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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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Dell planning to slash more than $2 billion in costs


June 14th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, June 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The company Dell Inc has announced its plans to cut more than $2 billion costs over the next three years, mainly from the supply chain and sales ... Read more...

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China busts noodle mafia


April 27th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A gang that controlled supplies to a well-known snack store chain has been broken up in China's Guangzhou city, a media report said Friday.The gang used ... Read more...

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Ujjwal Mukhopadhyay named Avon India managing director


March 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Leading direct selling company Avon Beauty Products India Thursday announced the appointment of Ujjwal Sankar Mukhopadhyay as its new managing director."He will be responsible for ... Read more...

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Foreign clubs should invest in India: Sesa Goa


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 20 (IANS) India's leading football club Sesa Goa, which is owned by mining major Vedanta Resources, wants popular foreign clubs not to treat India just as a commercial ... Read more...

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Apple launches probe into unsafe factory conditions in China


January 27th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Technology giant Apple has launched a probe into a report that said factories in China that manufactured its products employed child labour and had 24-hour working ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola opens $120 mn plant for 2014 Winter Olympics


September 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Coca-Cola Company has launched a $120 million plant to supply non-alcoholic beverages for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Black Sea resort city of ... Read more...

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Jaguar Land Rover to invest 355 mn pounds on engines


September 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Tata Motors company Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Monday said it will invest 355 million pounds (over $550 million) for a new facility to manufacturer advanced ... Read more...

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Versace now for children too


May 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Italian fashion house Versace is to launch a children's wear line next year."This is a high-end, glamorous and colourful collection in line with the brand's essence, ... Read more...

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‘Here Comes The Boom’ team turns eco-friendly


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Movie bosses behind Salma Hayek and Kevin James' new film "Here Comes The Boom" have set down eco-friendly rules to make the shoot as green as ... Read more...

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Toyota to halt production at five European plants


April 13th, 2011 - 8:50 am ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr. 13 (ANI): Japanese auto giant Toyota said on Wednesday that it plans to stop production at five European plants for several days in April and May, due to a shortage ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals re-brands global subsidiaries


April 1st, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), part of the $67.4 billion Tata Group, Friday announced a major re-branding initiative, embracing its subsidiaries in Britain, the US and Kenya ... Read more...

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Japan quake jolts Bangladesh used car market


March 20th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Bangladesh, which imports around 40,000 used or reconditioned cars annually from Japan, has been badly hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.Prices of imported used ... Read more...

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Central procurement agency for health goods proposed


November 10th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The government is considering a proposal for setting up a central agency for procuring, storing and distributing health sector goods for various national programmes, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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India has potential to increase its textile share in world trade: Dayanadhi Maran


November 2nd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Union Textiles Minister Dayanadhi Maran on Tuesday said India has the potential to increase its textile share in the world trade from the current level of 4.5 ... Read more...

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India must improve infrastructure to compete with China: Murthy


October 27th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct. 27 (ANI): India needs to improve its infrastructure significantly if it has to compete with China, said N. R. Narayana Murthy, non-executive Chairman of Infosys Technologies.Addressing an All India Management ... Read more...

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Aqua Logistics starts Middle East subsidiary


October 6th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) Third party logistics firm Aqua Logistics Wednesday launched its Middle East operations and hoped to generate a business of Rs.80 crore next year."Aqua Logistics Limited has started its ... Read more...

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Good monsoon will benefit food processing sector


October 5th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) A good monsoon this year will help Indian agriculture grow robustly and benefit the food processing and packaging sectors, Minister of State for Agriculture and Consumer Affairs ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger signs California Anti-Slavery Bill


October 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Oct.1 (ANI): Movie star-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a new anti-slavery bill demanding the state's major retailers and manufacturers fully disclose their efforts to stamp out illegal employment.The ... Read more...

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PL Engineering and Nuvia to form JV for nuclear sector


September 29th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) PL Engineering, a Punj Lloyd Group company, Wednesday entered into an agreement with the Indian unit of French nuclear engineering company Nuvia to form a joint venture to ... Read more...

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Ford to launch eight models by 2015


August 26th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) American Ford Motor Company will launch eight new models in India by the middle of this decade, said a senior company official Thursday. "By the middle of this ... Read more...

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Duty free raw silk import by Handloom Corporation allowed


August 12th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): The Government informed on Thursday that a duty free import of raw silk by the National Handloom Development Corporation has been allowed."In order to mitigate the ... Read more...

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UK high street stores found forcing staff to do sweatshop duty in India


August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.8 (ANI): Britain's best-known high street stores -- Gap, Next and Marks and Spencer -- have reportedly launched inquiries into abuse of working regulations at their Indian suppliers, which have resulted ... Read more...

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Bharti Walmart planning more wholesale stores, Punjab is focus


August 6th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Jalandhar (Punjab), Aug 6 (IANS) Bharti Walmart is planning to open 10 to 15 cash-and-carry wholesale stores over the next three years and hoping that the government will open up ... Read more...

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Ericsson reports drop in second-quarter sales


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, July 23 (DPA) Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson Friday reported lower second-quarter sales and operating income due in part to "continued industry component shortages" and cautious investments from operators in some markets. Net ... Read more...

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Unique Identification to make public distribution easier: Nilekani


July 13th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Unique Identification Authority of India (UID) Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Tuesday said food supply through unique identification numbers will make distribution of food more transparent and will ... Read more...

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Ban employment of kids in agriculture: NGO


June 11th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) As the nation observes World Day Against Child Labour Saturday, NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) Friday said that unless agriculture is brought under the ambit of ... Read more...

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Wal-Mart to step up rollout in India, says India chief


May 12th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon (Haryana), May 12 (ANI): Raj Jain, chief of Indian operations for Arkansas-based Wal-Mart has said the company will accelerate its rollout of wholesale stores in India over two to three years, ... Read more...

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Britain’s waste mountain hit 18.4m tons in 2009


April 4th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 4 (ANI): The foods and drinks wasted by Brits cost the UK a harrowing 17billion pounds annually, a new report has revealed.According to the report published by Wrap, the Government's ... Read more...

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Nearly three-quarters of halal poultry falsely labeled in UK


March 13th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13 (ANI): Nearly three-quarters of poultry and a small amount of beef and lamb meat sold as halal in the United Kingdom is labeled falsely, according to Naved Syed of ... Read more...

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India invites investment in food processing


March 10th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) India Wednesday invited investment in the food processing industry to raise the processing levels of its agricultural produce from the current 10 percent to 20 percent. "In the ... Read more...

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Global chip sales fell nine percent in 2009


February 2nd, 2010 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Feb 2 (DPA) Global sales of computer chips fell nine percent during 2009, the Semi Conductor Industry Association said Monday - but not as far as expected. Annual sales fell from ... Read more...

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Aqua Logistics plans expansion, IPO soon


January 23rd, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Logistics and supply chain company Aqua Logistics Limited (ALL) plans to acquire majority stake in 3PL (third party logistics service provider) companies in South East Asia as part ... Read more...

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Strong companies kept hiring during slowdown: Genpact CEO


November 9th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Back office service provider Genpact Monday said the companies that kept hiring during the economic slowdown were viewed as "strong" firms and would benefit from this perception ... Read more...

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Airtel brings service tax operations under one roof (Lead)


November 6th, 2009 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Friday launched a centre where functions relating to human resource, supply chain, finance and service taxes would be undertaken under one roof. ... Read more...

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