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Industry wants 49 percent foreign investment in defence sector
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has called for a hike in existing foreign direct investment (FDI) ceiling for defence from 26 percent to 49 percent.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 2:38:08 PM

India Inc. against sectoral tariff negotiations: Ficci
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Indian industry is strongly against any mandatory sectoral tariff initiatives in non-agricultural market access (NAMA) negotiations at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), according to a leading industry lobby.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 2:25:13 PM

Kerala's first Malayalam portal stops operations
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) The first Malayalam portal from Kerala,, has decided to stop operations amid rising concerns of economic crisis spreading into the media industry in the country.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 2:18:52 PM

Delhi government builds houses for poor
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Delhi government has built for slum dwellers and other urban poor 9,817 houses that are now ready for allotment, a senior official said Sunday.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 12:08:56 PM

Railways to spend Rs.300 bn on infrastructure upgrade
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Indian Railways Saturday announced it will invest around Rs.300 billion (Rs.30,000 crore/$6.6 billion) to upgrade its infrastructure as well as boost the economy.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:28:28 PM

Terror being used as garb to displace us: Goa fishermen
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) A section of Goa's fishermen are upset over moves by the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to oust them from their ancestral Khariwada fishing jetty under the 'cover of terror', a state minister said Saturday.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:22:25 PM

Bangalore declared as 'nano city' of India
Bangalore, Dec 13 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday declared Bangalore the 'nano city of India' after the Karnataka government announced it would take measures to encourage research and development in nanoscience and facilitate development of the nanotechnology industry in the state.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 8:21:02 PM

PM worried over talented youth ignoring science
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday expressed concern over talented youngsters giving less priority to science and 'gravitating to other disciplines', affecting India's competitive edge in the long run.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 7:45:38 PM

Metro Cash and Carry to open retail units in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) German retail giant Metro Cash and Carry will open its first retail centre in Punjab at Zirakpur town Jan 15.

Saturday, December 13, 2008 6:42:10 PM

PM calls for private investment in science research
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Stressing that only 112 out of every million Indians are involved in scientific research, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asked the private sector to spend more on research and development (R&D).

Saturday, December 13, 2008 6:37:33 PM

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