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IBM's research centre offers to open unit in West Bengal
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Global software major IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Centre has evinced interest in opening its research and development unit in West Bengal, state IT Minister Debesh Das said Sunday.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 6:33:04 PM

Bigger airlines lose passengers as rising fuel costs push up fares
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Bigger airliners are losing passengers to smaller players after soaring aviation fuel costs forced carriers across board to hike fares over the past year.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 3:15:30 PM

A bank allies with the poor - against moneylenders
Malappuram, June 1 (IANS) A bank in Kerala has allied with the rural poor to free them from the grip of moneylenders, heralding a unique era in Indian banking.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 1:18:52 PM

Acute scarcity of skilled workers threatens Indian economy
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) An acute shortage of skilled workers is posing a major threat to the Indian economy. The Planning Commission estimates that only 20 percent of the 12.8 million entering the work force annually get some formal training.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 12:10:46 PM

'Indian farm women work more but earn less'
Agra, June 1 (IANS) Indian women work more but earn less than men, says an eminent agricultural economist. In his latest book he shows how women continue to get a raw deal despite putting in longer hours and work that is critically more important for the farm sector and the family.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 8:35:35 AM

'Government considering ban on iron ore exports'
Jamshedpur, May 31 (IANS) The government is considering a ban on iron ore exports as demanded by the steel makers, steel secretary R.S. Pandey has said.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:28:17 PM

'Corporates have big role in tackling food, environmental crises'
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is faced with unprecedented food and ecological crises and governments need the help of the corporate sector to tackle them, Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath said here Saturday.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:27:22 PM

Air fuel price hiked 19 percent, airfares may rise
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Domestic airfares are likely to shoot up again as the state-run oil companies decided to hike air turbine fuel (ATF) prices by around 19 percent from Saturday midnight.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:24:40 PM

Himachal seeks railway till Leh to counter China
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) With China linking Tibet's capital of Lhasa with a railway line, Himachal Pradesh Saturday urged President Pratibha Patil to ask the central government to execute a railway link through this hill state up to Leh in the mountainous region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 9:19:13 PM

Industry ready to join hands with engineering colleges
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Indian industry leaders agreed to forge partnership with educational institutions to upgrade engineering education and research in the country to counter talent crunch.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 7:55:31 PM

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