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Fertiliser makers want government to raise urea price


September 20th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Fertiliser producers Thursday urged the government to cut the subsidy on urea and raise the same on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers for a balanced use ... Read more...

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IT industry lauds PM’s move to review tax laws


July 30th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Monday welcomed the initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review tax laws pertaining to ... 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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India questions Obama views on economic reforms


July 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday questioned US President Barack Obama's perception of India's economic reality and asserted that policy making is a "sovereign" right of the ... Read more...

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New telecom policy to make India roaming-free (Roundup)


May 31st, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Indian government Thursday unveiled a new, consumer-friendly telecom policy, paving the way for free roaming and nation-wide mobile number portability."Affordability of the consumers ... Read more...

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New telecom policy seeks to remove roaming charges (Lead)


May 31st, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a new telecom policy that seeks to do away with roaming charges across the country and simplifies the licencing policy, ... Read more...

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Table CAG report on coal in parliament: CPI-M


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday asked the government to table in parliament a CAG report that has alleged huge losses to the ... Read more...

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India’s central bank infuses more money in system


January 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) After nearly two years of tight check on money supply to tame inflation, India's central bank took steps Tuesday to infuse more liquidity in the ... Read more...

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New competition policy regime from 2012: Moily


October 17th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) A new National Competition Policy that will address issues like wealth creation, inflation and growth is likely to come into effect from next year, union Minister ... Read more...

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Free trade agreement with New Zealand soon: Anand Sharma


May 10th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) India expects to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand in a time-frame of eight to 10 months, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Bury differences for growth, Sibal tells telecom operators (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Telecom operators will have to bury their differences for the growth of the telecom industry and benefit of the common man, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal ... Read more...

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Ghana offers mangoes to sweeten ties with India


February 28th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Accra, Feb 28 (IANS) Ghana has acquired 20,000 hectares of land for mango cultivation and has now asked a group of top Indian businessmen to see how it could fit ... Read more...

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Vodafone tax row will be settled amicably: Britain


January 19th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The British government is hopeful that the three-year old dispute of Vodafone's joint venture in India involving a tax claim of over Rs.11,000 crore ($2.5 billion) will ... Read more...

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German Ambassador questions Jairam Ramesh’s remarks on German Automotive Manufacturers


November 13th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): The German Ambassador to India, Thomas Matussek, said here on Saturday, that its too difficult to imagine Minister of Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh commenting on ... Read more...

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Envoy defends German cars against Jairam Ramesh’s attack


November 13th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Germany Saturday strongly objected to Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's scathing attack on German luxury cars like Mercedes Benz and BMW and asserted that German automakers are known ... Read more...

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Use of SUVs in India is criminal: Jairam Ramesh


November 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh on Friday expressed concern over heavy cars such as Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), saying the use of heavy-sized ... Read more...

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India targets 25 percent growth in exports


November 4th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India will double its exports by 2014 on the back of 25 percent annual growth and a diversified market, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday."With ... Read more...

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Sandeep Nair is MAIT president


September 17th, 2010 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Sandeep Nair Friday took over as the president of the Manufacturer's Association for Information Technology (MAIT) while Alok Bharadwaj became its vice president for 2010-11. Nair is the ... Read more...

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ONGC signs new oil and gas block contracts


June 30th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) State-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) along with its partners Wednesday signed production sharing contracts (PSCs) for 31 oil and gas blocks awarded to 23 companies ... Read more...

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Banks not to hike rates till monetary policy review


April 5th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Commercial banks will maintain a status quo on interest rates till such time the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reviews its monetary policy April 20, an ... Read more...

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Indian economy to grow 8.5 per cent next fiscal: Manmohan Singh


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today said that the Indian economy would grow at 8.5 percent during the next fiscal.Inaugurating a conference on building infrastructure hosted ... Read more...

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Double-digit growth within India’s reach: Manmohan Singh (Lead)


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Promising a renewed focus on infrastructure that will need $1 trillion in investment during 2012-17, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said India will grow at 8.5 ... Read more...

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India to grow 8.5 percent next fiscal: Manmohan Singh


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Indian economy will grow at 8.5 percent during the next fiscal, even as the government will do everything possible to ensure a mid-term target of ... Read more...

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India’s central bank hikes rates to ease prices (Lead)


March 19th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) In a bid to tame the price rise by sucking excess money out of the system, India's central bank Friday hiked two major policy rates by 25 ... Read more...

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India’s central bank hikes rates to ease prices


March 19th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) In a bid to tame the price rise by sucking excess money out of the system, India's central bank Friday hiked two major policy rates by 25 ... Read more...

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Even oil ministry said RIL has full gas marketing freedom: RNRL


December 1st, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Quoting from a host of documents, mainly the oil ministry's answers in parliament, Reliance Natural Resources Ltd (RNRL) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that Reliance Industries Ltd ... Read more...

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Govt.committee to decide on raising GDP percentage manufacturing share


November 18th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma has stated that while Indian industry had made great strides in achieving global competitiveness and becoming one of the most ... Read more...

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Oil regulator says poor response to hydrocarbon auction


October 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The response for the latest round of auction for handing over hydrocarbon assets in India for exploration and development has been "poor", with even Reliance Industries refraining ... Read more...

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Hydrocarbon regulator repeats views on Ambani spat (Lead)


October 1st, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The public spat and litigation between the Ambani brothers could adversely affect the sentiments of foreign companies interested in investing in India's oil and gas exploration, the ... Read more...

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Oil ministry policy keeping investors at bay: Anil Ambani Group


August 20th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group Thursday accused the petroleum ministry of failing to attract foreign investment in the auctions for oil and natural gas exploration blocks in the ... Read more...

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New markets for textile sector being explored


July 15th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The government is promoting an export policy regime for the textiles industry that will cover all potential markets including South East Asia, said Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran ... Read more...

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New push for foreign capital, divestment: Patil


June 4th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday said changes will be made to India's foreign investment policy regime to attract more capital from overseas, even as the government will ... Read more...

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IT hardware industry wants relaxed taxation in budget


June 3rd, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Indian IT hardware industry has called for parity in the countervailing duty (CVD) and service tax, levied on IT hardware products, in a pre-budget memorandum submitted to ... Read more...

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N-deal in bag, PM asks EU business titans to invest in India


September 30th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 30 (IANS) With a nuclear pact with France in his bag, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday underlined India's "investor-friendly policy regime" as he asked top European business leaders to raise ... Read more...

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Export duty and central excise duty on large cars revised


June 13th, 2008 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , June 13 (ANI): Union Ministry of Finance on Friday made certain changes in the rates of export duty and Central Excise duties on large cars.Central Excise duty ... Read more...

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