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IT industry lauds PM’s move to review tax laws


July 30th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Monday welcomed the initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to review tax laws pertaining to ... Read more...

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Jamia Millia open to students’ union poll, court told


July 24th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Jamia Millia Islamia Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that an experimental attempt could be made for holding elections to the students' union which ... Read more...

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Commonwealth asked to act on threat to Asma Jehangir


June 9th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The members of a Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG) have called for immediate Commonwealth action after renowned Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jehangir recently claimed ... Read more...

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No ‘conclusive study’ to link cellular tower radiation with cancer: Medical experts


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) There are no conclusive scientific studies anywhere to prove low radiation emitted from cellular towers can cause cancer in human beings, and authorities must gear ... Read more...

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Hispanic community important partner for India-US ties: Ambassador


March 22nd, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) India's Ambassador to the US Nirupama Rao has described the Hispanic community in the US as an important partner as India's relations with Washington become increasingly ... Read more...

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US, Europe on recovery path: Infosys Kris


March 8th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) Economies of the US and Europe were on recovery path and the macro environment for the Indian IT industry was looking better, Infosys co-chairman Kris S. ... Read more...

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Indian envoy turns to Facebook to stress UN reforms


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) India's Permanent UN Representative Hardeep Singh Puri turned to Facebook terminology to point to the danger of the critical issue of UN General Assembly ... Read more...

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Mamata rejects tribal outfit’s autonomy demand


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday rejected the demand of the Adivasi Vikas Parishad (AVP), an apex tribal representative body, for forming ... Read more...

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Staff strike hits banks operations in Karnataka


August 5th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) State-run banks remained shut across Karnataka Friday as thousands of employees began a daylong strike against privatisation and entry of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the ... Read more...

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Activists cheer child labour prohibition in circuses


April 18th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court's direction to the central government Monday to ensure that no children are employed in circuses, NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), ... Read more...

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Sit-in at Visva Bharati in Hazare’s support


April 8th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Teachers, non-teaching staff and former students of Visva Bharati University founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore Friday held a sit-in to express their solidarity with social ... Read more...

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India seeks stronger UN General Assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 15 (IANS) India has called for substantive measures to strengthen the role of UN General Assembly as the chief deliberative, legislative and policy-making and representative body of ... Read more...

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IT sector slams budget on ‘retrogade’ taxes


February 28th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) The resilient IT industry Monday slammed the budget for 2011-12 for imposing minimum alternate tax (MAT) on Special Economic Zone (SEZ) units and withdrawing the tax holiday on ... Read more...

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Pakistan has no right to discuss Gilgit-Baltistan in its parliament: BNF chief


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Feb.23 (ANI): The Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF), Abdul Hamid Khan, has criticized a move by the Government of Pakistan to raise the issue of Gilgit-Baltistan in the country's ... Read more...

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Broadcasting council takes shape to deal with TV complaints


February 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Friday said a broadcasting council comprising industry stakeholders and civil society members is being given shape to deal with ... Read more...

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High inflation leaves industry worried over likely rate hike


January 6th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With food inflation touching highs not seen since a year, leading industry forums said it was time the government reviewed its intervention strategy and look at ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry upset over US healthcare cost burden


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) The resilient Indian IT industry Saturday expressed outrage over the latest US law to increase the visa fee on its skilled workers to share the healthcare burden ... Read more...

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German envoy says UN ‘almost dysfunctional’


November 26th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Saying the UN was in a bad shape and "almost dysfunctional", Germany's envoy to India Friday called for urgent reforms of the UN Security Council."Unfortunately, the UN is ... Read more...

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Third world congress of pediatric surgery in India


October 7th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) India will organise the third world congress of pediatric surgery here this month to share new scientific ideas with the pediatric surgical fraternity from the world. The ... Read more...

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Media to be kept away from high court Sep 24


September 22nd, 2010 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 22 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, which is scheduled to announce its verdict in the long-pending Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute Friday, has issued guidelines for the ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry terms Ohio’s outsourcing ban ‘discriminative’


September 8th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Indian IT industry Wednesday termed the Ohio state's bill to ban outsourcing of its IT projects discriminative and counter-productive to the US government thrust on reducing public deficit. "Ohio's ... Read more...

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No traditional Janmashtami festivities for 250,000 Pak Hindus at flood-relief camps


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 2(ANI): About 250,000 Pakistani Hindus, who have been displaced by the worst floods in the country's history, had at best modest Janmashtami celebrations on Thursday.Fate forced them to celebrate ... Read more...

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Let market decide on H-1B cap, says US chamber


August 16th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US corporate world has slammed the Congressional cap on H-1B visas and asked the government to allow markets to determine the number of skilled foreign workers, ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry to oppose US bill on visa fee hike


August 13th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 13 (IANS) The Indian IT industry will soon take up with the US Administration and the Congress the impact of the imminent hike in visa fee on its on-site engineers ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry slams US move to hike visa fee (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian IT industry Friday slammed the US government's proposal to sharply increase visa fee to raise funds for its border security needs. "The Border Security Bill, which ... Read more...

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Hike in US visa fee to impact Indian IT firms: Nasscom


August 6th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) The proposed sharp increase in the US visa fee to raise funds for its border security needs would significantly impact the Indian IT sector, National Association of Software ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Western Australia Legislative Council to rotate prayer among religions (Corrected)


June 19th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 19 (ANI): Hindus have urged Legislative Council of Western Australia to rotate the opening prayers among different religions and denominations.Currently, President of the Council reads same two-part prayer every ... Read more...

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Hindus urge Western Australia Legislative Council to rotate prayer among religions apologizes to ups


June 18th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), June 18 (ANI): Hindus have urged Legislative Council of Western Australia to rotate the opening prayers among different religions and denominations.Currently, President of the Council reads same two-part prayer every ... Read more...

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India targets $45 bn from engineering services by 2020


May 20th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 20 (IANS) Riding high on its success in software and back-office services globally, India has set a $45-billion revenue target from engineering research and development (ER&D) services by 2020. "The resilient ... Read more...

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Pakistani cabbie takes New Yorkers for a ride!


March 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 2 (IANS) A Pakistani-origin taxi driver literally took New Yorkers for a ride. By tampering with his fare meter, Wasim Khalid Cheema fleeced hundreds of passengers to extra $40,000 over ... Read more...

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Pak students body, experts say UK immigration laws discriminatory


March 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.1 (ANI): Participants attending an Oxford University seminar have termed Britain's immigration laws discriminatory and unjust for Pakistani students.The seminar titled 'New British immigration laws and their effects on Pakistani ... Read more...

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Offload stocks to bring food prices under control: CII


January 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) With food prices galloping and no early relief in sight, an industry body has said the government should partly offload its buffer stock while incorporating agricultural purchase ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry can bounce to double-digit growth: Infosys (Interview)


October 12th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) As the global economy recovers fully, the resilient Indian information technology industry can bounce to double-digit growth again, Infosys Technologies chief executive S. Gopalakrishnan has said ... Read more...

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50 carriers globally lose $6 bn in first half


September 1st, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 1 (IANS) Over 50 global carriers lost $6 billion (Rs.30,000 crore) in January-June this year, according to the sector's representative body International Air Transport Association. In a statement Tuesday, IATA also ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry on alert to prevent swine flu fallout


August 16th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta and Fakir Balaji New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) The $60-billion Indian IT industry is on an alert mode on account of the pandemic swine flu that has affected travel and ... Read more...

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