07 February 2008 04:30 [Source: ICIS news]
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Army to raise 2 mountain units to counter
The Army has launched preparations to raise two new mountain divisions, with around 15,000 soldiers each, which will be tailor-made for swift offensive operations in the mountains of north and
Congress to FM: Take care of 'aam-aadmi'
"Aam aadmi" concerns in an election year are only to be expected. But in Congress, reeling under a string of poll debacles and set for a series of electoral tests, it looked like a real worry as partymen on Wednesday asked the finance minister to give a please-all, bounteous Budget.
Can we cope with a global crash?
For many folks, it was the harbinger of branded stuff, fast-food chains and coffee shops. But now, globalization suddenly has an ominous ring to it, going from buzzword to bugbear. The definition has changed in the last few weeks because the
UK's Triumph to cruise in India
As Harley Davidson gears up to launch its bikes in India, another iconic brand - UK's Triumph - is finalising plan to burn its rubber on the Indian roads, with cruising in some of its famous brands, including the 2,300-cc 'Rocket III' cruiser and the 'Bonneville' classic, by year-end.
SEBI puts pre-IPO PE deals under scanner
Private equity (PE) deals struck ahead of initial public offerings (IPO) have come under regulatory glare. The capital market regulator, SEBI, has taken a serious view on such pre-IPO deals, where companies have raised debt through issuance of ‘IPO convertible’--a hybrid instrument which is debt in the garb of equity.
Auto majors eye sourcing pact with Argentum
A couple of European and Asian auto majors including Peugeot-Citroen of
Our Energy Resources
To face the serious energy crisis, the government will begin seismic survey in the deep sea and offshore areas of the country through foreign companies for exploration of fresh gas and oil.
Draft of coal policy soon
The government is working to revise the country’s energy policy to meet the growing demand for power and energy and the draft of a coal policy will be finalised soon.
BD gets $ 21m orders from
G-7 meet to discuss global economic growth
Batti polls: Monitors urge Government to dispel fears
The preliminary report of the People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) on the forth coming local council elections in Batticaloa urged the Government to make a credible demonstration of its capacity to control violence and dispel the fears of the people regarding the possible use of arms by some of the contesting parties.
12 candidates abducted
The UNP charged yesterday in Parliament that 28 persons including 12 candidates have been abducted in the
Indian oil explorer bids for Lankan lots
CAIRAN Energy India private Limited, an energy giant operating in India, one of the bidders for oil exploration in Sri Lanka yesterday said that the company is looking forward to invest $200m on oil exploration in Sri Lanka.
Microimage Co-Sponsors “HR Awards 2007”
Microimage, the pioneering e-HRIS solution provider joined hands with HRP (Association of Human Resource Professionals) by offering co-sponsorship for
Kohat GOC, six other officers die in copter crash: Technical fault caused accident: ISPR
Major General Javed Sultan, the General Officer Commanding for Kohat, two brigadiers and five other military personnel were killed when an army helicopter crashed in South Waziristan Agency on Wednesday.
Baitullah declares ‘unilateral ceasefire’
Tehrik-i-Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud declared a unilateral ceasefire in
Rupee hits lowest level since Sept 2001
The high demand and low supply pushed the dollar against the rupee to its highest level since September 2001. However, currency dealers said the rupee might see some appreciation on Thursday as market was expected to receive more supply of the greenback.
KSE 100-share index stays above 14,000 points level
The KSE 100-share index on Wednesday managed to sustain the index level of above 14,000 points with an extended gain, reflecting the strength of MCB Bank and some other blue chips on active follow-up support.
Eight military officials killed in chopper crash
A army helicopter crashed in
Aaj news channel blacked out again
Government on Wednesday took off air for a second time a Aaj news channel known for its independence, a network official said, despite assurances by President Pervez Musharraf to his allies that he would uphold media freedom.
Czech investors seek investment in
Several investors from the
Well progressed projects: funds release will continue
There will be no formal cut on the current fiscal Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), and funds would continue to be released to the development projects that are progressing well, said spokesman Planning Commission Muhammad Asif Sheikh.
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