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30 coal blocks start production out of 195 allocated


August 13th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Out of 195 coal blocks allocated to public and private sectors, 30 have started production, Minister of State for Coal Pratik Prakashbapu Patil said Monday.Replying ... Read more...

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To curb pollution, China reverts to bicycles


February 9th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 9 (IANS) China, once a nation of bicycles, is reverting to it as a means of movement once again in a measure to push government vehicles off the ... Read more...

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Kannur airport to begin operations in 2015


February 7th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 7 (IANS) Kerala's fourth international airport at Kannur would begin operations in 2015, K.Babu, the state's minister in charge of the airport, said Tuesday.Babu told reporters here that ... Read more...

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31 held in Iran for embezzlement


October 26th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 26 (IANS) At least 31 people have been arrested and another 67 questioned for alleged involvement in a $2.6 billion embezzlement case in Iran, a top official has ... Read more...

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Small investors entitled for Kannur airport equity


October 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Small investors can apply for equity in Kerala's newest international airport at Kannur which will be ready by 2013, a minister said Monday."The board of directors ... Read more...

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Goa panel submits Lokayukta bill to Kamat


September 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission presented a draft Lokayukta bill to Chief Minister Digambar Kamat at his residence here Monday, an official said.Kamat, who last month ... Read more...

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Supreme Court bans endosulfan (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday banned the production, distribution and use of endosulfan, saying that big companies, including those of the government, could not be oblivious ... Read more...

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Coal blocks taken away from firms, including NTPC


May 5th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Coal ministry Thursday said it had decided to take away mining rights for various coal blocks from companies, including state-run thermal power major NTPC, ... Read more...

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The CVC’s role and responsibilities


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Central Vigilance Commission is the country's top corruption watchdog empowered to conduct inquiries in departmental actions against public servants and is the designated agency ... Read more...

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Joblessness climbs in Spain


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's jobless rolls expanded by 24,318 last month to more than 4.11 million people, an increase of 0.6 percent from October, the Labour and Immigration Ministry said Thursday.It ... Read more...

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Coal ministry threatens taking back 97 mining blocks


September 8th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The coal ministry has decided to issue notices to various public and private mining firms, seeking explanations as to why 97 coal and lignite blocks allocated to ... Read more...

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Turkey halts projects with Israel after deadly raid


June 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Turkey has suspended all water and energy projects with Israel following the deadly raid by Israeli naval commandos on a humanitarian aid vessel that left many dead, a ... Read more...

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PSU general insurance employees upbeat about wage hike


May 6th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Employees unions of four government-owned non-life insurance agencies are upbeat about getting a good wage settlement in the wake of a 14 percent premium growth the insurers have ... Read more...

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Rs.50,000 crore rapid rail project to take off soon: Kerala minister


March 6th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 6 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac Saturday said the proposed Rs.50,000 crore rapid rail corridor project in the state could become a reality in six years.Isaac told reporters ... Read more...

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Australian delegation calls on Coal Minister


February 5th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 5(ANI): An Australian delegation led by Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism Martin Ferguson on Friday called on Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Coal Sriprakash Jaiswal in the ... Read more...

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Appoint more Indians as directors in Malaysian firms, says social network


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug.22 (ANI): Government companies and government-linked companies (GLCs) in Malaysia have been urged to appoint more Indians as directors.According to a Tamil Nesan report, the Social Entrepreneurs Network (SeNet) has ... Read more...

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New electronic voting machines for Tamil Nadu by-elections


July 23rd, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) With major opposition parties ranged against electronic voting machines (EVM), the Election Commission has decided to buy new machines for the five Tamil Nadu by-elections slated for Aug ... Read more...

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Christian body launches anti-liquor campaign in Kerala


March 10th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 10 (IANS) A Kerala Christian body has pulled up the Left government for proposing to sell low-priced liquor in the state and warned of an agitation against this move. The Kerala ... Read more...

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Over 11,000 EVMs for Delhi assembly polls


November 6th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Over 11,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be deployed to conduct the Nov 29 Delhi assembly elections.“We are going to use at least 11,000 EVMs across the ... Read more...

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Top 20 China stocks index launched in Singapore


July 7th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Singapore, July 7 (DPA) A new tradeable index of the 20 biggest Chinese companies on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) was launched Monday. The FTSE ST China Top Index was created in partnership ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks JVs with public sector for its sick units


March 20th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by admin
Kozhikode, March 20 (IANS) With a majority of government-owned industries in Kerala sick, the state is trying to form joint ventures (JV) with central public sector companies for their revival. "The companies ... Read more...

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