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Tax reliefs sought for infrastructure projects
New Delhi, June 24(IANS) The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) Wednesday urged the government to exempt infrastructure projects from excise, value-added tax (VAT) and central sales tax (CST) to make them more cost-effective.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:36:15 PM

Protests erupt after MCD sacks 799 library employees
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Protests erupted Wednesday at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) Town Hall headquarters when Mayor Kanwar Sain announced the sacking of 799 'illegally' recruited library employees.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:22:04 PM

Orissa farmers asked to use short duration paddy
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) Farmers in Orissa have been told to go for short and medium duration paddy crops in upland non-irrigated areas this kharif season as there was a delay in the arrival of the monsoon, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 6:01:33 PM

ONGC consolidated net down 0.4 percent
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The consolidated net profit of state-run oil refiner, the Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), fell 0.4 percent last fiscal to Rs.19,795.34 crore from Rs.19,872.28 crore in 2007-08, the company said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:47:07 PM

Government rules out coal price hike
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The government is not considering raising coal prices, coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:32:04 PM

Mid, smallcap scrips drive Sensex recovery
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) A key index of the Indian equities markets bounced back Wednesday owing to buying interest in power, capital goods and healthcare stocks. The index, which was flat in earlier sessions shut shop 98 points higher than its previous close.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:28:22 PM

'Upgrading northeast's infrastructure a priority'
Shillong, June 24 (IANS) The ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has given priority to upgrading connectivity and infrastructure in the north-eastern states and earmarked Rs.500 crore for it this fiscal, said Bijoy Krishna Handique, minister in charge of the region, here Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:51:45 PM

Health insurance for 150,000 weavers planned
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The government will provide health insurance to 150,000 weavers and open two textile parks, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said Wednesday while unveiling the department's first 100 days' work agenda.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:43:10 PM

Singaporean light howitzers enter India despite ban
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) India recently received a consignment of 155 mm light howitzers from Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics despite a temporary ban on procurements from the company and six others on corruption charges, a leading defence journal says.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 4:15:18 PM

Monsoon delay leading to dip in river water levels
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) With monsoon getting delayed in Uttar Pradesh, several rivers in the state have started showing a receding trend in their water levels, officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 3:56:58 PM

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