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Government may allow foreign players to bid alone in 2G auction


September 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government may allow foreign players to participate in the upcoming 2G auction without an Indian partner and form a joint venture later, a senior ... Read more...

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Canada’s deficit down amid sluggish economy


September 1st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 1 (IANS) While Canada appears to be on track in reducing its budgetary deficit, global economic uncertainty could stall the government's plan, the federal Finance Department warned.For the ... Read more...

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Pay salaries before Eid-ul-Fitr, says UAE PM


August 7th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in his capacity as the ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of salaries ... Read more...

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Canada to drop penny from circulation


July 31st, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 31 (IANS) Canada will no longer circulate the one-cent coin as of Feb 4, 2013, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced.In his 2012 federal budget delivered in March, Flaherty ... Read more...

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Omar releases Rs.200 crore to fight power crisis


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 25 (IANS) Alarmed by recent public protests over non-availability of power during the holy month of Ramadan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday released an additional ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Chavan deposes before panel for second time


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Testifying for the second time before the two-member commission probing the Adarsh housing scam, former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan Monday blamed the then principal ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan shifts blame on predecessor


June 30th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Deposing before the two-member commission investigating the Adarsh housing scam, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Saturday shifted the blame on his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh ... Read more...

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Committee to look into DTC workers’ welfare


May 18th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to set up a committee for the welfare of Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) workers.The decision was taken Friday at a ... Read more...

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Haryana goes into austerity mode, bans all new luxuries


May 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) The Haryana government, as part of its austerity measures, Thursday banned all its officers from purchasing luxury items such as new cars, air-conditioners and expensive sofas ... Read more...

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UP legislators to have 3G connectivity


April 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Legislators of both houses in the Uttar Pradesh assembly will soon be armed with the latest gadgets and web-friendly mobile phones having 3G connectivity, thanks to ... Read more...

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Kerala High Court orders probe into fake stamp papers


April 20th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Manjula Chellur Friday gave directions to all the courts in the state for an immediate inquiry into the ... Read more...

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Mizoram school teachers not getting salaries


April 9th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 9 (IANS) Despite a series of agitations, over 4,835 teachers of 541 government schools in Mizoram have not been paid their salaries since January due to a lack ... Read more...

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Himachal assembly passes 2012-13 budget


March 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday passed the general budget for fiscal 2012-13 and related appropriation bill, authorising the government to spend Rs.21,738.32 crore from the consolidated ... Read more...

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Liquor and cigarettes prices raised on public demand: Dhumal


March 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to raise the prices of cigarettes and liquor was based on the wishes of the people of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Worrying times for striking Bengal babus (West Bengal Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, which had earlier warned its employees of break in service if they did not report for duty on the ... Read more...

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Andhra government websites hacked


February 16th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) As many as 27 websites of various departments of Andhra Pradesh were Thursday hacked, exposing the chinks in the state's cyber security.The cyber criminals broke into ... Read more...

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Goa: Non-IAS officers serving as district magistrates questioned


January 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Election officials in Goa have questioned state administrative service officers, instead of those from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), functioning as district magistrates and district returning ... Read more...

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Sharjah approves 2012 general budget


December 30th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the general budget for 2012.The budget, estimated at 11.6 billion dirhams (around $3 billion), ... Read more...

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Haryana computerises finance instructions


December 20th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Haryana is the first state in the country where all instructions of the finance department have been compiled or computerised, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said ... Read more...

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S. Venkat to head Air India’s finance department


December 13th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) National carrier Air India has appointed S. Venkat as its director of finance, an official said Tuesday."S. Venkat has been promoted as director of finance ... Read more...

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TCS inks Rs.94-crore deal to automate Karnataka treasury


October 18th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's top IT bellwether, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday signed a Rs.94-crore deal with the Karnataka government to automate its treasury and finance department operations."As per ... Read more...

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Two LeT kingpins put on US terror list


September 29th, 2011 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) The United States Wednesday imposed financial sanctions on two founding members of the Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) held responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror ... Read more...

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Former U.S. employee of Akamai pleads guilty to spying for Israel


August 31st, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by BNO News
BOSTON (BNO NEWS) -- A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to a charge of foreign economic espionage for exchanging sensitive information with a person who he believed was an Israeli spy, officials ... Read more...

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Mizoram lawmakers’ pay hike causes heartburns in Tripura


August 1st, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Tripura legislators have another reason to demand a pay hike. A new law in neighbouring Congress-ruled Mizoram has jacked up lawmakers' monthly salary to Rs.75,000, as ... Read more...

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Bengal to create 6,900 new home department posts


July 21st, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government Wednesday decided to create 6,900 new posts in the home department, majority of them for absorption in the Kolkata Police, whose area ... Read more...

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Pricewaterhouse Coopers to advise on Mumbai CCTV project


July 20th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) International consulting major Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) would advise the Maharashtra government on its anti-terror project of installing CCTV cameras across Mumbai, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said ... Read more...

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No new cars, business class travel for Haryana officials


June 9th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 9 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced that austerity measures, including total ban on purchase of new cars and business class travel on domestic routes for officers, will ... Read more...

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Bengal to recruit 46,000 teachers: Mamata


June 9th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government will soon recruit 46,000 teachers for primary schools across the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced Wednesday."We have decided to recruit ... Read more...

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Mamata foots bill for office renovation


May 30th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) In a rare gesture, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday handed over a personal cheque of Rs.2 lakh to the chief secretary towards the ... Read more...

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No bills after March 20, says Haryana government


May 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) In view of a large number of requests made by various departments for diversion or re-appropriation of funds in the month of March, the Haryana Government ... Read more...

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Bihar plans to prepare database of employees


May 9th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) Bihar has decided to prepare an exhaustive database of its 4.12 lakh government employees for the smooth functioning of the state administration, officials said Monday.According to ... Read more...

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JDS to hold anti-corruption rally from May 6


May 5th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, May 5 (ANI): Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) leader HD Kumaraswamy has announced plans to launch a state-wide anti-corruption rallies against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state Government.Addressing media, Kumaraswamy said ... Read more...

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20,000 Kerala employees retired Thursday


March 31st, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 31 (IANS) At least 20,000 Kerala government employees retired Thursday, the last day of the financial year.At least half of them are teachers, with 1,000 policemen and 260 ... Read more...

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Ex-Galleon trader hunted for insider information


March 30th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 30 (IANS) After two Indian American witnesses, a former Galleon Group employee has admitted that he traded on insider information at the hedge fund firm founded by ... Read more...

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Jharkhand withdraws tax on blankets


March 15th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 14 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Monday announced withdrawal of value added tax (VAT) on blankets, towels, bed-sheets and decided to keep foodgrain free from VAT in the next ... Read more...

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