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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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BSP welcomes cabinet nod for reservation in job promotion


September 4th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Tuesday welcomed the union cabinet's approval to a bill to give Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes reservation in job ... Read more...

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Replacing rape with sexual assault: activists welcome move (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In view of increasing number of sexual crimes, the government has sought to make rape laws gender neutral by substituting the term "rape" with "sexual ... Read more...

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PM sets up experts panel to review, rework GAAR


July 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday set up an experts' committee to review and rework the controversial General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) tax provision.The four-member ... Read more...

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Bill for civilian oversight on ISI bold move: Daily


July 10th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) A bill that seeks to increase civilian oversight of the Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) is a bold and welcome move, said a leading daily, adding that ... Read more...

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Jawed Habib to groom CRPF barbers


May 24th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are set to get a stylish makeover, courtesy celebrity hair expert Jawed Habib, who is set to ... Read more...

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India Inc says cheers to surprise interest rates cut (Second Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Industry Tuesday rejoiced at the interest rates cut by the Reserve Bank of India for the first time in three years by an unexpected ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes rate cut (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Indian industry Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) move to cut some key lending rates by 50 basis points, saying it would ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes rate cut


April 17th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian industry Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) move to cut some key lending rates by 50 basis points, citing that it will ... Read more...

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Changes in marriage law welcome, says women


March 25th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The government's move to make divorce a quicker process has been largely welcomed as a long overdue step though some women activists and lawyers have ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to gas pipeline project with Iran: Zardari


February 8th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to the early implementation of the Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline Project in order to meet the ever growing demand within the country for energy, ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail


January 10th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the government's move to allow 100 percent foreign equity in single-brand retail."This is a welcome move with a clear potential to ... Read more...

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India allows 100 percent FDI in single brand retail (Roundup)


January 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) India Tuesday allowed 100 percent foreign equity in single brand retail, notifying the norms that among other things said all wholly-owned international brands will need ... Read more...

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School students to be taught chess to sharpen minds


January 4th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defence, Caro-Kann Defence, English Opening -- all these might become popular terms with school students across Tamil Nadu in a couple of years' ... Read more...

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Kolkata rickshaw pullers may get photo IDs


December 26th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 26 (IANS) Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws, considered by many as colonial relics and banned by the previous Left Front government for being inhuman, might get a new lease ... Read more...

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Islamic militancy emanates from Pakistan: Daily


December 5th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) The review of Pakistan's security paradigm should start with Islamic militancy that emanates from within the country, a leading Pakistani daily has said while noting ... Read more...

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Government approves mandatory procurement policy from SMEs


November 1st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved a procurement policy which makes it mandatory for all state-run companies, ministries and departments to procure 20 percent of their ... Read more...

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RBI frees savings interest rates


October 25th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Consumers are set to earn more on their savings accounts with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday deregulating interest rates. "It is felt that the time ... Read more...

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Unilateral incursion into Pakistan will be disastrous: daily


October 20th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The unilateral incursion of foreign troops into Pakistan would have "disastrous consequences for regional stability", a leading daily said Thursday as tension escalated with the US ... Read more...

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US hails Indian diaspora’s role in strengthening ties


October 11th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 11 (IANS) With a growing Indian American community which has increasing influence, the US sees the Indian diaspora as an important partner for forging closer ties with ... Read more...

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I hope BCCI’s inquiry is not a one-sided investigation: Akram


August 17th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said it is time the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) looked towards investigating India's Test ... Read more...

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Kerala makes teaching more student friendly


August 10th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) In a welcome move, Kerala has reduced the teacher-student ratio from 1:45 to 1:30 in all state owned and state supported schools.This was done under the ... Read more...

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M&A; regulations need reforms: CII


June 19th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The regulatory landscape for mergers and acquisitions (M&As;)should be made growth-oriented and corporate friendly by bringing in new provisions through changes in the Companies Bill ... Read more...

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Jet fuel prices down, but no respite to passengers


May 16th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Despite the state-owned Oil marketing companies (OMCs) cutting jet fuel price last week by 2.9 percent - after increasing it 14 successive times - ... Read more...

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Aug 15 deadline for Lokpal possible if all cooperate: Moily


April 12th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Tuesday said the Aug 15 deadline to pass the Lokpal Bill set by social activists could be met if all ... Read more...

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`Indo-Pak cricket: Emotions high, passions rising’


March 29th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) "Emotions are high, passions are rising" in Pakistan and India, thanks to the crucial World Cup semi-final match between the two countries, a Pakistani daily ... Read more...

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Industry happy over iron ore export duty hike


February 28th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee's proposal to enhance export duty for all types of iron ore got the thumbs up from the industry, but export duty exemption for ... Read more...

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India Inc terms General Budget to be ‘positive’ and ‘growth-oriented’


February 28th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Terming the General Budget 2011-12 to be 'positive' and 'growth-oriented', the leaders of the Indian industry appeared pleasingly amazed with the unchanged excise rate in major ... Read more...

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Pakistan must crackdown on corruption: UAE daily


February 11th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) Pakistan must ensure the best use of its limited resources as the country is heavily dependent on foreign aid, a leading UAE newspaper said Friday."Smaller cabinet ... Read more...

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Insurance regulator to meet, brief life insurers on flaws


January 11th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indian insurance regulator is planning to start the new year with a path-breaking initiative of calling promoters of private life insurers and having a frank discussion with ... Read more...

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Stimulus package will help achieve $200 bn exports target


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Industry associations Monday welcomed the Rs.1050 crore stimulus package announced by the government for the labour-intensive sectors, saying it will make India's exports competitive and boost growth. Federation ... Read more...

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‘Bihar Congress leadership changes will curb factionalism’


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Congress will benefit in election-bound Bihar with a new state unit chief as the appointment will help to end factionalism, a party leader said Thursday. "The ... Read more...

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Left, BSP welcome move to suspend work on Maheshwar dam


May 3rd, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) MPs from the Left, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and other parties Monday supported the government's decision to suspend work on the Maheshwar dam in Madhya ... Read more...

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Demand for woman president in BJP’s Madhya Pradesh unit


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which wholeheartedly supported the passage of the women's reservation bill in the Rajya Sabha, is now witnessing demands from women members ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US to stand by Copenhagen accord even if India, China don’t


February 17th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The top US envoy on climate change finds India and China's stand on the Copenhagen accord somewhat unclear but has said the US will associate ... Read more...

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