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Monthly News July 2014

U.S. intense to invest in 3 key areas

U.S. intense to invest in 3 key areas

Going by the priorities of the new government, the United States has decided to focus on three areas in India which include infrastructure, manufacturing and sectors that are more open for global investment, said Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce, at an interactive... read more »

‘ITC will continue to enter newer areas’...

‘ITC will continue to enter newer areas’

ITC would continue to enter newer areas in non-cigarette FMCG business, Chairman Y. C. Deveshwar said, adding that the company had demonstrated that it was possible to have multiple growth drivers. Elaborating on a point made earlier at the annual meeting, he said “We are looking at beverages... read more »

HTC Global to hire 7,000 in India

HTC Global to hire 7,000 in India

HTC Global Services, a provider of IT and IT-enabled services, plans to add an additional 7,000-8,000 employees to its workforce here in the country over the next few years. The U.S-based company, which has delivery centres in Hyderabad and Chennai and a global workforce of over 6,500 employees,... read more »

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 re...

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 reserve soldiers

Israel is calling up 16,000 extra reservists to bolster its military as the conflict in Gaza continues. The deployment brings the total called up by Israel to 86,000. Officials told Israeli media the call-up gave the military “room to breathe”. The move comes as Israel pledged to... read more »

Tapas case: HC begins hearing State appeal

The division bench of Calcutta High Court will hear the appeal of the State challenging the order of a single bench directing the State government to start criminal proceedings against... read more »

Saharanpur clashes: Main accused arrested

The main accused for instigating clashes in Saharanpur which left three people dead and dozens injured has been arrested along with six of his accomplices, police said on... read more »

IPV offers better protection from polio virus

Within days of the government announcing inclusion of injectable inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in the immunisation programme, a study done in India has shown that a dose of... read more »

Rahul stopped Sonia from becoming PM: Natwar

Congress president Sonia Gandhi declined to become Prime Minister in 2004 because of strong opposition from her son, Rahul Gandhi, who was afraid she would be killed like his father and... read more »

Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripoli

TRIPOLI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Libya’s former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen forced Abu Shagor into a car near his house... read more »