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Government committing fraud, says CPI-M


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday accused the government of committing a "gigantic fraud" by hiking fuel prices at a time when Indian oil companies were making huge ... Read more...

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Rajasthan has a plan for minorities


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Despite the Sachar Committee Report of 2006 that showed that the literacy rate among Muslims being far lower than national average, and their representation in managerial ... Read more...

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Power woes: Sonia’s whisper stronger than SC order


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) All it took for Amethi and Rae Bareli to get uninterrupted power supply was a whisper from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Samajwadi Party chief ... Read more...

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Return Rs.17,400 crore to investors, Surpeme Court tells Sahara (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed the Sahara group's real estate companies to return with 15 percent interest the over Rs.17,000 crore ($3.5 billion) it had ... Read more...

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Court asks Sahara to return Rs.17,000 crore to investors (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed Sahara group's real estate company to return with a 15-percent interest the Rs.17,000 crore ($3.5 billion) it had mopped up ... Read more...

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Hydropower firms owe Rs.264 crore to Himachal government


August 28th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) Hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh owe more than Rs.250 crore to the state government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Tuesday. He said the companies ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower plants remain shut for third day


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 22 (IANS) The Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd's 1,500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Power Project and Jaypee Karcham Hydro Corp. Ltd's 1,000 MW Karcham Wangtoo Hydroelectric Project in Himachal ... Read more...

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Rising silt keeps Himachal hydropower plants shut


August 21st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 21 (IANS) Three mega hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut for the second day Tuesday due to high silt level in rivers, triggering a power shortage in ... Read more...

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Indian Open golf moves to Bangalore


August 21st, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 21 (IANS) The Hero Indian Open will be held at the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) course in Bangalore for the first time in the tournament's 48-year history. ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa demands 1,000 MW power from Kudankulam unit


August 19th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has reiterated her demand for the entire power generated by the first unit of two 1,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Himachal hydro projects resume power generation


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) The mega hydropower projects in Himachal Pradesh Friday resumed power generation after remaining closed for over 24 hours, an official said.The closure had hit the electricity ... Read more...

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Himachal hydropower projects shut, north India hit


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Hydropower plants in Himachal Pradesh remained shut Thursday due to high silt level in the Sutlej river, triggering a power crisis in northern states.The country's biggest ... Read more...

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Southern power grid safe from tripping (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) Unlike India's northern, eastern and northeastern power grids which collapsed this week, the state-run Karnataka Power Corp Ltd (KPCL) Thursday said the southern power grid was ... Read more...

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Second blackout in India hits 19 states, 600 million people (Roundup)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India was hit by a massive power failure Tuesday, bigger than the blackout a day ago, that crippled train, Metro and road-transport services and ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 19 states, 600 million people hit (Third Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

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Power crisis now trips 22 states, 600 million people hit (Second Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The power crisis that hit northern India turned into a larger blackout a day later Tuesday to affect as many as 19 states not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hydropower project: Court notice to Himachal


July 30th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday directed the state government to file an affidavit on the steps taken to direct a private company running a hydropower ... Read more...

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60 percent supply restored after major power breakdown


July 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Nearly 60 percent of electricity supply has been restored, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Monday after a major breakdown in Northern Grid plunged seven states, ... Read more...

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Power supply hit in north India


July 30th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Power supply in seven states across north India was hit early Monday following a breakdown in the Northern Grid, an official said.Apart from ... Read more...

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Honda’s third manufacturing unit to be ready in 2013


June 20th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India's third manufacturing unit - in Bangalore - is expected to be ready in 2013, a top company official said Wednesday."The 1.2 ... Read more...

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SC reserves verdict on Sahara group plea (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea by Sahara group of companies, dealing in real estate and housing, challenging a tribunal's direction ... Read more...

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SC reserves verdict on Sahara group plea


June 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea by Sahara group of companies, dealing in real estate and housing, challenging a tribunal's ... Read more...

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Sahara firm bypassed norms to raise funds, SC told


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The SEBI Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the real estate arm of the Sahara group of companies had no right to mobilise Rs.27,000 crore ... Read more...

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Sahara firm bypassed norms to raise funds, SC told


June 12th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The SEBI Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the real estate arm of the Sahara group of companies had no right to mobilise Rs.27,000 crore ... Read more...

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CBI presents witnesses against Talwars (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) presented three witnesses Friday in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.They included an executive engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp ... Read more...

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CBI produces witnesses against Talwars


June 8th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) produced three witnesses Friday in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case.They included an executive engineer of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corp ... Read more...

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Power woes in UP set to disturb Akhilesh honeymoon (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) With mercury climbing up and little relief in sight from the scorching sun, incessant power cuts and outages in Uttar Pradesh have added to the ... Read more...

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SBI annual net profit surges nearly 42 percent (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) India's biggest lender, the State Bank of India (SBI), Friday reported a 41.66 percent rise in net profit year-on-year to Rs.11,707 crore in 2011-12 fiscal ... Read more...

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UP transformer producers threaten to stop supply


May 11th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Facing a sudden rise in mercury and incessant power snags, people of Uttar Pradesh are in for another shocker. The UP Transformer Industries Forum (UPTIF) Friday ... Read more...

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MNS protests wrongful sacking of HSBC employees


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Over 400 protestors Friday staged demonstrations in front of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd (HSBC Bank) to protest the sacking of employees at ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu power unit’s early start hinges on port decision


April 8th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) The early commissioning of one of the two 600 MW thermal power units at North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) and the easing of Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

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Graft, scams hog limelight in Himachal assembly (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Accusations of graft and scams have been creating an impasse in the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly, with the opposition Congress continuing to ... Read more...

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Himachal legislator seeks probe into Jaypee’s project


March 27th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 27 (IANS) An opposition Congress legislator Tuesday sought an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the commissioning and functioning of India's largest hydropower project in ... Read more...

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A fashion show to mark 100 years of Bihar (With Image)


March 27th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Bihar-born designers Samant Chauhan and Arun Tiwari are set to mark 100 years of Bihar with a fashion show called "Silks of Bihar".Eco Tasar Silk ... Read more...

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Ensure power during exams: Akhikesh


March 21st, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday ordered that there should be no power cuts between 6-10 p.m. to enable students preparing for critical school examinations.The ... Read more...

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