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Russian parliamentary polls favoured ruling party: Observers


January 24th, 2012 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's parliamentary elections held in December were "slanted in favour of (ruling party) United Russia", says a report by election observers from the Parliamentary Assembly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tamil Nadu to fully computerise commercial taxes department


January 17th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Tuesday announced it would fully computerise the activities of its commercial taxes department at an outlay of Rs.230.96 crore to provide transparent ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moody’s upgrade India’s ratings, Sensex soars


January 10th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Global credit rating agency Moody's Investor Services has raised India's sovereign credit ranking to investment grade.The Moody's upgraded the country's short-term foreign currency rating ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Infrastructure players await policy reforms to spur growth


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) The construction equipment industry and the manufacturing sector, which build India's infrastructure, is looking up to the government for policy reforms to spur growth and boost ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bengal warns businessmen of action for not paying taxes


November 15th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 15 (IANS) Observing that West Bengal had a low tax compliance rate, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra Tuesday urged the business community to cooperate with the government in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CII lauds capital markets reforms


August 31st, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The recent reforms initiatives taken by the capital market regulator, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), will strengthen investors' confidence in the Indian ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FDI inflow to India more than double at $4.66 bn in May


July 4th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India surged 111 percent to $4.66 billion in May, the second highest monthly equity inflow in 11 years, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia, US to sign visa simplification agreement soon


June 17th, 2011 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and the United States will soon sign an agreement on easing of visa regime, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday."We ... Read more...

Posted in World |

PM to inaugurate conference on Dalits


June 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Friday inaugurate here a conference of ministers of welfare and social justice from states to discuss issues related to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Wipro appoints new global head for back office operations


June 13th, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 13 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Technologies Monday appointed senior executive Manish Dugar as global head of its back office operations or business process outsourcing (BPO)."Dugar has been ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India eases joint venture norms to draw foreign funds (Lead)


March 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India Thursday announced an updated foreign direct investment (FDI) policy that simplifies joint venture norms and opens up new areas for overseas funds.The updated policy ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goods and services tax bill in budget session: Pranab


February 28th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Constitutional amendments will be introduced to facilitate the proposed goods and services tax (GST) in the current budget session of parliament, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New evolutionary research knocks down living ‘missing link’ theory


February 11th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The living 'missing link' theory has been knocked down by a new study that suggests some species evolve from more sophisticated ancestors."Aristotle was the first to classify organisms ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grant management to NGOs in India to be more transparent


January 28th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said that the transparency in managing grant system was imperative.She said this while ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Reliance launches 3G services in Punjab


January 13th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 13 (IANS) Leading telecom service provider Reliance Communications (RCOM) Thursday launched its 3G services in Punjab.According to RCOM officials, 3G services will initially be made available to customers in Jalandhar, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘National manufacturing policy to be rolled out in January’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A national policy aimed at making India a manufacturing hub, thus creating more jobs and boosting economic growth, will roll out by the end of next month, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manmohan Singh delighted with Indo-Russian oil, gas pact


December 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressed his delight and satisfaction over India and Russia concluding an inter-governmental agreement on cooperation in the oil ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India targets 25 percent growth in exports


November 4th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) India will double its exports by 2014 on the back of 25 percent annual growth and a diversified market, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday."With ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Ramayana’ affirms stereotypes (IANS Movie Review - Rating: ** 1/2)


October 15th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Director: Chetan Desai, Voiceovers (Hindi Version): Manoj Bajpayee, Juhi Chawla, Ashutosh Rana, Rating: **1/2It is a story passed on for millennia. And through the ages, it has either shown ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sumo wrestling may soon be in Olympics


September 1st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Sumo, the Japanese heavyweight style of wrestling, may soon find its way to the Olympics after 20 years of its internationalisation. "Japan has been active in the Olympic Games ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Punjab simplifies procedures to help industrialists


August 25th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday simplified the procedures for getting clearances needed by holders of industrial plots allotted by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Limited (PSIEC). "We have ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government taking steps to eradicate corruption


August 11th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The government is taking "major steps to eradicate corruption", Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Prithviraj Chavan said Wednesday. Admitting that a Hong Kong based consultancy ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Amazon.com Presents ‘Kindle’ Worth $139 As Its Rivalry Against Apple Intensifies


July 30th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Jeff Bezos the chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc. can be credited with diminishing prices and contributing features to the Kindle to shield it ... Read more...

Posted in Books, Technology Industry News |

Brazil to allow rapid divorce


July 15th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 15 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has eliminated a lengthy separation procedure for couples that lasts for up to two years and will start the process for rapid divorce. An amendment to the constitution ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Italy plans officials’ pay cut up to 15 percent


May 20th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government may cut the salaries of public servants by 10 percent and politicians by 15 percent, in a bid to reduce the country's deficit. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistani visitors seek easier norms of clearance to visit India


April 20th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by ANI
Poonch (Jammu-Kashmir), April 20 (ANI): Visitors from Pakistan have sought for simplification of procedures to enable them to visiting here.A group of 32 Pakistan visitors that recently arrived in India returned ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Grant management to women and child schemes to be more transparent


February 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath today said that transparency in managing grant system was imperative.Inaugurating the National Consultation for Evolving an Efficient Grant Management System ... Read more...

Posted in National |

India releases FDI policy first draft


December 24th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma released the first draft of the Foreign Direct Investment policy and framework in a consolidated form here on Thursday.Sharma ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Anand Sharma releases first draft consolidation of FDI Policy/ FDI Framework


December 24th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma released the first draft consolidation of all the aspects of FDI Policy and FDI Framework, here today.Briefing the media on the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Goods and services tax to reduce manufacturing cost: Expert


October 12th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) would reduce manufacturing cost and benefit end-customers, 13th Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Kelkar said here Monday. "The new tax regime will reduce ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Poor batting, not absence of spin cost Australia the Ashes: Hilditch


August 25th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Chairman of Australian selectors, Andrew Hilditch, has rejected criticism for not playing spinner Nathan Hauritz in the fifth Ashes Test, and said that Australia lost the Test because ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Exim policy will have sops for exports sector: Sharma


July 23rd, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The government will announce more sops for the slowdown-hit exports sector in the export-import policy (Exim) for 2009-10, which will be released next month, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New trade policy to focus on untapped markets: Minister


July 18th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's new foreign trade policy will be unveiled next month and will focus on diversifying the country's merchandise exports to untapped markets, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Vaccinating kids could help control swine flu


June 18th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that targeting children for vaccination could help control the spread of pandemics such as the current swine flu.The study suggests that targeting kids ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Windows 7’s real shipping date revealed


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
The next major release of the world's most installed personal computer operating system, Windows 7, will officially ship to the public on October 22.According to Microsoft, Windows 7 has been designed to ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

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