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food-security

Cabinet nod to food bill likely Tuesday

New Delhi, Dec 12 With the cabinet all set to approve the draft National Food Security Bill Tuesday, the government plans to introduce it in the ongoing winter session of parliament, which ends Dec 22. “The cabinet will take up the bill Tuesday,”...
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BEML to hive off its railway business

Chennai, Dec 12  Hiving off its rail business into a separate subsidiary, setting up a unit in Indonesia and manufacturing engines for India’s main battle tanks are some of the plans on the list of mining and heavy equipment manufacturer BEML Ltd,...
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Government, industry to discuss growth slump

New Delhi, Dec 12 Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will hold a government-industry consultation next week to discuss the slump in factory output, an official statement said Monday. “The minister will hold government-industry consultation...
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Government to free diesel, LPG prices after weighing impact

New Delhi, Dec 12 The government would deregulate diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices only after considering their impact on the weaker sections of the society, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas R.P.N. Singh said Monday. “We...
Automatic approval to FDI in greenfield pharma projects to continue: RBI

Automatic approval to FDI in greenfield pharma projects to continue: RBI

New Delhi, Dec 12 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will continue to allow overseas capital up to 100 percent in greenfield pharmaceutical projects through the automatic route, but existing companies would need the government’s approval for the same. “FDI...
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Sensex closes 343 points lower on poor industry output numbers

Mumbai, Dec 12 A benchmark index for Indian equities Monday fell 343 points and below the 16,000-mark as markets reacted negatively to latest data which showed that industrial output had slumped to minus-5.1 percent. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex)...
industrial-output-slump

October industrial output slumps to minus-5.1 %

New Delhi, Dec 12 India’s industrial production saw a staggering decline in October, with official figures released Monday showing a negative growth of 5.1 percent in output mainly owing to huge fall in manufacturing and mining sectors. Growth in...
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India, Switzerland to cooperate in local governance

New Delhi, Dec 12 India and Switzerland signed an agreement on Monday to increase their cooperation for strengthening local governance. The agreement aims at “establishing projects to encourage transference of competence between India and Switzerland...
lokpal-bill

‘PM, Group C employees may be brought under Lokpal ambit

New Delhi, Dec 12 Keen to silence criticism by the opposition and Team Anna over Lokpal, the government may accept the demand for including the prime minister within its ambit with some conditions, as also group C employees, Congress sources said. A Congress...
nissan-sunny

Nissan launches diesel variant of mid-size sedan Sunny

New Delhi, Dec 12  Japanese car manufacture Nissan Monday launched the diesel variant of its mid-size sedan Sunny, priced between Rs.7.98 lakh and Rs.8.78 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with a mileage of 21.64 km per litre. The company thinks the new variant...
nid

Four new NIDs to come up

New Delhi, Dec 12 Industry and traditional design are closing ranks in India, with plans to set up four new National Institutes of Design (NIDs) to meet the growing need for industrial designers, especially at the regional level. The commerce, industry...
interest-rates

As industrial output contracts, industry clamours for lowering rates

New Delhi, Dec 12 India Inc Monday called for gradual easing of monetary policy and incentivising investment after industrial production saw a staggering decline in October, with official figures released Monday showing a 5.1 percent negative growth in...
Hillary’s Myanmar Visit: CHANGING STRATEGIC EQUATIONS…

Hillary’s Myanmar Visit: CHANGING STRATEGIC EQUATIONS…

Hillary’s Myanmar Visit CHANGING STRATEGIC EQUATIONS By Monish Tourangbam Research Scholar, School of International Studies (JNU) New Delhi, Dec 12: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Myanmar is indeed a historic moment in the annals...
MoS, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs, R.P.N. Singh addressing the valedictory session of 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference

MoS, Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs, R.P.N. Singh addressing the valedictory session of 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs, R.P.N. Singh addressing the valedictory session of 3rd India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference, in New Delhi on December 10, 2011.
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First woman joins Mexican navy’s special forces

Mexico City, Dec 12 Mexico’s navy has accepted the first woman into the ranks of its special forces, an elite group dedicated to intelligence operations, the fight against criminal cells and anti-terrorism, among other missions, officials said. “It...
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Uzbekistan celebrates Constitution Day

Tashkent, Dec 12 : The grand meeting devoted to the 19th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Uzbekistan was held on 7 December at the International Forums Palace “Uzbekistan” in Tashkent. State and public figures, representatives of...
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