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GDP growth will return to 9 percent: Moily


September 18th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Power Minister Veerappa Moily Tuesday said that the country's GDP growth would soon return to 9 percent as the power sector is set to deliver a ... Read more...

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Indian firms to cut capital expenditure by 14 percent


July 25th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Indian companies are likely to reduce capital expenditure by 14 percent in the current financial year due to "policy logjam" and slow economic growth, a survey ... Read more...

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Suspended judge sent to police custody in bribery scam


June 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 29 (IANS) A special court in Andhra Pradesh Friday sent suspended judge T. Pattabhirama Rao to police custody for two days in connection with the cash-for-bail bribery scandal ... Read more...

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HRD ministry for quality education in madrasas


June 27th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The union human resource development (HRD) ministry has set up a consultative committee for implementing a scheme for providing quality and modern education at madrasas, ... Read more...

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CII to hold FoodCon 2012 in Chennai in July


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will organise the FoodCon 2012: Conference on Advanced Technologies for Global Food Market here July 27, a statement from the ... Read more...

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India-US talks open with call to harness full potential of ties


June 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) India and United States opened their strategic dialogue Wednesday with a call to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship encompassing strategic, economic and ... Read more...

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Science Express-Biodiversity Special flagged off


June 5th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) To spread awareness about the biodiversity of the country, the Ministry of Environment and Forests along with the Department of Science and Technology Tuesday launched ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches online course on biodiversity


May 14th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) said Monday it will launch a new online course on biodiversity from July."The Appreciation Programme on Sustainable Management ... Read more...

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Indian books on spirituality a big draw (Lead)


May 12th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) Books on Indian spiritualism are in great demand in foreign countries, and even the Chinese are impressed, National Book Trust (NBT) director M.A. Sikander said Saturday."Books ... Read more...

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Indian books on spirituality a big draw, says NBT chief


May 12th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 12 (IANS) The books on Indian spiritualism are in great demand in foreign countries, and even the Chinese are quite impressed with their neighbouring people's spiritual richness, ... Read more...

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CESC net up 137 percent in Q4 backed by tariff hike


May 8th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Backed by 13 per cent tariff hike, power utility CESC Ltd., an RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group company Tuesday reported a 137.5 percent jump in its net profit ... Read more...

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Avoid protectionism, Indian envoy tells US (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) India's Ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it is retrogressive and hinders economic growth and ... Read more...

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Indian envoy cautions US against protectionism


April 28th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked American students to be alert to the "stifling effects" of protectionism as it hinders economic growth and development in the ... Read more...

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Slow growth, high interest could impede loan growth: HSBC


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, Thursday said India's slow growth rate and high interest rates could hurt loan growth in the country going ahead."I think we ... Read more...

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Impose ban on KMSS: Arunachal government


December 31st, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Dec 31 (IANS) The Arunachal Pradesh government Saturday urged New Delhi to impose a ban on the Krishak Mukti Samaj Samity (KMSS), a farmer's group in Assam spearheading the ... Read more...

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Need to produce innovators, entrepreneurs, says president


November 25th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 25 (IANS) Calling for spreading education to one and all in the country, President Pratibha Patil Friday said a "comprehensive education system" must produce innovators and entrepreneurs.Addressing ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Turkey sign media cooperation agreement


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan and Turkey have inked a media cooperation agreement, it was reported here.The Anadolu Agency of Turkey and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) signed the memorandum ... Read more...

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Highlights of judgment on Shivani Bhatnagar murder


October 12th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday acquitted former Indian Police Service officer R.K. Sharma and two others in the 1999 murder of journalist Shivani Bhatnagar. ... Read more...

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Future Group to exit non-core business


September 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Retail chain Future Group Friday said it would consider exiting non-core business to lower debt and fund its growth plans.The company will divest its stake ... Read more...

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IGNOU to have a centre for diasporic studies


September 9th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will soon be setting up a centre for 'Diasporic Studies' at its campus here."The university is in the ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls cross-border economic zone with China


August 21st, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan plans to build a cross-border economic zone with railway linkages covering its Gilgit-Baltistan region and the neighbouring Xinjiang region in China, Pakistan's Ambassador to China ... Read more...

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No ‘Bharat Mata’ backdrop for Hazare


August 21st, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After coming under criticism in April, Team Anna has done away with the "Bharat Mata" backdrop at the Ramlila ground here - a picture ... Read more...

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India asks Pakistan to act against Hafiz Saeed, LeT (Lead)


August 3rd, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A week after talks with Pakistan, India Wednesday said it wanted to have "constructive relations" with its neighbour, but Islamabad must ensure "an environment free ... Read more...

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Gadkari calls for strong global framework against terrorism


July 17th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has called upon the international community to join hands to strengthen the global framework against terrorism in the ... Read more...

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Two-wheeler used in Mumbai blast identified: Home secretary (Lead)


July 15th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Investigating agencies have identified the two-wheeler in which one of the bombs of Wednesday's Mumbai serial blasts had been planted, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu demands full quota of coal for power units


July 9th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Saturday demanded from the central government the full allotted quota of coal for the state's power stations.Tamil Nadu Minister for Electricity Natham R. Viswanathan ... Read more...

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PM should come under Lokpal: Sushil Modi


June 30th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi Thursday said the prime minister should come under the purview of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan influenced Rana trial: India (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan has not been playing fair with India, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday, indicating that Islamabad had influenced the US trial of terror ... Read more...

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Pakistan must come clean on 26/11: Krishna


June 10th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Pakistan has not been playing fair with India, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Friday and agreed that Islamabad had blocked the trial of terror ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

17 percent jump in visa applications for Australia


May 27th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There has been a 17 percent increase in visitor visa applications for Australia this year, underlying the fast expanding linkages between the country and India ... Read more...

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India-Africa symposium emphasises media partnership


May 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 21 (IANS) An India-Africa Media Partnership Symposium was held Saturday in Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa, in line with the 2nd Africa-India Forum Summit to be held ... Read more...

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Power Finance Corporation to raise lending rate


May 11th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the financial institution dedicated to power sector financing, will shortly raise its lending rate to adjust it according to current market ... Read more...

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Patil calls for interaction between academic institutions of developing world


April 28th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius) Apr 28 (ANI): Asserting that India has always been willing to share its experience with all other developing countries, particularly traditionally close friends like Mauritius, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil ... Read more...

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India offers help in stopping proliferation of WMDs


April 21st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 21 (IANS) India has welcomed the extension of the mandate of the Committee on proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons for 10 years and has ... Read more...

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Not able to detect lies may be sign of dementia


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) Getting the aged to analyse videos of chatting people would show up whether they are able to detect sarcasm and lies and so help diagnose degenerative ... Read more...

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