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Mehbooba seeks positive approach on Kashmir problem


August 29th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday told British High Commissioner James Bevan here that there has to be a ... Read more...

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Delhi to become kerosene-free city


August 20th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi is set to become the first kerosene-free city with the government launching a scheme Tuesday under which 350,000 families using kerosene oil will get ... Read more...

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Rajasthan’s targets 400,000 new jobs this year


August 13th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajasthan government is executing a major social uplift scheme covering both rural and urban areas to create at least 400,000 new jobs this fiscal, with ... Read more...

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India’s liberalisation through middle class eyes (Book Review)


August 13th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "The Liberals", Author: Hindol Sengupta; Publisher: Harper Collins India; Pages: 309; Price: Rs.350The middle class will decide the course of liberalisation in India which will become more micro-level in search ... Read more...

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Suspended judge sent to police custody in bribery scam


June 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 29 (IANS) A special court in Andhra Pradesh Friday sent suspended judge T. Pattabhirama Rao to police custody for two days in connection with the cash-for-bail bribery scandal ... Read more...

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US-India remittance partnership formed


June 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) A leading US financial services firm, Wells Fargo & Company, has joined hands with India's HDFC Bank to start a US-India remittance service. Under an agreement ... Read more...

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‘Jism 2′ cast collaborates with PETA


June 7th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The cast of "Jism 2" has decided to auction the clothes they wore in the film and give the proceeds to People for the Ethical ... Read more...

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UP pension for BPL families


May 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday announced an ambitious pension scheme to pay Rs.400 a month for families living below the poverty line.Under the Rani Laxmibai Pension ... Read more...

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UP cabinet clears unemployment allowance


May 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet Friday put its stamp of approval on the unemployment allowance which the Samajwadi Party had promised. The move is likely to benefit ... Read more...

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Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme


April 24th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in ... Read more...

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Aviation stocks climb on FDI hopes


April 11th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) Share prices of aviation companies soared Wednesday on reports that the government would this week permit up to 49 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in ... Read more...

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Metro rail? Start in Agra, say residents


March 28th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 28 (IANS) With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suggesting a metro or mono rail in some cities, residents say the Taj city should be the first beneficiary.Long ... Read more...

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Entitlements will not be linked to poverty line: Planning Commission


March 20th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday said food subsidies and other entitlements will not be linked to the new poverty line."Entitlements for food subsidy benefits will not ... Read more...

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‘Radios are useless when we have nothing to eat’


March 18th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 18 (IANS) What do we do with a radio when we have nothing to eat? This is the refrain of many of the poor Mahadalits in Bihar who ... Read more...

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Polio funds get a boost in India: Rotary International


February 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With a zero-polio record in the last one year, India is working hard to eradicate the disease, and has also been recognized as the third ... Read more...

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Sensex witnesses choppy trade, Bharti Airtel rises (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities witnessed choppy trade Friday afternoon, moving in a narrow range of less than 100 points even as Bharti Airtel ... Read more...

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Stocks of firms with tainted phone licenses fall further


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) Stocks of firms that face cancellation of telecom licences after the Supreme Court order continued to rule in the red Friday, with investors expecting their ... Read more...

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Coup attempt: Hasina says she wants democracy, peace


January 20th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) As reports came in of a coup attempt being foiled, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reasserted that she wants democracy and peace in the country.Two ... Read more...

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Now, workers in unorganised sector under health insurance scheme


January 12th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday brought workers in the unorganised sector under the cover of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana through which they are entitled to smart ... Read more...

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Revamped health insurance scheme launched


January 11th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday rolled out a revamped comprehensive health insurance scheme for the poor to benefit 1.34 crore families at an annual ... Read more...

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Ghana wants Indian projects to employ local people


December 13th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Ghana, Dec 13 (IANS) Ghana's Energy Minister Joe Oteng-Adjei has cautioned Indian companies against bringing their nationals to work on contracts in the country, instead of engaging Ghanaians who could ... Read more...

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Little drops make an ocean, Agra woman shows how


December 5th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 5 (IANS) Two years ago, she placed 500 piggy banks in as many Agra shops, asking for donations as low as Re.1 per day. Though her dream to ... Read more...

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Weak rupee brings cheer to seafood industry


November 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 22 (IANS) The rupee plummeting to a record low by touching Rs.52.73 against the US dollar has brought cheer to the export-oriented seafood industry.Anwar Hashim, vice chairman of ... Read more...

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Kerala distributes Rs.1.6 crore to 12,500 poor


November 20th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a non-stop 19-hour mass contact programme here, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy heard the financial complaints of over 20,000 poor people and distributed Rs.1.6 crore ... Read more...

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Judges’ panel to examine charges against us: Kejriwal


November 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) A committee of judges will be set up to examine charges being levelled against members of Anna Hazare's core committee, key Hazare aide Arvind ... Read more...

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Kerala assembly pays homage to T.M. Jacob


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 2 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, the Kerala assembly paid tributes for the third day Tuesday to T.M. Jacob, the state civil supplies minister who died Sunday.Jacob, 61, ... Read more...

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H-1B visas to Indians up 24 percent


October 25th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In a sign of its burgeoning relationship with New Delhi, the US government Tuesday said it had increased H-1B visas issued to Indians by 24 ... Read more...

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Bhutan seeks Indian investment in IT, education, health


September 30th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley Friday sought Indian investment in education, health, tourism and IT sectors."Edcuation, health, tourism and IT services - in these sectors ... Read more...

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MIM rules out supporting Telangana strike


September 25th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Stating that its stand on the Telangana issue remains unchanged, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) Sunday ruled out supporting the ongoing "people's strike" in the region ... Read more...

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India-US investment treaty talks almost complete: Anand Sharma


September 21st, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 21 (IANS) India and the United States will soon have a bilateral agreement to facilitate two-way investments. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday that negotiations on ... Read more...

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India to get new norms against benami transactions


July 21st, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a proposal to enact a new law to strictly deal with benami transactions or property purchased in someone else's ... Read more...

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Ombudsman said to slam Yeddyurappa over illegal mining


July 21st, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The Karnataka capital was abuzz late Wednesday that Lokayutka (ombudsman) is set to charge Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa of doing precious little to check illegal ... Read more...

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Shame that Hawk-Eye is not being used: Swann (Lead)


July 19th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann said it is a shame that the umpires' Decision Review System (DRS) would not be used in its full form in the ... Read more...

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Shame that DRS won’t be available for India series: Swann


July 19th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) England off-spinner Graeme Swann said it is a shame that the umpires' Decision Review System (DRS) would not be available for decision making in the ... Read more...

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US pushing India for faster economic reforms


June 25th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) The United States is pushing India to provide greater market access, open up multi brand retail sector and step up the pace of economic reforms ... Read more...

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