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Thales lures more Indians to France's top grad schools
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) French defence and electronics major Thales will give more scholarships to high-performing Indian students as it seeks to attract the 'world's best talent' to France's top-notch graduate schools.

Friday, February 01, 2008 11:46:07 AM

From memorial gates to schools: NRI philanthropy in Punjab (Commentary)
As one drives down one of the rural roads in Jalandhar district, or almost anywhere in the Doaba region of Punjab, it will not be long before one comes across a towering gate on the outskirts of a village. Large memorial gates built in memory of one's parents or some other similarly deserving people have been one of the hallmarks of NRI (non-resident Indian) contribution to the home village. But in recent years, NRI contributions have moved from the ubiquitous memorial gates dotting the countryside and sports festivals to developmental projects like schools, hospitals and village infrastructure.

Friday, February 01, 2008 7:50:55 AM

GAIL's net profit declines 6.6 percent
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) State-owned gas marketer GAIL India Ltd's net profit declined 6.6 percent in the Oct-Dec quarter of fiscal 2006-07 compared with the same period of last fiscal.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:31:00 PM

Gulf Air to expand India operations
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After inking a bilateral civil aviation pact with India here, Bahrain's flagship carrier Gulf Air Thursday announced daily flights from Hyderabad and upgrading flight frequency to daily on its Kochi and Kolkata routes.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:29:26 PM

India's Internet access hit after cable damage off Egypt (Lead)
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's Internet connectivity was disrupted Thursday after two undersea cables were damaged in the Mediterranean, although IT majors reported no impact on business. Smaller companies and individual surfers would, however, have to make do with slower speeds till the cables are repaired.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 8:19:07 PM

Indian Oil net profit up 16.7 percent
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) India's biggest petroleum refiner Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has reported a 16.7 percent year-on-year rise in its net profit in the third quarter (Oct-Dec) despite the financial pressure on its bottom line due to the high international price of crude oil.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:53:45 PM

Sun Fruits to cultivate stevia in West Bengal, northeast
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Sun Fruits Ltd, a Pune-based natural sweetener producing major, is looking at cultivating a sweet herb in northern districts of West Bengal and in the northeast states to tap the growing potential of natural sweetener market in India.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:53:04 PM

Bharat Petroleum reports decline in net profit
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) State-owned refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd's (BPCL) net profit was Rs.2.9 billion in the Oct-Dec quarter of 2007-08, a decline of four percent over the same period of the previous year.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:18:16 PM

Tihar Jail to earn Rs.60 mn from pickles, biscuits
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) South Asia's biggest prison, Tihar Jail, is making millions from the biscuits, pickles, pottery, furniture and other items made by its inmates. Earnings from these products are set to double to Rs.60 million by the end of March.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:05:20 PM

India has aviation pacts with Oman, Bahrain
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) After concluding a major bilateral civil aviation pact with Saudi Arabia, India Thursday announced similar agreements with Bahrain and Oman to give more choice to the four million Indian diaspora in the Gulf region.

Thursday, January 31, 2008 6:44:09 PM

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