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Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh arriving at Moscow Airport

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh being received by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Russian Federation, Mr. A.H. Borodavkin, on his arrival at the Sheremetyevo International Airport, to attend the India-Russia Annual Summit 2011, in Moscow, Russia
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Durban climate talks: What it means for India ?

New Delhi, Dec 15 At the recently concluded UN climate change talk in Durban, the world agreed to a new global climate change regime by 2020 to bring down emissions to save the planet. But cutting carbon emissions will be a tough task for India in the...
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Durban talks: India’s gains and losses

The UN climate change talks in Durban arrived at a four-pronged Durban Package to save the planet by controlling emission of greenhouse gases. The gains and losses for developing countries like India: Gains * Principle of equity: Every person in the world...
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India to help Ethiopia boost agricultural output

Addis Ababa, Dec 14 A premier Indian agricultural research institute has tied up with an Ethiopian institute to help it increase the country’s agricultural output. The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the Indian Agricultural...
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Oil firms cut jet fuel prices by 1.38 %

New Delhi, Dec 15 State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday pared jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent or Rs.833 per kilo litre (kl), effective from Dec 16. With this, the air turbine fuel (ATF) prices at Delhi’s IGI airport will come down...
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RBI intervenes as rupee slides to new low

New Delhi, Dec 15 Under pressure from the global financial uncertainty and weak domestic economic data, the Indian rupee sank to a record low for the fourth straight day Thursday, hitting 54.30 against the dollar, but recovered later as the central bank...
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US stops $700 mn aid to Pakistan (Lead)

Washington, Dec 15 The US House of Representatives has passed a huge $662 billion defence bill that freezes $700 million for Pakistan until the Congress is provided a report on how Islamabad is tackling the threat of improvised explosive devices. Passed...
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Income inequity unavoidable, says minister

New Delhi, Dec 15Income inequity does grow in the initial stages of market driven economy, Minister of State for Planning Ashwani Kumar said Thursday. “When the economy moves on a high growth trajectory in a market driven economy, some degree of...
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PM arrives in Moscow for India-Russia summit

Moscow, Dec 15 Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Thursday on a three-day visit for a bilateral summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at which the two sides will discuss proposals to ramp up their strategic relations and also sign...
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Himachal to promote green industry

Shimla, Dec 15 Himachal Pradesh Thursday amended its industrial policy to promote pollution-free industrial units in the state, an official statement said here. The state cabinet at its meeting decided to incorporate certain provisions of promoting environmentally...
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Separate authority to boost tea production in India

Kailashahar (Tripura), Dec 15  The government would soon constitute a separate directorate under the Tea Board to boost tea production by small growers in India, Confederation of Indian Small Tea Growers Associations (CISTA) president Bijoy Gopal Chakraborty...
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Nepal to import electricity from India

Kathmandu, Dec 15 Power-starved Nepal, facing long outages, plans to import electricity from India at commercial rates, said a minister. Minister of State for Energy Suryaman Dong said the Nepali government was planning to import energy from India to...
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Sibal meets social media companies over content screening

New Delhi, Dec 15 After enraging netizens with his proposed screening measures to root out objectionable content from internet, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday met representatives of social networking sites to evolve mutually agreeable guidelines...
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India’s illicit capital outflow seen at $128 bn in 2009

Washington, Dec 15 A staggering $128 billion in capital illegally flowed out of India in 2009, making the country the 15th largest victim of illicit financial outflow that cost developing countries $903 billion that year, said a new study. The study came...
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Energy, economy high on PM’s agenda in Russia

New Delhi, Dec 15 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India would seek to substantially expand bilateral trade with Russia from the current $8.5 billion, while enhancing ties in a host of areas such as defence, energy, space technology and health. Ahead...
Sliding Rupee: INDEPENDENT POLICY CRUCIAL…

Sliding Rupee: INDEPENDENT POLICY CRUCIAL…

Sliding Rupee INDEPENDENT POLICY CRUCIAL By Shivaji Sarkar New Delhi, Dec 15, 2011: India today is resembling Brazil, which had a 30-year growth of 7.5 per cent but saw signs of economic stress, inflation, explosion of inequality, growing corruption,...
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Five cities hold 25 percent of Brazil’s national wealth

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 15 A quarter of Brazil’s wealth is concentrated in five cities that together represent less than 13 percent of the giant South American country’s population, a statistics agency said. Those five cities – Sao Paulo,...
Weak rupee, rate hike fears pull Sensex down in morning trade

Weak rupee, rate hike fears pull Sensex down in morning trade

Mumbai, Dec 15 The falling rupee and fears that the Reserve Bank of India will hike rates further because of high inflation, pulled down a benchmark index for Indian equities Thursday morning. The rupee fell to 54.30 to a dollar in early trade Thursday...
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West Bengal has got Rs.56,000 crore investment: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 15  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her government has received Rs.56,000 crore worth of investment proposals since coming to power in May. “We have received Rs.56,000 crore worth of investment proposals,”...
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Asia-Pacific news agencies to respect individual privacy and dignity

Bangkok, Dec 15 News agencies from the Asia-Pacific region have agreed that in the process of news reporting, they need to respect and safeguard human rights and individual dignity and show responsibility while covering wars, terrorism, violence or natural...
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