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Industrial-scale drug lab found in Guatemala


September 6th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Police found an industrial-scale synthetic-drug lab in a rural area near the Mexican border, Guatemala's interior ministry said Wednesday.The facility in the village of San ... Read more...

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Six arrested for Sivakasi fire tragedy


September 6th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 6 (IANS) Six people have been arrested for the blaze in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi town that killed 38 people, police said Thursday."Six people have ... Read more...

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36 die as firecracker factory catches fire (Fifth Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 36 people were killed and more than 75 injured when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in ... Read more...

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33 die as firecracker factory catches fire (Fourth Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed when a powerful explosion Wednesday tore through one of the biggest fireworks factories in Tamil Nadu, triggering a major ... Read more...

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30 dead as flames engulf firecracker factory (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured Wednesday as flames engulfed a fireworks factory after an explosion in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, ... 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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South Korea’s trade terms worsen


August 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) South Korea's terms of trade worsened in the second quarter due to a drop in export prices stemming from weaker global demand, the central bank said ... Read more...

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Industrial production in Spain falls


August 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Industrial production in Spain fell by 6.9 percent between June 2011 and June 2012, the Spanish Statistical Institute (INE) reported. According to the industrial production index, ... Read more...

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Kerala-based gelatin maker aiming at Rs.300 crore turnover


August 7th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 7 (IANS) Nitta Gelatin India Ltd (NGIL) expects to close the current fiscal with a turnover of around Rs.300 crore on rising demand for gelatin in the pharmaceutical ... Read more...

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Berger Paints to double capacity by 2013-end


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) With its greenfield project in Andhra Pradesh to become operational by May next year, Kolkata-based Berger Paints will double its capacity to 42,000 tonnes per month ... Read more...

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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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China’s industrial output growth rises


July 13th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 13 (IANS) China's industrial value-added output expanded 9.5 percent year on year in June, a pace slightly slower than 9.6 percent in May, the National Bureau of Statistics ... Read more...

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Putin calls for auction sales of strategic deposits


July 10th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's strategic deposits - including reserves of 70 million tonnes of oil and 50 billion cubic meters of natural gas - should be auctioned and ... Read more...

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Birla Corp. mulling cement plant in Ethiopia


June 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Birla Corporation, a flagship company of the M.P. Birla Group, is mulling setting up its first overseas cement plant in Ethiopia, a top company official said ... Read more...

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Israeli scientists develop strong plastic to replace steel


June 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 8 (IANS) Israeli scientists are developing a super strength polypropylene, one of the world's most commonly used plastic, to replace steel and other materials used in pipelines ... Read more...

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Apollo Tyres restructures its R&D; division


May 24th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Tyre major Apollo Tyres Ltd Thursday announced restructuring of its 250-member research and development (R&D;) wing, which now would be located at two major centres - ... Read more...

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China to boost import to balance foreign trade


May 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 1 (IANS) China has called for increasing imports and stabilising exports in order to promote a more balanced growth in foreign trade, a media report said Tuesday.China's cabinet, ... Read more...

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Slow growth, high interest could impede loan growth: HSBC


April 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, Thursday said India's slow growth rate and high interest rates could hurt loan growth in the country going ahead."I think we ... Read more...

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China back to trade surplus (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China swung back to trade surplus in March from February's deficit of $31.48 billion, posting a $670 million trade surplus in the first quarter, authorities said ... 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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Maoists’ material for rocket launchers seized in Raipur


March 5th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 5 (IANS) Several people are under the police scanner for operating a well-established network for the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) in the Chhattigarh capital, after the ... Read more...

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US manufacturing sector slows pace


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US manufacturing sector continued to expand last month but eased pace on waning new orders and higher prices of raw materials, a survey revealed.The US ... Read more...

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US manufacturing sector slows pace in February


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Washigton, March 1 (IANS) The US manufacturing sector continued to expand last month but eased pace on waning new orders and higher prices of raw materials.The US Institute of Supply ... Read more...

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Berger Paints to hike prices of decorative products


February 14th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Colour giant Berger Paints will increase prices of its products in the decorative segment by two percent with effect from March, a top company official said ... Read more...

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China seeks expanded trade with Brazil


February 14th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Wang Qishan met Monday with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and expressed his country's interest in expanding bilateral relations, especially trade, in light ... Read more...

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HAL prepares to manufacture Rafale combat jet in India


February 13th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is getting ready to progressively manufacture the Dassault Rafale combat jet that has apparently been chosen by the Indian ... Read more...

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China to give support to small firms


February 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China will roll out more policies tailored to boosting the development of small and micro-sized firms, an official said Tuesday.Ministries of finance and industry are finalizing ... Read more...

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NALCO’s Q3 net profit down 80 percent


February 7th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has registered a net profit of Rs.51.22 crore for 3rd quarter of 2011-12 fiscal, down 80 per cent against ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh politicians fume as cement prices rise again


February 4th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 4 (IANS) Politicians cutting across party lines in one of the country's leading cement producing states, Chhattisgarh, Saturday slammed cement companies for raising prices through cartelisation.Ruling BJP leader ... Read more...

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China’s Purchasing Managers Index rises in January (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) China's Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a preliminary readout of the country's manufacturing activity, rose to 50.5 percent in January, the highest level since October last year, ... Read more...

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IVRCL arm bags Rs.1,300 crore highway project


January 30th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Infrastructure firm IVRCL Ltd Monday said its subsidiary, IVRCL Assets and Holdings Ltd, has bagged a Rs.1,300 crore project from the National Highway Authority of India ... Read more...

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Mahindra and Mahindra receives 5,900 SUV bookings


January 27th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M;) Friday said it has received around 5,900-plus bookings for its sports utility vehicle (SUV) XUV500 in just two days after ... Read more...

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China’s industrial value-added output up 13.9 percent


January 17th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 17 (IANS) China's industrial value-added output growth decelerated in 2011 from a year earlier to 13.9 percent year-on-year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Tuesday.The full-year figure ... Read more...

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The beer hug: Bihar emerging as brewery hub


January 16th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Bihar is emerging as a brewery hub with major domestic and foreign firms setting up production units in the state due to availability of cheap labour ... Read more...

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Mahindra to hike XUV500 models’ price from next month


December 28th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Mahindra and Mahindra Wednesday said it would raise prices of its newly launched XUV500 sport utility vehicle from Jan 1, 2012, due to increase ... Read more...

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