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Telecom Secy meets TRAI chairman over industry issues

NEW DELHI: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Monday met TRAI chairman R S Sharma and is believed to have discussed the industry’s health issues which have caused concern among operators as the government gears up for the spectrum auction.

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RCom pays Rs 458.77 cr to Ericsson; Ambani wards off possible jail term

NEW DELHI:  Embattled billionaire Anil Ambani Monday warded off a possible jail term as RCom cleared dues of a Swedish service provider at the eleventh hour with money received from elder brother Mukesh, whom he thanked for standing by him in trying times and extending “timely support”.

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Concerns over data credibility baseless: chartered accountants

NEW DELHI: Chartered accountants (CAs) across the country on Monday termed the concerns of economists and statisticians over India’s data integrity and transparency baseless and debunked the allegation that the government was fudging official data.

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I-T sleuths at Mumbai airports to check cash smuggling

MUMBAI: In a new move, the Income Tax Department has deployed the Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) at Mumbai airports to detect any cash ‘smuggling’ during the ongoing election season, a top official said here on Monday.

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E-entrance exam for admission to BE, BTech on May 12

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The COMEDK UGET and Uni-GAUGE e-entrance examination, for the admission to the engineering courses – Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology – will be conducted on May 12. Coming out with this information, the executive secretary of COMEDK, S Kumar stated that this examination is the second largest multi-university private engineering exam in the country, after …

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India for expansion of preferential duties by trade partners in FTAs

UNI   CHENNAI Asking exporters to fully utilise the duty advantages in different Free Trade Agreements signed by India, Commerce Secretary Anup Wadhawan has said that the government is in discussion with the partner countries to expand preferential duties under the trade -opening pacts. “Since we have a large exporter community here, I wish to draw their attention in particular …

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‘Banks need to raise own capital till June’

IANS   NEW DELHI Public Sector Banks (PSBs) may raise capital themselves to meet regulatory and growth capital needs because there is unlikely to be any fresh bank recapitalisation till the next government takes over in June, official sources said on Friday. Finance Ministry sources here also said the government has kept around Rs 5,000 crore as buffer for any …

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US$ 200 bn target by 2025 set for engineering exports

UNI CHENNAI Raising the bar, India has set an aspirational target of US$ 200 billion by 2025 for engineering exports, following a road map suggested by an EEPC India-Deloitte strategy paper, based on inputs from the Commerce Ministry and the industry. The paper released at the ongoing International Engineering Sourcing Show (IESS) at Chennai, said that India can achieve a …

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30 kW rooftop solar system installed

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A 30 kilowatt rooftop solar system has been installed and commissioned at Gomantak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and Research Centre by Orb Energy, which will generate over 50 thousand units per annum of clean electricity. During a media briefing in city on Friday, Orb’s chief executive officer, Damian Miller said, “We are extremely pleased that Gomantak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya …

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Goa Tourism participates at BTL in Portugal

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Goa Tourism puts up a show at BTL (Bolsa de Tourismo de Lisboa) in Lisbon,   Portugal which is underway and will culminate on March 17. The five-day event which began on Wednesday is receiving an excellent response with market leaders increasing their stand size followed by participation from a cross section of global and Indian travel and tourism …

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