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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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Measures to improve market conditions Monday: Pranab (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was "concerned, not depressed" over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government ... Read more...

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We will improve market condition: Pranab


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was concerned over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government would soon ... Read more...

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PM calls for quick decision on hike in voting rights


June 20th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday welcomed the effort to increase the corpus of International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help Eurozone countries but said ... Read more...

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Factfile on Myanmar


May 27th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Factfile on Myanmar, where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday began a three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister in 25 years.* President - Thein Sein, a former ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Income inequity unavoidable, says minister


December 15th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Income inequity does grow in the initial stages of market driven economy, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar said Thursday."When the economy moves on ... Read more...

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Indian must reduce dependence on agriculture: Australian study


October 24th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 24 (IANS) India needs to improve farm productivity drastically to meet the food needs of the rising population, an Australian Treasury analysis has warned while saying that India ... Read more...

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Fact sheet on Norway


July 23rd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Norway, which has played a key role in peacemaking efforts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka in the past, fell victim to its worst terrorist attack ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India should use Canada to boost trade with US’


July 4th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 4 (IANS) India's route to boost its trade with the US lies through Canada, says a report here.With a free US-India trade accord nowhere in sight, New Delhi ... Read more...

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India has emerged stronger over last 65 years: Krishna


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Stating that India has emerged stronger over the course of about 65 years, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said New Delhi is well prepared to address developmental ... Read more...

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How much do striking pilots earn?


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) They are on a flash strike since Tuesday midnight, demanding better pay and work conditions, causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers. But the pay ... Read more...

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Tax on agriculture necessary, says Pakistani daily


March 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Tax on income from agriculture is necessary, says a leading Pakistani daily, warning that "failure to support equity in taxation for short-term political gains would be ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea to hike Bhopal gas victims’ relief


February 24th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said it would hear a petition of the central government seeking enhancement of compensation for the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy ... Read more...

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Infrastructure sector to fuel growth: Patil (With Image)


October 27th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Infrastructure in India is increasingly being viewed as a potential sector for growth and investors are looking towards becoming a part of the country's growth story, President ... Read more...

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Scope exists for expanding modest Indo-Cambodian economic ties: Patil


September 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Sept.15 (ANI): Making a pitch for India as an investor-friendly destination, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Wednesday said the modest level of economic ties between India and ... Read more...

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India looking to Laos to bring India-ASEAN FTA into force: Patil


September 10th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane (Laos), Sept.10 (ANI): Hailing the economic growth of Laos and its investor friendly policies, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday said that as the fourth largest economy in the ... Read more...

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Asia’s expanding middle class presents huge opportunity for region, world: ADB


August 19th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Developing Asia's rapidly expanding middle class is likely to assume the traditional role of the US and Europe as primary global consumers and help rebalance the global economy, ... Read more...

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India’s middle class driving innovation, consumption, but still vulnerable: ADB


August 19th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): Innovative, cheaply priced products targeted at India's booming middle class are helping to spur domestic consumption and growth but the sector remains vulnerable to economic shocks and carefully ... Read more...

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With India, China leading, Asia set to match US, Europe


June 16th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 15 (IANS) With India and China leading, Asia's economy will be as large as that of the US and Europe, accounting for more than a third of global ... Read more...

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India seeks more voice for poor in World Bank


April 25th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, April 25 (IANS) India Sunday made a forceful plea for giving the World Bank Group a new sense of purpose and direction with enhanced governance and strength to play ... Read more...

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Asia leads in reducing poverty, says World Bank


April 20th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 20 (IANS) Despite the economic and financial crisis that has swept across the globe, the target to reduce by half the proportion of people living in extreme poverty ... Read more...

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2009 saw end of Third World, says Zoellick


April 15th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The world has entered a new multi-polar economic order and 2009 saw the end of what was known as the Third World, World Bank president Robert B. Zoellick ... Read more...

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India will be among top three economies by 2050: US think tank


November 21st, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Discerning a dramatic shift in the world's economic balance of power, a US think tank has projected that by 2050 India would become one of the ... Read more...

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Cyprus supports India’s bid for permanent UNSC membership


October 31st, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Nicosia (Cyprus): On the last day of her six-day state visit to London and Cyprus, President Pratibha Singh met Cyprus President Demitris Christofias at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, and was told ... Read more...

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Poor will continue to bear impact of crisis: Mukherjee


October 6th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said the adverse effects of the financial crisis will continue to hit the poor for several more years as many developmental programmes ... Read more...

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Mukherjee bats for higher voting rights at World Bank meet


October 5th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 5 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday asked rich nations to deliver on the promise made at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh to step up voting rights of emerging ... Read more...

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Thailand woos the Indian ‘MICE’ tourist


August 21st, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Thailand is wooing the Indian business tourist, with incentive packages for what is known as MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) tourism. Addressing the media in the capital ... Read more...

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India to fight terrorism jointly with SAARC nations, says Krishna


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has asserted that India is determined to fight terrorism jointly with other countries.After meeting with representatives of SAARC nations here ... Read more...

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India seeks increase in IMF quota; willing to buy $10 bn bonds for now


April 27th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 26 (IANS) India, underlying its growing economic importance, has sought an increase in its quota share in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but is ready to contribute about ... Read more...

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IMF lowers India growth to 5 percent as global economy plummets


January 29th, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered India and China's growth projections for 2009 to 5 percent and 6.75 percent respectively as it forecast world growth falling to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Global financial power to shift to Bric: Economic forecast


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Bric economies will continue to grow over the current global financial crisis, paving the way for major shifts in global capital over the coming decade, Ernst and Young's ... Read more...

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India loses more people to climate change than any other country


December 5th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 5 (IANS) Between 1998 and 2007, India has lost more people due to extreme weather events caused by climate change than any other country, with an average of 4,532 ... Read more...

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Kuwait investment firm launches new India-specific fund


August 28th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) Kuwait-based investment company Global Investment House (GIH) has launched a new hedge fund aimed solely at the Indian market.The new Mayur Hedge Fund is a long short absolute ... Read more...

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Number of poor in India has gone up: World Bank


August 27th, 2008 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The shrinking power of the dollar has made more Indians poor, a World Bank report released Tuesday said.According to the survey, the actual number of poor in ... Read more...

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Chennai gets new statistical research centre


July 26th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday opened the third centre of excellence of the Indian Statistical Institute here. The two other centres are in Bangalore and New Delhi, ... Read more...

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