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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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Singapore’s GDP contracts


August 10th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 10 (IANS) Singapore's economy shrank by 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter, reversing the 9.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, said trade and industry ministry ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admission to tourism courses


July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has begun admission to various courses in tourism management and studies, the university said Monday.The varsity offers courses ... Read more...

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Indian missions in US outsource passport services


April 6th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The Indian embassy and its consulates in other parts of the country have, like many missions in other parts of the world, outsourced passport related services.Outsourcing ... Read more...

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Diesel prices hit cremation industry


April 4th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 4 (IANS) Funeral homes in China's Shanghai city are facing a difficult time following losses suffered due to rising diesel prices and a stagnant fee-structure over the years.According ... Read more...

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Indian IT service industry to cross $100 bn revenue mark


February 8th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India's IT and related services sector will cross $100 billion revenue mark in the current fiscal, but growth may dip in 2012-13 with rising global ... Read more...

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Krishna calls for fast-tracking passport delivery


November 29th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Amid unending complaints about delays in issuing passports, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday urged officers develop a "good working relationship" with police so as ... Read more...

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Post offices to provide visa services


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Visa related services will soon be available in post offices -- in remote areas.India Post Friday said it has signed an agreement with VFS Global ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to check corruption in welfare schemes


August 4th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has decided to use biometric based identification for beneficiaries to prevent leakages and corruption in welfare schemes.Presenting the AIADMK government's first budget ... Read more...

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Sibal announces postal department revamp


June 13th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The department of posts (DoP) will revamp mail operations in line with international standards and include a project in the Eleventh Five Year Plan for ... Read more...

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India remains second fastest growing economy in services growth


February 25th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The economic survey presented by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Parliament today stated that the Indian economy remains the second fastest in the area ... Read more...

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Demand for adult services in Oz soars a day after Valentine’s Day


February 15th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 15 (ANI): A day after Valentine's Day, the search for affection of a different kind is hitting its zenith in Australia - demand for adult services.February traditionally sees an increase ... Read more...

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Colombia seeks Indian investment in IT


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Colombia, one of the largest economies of South America, is offering a host of incentives to attract Indian software firms in a bid to make itself a ... Read more...

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PL Engineering and Nuvia to form JV for nuclear sector


September 29th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) PL Engineering, a Punj Lloyd Group company, Wednesday entered into an agreement with the Indian unit of French nuclear engineering company Nuvia to form a joint venture to ... Read more...

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India, UK to work together in road sector


September 28th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): India and the United Kingdom here on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on matters of road transport, highways and related services.The Minister for ... Read more...

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‘Twilight’ fans getting $200 vampire fangs from dentists


July 14th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 14 (ANI): 'Twilight' inspired teens are having Dracula-style fangs put in their mouths by cosmetic dentists, who charge as much as 200 dollars for what can be called 'vampire-related services'.According ... Read more...

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DP World may pull out of Kulpi project in Bengal


May 19th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) DP World may pull out of a project to build a terminal at Kulpi on Hooghly river in West Bengal due to delays in finalising an agreement ... Read more...

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Microsoft India unveils new platform for shared IT services


March 8th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Global software giant Microsoft Monday unveiled a portfolio of services in India that will help companies share software and storage facilities, called cloud computing, that can bring ... Read more...

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SingTel posts 24 percent rise in quarterly profit


February 9th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 9 (DPA) Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SingTel), South-East Asia's biggest phone company, said Tuesday that net profit for its third quarter rose 24 percent from a year ago on the back ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games an opportunity to present India as a unique tourism destination: Selja


November 12th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said on Thursday that the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi provides an opportunity to India to emerge as a unique and hospitable tourism ... Read more...

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Service exports recovery likely by year-end: FICCI


November 1st, 2009 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India's exports of services, which declined in the first two quarters of 2009, will return to growth by the year-end, according to a report by ... Read more...

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UAE, India trade likely to grow over 50 percent


October 23rd, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is hopeful that trade with India would grow by more than 50 percent in the current fiscal. "The total bilateral trade between the two ... Read more...

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Mobile governance launched in Himachal Pradesh


October 5th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Shimla, Oct.5 (ANI): The Government of Himachal Pradesh has taken the initiave to provide a range of government-related services and informations to the public through the mobile network which is one of ... Read more...

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Cognizant offers outsourcing services from Phoenix


August 17th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) IT major Cognizant Monday said it will expand its Phoenix delivery centre by adding business process outsourcing (BPO) services to its existing portfolio. The company plans to ... Read more...

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Brit Rail inquiries outsourced to Indian call center


July 21st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Come March 2010 and all calls to Britain's National Rail Enquiries would be handled by Indian call center executives.The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC), which runs railway ... Read more...

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Essar, Dhabi Group eye partnership in Africa telecom venture


July 19th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 19 (IANS) India's Essar Group is exploring possibilities for investing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Dhabi Group's telecom business in Africa, the WAM news agency reported Sunday. Dhabi Group ... Read more...

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Indians third highest online spenders in Asia Pacific: VISA


June 11th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Undeterred by the slowdown, Indians continued to spend online in the last quarter of 2008 to emerge as the third highest spenders on the Internet in the ... Read more...

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India approves 26 foreign equity proposals worth $200 mn


March 26th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A proposal from top international events broadcaster Neo Sports and another from the US construction equipment giant John Deere were among 26 applications for foreign investment worth ... Read more...

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Haryana to outsource auxiliary services


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) A host of auxiliary services of the Haryana government, such as cleaning, gardening, courier work, transport and communications, will be up for grabs for private players. The state government ... Read more...

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India-specific safeguards agreement will open gateway for nuclear trade: CII


February 4th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today welcomed the recently signed India Specific IAEA Safeguards Agreement, and said that the agreement will provide essential momentum to ... Read more...

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Gurgaon IT exports touch Rs.180 bn


July 23rd, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) IT and related services exports from north India's IT hub Gurgaon in Haryana touched the Rs.180 billion ($4.3 billion) mark in 2007-08. A state government spokesman said here ... Read more...

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RoamAD and Adino Telecom partner for Indian Wi-Fi growth


December 11th, 2007 - 6:33 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Dec 11 (ANI-Business Wire India): RoamAD, supplier of the most advanced converged wireless networks, today announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Adino Telecom, one of India's most experienced wireless ... Read more...

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Government proposes e-passports in ordinary category


December 6th, 2007 - 7:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): The Government has proposed to introduce e-passports in the ordinary category, after a pilot project for diplomats by mid-2008. Also known as bio-metric passports, the e-passports will initially ... Read more...

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