Shooting schedules hit as cine strike enters second day

Mumbai (PTI): Film and television shootings continued to be affected for the second day on Thursday following the indefinite strike call given by Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) demanding stipulated wages and regulated working h...

Samsung India to import high-end phones

Business Standard 02.10.2008
Samsung India to import high-end phones

Despite doubling the capacity of its manufacturing facility in Noida to one million units per month, Samsung Telecommunications will continue to import high-end phones from its facilities abroad.

`No differences between govt, armed forces on pay hike`

New Delhi, Oct 01: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday sought to dismiss reports of differences between the Central government and the armed forces over the Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations. Antony said that the government wa...

Rumors about ICICI financial position 'baseless': Kamath

Terming rumours about its financial strength as baseless and malicious, ICICI Bank today said that it has a very strong capital position.In a statement issued to the Bombay Stock Exchange, chief executive KV Kamath said ICICI's banking and non-ban...

If Tata pulls out, Trinamool will be solely responsible: CM

KOLKATA: “We are trying our best to convince Tata Motors not to pull out of the State, but if the violence by the Trinamool Congress continues in its present form, the company may leave soon,” West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee sai...

Defence staff agree to new pay for now

P. Sunderarajan The Hindu 28.09.2008
Defence staff agree to new pay for now

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday set up a high-level ministerial committee to redress grievances of the armed forces personnel relating to revised pay scales. This follows the refusal by the three services chiefs to implement the “discriminatory”...

Tata wants to talk about Singur: Buddha

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has said that Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata has replied to his letter and wants to talk. Earlier, Buddhadeb wrote to Tata Motors asking them to start work in Singur, assuring the company full prot...

Land for Pantnagar plant has come from govt: Tata Motors

New Delhi, Sep 27 (PTI) Country's leading car maker Tata Motors today said that the Uttarakhand government had given its own 1,000 acre land to the company, on which it has already set up manufacturing facilities along with that of vendors.

Defence personnel to get new pay scales by Diwali: Antony

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Defence Minister A K Antony on Saturday said the grievances of defence services personnel over pay scales would be settled soon and they would be "getting their pay in new scales by Diwali."

India bans milk,milk products from China

NEW DELHI: India, the world's largest milk producer, has banned import of dairy products from China to ward off threat of the contaminated whitener that has killed four infants and made several thousands ill.

Govt urges court to lift ban on RIL gas sales

NEW DELHI: The government has requested the Bombay High Court to lift a stay on sale of gas from Reliance Industries Ltd's Krishna-Godavari field off the Andhra coast. The court had asked the Mukesh Ambani-controlled firm to refrain from creating ...

Tatas to pull out of Singur: Nirupam Sen

The Times of India 25.09.2008
Tatas to pull out of Singur: Nirupam Sen

NEW DELHI: In a major set back to the West Bengal government, the Industries Minister Nirupam Sen on Thursday told the state cabinet that there is little possibility of the Tatas Singur project taking off.

PoK to discuss trade arrangements with J&K

Business Standard 24.09.2008
PoK to discuss trade arrangements with J&K

A trade delegation from Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) will visit Jammu and Kashmir next month to discuss arrangements for commencement of cross-border trade.

Tatas to rollout Nano by Oct, Singur exit likely

The Tatas and West Bengal government believe that the Singur project will not take off, reports CNBC-TV18, quoting sources. The Tatas have started removing equipment plant parts ten days back, it was further stated.

BPCL to invest Rs 1,500 cr on 24 oil exploration blocks

Amriteshwar Mathur Economic Times 23.09.2008
BPCL to invest Rs 1,500 cr on 24 oil exploration blocks

MUMBAI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd plans to invest around Rs 1,500 crore over the next 2 to 3 years for its 24 oil exploration blocks in India and overseas. This PSU company, along with Videocon, recently entered into an agreement to buy the...

Punj Lloyd bags $ 800 mn contract from Qatar Petroleum

Mumbai (PTI): Engineering firm Punj Lloyd today said it has bagged a $ 800 million (Rs 3,636 crore) contract for construction related work from Qatar Petroleum.

Trinamool gives 7-day ultimatum, threatens fresh stir

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress on Sunday served a week's ultimatum to West Bengal government to accept its demands for returning land of "unwilling" farmers at Tata Motors' car plant site at Singur or face fresh agitation.

50 unwilling farmers accept Singur package

Business Standard 21.09.2008
50 unwilling farmers accept Singur package

With just two days left for unwilling farmers of Singur to avail of the special incentive offered in the revised rehabilitation package of the West Bengal government, the response, so far, appears to be tepid.

Peace with neighbours needed for sustained growth: Pranab

Kolkata, Sep 20 (PTI) Peace with Pakistan, China and other neighbours was required for India to have a sustained economic growth, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said here today.

New Singur package fails to break deadlock

Monideepa Banerjie 20.09.2008
New Singur package fails to break deadlock

In a bid to resolve the Singur deadlock, the West Bengal government last Sunday announced a new compensation package for farmers who were unwilling to give their land for the Tata project.

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