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Delay in oil price hike to increase inflation: Parekh


September 12th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With the union government having deferred a hike in oil prices, Planning Commission member Kirit Parikh Wednesday said failure to revise fuel prices would result ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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‘Report on Assam riots has inflammatory comments’


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) Tuesday slammed a report of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Assam violence, saying it contains "biased ... Read more...

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‘Education, skill development top priority of 12th Plan’


August 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Education and skill development would be the "overriding priority" of the 12th Five Year Plan even as India's current slow economic growth rate might affect total ... Read more...

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From 340 rooms to four, temporary digs await Pratibha Patil


July 20th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) After the 340 rooms of Rashtrapati Bhavan, a four bedroom bungalow here will be President Pratibha Patil's temporary residence after she steps down July ... Read more...

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Kashmir rights panel slams staged shootouts


July 19th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission (JKHRC) Thursday said "killing for sport" by security personnel who expect undue promotions and rewards for such illegal operations ... Read more...

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NCW for fast track court in Assam girl molestation case


July 14th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 14 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Saturday suggested a special fast track court for trial of attackers of the Guwahati girl who was molested and stripped ... Read more...

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Walkathon spreads awareness on World Population Day


July 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Over 500 people, including children, Wednesday participated in a walkathon organised here to spread awareness on population stabilisation on the occasion of the World Population ... Read more...

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Locals to be involved in Rs.7,000 crore Bundelkhand package


July 8th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Elected village representatives and social activists will play the lead role in the new-look Rs.7,000 crore Bundelkhand package meant to improve the lives of ... Read more...

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Court asks for West Bengal report on Pinki probe


July 6th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered the West Bengal government to file an affidavit within two weeks about the progress of investigation in athlete Pinki Pramanik's ... Read more...

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Drug abuse, insanitary conditions found in UP juvenile homes


July 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Major lapses were uncovered in the working of Uttar Pradesh's child welfare system in Meerut by a National Commission for Protection of Child Rights team ... Read more...

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No report on girls missing from Ghaziabad shelter: Panel


July 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The apex child rights panel has not got any report on the progress in the investigation into the six girls' escape from a state-run observation ... Read more...

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National Advisory Council gets two new members


June 29th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Planning Commission member Mihir Shah and social activist Ashis Mondal have been inducted into the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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New plan to help unregistered MSMEs: FISME


May 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Planning Commission's new manufacturing plan will help unregistered micro and small industrial enterprises (MSMEs) access institutional finance, power connections and other entitlements, the Federation ... Read more...

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‘NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities ... Read more...

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Corruption hitting government image


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Conceding that corruption scandals would erode people's trust in government, a Planning Commission member Thursday called for steps to make government institutions more accountable."Right now we ... Read more...

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Number of poor should be decided politically: Plan panel member


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Facing flak from several quarters, including various political parties, for releasing new estimates which allegedly underestimate poverty in India, a Planning Commission member Thursday said ... Read more...

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HAL not meeting expectations of air force: Minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) was not meeting the expectations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it was not completing orders in time, Minister ... Read more...

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Intel India unveils plan to groom innovators


February 29th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) Global chip maker Intel Corporation Wednesday unveiled an outreach programme to groom future scientists in India as the next generation of innovators."The Intel Future Scientist programme ... Read more...

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‘High interest rates hurting manufacturing growth’


February 24th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) needs to significantly lower interest rates to revive investments and boost manufacturing growth, the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council said ... Read more...

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Poverty not declining in Bihar, despite high growth


February 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar has been changing and developing fast but its poverty is not declining, warned Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen here."It is a matter of ... Read more...

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Nepal PM inaugurates Bihar global meet


February 17th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday inaugurated the second global meet on changing Bihar here to discuss ways to accelerate the momentum of high growth and ... Read more...

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‘India should have more restrained fiscal deficit’


December 17th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Noting that India's current account deficit has become "too enlarged", a Planning Commission member Saturday called for a more restrained fiscal deficit."Our current account deficit has ... Read more...

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Bundelkhand package: Plan panel concerned over tardy progress


December 12th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Planning Commission panel monitoring the implementation of the Rs.7,000 crore package for the backward Bundelkhand region, spread across Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, ... Read more...

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Rahul’s Bundelkhand package hits the bumpy road


December 11th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Concerned over the poor 11 percent fund utilisation of the Rahul Gandhi-driven Bundelkhand package worth Rs.7,000 crore, the central government will review its performance ... Read more...

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Panel formed to set up Ambedkar centre, memorial in Delhi


November 30th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The central government Wednesday set up a committee to develop Dr. Ambedkar National Centre for Social Justice and a memorial in Delhi.The 11-member committee, ... Read more...

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Mario Monti is Italy’s new PM (Lead)


November 14th, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 14 (IANS) Mario Monti, an eminent economist and former European commissioner, was Sunday appointed as Italy's new prime minister.President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Monti to head the new ... Read more...

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Indian economy a stabilising force: Anand Sharma


November 13th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Emphasising that the Indian economy has been a stabilising force even as the world grapples with economic crises, union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Sunday ... Read more...

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Plan panel member calls for rebuilding trust in business


November 11th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Calling for rebuilding the rapidly dwindling trust in business enterprises, Planning Commission member Arun Maira Friday said that a partnership was needed between businesses, civil society ... Read more...

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High food inflation due to change in food habits?


November 8th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) High food inflation, which has reached 12 percent, continues to baffle economists and policymakers alike. But is it really due to a change in ... Read more...

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Mizoram farming plan can be a model: official


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Nov 2 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday lauded the Mizoram government's flagship programme - New Land Use Policy (NLUP) which aims to support 120,000 farming families over five years."NLUP ... Read more...

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Sonia to take up poverty issue amid government flip-flop


October 10th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Taking note of government flip-flop over where to benchmark the economic criteria of poverty, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, comprising non-government experts, will ... Read more...

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India slashes tax incentives for exporters


September 16th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Tax incentives for exporters will be lowered from Oct 1 as the government said Friday it will do away with the popular tax refund scheme, ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: Shah probe to look at pre-Beijing Olympic demand boom


September 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) A nine-member commission led by retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah will probe Goa's mining scam with a special eye to illegal extraction of iron ore ... Read more...

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Accessible, affordable healthcare in the offing


August 24th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) will give more teeth to healthcare by emphasising on accessibility and affordability, a member of the plan panel said ... Read more...

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