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Freedom, bondage hand-in-hand for Kashmiri designer (With Images)


August 4th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) There is beauty as well as violence in the Kashmir Valley. The stark contrast in atmosphere led designer Sajid Dhar to reflect the pain, ... Read more...

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Allahabad Bank Q1 net profit jumps 23 percent


July 30th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) State-run Allahabad Bank Monday reported a 23 percent jump in net profit at Rs.5.14 billion in the quarter ended June 2012 from Rs 4.18 billion in ... Read more...

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Hillary counts Ela Bhatt among her ‘personal heroes’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related the story of one of her "personal heroes", Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association in ... Read more...

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Bengal to have two jute parks by this year


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal could have two jute parks, one each in Burdwan and North Dinajpur districts, by the end of 2012, am official said Monday."We are expecting ... Read more...

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Slovenia aims to double bilateral trade with India


June 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Slovenia wants to double its bilateral trade with India in the next three years, the central European country's envoy said Tuesday."We are aiming to double our ... Read more...

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Raymond to open tailoring academies across India


June 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Renowned clothing brand Raymond, seeking to promote the tailoring trade, will open 20 tailoring academies and numerous workshops across the country in the next five years, ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks more India knowhow, capital


May 15th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Ethiopia has liberalised norms and is keen to attract more Indian investments in the sectors like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, textiles and food processing, Ethiopian ambassador to ... Read more...

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Emerging Kerala campaign to be launched in Mumbai


May 13th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Kerala will launch the Emerging Kerala branding campaign in Mumbai next week to attract more business and investment to the state, an official said here ... Read more...

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Pawar complains to PM on cotton, sugar exports


April 12th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the restriction on cotton exports would have an adverse impact on ... Read more...

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Scientists create hair thin solar cells


April 10th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have created solar cells so thin and flexible that they can be wrapped around a single strand of human hair.The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes ... Read more...

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Will ensure legitimate lending not denied to Bengal: RBI


April 1st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Reverse Bank of India (RBI) Sunday said it would clearly address the issue of lower credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal by ensuring that legitimate lending ... Read more...

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Four killed in Andhra fire mishap


March 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Four persons were killed in a blaze in Andhra Pradesh's West Godavari district Thursday, police said.A police official said a fire broke out and soon engulfed ... Read more...

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China is New Zealand’s biggest wool market


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 23 (IANS) China has become the main market for New Zealand wool, taking almost half its exports, as the European market declines and sales to Australia plunge, an ... Read more...

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India asks Kenya to cut duties on textile imports


March 20th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India Tuesday asked Kenya to reduce duties on imports of textiles, especially man-made fibres, from this country.During a meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Chirauli Mwakwere ... Read more...

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Lepakshi Knowledge Hub to set up textile park


February 29th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Lepakshi Knowledge Hub (LKH) will develop a state-of-the-art textile park in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district with an investment of Rs.120 crore.LKH has received the nod from ... Read more...

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India to provide $250 mn line of credit to Mauritius


February 7th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India Tuesday agreed to provide a new package comprising a $250 million line of credit and a $20 million grant to Mauritius during bilateral ... Read more...

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Andhra minister complains to President against colleague


January 3rd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 3 (IANS) A minister in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday complained to President Pratibha Patil against his cabinet colleague, whom he held responsible for a recent attack on him.Textiles ... Read more...

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Nigerian held with cocaine worth Rs.1.75 crore


January 1st, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) A 32-year-old Nigerian was arrested from west Delhi with cocaine estimated to be worth Rs.1.75 crore, police said Sunday.Paul Chinedu Ugwor alias Emma, who lives ... Read more...

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Employment in industries rose by 4.1 percent in 2009-10


December 30th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Total employment in industries in India in terms of number of persons engaged rose by 4.1 percent while salary grew by 13.6 percent in 2009-10 ... Read more...

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Andhra textiles minister attacked, blames home minister


December 20th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 20 (IANS) The war between two cabinet ministers in Andhra Pradesh came into the open Tuesday when followers of one attacked the other with stones, eggs and tomatoes.Minister ... Read more...

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Handloom weavers to get Rs.2,362 crore financial help


December 19th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government is likely to give Rs.2,362.15 crore as financial help to nearly 15,000 cooperative societies and 3 lakh individuals involved in the handloom weaving ... Read more...

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New fire retardants polluting atmosphere


December 15th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Compounds used in new fire retardants are showing up in the environment in increasing concentrations, reveals a study.The study led by Indiana University researchers in Bloomington, ... Read more...

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Victoria joins fight to save textile company


December 15th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has joined a campaign to save the London Printworks textile company from closing."I am proud that my business is based ... Read more...

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Government’s loan waiver to benefit 300,000 weavers


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Nearly 300,000 handloom weavers and 15,000 weavers' cooperatives across India are likely to benefit under a new scheme - including a loan waiver - to ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants strong economic ties with Sri Lanka


November 30th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has sought stronger economic ties with Sri Lanka so as to enhance trade between the two countries.President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday said Pakistan values its ... Read more...

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Government gives nod for jute packaging


November 16th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers of jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved the mandatory use of jute in packaging of ... Read more...

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Go ahead for mandatory use of jute in packaging food grains


November 16th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to over 3.7 lakh workers who earn their living by working in jute mills and ancillary units, the government Wednesday approved mandatory use ... Read more...

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Overall hiring up 2.15 percent in June quarter


November 16th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India's overall employment increased 2.15 percent during the quarter ended June 30 compared to the previous quarter, recording rise in employment in all sectors except ... Read more...

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CBI makes first arrest in Emaar township scam


November 4th, 2011 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation Thursday arrested industrialist Koneru Prasad in the Emaar-APIIC township project scam.CBI Joint Director V.V. Lakshminrayana told reporters Thursday night that Prasad ... Read more...

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India, Czech Republic target $2 bn trade in 2012


October 10th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India and the Czech Republic Monday agreed to liberalise business visa regime and expand bilateral trade to $2 billion in 2012 from the current year's ... Read more...

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Cavalli to launch home collection


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli will launch a home collection based on his iconic animal patterns.The designer will show the new range, which will include furniture, ... Read more...

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New textile policy for Bengal soon


September 14th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The West Bengal government's new textile policy, seeking to revive the state's handloom and powerloom sectors, will be announced next month, state Textiles Minister Manas Bhunia ... Read more...

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1,000-year-old coins unearthed in China


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) More than 200 coins that were used 1,000-years ago were excavated in China, archaeologists said Tuesday.The green verdigris-covered coins were unearthed at a construction site in ... Read more...

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Congress, TDP hail court order on Jagan’s assets


August 10th, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 10 (IANS) The Congress party and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday welcomed the high court order directing the CBI to probe ... Read more...

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Maran continues to occupy minister’s seat


August 4th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) DMK member Dayanidhi Maran, who quit as textiles minister last month over his alleged role in the 2G spectrum row, continues to occupy the ... Read more...

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