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Reliance Communications stock surges on tariff hike


September 21st, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Shares of Reliance Communications Friday surged over 7 percent after it decided to hike call rates by 25 percent.At the Bombay Stock Exchange, the scrip closed ... Read more...

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NDA allocated coal block arbitrarily, says Sibal


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said here Wednesday that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had arbitrarily allocated coal blocks during 1998-2003."There were no investigations ... Read more...

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Paint industry likely to see single digit growth 2012-13


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The growth of the Indian paint industry (IPA) could shrink to single-digit this fiscal due to slackening demand following the slowdown in the automotive industry and ... Read more...

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Minister says price rise helps farmers, draws flak (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma Monday stoked a controversy with his comment that he was "happy" with price rise as it was beneficial ... Read more...

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India’s aluminium demand to grow 7-8 per cent: NALCO


August 14th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) India's aluminium demand is expected to grow at 7-8 per cent annually, B.L. Bagra, chairman of the state-run National Aluminium Company (NALCO) said Tuesday."The demand in ... Read more...

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Input costs, lack of reforms hit India Inc. business confidence


August 12th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Most in India Inc. expect stagnancy or decline in their business activities in July-September period due to high cost of borrowings, unfavourable macro-economic condition and ... Read more...

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Carborundum Universal net down by 31 percent


August 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) City-based abrasives major Carborundum Universal Ltd closed the first quarter with 6 percent sales growth and 31 percent net profit fall as compared to previous year's ... Read more...

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Bengal ration shops to continue potato sales till prices fall (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Prices of the humble potato, the common man's staple food, are likely to remain high till December, prompting the state government to continue selling the tuber ... Read more...

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Potato to be sold through ration shops in Bengal


July 25th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Prices of the humble potato, the common man's staple vegetable, are likely to remain high till December and will be sold through ration shops till prices ... Read more...

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Affordable housing hit badly in real estate slump (Comment)


July 15th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Amid economic slowdown, the drastic fall in home absorption rates this year is a matter of serious concern. The high property and home loan rates have taken the toll of sales, ... Read more...

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Metro advised to revise fares periodically


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The central government Wednesday advised metros to revise the fares periodically to offset input costs. But Delhi Metro said it had no plans to hike ... Read more...

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Consumer durables prices to go up again


June 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) If you were planning to buy a refrigerator or an air conditioner this month, do it soon. Companies are about to raise the prices of ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure record 200 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 11th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in decades, Punjab and Haryana have together recorded the highest-ever procurement figures for wheat. The neighbouring states have procured over 200 lakh ... Read more...

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Usha Martin Q4 net dips almost 60 percent


May 10th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Leading wire rope and specialty steel manufacturer Usha Martin Ltd Thursday reported a 58.75 percent dip in its consolidated net profit to Rs.14.91 crore for the ... Read more...

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Pay more for liquor, Kerala government told


April 17th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala Bottlers Federation (KBF) and the Association of Distillers, Brewers and Vintners of India Tuesday urged the Kerala government to raise the price of ... Read more...

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Pawar complains to PM on cotton, sugar exports (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the restriction on cotton exports would have an adverse impact on ... Read more...

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Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

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Maintain quality of service: TRAI to operators


March 26th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The telecom regulator has asked the operators whose licences stand cancelled following the Supreme Court verdict to ensure quality of service during the period of ... Read more...

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Budget impact: Toyota Kirloskar to increase prices


March 16th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Japanese-Indian car joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Private Ltd said Friday it would have no option but to raise the prices of its cars following the ... Read more...

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Parliament panel asks railway to hike fares to ensure safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Monday suggested to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi that the railways hike passenger fares and mobilise internal resources to ensure safety and modernisation ... Read more...

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Organic fertilisers cut input costs, raise crops’ life


February 25th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) A senior professor at IIT Kharagpur says the use of organic fertilisers not only can reduce the production cost of the farmers but also increase the ... Read more...

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Renault raises compact car Pulse price


February 23rd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) French automobile major Renault's Indian subsidiary Thursday raised the price of its compact premium car Pulse by Rs.11,000 to offset rising input costs.The vehicle was launched ... Read more...

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Love your morning cuppa? Get ready to pay more


February 9th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The humble tea is set to turn a bit pricey. A supply shortage, hike in the wages of tea garden workers and soaring input costs are ... Read more...

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Renault bets on diesel models to beat competition


December 18th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) With diesel variants now accounting for over a fourth of India's passenger car sales, French major Renault has decided to roll out this fuel's versions in ... Read more...

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Renault to increase prices of Koleos


December 14th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 14 (IANS) Renault India Wednesday said it will raise the price of its recently launched sports utility vehicle (SUV) Koleos from Rs.22.99 lakh to Rs.23.99 lakh from Jan ... Read more...

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Punjab potato growers to dump crop in Jalandhar


December 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) If potato growers of Punjab have their way, the streets of Jalandhar could soon resemble a giant dump yard. Reason? They have threatened to dump ... Read more...

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Auto sales up 22.2 percent in November


December 8th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Despite high input costs, fuel price hikes and rising interest rates, the Indian automobile sector's November sales grew by 22.22 percent at 1,489,714 units from ... Read more...

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Weak rupee will hit corporate borrowers hard


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Even as they deal with rising input costs and high interest rates, Indian companies which have raised funds from overseas sources have been dealt another ... Read more...

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DLF Q2 profit falls 11 percent


November 10th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) DLF, one of India's largest real estate developers, said Thursday its net profit fell 11 percent to Rs.372 crore in the second quarter of current ... Read more...

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Hindustan Unilever quarterly net profit rises 21.7 percent


October 31st, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Fast moving consumer goods major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) Monday reported an increase of 21.7 percent in net profit at Rs.689 crore for the quarter ended ... Read more...

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Pay Rs.1,800 per quintal of wheat: Badal


October 24th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday the price at which the government buys wheat from farmers should be fixed at Rs.1,800 per quintal for ... Read more...

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Consumer durable firms increase prices but say demand will be strong


October 18th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) High input costs, rising interest rates and a lingering weakness of the rupee might have forced them to increase prices, but Indian consumer durable firms ... Read more...

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Durga idol makers battle cost, labour shortage


September 13th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Skyrocketing prices of raw materials used for making idols and the exodus of labour to other states ahead of next month's Durga Puja have badly hit ... Read more...

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Slowdown in auto sales temporary: Minister


September 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The slowdown in automobile sales is a temporary phenomenon and domestic demand is robust, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel said Wednesday."The high-interest rates environment has ... Read more...

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SIAM hopes auto sales will pick up from mid-September


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Automobile sales in India are expected to pick up from mid-September as a precursor to the festive season, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) ... Read more...

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