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Russia-US simplified visa agreement comes into force


September 10th, 2012 - 6:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An agreement between Russia and the US on simplifying visa regulations between the two countries came into force Sunday (Sep 9).Moscow and Washington had signed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nitish Kumar opposes FDI in retail


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that he was not in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state and virtually ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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Pranab Unplugged: Nuggests about India’s new president


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Interesting and little-known nuggets about Pranab Mukherjee, who has been elected India;s 13th president* Mukherjee is among the handful of Indian politicians to have held the three key ministries ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Spectrum is already liberalised since 1999: Vodafone


July 16th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone India said Monday it was concerned about the liberalisation of spectrum recently announced by the Department of Telecom (DoT), as a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Time calls Manmohan an underachiever (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who as India's finance minister in 1991 ushered in reforms that liberalized the economy, has been termed by Time magazine ... Read more...

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Pakistan has stalled on punishing Mumbai suspects: Daily


July 7th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has "continued to stall on trying to punish" the Mumbai terror attack suspects, increasing Indian frustration, said a leading Pakistani daily following foreign secretaries' ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’ (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

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‘Qatar needs to ensure better protection of Indian workers’


April 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Doha, April 7 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Qatar, constituting nearly one-third of the Gulf country's population, has called for better protection of their interests, especially of low ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Strengthening CPI-M need of the hour: Karat


April 4th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 4 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Wednesday called for strengthening the party, saying only the Left and democratic parties could provide an ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Pakistan moving towards MFN status for India: Gilani


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has urged Asian countries to establish regional harmony and sustainable development through increased trade and economic growth. He said Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India-ASEAN trade to reach $80 bn: Official


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Giving more thrust to trade with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), India is expecting to clock $75-80 billion trade with the ten-nation bloc at ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sensex up 101 points after Mukherjee concludes budget speech (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday was ruling 101 points higher as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee finished his 110-minute budget speech laden with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New thinking needed in Pakistan, India ties: Daily


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) New thinking and untried solutions are the need of the hour in Pakistan, India ties, said a daily while noting that both countries were on the ... Read more...

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US pushes services liberalisation with Indian study


February 18th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Suggesting that US services imports faced discrimination in important emerging markets such as India, China and Indonesia, Washington has cited an Indian case study ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan trade can reach $10 bn by 2015: CII


February 9th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Pakistan can reach $10 billion by 2015, from $2.7 billion registered in 2010-11, if tariff and non-tariff barriers are removed, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Congress promises jobs, citizen’s charter in UP vision document


January 27th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress Friday released its vision document for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, promising to create 20 lakh jobs in the state in the next five ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India Inc welcomes 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the government's move to allow 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail."This is a welcome move with a clear potential to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail (Roundup)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly-owned international brands will need ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russian president pardons 27 convicts


January 10th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In keeping with what has become a yearly tradition at Christmas, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pardoned 27 convicts, serving various prison terms.Medvedev, who has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Development should be pro-poor, says Medha Patkar


December 27th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Development should depend on resources, capacities and needs of the local population rather than dictated by forces of globalisation, social activist Medha Patkar said Monday.Delivering ... Read more...

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Over 1,000 Kashmiri youths offered jobs


December 17th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 17 (IANS) More than 1,000 youths Saturday got on-the-spot employment offers from private companies in and outside the state, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.At a ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s overt support to terror has diminished: Chidambaram


December 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistan has not delivered on its promise to bring the 26/11 perpetrators to justice, Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said, adding that Islamabad's overt ... Read more...

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Uproar in Rajya Sabha over FDI decision, house adjourned


November 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday witnessed noisy protests from the opposition over the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Usual rancour missing from Pakistan-India ties’


November 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The main concern of Pakistani businessmen of adequate opportunities to work in India must be addressed, a leading daily said Thursday, noted that the usual rancour ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Off to new boom town, with Mark Tully (IANS Book Review)


November 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Non Stop India"; Author: Mark Tully; Publisher: Penguin India; Price: Rs.499; Pages: 357It is a muddle of a new kind. An anti-corruption crusade which has united Indians as a single ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Highlights of manufacturing policy


October 30th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Salient features of the first national manufacturing policy: -- Creation of 100 million additional jobs in the next 10 years. -- Increasing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25 percent by 2022 ... Read more...

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Flydubai to start flights to Belgrade


September 19th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai Monday announced the launch of flights to Belgrade from November.Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai, said: "We are committed to opening up routes previously underserved ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian delegation to tap Africa’s IT market


August 30th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Aug 30 (IANS) An Indian business delegation is to visit Nigeria and Ghana as part of an African tour in order to tap into the continent's growing IT ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Must revive ‘animal spirits’ of our businesses: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for the revival of "animal spirits" among businesses and said the adverse impact of growing cynicism due to ... Read more...

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Liberalisation hasn’t led to education for deprived sections: Apex court


May 17th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the notion that liberalisation and free-market economy in India would generate wealth which the government would use for providing higher ... Read more...

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India has emerged stronger over last 65 years: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Stating that India has emerged stronger over the course of about 65 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi is well prepared to address developmental ... Read more...

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India positive to liberalise visa regime with Pakistan: Chidambaram


April 1st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that India is positive to liberalise visa regime with Pakistan to facilitate greater people-to- people contacts between the ... Read more...

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Wrongdoers in 2G will be dealt with severely: PM (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said anyone found guilty in the 2G spectrum scam would be "severely dealt with under the due process of law", but ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Case against daughter-in-law unfair, says Binayak Sen’s mother


January 25th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Jailed rights activist Binayak Sen's mother Tuesday termed as "unfair" the police case against his wife Ilina for allegedly not informing the security forces about the participation of ... Read more...

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