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Casino revenue could fund Goa’s old age homes: Parrikar

August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) The casinos of Goa could now fund old age homes, among other social initiatives of the state government, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state ... Read more...

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Increase in built-up area in suburban Mumbai welcomed

October 21st, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Welcoming the state government's decision to offer additional building construction space of 0.33 percent for a premium, the Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) said Friday ... Read more...

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Kerala’s move to open more bars opposed

June 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), the women's wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sunday opposed the Kerala government's proposal to allow the ... Read more...

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Kerala government says no to new liquor vends

May 27th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 27 (IANS) The new United Democratic Front government in Kerala has turned down a proposal for sanction of 11 new sales outlets for Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL), ... Read more...

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CAG slams armed forces for illegal golf courses on defence land

March 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Indian armed forces officers' pastime of playing golf on prime defence land has drawn sharp criticism from government auditors, who have called it illegal exploitation ... Read more...

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US holding back economic aid to Pakistan

March 3rd, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3(ANI): Most of America's economic aid to Pakistan allocated for last year is still in US government coffers, according to an official report.Only 179.5 million dollars out of 1.51 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

A PM who paid when sons used official car

February 9th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) At a time when Indian politicians make news for corruption and misuse of power comes a book on Lal Bahadur Shastri, the country's second prime minister who ... Read more...

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Gadkari slams UPA for corruption, resolution on northeast passed (Night Lead)

January 8th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The first day of the two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended Saturday with the party launching a blistering attack on ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s Padma Bridge gets hefty international funding

December 22nd, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 22 (IANS) Buoyed by international donors that have committed almost cent percent funding, Bangladesh is to launch the construction of its $2.4 billion Padma Bridge by inviting tenders next ... Read more...

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Goa’s offshore casino business booming

July 21st, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Once known as a hot-spot for hippies, Goa's new found reputation as a gambling destination appears to be catching on fast. In financial year 2008-09, nearly 121,000 ... Read more...

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Canada not marketing itself in India: Tourist body

June 3rd, 2008 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 3 (IANS) As the rising fuel prices, high Canadian dollar and the US downturn further dampen the Canadian tourist industry, the nation's top tourism body has called for ... Read more...

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Bachchan takes on Ramadoss: bring law to stop alcohol scenes

May 3rd, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has appealed to Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss to enact a law that would ban alcohol drinking scenes in films, in a strictly tongue-in-cheek ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |