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Involve people in public-private-partnership model: Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The involvement of people - the fourth P in the public-private-partnership model - is important in developing infrastructure, union minister Kumari Selja said at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer houses to urban poor


August 9th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Wednesday gave approval to various proposals, including related to execution of a housing scheme for urban poor and establishment of universities in the ... Read more...

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PM appeals for peace in Assam, assures proper probe, rehabilitation (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.300 crore relief for Assam victims


July 28th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday announced Rs.300 crore assistance for relief and rehabilitation measures for the violence-affected areas of Assam.Addressing a press conference at the ... Read more...

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Woman who sold child found - still starving


July 19th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) A destitute Bihar woman who went missing after selling her child to a Nepalese couple for Rs.62 has been finally traced - still starving along with ... Read more...

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Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement


April 4th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) A BDO (block development officer) and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in ... Read more...

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Three million urban poor to get shelters


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government ... Read more...

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Nod for low-income housing credit risk fund


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved the establishment of the Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust (CRGFT) for low income housing to ensure affordable housing stock.The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar


March 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday."Erection ... Read more...

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Bachelor lured, forcibly sterilized in Madhya Pradesh


February 24th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Bhopal Singh, a bachelor from Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, got forcibly sterilized after getting lured for the Indira Awas Yojana, officials said Friday."A few days ago, ... Read more...

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‘Pay subsidies directly to beneficiaries to plug leaks’


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To ensure subsidies and welfare schemes reach the intended recipients and there is no siphoning off of funds, a government-appointed committee Thursday recommended that ... Read more...

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Bihar dismisses six BDOs for corruption


February 8th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bihar government Tuesday dismissed six block development officers (BDOs) in Araria district on corruption charges, officials said.Ravikant, the principal secretary of the cabinet coordination department, ... Read more...

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Bihar government now targets corrupt middlemen


January 21st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) After corrupt officials, it is now the turn of middlemen who indulged in misappropriation of government funds to have their properties confiscated by the Bihar government.Bihar ... Read more...

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Delhi to provide shelter to migrant workers


January 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The thousands of migrant workers engaged in various projects in the national capital would soon be provided temporary accommodation in dormitories being constructed in north ... Read more...

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New approach needed towards urban planning, says minister


December 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The western model adopted has not suited Indian cities, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said Wednesday while pressing for a new approach so ... Read more...

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PM mulls Rs.1,000 crore corpus for housing poor


December 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government is considering creating a corpus fund of Rs.1,000 crore ($18.7 million) in the current fiscal that would encourage banks to give housing ... Read more...

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Former Tripura extremists to block national highway


December 7th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 7 (IANS) Hundreds of former tribal guerrillas will Thursday launch blockade of a national highway, demanding implementation of rehabilitation packages and withdrawal of pending cases, a former militant ... Read more...

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UPA’s flagship schemes not doing well: NHRC


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) India's apex human rights panel Friday pointed out various shortcomings in several of United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) flagship schemes, terming their status "precarious".In its Universal ... Read more...

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Mother, daughter found dead near rail track


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) The bodies of a mother and her two-and-a-half- year-old daughter were found near a railway track in the Sikandra area along the Agra-Delhi highway Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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New bill to improve condition of slum dwellers: Selja


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government plans to introduce new legislation aimed at improving the condition of slum dwellers and street vendors, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Legislation in offing for street vendors


November 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Central legislation to protect the livelihood rights and social security of street vendors is on the anvil, while a model bill to give property ... Read more...

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Real estate regulator bill will improve transparency: Selja


November 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The real estate regulator bill, to be tabled in the coming winter session of parliament, will improve governance and transparency in the sector, union Housing ... Read more...

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NAC takes stock of welfare schemes


October 21st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), which met after a gap of two months Friday, took stock of the different working groups under ... Read more...

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Bihar uploads clips of corrupt officials


October 21st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 21 (IANS) The Bihar government has uploaded clips of complaints against Bihar officials who allegedly sought bribes to implement welfare schemes.The aim, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said, ... Read more...

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Plan to provide cheap houses to urban poor


September 28th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) With a view to tackle urban poverty and providing affordable housing to the poor, the central government is planning to introduce the 'National Urban Livelihood Mission' ... Read more...

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Northeast to get funds for housing


September 17th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 17 (IANS) The central government will provide funds to northeastern states to construct houses for slum dwellers under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY), Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation ... Read more...

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Politicians better than activists: Dinesh Yadav’s family


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) Family members of Dinesh Yadav, who died a few days after he set himself ablaze in Delhi to support anti-graft campaigner Anna Hazare, finds politicians ... Read more...

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Bihar’s new tool to fight corruption - YouTube


August 26th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) Bihar, for years a metaphor for backwardness, will now harness modern communiction tools to nail corruption. It will expose officials seeking bribes in welfare schemes ... Read more...

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Villagers block road over Bihar family’s suicide


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Angry villagers blocked a road during the visit of Bihar's Aurangabad district magistrate and superintendent of police Tuesday to protest corruption in a housing scheme that ... Read more...

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Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Bundelkhand package


August 18th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Allegations by various opposition parties that funds for a special package for Bundelkhand region had been merged in central government schemes led to a ... Read more...

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Want slum free India: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government is working towards a slum free India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Monday."We have taken a major step for our poor brothers ... Read more...

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‘25 percent urban population of India is poor’


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A quarter of India's urban population lives below the poverty line and are poor, the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said ... Read more...

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