as they received computer lessons from premier US basketball league ... Read more...

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President launches Gateway Portal to connect with rural poor


July 4th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil launched the Governments multi-lingual portal India Development Gateway (InDG) in New Delhi today to connect with the rural people by providing information on ... Read more...

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Gurkha war hero humiliated by UKs National Health Service


June 25th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Ailing Gurkha war hero Tul Bahadur Puns humiliating treatment in Britain continues. On Tuesday, the Hospital Income Generation Manager of Britains National Health Service (NHS), Andy Finlay said ... Read more...

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US consulate to campaign against trafficking in India


April 30th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The US consulate general office here, in collaboration with a leading NGO Apne Aap Women Worldwide, has launched an information campaign against the problem of human trafficking in ... Read more...

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Potatoes could alleviate global food crisis


April 16th, 2008 - 3:24 pm ICT by admin
London, April 16 (ANI): They might be derided for contributing to expanding waistlines but potatoes may be the solution for alleviating the global food crisis.Researchers at the International Potato Centre, in ... Read more...

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Six projects for benefit of unorganised sector cleared


April 5th, 2008 - 8:43 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) The National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) has cleared six pilot projects in six states to enhance income generation of people working in the unorganised ... Read more...

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More bad than good in Uttarakhand camping, river rafting?


March 31st, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by admin
Bangalore, March 31 (IANS) River rafting and camping along the Ganga in Uttarakhand is leaving behind a trail of negative socio-cultural impacts, cautions a study on the subject. "Tourism needs to be ... Read more...

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Reliance Capital starts grassroots initiative


March 3rd, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital Ltd Monday joined hands with microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Maharashtra and Gujarat to deepen the penetration of microfinance at the grassroots level. Anil Ambani's ... Read more...

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