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‘Town’ of illegal migrants found in Moscow


September 8th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS) Law enforcers in the Russian capital have discovered "a whole town" of makeshift cabins in Moscow, where about 2,000 illegal migrant labourers live, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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Heavy rains increase water in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh has further increased the water level in the Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, dam ... Read more...

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Water rises in Himachal’s Pong dam


August 21st, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) The water level in Himachal Pradesh's Pong dam, which meets the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, rose again due to continuous moderate to heavy ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks approval for Rs.53,825 crore infrastructure project


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's approval for the Kochi-Palakkad National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), a Rs.53,825 crore mega industrial infrastructure project, according to State ... Read more...

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More people lose job in Sweden


August 18th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 18 (IANS) The unemployment rate in Sweden has reached 4.6 percent, which was 4.2 percent last year, reported the Swedish media. The number of unemployed people was 214,000 ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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China’s FDI drops (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 17 (IANS) China attracted $12 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in June, 6.9 percent lass than a year earlier, it was announced Tuesday. The figure took the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s current account surplus rises


July 9th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's current account balance recorded a surplus of $754 million in July-May period of the 2011-12 fiscal ended last month, a central bank official said.Quoting Bangladesh ... Read more...

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Punjab opposes service tax on foreign remittances


July 8th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Punjab, which has a substantial NRI population has opposed the 12 percent service tax on remittances from foreign countries, an official said Sunday. The cess ... Read more...

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Measures to improve market conditions Monday: Pranab (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was "concerned, not depressed" over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government ... Read more...

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We will improve market condition: Pranab


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was concerned over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government would soon ... Read more...

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Rivulet gushes out while digging Rohtang tunnel


June 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Manali (Himachal Pradesh), June 4 (IANS) A geological surprise in the form of a rivulet has sprung up during work on a tunnel below the 3,978-metre Rohtang Pass in Himachal ... Read more...

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1,500 tourists enter Myanmar every day by air


May 23rd, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 23 (IANS) After its progress towards democracy following years of military rule, Myanmar has seen a huge inflow of tourists, with 1,500 people arriving every day by air, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Antarctic ice shelf faces threat from warm waters


May 10th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 10 (IANS) Scientists have punched holes in Antarctic's viability by refuting the prevalent assumption that its Weddell Sea ice shelves would remain impervious to global warming due to ... Read more...

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Firms non-compliant with SEBI norms to face action


May 7th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Monday warned of action against companies not complying with its norms on public shareholdings even as ... Read more...

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Remittances to India rose to $64 billion in 2011: World Bank


April 27th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India remains the top recipient of money from diaspora as total remittance flow to the country is estimated to reach $64 billion in 2011, almost ... Read more...

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Foreign direct investment into South Korea grows


April 5th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Korea grew 17 percent in the first quarter due to a growth in inflow from advanced economies such as Europe ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Record tourist arrival is peace dividend : Kashmir minister


March 27th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora said Monday that a peaceful 2011 has been the year of making history in terms of arrival of ... Read more...

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‘Record tourist arrival in Kashmir is peace dividend’


March 26th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Minister Nawang Rigzin Jora Monday said 2011 had been a historical year for the state in terms of arrival of record number ... Read more...

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Government’s plea for Vodafone verdict review dismissed (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a setback for the government, the Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed its plea seeking a review of its verdict quashing the income tax order asking ... Read more...

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Abduction will affect tourism in east India: Tour operators


March 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Tour operators in eastern India have warned that the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will have an adverse impact on the inflow ... Read more...

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Israel to deport South Sudanese


March 19th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel will begin deporting thousands of South Sudan nationals from April following rising distress over the inflow of African refugees and labour migrants through its western ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil takes new measure to stabilise currency rate


March 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced Monday a new measure aimed at checking the inflow of foreign speculative capital and stabilising the exchange rate of the ... Read more...

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Half million Bangladeshis employed overseas in 2011


February 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Over half a million Bangladeshis found overseas jobs in 2011 as the remittance-reliant country witnessed a boom in overseas employment after two dull years following the ... Read more...

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Government seeks review of Supreme Court’s Vodafone verdict (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Indian tax authorities Friday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on its verdict in a Rs.11,218 crore ($2.2 billion) tax dispute favouring ... Read more...

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Junior doctors’ strike continues in Andhra


February 12th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Emergency services in Andhra Pradesh's government-run hospitals remained crippled Sunday as junior doctors demanding hike in stipend continued their strike, causing severe inconvenience to patients. Five ... Read more...

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Invest India inks deal with Mauritian board


February 8th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Invest India, a joint venture of the government and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Wednesday signed an agreement with the ... Read more...

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2G verdict will have no impact on foreign investments: Moily


February 6th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court judgment regarding cancellation of 2G licences will have no impact on the inflow of foreign investments in the country, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa ... Read more...

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Indian markets rally for the fifth straight week (Weekly market review)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Indian equities markets rallied for the fifth consecutive week with investors buoyed by the hope that the economy could shrug off the sluggishness of the ... Read more...

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Rupee climbs to 3-month high of 48.68 against dollar


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian rupee climbed to a three-month high of 48.68 against the dollar on the back of continued inflows of funds by overseas investors into ... Read more...

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Africa targets free trade area by 2017 (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Africa will target the establishment of a continental free trade area by 2017, said a document issued here at the closing of the 18th summit ... Read more...

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Sensex rises for fourth straight week; up 495 points (Weekly market review)


January 28th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets rallied nearly three percent in this week's trade, closing in the positive for the fourth straight week on ... Read more...

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Putin urges tougher migration policy for Russia


January 27th, 2012 - 8:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS) Russia should toughen its migration policy and continue to maintain a visa-free regime with former Soviet republics, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Thursday."Russia is not going ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Larsen and Toubro’s third quarter net profit up 18 percent


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Monday reported a 17.96 percent rise in net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.991.55 crore from ... Read more...

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Sensex gains for third straight week, up 584 points (Weekly market review)


January 21st, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets rallied almost four percent in this week's trade, closing in the positive for the third week in a ... Read more...

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