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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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CAG raps government for allowing DIAL levy development fee


August 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's official auditor has rapped the government for allowing the private operator of the national capital's IGI airport to collect a levy from passengers to ... Read more...

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Akali Dal rejects hike in paddy, cotton MSP


June 1st, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Friday rejected outright the Rs.170 per quintal proposed hike in Minimum Support Price (MSP) of paddy and Rs.800 for cotton.Akali ... Read more...

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Team Anna accuses Krishna of mining graft in Karnataka


May 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 29 (IANS) Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan Tuesday alleged that External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna while serving as Karnataka chief minister indulged in corruption causing ... Read more...

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Women being treated as chattel: Chidambaram


March 21st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Hoping that attitudes would change with education, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday that women were being treated as chattel and that was one ... Read more...

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Budget allows airlines to access foreign funds (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) In a bid to address concerns of the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Friday domestic airlines could borrow up ... Read more...

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Budget proposes allows airlines to access foreign funds


March 16th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) In a bid to address concerns of the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to allow domestic airlines to ... Read more...

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Budget allows airlines to access foreign funds, cuts customs duty on parts (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) In a bid to address concerns of the cash-strapped Indian civil aviation sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Friday domestic airlines could borrow up ... Read more...

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‘Proposal for FDI in domestic carriers sent to commerce ministry’


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A proposal has been sent to the commerce ministry to permit foreign carriers invest in India's cash-strapped private airlines, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh ... Read more...

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Cabinet may consider FDI by foreign airlines before budget


January 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry's proposal to allow foreign capital by international airlines in cash-strapped domestic carriers may come up for the cabinet's approval before ... Read more...

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FDI in aviation may give flight to domestic airlines


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Operating through a tough financial environment, Indian carriers see a ray of hope in the government proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest funds ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gives out smart ID cards in Andamans


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Port Blair, Jan 21 (IANS) Amid a silent but raging battle with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia over the Unique Identification Number project, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Capital to have mono rail by 2017


January 17th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi , Jan 17 (IANS) The national capital is to get an elevated Mono Rail by 2017 with the Delhi government giving the project an in-principle nod Tuesday."The mono ... Read more...

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Air India board approves issue of preferential shares to lenders


December 29th, 2011 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday said that its board has, under its financial restructuring plan, approved the issue of preferential shares to be allotted ... Read more...

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India opens doors to global retail chains (Roundup)


November 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) In a major push to reforms, India Thursday allowed global chains like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and 7-Eleven to bring up to 51 percent foreign equity ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways backs FDI in aviation


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Stating that Indian carriers lacked sufficient financial strength to grow, a top Qatar Airways official Wednesday welcomed the commerce ministry's recommendation allowing 26 percent foreign direct ... Read more...

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Finance ministry okays FDI in multi-brand retail


November 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The finance ministry has approved the draft cabinet note that seeks to allow up to 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, sources ... Read more...

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Debt should be seen in comparison to size: Mallya


October 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines' debt should be seen in comparison to the company's size, chairman Vijay Mallya said Monday, adding that the carrier has nine years to ... Read more...

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New policy for faster acquisition of overseas mineral assets


October 13th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India has decided to consider a sovereign wealth fund to assist its state-run units acquire oil and mineral assets and related raw material abroad ... Read more...

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Government to introduce mining bill next parliament session


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Seeking to attract investment and technology for the mining sector, the cabinet Friday approved a draft bill for development and regulation of mines and ... Read more...

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Cabinet note on VSNL land issue to be sent to cabinet soon: Sibal


August 29th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said a cabinet note on selling surplus land that was earlier with the state-run enterprise VSNL has been prepared and ... Read more...

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India’s first national manufacturing policy in a few weeks: Minister


August 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government will finalise within a few weeks the national manufacturing policy, having completed the consultation process, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said ... Read more...

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10 percent NBCC divestment okayed


August 11th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The government Thursday approved divestment of 10 percent of its equity holding in state-run construction and engineering firm National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC).In a ... Read more...

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Sports ministry de-merges NIS Patiala from SAI


July 20th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday de-merged the National Institute of Sports (NIS) from its parent body the Sports Authority of India (SAI) after six of the ... Read more...

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‘National Manufacturing Policy before cabinet in two weeks’


July 13th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The concerned ministries are giving final touches to the proposed National Manufacturing Policy and it will be presented to the cabinet within two weeks, ... Read more...

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PMO did not approve S-band spectrum deal: Manmohan Singh


February 24th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said neither his office nor the cabinet had approved the 2005 agreement to allocate S-band spectrum to the ... Read more...

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Cabinet not informed of S-band commitment in ISRO-Devas deal: PM (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday that the cabinet had not been informed that the 2005 agreement between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix and Devas also involved ... Read more...

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Cabinet not informed of S-band allocation in Antrix-Devas deal: PM


February 24th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the cabinet was not informed that the 2005 agreement between ISRO's commercial arm Antrix and Devas also involved allocation of ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases to be set up soon


October 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Following the outbreak of dengue, malaria and swine flu in the country in recent years, the government is planning to set up soon an apex institute ... Read more...

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Air India likely to receive 120 million rupee equity, says Praful Patel


October 20th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.20 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Tuesday that the national carrier Air India is likely to receive government approval for rupees 120 million equity infusion by month-end.The ... Read more...

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India launches new programme to fight cancer, diabetes, stroke


July 8th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) India Thursday launched a new programme to detect, prevent and control the spread of cancer, diabetes, heart ailments and strokes with an outlay of Rs.1,230.90 crore ... Read more...

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Court stays revocation of Chenab hydro project to L&T


January 1st, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Singh New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has restrained the state government from taking any further action on its move to revoke the award of the 420-MW ... Read more...

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India, Britain likely to sign civil nuclear deal


December 18th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India and Britain are likely to sign a civil nuclear agreement during British Business Minister Peter Mandelson's six-day visit that starts Friday.The Department of ... Read more...

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Government to set up heritage sites commission


January 29th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The central government will soon set up a commission to frame guidelines for conserving heritage monuments and sites that are on the verge of decay.This was decided ... Read more...

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