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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... 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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Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Over 38 percent of Himachal’s hydropower potential tapped


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 23 (IANS) Public and private sector companies have harnessed 8,824 MW of hydropower of the estimated potential of 23,000 MW in Himachal Pradesh, a government official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Before denial, Parrikar said illegal mining ‘incessant’ in Goa


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement Monday that there was no illegal mining in the state is in contrast with his observation in the budget ... Read more...

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Industry demands roll back in Goa power hike


May 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) A leading trade body here Tuesday demanded a roll back on the proposed power tariff increase by the Goa government as it would hit the industry ... Read more...

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Poll delays bonus for Goa employees, again


April 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Goa government employees, waiting for a one-time bonus announced to them Dec 19 last year, have again been hit by the election code of conduct jinx.The ... Read more...

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Himachal taps 7,923 MW of hydropower


March 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) More than 7,000 MW of power has been tapped by hydro projects in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Thursday.Till date 7,923 MW ... Read more...

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Himachal debt rises to Rs.25,313.70 crore


March 27th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) The debt burden of Himachal Pradesh has increased to Rs.5,140.56 crore over the past four years, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday."The debt from ... Read more...

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BJP budget blows hot and cold on Goa’s offshore casinos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Once having resisted offshore casinos tooth and nail as a moralistic opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in its budget has both slapped ... Read more...

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Gehlot presents populist budget with eye to coming polls


March 26th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) With an eye to the coming state assembly elections by the end of next year, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance ... Read more...

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Stress on safety, security, punctuality: Mukul Roy


March 26th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) New Railway Minister Mukul Roy, while parrying queries on whether the railways will roll back the freight fare hike, said Monday he hoped to improve ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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Dhumal government woos its babus with eye on polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Close to half of the annual budget of debt-ridden Himachal Pradesh is being spent on its 'babus' - both serving and retired.According to budget estimates ... Read more...

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Bengal institutes Krishi Ratna award for best farmers


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government has instituted the Krishi Ratna award for the best farmer in a block, Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced in his budget ... Read more...

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Rs.5,500-crore for Bangalore infrastructure in state budget


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Karnataka budget proposes to spend a whopping Rs.5,500 crore in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) for addressing the infrastructure woes of India's tech hub, including its ... Read more...

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Karnataka to give interest-free loans to farmers


March 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Farmers across Karnataka will get interest-free small-term loans up to Rs.100,000 from state cooperatives in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) besides free energy for their irrigation pump ... Read more...

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Rich taxed, common man spared in Karnataka budget


March 21st, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) Smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking will be more expensive while ready-to-eat chapatis and paranthas will be cheaper in Karnataka from April.Presenting a revenue surplus budget ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to spend more on health


March 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has given priority to health by increasing its budget by 25 percent in the next fiscal as compared to the previous year, an official ... Read more...

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Himachal Congress lawmakers in Gandhigiri protest


March 19th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) Taking their Gandhigiri protest against corruption a step further, Congress party legislators donned white Gandhi caps, a la Anna Hazare, in the Himachal Pradesh assembly ... Read more...

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Budget has welcome and avoidable features: Karunanidhi


March 16th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Friday described the budget as a mix of welcome and avoidable features, adding that its efficacy in improving the living standards ... Read more...

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Budget boost for women, child development programmes


March 16th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday sought to secure the welfare of its women and children by proposing a 45 percent hike in the annual budget for the ... Read more...

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Service tax rate raised by two percent (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to raise the service tax rate from 10 percent to 12 percent, expecting to mop up an ... Read more...

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India approves Rs.200 crore for research on climate change


March 16th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) With climate change posing one of the biggest challenges, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday announced Rs.200 crore for research to develop plant and ... Read more...

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Sensex up 101 points after Mukherjee concludes budget speech (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday was ruling 101 points higher as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee finished his 110-minute budget speech laden with ... Read more...

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Trivedi’s rail fare hike reasonable, say economists


March 15th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Notwithstanding severe criticism from his own Trinamool Congress that may cost him his job, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has got a thumbs up for his ... Read more...

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Mixed reaction in Karnataka on rail projects for state


March 14th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 14 (IANS) A new rail coach factory, seven express trains, including a high-speed double-decker to Chennai, extension of six trains and new lines for Karnataka in the railway ... Read more...

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India’s rail budget raises fares, focuses on safety (Intro Roundup)


March 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With minor-to-moderate fare hikes, 96 new passenger trains and focus on safety, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi tabled his ministry's budget for 2012-13 Wednesday, promising ... Read more...

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Death on rail tracks can’t be tolerated: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Making as many as 41 references to safety in his budget speech, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said he would endeavour to eliminate deaths on ... Read more...

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Safety with modernisation is Trivedi’s mantra for railways (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With a spate of fatal accidents in the past few years, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said safety would be the prime focus of ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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Andhra presents Rs.1.45 lakh crore budget (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy Friday presented a tax-free, revenue-surplus budget for 2012-13 with an overall expenditure of over Rs.1.45 lakh crore, an ... Read more...

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Andhra presents Rs.1.45 lakh crore budget


February 17th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy Friday presented a tax-free, revenue-surplus budget for 2012-13 with an overall expenditure of over Rs.1.45 lakh crore.He told the ... Read more...

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Meta university by next year: Sibal


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said a network of universities forming a meta university to allow students to pick courses from across disciplines ... Read more...

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