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India, Pakistan to soon ink customs cooperation deal


September 4th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and Pakistan will sign deals in the next few weeks for cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters and redressal of trade grievances, Commerce ... Read more...

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New measures soon to boost exports, investor confidence


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government will soon announce new steps to boost exports and investors' confidence in the Indian economy, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Tuesday."The government is ... Read more...

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Indian banks should electronically transmit export data


July 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Banks in India should adopt the electronic bank realisation certificate (EBRC) scheme to reduce the transaction costs for exporters, said a top government official."The software glitches ... Read more...

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Government confident of meeting 20 percent export growth target


July 26th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Although India's export during the first quarter has declined on the back of global economic slowdown, the government Thursday expressed confidence that its target of 20 ... Read more...

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Revised SEZ policy in 3-4 weeks: Commerce secretary


July 26th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The government hopes to come out with new guidelines to revive Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in three to four weeks, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Thursday."We ... Read more...

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Choked Bangalore loses space event to Mysore


July 14th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore (Karnataka), July 14 (IANS) India's tech hub Bangalore once again lost out in hosting an international event, this time, to its sister city Mysore, the cultural capital of ... Read more...

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Exports dip by 5.45 percent; trade deficit narrows (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's exports dropped 5.45 percent to $25.07 billion in June, falling sharply for the second consecutive month due to weak demands in North America and ... Read more...

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S R Rao is new commerce secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday appointed S.R. Rao as the new commerce secretary.A 1978 batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service, Rao replaced Rahul Khullar, ... Read more...

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Use space technology for food security: Former ISRO chief


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 15 (IANS) India must embark on a "new evergreen revolution" with the extensive use of appropriate bio- and space technology inputs to ensure food security for all ... Read more...

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Three lakh take holy dip at Gangasagar, cold kills two (Second Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), Jan 14 (IANS) With the mercury dipping below normal, two devotees died while 146 others were taken ill Saturday at the annual Gangasagar fair here ... Read more...

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GMR group head Rao donates Rs.1,540 crore for philanthropy (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) India's leading infrastructure major GMR Group chairman G.M.R. Rao Tuesday pledged Rs.1,540 crore ($340 million) to create an endowment for philanthropic activities.The grant will be given ... Read more...

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No early resolution of Sir Creek dispute: Navy chief


March 1st, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Sir Creek maritime border dispute between India and Pakistan is unlikely to be resolved soon, the navy chief, Admiral Nirmal Verma, said here Tuesday. "Really ... Read more...

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Mobile phones to warn fishermen straying into Sri Lankan waters


February 18th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In the backdrop of the diplomatic row over Indian fishermen being killed and arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, the government is discussing with mobile phone service ... Read more...

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Protestant appointed as President of Vatican’s Science Academy-a first in 400 years


January 16th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Jan 16 (ANI): A Protestant has been appointed as President of Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which is reportedly a first time for this Academy launched in 1603.His Holiness Pope ... Read more...

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Indian rocket explodes seconds after launch (Intro Night Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) India's space programme suffered a major blow Saturday as an advanced communication satellite - GSAT-5P - exploded and splinted within a minute after ... Read more...

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Indian rocket explodes minute after launch (Night Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) India's space programme suffered a blow Saturday as an advanced communication satellite - GSAT-5P - exploded within a minute after its launch from here on ... Read more...

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Indian rocket explodes minute after launch (Fourth Lead)


December 25th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota, Dec 25 (IANS) India's ambitious space programme suffered a major blow as an advanced communication satellite exploded within a minute after its launch from here on Christmas day Saturday.The 2,310 ... Read more...

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Murthy’s Catamaran not to exit SKS due to lock-in norm


October 26th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 26 (IANS) Catamaran Venture Fund, set up by Infosys Technologies Ltd chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy, will stay invested in the troubled SKS Microfinance Ltd due to the statutory lock-in period ... Read more...

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SKS Microfinance net profit rises in second quarter


October 23rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India's largest private small scale lender, SKS Microfinance Saturday reported a rise of 116 percent at Rs.80.54 for the quarter ended Sep 30 compared to Rs.37.35 crore ... Read more...

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Gurumani fired because of interpersonal issues: SKS Microfin


October 12th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) India's largest private small scale lender SKS Microfinance fired its Chief Executive Suresh Gurumani because of "interpersonal issues" with the senior management, the company's founder Vikram Akula said ... Read more...

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New SKS chief barred from taking major decisions


October 9th, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court has barred the new chief executive of SKS Microfinance from taking any major decisions before the conclusion of a case related to the ... Read more...

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India’s second moon mission to carry five instruments


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) India's second moon mission in 2013 will carry five scientific instruments on board the spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 that will also have a lander and a rover to ride ... Read more...

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Kalmadi seeks Indian Army’s assistance for 2010 CWG


August 21st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi has sought the help of Indian Army personnel for specific tasks to ensure a successful conduct of the 2010 Games.Briefing ... Read more...

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Karnataka eyes big ticket investments from global firms


June 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) Karnataka is rolling out a red carpet to global firms and India Inc for big ticket investments in diverse sectors to put the southern Indian state on ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cleaning up Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati style


April 25th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is keen to see her state sparkling clean and has got cracking down on senior officials to ensure that it is done. The ... Read more...

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Spectacular years ahead for Indian space research, says U. R. Rao


January 7th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Jan 7 (ANI): Veteran scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation chief U. R. Rao on Thursday said that the last 50 years of space have been fantastic while the next ... Read more...

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K. Radhakrishnan named new ISRO chief


October 24th, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Oct 24 (IANS) K. Radhakrishnan, director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, was Saturday named the next chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Armed with ... Read more...

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Unsung hero of moon mission is sad but forgiving


August 2nd, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) In the nine months India's Chandrayaan-1 has been circling the moon everyone connected with it has been awarded, rewarded or interviewed on TV, except the ... Read more...

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Committee formed to provide more accurate data on agriculture


March 20th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The central government has constituted an expert committee that will work on providing better data for the agriculture sector, and also examine the use of remote sensing ... Read more...

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Indian scientists find three new bacteria in stratosphere


March 17th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar 17 (ANI): Indian scientists have discovered three new species of bacteria, which are not found on earth and highly resistant to ultra violet radiation.These new micro-organisms were found ... Read more...

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India on the moon, with tricolour (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2008 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) India Friday became the fourth country in the world to land a man-made object on the lunar surface when its moon impact probe (MIP), with the tricolour painted ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa takes Centre to task of US-India nuke deal


September 11th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai/Bangalore, Sept 11 (ANI): Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and president of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) J. Jayalalithaa has charged the Central Government with compromising the country''s ... Read more...

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Alternate route for Sethusamudram channel to be examined (Lead)


July 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government has decided to appoint an expert committee to examine the feasibility of having an alternate alignment for a shorter navigational sea route around India's ... Read more...

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Society with knowledge most powerful: Advani


May 5th, 2008 - 12:51 am ICT by admin
Ahmedabad, May 4 (IANS) Knowledge society is the most powerful society today, according to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani. Advani was dedicating the Hall of Space and Hall of ... Read more...

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Indian scientist elected to World Academy of Art and Science


February 22nd, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) Top space scientist and former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman U.R. Rao has been elected as Fellow of the reputed US-based World Academy of Art and Science ... Read more...

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