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Jammu and Kashmir Police takes stock of village defence committees


September 7th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police has started the process of "rationalising" the village defence committees (VDCs) after the waning of militancy in the state.The VDCs were ... Read more...

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Government to cut its expenditure, launch austerity drive


June 1st, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Facing a slow-down in the economy, the government has launched an austerity drive to reduce expenditure, banned new posts and meetings in five-star ... Read more...

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India Inc calls for dual pricing of diesel, LPG


May 24th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Welcoming the hike in petrol prices, industry organisations Thursday called for differential pricing of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to curb ballooning fuel subsidy."The ... Read more...

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Levy on unbranded jewellery to be withdrawn: Pranab (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the government had withdrawn the levy of one percent on the sale of unbranded jewellery initially proposed in ... Read more...

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Levy on unbranded jewellery to be withdrawn: Pranab


May 7th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the government had withdrawn the levy of one percent on the sale of unbranded jewellery initially proposed in ... Read more...

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Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development


April 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill ... Read more...

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Air India pays part of dues, gets accounts defreezed


December 8th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday said several of its bank accounts were defreezed after the airline made a partial payment on the Rs.100 crore dues ... 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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Railway minister hints at fare hike


November 11th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Hinting at a possible revision of passenger fares, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday said his ministry is considering hiking the "fuel component" in the ticket ... Read more...

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Now real estate sector needs reform (Comment)


October 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
The Supreme Court ruling banning real estate transactions on the basis of power of attorney and making sale deed compulsory for property sale is a welcome step that will make secondary ... Read more...

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Infuse more funds into Air India but with conditions: CAG


September 8th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The official auditor in its report on flag-carrier Air India tabled in parliament Thursday asked the government to consider further equity infusion into the airline ... Read more...

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Railways mulling passenger fare hike


September 4th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) People, already reeling under spiralling prices of essential commodities, should brace for another hole in their pockets with the Indian railways considering an 8-12 percent ... Read more...

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FDI inflow to India more than double at $4.66 bn in May


July 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India surged 111 percent to $4.66 billion in May, the second highest monthly equity inflow in 11 years, ... Read more...

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India eases joint venture norms to draw foreign funds (Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India Thursday announced an updated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy that simplifies joint venture norms and opens up new areas for overseas funds.The updated policy ... Read more...

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Healthcare needs to reach the poor: Planning Commission


March 5th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) All the advancements in the domestic healthcare sector notwithstanding, the key challenge lies in meeting the needs of the underprivileged, Planning Commission member Syeda Hameed ... Read more...

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Welfare oriented budget will help build economy’s capacity: Prof. Agarwal


February 28th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Professor J.D. Agarwal, noted economist and Chairman, Indian Institute of Finance, reacting to the Union Budget 2011 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, said It is ... Read more...

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Govt. approves Rs. 1200 crore equity infusion in Air Inida


December 30th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.30 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the infusion of Rs.1200 crore as equity to Air India and directed its management to work towards the rationalisation ... Read more...

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‘National manufacturing policy to be rolled out in January’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A national policy aimed at making India a manufacturing hub, thus creating more jobs and boosting economic growth, will roll out by the end of next month, ... Read more...

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Delhi plans family development index


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Delhi government is working on a Family Development Index to measure how much its schemes help the intended beneficiaries."The government is in the process of institutionalising ... Read more...

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FoDP-suggested reforms for aid should already have been taken by Pak govt: Editorial


October 18th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 18 (ANI): The Pakistan government should have unilaterally initiated the reform measures necessary in the country under present circumstances, so that the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) would not have ... Read more...

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High tax structure keeping away PlayStation customers: Sony


October 12th, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) Tuesday said the high tax structure in India is keeping away many potential customers from its flagship product PlayStation."The PlayStation 3, which is ... Read more...

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Direct Tax Code bill introduced in Lok Sabha


August 30th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) In step with the needs of the Indian economy which is now the third largest in Asia, the government Monday tabled a bill to replace archaic ... Read more...

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Cabinet clears direct tax code bill


August 26th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday cleared a simplified Direct Tax Code to replace the 50-year-old Income Tax Act and free people from the clutches of chartered accountants and ... Read more...

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Telecom regulator recommends digital broadcast by 2013


August 5th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Thursday recommended that all analogue signals be phased out by 2013 to allow consumers to watch high quality digital channels of ... Read more...

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TTK Healthcare to study Reckitt-SSL deal impact


July 22nd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) TTK Healthcare will study the impact of Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of SSL International on the group, TTK officials said Thursday. Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser Wednesday tied upDurex ... Read more...

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No option for government but to hike fuel prices: Congress


June 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress party Friday supported the government's move to decontrol petrol prices and hike rates of other fuel products, asserting that it had no other ... Read more...

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New tax code for parliament nod in monsoon session: Mukherjee


June 9th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) A simplified Direct Tax Code to replace the 50-year-old Income Tax Act and free people from the clutches of chartered accountants would be tabled for parliament's ... Read more...

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Delhi hikes road tax for luxury cars, high-end bikes


May 24th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Driving a car, especially a luxury car or a high-end motorcycle, is set to get costlier in the capital. The Delhi cabinet Monday decided to raise the ... Read more...

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Kishore Chanda Deo committee opposes merger of AI-Indian Airlines


March 12th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Kishore Chandra Deo committee's fourth report has observed that the root cause of the ills plaguing the National Aviation Company India (NACIL) was the 'merger' of ... Read more...

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Top cop’s order leaves Goa border unmanned for hours


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) Goa's road border with Maharastra was left virtually unguarded and unmanned for nearly four hours Tuesday following a misinterpretation of the state poluce director general's order on "rationalisation ... Read more...

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Rationalise direct taxes to mitigate slowdown effects: CII


February 14th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has urged the government to rationalise direct taxes which would help consolidate the manufacturing sector, mitigating the effects of the ... Read more...

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Electronics industry seeks funds, sops to fuel growth


February 1st, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 1 (IANS) The fledgling Indian electronics industry Monday sought funds, tax rationalisation and interest linked subsidy for promoting the electronics system design and manufacturing ecosystem in the country. "The government has ... Read more...

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India Inc seeks greater role in defence supplies


January 13th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The government Wednesday released a report that says industry wanted India's defence order book to be more visible, and that more tenders be issued for domestic ... Read more...

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New planes boost Air India passenger load, revenues (Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India increased its passenger load by over 10 percent in 2009 and reduced costs by deploying new aircraft and rationalising routes, the airline said Saturday. Addressing ... Read more...

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Air India ups passenger load by 10 percent: Chairman


January 2nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India improved its passenger load by over 10 percent and reduced costs in 2009 by deploying new aircraft and rationalising routes, the airline said Saturday. Addressing ... Read more...

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