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West Bengal exhorts financial players to invest in state


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The union urban development ministry and the West Bengal government Thursday exhorted banking and financial institutions to set up their branches at its International ... Read more...

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L’Oreal to set up Rs.400 crore plant in Himachal


July 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has shown keen interest in setting up a facility in Himachal Pradesh, the first in north India, state Industries Minister Kishan ... Read more...

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Bengal’s Left attacks Mamata, UPA over petrol price hike


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) West Bengal's Left parties Wednesday threatened to hit the streets against the petrol price hike and slammed the Trinamool Congress for enjoying power as a ... Read more...

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US says it backs visas to qualified Indians


May 10th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) As India announced plans to take the issue of "discriminatory" increase in US visa fees to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Washington assured it continued to ... Read more...

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Partial response to strike; banking, transport hit (Intro Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Strike evokes partial response; banking, transport hit (Roundup)


February 28th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A 24-hour nation-wide strike by 11 trade unions Tuesday remained peaceful and evoked a mixed response, but key sectors like banking and transport took ... Read more...

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Maoists caused major damage to India’s forests, says survey


February 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) While India has set an ambitious goal of increasing its forest cover to 33 percent by 2020, a Forest Survey of India report Tuesday found ... Read more...

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Congress ditched nation regarding Lokpal: Left


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of "ditching" the nation by not going for a vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, the Left parties have slammed ... Read more...

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TVS to produce bikes in Bengal for eastern India


October 29th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Two-wheeler major TVS Motor Company plans to manufacture bikes directly at the manufacturing facility in West Bengal for sales in eastern India, a minister said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Kashmir mental health institute gets excellence tag


October 15th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) In the over two-decade-long violence in Jammu and Kashmir, it treated thousands of patients with psychiatric ailments like insomnia, melancholia, schizophrenia and hallucinations. The institute of ... Read more...

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US hails Indian diaspora’s role in strengthening ties


October 11th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) With a growing Indian American community which has increasing influence, the US sees the Indian diaspora as an important partner for forging closer ties with ... Read more...

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US still backs India on UNSC seat despite Syria vote


August 24th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The United States continues to support a UN Security Council seat for India even as it's in touch with Indian officials on the situation in Syria, ... Read more...

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India, US vital markets for each other: US


July 2nd, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) Challenging the notion that US investment in India has gone down, an official has said that the two countries remain vital markets for each other and ... Read more...

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Spiritual leader slammed for ‘remark’ against Sonia


June 30th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 29 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Congress Wednesday lashed out at spiritual leader Asaram Bapu for his alleged statement against party president Sonia Gandhi at a religious function earlier ... Read more...

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Left allies condemn Lalgarh killings


January 8th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) A day after the gruesome killings of seven villagers near Lalgarh allegedly by West Bengal's ruling Left Front major Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) backed assailants, the ... Read more...

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Forest, tree cover increasing, says Ramesh


November 29th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The country's forest and tree cover has increased - by 728 and 1,106 sq km respectively, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US rejects Pakistan call to intervene in Kashmir issue


October 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Rejecting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's call to President Barack Obama to raise the Kashmir issue during his India visit, the United States has ... Read more...

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US denies Headley wives’ warnings ignored


October 19th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) The United States has admitted that one of the wives of David Headley twice warned the US embassy in Pakistan about her husband's terrorist links, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

BJP holds rally against Abdullah’s remarks


October 7th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 7 (IANS) Around 30 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were injured Thursday in a cane charge by police when they were holding a protest march here against Chief Minister ... Read more...

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The Jammu and Kashmir situation: The Azadi debate - Part II


September 18th, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Salim HaqNew Delhi, Sept.18 (ANI): The Pandits of the Kashmir Valley, currently in exile, the Dogras and Muslims of Jammu, the Buddhists of Ladhakh, the Shias and Gujjars in different ... Read more...

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India and Oman set up joint investment fund


July 14th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) State Bank of India Wednesday signed a joint venture agreement with State General Reserve Fund of Oman to to set up a $100m fund to boost ... Read more...

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US expects India to enforce Iran sanctions


July 13th, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 13 (IANS) The US says it expects India to enforce UN sanctions against Iran, but would leave it to New Delhi to decide how to convince Tehran to ... Read more...

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Share capital of Minority Development Corporation increased


July 8th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today accorded approval for increasing the authorized share capital of National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from Rs.1,000 crore to Rs.1,500 crore.The share of ... Read more...

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We endorse India-Pakistan dialogue: US


June 26th, 2010 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) The United States has expressed its appreciation for the increasing dialogue between Pakistan and India, saying it's in their self-interest and larger US interest to reduce tensions ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Overcoming India-Pakistan distrust will take time: US


May 25th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) The United States says it supports the efforts of Indian and Pakistani leaders to improve bilateral ties even as it acknowledged that it would take time to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Guards, employees of 19 banks’ ATMs threaten stir


May 14th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The Bengal Provincial Bank Employees' Association (BPBEA) Thursday called a three-day strike of security guards and contract workers of ATMs of 19 banks in West Bengal, demanding ... Read more...

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At least five die after stampede at spiritual center in northern India


April 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW DELHI (BNO NEWS) -- Five women were killed and others were injured in a stampede at a spiritual center in northern India on late Thursday, according to a local media report ... Read more...

Posted in India |

‘US in common struggle with India, Pakistan against terrorism’


March 18th, 2010 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) The United States says engaged as it is in a common struggle with Pakistan and India against terrorism, it's encouraging all round cooperation through strategic dialogues with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

141 projects to restore forest cover in northeast


March 8th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) As many as 141 projects have been implemented in the northeastern region to regenerate the forest cover and degraded forests, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US pleased Pune attack did not derail India-Pakistan talks


February 19th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) The United States has said it is "encouraged" and "pleased" that the Pune terror attack did not derail the upcoming dialogue between India and Pakistan that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan dialogue will help fight terror: US


February 12th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The US has welcomed India's proposal for a dialogue with Pakistan, saying cooperation between the two neighbours can only help joint efforts on security in South Asia including ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Forest areas are being demarcated to protect from illegal mining: Centre


December 14th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): The Union Government on Monday clarified that to make the forest areas out of bound for mining and to protect them against illegal mining, the forest areas ... Read more...

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Four public sector banks to help India become literate


November 26th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Four public sector banks - Union Bank of India, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Indian Bank - Thursday signed an agreement to help ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to make first state visit of Obama presidency


October 3rd, 2009 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) Highlighting the strong and growing strategic partnership between India and the United States, President Barack Obama will welcome Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the White ... Read more...

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Stepped-up security at railway stations during Durga puja: official


September 21st, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Security arrangements at all major railway stations across West Bengal would be stepped up during Durga puja festival following an intelligence input from the central home ministry warning ... Read more...

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