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FDI move will ruin Indian retail trade: CPI-M


September 21st, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The government's policy notification on FDI is "the single biggest step" that will destroy the livelihood of those engaged in India's retail trade, the CPI-M ... Read more...

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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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Congress asks states to raise cooking gas cap ahead of strike (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite talking tough and ruling out of a rollback of its market-friendly reforms, the government Wednesday appeared softening its stand as a large part of the ... Read more...

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Firm on pro-people decision, Mamata posts on Facebook (Lead)


September 19th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she and her party stood firm on the "pro-people" decision of withdrawing support to ... Read more...

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Reverse decisions or quit, CPI-M tells Congress


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Congress-led government should quit if it does not reverse its decisions on hiking diesel prices and allowing FDI in multi-brand retail trade, CPI-M leader ... Read more...

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PM moans lack of consensus, vows to fight corruption (Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's economic growth has been hurt due to lack of political consensus on many issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation on ... Read more...

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Trinamool to continue opposition to FDI in retail


August 10th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Amid efforts by the Congress to build consensus within the ruling coalition on the issue of allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, ... Read more...

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Ruling without caring for farmers great tragedy, says Moily


July 24th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) With the Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party strongly opposing opening up of country's retail trade to FDI, Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily Tuesday said it ... Read more...

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Don’t let Wal-Mart in, says CPI-M


July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday denounced US President Barack Obama for asking India to allow Wal-Mart to operate in Indian retail trade and asked the government ... Read more...

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Court notice to Bharti Walmart


July 11th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the central government, Bharti Walmart Pvt Ltd and Bharti Retail Ltd on a plea alleging that the ... Read more...

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US service sector grows in June


July 6th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US non-manufacturing sector expanded for the 30th straight month in June, but at a slower pace, a survey revealed Thursday.The Non-Manufacturing Index (NMI), which measures ... Read more...

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Australian retail trade up


July 4th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 4 (IANS) Australian retail turnover rose 0.5 percent in May, following a rise of 0.1 percent in April, according to figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of ... Read more...

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Canada’s economy grows slightly


June 30th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, June 30 (IANS) Canada's real gross domestic product grew 0.3 percent in April, after edging up 0.1 percent in March, according to official statistics.Most of the increase was attributed ... Read more...

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Australia’s retail turnover falls


May 30th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 30 (IANS) Australian retail turnover fell 0.2 percent in April following a rise of 1.1 percent in March, figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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Don’t succumb to US on retail trade: CPI-M


May 7th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Monday asked the Indian government not to succumb to the US on the issues of opening up retail ... Read more...

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Australian retail turnover rises


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 3 (IANS) Australia's retail turnover rose 0.2 percent in February, following a rise of 0.3 percent in January, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics ... Read more...

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‘Efforts on to allow FDI in multi-brand retail’


March 16th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government would hold more consultations with state governments to build consensus on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Trinamool to oppose UPA’s anti-people policies in parliament


February 29th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) Intensifying pressure on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), coalition partner Trinamool Congress Wednesday said it would oppose "tooth and nail" every "anti-people" policy and bill ... Read more...

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We will protect shopkeepers against FDI: Karat


January 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Denouncing moves to let 100 percent FDI in single-brand retail, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday vowed to mobilise support to protect lakhs of ... Read more...

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U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in almost 3 years


January 7th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The unemployment rate in the United States in December fell to 8.5 percent, its lowest level in nearly three years, the U.S. Labor Department (DOL) announced on ... Read more...

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Making India-US ties a ‘cornerstone of Asia-Pacific century’ (2011 in Retrospect)


December 20th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Amid turmoil from Afghanistan to Iraq to Libya, it was a year of consolidation of a strategic partnership between India and the US as they ... Read more...

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Mamata refuses to comment on Anna seeking her support (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare Wednesday sought Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's help for a strong Lokpal bill, but the West Bengal chief minister refused to ... Read more...

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Hazare seeks Mamata’s help for Lokpal (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Anna Hazare Wednesday urged Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee, a Congress ally, to put pressure on the government so that it comes out with ... Read more...

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US would like India to move forward on opening retail


December 13th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The United States has said that it would eventually like India to move forward with foreign direct investment in retail trade but it was a decision ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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Microsoft ‘disappointed’ with hold back on retail FDI


December 9th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft Thursday said it is "very disappointed" with the central government's decision to hold back Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail trade, stressing "FDI in ... Read more...

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FDI pause wins peace in parliament, disappoints India Inc. (Roundup)


December 7th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Thirteen days after what was seen as a major reformist move, the government Wednesday was forced to suspend its decision on foreign investment in ... Read more...

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PM responsible for parliament logjam: Gurudas Dasgupta


December 6th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Blaming Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the logjam in parliament, senior Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said here Tuesday that the central ... Read more...

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Karat wants retail FDI decision to be scrapped


December 6th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat Tuesday demanded that the government scrap its decision to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Reversal in retail policy will be major setback: Stakeholders


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) In the backdrop of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's disclosure Saturday that the federal government has put on hold, pending consensus, the decision ... Read more...

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Government has no majority on FDI issue: BJP (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday accused the government of violating the federal structure by taking a unilateral decision on allowing foreign direct ... Read more...

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Bengal traders’ body calls shutdown against FDI


November 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) The Confederation of West Bengal Trade Associations (CWBTA), the apex body of the most prominent trade associations of the state covering over five lakh small and ... Read more...

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Use power to ensure debate, Aiyar urges presiding officers


November 28th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Mani Shankar Aiyar Monday urged presiding officers of the two house of parliament to use their "vast powers" to prevent repeated ... Read more...

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Trinamool demands rollback of FDI in retail


November 28th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Soon after both houses of parliament were adjourned amid opposition protests against foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail Monday, ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) constituent ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu not to allow FDI funded retail outlets


November 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Announcing her government's decision not to allow retail outlets with FDI in her state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Sunday asked the central government to ... Read more...

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