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Why is minority UPA in hurry over FDI in retail: Trinamool


September 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday called it "unethical" on the part of the minority United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to notify FDI in retail, and wondered why ... Read more...

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Air India gets second Dreamliner, plans to start new routes


September 19th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India Wednesday received its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it firmed up plans to open new international routes using the aircraft to destinations in ... Read more...

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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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India allows FDI in multi-brand retail


September 14th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Just a day after announcing the steepest ever hike in diesel price, the government Friday took another politically contentious decision of allowing overseas investments ... Read more...

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Aviation stocks rally on CCEA meet clearing FDI in airlines


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Aviation stocks rallied Friday as the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) is set to take up a proposal to allowing foreign airlines ... Read more...

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Diesel price hiked by Rs 5, opposition slams ‘anti-people’ move (Roundup)


September 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) In a politically-sensitive move, the government Thursday announced a hike in heavily-subsidised diesel price by Rs.5 a litre to check fiscal deficit and limited ... Read more...

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Ethnic violence may continue, centre warns Assam (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The central government has warned the Assam government that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Second lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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Ethnic trouble far from over, Assam warned (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde


September 13th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Assam government has been warned that the situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims "is far from normal" and ... Read more...

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Air India’s Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19


September 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from Sep 19, with the first commercial flight ... Read more...

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Congress core group meets over fuel price hike


September 11th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad following a medical check up, the party's core group met here Tuesday to discuss ... Read more...

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Decision on fuel prices deferred, CCPA meet postponed


September 11th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A decision on a hike in fuel prices was deferred Tuesday as a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA), scheduled for ... Read more...

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Government inks production sharing contract for 5th oil block


September 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The government Monday signed a production sharing contract (PSC) for the fifth oil block it had awarded on Aug 28, 2012."PSC for the block (MB-DWN-2010/1) ... Read more...

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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... Read more...

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First Dreamliner aircraft delivered to Air India in the US


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday took charge of the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Charleston in South Carolina in the US, ahead ... Read more...

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Tribal students to benefit from new central scheme


September 6th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) About 22 lakh tribal students will benefit from a new centrally sponsored scheme for pre-matric scholarships for scheduled tribe students in Class 9 and 10 ... Read more...

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Hike likely in diesel, LPG, kerosene prices


September 5th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The oil ministry has moved a cabinet note seeking a hike in diesel, cooking gas and kerosene prices and limiting supply of subsidised cooking gas ... Read more...

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Credibility of J&K; regime at lowest: Mufti


September 1st, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) The credibility of the Omar Abdullah led-coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir is at its lowest due to failure on all fronts and rampant corruption, PDP ... Read more...

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India expects to induct first 787 Dreamliner this month


August 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Air India hopes to induct the first of its new Boeing-787 Dreamliners by this month-end as the aircraft has received regulatory clearances to fly to ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports


August 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday."The port at Sagar ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects bottlenecks to be removed: Chidambaram


August 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will remove bottlenecks for quicker implementation of infrastructure projects, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Government to boost insurance and mutual fund industry


August 6th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Monday said that the government will announce a number of decisions in the next few weeks to boost the mutual ... Read more...

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Purchase price for pulses hiked


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Farmers will get a better price for their produce after the government hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for pulses like arhar (tur) ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft to Air India


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday approved a Ministry of Civil Aviation proposal allowing Air India to take delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh assures faster clearance for Navi Mumbai airport


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday said the government would fast-track all clearances required for building the Navi Mumbai International Airport.Singh gave the assurance during ... Read more...

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Air India to seek compensation for Dreamliner delay


July 25th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel headed by Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday approved the compensation demand made by Air India from US planemaker Boeing for delay ... Read more...

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Reviving defunct airports tribunal, centre tells court


July 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has started the process to revive the defunct Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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Government to raise Rs.4,000 crore by selling stake in SAIL (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to sell through auction 10.82 percent stake in the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), which is estimated to fetch ... Read more...

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Government to sell 10.82 percent stake in SAIL


July 20th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has decided to sell 10.82 percent stake in the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) through auction, which is estimated to fetch ... Read more...

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Rahul’s remark triggers speculation about ministerial role


July 20th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's remark Thursday about playing a more proactive role in the government sparked off intense speculation about the likely ministry ... Read more...

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Monsoon session of parliament Aug 8-Sep 7


July 18th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The monsoon session of parliament will begin Aug 8 and end Sep 7, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced Wednesday."Following instructions from Prime ... Read more...

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