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IIP grows 0.1 percent in July, government calls meeting to revive manufacturing (Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew in July, reversing the contraction in June, but at a marginal 0.1 percent from a year earlier, government data showed ... Read more...

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Inflation down by 6.87 percent


August 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to 6.87 percent in July from 7.25 percent in the previous month, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to ... Read more...

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Inflation eases, but food prices surge


July 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to 7.25 percent in June from 7.55 percent in the previous month, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to ... Read more...

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IIT Council’s decision hasty: Super 30 founder


June 28th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) The IIT Council's move to give 20 percent weightage to Class 12 board marks is a hasty decision, Anand Kumar, founder of 'Super 30', which provides ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal skips IIT council meet


June 27th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday skipped the meeting of IIT Council convened by him to discuss the proposed common entrance test after opposition ... Read more...

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UCO Bank focusing on lending to retail, SME and farm sector


June 26th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) UCO Bank is focusing on lending to retail, SME and farm sectors as the capital-to-risk weightage was lower in these categories, the bank's chairman said Tuesday.Bank's ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of the ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also revolts, to conduct own exam (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) Thursday also revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test and decided to hold ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also rejects CET, to have own exam


June 21st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) too Thursday rejected the government's proposal of a single entrance test and instead decided to conduct a separate test."We ... Read more...

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Prime Minister assures on autonomy of IITs


June 15th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday assured members of the All India IIT Faculty Federation (AIIITFF) that the autonomy of the prestigious Indian Institutes of ... Read more...

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Inflation rises to 7.55 percent, food prices surge


June 14th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's inflation moved up to 7.55 percent in May as compared to 7.23 percent in the previous month, mainly driven by a sharp increase in ... Read more...

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Common engineering entrance in favour of students, says Sibal


June 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) With several Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) coming out in opposition on the proposed common entrance test, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday reiterated that ... Read more...

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IIT Kanpur revolts, to hold separate entrance exam


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a clear revolt against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur Friday decided to ... Read more...

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States unwilling to join new IIT-JEE format


June 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) As the government moves ahead with its plan for a common engineering entrance test, a majority of states at a meeting of education ministers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Now vote for ‘The Greatest Indian’


June 5th, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) From Jawaharlal Nehru and Lata Mangeshkar to Vikram Sarabhai and E. Shreedharan - a list of Indians who have shaped the country since its ... Read more...

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IIT alumni to lobby against new entrance test pattern


June 1st, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Upset over the new IIT joint entrance test pattern announced by the government, alumni of the institute in Delhi have decided to form lobby groups ... Read more...

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Dissent grows over new pattern of IIT-JEE


May 30th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Even as the government has decided to go ahead with a new pattern for the joint entrance exam for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT-JEE), ... Read more...

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‘Common test will put rural students at a disadvantage’


May 28th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) Anand Kumar, who founded the 'Super 30', Bihar's widely acclaimed free coaching centre, Monday said that despite the good intentions of the joint councils of IITs, ... Read more...

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Single test for engineering courses from 2013


May 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
A meeting of the Joint Councils of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and other central educational institutions approved the conduct ... Read more...

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‘India should have single engineering entrance exam’


April 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) With reforms in the IIT entrance tests being mulled, the founder of the prestigious Super 30 coaching institute, Anand Kumar, has suggested a single entrance ... Read more...

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Government seeks states’ help on engineering entrance test


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking another step on its proposal to introduce a common entrance test for engineering courses, the government Wednesday held talks with state education ministers and ... Read more...

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Core industries growth falls to 3.1 percent in December


January 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India's core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil, registered a slower 3.1 percent growth in December as compared to 6.8 percent ... Read more...

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Food inflation remains in negative


January 19th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Overall food prices fell for the third straight week year-on-year, led by a sharp drop in the price of vegetables, especially onions and potatoes ... Read more...

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Food prices fall; inflation will continue to moderate: Pranab (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Overall food prices declined for the second consecutive week year-on-year, led by a sharp drop in the price of vegetables, especially onions, official data ... Read more...

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Food inflation continues in the negative


January 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) India's annual food inflation continued to be in the negative for the week ending Dec 31, official data showed Thursday on lower prices of vegetables, ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips to -3.36 percent; RBI may cut rates (Roundup)


January 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's annual food inflation slipped into the negative for the first time in at least six years, official data showed Thursday as prices of ... Read more...

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Core industries growth rebounds to 6.8 percent


December 26th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India's core industries grew 6.8 percent in November, compared to just 0.3 percent in October, raising hopes of a rebound in overall factory output, official ... Read more...

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Food inflation slips sharply to 4.35 percent


December 15th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 4.35 percent for the week ended Dec 3, the lowest in nearly four years, as prices of onion, ... Read more...

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November headline inflation at 9.11 percent


December 14th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation based on wholesale prices continued to remain at elevated levels, official data released Wednesday showing it at 9.11 percent in November.Expectations of ... Read more...

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Food inflation falls to 39-month low of 6.6 percent


December 8th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's annual food inflation fell sharply to 6.60 percent for the week ended Nov 26, the lowest in nearly three-and-a-half years, as onion, potato, vegetables ... Read more...

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Food inflation falls to 8 percent; to drop further: Pranab (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India's food inflation fell sharply to 8 percent for the week ended Nov 19 as compared to 9.01 percent in the previous week - ... Read more...

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Food inflation falls to 8 percent


December 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) India's food inflation fell sharply to 8 percent for the week ended Nov 19 as compared to 9.01 percent in the previous week as onions, ... Read more...

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Rising interest rates affect industrial output, lowest in over 2 years


November 11th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India's industrial output fell sharply in September at 1.9 percent, official data showed Friday, growing the slowest in over two years as rising interest rates ... Read more...

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Inflation continues to remain high, rate hike likely again


October 14th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India's annual inflation based on wholesale prices continued to hover close to double digits -- at 9.72 percent -- for September, official data showed Friday, ... Read more...

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