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NCTC rejig after presidential election


July 13th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Giving in to a stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states, the government has decided to take NCTC, a proposed anti-terror hub, out of the ... Read more...

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Government to export two million tonnes wheat


July 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Facing shortage of storage space, the government has decided to export two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 per tonne, ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves TCIL’s Saudi acquisition


July 4th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Indian cabinet has approved a proposal of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to acquire 60 percent shares of TCIL Saudi Co. Ltd (TSCL) from ... Read more...

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India to export 2 million tonnes of wheat


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Faced with a shortage of storage space, the Indian government Tuesday approved export of two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 ... Read more...

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Over Rs.5,000 crore more approved for defence network


July 3rd, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The government Tuesday approved an additional Rs.5,236 crore for the Defence Optical Fibre Cable network, which will provide a communications backbone for the armed forces.According ... Read more...

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Government postpones urea price hike


June 14th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a proposal to hike the retail price of urea by 10 percent for this financial year.The hike was proposed by ... Read more...

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Three-year extension to criminal tracking network (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a home ministry proposal to extend the duration of implementing the crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) ... Read more...

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Three-year extension to criminal tracking network


June 14th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved a home ministry proposal to extend the duration of the crime and criminal tracking network and system (CCTNS) project ... Read more...

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Cabinet hikes rice purchase price to Rs.1,280 per quintal


June 14th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday hiked paddy's minimum support price (MSP) for the 2012-13 kharif crop by Rs 170 per quintal, ... Read more...

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Air India to lease out fuel guzzling 777s


June 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Air India will lease out some of its fuel-guzzling Boeing 777s to private airlines to save on costs and restructure international operations on receiving the ... Read more...

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Fund for construction of rural toilets doubled


June 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Concerned over poor sanitation in rural areas, the government Thursday doubled the amount given for construction of household lavatories from Rs.4,600 to nearly Rs.10,000.It ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer


June 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will decide on Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in ... Read more...

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Air India ground staff protest service terms (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Employees of Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL) at the international airport here are up in arms against the new service conditions they have been ... Read more...

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Air India ground handling staff protest service terms


June 4th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) Employees of Air India Air Transport Services Ltd (AIATSL) at the international airport here are up in arms against the new service conditions they have been ... Read more...

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All mega projects are on course: Chandy


May 31st, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday refuted media reports that mega development projects in the state are getting delayed, saying these are progressing as per schedule."I ... Read more...

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Petitioners claim apex court was misled on next army chief (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A group of petitioners was moved in the Supreme Court Tuesday alleging that the government misled the court during the hearing on their earlier plea ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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India signs $640-mn deal for 75 Pilatus trainers


May 24th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Thursday signed a $640 million (Rs.2,900 crore) deal with Swiss firm Pilatus to buy 75 basic trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF), an ... Read more...

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India clears $600-mn deal for air force trainers


May 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday gave the Indian Air Force to buy 75 basic trainer planes from a Swiss firm under a long due deal worth $640 ... Read more...

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Government told to decide fast on bio-fuels programme: Parliament panel


May 7th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rapping the rural development ministry's land resources department for the "inordinate delay" in finalising a bio-fuels programme, a parliamentary panel has sought for the matter ... Read more...

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PM pitches for NCTC amid opposition (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) In his attempt to dispel fears about NCTC, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday strongly pitched for the one-stop anti-terror intelligence hub whose formation has ... Read more...

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HLL Lifecare floats subsidiary for vaccine complex


April 30th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala-based HLL Lifecare, a mini-ratna PSU, has floated wholly-owned subsidiary HLL Biotechltd to execute the Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) coming up in Tamil Nadu.The ... Read more...

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Cabinet panel clears Monsoon Mission


April 26th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved the implementation of the Rs.400 crore National Monsoon Mission at the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) to ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh (Second Lead)


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Indian Army chief.Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh will ... Read more...

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Air India’s turnaround plan approved (Roundup)


April 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Beleaguered flag carrier Air India has got a new lease of life as the government Thursday approved plans for a turnaround in its fortunes ... Read more...

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Northeast parties press for repealing army’s special powers


April 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 11 (IANS) The demand to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces deployed in disturbed areas, was reiterated by ... Read more...

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Chidambaram discusses AFSPA with Kashmir government (Second Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 10 (IANS) An announcement on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will be made as soon as the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decided on the ... Read more...

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Antony asks army to streamline acquisitions


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Amid allegations of bribery, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday asked the army to streamline its purchase process in a manner that accountability can be ... Read more...

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Libya, Syria turmoil posing problems for economy: Pranab


April 1st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) India is concerned about the political turmoil in Libya and Syria as unstable situations in there are posing serious problems for the Indian economy, Union ... Read more...

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Amendments to AFSPA pending, says Chidambaram


March 31st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A day after the United Nations Special Rapporteur asked India to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said ... Read more...

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Nod for low-income housing credit risk fund


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved the establishment of the Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust (CRGFT) for low income housing to ensure affordable housing stock.The ... Read more...

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Mumbai harbour channel to be deepened, expanded for more traffic


March 1st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) In a major boost to maritime trade and commerce, the Indian government Thursday decided to deepen, lengthen and widen the harbour channel and entry points to ... Read more...

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Nod to highway projects worth Rs.4,814 crore


March 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The government Thursday approved four highway development projects worth Rs.4,814.74 crore spanning several states.The projects will be carried out on the design, build, finance, operate ... Read more...

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