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Kashmir human rights panel summons police officer


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir human rights panel Thursday directed a police officer to appear before it in connection with alleged use of excessive force against a ... Read more...

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Coin shortage makes everyday life difficult in West Bengal


August 19th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) School teacher Nandita was surprised when a teenager manning the cash counter at a coffee shop in a private hospital offered her two bubble gums ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, says Pakistan PM (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Late running of trains has become so endemic in Pakistan that an exasperated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for punctuality in long-distance train services.These ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, directs Pakistani PM


July 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed the railway authorities to ensure smooth and punctual operation of long distance trains.The long distance trains run between Karachi-Peshawar, ... Read more...

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Reduce water supply to VVIP areas: Dikshit to DJB


June 18th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to reduce water supply in Delhi's elite Lutyens zone, and distribute it to ... Read more...

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Chinese locomotives chug into trouble in Pakistan


June 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Chinese are not happy over conditionalities in a tender floated by the Pakistan Railways for procuring 150 new locomotives as this excludes them from ... Read more...

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Fuel shortage to ease in Chennai, says Jayalalithaa


May 29th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said the acute shortage of petrol and diesel will end in the metropolis as urgent steps are being taken ... Read more...

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Petrol bunks go dry in three Tamil Nadu districts(Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) An acute shortage of petrol and diesel has hit three districts of Tamil Nadu with nearly 1,000 bunks going dry, a petroleum dealer said Monday.The shortage ... Read more...

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Petrol bunks go dry in three Tamil Nadu districts


May 28th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 28 (IANS) An acute shortage of petrol and diesel has hit three districts of Tamil Nadu with nearly 1,000 bunks going dry, a petroleum dealer said Monday. Officials ... Read more...

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CII asks Himachal to make industrial policy investor-friendly


May 25th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government should update its industrial policy and make it more investor-friendly, the industry lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said Friday."There is need ... Read more...

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Himachal not investor friendly: Anand Sharma


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday blamed the Himachal Pradesh government for pursuing policies not congenial to investors."The industrialists are being asked to pay for ... Read more...

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Punjab wants central government to allow wheat export


May 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.Talking to media at Rakhra village in Patiala ... Read more...

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Lift aluminium import duties, government urged


May 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) Thursday called for immediate lifting of import duties on electrical-grade aluminium for speeding up power ... Read more...

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Pakistan prospecting for rail engines in India


April 26th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In a move that signals the rapid progress in normalising relations, India is considering a request from Pakistan to supply rail engines to help improve ... Read more...

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Government mulls course on rural healthcare


April 24th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Indian government is considering a course on rural healthcare to create more manpower to serve in the country's hinterland, the Rajya Sabha was informed ... Read more...

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Six firms keen to partner ONGC for Tripura fertilizer plant


April 12th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 12 (IANS) Six Indian firms have expressed their keenness to participate in the first gas-based fertilizer plant of the state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in Tripura, ... Read more...

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Don’t blame environment ministry for coal shortage: Natarajan


April 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The shortage of coal should not be blamed on green clearances as the environment ministry has given licences for coal mining and power projects way ... Read more...

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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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History, crime & edgy drama on bookshelf (IANS BOOKS THIS WEEK)


March 24th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
The bookshelf this weekend is a colourful and racy pile of books that tickles readers' imagination and sensitivities... Browse with IANSBook: "The Maharajas of Bikaner"; Written by Rajyashree Kumari Bikaner; Published ... Read more...

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Adani’s plan $10-bn coalmine, railroad project in Australia


February 14th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 14 (IANS) India's Adani Group has hit the Australian headlines with their $10-billion mega plan to build Queensland state's largest coalmine, a 500-km railroad, a new township and ... Read more...

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Manpower shortage in business aviation affecting safety: DGCA


February 9th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) An acute shortage of trained manpower in general (business) aviation is affecting flight safety in the fast growing sector, the industry regulator said Thursday."Safety is ... Read more...

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RBI to probe illegal coins circulated in Mumbai markets


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Perturbed by reports of illegally-minted small denomination coins being used in certain parts of the city, the Reserve Bank of India Tuesday promised to get to ... Read more...

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ONGC to set up gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura


January 24th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 24 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will set up a Rs.5,000 crore, gas-based fertilizer plant in Tripura to meet the growing shortage of urea, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Not the winter, it’s Kashmiris who have changed (Letter from Kashmir)


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 24 (IANS) It is not that Kashmiris have seen such heavy snowfall for the first time as they did this winter. What has changed is their own lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Wipro will hire 50 percent staff globally by 2015


January 20th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Wipro would hire 50 percent of employees for its global IT services outside India by 2015 to leverage local talent and optimally utilise its delivery centres ... Read more...

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Snowfall again closes Srinagar-Jammu highway (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 19 (IANS) Snowfall Thursday again halted commuting on the Srinagar-Jammu highway but one-way traffic is likely to be restored during the day."Snow has accumulated on the highway in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Severe cold wave in Kashmir


January 18th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After three days of snowfall, severe cold wave conditions returned to Kashmir Wednesday with this summer capital reporting a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Jammu-Srinagar highway opened again to traffic (Lead)


January 17th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) After a three-day-long closure due to heavy snowfall, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was re-opened to one-way traffic, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official told IANS.Brigadier ... Read more...

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Kashmir cut off for third day, snowfall stops (With Images)


January 17th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third day Tuesday even as snowfall has stopped here after 60 hours.The ... Read more...

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One killed, 11 injured as police barrack roof collapses


January 16th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 16 (IANS) A policeman was killed and 11 others were injured when roof of a barrack at the commando training centre of the state armed police collapsed ... Read more...

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Pakistan sets up task force on energy shortage


January 8th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government has set up a special task force to tackle the energy shortage the industrial sector is facing.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Acute shortage of health staff in rural areas: Sonia (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) While medical services in the country have improved, there is still an acute shortage of health professionals in rural areas, Congress president Sonia Gandhi ... Read more...

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