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After Mamata blow, UPA turns to ‘Netaji’ and ‘Behenji’


September 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) As Mamata Banerjee turned her back on UPA-II, Congress emissaries Wednesday opened fresh channels of communication with Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP supremo ... Read more...

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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Repair work of Airport Metro to end by October: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) More than two months after the Airport Metro Express line was shut down by the concessionaire citing safety concerns, union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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BJP stalling parliament to hide own secrets: Congress


September 12th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) In the wake of the alleged irregularities in coal blocks allocation, the Congress Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it ... Read more...

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BJP destroying thesis of democracy: Sibal


September 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Lashing out at the BJP for stalling the proceedings of parliament, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday accused it of "destroying" the thesis of ... Read more...

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Agartala to be Northeast India’s first solar city


September 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) To reduce dependency on conventional energy, the Tripura government Wednesday announced ambitious plans to make Agartala a 'solar city', replacing at least 10 percent of usual ... Read more...

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BJP slams UPA, demands cancellation of coal blocks


September 10th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The BJP Monday demanded cancellation of coal block allotments on the basis of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report and an inquiry into ... Read more...

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TCS gets Rs.103 crore Bengal contract


September 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday awarded a Rs.103 crore contract to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for designing and implementing ICT solutions for the rural employment guarantee ... Read more...

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Aadhaar used for first time in northeast


September 7th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 7 (IANS) Aadhaar was used for the first time in the northeastern region Friday with 194 elderly people in Tripura receiving pension on the basis of their new ... Read more...

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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As parliament was disrupted for the 12th successive day Thursday over allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought an answer from ... Read more...

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Government to set up 10 community colleges for skill development


September 6th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will set up 10 community colleges in collaboration with Canadian educational institutes to educate illiterate adults and provide skill-based training for employment, Human ... Read more...

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Probe money trail in coal scam: BJP


September 6th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) As parliament was disrupted for the 12th successive day Thursday over allocation of coal blocks, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought an answer from ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the Congress-led UPA government and the country's official auditor were on the "same page" on the issue ... Read more...

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CAG, government on same page: Kamal Nath


September 5th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday said the government and the country's official auditor were on the same page.Kamal Nath was responding to reporters who ... Read more...

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National vocational education project launched in Haryana


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 3 (IANS) Launching the pilot project on National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) here Monday, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal emphasised the need to change the ... 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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Sushil Kumar felicitated in Chandni Chowk


September 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar was felicitated by the people of Chandni Chowk here Saturday.The event was held on the main road of the ... Read more...

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Build one lakh houses for poor: Kamal Nath


August 31st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Friday said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) should construct at least 100,000 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) houses every year."Houses for ... Read more...

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Sibal backs Unmukt, requests DU to allow him for exam


August 31st, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said he had requested the Delhi University vice chancellor to use his discretionary powers and allow U-19 World ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly adjourned sin die


August 30th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly was Thursday adjourned sine die after four days of stormy monsoon session.The session was the last of the present 11th Vidhan Sabha, ... Read more...

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Parishad urges Ramesh for universal pension


August 30th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pension Parishad Wednesday said that demand for universal pension was gaining support among parliamentarians and urged Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh to ensure ... Read more...

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BJP downplays ex-Gujarat minister’s conviction


August 29th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday downplayed former Gujarat minister Mayaben Kodnani's conviction in a Gujarat riots case, calling it a "legal process"."We don't want to politicise ... Read more...

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A word from Sonia means 24×7 power


August 29th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) It's not without reason that "Forbes" magazine recently ranked Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi the sixth most powerful woman in the world. It ... Read more...

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Naroda Patiya massacre: Ex-minister among 32 convicted (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 (IANS) A special court in Gujarat Wednesday convicted 32 people, including former BJP minister Mayaben Kodnani and Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, for the massacre of 97 ... Read more...

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Delhi gets centre’s nod to regularise 917 colonies


August 28th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The union urban development ministry Monday cleared the decks for the Delhi government to regularise 917 unauthorised colonies."We have got the approval from the government ... Read more...

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‘BJP stalling parliament a black spot for democracy’ (Lead)


August 27th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Hitting back at the BJP for targetting the prime minister over the coal scam, the Congress-led UPA government Monday said that the opposition stalling ... Read more...

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CPI-M leader killed in Bengal


August 25th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) A CPI-M leader was killed in broad daylight by unidentified assailants in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district Saturday, police said.The murder sparked off a spat ... Read more...

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Master Plan clears way for home buyers in Noida Extension


August 24th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) Friday approved the Greater Noida Master Plan 2021, bringing smile to thousands of home buyers in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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West Bengal exhorts financial players to invest in state


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The union urban development ministry and the West Bengal government Thursday exhorted banking and financial institutions to set up their branches at its International ... Read more...

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Ramesh writes to Sinha, refutes charges of discrimination


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has refuted former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's allegation that BJP-ruled states were facing discrimination in central schemes related to his ... Read more...

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‘Zimbabwe should emulate China, invest in new technology’


August 21st, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 21 (IANS) A Zimbabwean cabinet minister has urged the government to emulate emerging economies such as China by investing heavily in new technologies to accelerate development.Science and Technology ... Read more...

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