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National Policy on IT approved


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology 2012, which envisages the growth of the IT market to $300 billion and creation of another 10 million jobs ... Read more...

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Eight get Priyadarshni Foundation’s global awards


September 19th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, actress Deepika Padukone and member of European Parliament Nirj Deva were among achievers who were conferred the global awards instituted by NGO ... Read more...

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NSE starts SME platform with first listing Thejo Engineering


September 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Tuesday began operating its SME platform, EMERGE, and Thejo Engineering became the first company to got listed in the segment.Finance ... Read more...

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Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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Indian bank opens branch in South Africa


September 13th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 13 (IANS) State-owned Bank of India (BoI) has opened its first branch here in a move to enhance the relationship between South Africa and India while contributing ... Read more...

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United Bank cuts interest rates on loans above Rs.1 crore


September 11th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) United Bank of India has reduced interest rates by 0.75 percent to 2.75 percent on medium and small loans above Rs.1 crore with effect from Sep ... Read more...

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India, South Africa ink pact on postal service


September 6th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's Department of Posts Thursday said it has signed an agreement with South Africa Post for starting a speed post service between the two countries."This ... Read more...

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India for fast-tracking ASEAN highway links


September 4th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 4 (IANS) India and five other nations of the Mekong Ganga grouping -Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - Tuesday decided to fast-track key connectivity projects ... Read more...

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Government to encourage women entrepreneurs: Vayalar Ravi


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government will try to solve the problems faced by women entrepreneurs in the country, Vayalar Ravi, minister for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), ... Read more...

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Spanish government approves `bad bank’ for toxic assets


September 1st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Spain's government has approved a new financial sector overhaul required by Brussels as a part of a bank-rescue programme, creating an asset-management agency - or "bad ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s interest subsidy for factories in backward areas


August 30th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Industries Minister Rajendra Pareek Thursday announced an interest subsidy of 200-300 basis points for small and medium enterprises that set units in the backward regions ... Read more...

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Virbhadra ready for graft case trial in lower court


August 29th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh, who took over as the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee chief here Wednesday, said he was ready to stand trial in a ... Read more...

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Sonia rallies in Himachal in September


August 29th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address public rallies in Himachal Pradesh next month in the run-up to the assembly polls, a party leader said Wednesday."Sonia ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh appointed Congress’ Himachal chief


August 29th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday formally appointed former Union minister Virbhadra Singh as its state unit chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh.It also appointed Commerce Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh is Himachal Congress chief


August 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections, former union minister and five-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh has been appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress president, replacing Kaul Singh, party leaders ... Read more...

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Suspense over Virbhadra as Himachal Congress chief


August 25th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Suspense over appointment of former union minister Virbhadra Singh as the Congress chief in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh continued Friday with supporters saying that the ... Read more...

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Government raises cap on bulk SMSes from five to 20


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government Thursday increased the cap on SMSes to 20 from five announced last week for 15 days with immediate effect.According to the Ministry ... Read more...

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Government should lift ban on bulk SMSes, says IAMAI


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) Thursday said the ban on bulk SMSes should be immediately lifted as it is affecting the business ... Read more...

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Public sector bank’s non-performing assets not alarming: FM (Roundup)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday tried to calm the jittery financial sector stating that the rise in non-performing assets (NPAs) of public sector banks ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy to boost animation, hardware jobs (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology (IT) policy laying special emphasis on jobs linked to hardware, animation and ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy emphasises animation, graphics and hardware


August 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology policy laying special emphasis on hardware, animation and graphics.The much-awaited policy, ratified ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

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CII, centre join hands on cloud computing


August 8th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) national IT committee has tied up with the central government for use of cloud computing among small and medium enterprises ... Read more...

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Steps to boost Indian apparel exports on anvil


August 7th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India's textiles ministry is mulling a series of measures to boost export of readymade garments (apparel) despite growing competition from countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam, Kampuchea and ... Read more...

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India may tweak SME definition for IKEA investment


August 4th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian government may change the definition of small and medium enterprises (SME) to facilitate investments from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand ... Read more...

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Women entrepreneurs in gems and jewellery face many bottlenecks


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Women entrepreneurs in India's gems and jewellery industry are plagued by several bottlenecks, including operational hindrances like procurement of raw materials and skilled manpower, says ... Read more...

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BRICS nations working to facilitate intra-grouping trade


July 19th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BRICS countries are currently moving ahead in areas in which the five member-countries can easily cooperate such as trade facilitation, said an Indian government official."We ... Read more...

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Chinese premier promises more jobs


July 18th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has promised to generate more jobs, especially for fresh university graduates, migrant labourers and disabled people, even as the country's employment situation ... Read more...

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BRICS urged to develop small, medium enterprises


July 11th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) South Africa and other BRICS members should prioritize the development of small and medium enterprises as a way of quick job creation to benefit communities and ... Read more...

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India to pitch for investment-driven Afghanistan revival


July 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Building upon the success of a regional investors' meet India hosted last month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Sunday heads to the Tokyo Donors' ... Read more...

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Cabinet to take up IT and electronics policy next week: Sibal


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The union cabinet might take a call on the proposed IT and electronics manufacturing policy next week, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday."Yesterday (Tuesday) cluster ... Read more...

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Virbhadra accuses Dhumal of vindictiveness


July 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Congress leader Virbhadra Singh, who quit as union minister over graft charges Sunday, stepped up attack on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, ... Read more...

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It’s homecoming for Virbhadra Singh (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


June 29th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 29 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh was desiring to return to politics in Himachal Pradesh, where he has served five terms as chief minister. His resignation ... Read more...

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Tainted Virbhadra Singh goes, vows to fight on (Roundup)


June 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh vowed to fight on after resigning Tuesday, a day after a court framed corruption charges against ... Read more...

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Setback for Virbhadra in Himachal poll arena? (News Analysis)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 26 (IANS) Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh's long political career may have hit a wall following the graft charges filed against him and his exit from the, but ... Read more...

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