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PM to address nation on FDI in retail and other reforms


September 21st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation Friday night to explain why his government is going forward with economic reforms, especially allowing overseas investment ... Read more...

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Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

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IIP grows 0.1 percent in July, government calls meeting to revive manufacturing (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew in July, reversing the contraction in June, but at a marginal 0.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed ... Read more...

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Industrial output in July grows at 0.1 percent


September 12th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial production grew in July, reversing the contraction in June, but at a marginal 0.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed Wednesday.According ... Read more...

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India should ensure investment safety: German envoy (Interview)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India should ensure policy and judicial stability that will help counter the negative sentiments of late about investment climate in the country and ease flow ... Read more...

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Kerala woos prospective investors from Karnataka


July 20th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The Kerala government is wooing captains of industry in Karnataka to make the coastal state a preferred investment destination."We are willing to go the extra mile ... Read more...

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Three keys to make India-US ties soar


July 16th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) A leading US think tank has proposed three key focussed policy initiatives - a bilateral investment treaty, accelerated defence trade and educational collaboration - to unleash ... Read more...

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Indian MPs, US think tank discuss policy issues


July 6th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) A group of 11 visiting Indian MPs and a leading US think tank have discussed the need for focused policy initiatives to accelerate India's economic growth ... Read more...

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Remove non-tariff barriers in pharma sector: India


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government will raise at various international fora the issue of non-tariff barriers imposed by the US and European countries on the import of Indian ... Read more...

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All is not well at South Block, still


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The acrimony and bad blood between Indian Army chief, Gen. V.K. Singh, and the defence ministry headed by A.K. Antony may seem to have ... Read more...

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Rainfed-dryland farming needs more investment (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for more investment in agriculture, especially in rainfed and dryland farming, to achieve food ... Read more...

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Food grain production could hit record 250 mn tonnes: PM (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Record 250 mn tonnes food grain production in 2012-13: PM


February 15th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Premji expects quicker policy initiatives after assembly polls


January 21st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Wipro chairman Azim Premji Friday hoped that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would get pro-active on policy initiatives after the elections to the five ... Read more...

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Germany calls for European rating agencies after S&P; downgrade


January 16th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Europe needs to create independent credit rating agencies and stop relying solely on leading US-based agencies, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said during his visit ... Read more...

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France loses 3A-rating from S&P;


January 14th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced Friday to cut the 3A-rating of France and ratings of several other European countries including Spain and Italy, saying ... Read more...

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President to chair governors’ panel meet


December 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Thursday chair a meeting of the committee of governors on rainfed farming, which will discuss policies for promotion of ... Read more...

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Direct tax code to come into force from April 2012: Pranab


December 7th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The long-awaited Direct Tax Code (DTC) that seeks to simplify tax laws by lowering the tax rates and bringing more people and firms within ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma writes to parties clarifying FDI stance


November 28th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The government was conscious of the "livelihood concerns" of small retailers, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told political leaders Monday in an effort ... Read more...

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Comments from India Inc. on foreign equity in retail trade


November 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India Inc. overwhelmingly welcomed the government decision to allow up to 51 percent foreign equity in multi-brand retail trade and 100 percent in single-brand format. ... Read more...

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Industry lauds decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail


November 24th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India Inc Thursday welcomed the cabinet's decision to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and said it would help bring ... Read more...

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Inflation will slow by March, says Pranab; opposition flays claim (Roundup)


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday inflation would come down to 6-7 percent by the end of the current fiscal and to a "more ... Read more...

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More private participation in R&D; needed: Ashwani Kumar


November 12th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The government is exploring ways and means to significantly enhance the engagement of the private sector in industrial research and development (R&D;), union Minister of State ... Read more...

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FICCI, Exim Bank suggest initiatives for African economies


October 10th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 10 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Exim Bank of India Monday suggested policy initiatives for African economies to achieve sustainable ... Read more...

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India rejigs manufacturing competitiveness council


September 26th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The government has reconstituted the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council which is responsible for formulating policies to boost industry growth under the chairmanship of V. Krishnamurthy.The ... Read more...

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Software, services sector to grow to $105 bn by 2014


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The software and services sector has the potential to grow to $105 billion by 2014 and $225 billion by 2020 from $58.7 billion in 2009, ... Read more...

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Exempt Tamil Nadu from common medical entrance test: Jayalalithaa


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) Strongly protesting the central government's move to conduct a nationwide common entrance exam for admission to undergraduate and post graduate medical courses, Tamil Nadu Chief ... Read more...

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Pranab meets industrialists to allay India Inc concerns


August 1st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) To allay concerns of India Inc, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday held a marathon meeting with top industrialists, including Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani, Sunil ... Read more...

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Soon half of India’s power from private sector: Power Minister (Interview)


July 24th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has promised reform and an enabling policy environment that will ensure half of India's electricity is generated and distributed ... Read more...

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Landmark manufacturing policy to boost growth, create 100 mn jobs (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India will soon have a national policy on manufacturing that will help create 100 million additional jobs and boost the sector's GDP share to ... Read more...

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Opposition files privilege notice against Chandy


June 4th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Kerala's opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) Saturday slapped a notice of breach of privilege against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for making policy announcements publicly when the ... Read more...

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India to support Afghanistan in building media capacities


May 24th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Afghanistan for building capacities in that country for development of media policies, graphic designing, broadcasting activities ... Read more...

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Weakened US, a laughing stock of the world : Trump


April 18th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr. 18 (ANI): Billionaire Donald Trump has described the United States as the laughing stock of the world in so far as its foreign policy initiatives are concerned.Trump, who ... Read more...

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MAT imposed to stop tax distortion: Official


April 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) is imposed in the special economic zones (SEZs) to stop distortion in direct taxes for the better interest of the country, a ... Read more...

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Emerging economies spur global recovery: IMF


February 24th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The global economic recovery is advancing with strong growth in key emerging economies - China, India, Indonesia and Turkey - and growing intra-regional trade, particularly in ... Read more...

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