physical infrastructure

Non-Resident Keralites backbone of state economy: PM


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described non-resident Keralites (NRKs) as the backbone of the state's economy."More than two million NRKs work in the Middle East ... Read more...

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Satellite imagery to implement regional plan


July 11th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The government will use satellite imagery to observe the pattern of land use in Delhi and adjoining states and monitor the implementation of environmental norms, ... Read more...

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India failed to optimally use science and technology: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Observing that there was lack of optimum use of science and technology for development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that the profile of science ... Read more...

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‘Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia’


May 30th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."In order ... Read more...

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Global Centre for n-energy coming up near Delhi: PM


March 27th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 27 (IANS) India is making "good progress" in establishing a Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership with off-campus courses being conducted even as the physical infrastructure is ... Read more...

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Korean brands are household names in India: PM


March 25th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) With some 300 South Korean companies having a presence in India and many of them a household name, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Sunday ... Read more...

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India, South Korea boost business, defence ties; ease visa norms (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 25 (IANS) India and South Korea have targetted doubling their annual trade to $40 billion by 2015, even as they boosted defence ties and signed a pact ... Read more...

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India should play larger role in global economy: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India needs to play a larger role in the global economy, especially on issues related to trade, capital flows, financial regulation and climate change, ... Read more...

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Jairam criticises Kalam’s PURA, launches his own version


February 24th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thalikulam (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) Slamming former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's concept of PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) as a failure, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday launched ... Read more...

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Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

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Tax benefits to SMEs urged


February 13th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) wants the government to extend tax benefits to small and medium IT firms on par with those given ... Read more...

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Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers


February 1st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, adding that the government was taking steps to improve the state of the ... Read more...

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Companies have no choice but to be in India: Ashwani Kumar


January 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Davos (Switzerland), Jan 27 (IANS) India and China will emerge as the only destinations for companies seeking business as Asia will lead the world economic growth in the coming decade, ... Read more...

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Mexico rolls out supercomputer


January 27th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Mexican scientists inaugurated Latin America's No. 2 supercomputer by size and speed, with the ability to process 24.9 trillion operations per second, authorities said.The computer, ... Read more...

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Notices to 300,000 Pakistanis who don’t pay taxes


December 24th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 24 (IANS) Pakistan, which is facing a disappointing economic scenario, is sending notices to 300,000 people who don't pay their taxes.Federal Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has directed ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy needs a boost: Zardari


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday stressed the need for efforts to improve economic conditions in the country.Zardari also spoke of the need to address the ... Read more...

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Moody’s raises India’s local currency debt rating


December 21st, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Ratings agency Moody's Wednesday raised India's local currency debt rating by one notch to Baa3, matching it with the country's foreign currency bond grade.With the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy is faltering: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan's economy is faltering, a Pakistani daily said Wednesday, suggesting should be a vision to pull the country out of "this sinkhole".The annual report of ... Read more...

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Regional centre for biotechnology gets cabinet nod


October 25th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In a bid to drive innovation and create more jobs in the area of biotechnology, the government Wednesday approved legislation to establish a regional ... Read more...

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Balance needed between privacy, security: Sibal


September 21st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It is necessary to maintain a balance between the needs of privacy of individuals and genuine security concerns of the state while dealing with challenges ... Read more...

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India’s foreign trade institute to set up shop in Uganda


September 18th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government-run Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is setting up its first overseas campus in Uganda to assist students of African nations understand ... Read more...

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Wipro’s first rural BPO centre comes up in Tamil Nadu


August 26th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 26 (IANS) India's third largest IT bellwether Wipro Ltd Friday opened its first rural back office for providing business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to global clients in Tiruvarur ... Read more...

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Top priority for infrastructure in next plan: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Infrastructure development will get top priority in the next Five Year Plan that starts 2012, especially to reach development to far flung areas that ... Read more...

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New thinking needed to save Presidency, say experts


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Innovative thinking is needed to restore the past glory to Presidency University, that was earlier the Presidency College and produced gems like Swami Vivekananda and ... Read more...

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$315 mn ADB loan for Karnataka road projects


July 20th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving a $315 million loan for improving state highways in Karnataka. This is the first loan assistance from ADB ... Read more...

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Schulich business school to set up campus in Hyderabad


July 11th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 11 (IANS) Schulich School of Business of York University, Canada, has joined hands with India's leading infrastructure Group GMR to set up its campus here.The campus is coming ... Read more...

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Social audit highlights flaws in Uttar Pradesh power scheme


June 23rd, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) After bringing a ray of hope to the power-starved locals, a central government-backed rural electrification scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district failed miserably due to ... Read more...

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Southern states lagging in growth: CII


June 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 16 (IANS) The growth rate of gross state domestic product (GSDP) of the four southern states has been slowing down in recent years and requires focused attention on ... Read more...

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Slovenian prime minister seeks investments from India


June 16th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 15 (IANS) Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor Wednesday urged Indian companies and entrepreneurs to explore investment opportunities in his central European country."Though we are on the safe ... Read more...

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Half of infrastructure projects delayed, states told


April 17th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 percent of centrally funded infrastructure projects were found to have been delayed, following which the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has ... Read more...

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President Patil underlines need for development of North-East


March 10th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kohima, Mar 10 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday said the accelerated development of the North-Eastern region, which has contributed much to the richness of the nation, is fundamental for the ... Read more...

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Highlights of India’s Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Following are the highlights of India's Economic Survey for 2010-11 tabled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha:* Economy predicted to grow by 8.6 ... Read more...

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Survey predicts 8.6 percent growth, higher inflation


February 25th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India's Economic Survey for 2010-11 has predicted a 8.6 percent growth for the current fiscal while sounding concern over inflation and the fall in factory output.Finance ... Read more...

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India, Indonesia MoUs focus on infrastructure development


January 25th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and Indonesia Tuesday signed $15.1 billion worth of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for investments in Indonesia, mainly focused on developing airports, rail and power plants in ... Read more...

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Tata Teleservices to invest Rs.500 crore in Gujarat


January 18th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Tata Teleservices, a telephone and broadband service provider, Tuesday said it will invest Rs.500 crore in Gujarat for third generation (3G) mobile phone services and for expanding the ... Read more...

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