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Non-Resident Keralites backbone of state economy: PM


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described non-resident Keralites (NRKs) as the backbone of the state's economy."More than two million NRKs work in the Middle East ... Read more...

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Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

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Australia wants to partner Kerala in agro-based services


June 18th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Australia Monday welcomed the Kerala government's 'Emerging Kerala' 2012 Global Connect initiative and expressed its desire to partner the state in agri and agro-based services and ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government will be under pressure in budget session


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Spurred by its win in the recent civic elections, an aggressive opposition plans to take on the ruling Democratic Front (DF) on a wide range ... Read more...

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India, Australia to jointly develop aerospace industry


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The Society of Indian Aerospace and Technologies (SIATI) and Aviation Aerospace Australia (AAA) Wednesday entered into a long-term agreement to jointly develop the aerospace industry in ... Read more...

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Bihar’s economy registers over 11 percent annual growth


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar's economy has registered an annual growth rate of 11.36 percent from 2004-05 to 2010-11, says Bihar's economic survey for 2011-12, tabled in the state ... Read more...

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Will always be considerate to Kerala diaspora: Chandy


December 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government will always be considerate to the needs, demands and views of the Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs)."The very fact that ... Read more...

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Chandy blames Air India for high fares to Middle East


October 3rd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday blamed national carrier Air India for not offering "favourable" fares for the benefit of thousands of Keralites settled in ... Read more...

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Hotels, resorts are being built in Kashmir to promote tourism


March 18th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 18(ANI): The Department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir has started building hotels and resorts along the 55-kilometre-long highway from Srinagar to Gulmarg to attract tourists.The resorts will provide ... Read more...

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Himachal hopes to clock 9 percent growth


March 8th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh economy is expected to grow by 9 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 8.6 percent, according to the state's economic ... Read more...

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PPPC has started preparing economic policy for Punjab: Capt. Amarinder Singh


November 10th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Sawinder SinghAmritsar, Nov.10 (ANI): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) has started preparations to formulate economic policy for Punjab for future and will it will give a stable programme when it comes ... Read more...

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Ben Bernanke defends the Fed’s decision to pump up the economy


November 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jekyll Island, Nov 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Federal Reserve Chairman - Ben Bernanke has assured Americans that the Fed’s decision to pump extra hundreds of billions into the United State economy will not ... Read more...

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Not just match, Goa rains queer pitch for mining too


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Rains are not just threatening to disrupt the India-Australia cricket match Sunday. The unprecedented October downpour in Goa, leading to turbulent seas, are also affecting the export of ... Read more...

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Patnaik seeks higher central funding for farming


July 24th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday sought liberal funding from the central government for the development of the state's agriculture and allied sectors. In his deliberation during the ... Read more...

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Florida launches Energy Star appliance rebate web site


April 9th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by BNO News
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida launched a web site designed for citizens who want to learn how to receive an ENERGY STAR appliance rebate, getting discounts starting next week, Governor Charlie ... Read more...

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No new taxes in Maharashtra budget, but debt could rise


March 26th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Finance Minister Sunil Tatkare Thursday unveiled a budget free of additional taxes and levies on the common man. However, the Rs.7,654 crore revenue-deficit budget for 2010-11 ... Read more...

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Texas Gov. Perry credits Texas Film Incentive Program with creating hundreds of jobs


February 6th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by BNO News
AUSTIN, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) – Governor Rick Perry credited the Texas Film Incentive Program with creating nearly 900 jobs and more than $5 million in capital investment to the state, the Governor’s ... Read more...

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Andhra Pradesh targets Rs.690 bn IT exports by 2012


January 26th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has set a target of IT exports of Rs.69,000 crore (Rs.690 billion/$15 billion) and 1.2 million jobs in the IT sector by the end of 2012, ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Miri Indian Association turns 70


October 15th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Miri (Malaysia), Oct 15 (IANS) Deepavali this year has special significance for the Indian community settled in this eastern state of Malaysia as the Miri Indian Association is now 70 years old. ... Read more...

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Exodus of Indian students can cost Oz state 300-mn dollars annually


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 2 (ANI): The racist attacks on Indians can have a huge impact on the Australian economy, with New South Wales facing a potential loss of about 300 million dollars in ... Read more...

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Orissa aims for higher economic growth, poverty reduction


June 8th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 8 (IANS) The Orissa government will aim to achieve higher economic growth and reduce poverty in the state, Governor M.C. Bhandare said here Monday. Addressing the inaugural session of the ... Read more...

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Plan panel allocates Rs.27 bn for Himachal Pradesh


February 28th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) The Planning Commission has allocated Rs.27 billion for Himachal Pradesh for 2009-10, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Saturday. "The annual plan for Himachal Pradesh has been fixed at ... Read more...

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Kerala budget may offer sops for jobless diaspora


February 18th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac Wednesday hinted that his budget, to be presented Friday, would have some special offers for the large number of NRIs, who are returning ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh growth rate pegged at 7.7 percent


February 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) The economy of Himachal Pradesh is expected to grow at 7.7 percent this fiscal, higher than the national estimate of 7.1 percent, according to the state's economic survey ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan asks central government to help Middle East returnees


February 6th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Friday asked the central government to help the large number of the state's diaspora who have lost their jobs in the Middle East."All ... Read more...

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Vijayan flays Planning Commission for failure to aid Kerala diaspora


February 5th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Thalassery (Kerala), Feb 5 (IANS) Beleaguered Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan Thursday lashed out at the Planning Commission for failing to support the state government in helping ... Read more...

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‘Crisis in Middle East could affect Kerala economy’


December 24th, 2008 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 24 (IANS) The impact of the global economic crisis on Kerala would depend on what happens in the Middle Eastern economies, said a report by the city-based Centre for Development ... Read more...

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First migrant resource centre opened at Kochi


December 15th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Dec 15 (IANS) Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Monday opened the country's first ever migrant resource centre here. Inaugurating the office, Ravi said the centre would provide a helping ... Read more...

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Kerala offers NRIs land for industries


December 6th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 6 (IANS) Kerala will offer industry-specific land to prospective non-resident Indian (NRI) investors, an official statement said Saturday.According to the scheme, land developed by government agencies like Kerala Industrial Development ... Read more...

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Expatriate Keralites hit by rising rupee


May 6th, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin
Kochi, May 6 (IANS) The rising value of the rupee from 2003-04 onwards has been inflicting a silent but hard blow on Keralites living abroad by reducing the rupee realisation of their ... Read more...

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Global meet of Keralites later this year


February 20th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) Kerala later this year will hold a global meet of Keralites living outside the state, Governor R.L. Bhatia told state legislative assembly Wednesday. Bhatia's address to legislators formed ... Read more...

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Tourists flock Narkanda in Himachal for snow sports


February 1st, 2008 - 9:14 pm ICT by admin
Narkanda (Himachal Pradesh), Feb.1 (ANI): A large number of sports enthusiasts and tourists are thronging ski resort Narkanda known for winter sports here amidst breathtaking scenery and snow-clad mountain slopes. Sixty five ... Read more...

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