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Patnaik demands rollback of diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, S Sep 14 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday demanded a rollback of the diesel price hike saying it will hit everyone.He also flayed the cap on ... Read more...

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Potato prices come down in Bengal


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Potatoe prices, which had skyrocketed in July following low production, came down by an average of 18 percent in West Bengal retail markets in September after ... Read more...

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Paint industry likely to see single digit growth 2012-13


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The growth of the Indian paint industry (IPA) could shrink to single-digit this fiscal due to slackening demand following the slowdown in the automotive industry and ... Read more...

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As businessmen gobble up farmland, Kashmiri villages lose identity (Feature)


July 15th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Haripora (Ganderbal), July 15 (IANS) Instead of a mud house, Hassan Parray now has a concrete house. His two sons do not go to school barefoot, but wearing branded shoes. ... Read more...

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CESC’s consolidated net profit down 11 percent


June 13th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) The net profit of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's power utility company CESC Ltd declined by 11 percent in the 2011-12 fiscal compared to the year-ago period, the ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Tripura


May 31st, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and its allies in the ruling Left Front to protest hike in petrol prices ... Read more...

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Petrol hike perturbs B-Town


May 24th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The steep rise in petrol price has left Bollywood celebrities like Gul Panag and Divya Dutta concerned about the plight of the country's common man, ... Read more...

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NDA calls shutdown May 31 against petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Thursday called a Bharat Bandh (nationwide shutdown) on May 31 against petrol price hike.The decision was announced by the NDA's ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest: Mamata (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday that she would protest but not pull out of ... Read more...

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Not pulling out but will protest petrol hike: Mamata


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Miffed over the steep rise in petrol prices, announced Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her Trinamool Congress would protest against the hike ... Read more...

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Scorching sun, power outages add to UP’s ’summer misery’


May 22nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The gruelling heat wave that started in Uttar Pradesh a week ago shows no sign of abating with the mercury expected to touch 45 degrees Celsius ... Read more...

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UP sweats as mercury soars past 40 degrees


May 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) A sudden and steep rise in day temperatures has sent people of Uttar Pradesh scurrying for cover. With the mercury soaring past 40 degree Celsius, the ... Read more...

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Nepal expects steep rise in Indian tourist inflow


May 2nd, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Nepal may see a 32 percent jump in tourist inflow from India, a Nepal Tourism Board official said Wednesday."We are expecting a 30-32 percent increase in ... Read more...

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Delhi civic polls: Facts at a glance


April 15th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Here are some quick facts on the elections held Sunday to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi.* This is the first time that the national ... Read more...

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China’s soaring private jet market


March 27th, 2012 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China's private jet market will continue its robust growth this year, industry experts said Monday.Paris-based Dassault Aviation said it predicted robust growth in China, with the ... Read more...

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Economic restructuring most pressing task: Wen (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) Transformation of the development model and economic restructuring are the most pressing tasks for the Chinese government, Premier Wen Jiabao said Monday.These measures are the "key ... Read more...

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All-time high voting in UP, women set new record (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh set an all-time record in polling percentage, with officials saying about 60 percent of its 127 million electorate exercised their franchise in ... Read more...

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Australia awards 26 high achieving Indians


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With a steep rise in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Australia, students and researchers from diverse backgrounds have won awards to study ... Read more...

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Allahabad Bank’s Q3 net up by 34 percent


January 30th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Public sector lender Allahabad Bank Monday reported a net profit of Rs.5.60 billion for the quarter ending Dec 31, 2011 against Rs.4.2 billion for the corresponding ... Read more...

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Misty sunshine as Agra marks Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) Misty sunshine and a respite from the chill led to enthusiastic Republic Day celebrations all across the Taj city Thursday.The election campaign fuelled the patriotic sentiments ... Read more...

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Consumer body for rollback of new coal pricing


January 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Describing public sector Coal India Ltd's (CIL) new pricing policy as arbitrary and harmful to industrial growth, the Coal Consumers Association of India (CCAI) Thursday demanded ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh sugar mill owners to oppose price hike


November 11th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 11 (IANS) Claiming that the steep rise in the state advised price (SAP) announced by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati earlier this week would not be viable for ... Read more...

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Cocaine chronicles: Metros see steep rise in party drugs


November 9th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Twenty-year-old Alisha Jose, a bright college student from a middle-class family in Delhi, was coaxed to try a "pill" at a party by her friends ... Read more...

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Junk food lowering Delhi girls’ puberty age: Doctors


November 1st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The age at which girls attain puberty has come down from 10 to 8 years in the national capital and doctors have blamed junk food ... Read more...

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Started with borrowed money, Apple becomes world’s No. 1 company


August 11th, 2011 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 11 (IANS) From a start-up launched with borrowed money to becoming the world's most valuable company, Apple has come a long way. The Cupertino-based technology giant Wednesday surpassed ... Read more...

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Rains disrupt Maharashtra-Gujarat train services


August 1st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Train services between Maharashtra and Gujarat were briefly disrupted Monday as heavy rains continued to lash several parts of the two neighbouring states since Saturday, officials ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane; four drown


July 30th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) At least four people were killed as heavy rains lashed various parts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane district Thursday and Friday, officials said here Saturday.Low-lying ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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Nepal ignores India’s cancer concerns over betel nut


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) While pressing for trade concessions from its largest business partner India, Nepal, however, has been stolidly ignoring New Delhi's growing health concerns with government and customs ... Read more...

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Tata Motors to increase prices April 1


March 18th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Indian automobile giant Tata Motors Friday said it will be increasing the prices of its passenger vehicles from April 1 due to soaring input costs. ... Read more...

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Trade unions begin march in Delhi against price rise


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Members of eight major trade unions and national federations of workers Wednesday began their march to Parliament House against price rise. The protesting central trade unions and ... Read more...

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Unions’ protest march causes traffic snarls in Delhi


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Traffic in some key areas of central Delhi and arterial roads was tied up in huge snarls after members of eight major trade unions and national federations ... Read more...

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Egyptian uprising inspired by Tunisia’s upheaval


February 12th, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) The month-long revolution in Tunisia, which led to the change of a 23-year military regime, was the inspiration for the uprising by Egyptians against Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.Protests ... Read more...

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Joint action plan with states against inflation: Consumer Affairs Minister (Interview)


January 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
By George Joseph New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The central government will soon formulate an action plan with state governments on how to rein in the prices of essential items that have ... Read more...

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Cyber crimes on steep rise


January 21st, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) With the ever increasing population of netizens in the country, the number of cyber-crimes in the country is also rising sharply, says data released by the National ... Read more...

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