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‘Some customers like to play spoilsport’


May 18th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Some pesky customers are out to play spoilsport and saboteur, turning activities as dining out, paying at a cash register or air travel into real nightmare ... Read more...

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US consumer prices flat


May 16th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US consumer prices were flat in April, largely because of a decline in gas prices, the Labor Department reported.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation ... Read more...

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‘Use of IT for subsidy transfers to drive industry growth’


March 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Use of technology for transferring subsidies directly to beneficiaries and other social initiatives envisaged in the 2012-13 budget will drive growth of IT hardware and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent in 2011


March 7th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 7 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy grew 2.7 percent last year compared with 7.5 percent in 2010, a statistics agency said Tuesday.Brazil's gross domestic product climbed to ... Read more...

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US consumer prices go up


February 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Consumer prices in the US ticked up 0.2 percent in January, reported the Labor Department Friday.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation at the retail ... Read more...

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Pros and cons of foreign equity in retailing


November 25th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Following are the main issues raised by those in favour of foreign equity in multi-brand retailing and those opposed to it:Those against:- It will lead to closure of tens of thousands ... Read more...

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The pros and cons of foreign equity in retailing


November 24th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The following are the main issues raised by those in favour of foreign equity in multi-brand retailing and those opposed to it:Those against:- It will ... Read more...

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Fuel prices to fall if global prices dip further (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government Tuesday said that prices of petrol and other fuel could be lowered if global crude prices continue to slip further.A fall in ... Read more...

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Petrol price to be cut if global crude prices slip further: Minister


August 9th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said Tuesday that if global crude oil prices continue to slip further, petrol price would be lowered. "If the prices ... Read more...

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Food inflation comes down sharply (Lead)


June 30th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) In what could come as a respite to consumers and policymakers, India's food inflation slipped to 7.78 percent for the week ending June 18, ... Read more...

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India again saw gold rush despite robust stock markets (2010 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Rohit Vaid and Priyanka Sahay New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Despite the sharp recovery of India's capital markets, appetite for gold in the world's largest consumer of the precious yellow metal ... Read more...

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Hoarders, crop damage to blame for high onion prices: Sharma


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The loss of one million tonnes of onion in Maharashtra, against India's annual production of 18 million tonnes, along with hoarding by some unscrupulous traders caused prices ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to retail onions, prices dip in Chennai


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government said Wednesday it will sell onions at its retail outlets, even as prices cooled down marginally to settle at Rs.60 per kg here."Compared to ... Read more...

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Onion rava dosa? Don’t bet on it in Chennai!


December 21st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) If you go looking for onion rava dosa in a Chennai hotel these days, chances are you will be disappointed. Owing to the prices of vegetables - and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Petroleum price hike a death blow, says Pakistani daily


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) The steep hike in prices of petroleum products will be "a death blow to most middle-income people", a Pakistani daily said in an editorial.The editorial Tuesday in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Food inflation cools down to 12.9 percent


July 1st, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) India's annual food inflation slowed to 12.9 percent for the week ended June 19 due to what analysts said a weakening base effect. The food inflation was ... Read more...

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When will prices come down, BJP asks PM


June 26th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi for the "date" by which inflation will ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

LDF shutdown in Kerala to protest fuel price hike


June 25th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) The ruling Left Democratic Front has announced a shutdown in Kerala to protest central government's decision to hike fuel prices. The shutdown announcement came after Petroleum Secretary S. Sundareshan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Government hikes fuel price, runs into opposition (Roundup)


June 25th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian government Friday lifted decades of control on petroleum pricing as it hiked the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, inviting a barrage ... Read more...

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Government decontrols petrol; hikes diesel, kerosene, LPG (Lead)


June 25th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Indian government Friday freed petrol from administrative control and hiked the prices of diesel, kerosene and cooking gas in a major policy reform that will ... Read more...

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No fuel hike for now, says EGoM


June 7th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on Monday decided to defer a decision on hiking fuel prices, saying that another meeting of the group was required ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Empowered Ministers’ Group to meet on fuel price


June 7th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), which is headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, will meet today to consider the Kirit Parikh Committee report for freeing ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fresh taxes in Karnataka budget


March 5th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) Fresh taxes have been proposed in the Karnataka budget for the 2010-11 financial year to raise Rs.1,829 crore for mobilising additional resources and eliminating a deficit of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eight Miami residents arrested for trafficking cocaine


March 5th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Eight Miami residents were charged for trafficking cocaine, prosecutors said Thursday.The drug trafficking group consisted of eight men, Carlos Lodos-Gil, “Molleja,” age 59, Carlos Juanes, age 44, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Panel favours deregulation of auto fuel prices (Second Lead)


February 3rd, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) A government-constituted panel Wednesday suggested deregulation of prices of auto fuel, and hike in kerosene and cooking gas prices, noting that there was no clear direct relation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Food inflation due to government policy delays (Comment)


January 24th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran Even as food prices continue to rise inexorably at over 16 percent, the government has finally taken steps to curb the spiralling price inflation that has been hurting all ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Is the recession over for the Indian economy? (Comment)


September 27th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran Are the clouds of recession lifting over the Indian economy as they seem to be over the rest of the world? That is the big question everyone is asking ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ranbaxy to recall antibiotic drug from US market


May 2nd, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Leading drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Saturday said it will recall all lots of Nitrofurantoin Capsules - an antibiotic drug currently sold in the US market. "Although certain lots of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rising prices make Congress’ ‘Jai Ho’ hollow: Brinda Karat


March 23rd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The ruling Congress's "Jai Ho" slogan sounds hollow as food prices have risen sharply as compared to the last year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US consumer prices up, but inflation lowest since 1955 (Repeating for all needing)


February 21st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Consumer prices in the US rose in January, for the first time since July, even as the year-on-year inflation rate hit its lowest level in more than a ... Read more...

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US consumer prices up but inflation hits lowest since 1955


February 20th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 20 (IANS) For the first time since July, consumer prices in the US rose in January even as the year-over-year inflation rate hit its lowest level in more than a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gold once again catches fancy in India as prices dip


August 19th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Prices of gold in India, the largest market for the metal in the world, may have started to climb up slightly after dropping to a multi-month low ... Read more...

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Watch where the prices are going to judge government’s fate


April 20th, 2008 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
(Commentary) By Sushma Ramachandran It is a strange irony that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been caught on the backfoot over its handling of the economy despite having an economist as prime ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Monitor prices regularly to check inflation: minister


April 16th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by admin
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Regular high-level monitoring of the price situation is necessary to deal with the current bout of inflation, says Minister for Rural Development Raghuvansh Prasad ... Read more...

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