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Food bill burden won’t be big: Thomas


February 12th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill (NFSB) will not entail "large" financial implications for the government, Minister of State for Food, Public Distribution and ... Read more...

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Amendments to Lokpal bill being considered, says Narayanasamy


February 11th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government is committed to a strong Lokpal bill and is looking at amendments suggested by its allies as well as the opposition parties ... Read more...

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Vice president asks Urdu media to focus on today’s issues


December 30th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) India's Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday called upon Urdu newspapers to mould taste and cajole their readership in the direction of contemporary issues.Inaugurating the World ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host world Urdu editors conference


December 26th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Editors of Urdu newspapers from India, Pakistan and other countries will participate in the World Urdu Editors Conference to be held here Dec 30-31.The two-day event, ... Read more...

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Sibal endorses new telecom, IT policies


October 20th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The new policies for the telecom, information technology (IT) and electronics sectors would usher in a new phase of growth and add millions of jobs, ... Read more...

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No solution for web-generated pesky SMSes: Sibal


October 20th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The government currently has no mechanism to control unwanted commercial calls and messages generated through the internet, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday."People are very smart ... Read more...

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Bill for revamping India Post soon: Sibal


October 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A bill for revamping the postal department, which includes opening up some segments to private players, will be introduced in parliament soon, Communications and IT ... Read more...

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Inflation to fall below 8 percent by fiscal end: Ahluwalia


October 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Inflation in India is being driven by supply side constraints but will come down to lower than 8 percent by this fiscal end, Deputy Chairman ... Read more...

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Diesel price to go up if inflation comes down: Rangarajan


October 20th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The government will hike diesel prices once there is a substantial easing in inflationary pressure, the prime minister's top economic adviser C. Rangarajan said Thursday."Diesel ... Read more...

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Inflation down to 7 percent by March 2012: Rangarajan


October 20th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Inflation is likely to come down to seven percent by the end of this financial year following a good monsoon and high base effect, ... Read more...

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Oil companies to bear Rs.121,571 crore under-recoveries: Reddy


October 19th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) will bear under-recoveries of Rs.121,571 crore in 2011-12, despite the recent petrol price hike, Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said ... Read more...

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Rethink food security bill: Pawar


October 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The price at which foodgrain will be given under the proposed National Food Security Bill must be reconsidered to reduce the subsidy burden on the ... Read more...

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Railways minister hints at fare hike


October 19th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Hinting at a possible revision of passenger fares, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday said the railways are "working out a way to meet their financial ... Read more...

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Growth to fall below 8 percent: Pranab (Lead)


October 19th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's growth will fall below 8 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday, adding that the government was unlikely to meet the 4.6 percent ... Read more...

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CAG not exceeding its limitations, says Pranab


October 19th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India had not exceeded its limitations by pointing out ... Read more...

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India’s growth could be lower than earlier projection: Pranab


October 19th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth could be lower than the earlier projected level of 8 percent, given the turbulent global financial conditions, Finance ... Read more...

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Indian economy may grow 9-10 percent in medium-term


October 18th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Despite recent moderation, the government is hopeful that the Indian economy would grow at 9-10 percent in the medium-term as the fundamentals remain strong."The ... Read more...

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Congress praises PM after editors’ conference, pulls up BJP


February 16th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Congress fully utilizing the comments of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh that the Opposition, particularly the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), delayed the introduction of the Constitution ... Read more...

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Rate hike fears in India’s monetary policy review Tuesday


November 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reviews its monetary policy for this fiscal Tuesday with high food inflation in the backdrop, even as industry and ... Read more...

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Mamata Banerjee promises to make Indian Railways accident-free


October 27th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.26 (ANI): Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the Government is making efforts to ensure railway operations accident-free by introducing new technology, expected to be operational within ... Read more...

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Food security would need over 62 mn tonnes of grain: Pawar (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said 62.1 million tonnes of foodgrain would be required every year tonce the food security act comes into ... Read more...

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Government to talk to states on FDI in multi-brand retail


October 27th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said the government will talk to the states about opening up the multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investment.The ... Read more...

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PDS outgo will rise once food security act comes into force


October 27th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday said 62.1 million tonnes of foodgrain would be required every year once the food security act comes into force.Stating ... Read more...

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25,000 kilometers of road to be added by end 2010, says Kamalnath


October 27th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.27 (ANI): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Kamal Nath said here today that by the end of the year, 25,000 kilometers of road expansion or construction work is ... Read more...

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Diesel price deregulation not now: Oil secretary


October 27th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The government is not planning to deregulate diesel price now, as such a move will raise prices and push inflation up, Petroleum Secretary S. Sundareshan said here ... Read more...

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Government to meet 20 km a day highways target, says minister


October 27th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath said Wednesday the government is geared up to meet the target of building 20 km of highways a day."We ... Read more...

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ONGC’s interest to be fully protected: Deora


October 27th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The government will "fully protect" the interest of state-run ONGC while considering the application for acquisition of Cairn India by the Vedanta Group, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora ... Read more...

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Vehicles to have prepaid chip for toll payments: Kamal Nath


October 27th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The government will soon make it mandatory for all vehicles to have radio frequency identification (RFID) cards that will be used to make road toll payments, Road ... Read more...

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Power ministry asks for environment clearance for some coal mines


October 26th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India's power ministry has approached the environment ministry to allow functioning of some of the coal mines which fall under restricted areas and were dedicated to ... Read more...

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No plan to put any cap on FII: Mukherjee


October 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The government has no plan to put any cap on flow of funds from foreign institutional investors (FIIs), which have pumped in nearly $25 billion so ... Read more...

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Growth versus inflation-control is big concern: Mukherjee


October 26th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With India's annual food inflation still hovering around 15.5 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said high prices remained a concern, as there was a limit ... Read more...

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India will grow 8.75 percent now, 9 percent soon: Mukherjee (Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) With clear signals of an all-round upturn, thanks to the fiscal stimulus measures since December 2008, the Indian economy will grow at 8.25-8.75 percent this fiscal, ... Read more...

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Indian economy will grow 8.25-8.75 percent: Mukherjee


October 26th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Indian economy is witnessing clear signals of an all-round recovery thanks to the fiscal stimulus measures since December 2008, and the country will grow at ... Read more...

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Pranab to inaugurate Economic Editors’ Conference-2010 in New Delhi


October 24th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.24 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a two-day Annual Economic Editors' Conference (EEC-2010) on Tuesday at the National Media Centre, Shastri Bhawan in the national capital. ... Read more...

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Government plans two IIITs in northeast


July 14th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said it is considering the setting up of two new Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) in the northeastern region. "The locations are being ... Read more...

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