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Bengal Congress seeks at least three union ministers from state


September 21st, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In the wake of six Trinamool Congress members resigning from the union council of ministers, the Congress' West Bengal unit Friday urged its high command to ... Read more...

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Strike hits key sectors, industry puts loss at $2.2 billion (Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Economic and business activities across India was hit Thursday causing an estimated loss of around Rs.12,500 crore ($2.25 billion), a leading industry lobby said.The one-day ... Read more...

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Strike estimated to cause economic loss of over $2 billion


September 20th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The nation-wide strike against the government decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and hike diesel prices is estimated to cause losses ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reforms under pressure: India Inc (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The industry in India Wednesday asked the government not to roll back the recent reform measures like foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike ... Read more...

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Don’t roll back reform measures: FICCI


September 19th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Any rollback of the recent reform measures like allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail and hike in diesel prices to reduce subsidy would raise ... Read more...

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Inflation to be high till fiscal consolidation is complete: Experts


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to wait till the effects of current fiscal consolidation is complete before tweaking the policy rates, a top ... Read more...

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Indian banks need to raise Rs.1.75 trillion capital by 2018: RBI


August 4th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India Governor D. Subbarao Saturday said the Indian banks will have to raise an additional capital of Rs.1.6 trillion to Rs.1.75 trillion ... Read more...

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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... Read more...

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Mukherjee seeks out allies, opposition for economy


March 24th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday the government needs to take some difficult decisions such as capping subsidies and controlling expenditure to bring down ... Read more...

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Push key reforms: Industry’s budget wish list


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Corporate India Friday urged Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to push forward key reforms such as the introduction of the goods and services tax in ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves National Electricity Fund (Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday approved the creation of a National Electricity Fund (NEF) to provide interest subsidy of Rs.8,466 crore for electricity distribution projects for a ... Read more...

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Government to provide Rs.8,466 crore subsidy on electricity loan


December 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The federal cabinet Tuesday approved setting up a national electricity fund to provide interest subsidy amounting to Rs.8,466 crore aimed at improving the power ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill should build on larger reform process (Comment)


April 20th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
The proposed Lokpal Bill, notwithstanding all the drama and protest surrounding it in recent days, is just a piece of a much larger agenda of reform of our existing institutions, infrastructure ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja takes initiative for slum free Delhi


April 8th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): A meeting has been convened under the chairpersonship of Kumari Selja, Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister, on various issues related to planning and creating a 'Slum ... Read more...

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Egypt Violence Reaches A Crescendo, Internet Blackout Follows


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The civil unrest in Egypt is getting worse with the Hosni Mubarak government imposing a blackout on Internet traffic from and to the trouble ridden country. ... Read more...

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India keeps pushing for greater say for emerging markets


October 10th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) India has demanded a greater say for emerging markets in the global economic governance structure reflecting their changing importance and their role in recovery from ... Read more...

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ADB 2009 performance on track: Report


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr.22 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was on track in its performance in 2009 to deliver output targets in the core sectors of infrastructure, education and finance in the ... Read more...

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Dim chances of Pak taking tough action following UN report: Envoy


April 18th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.18 (ANI): Despite the UN commission's report over former Prime Minister Benzir Bhutto's assassination presenting a clear and factual picture of circumstances leading to the tragic incident, there are ... Read more...

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Take on folks in Beijing and Bangalore, Obama tells students


November 5th, 2009 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) President Barack Obama has hit the road to push a new $4.35 billion grant programme to encourage American schools to develop internationally competitive standards to ... Read more...

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Obama’s Health Care Reform Logo Dodged In Controversy


August 7th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by GD
President Barack Obama's Health Care Reforms have been steeped in a lot of hostile controversies since the moment it came in to public existence. From protests by lawmakers to extreme criticism from ... Read more...

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China serves as model for hunger reduction, says UN agency


May 29th, 2009 - 7:50 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 29 (Xinhua) As the world continues to face high food prices, the right blend of government regulation and market forces, like the steps taken in China during the 1970s, ... Read more...

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Greater voice for emerging economies in IMF mooted


March 27th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) An expert committee has suggested greater representation of emerging market economies in a package of measures to make the International Monetary Fund (IMF) more effective in ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu bank employees on strike for second day


September 25th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Around 60,000 bank employees in Tamil Nadu went on strike for the second day Thursday as part of the nationwide shutdown called by bank unions to press for ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu bank employees begin two-day strike


September 24th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chennai , Sep 24 (IANS) Around 60,000 bank employees in Tamil Nadu went on strike Wednesday as part of the two-day nationwide shutdown called by bank unions to protest the government's privatisation ... Read more...

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Banks employees to shut down Wednesday, Thursday


September 23rd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) About one million bank employees will go on for a two-day nationwide shutdown Wednesday to protest against the government's privatisation policy.Conciliatory talks between the United Forum of Bank ... Read more...

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‘Economy will grow at eight percent this fiscal’


August 7th, 2008 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to grow at eight percent this fiscal, and inflation would moderate in a year's time, said a top government official here Thursday. "The ... Read more...

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‘India’s manufacturing sector to grow by 9.5 percent’


August 3rd, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India's manufacturing sector is expected to grow by 9.5 percent in 2008-09, up from 8.8 percent last fiscal, according to a survey by an industry lobby. The ... Read more...

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Raising growth to double digit requires additional reforms: Chidambaram


February 28th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Pushing for reforms, Union Finance Minister P.Chidambaram while tabling the Economic Survey in the Lok Sabha today suggested a slew of reform measures that alone could help ... Read more...

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