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Government rolls back TDS on property sales (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the ... Read more...

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Government rolls bank TDS on property sales


May 7th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the Finance ... Read more...

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Goa University to have Mario Miranda, Anthony Gonsalves chairs


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda and Bollywood music composer Anthony Gonsalves, both natives of Goa, have been honoured posthumously with the establishment of two chairs in their ... Read more...

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‘US spends more on pizza than on space missions’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza ... Read more...

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GAAR adding to investors’ anxiety: ICRA


April 26th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety."Not lack ... Read more...

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Russia losing space race: Poll


April 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is losing its position as the leader of the space race and needs to invest more in the space industry, a new poll has ... Read more...

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Regional cinema coming at par with Bollywood: Pramod Joshi


April 4th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Marathi filmmaker Pramod Joshi, who is looking forward to the release of his first Hindi film "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein", feels that regional cinema ... Read more...

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Hathaway desperate to lose weight


March 31st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is on a 500-calorie-a-day diet to drop two dress sizes to portray a hungry, dying prostitute in the movie adaptation of ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shutdown against hiked excise duty on gold


March 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 30 (IANS) A daylong shutdown Friday, called by gold traders and backed by various trade bodies, against the central government's decision of hiking excise duty on gold ... Read more...

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Himachal to recruit 200 doctors


March 28th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will recruit 200 doctors to strengthen medical services in the state, an official said here Wednesday.These include 125 specialists with a postgraduate degrees, a ... Read more...

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Football will be Goa’s official sport: Parrikar


March 26th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Football-crazy Goa has taken the sport to a new pitch altogether.Presenting his first budget after coming to power, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar proposed that football ... Read more...

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Egypt foils planned attack in Suez Canal


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's National Security Service has foiled a planned attack against a foreign vessel in the Suez Canal, the MENA news agency reported.Officers detained two suspects ... Read more...

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Delhi assembly passes vote-on-account


March 21st, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Delhi state assembly Wednesday passed a vote-on-account for Rs.30,970 crore to look after the government expenses for the next two months till the regular ... Read more...

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Trivedi says adieu, to attend party meet


March 19th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Dinesh Trivedi, who quit as railway minister, said Monday he would visit Rail Bhavan to bid farewell to his colleagues and also attend the ... Read more...

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Retirement age of Kerala government employees raised


March 19th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 19 (IANS) Finally, after successive governments in the state refused to raise the retirement age of state government employees, Finance Minister K.M. Mani Monday increased it from 55 ... Read more...

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Will resign if told properly: Trivedi


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Saturday said he is ready to resign provided his Trinamool Congress party conveys it to him properly."I will abide by ... Read more...

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30 percent jump in budget for disability sector


March 16th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budgetary allocation for the disability sector saw a jump of over 30 percent with increased disability pension for below poverty line beneficiaries.The budget ... Read more...

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Budget will fuel inflation: Naveen Patnaik


March 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 presented Friday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will fuel inflation and hurt the masses, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.Describing the ... Read more...

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Urban development ministry gets 12 percent hike


March 16th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by over 12 percent from Rs.6,855.23 crore in 2011-2012 to Rs.7,729.38 crore in 2012-13, ... Read more...

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Meagre increase in India’s space budget


March 16th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's space budget saw a minuscule increase of over one percent this year compared to the last year with a decrease in allocations in the ... Read more...

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India to spend Rs.50 crore on overseas Indians


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will spend close to Rs.50 crore on welfare schemes targeted at overseas Indians in 2012-13, according to budgetary estimates proposed by Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Budget is disappointing: Shiromani Akali Dal


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Budget 2012-13 was "disappointing" and had nothing for women, who comprise half the population, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur said Friday."This is a ... Read more...

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Budget is clerical, ineffective: CPI


March 16th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The budget for 2012-13 was "absolutely clerical" and "ineffective", Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta said Friday.The budget could have been prepared ... Read more...

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NRHM gets higher allocation


March 16th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government got a higher allocation of Rs.20,822 crore ($4.14 billion) in ... Read more...

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India achieved success in external trade: Pranab


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday said India's external trade has grown encouragingly amid the global slowdown and the country has achieved diversification of the ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 2


March 16th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
* Addressing malnutrition, black money and corruption in public life among five priorities in year ahead.* India's inflation structural, driven largely by agricultural constraints.* Current account deficit 3.6 percent in 2011-12; ... Read more...

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Budget highlights


March 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Highlights of the budget for 2012-13 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Fiscal 2011-12 year of recovery interrupted; reality ... Read more...

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Hope general budget doesn’t forget Bollywood: Karan Johar


March 15th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has given blockbusters like "Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham", "Wake Up Sid" and "Agneepath", is hoping that the general budget Friday doesn't ... Read more...

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Trivedi would have consulted PM for sure: Sharad


March 15th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav Thursday said Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi could not have presented his maiden budget without consulting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh."Dinesh ... Read more...

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Will replace Trivedi if needed: PM


March 15th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the government will consider replacing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi if the situation demands."Well, if anything like this develops, ... Read more...

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Is rail budget dead or alive, asks Sushma Swaraj


March 15th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Is the rail budget "dead or alive", Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj asked in the house Thursday."Is Dinesh Trivedi's rail ... Read more...

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Indian Railways to connect with Bangladesh


March 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways will take up a project to connect Agartala in Tripura with Akhaura in Bangladesh."I propose to take up a project to connect Agartala ... Read more...

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Internal efficiency crucial for rail modernisation: CPI-M


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) It was not possible to modernise Indian Railways unless steps were taken to improve internal efficiency and increase the load factor, Communist Party of ... Read more...

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PM praises ‘forward looking’ rail budget (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The rail budget was "forward looking" and emphasised on safety as well as modernisation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday."The Railways Minister has presented ... Read more...

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Fare hike needed to provide amenities: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Defending the fare hike, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said that it was needed to provide basic amenities and for the safety of passengers."Had we ... Read more...

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