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Expansion work to end at Tata Metaliks’ Kharagpur plant by October


September 6th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Pig iron maker Tata Metaliks, promoted by Tata Steel, will complete its capacity expansion work at its Kharagpur plant in October, a top company executive said ... Read more...

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Mars journey will be ‘huge step’ for India: PM (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) An Indian spaceship will go to Mars and collect important scientific information, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This spaceship to Mars will be ... Read more...

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Emami to make Rs.1.25 billion capital expenditure


August 8th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Personal and healthcare products major Emami Ltd. would invest up to Rs.1.25 billion in projects in the country and abroad in the current financial year, a ... Read more...

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CESC gears up to handle 3,000 MW distribution capacity


July 27th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) CESC Ltd, an R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group company, Friday said it is gearing up for building the back-end infrastructure which would be capable of handling distribution capacity ... Read more...

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Rajasthan bans gutka, plans fines up to Rs.10 lakh


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 18 (IANS) Rajasthan Wednesday banned the production, sales and storage of gutka (tobacco-laced paan masala), the fifth state in the country to do so, and Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Houseboat business struggles to stay afloat (Kerala Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) A houseboat trip on the backwaters of Alappuzha or Kumarakom is billed as one of Kerala's exotic tourism products. But the future may not be bright ... Read more...

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Sensex falls after previous rallies (Roundup)


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Indian equities were in the red Friday after a key index opened lower and closed trade 130 points down under selling pressure. The index had ... Read more...

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Breaking 27-year jinx, Chandigarh hotel to open finally


April 9th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Chandigarh residents had virtually given up hope of seeing the hotel ever function. But, finally after 27 years, the Park Plaza, which has changed its name ... Read more...

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Two IAS officers arrested in Bengal


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) Two Indian Administrative Service officers - one retired and another on compulsory waiting - in West Bengal were arrested for their alleged involvement in an iron ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi, Alexander and adventure on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


January 28th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The bookcart this week is full of innocent surprises.1. "Rahul"; Written by Jatin Gandhi and Veenu Sandhu; Published by Penguin India; Priced at Rs.499 ... Read more...

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Paying minimum wages in rural job scheme: Apex court


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday reminded the central government that the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act was a socially beneficial legislation and the government ... Read more...

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PM announces interim relief for cyclone-hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced an interim relief of Rs.500 crore for Tamil Nadu and Rs.125 crore for Puducherry which were badly affected ... Read more...

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Mills & Boon’s ‘desi’ romance - with Indian faces (With Image)


December 18th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The world's oldest series of romantic fiction, Harlequin Mills & Boon, has broken the cultural barrier to publish its first "made-in-India-with-Indian faces" book after inducting ... Read more...

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Mayawati announces steep hike in sugarcane price


November 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) With an eye to the 2012 assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday announced a steep hike in the sugarcane purchase price, making it ... Read more...

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Sensex jumps 3 percent; metal, banking stocks rally


October 7th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities surged nearly three percent Friday, led by strong buying support in metal and banking stocks amid positive cues from ... Read more...

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Kerala immersed in Onam festivities


September 9th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) The second day Friday of the week-long Onam festival brought cheer for Keralites as heavy rains, pouring down since a month in the state, have comparatively ... Read more...

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Pre-bridal outfits on Preeti Ghai’s shelf


August 24th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Creativity and innovation are a must for designers to keep abreast with the times and with this in mind, Preeti Ghai has come up with ... Read more...

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Lack of funds delay railway projects: Minister


August 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government Friday said lack of funds and bureaucratic hurdles were causing huge price escalations in ongoing railway projects."The main reasons for delay have been ... Read more...

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Make roads first, rail tracks later: Arunachal residents


August 10th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Itanagar, Aug 10 (IANS) India's massive plans to build three railway lines in Arunachal Pradesh for strategic reasons - the northeastern state borders China - has evoked a muted ... Read more...

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Blinkered vision harms trade, Indian aid in Nepal


July 8th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Indian assistance worth over Rs.3,000 crore, meant to boost Nepal's trade, economy and public welfare, faces obstruction in the Himalayan republic due to vested interests and ... Read more...

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Postal department opens counter at Fabindia store


June 14th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The department of posts Tuesday partnered with Fabindia, a retail chain of craft-based products, to open postal retail extension counter at the company's flagship store ... Read more...

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Tyeb Mehta, Souza lead auction stakes at Christie’s


May 26th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The early masters of Indian contemporary art and the progressive group of artists like Tyeb Mehta, F.N. Souza and Akbar Padamsee are high on the ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam reports loss due to lawsuit settlements (Lead)


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, formerly Satyam Computers, has posted a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, due to huge exceptional expenditure on account of ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam reports net loss due to lawsuit settlements


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, formerly Satyam Computers, has posted a net loss for the quarter ended March 31, 2011, due to huge exceptional expenditure on account ... Read more...

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Coal consumers body demands price roll back


April 19th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Coal Consumers' Association of India (CCAI) Tuesday said the recent price hike in coal by Coal India Limited would hit major sectors of the economy, ... Read more...

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CBI books two Bar Council officials for bribe-taking (Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) Two senior officials of Bar Council of India (BCI) and the vice-chairman of a law college were booked for conspiring to ensure affiliation of the ... Read more...

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State-run firms in Karnataka incur Rs.865 crore losses: CAG


March 15th, 2011 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) Twentysix state-run undertakings in Karnataka incurred a cumulative loss of Rs.865 crore during fiscal 2009-10, an audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has ... Read more...

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I have not heard of Shahid Balwa, says Digambar Kamat


March 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Young billionaire Shahid Balwa, one of the main accused in the 2G scam case, may have made headlines in the national media for weeks on end ... Read more...

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Zero-deficit Kashmir budget promises jobs


March 7th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 7 (IANS) Announcing job-generation schemes, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Monday presented a zero-deficit budget for fiscal 2011-12 in the state assembly. It was the ... Read more...

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Home ministry gets Rs.55,500 crore, 17 pc hike in budget (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The central home ministry responsible for internal security of the country Monday received Rs.55,469 crore in the union budget, a hike of nearly 17 percent compared ... Read more...

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Private firms to manage Delhi’s street lights


February 7th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday decided to rope in private power distribution companies for maintaining the city's street lights. "It is also necessary in view of the ... Read more...

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Pick-up category to grow 15-16 percent in 2012: Mahindra


January 28th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) The top category of small commercial vehicle (SCV) segment is expected to grow at an annual rate of about 15-16 percent next fiscal in India from the current ... Read more...

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Lavazza plans to make India its second biggest coffee market


January 28th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Launching its new manufacturing facility in India, Lavazza, world leader in the coffee market, Friday said it plans to develop India as its second largest coffee market in ... Read more...

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Shriram Life to tap clients of group companies


January 12th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) The Rs.611 crore ($135 million) premium income Shriram Life Insurance Company Ltd will tap the client base of its sister companies this year and also beef up equity ... Read more...

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Split second decision, I feel very sad: ISRO officer


December 25th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 25 (IANS) For Vinod Kumar Srivastava, the range safety officer at ISRO rocket launch centre, it was a sad day - in a split second decision, he ... Read more...

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