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Kerala plans cargo movement through coastal shipping


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to decongest the state roads, diverting at least 20 percent of the cargo traffic through coastal shipping by 2015 and 40 percent ... 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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Chandy invites India Inc to invest in Kerala


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments to Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday extended invitations to India Inc to forge deeper engagements with God's Own Country."In ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor wants vocational training varsity


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said he looked forward to some initiative on creating a vocational training university in the state."I have been consistently advocating the ... Read more...

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Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO


April 21st, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a ... Read more...

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Budget: Minority girl students to get free cycles


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Friday pledged to give free cycles for girl students from minority communities and has earmarked Rs.4.5 crore for the scheme aimed at ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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Mamata begins tour to Maoist-hit West Midnapore


October 14th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Over 500 security personnel comprising crack commandos and anti-terrorist personnel were at hand as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee began a two-day visit to ... Read more...

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UPA coming with different versions of poverty line: BJP


October 4th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday accused United Progerssive Alliance (UPA) government of being insincere about its promise of inclusive growth, saying it ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu plan outlay raised to Rs.23,535 crore


July 7th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The annual plan outlay for Tamil Nadu for 2011-12 was finalised at Rs.23,535 crore Wednesday at a meeting between Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission ... Read more...

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Development master remedy against Maoists: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said police and intelligence gathering needed to be strengthened to fight Maoist guerrillas but development was the "master remedy" ... Read more...

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PPP needed to enhance education levels: Industry lobby


June 30th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A prominent commerce chamber Wednesday urged the government to introduce the public-private partnership (PPP) model for efficient management of education services and skill development initiatives ... Read more...

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TIL’s net sales up by 30 pc in FY11


May 19th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) TIL Limited, which provides wide range of equipment to the infrastructure sector in India and overseas, Wednesday reported its consolidated net sales of Rs.1,380.59 crore for ... Read more...

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Congress criticizes Narendra Modi’s supporters


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22(ANI): The Congress party on Friday took a dig at social activists, actors and industrialists who supported Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, after a senior police officer filed ... Read more...

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India seeks reform of global security structure


February 12th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 12 (IANS) India has called for a reform of the international structure for maintaining peace and security and peacebuilding while offering its unmatched nation building experience for global efforts ... Read more...

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Development work, police action can address Maoist issue in India: IG, CRPF


February 10th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Feb 10 (ANI): N. R. K. Reddy, Inspector General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has said the Maoist issue could be rightly addressed with a mixture of development initiatives and ... Read more...

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Development initiatives begin in Maoist-affected Bihar’s village


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
Jehanabad (Bihar), Jan 22 (ANI): In an initiative to integrate the village into the mainstream and stave off insurgency, several development projects are underway in the Maoist-affected Sikaria village in Bihar's Jehanabad ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan to lay foundation stone of Kannur Cyberpark


January 13th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan will lay the foundation stone of the Kannur Eramom Cyberpark Saturday, an official said.Kannur Cyberpark will be developed on 25 acres of land ... Read more...

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Joshi calls for radical change in role of CAPART


December 28th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) needs a new institutional framework to develop linkages with panchayati raj institutions (PRI), Rural Development Minister ... Read more...

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US says Pak must honour its commitment to IMF on new tax measures


November 30th, 2010 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 30 (ANI): The United States and donor agencies want Pakistan to honour its commitments on new tax measures, US Coordinator for Economic and Development Assistance to Pakistan, Robin Raphel, has ... Read more...

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Nearly 1,850 violent incidents in Maoist-hit areas


November 10th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) There have been nearly 1,850 incidents of violence in the country's Maoist-hit areas this year, the parliament was told Wednesday.Answering questions on the violence in mineral-rich central ... Read more...

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Archbishop of Canterbury to arrive in India Saturday


October 8th, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will arrive in Kolkata Saturday and visit several prominent churches during his 16-day visit to India."I look forward greatly to being ... Read more...

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Archbishop OF Cantebury to undertake 16-day visit of India


October 8th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.8 (ANI): The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, will embark on a 16-day visit to India from October 9 to 24, 2010 at the invitation of the Communion of ... Read more...

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Covert op charge: US embassy scraps land plan in Islamabad


September 21st, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has scrapped plans to procure additional land from the Pakistan government in the high-security diplomatic enclave to expand its embassy in Islamabad amid ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand forest department initiates tree transplantation drive


September 5th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelHaldwani (Uttarakhand)., Sep.5 (ANI): In a unique display of bionomical sensitivity, forest officials in Uttarakhand's Haldwani district have decided to transplant old trees instead of felling them.The step is ... Read more...

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India likely to get role in Afghan military affairs


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 22(ANI): The ongoing row between the NATO forces and allied European countries regarding provisions of training for the Afghan National Army is reportedly paving way for 'legalized' Indian presence in ... Read more...

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Is there a need for a fresh mandate to curb the Maoists?


May 21st, 2010 - 12:07 pm ICT by ANI
By I. Ramamohan RaoNew Delhi, May 21 (ANI): The brutal killing of 31 persons in Chattisgarh soon after the Dantewada attack on the Central Reserve Police Force, which had claimed the ... Read more...

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Maoist violence up, deaths also rising: Chidambaram


February 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The situation in states affected by Left-wing extremism continues to be a cause of grave concern and the number of deaths last year indicated a rising ... Read more...

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Small and Micro Enterprises to get more outlay


January 28th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved increased allocations for the Cluster Development Programme for development of 26 million Small and Micro Enterprises in the ... Read more...

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Exhibition on UPA government’s initiatives in the north-east (With image)


January 17th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) A five-day mega exhibition showcasing the development initiatives of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the Indian north-east began in south Tripura Sunday. Organised by the Directorate of ... Read more...

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India, US to discuss AfPak issues Monday


January 16th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Ahead of the London conference on Afghanistan, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke will hold talks with Indian officials Monday over ways to shore up stability in ... Read more...

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Ansari, Botswana President agree on need to fight terrorism with full force


January 11th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitGaborone (Botwana), Jan.11 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansaricalled on the President of Botswana, Lt. Gen. Khama Ian Khama, at thePresidential Palace here on Monday.Officials accompanying the Vice-President on his visit ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh seeks central help to develop coal-rich areas


November 26th, 2009 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Thursday urged the coal ministry to work in tandem with the state government for developing infrastructure in the coal-rich districts. Singh called on union ... Read more...

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Bengal by-polls: Beleaguered Left faces another challenge


November 6th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) With the Left fast losing its grip over West Bengal under the assault of the Trinamool Congress-led opposition, the by-polls to 10 assembly seats Saturday will be ... Read more...

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Nothing suspicious in Dutta’s statement: CID


October 30th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) There is "nothing suspicious" about police officer Atindranath Dutta, who was abducted and then released by Maoist guerrillas last week, the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has ... Read more...

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