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India accepts proposal to ban sale of single cigarettes
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Why India wants to ban sale of loose cigarettes

Indias ministry of health is set to prohibit the sale of loose cigarettes, which would be a big blow to tobacco companies because an overwhelming 70% of the cigarettes sold in India are loose.The proposal to ban the sale of single sticks was made by an internal panel to the healthy ministry. The ministry has accepted the recommendations of the committee and a draft note for cabinet has been circulated for inter ministerial consultation, Health Minister J P Nadda said in a statement in the ... Rediff.com, 1 hour ago
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Bird flu: Red alert issued in 3 districts in KeralaModi govt faces Opposition heat in Parliament over black money India cancelled talks, let it resume them: SharifMassive turnout in J&K: 70 pc voting recorded Modi holds strategic talks with Nepal, gifts Bodhi sapling, helicopter India, US hold first trade dialogue in 4 yearsAfter 6 weeks of climb, Sensex takes a plunge Tendulkar's autobiography crosses a record 200,000 copies ...
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Bird flu: Red alert issued in 3 districts in Kerala

Around 2 lakh ducks will be killed in the Kuttanad area. George Joseph reportsFollowing the detection of bird flu virus in broiler chicken at a farm in Kumarakom, near Kottayam, a red alert has been sounded in Kerala’s Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kottayam districts to restrict the movement of poultry and allied products. Earlier, tests had confirmed the virus in ducks in the three districts. The animal husbandry department has started preventive operations; it began culling birds on ...
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Indian-American Renu Khator to lead Dallas Fed board

Indian-American Renu Khator has been named the chairperson of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' board of directors. 59-year-old Khator, who has served as the president of University of Houston (UH) and chancellor of UH System, joined the board in 2011 and was appointed deputy chair two years later. "I am excited and honoured to receive this opportunity, and for the recognition it brings to the University of Houston. As chair, I look forward to adding my perspective to the important monetary ...
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Commercial frauds worth Rs 1,600 cr under govt scanner

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) is investigating cases of commercial frauds worth over Rs 1,600 crore (Rs 16 billion) done on the basis of forged import papers, the Rajya Sabha was told. The DRI has found that certain individuals and group of companies were remitting several crores of rupees to foreign bank accounts misusing import documents. In some cases, the amount was remitted against the imported goods which did not reach Indian shores, the government said. "The DRI has ...
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PSU banks account for over 90% of total bad loans in FY'14

Public sector banks accounted for over 90 per cent of total non-performing assets (NPAs) that the banking sector registered in 2013-14. Of Rs 2.40 lakh crore (Rs 2.40 trillion) gross NPAs reported by Indian banking system in 2013-14, Rs 2.16 lakh crore (Rs 2.16 trillion) gross NPAs came from the public sector banks, Parliament was informed. Private sector banks had gross NPAs of Rs 22,738 crore (Rs 227.38 billion) as of March 31, 2014. "The government has advised PSBs (Public Sector Banks) to ...
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Kashmiris brave the cold to come out and vote

Enthusiasm to take part in the democratic process by exercising their right to franchise transcended the age boundaries on Tuesday as old and young alike, the many-time voters and the first-time ones, came out to vote in the first phase of elections in Kashmir. Girls show their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling station for the first phase of J & K Assembly elections at Jagti Township in Jammu on Tuesday. Photograph: PTI Photo As the voting started to pick up, it became clear ...
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New ASAP Global Member NetApp Receives 2014 Alliance Excellence Award...

Data storage technology company strengthens engagement with Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, reflecting partnering's crucial role in NetApp strategy The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the world's leading ...
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Secure Trading and OTP LLC Announce Indian Country Gaming Partnership as OTP LLC Becomes Exclusive Reseller of Revolutionary ST-1 i-Gaming platform

ST-1 platform set to revolutionise player registration process and significantly increase card acceptance rates in the US Market. LONDON--( EON: Enhanced Online News )--Only days before the US thanksgiving celebration, Secure ...
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Capital Solutions Bancorp releases educational blog, "Survive the Recession: How to Improve Cash Flow Without Drastically Changing Your Business"

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