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Congress looks forward to life after Mamata


September 21st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was looking forward to life after Mamata Bannerjee, adding that the exit of Trinamool Congress from the UPA will allow ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reforms under pressure: India Inc (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The industry in India Wednesday asked the government not to roll back the recent reform measures like foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reform measures: FICCI


September 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Any rollback of the recent reform measures like allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel prices to reduce subsidy would raise ... Read more...

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Volkswagen to invest over Rs.700 crore in India


September 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) German Volkswagen Group Thursday said it will invest €100 million euro (over Rs.700 crore) in its three Indian subsidiaries, including Volkswagen India, Skoda and Audi ... Read more...

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Telecom tariffs to rise 37 to 49 paise at Rs.1,400 crore reserve price: COAI


August 6th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Telecom tariffs would rise 37 to 49 paise per minute led by the cabinet's decision to fix the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction ... Read more...

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2G case: Ex-official says Raja took policy decisions


July 31st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Being the then telecom minister, A. Raja was the "final authority" to take decisions on policy matters, former department of telecommunications (DoT) official A.K. Srivastava ... Read more...

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Ready to talk to NCP: Manmohan Singh


July 25th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government was ready to talk to the NCP "on any issue", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday and stressed that there was "give ... Read more...

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No ultimatum to Congress, says NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday said it had issued no ultimatum to the Congress and only wanted "better coordination" in the United Progressive ... Read more...

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Impasse with Congress could end, signals NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Amid signals from Nationalist Congress Party that a solution could be found to its current impasse with the Congress, its leaders are expected to ... Read more...

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NCP to stay in UPA but attend no function, skips PM’s dinner (Roundup)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) standoff continued Monday with the latter saying it will continue to be an "integral part" of the UPA but ... Read more...

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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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Khurshid on ‘cameo’, party and Rahul Gandhi


July 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Cornered on what he meant by "cameo", union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said he knew the word to mean "something brilliant, like a ... Read more...

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Want out of Trinamool alliance, Congress leaders tell Chidambaram


July 6th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday faced a volley of questions from the West Bengal Congress leadership, which expressed a desire to walk out of ... Read more...

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Gogoi bats for FDI in multi-brand retail sector


June 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 9 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday called for foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail sector and said the states willing to implement it should ... Read more...

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Gogoi urges PM to implement FDI in retail sector


June 7th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 7 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has urged Prime Minister Manmogan Singh to implement the decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail."I have urged ... Read more...

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India’s central bank cuts rates to push growth (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday cut some key rates by 50 basis points in a bid to push industrial growth and stimulate economy ... Read more...

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Want UPA but won’t tolerate humiliation: Mamata (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) After ensuring replacement of Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi for hiking fares, Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said she ... Read more...

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Action plan mooted to make India global aviation hub


March 15th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) India can be a global aviation hub and the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020 if an eight-point action plan is pursued, ... Read more...

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Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court requesting time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by ... Read more...

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Government seeks time till March 2013 for 2G licence auction


March 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The central government Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking time till March 2013 for auctioning the 2G licences and allocation of spectrum, cancelled by the ... Read more...

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Pranab to present 2012-13 budget on March 16 (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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Pranab to present budget on March 16


February 7th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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We are scapegoats, say Andhra IAS officers


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Rattled by the arrest of two senior colleagues in Emaar and illegal mining cases, IAS officers in Andhra Pradesh Friday told Chief Minister N. Kiran Reddy ... Read more...

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Freezing ties: Mamata challenges Congress to walk out (Roundup)


January 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) In an indication that all is not well within the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata ... Read more...

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Congress faces opposition from allies over crucial decisions


December 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Already battling opposition attacks over the price rise and its handling of corruption scandals, the Congress-led government has been buffeted by some of its ... Read more...

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Notice to government on plea against Aligarh varsity head (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a plea alleging non-enforcement of the government's order restraining Aligarh Muslim university Vice ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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Opposition can’t dictate terms on policy decisions: Congress


November 28th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) As both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned yet again over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail, the ruling Congress Monday accused the ... Read more...

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PMK’s Ramadoss opposes FDI in retail


November 25th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Opposing the central government's move to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the single-brand retail sector, PMK founder S. Ramadoss Friday said the decision ... Read more...

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Telecom stocks rise day after draft policy


October 11th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Telecom scrips were on the rise Tuesday, a day after the draft national telecom policy proposed new norms which, among others, will allow companies to share ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes draft National Telecom Policy 2011


October 10th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The draft National Telecom Policy 2011 Monday unveiled by Communications Minister Kapil Sibal garnered huge applause by the industry, but concerns were expressed on issues ... Read more...

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Policy soon on pricing 84 natural resources


September 4th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The finance ministry will soon place before the union cabinet a note for approval on pricing of natural resources such as spectrum, petroleum, coal, ... Read more...

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2G: Unitech Wireless claims it only followed policy (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Claiming innocence in the second generation spectrum allotment case, Unitech Wireless Tuesday concluded its arguments in a Delhi court, saying this is a case where ... Read more...

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2G scam: Sanjay Chandra denies CBI allegations


August 6th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Unitech MD Sanjay Chandra, who is an accused in the 2G spectrum scam, Saturday denied the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) allegations against him saying ... Read more...

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PM endorsed all 2G policy decisions: Balwa (Second Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa Monday told a Delhi court that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee and then ... Read more...

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