development agenda

Chandy assures transparency in all projects


September 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said all the investment proposals emerging at the global investors meet being held here would be cleared in a transparent ... Read more...

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Kerala looking for private investment in mega projects


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) With several mega infrastructure projects being planned in the state, Kerala is now looking at active private sector participation in them, said P.K. Kunhalikutty, minister for ... Read more...

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UN, World Bank to jointly address global challenges


August 10th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 10 (IANS) The UN and the World Bank agreed Thursday to work more closely in addressing global challenges, including sustainable development, health and education.In his meeting with ... Read more...

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Kalam’s e-paper ‘billion beats’ now on Facebook


July 11th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's e-paper 'billion beats' has now started beating on the social media site Facebook."We are happy to start the Facebook page ... Read more...

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Sonia tells Assam militants to join peace initiative


May 26th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Highlighting the Congress government's peace and development agenda in Assam, United Progressive Alliance chairperson and party president Sonia Gandhi Saturday appealed to militant outfits to ... Read more...

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Kerala’s agenda tailor-made to attract investments: Chandy (With Images)


May 15th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said his government has a clear development agenda that is tailor-made to attract investments, and extended his invitation to business ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Second Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) As tensions escalated between the UPA and key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday tried to soothe the frayed ties, saying ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) With tensions escalating with ruling UPA's key alliance partner Trinamool Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that "temporary problems" with allies will be ... Read more...

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Temporary problems with allies will be overcome: PM


January 6th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday hoped that the "temporary problems" with the government's allies will be overcome with "determination." He did not name any ... Read more...

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World Bank to give Pakistan $5.5 bn over next 3 years


December 23rd, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) The World Bank will continue to support Pakistan's poverty reduction and development agenda with an expected assistance of up to $5.5 billion over the fiscal year ... Read more...

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India satisfied with CHOGM outcome: Ansari


October 31st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Oct 31 (IANS) India returns with a feeling of satisfaction from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, having managed to keep ... Read more...

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Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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India seeks urgent reform of global economic architecture


October 12th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 12 (IANS) Noting that the world economy is in trouble, India has called for urgent reform of global economic and financial architecture in pursuit of sustained economic ... Read more...

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No surprise, says BJP to US report praising Modi-ruled Gujarat


September 14th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday termed as "no surprise" a US Congressional report describing party-ruled Gujarat, where Narendra Modi is at the helm, ... Read more...

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UAE to play bigger role in Bangladesh’s growth


June 5th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates seeks to play a bigger role in helping Bangladesh achieve its growth objectives under its Vision 2021 plan, a minister said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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India’s democratic development a lesson for Africa: Ethiopia Deputy PM


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 22 (IANS) In a subtle allusion to China's much talked about thrust into Africa, Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has vigorously endorsed India's development model ... Read more...

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BJP to undertake statewide march in West bengal


January 29th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it will take out a "rath yarta" (march) in West Bengal from Sunday to highlight the lawlessness, "the politics ... Read more...

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Newly elected President of UN’s Economic and Social Council outlines agenda


January 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The newly-elected President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Lazarous Kapambwe of Zambia, on Tuesday outlined the body’s agenda for the coming year and pledged ... Read more...

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U2’s Bono meets Kevin Rudd to talk about poverty, aid


November 28th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): U2 frontman Bono met with Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd at the Sydney Opera House to talk about poverty and aid.Rudd's spokeman said the two met and spoke ... Read more...

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One day, three chief ministers, different tales


November 24th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Minu Jain New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) One chief minister rode to incredible victory on a development agenda, another stayed put in office defying taint and sections of his party, and ... Read more...

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Development agenda at G-20 was to my credit: PM


November 13th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan On Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) In a rare instance of self-praise, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said while the endorsement of India's stand at the ... Read more...

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My equation with Bush, Obama due to India’s rise


November 13th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
By Arvind PadmanabhanOn Board Air India One, Nov 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said his personal rapport with US President Barack Obama and his predecessor George Bush ... Read more...

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia positive on communiqué at G-20 Summit


November 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinSeoul, Nov.12 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Friday expressed optimism over the communiqué on the concluding day of the G-20 Summit in Seoul.Ahluwalia ... Read more...

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G20 must help bridge infrastructure gap: Manmohan Singh (Roundup)


November 10th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Seoul, Nov 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday pushed for a new rebalance of the global financial system in a manner that will assist flow of capital from ... Read more...

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India wants open, rule-based international economic development: PM


November 10th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Cautioning against "protectionist sentiments", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said India desired "an open, stable and rule-based international economic development".In a statement ahead of his departure ... Read more...

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Govt. to raise more funds for development in Punjab: Badal


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinBaba Bakala (Amritsar) Nov. 2 (ANI): Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said that to achieve the ongoing development projects' target in the state, the Government ... Read more...

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Communist Party of China sets agenda for five years (Roundup)


October 18th, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 18 (IANS) The ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) Monday vowed to make vigorous efforts to promote political restructuring and said measures would be taken to improve living standards across ... Read more...

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Manmohan, Rajapaksa discuss Tamil refugees, devolution (Second Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka Friday reviewed the process of resettling Tamil refugees in the island nation when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Mahinda Rajapaksa here, ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to focus on devolution (Lead)


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) India Friday urged Sri Lanka to speed up the process of devolution of powers to Tamil-speaking minorities and offered to help in the development of the ... Read more...

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Rivalry within NDA ahead of Bihar polls


October 3rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 3 (IANS) With just two weeks to go for the Bihar assembly polls, an open rivalry has broken out in the ruling alliance between Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) Mohammad Taslimuddin ... Read more...

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India asks rich nations to keep their promises to spur growth


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) India has called upon rich nations to urgently fulfil their commitment to provide more funds, transfer technology and undertake capacity building in developing countries to ... Read more...

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Bihar taking credit for central schemes: Sonia


August 19th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Accusing the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government of passing off some of the central schemes as its own, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday asked the party workers ... Read more...

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Reach out to Kashmiris, political parties united in message


August 9th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Worried at the continuing civilian strife in Kashmir for the past two months, parties across the political spectrum have urged the government to reach out to ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu framing IT, biotech based agriculture strategy


August 7th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu is preparing a suitable agricultural strategy based on the application of biotechnology and information technology to meet the challenges posed by climate change, Chief Minister M. ... Read more...

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Book perpetrators of Kashmir violence: Sonia


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said that elements instigating violence in Jammu and Kashmir must be identified and brought to book and the state government should ... Read more...

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