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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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Drought hit areas to get over Rs.800 crore: Pawar


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it will allocate over Rs.800 crore for drinking water, extend the limit of the rural job plan by an additional ... Read more...

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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... 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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We’re trying to protect India Gate, not restrict access: Delhi Police


August 28th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Clarifying that there are no restrictions on public entry at India Gate, the Delhi Police Tuesday said they have only enhanced the security of the ... 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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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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Geetika was exploited: Women’s panel


August 21st, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Geetika Sharma, a former flight attendant who committed suicide here, was exploited by her employer, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said Tuesday, promising to ... Read more...

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Ramesh offers Rs.900 crore for village coordinators


August 18th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday proposed a grant of Rs.990 crore to the women and child development ministry for hiring women village coordinators for ... Read more...

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‘Over 50 percent Anganwadi facilities minus toilets’


August 9th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Over fifty percent Anganwadi centres providing basic child development services across the country exist without toilets, the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."There were 13,17,008 Anganwadi ... Read more...

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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Rural development ministry offers to fund bio-toilets for railway coaches


July 25th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday offered to equip all new railways coaches with bio-toilets built by Defence Research and Development Organisation and share half ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil’s new Pune retirement home not yet ready


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 22 (IANS) With her earlier choice of post-retirement home mired in controversy, President Pratibha Patil, whose term ends July 24, will now settle down in a consideably ... Read more...

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Probe into airport Metro flaws, August-end re-start unlikely


July 16th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A two-member expert panel will fix responsibility on the construction defects that led to the suspension of the Airport Metro Express service last week, even ... Read more...

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DMRC, R-Infra passing the Express buck: Dikshit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Reliance Infrastructure are indulging in "passing the buck" over the suspension ... Read more...

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Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

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Speaker’s nod for panel to suggest new home for parliament (Lead)


July 14th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval for setting ... Read more...

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Speaker sets up panel to suggest new home for parliament


July 13th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Parliament may have a new building in place of the existing 85-year-old heritage structure with Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar giving approval to set ... Read more...

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Satellite imagery to implement regional plan


July 11th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The government will use satellite imagery to observe the pattern of land use in Delhi and adjoining states and monitor the implementation of environmental norms, ... Read more...

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Lawyers’ strike cripples judicial work in northeast


July 11th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Agartala, July 11 (IANS) Judicial activities in the lower and high courts in all the eight northeastern states were severely affected Wednesday as lawyers abstained from work to protest ... Read more...

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PMO seeks report in Visva-Bharti incident


July 9th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Prime Minister Office(PMO) Monday sought a report in the incident of a class 5 student of West Bengal's Visva-Bharati university school being allegedly forced ... Read more...

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New IIT entrance test pattern gets mixed reactions from alumni


June 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The compromise between the human resource development ministry and IIT Council over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the engineering institutes Wednesday garnered mixed ... Read more...

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The new IIT exam pattern (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource development ministry on the new pattern of entrance examinations. Here are its salient features:* There will ... Read more...

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IITs retain hold on JEE examination


June 27th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The human resource development ministry and IIT Council Wednesday arrived at a consensus over the entrance exam pattern for admission to the prestigious engineering institutes ... Read more...

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India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of ... Read more...

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HRD ministry calls IIT meet on common entrance test


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) A day after IIT Delhi followed Kanpur's way against the proposed common entrance test, the human resource development ministry has called a meeting of the ... Read more...

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IIT Delhi also revolts, to conduct own exam (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi) Thursday also revolted against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test and decided to hold ... Read more...

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Mantralaya blaze: Chavan says fire controlled, orders probe (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday said that the massive fire that gutted most of the top four floors of the Mantralaya or the state secretariat ... Read more...

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China, US hold energy efficiency forum


June 13th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Business representatives of China and the US met here Wednesday to discuss energy efficiency.The forum, co-hosted by China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the ... Read more...

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SC declines to stay Andhra court order against sub-quota (Second Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad, June 13 (IANS) In a major setback for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government, the Supreme Court Wednesday rejected its plea to stay an Andhra Pradesh ... Read more...

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What’s the hurry to bring common entrance test: IIT faculty


June 11th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Upset over the common entrance test (CET) to Indian Institutes of Technology proposed by the human resource development ministry, the national body of IIT ... Read more...

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More IITs may go against common entrance test


June 9th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are likely to emulate Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur which has decided to hold its own entrance test after ... Read more...

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IIT Kanpur revolts, to hold separate entrance exam


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a clear revolt against the human resource development ministry's move for a common entrance test, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur Friday decided to ... Read more...

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