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Over 40,000 scholarships provided to minority community


July 13th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ne w Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As many as 42,476 scholarships were awarded to students from minority communities during 2011-12 under the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme of the ministry of minority ... Read more...

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Home loans up to Rs.15 lakh get 1 percent cheaper


July 4th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced one percent interest subsidy on housing loan up to Rs.15 lakh to give a boost to low-cost housing projects in ... Read more...

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India pays Rs.600 crore as Haj subsidy annually


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India provides subsidy to over a lakh pilgrims who go to Makkah and Madina annually and spends over Rs.600 crore ($120 million) every year on ... Read more...

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Government to deregulate diesel prices


April 24th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The government has "in-principle" agreed to deregulate diesel prices, but there is no such proposal for cooking gas, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain ... Read more...

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Goa, where petrol price goes south!


March 29th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Goa may now come to be known more for cheap petrol than the local drink feni.The new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Goa is ... Read more...

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Small home loan borrowers to get 1 percent interest subsidy


October 25th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In a bid to provide relief to small home loan borrowers from rising interest rates, the government Tuesday said it will provide 1 percent ... Read more...

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Ministry orders study on Goa’s controversial mining


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand-based Indian School of Mines (ISM) will conduct a comprehensive study on the environmental impact of the Rs.6,500-crore opencast mining industry in Goa, the Rajya ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Ex-official’s bail plea rejected


June 15th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Wednesday dismissed the bail plea of a former financial official of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising ... Read more...

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CWG scam: Ex-official’s bail order June 15


June 13th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Monday reserved its order on the bail plea of a former financial official of the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to screen students for sickle cell anaemia


April 6th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 6 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Wednesday said it would screen school students and their mothers for sickle cell anaemia in a bid to check the increasing incidence of the disease ... Read more...

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Budget gets praise, some flak from Bengal government


February 28th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) West Bengal's Left Front government Monday hailed the enhanced budgetary provision for health and family welfare and education but complained that there were no concrete measures for ... Read more...

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Tax free Chhattisgarh budget focuses on agriculture, social sectors (Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday presented a Rs.30,725.96 crore tax-free budget for the 2011-12 fiscal with its main emphasis on agriculture and social sectors.The total budget ... Read more...

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Gujarat gets time to decide on jobs for riot victims’ kin


September 23rd, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday gave four weeks' time to the state government to take a decision on giving jobs on compassionate grounds to family members of those ... Read more...

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Northeast states have to release funds for projects


August 9th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Completion of projects in the north-east depends on the release of funds by the state governments, as well as the utilization of central funds, parliament was informed ... Read more...

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Share capital of minorities financial institution hiked


July 8th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a hike in the authorised share capital of the National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from Rs.1,000 crore to Rs.1,500 crore to enable ... Read more...

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Share capital of Minority Development Corporation increased


July 8th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today accorded approval for increasing the authorized share capital of National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from Rs.1,000 crore to Rs.1,500 crore.The share of ... Read more...

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‘Bharat Nirman’ houses to be doubled: Economic survey


February 25th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has proposed to double the target of houses in rural areas to be built across the country under its flagship ... Read more...

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SBI plans to raise Rs.40,000-50,000 crore in 5 years


January 31st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Baharampur (West Bengal), Jan 31 (IANS) Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) needs to raise about Rs.40,000-50,000 crore of capital for the next five years, a senior official said ... Read more...

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Minorities Development Finance Corporation to have 1000 crores share capital


August 27th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today accorded approval for increasing the authorized share capital of the National Minorities Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC) from Rs.850 crores to Rs.1000 crores.The ... Read more...

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Rs 1,000 crore-diesel subsidy to paddy growers: Pawar


July 31st, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 31 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the government will provide Rs 1,000-crore subsidy on diesel to paddy farmers for irrigation during the on-going Kharif season ... Read more...

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Delhi civic body agrees to take back sacked employees


July 6th, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday informed the Delhi High Court that it will take back 799 sacked employees of the Hardayal Municipal Public Library and ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet approves establishment of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics


February 23rd, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Monday gave its approval to the establishment of National Institute of Biomedical Genomics (NIBMG) at Kalyani in West Bengal as an autonomous ... Read more...

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‘Dwarfs’ in Haryana to get allowance


September 25th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Haryana has become the first state in the country to introduce an allowance scheme for dwarfs, an official said Thursday.The scheme, 'Haryana allowance to dwarfs', has been implemented ... Read more...

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Host Jharkhand unlikely to reach National Games starting line


September 21st, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 21 (IANS) The 34th National Games is scheduled for Dec 1-13 in three Jharkhand cities. But at the current rate of progress, it will take another five to six months ... Read more...

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Himachal to give four free CFL bulbs for each family


April 15th, 2008 - 11:01 pm ICT by admin
Shimla, April 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Tuesday announced itn would give away free of cost four CFL bulbs to every household in the hill state. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh BJP asks party men to get ready for polls


March 9th, 2008 - 11:09 pm ICT by admin
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 9 (IANS) The two-day state executive meet of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), that concluded here Sunday, has resolved to get party activists into an election mode ... Read more...

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Most Vidarbha farmers will not get loan waiver


February 29th, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by admin
Nagpur, Feb 29 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday announced an agriculture loan waiver in the 2008-09 budget but a farmers' leader here said the move will not help most farmers in ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves revision of cost of International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology


November 30th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to revise estimated cost of International centre for genetic engineering and biotechnology (ICGEB) project from Rs. 117.53 crore to Rs. ... Read more...

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