US to unlock unspent infrastructure funds

August 18th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The Obama administration moved Friday to boost construction jobs by making more than $470 million in unspent infrastructure funds available to state governments.The move to ... Read more...

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Tea Board earmarks Rs.300 crore for small growers

April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 28 (IANS) The Tea Board of India has earmarked Rs.300 crore for the development of the country's small tea growers in the current financial year, its chairman M.G.V.K. ... Read more...

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Capello earmarks Wilshere as England’s future skipper

March 15th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 15 (ANI): Coach Fabio Capello has earmarked Jack Wilshere as England's future skipper.The Sun quoted the Three Lions boss, as saying: "He will one day captain England undoubtedly. He reminds ... Read more...

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Issa calls Obama administration ‘one of most corrupt’

January 3rd, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): U.S. Representative Darrell Issa, the incoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has branded President Barack Obama's administration as "one of the most corrupt ... Read more...

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Vedanta earmarks around Rs.500 crore for community projects

October 14th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Oct 14 (IANS) The Vedanta goup has earmarked around Rs.500 crore (Rs.5 billion) for community development projects in India in fiscal 2011.The group has adopted more than 3,000 Anganwadi centres ... Read more...

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China pull-out partly for personal reasons: Google co-founder

March 25th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 25 (DPA) Google's pull-out from China was partly motivated by co-founder Sergey Brin's own memories of repression in the Soviet Union, Brin told the Wall Street Journal Thursday. Google announced ... Read more...

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Pranab earmarks Rs.1,37,674 crore for social sector

February 26th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Friday increased the spending on social sector to Rs.1,37,674 crore.Presenting the annual Budget in the Lok Sabha, Mukherjee said the spending ... Read more...

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Was Plane Crash In Texas Intentional Act?

February 19th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Austin, TX, Feb 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is unclear as of presstime, where the small plane which crashed into a commercial building in Austin Tx, on Highway 183 in North Austin. ... Read more...

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Scolder Obama needs to curb his admonishment of Americans

February 9th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.9 (ANI): US President Barack Obama spends an awful lot of time scolding Americans about how he hopes they'll change.According to Politico, Obama has advised parents to "replace that ... Read more...

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Obama’s ten best, and ten worst, moves of the year revealed (Part-IV)

November 5th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.5 (ANI): The Politico web site has spoken to a dozen political insiders and pulled together a list of President Barack Obama's ten best, and ten worst, moves of the ... Read more...

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Brazil earmarks $1.18 bn to battle swine flu

October 7th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Oct 7 (EFE) The Brazilian government will allocate $1.18 billion for the purchase of vaccine and diagnostic material against swine flu that has so far caused the deaths of 899 people ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s death was a homicide, says coroner

August 31st, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IBNS
By Abhiroop MukherjeeAug 31 (IBNS) Los Angeles coroner's office says that legendary pop singer Michael Jackson died from lethal combination of drugs.The legendary pop singer was found dead on June 25 ... Read more...

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Statements from Jackson’s family, Dr. Murray’s attorney and the LA County Coroner’s office

August 29th, 2009 - 5:01 am ICT by BNO News
ANTIOCH, California (BNO NEWS) -- Michael Jackson's family and the attorney of his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, both issued statements after the Los Angeles County Coroner ruled the star's death ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes Right to Education Bill

August 4th, 2009 - 10:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): In a historic step, the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2008.The passing of the Bill allows ... Read more...

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Obama signs new spending bill to ease sanctions on Cuba

March 12th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama has signed into law a $410-billion spending bill that will ease some of Washington's economic sanctions on Cuba. Obama, who signed the bill Wednesday, however ... Read more...

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Obama to end tax cuts for firms that outsource

February 25th, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) In a message that may not be music to Indian outsourcing firms, US President Barack Obama has served notice that he would end the tax breaks for corporations ... Read more...

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Jindal to criticise Obama’s stimulus plan

February 25th, 2009 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal is expected to offer a spirited criticism of the Democrats' stimulus plan while stressing on the need to forge bipartisanship in Washington ... Read more...

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Obama weak on economy, strong on foreign policy, says Brit paper

September 27th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.27 (ANI): British daily '' The Guardian '' has described the first presidential debate between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama as probably the most confusing ever, and believes ... Read more...

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Obama, McCain trade charges on US meltdown in first presidential debate

September 27th, 2008 - 10:19 am ICT by ANI
Oxford (Mississippi, US), Sept.27 (ANI): Departing from a pre-arranged pact that they would engage in a debate on foreign policy, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain on Friday engaged in ... Read more...

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Infotech earmarks Rs.3 bn for acquisitions

September 22nd, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Sep 22 (IANS) Infotech Enterprises Ltd, a global information technology consulting firm, has earmarked Rs.3 billion for new acquisitions in the current year, a top company official said here Monday."We will ... Read more...

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Palin used federal funds which she said she never took

September 10th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.10 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been criticized for claiming that she turned down federal earmark spending for the "bridge to nowhere" in her ... Read more...

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China earmarks 598 Olympic homes in Beijing

July 15th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, July 15 (Xinhua) China has announced 598 homestays in Beijing for better communication between Olympic tourists and locals. As a supplement to Beijing's hotel resources, the households can offer 726 rooms ... Read more...

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Maharashtra earmarks Rs.3.5 bn for employment schemes

July 10th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) With the threat of a severe drought-cum-scarcity looming large, the Maharashtra government got into the act by earmarking Rs.3.5 billon to pay for various Employment Guarantee Schemes (EGS) ... Read more...

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NTPC earmarks 0.5 percent of profit for green growth

May 12th, 2008 - 6:52 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has decided to allocate 0.5 percent of its distributable profit annually for its Research and Development Fund for Sustainable ... Read more...

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Modi leads BJP-ruled states in opposing minority welfare schemes

December 19th, 2007 - 7:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday opposed the special outlays for the minority welfare programmes under the proposed Eleventh Five Year Plan and demanded its review ... Read more...

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