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Cash-strapped Punjab scraps LTC for one year


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Faced with a financial crunch, the Punjab government Friday announced that all leave travel concession for its officers and staff was being withdrawn for one year."The ... Read more...

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Government refutes loss claims over Delhi airport (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday dismissed the claims of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on losses to the exchequer by allowing a private operator ... 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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Brazil oil giant announces new find


August 4th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras has announced the discovery of a new oil find at a deep-water well off the country's northeast coast.Petrobras said ... Read more...

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LED bulbs to sell cheap in Delhi (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) With demand for power soaring in Delhi, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit Friday announced that energy-saving LED bulbs will cost less in the capital.Appealing to people ... Read more...

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Himachal to give free net books to 4,000 school toppers


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 18 (IANS) After Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh also Wednesday announced it would give free net books to 4,000 topper students of Class X passing out ... Read more...

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ICC rules out window for IPL in FTP


June 13th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out a window for the lucrative and the highly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) in its Future Tours Programme ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi’s party to attend parliament for first time


April 30th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, April 30 (IANS) All 43 lawmakers-elect of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), including its long-incarcerated leader Aung San Suu Kyi, will Wednesday attend the ongoing session of ... Read more...

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Loss of permit in Argentina a surprise: Petrobras


April 5th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The decision by Argentina's Neuquen province to cancel a concession granted to Petrobras caught the Brazilian state-controlled oil giant by surprise, CEO Maria das ... Read more...

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Worthless ex-teachers have no right to re-employment: Court


April 1st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) "Worthless" school teachers cannot claim a right to re-employment after retirement, the Delhi High Court has said.The court's observation came while rejecting petitions of two ... Read more...

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SBI reduces educational loan rates by up to 1 percent


February 27th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) Monday said it has reduced the interest rate on educational loans by up to one percent ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka fishermen clash with cops over fuel price hike


February 15th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) Violence broke out in parts of Sri Lanka Wednesday as fishermen protested a hike in fuel price. One fisherman was killed and many others were injured ... Read more...

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Brazil privatises three airports


February 7th, 2012 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 7 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian-led consortiums obtained concessions to operate the country's busiest airport and two smaller terminals, the National Civil Aviation Agency said after Monday's auction at the ... Read more...

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Spain cancels plan to privatise airports


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain said Monday that it has halted the plan to privatise management of the country's two busiest airports.Now is not the time to put the significantly ... Read more...

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Probe against Bedi still on, police tell court


January 7th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A Delhi court was informed by police that the probe into alleged misappropriation of funds by Team Anna member and former police official Kiran Bedi ... Read more...

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Team Anna calls off ‘jail bharo’ agitation (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday announced withdrawal of the proposed nationwide 'jail bharo' agitation which was to start Friday.His statement came shortly after anti-corruption ... Read more...

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Vijaya Bank offers concession in home loans’ processing fee


December 25th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) The government-run Vijaya Bank is offering a 50 percent concession in the processing fee on home loans.Under the new scheme called "Home Utsav 2011" launched ... Read more...

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Team Anna earns sharp rebuke from Bombay High Court


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) "How is the country's interest involved", the Bombay High Court asked sharply to Team Anna while rejecting their petition for a concession in the charges ... Read more...

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After court tick-off, Team Anna gets Mumbai ground for agitation (Roundup)


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare flayed the demand for concession as "improper", but his activist supporters nevertheless managed to get the MMRDA ground here at low rates from ... Read more...

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‘Delhi Metro can use land for property development’


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has the right to use the land acquired for the project for property development also, Minister of State for Urban ... Read more...

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Air India increases number of Delhi-Goa flights


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) National carrier Air India's subsidiary Alliance Air Friday said it is increasing the number of its flights from the national capital to Goa to meet ... Read more...

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Ramky Infra bags two road projects worth Rs.2,240.65 crore


December 1st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Ramky Infrastructure Thursday said it has bagged two road projects worth Rs.2,240.65 crore from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).The first project is for six-laning ... Read more...

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Brazil leases airport to private consortium


November 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) President Dilma Rousseff signed a concession plan Monday that would allow private investments for the first time in airport construction and operation as Brazil ... Read more...

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IVRCL bags orders worth Rs.2,228 crore


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Engineering major IVRCL Thursday said it had bagged orders worth Rs.2,228.94 crore for highways, construction, power and water projects.The company bagged a project worth Rs.1,486 ... Read more...

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Four-laning of highway in Madhya Pradesh approved


September 6th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government Monday approved two projects for four-laning of two sections, stretching 445.5 km, of the National Highway-3 (NH-3) in Madhya Pradesh."The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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Ex-navy officer arrested with fake travel warrants


September 6th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 5 (IANS) An ex-navy sailor travelling on a fake travel concession warrant was arrested Monday and 150 more such fake warrants were seized from his possession, police ... Read more...

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Fertiliser subsidies not improving production: Official auditor


August 5th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Despite the government footing high bills on account of subsidising fertilisers, the official auditor said domestic production levels in ten years ending 2008-09 had increased ... Read more...

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Nothing colourable in takeover, Vodafone tells apex court


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday was told that there was nothing colourable in telecom giant Vodafone's transaction with Hutchinson International Ltd. for acquiring its Indian arm ... Read more...

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JPC quizzes former telecom secretary


July 27th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the alleged multi-crore 2G spectrum allocation scam Wednesday questioned A.V. Gokak, who was the telecom secretary during the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Dikshit denies Lokayukta’s allegation


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Stating that there had been no corruption, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday dismissed the Delhi Lokayukta's allegation that she "misrepresented facts" about the ... Read more...

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Punjab offers incentives for new textile units


July 17th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) To attract textile companies to set up units in the cotton belt of southwest Punjab, the state government Sunday announced a comprehensive package of incentives for ... Read more...

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‘Rs.43,500 crore loss due to NDA’s telecom policy’


July 8th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The nation has suffered a loss of over Rs.43,500 crore because of a change in India's policy in 1999 when the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Focus shifts to smaller hydel power projects: Omar


July 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday unveiled a new hydroelectric projects development policy."The power policy from the generation point of view has traditionally focused ... Read more...

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No bills after March 20, says Haryana government


May 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) In view of a large number of requests made by various departments for diversion or re-appropriation of funds in the month of March, the Haryana Government ... Read more...

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Schoolgirl wins right to use iPod in exams


May 23rd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) A schoolgirl in Scotland who claims she can't concentrate when she doesn't listen to music has been allowed -- in an unprecedented concession -- to use ... Read more...

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