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India’s military modernisation plans till 2027 approved (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India Monday approved the crucial five-year and 15-year modernisation plans of the armed forces beginning 2012, after almost a year-long delay.The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), ... Read more...

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Defence units with Rs.7,000 crore investment coming up in Andhra


March 18th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 18 (IANS) Nine defence projects involving an investment of Rs.7,000 crore ($1.3 billion) are coming up in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy said Sunday.He announced ... Read more...

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Shed pessimism, Indian economy intrinsically strong: PM


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said there was no need for pessimism over the fundamentally-strong Indian economy, with the current slowdown just a short-term ... Read more...

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Release funds to railways: Zardari to government


October 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told the government to release within a week funds to the cash strapped railways that has been unable to pay ... Read more...

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India lauds China’s economic reforms, progress


September 26th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) India Monday lauded China for transforming its economy and said New Delhi can learn many lessons from Beijing's progress."China's economic reforms began a decade and more ... Read more...

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Chidambaram turns down Kamat’s special status request


August 14th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Sunday snubbed Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat's request to grant special status to Goa.Chidambaram, who was in Goa to participate ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches village-level Green India Mission


March 26th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, on Saturday launched the Green India Mission, which targets five million hectares of new forest cover and ... Read more...

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Brain storming session on GIM begins tomorrow


March 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): The brainstorming session on the Green India Mission (GIM) will be organized here on Saturday.The session will focus on the action plan for the year 2011-12, ... Read more...

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Grant management to NGOs in India to be more transparent


January 28th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said that the transparency in managing grant system was imperative.She said this while ... Read more...

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I won’t give up acting for anything, anyone: Vidya Balan (Interview)


December 15th, 2010 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Marriage may or may not figure in her five-year plans but Vidya Balan is not ready to give up acting for "anything or anyone" ... Read more...

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India’s urban poor worse off than rural poor: Poverty Allevation Minister (Interview)


September 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The poor in India's cities are in many ways worse off than those in rural areas, says Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari ... Read more...

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Department of telecom denies delay to CAG query on second generation


September 1st, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The department of Telecommunications (DoT) Wednesday said it has replied to all the queries raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the issue of allocation ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation of NTPC-BHEL power equipment plant


September 1st, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the NTPC-BHEL joint venture power equipment manufacturing plant at Mannavaram village near Srikalahasthi in Chittoor district of ... Read more...

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Free pumps scheme to hoodwink farmers: Jayalalithaa


August 21st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has ridiculed the Tamil Nadu government's proposal to give free pump sets for small and marginal farmers, saying it was aimed at hoodwinking ... Read more...

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BHEL wins Rs.60-billion order from Karnataka Power Corp


August 2nd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 2 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) bagged a Rs.60 billion (Rs.6,000 crore) order from the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) for setting up a 2x800 MW thermal power ... Read more...

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India’s economic fundamentals quite strong: Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday lauded India's robust recovery after the global economic meltdown, asserting that the world has seen that India's ... Read more...

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India needs bill on dam safety - and fast: parliamentary panel


May 6th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With India having over 4,700 dams - the third largest number in the world - of which about 100 are more than a century ... Read more...

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Climate Change: Government preparing NATCOM II


February 25th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): The Economic Survey for 2009-10 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament on Thursday has revealed that the Government is engaged in preparing the National ... Read more...

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Two lakh MW power capacity to be added to next two Five-Year plans: CEA chief


February 23rd, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.23 (ANI): The Government is expected to produce nearly 42,000 MW more power during the current 11th Five Year Plan, taking the total additional power capacity during the Plan to ... Read more...

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Grant management to women and child schemes to be more transparent


February 18th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath today said that transparency in managing grant system was imperative.Inaugurating the National Consultation for Evolving an Efficient Grant Management System ... Read more...

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K.N. Raj laid foundation for India’s welfare state (Obituary)


February 10th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram , Feb 10 (IANS) Kakkadan Nandanath Raj, the eminent economist who died here Wednesday at 86, was among those few who laid the foundation for independent India's development process by ... Read more...

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Joshi calls for collaboration among CIRDAP member countries for rural development


January 28th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Jan 28(ANI): Union Rural Development Minister C.P. Joshi has called for collaborative arrangement among the link institutions of Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) member countries ... Read more...

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia back at Planning Commission


June 5th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Montek Singh Ahluwalia is back at Planning Commission as its deputy chairman along with three new members - economists Saumitra Chaudhuri and Mihir Shah, and honorary ... Read more...

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PM arrives in Bhutan (Lead)


May 16th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Thimphu, May 16 (IANS) Manmohan Singh arrived in Bhutan on a two-day visit Friday, the first trip by an Indian prime minister after the Himalayan nation became the youngest democracy in South ... Read more...

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PM leaves on Bhutan visit


May 16th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left here Friday on a two-day visit to Bhutan, the first by an Indian prime minister after the Himalayan nation became the youngest ... Read more...

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India-Bhutan ties model for bilateral relations: PM


May 15th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Describing India's ties with Bhutan as a "model of inter-state relations", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said his two-day visit beginning Friday would reinforce that relationship with the ... Read more...

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North Eastern Council to finalise ‘Vision 2020′


May 11th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Agartala, May 11 (IANS) The much awaited 'Vision 2020' document, an ambitious poverty alleviation programme for the northeast, would be finalised in the plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC), officials ... Read more...

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Judiciary demands budget hike, financial autonomy


April 17th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Lamenting what it termed abysmally low expenditure on administration of justice in the country, the Indian judiciary Thursday raised a vehement demand for raising its budgetary allocation ... Read more...

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ONGC Videsh to take over Venezuelan oil block


April 5th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) An Indian team led by Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora will leave Sunday for Venezuela to complete the acquisition of oil fields worth around $450 million. ... Read more...

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Government to promote Kerala tourism potential


March 18th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The government will do everything to promote Kerala's tourism potential but the state government too has a role to play in this, the parliament was informed Tuesday. ... Read more...

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