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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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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief


August 25th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Educational aid for poor: BJP to raise issue in parliament


August 18th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would raise in parliament the issue of educational assistance to all poor students regardless of religion, said a leader of ... Read more...

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Mizoram project to be trade gateway to southeast Asia


August 15th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 15 (IANS) Mizoram will be the gateway to Southeast Asian countries after the construction of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project in neighbouring Myanmar, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla ... Read more...

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PM, Sonia assure Uttarakhand all help (Lead)


August 7th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday expressed concern over the conditions in natural disaster-hit Uttarakhand and assured central assistance to ... Read more...

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Sonia writes to Uttarakhand chief minister


August 7th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday wrote to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna seeking information on the situation in the state following flash floods and ... Read more...

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Jharkhand wants industrial corridor like Delhi-Mumbai one


August 6th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Ranchi, Aug 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday urged the Planning Commission to plan an industrial corridor in Jharkhand like the Delhi-Mumbai Corridor.Munda made the request during ... Read more...

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PM appeals for peace in Assam, assures proper probe, rehabilitation (Third Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Sharing the "pain" of Assam riots victims, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for an immediate end to the violence and promised "a proper inquiry" ... Read more...

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PM announces Rs.300 crore relief for Assam victims


July 28th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday announced Rs.300 crore assistance for relief and rehabilitation measures for the violence-affected areas of Assam.Addressing a press conference at the ... Read more...

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PM speaks to Assam CM, directs him to monitor situation


July 24th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday spoke to Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and directed him to "monitor the situation closely" and to "ensure safety ... Read more...

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Sangma congratulates Mukherjee, keeps election petition option open (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congratulating Pranab Mukherjee for winning the presidential poll, opposition candidate Purno Sangma said the nation had lost an opportunity to elevate a tribal candidate ... Read more...

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Perform pooja for rains: Karnataka government to temples


July 20th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 20 (IANS) The new BJP government in Karnataka headed by Jagadish Shettar was Friday caught in a row over advising temples across the state to perform special ... Read more...

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Rs.7,300 crore plan for Kashmir for 2012-13


July 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 13 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a record Rs.7,300 crore annual plan for Jammu and Kashmir for 2012-13."This is the highest ever plan allocation for any ... Read more...

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Mamata moots all-party delegation for central assistance


June 29th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday proposed to send an all-party delegation to New Delhi to press for a three-year moratorium on payment of ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 7 more in Bihar, death toll 150 (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Seven more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Muzaffarpur and Patna districts of Bihar, taking the state's death toll to 150 in the ... Read more...

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Mulayam keeps Congress guessing on presidential race (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said his party will decide who to back in the presidential race only after knowing the candidates ... Read more...

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Rs.14,000 crore annual plan for Punjab approved


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.14,000 crore annual plan (2012-13) for Punjab, marking an increase of 22 percent over the last year (2011-12).The plan was ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks funds for apple post-harvesting facilities


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple-producing region, Tuesday urged the central government to allocate Rs.15 crore special assistance for strengthening post-harvesting facilities in the state.State ... Read more...

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Maharashtra CM rushes Delhi to seek central aid


May 8th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Alarmed by the foodgrain and water scarcity gripping the state at the height of summer, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Monday rushed to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Karnataka opposes creation of anti-terror centre


April 16th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Monday opposed the creation of a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), claiming that it encroaches upon the federal ... Read more...

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Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor making progress: Mukherjee


March 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday informed the Lok Sabha that the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is making significant progress."The DMIC is being developed on ... Read more...

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Jharkhand budget for 2012-13 pegged at Rs.37,113 crore


March 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren Thursday tabled a Rs.37,113 crore budget for the 2012-2013 financial year in the state assembly, focussing on economic and ... Read more...

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Trinamool talks tough, threatens to oppose policies in parliament


March 9th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Giving a tough message to the Congress ahead of parliament's budget session beginning Monday, the Trinamool Congress Friday said it would not accept any cut ... Read more...

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No let up in Congress-Trinamool war of words (Newsletter from Bengal)


February 11th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) The Congress and Trinamool Congress have again chosen to stay on the collision path over the release of central funds for the cash-strapped West Bengal ... Read more...

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Bengal, centre spar over funds


February 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday refuted the Congress' claim that it was "understating" central assistance, and said it did not receive a penny more than ... Read more...

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Singhvi takes on Amit Mitra over central funds for Bengal


February 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) Firing a fresh salvo in the latest standoff with the Trinamool Congress over central assistance for West Bengal, the Congress Wednesday accused the state government ... Read more...

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Centre forced to announce cyclone relief funds: Jayalalithaa


February 3rd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 3 (IANS) The central government was forced to announce Rs.500 crore for relief and rehabilitation works in areas hit by cyclone Thane Dec 30 last year, Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Government to rehabilitate families dislocated from Srinagar lakes


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The central government Thursday decided to bear the cost of rehabilitation of around 10,000 families living in and around Srinagar's Dal and Nigeen lakes ... Read more...

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Centre urged to help develop cyclone hit areas


January 10th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday urged the central government to declare the cyclone affected areas of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as "calamity hit ... Read more...

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Delhi to provide shelter to migrant workers


January 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The thousands of migrant workers engaged in various projects in the national capital would soon be provided temporary accommodation in dormitories being constructed in north ... Read more...

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Odisha seeks funds for flood hit areas


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) Odisha Friday asked the central government to provide early assistance of Rs.3,265.38 crore for relief and rehabilitation work in regions hit by the September floods.At ... Read more...

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PM will decide petrol price issue: Pranab


November 8th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will decide on the issue of petrol prices after discussing the matter Tuesday with MPs of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner ... Read more...

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Dasgupta misinformed on Bengal finances: Mitra


October 26th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) A day after West Bengal's former finance minister Asim Dasgupta questioned the data used by the state to seek central funds, his successor Amit Mitra Tuesday ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis: Azad visits Gorakhpur


October 20th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday visited the Japanese Encephalitis affected areas of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. The disease has claimed more than 450 lives ... Read more...

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