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Italy willing to direct its additional growth potential in India to WB

Kolkata, Jan 12(UNI) India receives only 0.69 per cent (around 2 billion USD stock) of Italy’s total outbound FDI, and any additional growth in FDI in India can be directed to West Bengal, Mr. Damiano Francovigh, the Consul General of Italy in Kolkata said in a press conference here today.
“There is a huge potential for growth of our investments in India in the next years,” he said while briefing the media about Italian delegation that will attend the Bengal Global Business Summit(BGBS) 2018 to be held on 16th and 17th of this month.
“What we hope is that this additional growth potential will be directed to WB and initiatives like the BGBS are very helpful to that aim because contribute to make Bengal better known in the Italian business environment,” the Consul General said.
With a multi-sector delegation with more than 30 companies attending the BGBS, Italy is hoping to increase its investment in West Bengal.
“There are more than 400 Italian companies operating in India but, in the past, they have mainly decided to invest in other parts of the country. In West Bengal, we currently have some JVs between Italian and local companies and 100 per cent Italian investments operating in the manufacturing, food and chemical sector.
“We are confident that more Italian companies will be now interested in opening a presence in WB, following the efforts put by the State to improve the local business environment and foster investment attraction,” Mr. Francovigh.
The Italian delegation headed by Italian Ambassador, Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and India.
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25-hr countdown for PSLV-C46/RISAT-2B mission begins

21 May 2019 | 11:52 AM

Chennai, May 21 (UNI) The 25-hour countdown for the launch
of RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite using
PSLV-C46, began at 0430 hrs on Tuesday morning in the
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Floral tributes paid to Rajiv on his death anniversary

21 May 2019 | 11:47 AM

Puducherry, May 21 (UNI) Floral tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary here on Tuesday.

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HC punishes OC of East Agartala for not registering FIR

HC punishes OC of East Agartala for not registering FIR

21 May 2019 | 11:37 AM

Agartala, May 21(UNI) The Tripura High Court yesterday punished the Officer in Charge of East Agartala Police Station Manik Debnath for not registering FIR and intentional delay in the investigation of land fraud case in the city while Superintendent of Police (West Tripura) Ajit Pratap Singh had to tender an unconditional apology for negligence in his duty as the supervisor.

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Shah to meet NDA leaders to chalk out strategies on outcome of general elections

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21 May 2019 | 11:33 AM

New Delhi, May 21 (UNI) Two days ahead of election results, the BJP central leadership has convened a meeting of its allies in the National Capital on Tuesday.

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