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L’Oreal to set up Rs.400 crore plant in Himachal


July 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has shown keen interest in setting up a facility in Himachal Pradesh, the first in north India, state Industries Minister Kishan ... Read more...

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Hope Mamata will okay FDI in retail: Basu


July 7th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu Saturday hoped that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will give a nod for FDI in retail trading.It was under ... Read more...

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Inflation to soften by mid-October: Kaushik Basu


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Inflation would continue at the 7.5 percent level till September this year, after which it is likely to go below 7 per cent, Kaushik Basu, chief ... Read more...

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India keen to invest in Indonesia’s East Java (With Image)


June 26th, 2012 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 26 (IANS) Indian companies are interested in investing in various businesses in Indonesia's East Java province, especially in steel, textile, education and human resource development sectors, a top ... Read more...

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India’s higher education is ‘world standard’: Indonesia (With Images)


June 21st, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesia and India need to increase cooperation in various fields and Jakarta welcomes investment from New Delhi particularly in higher education which is of "world standard", ... Read more...

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Britons pay Indians to become surrogate mothers: Report


May 27th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 27 (IANS) India's surrogacy industry is being used by Britons to become parents, a media report said Sunday.There are now up to 1,000 clinics, all unregulated, in the ... Read more...

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Suicides in Gurgaon: Over 100 cases in four months


May 11th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 11 (IANS) When Dana Sangma, an MBA student and niece of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, committed suicide in her hostel room April 24, she was following in ... Read more...

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Vodafone plea denied as Mukherjee says ‘India no tax haven’


May 8th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday declined to roll-back a change in the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to tax foreign firms for capital ... Read more...

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Don’t succumb to US on retail trade: CPI-M


May 7th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the Indian government not to succumb to the US on the issues of opening up retail ... Read more...

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Poland remembers Tagore, sways to Gurudev’s musical


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, May 3 (IANS) Poland has been paying glowing tributes to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary and it was an enthralling dance musical by ... Read more...

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Mexican students surrender 29 buses seized in protest


March 19th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Morelia (Mexico), March 19 (IANS/EFE) Students at a college in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have surrendered 29 buses they had held since last weekend as part of a ... Read more...

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Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

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US company acquires Randstad’s Indian payroll business


January 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) US company Automatic Data Processing (ADP) has acquired the Netherland-based Randstad Holding's Indian payroll business for an undisclosed sum to access the high-growth human resources ... Read more...

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25 injured in clash with Dhaka police


December 30th, 2011 - 8:31 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 30 (IANS) Twenty-five activists of an environment protection group who tried to lay siege to the energy ministry in Dhaka were injured during a clash with police.The activists ... Read more...

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FDI in retail: Complete shutdown in Himachal


December 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments were closed in almost all towns in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as traders protested the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Karnataka may prove scandals don’t deter investors


November 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 29 (IANS) Karnataka, which has been in the news more for corruption scandals than the robust show by its iconic IT firms in the face of global ... Read more...

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Pros and cons of foreign equity in retailing


November 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Following are the main issues raised by those in favour of foreign equity in multi-brand retailing and those opposed to it:Those against:- It will lead to closure of tens of thousands ... Read more...

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The pros and cons of foreign equity in retailing


November 24th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The following are the main issues raised by those in favour of foreign equity in multi-brand retailing and those opposed to it:Those against:- It will ... Read more...

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Cash-for-votes, 2G national shame: Advani


November 16th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 16 (IANS) Taking a dig at the central government, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Wednesday said here that securing the vote of confidence ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan meeting ‘dubious’ character raises eyebrows


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Kerala chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan's meeting in the wee hours of Sunday with a man being probed by three government agencies has begun to ... Read more...

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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...

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India, China to see growth in BPO sector by 2015


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Key economies like India and China will see growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) market with rise in demand for outsourcing services in customer ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NRI businessman offers rural students scholarships


August 5th, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) An Oman-based Keralite businessman will offer scholarship for rural students from across the country to do a post-graduate course in management at the Asian School of ... Read more...

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Foreign takeover of Indian drug-makers leaves ministry worried


August 4th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The department of pharmaceuticals has expressed concern over the impact on domestic medicine prices due to a spate of takeovers of Indian drugs makers by ... Read more...

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Demand to designate Goa port as pharma export zone


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) The Rs.6,500 crore pharmaceutical industry in Goa will stand to benefit by millions of rupees if Mormugao is scheduled as a designated port for exports of ... Read more...

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Trinamool ally against opening of retail trade sector


July 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Trinamool Congress ally Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) has termed as "sinister" the United Progressive Alliance government's move to open the retail trade sector to ... Read more...

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Women in India love to travel for work: Survey


July 7th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) More women than men prefer to travel for work in India while tools like Skype and video-conferencing are taking a toll on outbound business travel ... Read more...

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IGNOU diploma can get you job at BHEL


June 29th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday said its advanced diploma in mechanical and electrical engineering has received recognition from the Bharat Heavy Electricals ... Read more...

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Kerala’s aphrodisiac man out to prove Musli potency


June 25th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) Ahead of the Kerala High Court hearing on the state government ban on popular herbal aphrodisiac Musli Power X-tra, its maker has offered a Rs.10 crore ... Read more...

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CPI-M to launch movement against corruption, black money


June 12th, 2011 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 12 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said it would consult the other Left parties to launch a movement to demand measures to curb corruption in ... Read more...

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Crumbling infrastructure, climate change add to Karnataka’s woes (Letter from Bangalore)


June 6th, 2011 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 6 (IANS) Be it environmental, political or infrastructural, Karnataka is facing mounting challenges.Besides weathering political instability, two reports - one by a group of experts on climate ... Read more...

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Two Nigerians among three held for cheating


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Three people, including two Nigerians, have been arrested for cheating people by sending them fake messages and e-mails stating that they have won prizes from ... Read more...

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Hyundai Motor recognises workers’ union


May 14th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) The Indian subsidiary of South Korean automobile maker Hyundai has finally accorded recognition to a workers union after years of refusal.With the recognition of the United ... Read more...

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Workers in China’s Apple factories forced to sign ‘no suicide’ pledge


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, May 2 (ANI): Workers in China's Apple iPad and iPhone factories were forced to sign pledges that they would not attempt to kill themselves, an investigation has revealed.An investigation of the ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Left Front calls shutdown for endosulphan ban


April 26th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) Kerala's ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has called for a state-wide shutdown Friday to protest the central government's stand not to clamp a ban on ... Read more...

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