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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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China signs deal for 50 Airbus planes


August 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China and Germany Thursday signed a series of documents, including a procurement deal for 50 Airbus planes. The signing ceremony was attended by Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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Centre seeks SC nod to review eco-tourism norms (Lead)


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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Russia urges UN observers to stay in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Moscow believes the UN observers in Syria should continue their work there, as a withdrawal of the mission would cause "extremely negative consequences", the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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PM sets up committee to review taxation of IT sector


July 30th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday set up a committee to review taxation of "development centres" and IT sector, with a view to bring more ... Read more...

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Iran to file complaint against US, EU over sanctions


July 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will file a complaint against the US and the European Union (EU) for imposing unilateral sanctions on the country without the approval of the ... Read more...

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India to help Bangladesh over 1971 war martyrs’ graves


July 25th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India has offered Bangladesh help to trace graves of freedom fighters of the 1971 War of Liberation war and transfer their remains, and asked Dhaka ... Read more...

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Cuba approves new tax law


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 24 (IANS) The Cuban parliament has approved a new tax law designed to cope with the country's growing private sector.The Tax System Act, which stipulates 25 categories of ... Read more...

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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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Trinamool disappointed with petrol price hike, demands rollback


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Expressing "disappointment" over the announcement of a petrol price hike, Congress' estranged ally Trinamool Congress Monday demanded an immediate rollback and wider consultation with all ... Read more...

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Sharma seeks Punjab, Haryana’s support for FDI in retail


July 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will meet the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana Thursday to garner support for allowing foreign direct investment ... Read more...

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Increase coordination with UPA partners, Mamata tells Congress


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Asking the Congress to pace up the coordination and consultations with its UPA allies on policy matters, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said ... Read more...

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Post office boss Amritpal Mehat pretended to be dumb to escape punishment for theft


July 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manchester, July 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Post office boss Amritpal Mehat pretended to be dumb for over a year, in order to escape punishment for theft.He had been arrested 3 years ago for ... Read more...

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Facebook page to connect community radio stations and ministry


July 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has launched a dedicated Facebook page for community radio stakeholders in the country to connect with them and answer ... Read more...

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Gowda resigns, Shettar stakes claim, faces ministry-making hurdle (Afternoon Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 11 (IANS) D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday quit as Karnataka chief minister and Jagadish Sehttar staked claim to form the new government as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Measures to improve market conditions Monday: Pranab (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was "concerned, not depressed" over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government ... Read more...

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We will improve market condition: Pranab


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said he was concerned over signs of weakness in the Indian economy and announced that the central government would soon ... Read more...

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Congress still silent over presidential candidate


June 11th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) On a day newly-appointed Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said dates for presidential elections will be announced soon, Congress Monday maintained silence over its ... Read more...

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Italian envoy in India rushes home over marines row


May 18th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) With its diplomatic efforts failing to free the two marines held in India for killing two fishermen at sea, Italy has asked its ambassador Giacomo ... Read more...

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US diplomat misquoted on India’s efforts on Iran oil


May 16th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A top US energy diplomat was misquoted by Reuters news agency in suggesting that he was "not too impressed" with India's efforts to cut its imports ... Read more...

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Government to set up fund to promote R&D; in IT sector


May 9th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The government is planning to set up an electronic development fund to promote innovation and commercialisation of products in the IT sector."Under the draft National ... Read more...

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India to take US visa complaint to WTO


May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the "discriminatory" increase in visa fee by the US which is hurting Indian IT ... Read more...

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Bangladesh on US strategic radar, says daily on Clinton trip


May 7th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Dhaka has "formally brought Bangladesh on the strategic radar of the US", said a leading Bangladeshi daily Monday.An editorial ... Read more...

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Difficult to support Congress candidate, says Patnaik


May 4th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) In remarks pointing to the possibility of a contest for presidential elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said it will be difficult for ... Read more...

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Government to hold national consultation on child marriages


April 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Taking a serious view of child marriages in the country, the government has decided to hold a national consultation on the issue with the states.A ... Read more...

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Suggestions for fixing eligibility to operate LNG terminals


April 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The petroleum ministry Friday invited suggestions from stakeholders by April 24 for finalising the eligibility criteria for setting up and operating liquefied natural gas (LNG) ... Read more...

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Department of IT gets new name


April 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The department of information technology (DIT) was Thursday formally named department of electronics and information technology by Minister of Communications and Information Technology Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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Water policy by April: Pawan Bansal


April 9th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Monday said that the government would finalise the national water policy by the end of the month."We have ... Read more...

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NCTC differences can be narrowed down: PM


March 20th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With several chief ministers and opposition parties against the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in its present form, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reiterated ... Read more...

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Differences over NCTC, but consensus possible: PM


March 19th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) There may be "differences" over the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but "consensus" can be arrived at through consultations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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India to continue Iran oil supplies: Reddy


March 13th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) India will continue its oil supplies from Iran, Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said here Tuesday."We'll continue to receive supplies from Iran," Reddy said in answer ... Read more...

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Belarus tells EU, Polish envoys to leave


February 29th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has told the head of the European Union delegation to Belarus and the Polish ambassador to leave the country, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.EU ... Read more...

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Decision on Bt. Brinjal not influenced by NGOs: Jairam


February 25th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said the decision to ban the commercial use of Bt. Brinjal has not been influenced by NGOs and added ... Read more...

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BJP eyeing Nashik mayor’s post with MNS support


February 24th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Friday it was not averse to allying with the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to stake claim to the ... Read more...

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Congress says opposition playing politics with NCTC


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday accused the opposition of finding fault with the proposed anti-terror hub for "political considerations" even after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assured ... Read more...

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