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We don't need alms, Mamata on central funds  

17 Dec, 2013  

Continuing her tirade against the central government over the debt issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the meagre central funds the state was receiving were hampering development.


'Nearly 30 percent Italians at risk of poverty'  (17 Dec, 2013)

 Almost 30 percent of Italians are at risk of poverty and social exclusion, with southern Italy's residents accounting for almost half, the National Institute for Statistics (Istat) said on Monday.

2G: Court notice to DoT, CBI  (17 Dec, 2013)

A special court hearing the 2G case Monday issued notice to the CBI and the department of telecommunications (DoT) on a plea filed by Loop Telecom Ltd seeking directions for referring the matter to the Lok Adalat.

Railways' freight traffic revenue up 7.91 percent  (17 Dec, 2013)

The Railways have generated Rs.59,069.73 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during April 1-Nov 30 this year as compared to Rs.53,923.37 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 7.91 percent, an official statement said here on Tuesday.

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma  (17 Dec, 2013)

After having successfully reached through consensus a trade agreement at the WTO meet, held in Indonesia, India will never compromise on the fundamental issues pertaining to food security, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday.

EU mulls suspension of sanctions against Iran  (17 Dec, 2013)

The European Union (EU) on Monday said it would consider suspending sanctions against Iran if the country implements its commitments pertaining to the nuclear issue "in good faith", Xinhua reported.

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session  (17 Dec, 2013)

A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 80.51 points or 0.39 percent up during the pre-noon trade on Tuesday.

Improve credit-deposit ratio in Kashmir, banks urged  (16 Dec, 2013)

 The credit-deposit ratio in Jammu and Kashmir is far below the national average, state Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said Monday, urging banks to fulfil their national responsibility of provide hassle-free credit to the state's people.

Titan's 1,000th store opens in Bangalore  (16 Dec, 2013)

Leading retail chain Titan Industries Ltd Monday opened its 1,000 store here, becoming the first Indian firm to have a thousand outlets across the country in seven formats.