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Mamata pullout gets brickbats, bouquets


September 19th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's decision to withdraw support to the UPA government has earned her laurels and flak among the netizens in West Bengal."Didi, we ... Read more...

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Kerala to host agro meet in 2013


September 18th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Why is Mukul Roy absent from cabinet meetings, asks Congress


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Asking why Railway Minister Mukul Roy, from the Trinamool Congress, was absent from most cabinet meetings where decisions like the fuel price hike are taken, ... Read more...

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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir cabinet meets in remote LoC village


September 12th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) As part of his government's policy to carry governance to the doorsteps of people living in the far-flung areas of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

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Compensation for Kerala lorry blast victims


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3 (IANS) Kerala will give jobs, pensions and compensations to the next of kin of those killed and the injured victims of last week's LPG tanker blast in ... Read more...

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Israeli PM seeks world to set ‘red line’ for Iran


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 3 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for setting "clear red lines" for Iran to curb its nuclear plan."The international community is not putting down a ... Read more...

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UP restores prime land near Delhi to irrigation department


August 28th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced that the 895.63 acres of prime land adjacent to New Delhi, transferred to the Noida authority during the Mayawati ... Read more...

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Drought-hit Karnataka waives interest on farm loans


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday waived interest on farm loans availed from state cooperatives by around 1.5 million farmers reeling under severe drought across the state."The ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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NE states ask governments to ensure safety of their people


August 18th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal/Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The northeastern states have urged the central government and various state governments to take all possible steps to ensure safety of people from the region ... Read more...

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Northeast exodux: Meghalaya to send team to other states


August 16th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 16 (IANS) Expressing concern over "students' exodus" from southern states fearing attacks, the Meghalaya government Thursday decided to send a delegation to these states to unearth the truth.Many ... Read more...

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Delhi to give Rs.2 crore to Sushil Kumar


August 16th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Thursday decided to increase the cash reward for London Olympics silver medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar from Rs.1 crore to Rs.2 crore."We ... Read more...

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Maharashtra cabinet mourns Deshmukh, Kunte


August 16th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The Maharashtra cabinet Thursday condoled the deaths of union minister and former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Congress leader and former minister Prabhakar Kunte, an official ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for Kerala government employees


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala has replaced the statutory pension scheme with the contributory pension scheme for its new employees joining from next fiscal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer houses to urban poor


August 9th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Wednesday gave approval to various proposals, including related to execution of a housing scheme for urban poor and establishment of universities in the ... Read more...

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Chavan, ministers visit ailing Deshmukh


August 8th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and over half a dozen cabinet ministers Wednesday called on the ailing union Minister ... Read more...

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Kerala legislators to visit China


August 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Ten Kerala legislators will soon visit China, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday.Minister for Planning K.C. Joseph will lead the delegation, which includes three from the ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays Rs.14,000 crore spectrum reserve price (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The cabinet Friday approved Rs.14,000 crore as the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction fixed by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, ... Read more...

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Right to Services in three months in Kerala


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government has stepped up efforts to implement within three months the Right to Services law which seeks to ensure ... Read more...

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CPI-M worker killed during Kerala shutdown (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) A CPI-M worker was killed during a scuffle with suspected Muslim League workers Thursday as Kerala observed a shutdown on a call of the Marxist party ... Read more...

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Delhi to auction fancy vehicle registration numbers


July 31st, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said that the state cabinet has approved allotment of fancy registration numbers for four wheeled private vehicles through auction. ... Read more...

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Dikshit announces job scheme for poor


July 31st, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday announced a self-employment scheme for people from the weaker sections of society.After a cabinet meeting, Dikshit said the Dilli ... 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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Kerala okays medical college


July 29th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has okayed the setting up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to invest.The Kerala ... Read more...

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Kerala to have green houses, bio-parks


July 25th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday gave its nod to the setting up of green houses and hi-tech bio-parks for coconut and rice in the state.Addressing reporters here ... Read more...

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NCP declares truce, alliance to have more ‘coordination’ (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Declaring a truce with alliance partner Congress, the NCP Wednesday said a mechanism is being evolved to ensure more consultation between allies for "cohesive ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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Maya attacks Akhilesh for changing names of eight districts (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's Uttar Pradesh government Monday changed the names of eight districts renamed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), a move that evoked strong ... Read more...

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khilesh reverts names of eight UP districts


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday changed the names of eight districts renamed by the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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Woman minister gets wolf whistles in French parliament


July 21st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old woman minister, who wore a knee-length floral summery dress and high heels to parliament, faced a barrage of wolf-whistles from male MPs when she ... Read more...

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Congress tries hard to mollify NCP, Pawar unswayed (Intro Roundup)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday reached out to Nationalist Congress Party after it expressed unhappiness about some aspects of the coalition's working but the strain in ... Read more...

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Haryana bans gutka, pan masala from Aug 15


July 20th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana government Friday announced a ban from Aug 15 on the manufacturing, storage, distribution or sale of gutka, pan masala, zarda and other chewable products ... Read more...

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