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BRICS urged to develop small, medium enterprises


July 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South Africa and other BRICS members should prioritize the development of small and medium enterprises as a way of quick job creation to benefit communities and ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up IT and electronics policy next week: Sibal


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The union cabinet might take a call on the proposed IT and electronics manufacturing policy next week, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday."Yesterday (Tuesday) cluster ... Read more...

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Pakistan issues guidelines on exporting conventional arms


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan has promulgated guidelines on the export of conventional arms and ammunition, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to ... Read more...

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Structural, administrative reforms needed for developing education: Sibal


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) Regretting that 14 legislations, including the Educational Malpractices bill and Foreign Education providers bill, were pending in parliament, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Monday ... Read more...

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South Africa’s new policy to combat cyber crime


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, March 13 (IANS) South Africa has approved a policy that will address security threats related to cyberspace, combat cyber warfare and cyber crime, state-run news agency BuaNews reported.The cabinet ... Read more...

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Will carry along our allies in parliament: Narayanasamy


March 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will carry along its allies on all issues on the agenda in parliament, V. Narayanasamy, minister of state in the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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China money supply to increase 14 percent


February 18th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) China's central bank has set a target of 14 percent growth rate for its money supply in 2012.M2, an important gauge of money supply, mainly includes ... Read more...

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Court ruling will lead to consolidation, fresh investment (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The cancellation of 122 telecom licences by the Supreme Court Thursday would lead to clarity in the telecom policy framework, encouraging investment and accelerating growth ... Read more...

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National Postal Policy to be announced in 2012: Sibal


February 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A policy targeting expansion and modernisation of the postal network would be announced this year, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday and added that ... Read more...

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S&P; downgrades Hungary credit rating to junk


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Standard & Poor's, one of the top three global ratings agencies, announced Wednesday that it had cut Hungary's sovereign credit rating to "junk" status, saying it ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to draft new IT policy: Jayalalithaa


December 21st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday said her government plans to come out with a new policy on information technology (IT) to catapult the state ... Read more...

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South-South cooperation to benefit LDCs: Report


November 17th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) South-South cooperation can be conducive to the emergence of an effective and stronger state in the least developed countries (LDCs), according to a latest report ... Read more...

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Debt should be seen in comparison to size: Mallya


October 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines' debt should be seen in comparison to the company's size, chairman Vijay Mallya said Monday, adding that the carrier has nine years to ... Read more...

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Business aviation players form association


October 21st, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Thirty-nine business aircraft operators, representing 65 percent of the country's fleet in this category, have formed an association to define standards for the sector and promote ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s trade deficit is $15.58 bn


October 13th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan's trade deficit for 2010-11 was a staggering $15.58 billion, the national assembly was told.Minister for Commerce Makhdoom Amin Fahim Wednesday said the overall deficit for ... Read more...

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Opportunity in developing electronics system: Pilot


August 30th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot Monday said there is a huge opportunity in developing the electronics system and design manufacturing (ESDM) ... Read more...

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India needs more foreign policy experts: Omprakash Mishra


August 12th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India needs hundreds of new foreign policy scholars and experts to tackle the challenges of the current global situation, says eminent foreign policy expert and ... Read more...

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India pitches for greater US investment


August 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Nirupama Rao, India's ambassador-designate to the US, Wednesday pitched for greater American investment and underlined the need to create more common ground between India and ... Read more...

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Renewable energy sector welcomes diesel price hike!


June 26th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) The hiked fuel prices may have enraged the political parties, people and India Inc but there is a section that welcomes the move. The renewable energy ... Read more...

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Farm mechanisation essential to improve agriculture: CII


June 12th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Considering the limited availability of land, industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has recommended intensification of agriculture through increased farm mechanisation."Identification of farm mechanisation ... Read more...

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Bring transparency in AIDS programme: Civil society


May 17th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A civil society delegation which met National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) officials, Tuesday recommended that it put in place a transparent policy framework in planning ... Read more...

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In Jharkhand, the forest is like a mother to Adivasis


May 4th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Aloka Kujur Ranchi, May 4 (ANI): For Adivasis, the forest is their provider, taking care of food, medicine, firewood and herbs. Forest produce like lac and mahua are sold in the ... Read more...

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Private sectors of India, Pak to be facilitated: Zafar Mehmood


April 28th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 28(ANI): Private sectors of Pakistan and India will be facilitated for the benefit of the people and the greater goal of economic prosperity of both countries, Pakistan's Commerce Secretary Zafar ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India has world’s highest number of still-births: Lancet


April 14th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) A total of 22 babies were born dead out of every 1,000 births in India in 2009, the highest number of still-births in the world, ... Read more...

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India’s solar power mission on schedule


March 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the progress of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), India's ambitious mission to ramp up its solar ... Read more...

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CCS considers proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations: Krishna


March 11th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister SM Krishna informed that the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met today and considered proposals with regard to conduct of anti-piracy operations in the ... Read more...

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Five teenage Maoist girls surrender to police in Orissa


January 7th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Keonjhar (Orissa), Jan.7 (ANI): Five teenaged Maoist girls have laid down their arms in front of top police officials in Orissa's Keonjhar District.They surrendered their arms and ammunition in the presence ... Read more...

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CII proposes bio-diesel price hike


January 2nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) The government should raise the price of bio-diesel obtained from the jatropha plant to support the bio-diesel industry's sustainability efforts, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) says.In ... Read more...

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Telecom sector needs policy certainty: Assocham president (Interview)


December 12th, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Even though the Indian telecom industry is growing the fastest in the world, a stable policy framework is crucial to maintain the expansion and ... Read more...

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Falling industrial output won’t affect growth target: Ahluwalia


November 14th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A sharp fall in India's industrial output in the last two months is an aberration and the government is confident of achieving 8.5 percent economic growth during ... Read more...

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Sibal calls for paradigm shift in education (Lead)


November 11th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Calling for a paradigm shift in the education sector, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday said a framework was needed for investment for expansion of higher ... Read more...

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Micro finance has great potential, says SBI chief


October 30th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Regulators should take steps to sort out the controversies surrounding micro finance institutions (MFI), as they play an important role in economic growth, State Bank of ... Read more...

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Sibal moots neighbourhood libraries


October 16th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday mooted a neighbourhood book policy, with libraries and reading rooms across the country."The aim should be that in ... Read more...

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India, Vietnam plan joint army training


October 13th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 13 (IANS) India Wednesday announced a slew of measures to expand its defence ties with Vietnam, including joint training of armies and support to strengthen and upgrade the capabilities of ... Read more...

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Suzlon Energy bags Rs.1,149 crore wind power order


September 21st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's wind turbine manufacturing major Suzlon Energy Tuesday said it has won a 202 MW order from a Kolkata-based Techno Electric Group for Rs.1,149 crore ($251.69 million). ... Read more...

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