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Bangalore to get India’s first IT investment region


June 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Bangalore will have the country's first Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) for knowledge-based industries, including software and hardware firms with entire supply chain, an official said ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest aerospace hub near Bangalore soon


June 4th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Leading infrastructure developer Sun Forest City Ventures Ltd. will build one of Asia's largest hubs for the aerospace industry near Bangalore with an upfront investment of ... Read more...

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Indian exports grew by nearly 50 percent in February


March 10th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Secretary Rahul Khullar today said that India's exports have registered a growth of 49.8 per cent during February 2011, at 23.6 billion dollars.Talking to ... Read more...

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India, ASEAN commerce ministers meet in Delhi


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.2 (ANI): Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met the Commerce Ministers of Thailand, Philippines and Singapore, who are here with a team of delegates, to attend the India- ... Read more...

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Modi’s global investor summit promises Gujarat $333 bn (Roundup)


January 12th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the state's 5th biennial global summit here Wednesday with investment commitment of a whopping $333 billion on the ... Read more...

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U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood receives recommendations from aviation advisory committee


December 16th, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday received recommendations from a federal advisory committee on how to address challenges faced by the U.S. aviation industry.Among the recommendations ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to float bids for financial city in October


September 9th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will float international competitive bids next month for the proposed Chennai Financial City, a top government official said Thursday. "Consultancy firm PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) are ... Read more...

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Indian industry split on FDI cap in defence manufacturing? (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) India Inc. seems split on capping foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence manufacturing with a leading lobby asserting Monday that this should remain at the present 26 ... Read more...

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New index for measuring inflation from next month likely


July 20th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government is likely to use a new index for measuring inflation from next month, Industry Secretary R.P. Singh said Tuesday. "We are in the process of seeking ... Read more...

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Pepsi factory in Kerala also causing problems: Achuthanandan


June 1st, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday said that soft drink major Pepsi's factory in Palakkad district was causing serious problems to the locality it was situated in, similar ... Read more...

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Kerala industry secretary in trouble, speaking for Coke


May 26th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 26 (IANS) Kerala Industry Secretary T. Balakrishnan, who is of the rank of additional chief secretary, appears to be in trouble over his remark early this week seemingly favouring soft ... Read more...

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Punjab to explore three-shift system in industry


February 13th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) The Punjab government will examine the possibility of legalizing the three-shift system in the industry, as prevalent in Tamil Nadu, to increase productivity and ensure more employment opportunities ... Read more...

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Wipro seeks 50 acres near Bangalore airport for IT park


February 5th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Global software major Wipro has applied for 50 acres of land near the Bangalore international airport for setting up an IT park, an official said Friday. "Wipro has applied ... Read more...

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India, Britain in major defence and security push


July 12th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 12 (IANS) A 60-strong Indian business team representing the defence and security sectors - the largest such from the country - is to visit Britain in September ... Read more...

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West Bengal plans to build small port


May 15th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to build a small port at the mouth of the Hooghly river, a senior government official said here Friday. The government earlier planned ... Read more...

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Chinese automakers meet Buddhadeb


April 13th, 2009 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Chinese auto major First Automobile Works (FAW) officials Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and discussed proposals for setting up an automobile manufacturing facility in the ... Read more...

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Singur people want Nano back: Buddhadeb


March 28th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Global auto major Tata Motors may have moved out its Nano plant from the state but the people of Singur still want the project, says West Bengal Chief ... Read more...

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Indonesian firm wants to build port in West Bengal


February 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The Indonesia-based Salim group, part of a consortium that is constructing a chemical hub at Nayachar island near Haldia in West Bengal, is also interested in building a ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian trade potential in petroleum, mining sectors: Kamal Nath


February 15th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Trade Minister Kamal Nath today said there are extensive opportunities available in India for joint ventures/investments by Canadian companies in sectors such as infrastructure, automobile, power ... Read more...

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No dip seen in India’s foreign investment inflows: Official


November 26th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India sees no let up in the inflow of foreign direct investment despite the global economic crisis and decision will be taken soon to further liberalise policies ... Read more...

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‘West Bengal should have bought land in the 1950s, 60s’


November 20th, 2008 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) West Bengal could have avoided the present land problem it was facing in setting up industries if only it had purchased land in the 1950s and 1960s like ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government wants 80 percent jobs for locals


November 17th, 2008 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) The Democratic Front government in Maharashtra Monday asked industries in the state to provide between 50 to 80 percent jobs in various categories to locals.In a government resolution ... Read more...

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Ashok Leyland, Nissan to set up plants in Tamil Nadu (Lead, changing dateline)


September 8th, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland Ltd and Japan-based Nissan Motor Co Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government on setting up a ... Read more...

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ONGC plans offshore supply base, onshore terminal


July 31st, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India's flagship upstream company Oil and Natural Gas Corp has announced plans to build an integrated offshore supply base and an onshore terminal in the east coast ... Read more...

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Nine years on, court issues notice on Chennai steel market


July 14th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 14 (IANS) Government decisions often remain only on files to be forgotten -- but a 9-year-old unimplemented order has drawn notice of the high court here following a PIL. A ... Read more...

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Salim Group eyes food processing, healthcare in West Bengal


June 7th, 2008 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Indonesia's Salim Group, which is investing in various projects in West Bengal, including a chemical hub, would also explore the possibility of pumping in money in the state's ... Read more...

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Fiat plans $300 mn investment in Argentina


May 23rd, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by admin
Buenos Aires, May 23 (IANS) Italian automobile giant Fiat has announced a $300 million investment plan in its existing plant in Argentina to produce auto parts for export, EFE news agency reported ... Read more...

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Steel prices to come down in a month


April 1st, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) India is considering reducing steel prices by 10-20 percent within a month to check the soaring inflation, Commerce and Industry Secretary G.K. Pillai has said. "The government ... Read more...

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Nanotechnology is the future for Indian firms: Commerce Secretary


March 25th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar.25 (ANI): The Indian growth story is continuing and moving forward at a steady pace overcoming problems, said Commerce and Industry Secretary G.K. Pillai while speaking at the Chem ... Read more...

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Government to meet Goa’s SEZ developers


February 25th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The central government will hold discussions with 12 of Goa's special economic zone (SEZ) developers. The state government has recommended the scrapping of these SEZs. The government ... Read more...

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West Bengal to start bidding process for deep-sea port


February 21st, 2008 - 11:38 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government is all set to prepare a document for the interested developers to directly bid for its upcoming deep-sea port project. "At a meeting with ... Read more...

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