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We cannot be bothered: Congress on Modi's anointment as PM candidate

New Delhi: After persistently targeting Narendra Modi, Congress put up an air of nonchalance over his anointment as Prime Ministerial candidate, saying developments in any other party do not concern

Govt liberalises FDI limits in 12 sectors; 100 per cent allowed in telecom

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New Delhi: Opening the doors to shore up foreign investments, the government on Tuesday liberalised FDI limits in a dozen sectors, including allowing 100 per cent in telecom and higher limits in 'sta

Fox enters Chancellery ahead of PM Manmohan Singh's dinner

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Berlin: Hours ahead of a private dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Chancellery, an uninvited guest came in – a fox.
According to officials, a f

Assurance to parliament on FDI not violated: Anand Sharma


Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Thursday asserted that there was no violation of the government's earlier assurance to parliament that it would work for a consensus on FDI in multi-brand r

Cabinet revamp: 10 new faces likely, juniors to be promoted


Union Council of Ministers is setfor a major revamp on Sunday with at least 10 new faces likely to be inducted and some Ministers of State to be promoted besides a rejig in Cabinet portfolios wherein

Decision on FDI taken by consensus, says Anand Sharma


With several states strongly opposed to FDI in multi-brand retail sector, the Centre on Sunday made it clear the decision was taken by consensus and no state could decide for another or deprive the

Modi's statement on beef exports inflammatory: Sharma


Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of giving a 'political slant' by making 'inflammatory' statement on beef exports.


Exports to revive post September: Anand Sharma


India on Saturday said it expects exports, that have witnessed contraction for two consecutive months, to turnaround by September end.

"We are seriously monitoring the situation. I think with the

India committed to key retail sector reform: Sharma


The government is committed to opening its retail sector to foreign investment and will not reverse its stance, Trade Minister Anand Sharma said on Thursday, declining to say when the long-delayed ref

India is investor-friendly: Govt on Obama’s remarks


Asserting that policy decision is 'sovereign' right for country, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma on Monday said the Barack Obama administration should itself lead fight against protectionism and trade barriers.

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