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Brazil looks to private sector to bolster infrastructure


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 133 billion reais ($65.5 billion) plan to improve Brazil's infrastructure and spur economic growth.The plan, which will involve awarding private ... Read more...

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India creating architecture to ensure cyber security: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India is creating a "coherent and comprehensive" security policy to deal with the "anarchic new world" of cyber threats, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators (Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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4 IITians make it to MIT TR35 list of young innovators


March 11th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) IIT-Bombay has emerged as the hottest centre for innovation in the country with three of its alumni - V.S.K. Murthy Balijepalli, Nitin Joshi and Vanteru ... Read more...

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PM pushes use of ‘green’ inland waterways


January 28th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) In a bid to tap the vast potential for bulk transportation of goods at low cost through inland waterways, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has ... Read more...

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UN committed to end suffering in Horn of Africa


August 26th, 2011 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Aug 26 (IANS) The UN has assured African countries that it is committed to work with them to end the suffering, currently gripping the Horn of Africa, ... Read more...

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Rs.2 bn bill shakes Pakistan’s earthquake authority


June 27th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) An earthquake authority in Pakistan has received a staggering Rs.2 billion bill for design and consultancy services while it has only Rs.1 billion budgeted this ... Read more...

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When India went to Mohali (Roundup)


March 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Unnatural quiet on the street and excited huddles around TV screens at homes, pubs and open squares in countless towns and villages… bustling India ... Read more...

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Over 4,000 ex-LTTE rebels rehabilitated in Sri Lanka


October 16th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 16 (IANS) Over 4,000 former Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka have been rehabilitated and reintegrated in the society, officials said Saturday."We have rehabilitated over 4,000 former Liberation Tigers of Tamil ... Read more...

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UAE workers should get equal number of holidays: Gulf News


September 11th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 11 (IANS/WAM) Employees of private sector firms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should be given holidays equal to the number of government holidays, the UAE's newspaper Gulf News ... Read more...

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Less duty hours for Abu Dhabi workers during Ramadan


August 10th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 10 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi government Tuesday announced a regulation reducing the working hours for employees of private firms from eight hours to six hours a day during the holy ... Read more...

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India’s crude oil production continues to rise


June 29th, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India has seen a substantial rise in crude oil production in the last six months, buoyed by the production increase in the private sector. The latest figure for ... Read more...

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Prices of consumer goods to go up: Assocham


June 21st, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prices of consumers goods are likely to rise further over the next six months, the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) said Monday, basing ... Read more...

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US to continue long standing accountability measures for Pak aid


September 17th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.17 (ANI): The United States has made it clear that it would maintain a tight vigil on the aid being given to Pakistan to ensure that the funds are being used ... Read more...

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India’s defence offsets policy to fetch $10 bn by 2011: Study


April 9th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) India's defence offsets policy that mandates the reinvestment in the country of a percentage of all big ticket deals is expected to bring in $10 billion by ... Read more...

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Corporate ad spend to dip up to 35 percent: ASSOCHAM


April 2nd, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Corporate India's budget for brand promotion and entertainment will fall by nearly 32-35 percent in 2009-10 on account of the current meltdown, an industry lobby said in ... Read more...

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Industry wants 49 percent foreign investment in defence sector


December 14th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has called for a hike in existing foreign direct investment (FDI) ceiling for defence from 26 percent to ... Read more...

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India to help South Africa beneficiate minerals


October 22nd, 2008 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 22 (IANS) India has offered to assist South Africa in mineral beneficiation, a media report Tuesday said.Citing Indian ministry of mines Secretary Shantanu Consul, the daily Business Report said India ... Read more...

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Eyeing India’s $150 bn nuclear pie, US sending trade team in December


October 16th, 2008 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States has reassured India of reliable fuel supply for its civilian reactors while announcing a nuclear trade mission to India in December that seeks a share ... Read more...

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Drip irrigation sprinkles hope over farmers in Rajasthan


July 9th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy Kaladera (Rajasthan), July 9 (IANS) Amid fear and despair triggered by falling water levels and uncertain rains has come hope for farmers in Rajasthan in the form of "sprinkle ... Read more...

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Tatas, Infosys among world’s 15 most reputed firms


June 5th, 2008 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 5 (IANS) India's Tata Group has been ranked the world's sixth most reputed company and Infosys Technologies 14th in the annual 'Global 200: The World's Best Corporate Reputations' list ... Read more...

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India aims 124 mn tonnes steel output by 2012


May 23rd, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India's annual steel production will touch 124 million tonnes by 2012 with a planned investment of Rs.2.76 trillion ($64.46 billion), up from 109.17 million tonnes in 2007-08, ... Read more...

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BEML to make high capacity dumpers with Terex


April 1st, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
Mysore, April 1 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) will manufacture high capacity electric dumpers in 150-360 tonnes range for the mining sector in technical collaboration with the US-based Terex Corporation, ... Read more...

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Allow 49 percent FDI in India’s defence industry: Assocham


March 2nd, 2008 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The foreign direct investment (FDI) cap in India's defence industry should be raised to 49 percent from the current 26 percent to make it self-reliant, taking much ... Read more...

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