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Presidential fight finalised, focus shifts on Ansari’s successor


June 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) With the battle lines drawn for the July 19 presidential election, the focus is gradually shifting to the vice-presidential poll in August, for which ... Read more...

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Disconnect among government, RBI: BJP


June 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Slamming the government for "mismanagement" of the economy, the Bharatiya Janata Party said Monday the Reserve Bank of India's decision to keep lending rates ... Read more...

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Brief profile of UPA presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee


June 15th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Here is a brief profile of Pranab Mukherjee, the United Progressive Alliance's presidential candidate for the poll to be held July 19. Name: Pranab ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to sleep in villages to meet people


June 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning monthly overnight stays in the country's rural regions in order to keep himself well-informed about the people's concerns, RIA ... Read more...

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Flushing public funds: now, the Goa toilet story


June 9th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Planning Commission has drawn flak for spending Rs.35 lakh on two toilets in its Yojana Bhavan headquarters. But when it comes to the 'economics of ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa dismayed by plan allocation


June 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday expressed her dismay at the process of finalising the annual plan allocation for her state by the Planning ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks Rs.300 crore for housing in Kudankulam


June 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged New Delhi to provide Rs.300 crore separately to build basic infrastructure for people living around the ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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Cyrus Mistry joins Tata Motors board


May 29th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Tata Sons chairman-designate Cyrus P. Mistry Tuesday joined the Tata Motors board as a director, the automobile major said.Mistry also holds the position of a director ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill sent to select committee of Rajya Sabha (Second Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill was Monday sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha soon after being taken up for debate after a gap ... Read more...

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Stink again disrupts Rajya Sabha sitting


May 18th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A stink in the Rajya Sabha again Friday forced the upper house to be adjourned twice for nearly half an hour.A week after half ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8-9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, the Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.He ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8 to 9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, Indian Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent for 20 years: Montek Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at between 8 or 9 percent for the next 20 years with a supportive global environment, its Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... 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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Telenor’s failure will hit India’s image: Norwegian minister


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The failure of Telenor's $3-billion investment in subsidiary Uninor will not only impact India's investment destination image but will also have political repercussions, Norway's Trade ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak. ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned after stink - literally (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha had to be adjourned twice Thursday after members complained of a foul smell that they suspected could be a gas leak.Halfway through ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president (Lead)


May 1st, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand ... Read more...

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BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president


May 1st, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the ... Read more...

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Government decides in favour of R-Power’s coal transfer plan


April 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on ultra mega power projects (UMPP) Saturday agreed not to review an earlier decision of allowing Reliance Power ... Read more...

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Tata Sons denies management restructuring in group companies


April 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Tata Sons Friday said it has no plan to restructure the managements of group companies by promoting the non-executive vice chairmen to the post of ... Read more...

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School children create largest human London 2012 Logo


April 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A giant human London Olympic logo covering 1,800 square metres has been created by 2,012 school children at Collingwood College in Camberley, Surrey.The youngsters were joined ... Read more...

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Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.There is a substantial increase in the outlay for education, healthcare, ... Read more...

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Government will bring economy back on growth path: Ahluwalia


April 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Friday played down the row over Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu's comment on the slow ... Read more...

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Rate cut will stimulate growth: Montek


April 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Reduction of 50 basis points in repurchase (repo) rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would stimulate growth and put the economy back on rail, ... Read more...

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Sikkim gets marginal hike in funds for annual plan (With Images)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a marginal hike in the annual plan outlay for Sikkim at Rs.1,500 crore to help the state step up funds ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government, opposition trade charges


April 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Maharashtra Industry Minister Narayan Rane Monday claimed that he had a list of the state's opposition leaders who had allegedly acquired land for different purposes ... Read more...

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PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty


April 7th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the ... Read more...

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Turkish club’s chairman arrested for fraud


April 5th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 5 (IANS) A Turkish court Thursday ordered the arrest of 15 officials from the football club Gaziantepspor, including the club's chairman, on charges of fraud.The 15 people were ... Read more...

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Cyrus Mistry, O.P. Bhatt join TCS board


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Tata Sons deputy chairman Cyrus Mistry and former State Bank of India chairman O.P. Bhatt Monday joined the board of directors of Tata Consultancy ... Read more...

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