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FIFA support India for U-17 and 2022 World Cup


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) On a day when India slumped to its worst ever rankings, world body FIFA Wednesday extended support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to ... Read more...

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LUKoil ups stake in Italian refinery


September 5th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian oil company LUKoil has closed a deal to buy a 20 percent stake in the ISAB refinery in Sicily from Italy's ERG in a ... Read more...

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‘Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure’


August 31st, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure, said Indian envoy Gurjit Singh as a major conference here discussed the ways and means to associate Indian companies ... Read more...

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Mamata’s bid to create dent in Congress bastion


August 29th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to dent Congress bastions in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday held a rally at Baharampur of Murshidabad district ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

World Bank opens office in Myanmar


August 1st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) The World Bank opened its first country office in Yangon's Inya Lake Hotel Wednesday while granting $85 million to support reforms in the country.Visiting World Bank ... Read more...

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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Process on to deliver Zardari’s donation to Ajmer shrine


July 30th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) More than three months after Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced a donation of Rs.5 crore to the Ajmer dargah during his visit to the ... Read more...

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Jangipur celebrates but some sadness at losing MP Pranabda


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jangipur (West Bengal), July 22 (IANS) For eight years, they have looked at him to deliver the goods as their elected representative in Lok Sabha. As Pranab Mukherjee is ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review India-aided projects in Sri Lanka


July 12th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported ... Read more...

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Lanco Hills launches Lanco Domina


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Lanco Hills, one of the world's largest mixed development projects, Monday announced the launch of Lanco Domina, a set of two high-rise residential towers.The Domina project, ... Read more...

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‘Remove weaknesses of institutions that speak for the northeast’


June 30th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The charters of institutions that speak for the northeast should be re-looked at to remove their weaknesses while the people there should transform themselves ... Read more...

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Environment vs Development: Cost-benefit audit to get stricter


June 25th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With development projects taking a toll on the country's green cover, the environment ministry is tightening the audit process that would evaluate environmental losses against ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kerala to float NRK bonds for development projects


June 20th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) Kerala's Minister for Non-Resident Keralite Affairs K.C. Joseph Wednesday informed the Kerala assembly that the state government is working out a plan to float a 'Pravasi ... Read more...

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Kolkata Port profits up 29 percent, cargo handling down


June 12th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Tuesday declared its net profit for the last fiscal at Rs.90 crore -- a jump of 28.57 percent over the Rs.70 ... Read more...

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All mega projects are on course: Chandy


May 31st, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday refuted media reports that mega development projects in the state are getting delayed, saying these are progressing as per schedule."I ... Read more...

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Gates to meet Krishna


May 30th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Software tycoon Bill Gates will Thursday meet External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and is expected to offer the support of his foundation for a host ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ahmedabad


May 29th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Monday said that it will start daily flights to Ahmedabad from November 2012."Addition of Ahmedabad will make significant contributions to traffic ... Read more...

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Dhaka approves $7 bn for development projects


May 20th, 2012 - 3:44 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Saturday approved 550 billion taka ($7 billion) for undertaking developmental projects during the fiscal year 2012-13.The decision was taken at a meeting ... Read more...

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Nitish demands high-level probe into World Bank allegations


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna ,April 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday demanded a high level probe into World Bank report highlighting corruption and fraud in national highway projects funded by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants China to help build dams


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 3 (IANS) Pakistan wants the Export-Import Bank of China to help in the construction of small and medium dams.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Monday urged the EXIM ... Read more...

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Israel favours joint R&D; ventures with China


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, April 2 (IANS) Israeli cabinet has moved to strengthen bilateral trade ties with China by voting to support joint industrial research and development projects between the two countries.The Chief ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur (Manipur Newsletter)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 25 (IANS) If the recent moves of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh are any indication, the veteran Congressman is on the track to ensure another full ... Read more...

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Okram Ibobi Singh prioritises issues in Manipur


March 24th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, March 24 (IANS) After leading his party to a landslide victory and silencing the opposition, Manipur Chief Minister and veteran Congressman Okram Ibobi Singh has now gotten down to ... Read more...

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Tax on alcohol, tobacco products hiked in Meghalaya budget


March 19th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 19 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Monday presented a Rs.382 crore deficit budget for the 2012-13 financial year.Sangma, who holds the finance portfolio, levied fresh taxes on ... Read more...

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Legislator’s resignation triggers war of words


March 10th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) The sudden resignation of CPI-M legislator R. Selvaraj has sparked a war of words, with the party alleging he has been won over by Kerala's ruling ... Read more...

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Nod to highway projects worth Rs.4,814 crore


March 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The government Thursday approved four highway development projects worth Rs.4,814.74 crore spanning several states.The projects will be carried out on the design, build, finance, operate ... Read more...

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Russian billionaire to invest $1 bn in development projects


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Open Investment (OPIN) development group, owned by billionaire presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov, will invest about $1 billion in several development projects in Russia in the ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief’s Israel visit postponed


February 28th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh's visit to Israel, this country's second largest military supplier, planned for March 16-18, has been indefinitely postponed, an ... Read more...

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Pakistani tribesmen praised for assisting army


February 25th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) A Pakistan Army commander has praised the tribesmen of the northwestern region for assisting the country's armed forces against terrorists."Anti-state elements" have carried out many ... Read more...

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Akalis, Congress claim victory as campaigning ends in Punjab


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) As campaigning officially ended Saturday evening for Monday's (Jan 30) election to Punjab's 117 assembly seats, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance ... Read more...

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Three Germans held in Pakistan


January 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Three German nationals have been arrested in Pakistan's Peshawar city for alleged illegal activities, police said.Police officer Mian Saeed said the three Germans were being questioned ... Read more...

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India, US pitch for Afghan-led reconciliation process


January 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Reviewing the situation in Afghanistan, India and the US Friday agreed to pitch for "an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" reconciliation process and discussed the ongoing political ... Read more...

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India to scale up ties with democratic Myanmar


January 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Amid the democratic transition in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin comes to India next week, a visit expected to boost economic and ... Read more...

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Japan invites Pakistan for conference on Afghanistan


January 17th, 2012 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Japan has invited Pakistan for a conference on Afghanistan to be held in Tokyo this July.The invitation was extended by Japan's Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan ... Read more...

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