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UP appoints consultant for Ghaziabad road


September 19th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday selected Feedback Infrastructure & Services Private Limited as consultant for the building of a key link road in Ghaziabad.The 20-km long, ... Read more...

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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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Villagers stage demonstration seeking bauxite for Vedanta plant


September 11th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 11 (IANS) Hundreds of people Tuesday staged a demonstration in Odisha, seeking allocation of bauxite for the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the state which ... Read more...

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Vedanta against bauxite export


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Vedanta group, India's largest aluminium maker, has asked the central government to discourage export of bauxite from the country as the domestic aluminium industry is struggling ... Read more...

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Villagers seek allocation of bauxite for Vedanta plant


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) About 2,000 villagers Wednesday staged demonstration in Odisha's Kalahandi district, demanding allocation of bauxite to the alumina refinery of Vedanta Aluminum Limited (VAL) in the region, ... Read more...

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Drugs worth Rs.1.8 crore seized


August 27th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 27 (IANS) In one of biggest seizures in the northeast, customs sleuths seized drugs worth over Rs.1.8 crore and arrested two smugglers, an official said Monday."Acting on a ... Read more...

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Vedanta refinery cuts output on bauxite shortage


August 25th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 25 (IANS) Vedanta Aluminium Limited (VAL) has cut down production by about 50 percent at its refinery in Odisha due to scarcity of bauxite, a top official said ... Read more...

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Akzo Nobel adopts new strategy to counter rupee’s dipping value


August 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) With its net profit dipping by over 10 percent in 2012-13's first quarter compared to the year ago, mainly due to higher cost of raw materials ... Read more...

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‘One mn Afghans suffer from drug addiction’


July 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 11 (IANS) More than one million Afghans, aged between 15 to 64, are suffering from drug addiction across the country, an official said Wednesday.The causes of drug addiction ... Read more...

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India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

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15 killed in fire at Vizag Steel Plant (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 14 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 20 others injured in a major fire that broke out at the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Wednesday night, witnesses said.The ... Read more...

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Rajasthan, Harayana issued notice on illegal mining (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Rajasthan and Haryana governments on a petition that alleged illegal mining was continuing in the states ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on illegal mining in Rajasthan


June 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) An NGO moved the Supreme Court Tuesday seeking direction to the Rajasthan government to enforce a complete ban on mining activities in Alwar district as ... Read more...

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Major fire in Lucknow factory


May 29th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a 'gutka' factory here Monday, destroying all the stock and raw material stored there, police said. Though the workers were ... Read more...

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Caparros commits to another season with Mallorca


May 20th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 20 (IANS) Joaquin Caparros has extended his contract with Mallorca after a magnificent season with the football club.Caparros, who has previously coached Athletic Club Bilbao, Deportivo la Coruna ... Read more...

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China manufacturing expands in April (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a preliminary readout of manufacturing activities, rose in April for five consecutive months, latest data showed Tuesday.The PMI climbed to 53.3 ... Read more...

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Drug scam: Pakistan faces medicine shortage


April 20th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Pakistan's pharmaceutical industry has been hit hard by a Rs.7 billion drug scam in which Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son has been named an ... Read more...

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Bits of plastic endangering sea creatures


April 18th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, April 18 (IANS) The seas are littered with large quantities of microplastic particles -- plastics in small bits and pieces -- endangering the lives of marine creatures, says a ... Read more...

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Pay more for liquor, Kerala government told


April 17th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala Bottlers Federation (KBF) and the Association of Distillers, Brewers and Vintners of India Tuesday urged the Kerala government to raise the price of ... Read more...

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Pound of aerogel can ferry half tonne boatloads


March 26th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) A pound of aerogel, an amazing, ultra lightweight material, is enough to build a boat capable of carrying half tonne loads, says a study. Aerogel, a ... Read more...

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Set up factories in our countries, African nations urge India


March 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Trade ministers of several African nations Monday urged India to set up factories in their respective countries to generate employment and fix trade imbalance which ... Read more...

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Honicel India to make furniture out of recycled paper


March 6th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) A door, tables and other furniture made of recycled paper? Well, city-based Honicel India is planning precisely that with its honeycomb products.The company's Rs.60-crore, 9,000-tonne factory ... Read more...

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Maoists’ material for rocket launchers seized in Raipur (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 5 (IANS) Around 80 boxes packed with raw material for making rocket launchers and mortars, suspected to be meant for use by Maoists, were recovered from a warehouse ... Read more...

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Five places where life may exist in solar system


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Life on Earth occupies some bizarre places from deep-sea hydrothermal vents to frigid and lightless lakes. While scientists hunt for hospitable planets circling other stars, the ... Read more...

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‘Mining ban hits iron ore supply to foundries’


February 29th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) The ban on mining iron ore in Karnataka and Goa has impacted supply of the key raw material to foundries while power shortage across states has ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks another textile park


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Industries Minister Kishan Kapoor Tuesday requested the central government to provide funds for setting up another textile park in the state.Speaking at a meeting ... Read more...

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Odisha, Jharkhand to check iron ore smuggling


February 9th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 9 (IANS) Mineral rich Odisha and Jharkhand have decided to take joint measures to prevent cross-border transport of iron ore mined illegally, an official said Thursday.Senior officials of ... Read more...

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Daimler India’s Bharat Benz trucks to roll on JK Tyres


February 6th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) India's number three tyre manufacturer JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has bagged the order from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd to supply tyres for its ... Read more...

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17 state-run firms to invest Rs.140,000 crore: PM


January 31st, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said 17 central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) will invest Rs.140,000 crore in the coming year."I am extremely happy to ... Read more...

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TVS Motor’s third quarter net profit up 1.39 percent


January 31st, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Tuesday reported a 1.39 percent rise in net profit for the quarter ending December at Rs.1,728.1 crore from Rs.1,437.02 crore ... Read more...

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Over 100 Chhattisgarh sponge iron units face closure


January 15th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 15 (IANS) As many as 105 sponge iron units face a serious threat of being shut down amid deepening raw material crisis in Chhattisgarh that has roughly 20 ... Read more...

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Coromandel SQM completes water soluble fertiliser plant


January 11th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Coromandel SQM (India), a joint venture between Coromandel International Limited and SQM, the world's premier water soluble fertiliser manufacturer, Wednesday announced the completion of India's first ... Read more...

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Steel production to rise if land, mining bills passed


December 15th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 15 (IANS) India's steel production is expected to grow by 4-5 percent this fiscal against a target of 8 to 10 percent, but the situation would improve next ... Read more...

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Indian fertiliser makers looking to buy mines in Africa


December 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Faced with increasing demand and rising cost of importing raw material, the Indian fertiliser industry is eying mineral assets in Africa."Today there is a possibility ... Read more...

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Europe’s largest emerald mine reopens in Urals


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Production has resumed at Europe's largest emerald deposit in Russia's Sverdlovsk region in the Ural mountains following an idle period of several years.The Ural Mountains, ... Read more...

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