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Global energy panel calls for investment in clean energy


September 4th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The International Energy Agency (IEA) Tuesday urged all countries to invest in clean energy for a low-carbon future.IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said ... Read more...

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Spanish economy back in recession


April 24th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain's gross domestic product shrank 0.4 percent in the first three months of this year after contracting 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, according ... Read more...

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India to nearly double expenditure on health


February 29th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a major boost to the healthcare sector, total government expenditure on health would be increased to 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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Union budget likely to be presented in mid-March: Mukherjee


January 25th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The union budget for the 2012-13 financial year would be presented around mid-March after the election process for electing five new state assemblies gets ... Read more...

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Dubai’s ruler approves 2012 budget


December 25th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 25 (IANS/WAM) UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sunday approved the emirate's budget for 2012.The budget applies directives as set by ... Read more...

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Rs.25 per day poverty tag irks Aruna Roy


September 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Social activist and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy has criticised the Planning Commission's view that its definition of poor - those spending less Rs.25 ... Read more...

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Activists demand public audit for all government expenditure


March 12th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 12 (IANS) All government expenditure must be subject to a public audit and armed forces should not be exempt from scrutiny under the Right to Information (RTI) act, ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet quits in downsizing move (Third Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) Members of Pakistan's federal cabinet Wednesday tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in a bid to downsize it.The cabinet members tendered their resignations to ... Read more...

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GOP speaks in defense of their ‘Pledge to America’ campaign


September 27th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pledge to America campaign was the subject of a high level defense by Republican politicians after their opponents claimed that it was nothing new and just ... Read more...

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Ahluwalia favours increased government expenditure in health sector


September 9th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 9 (ANI): The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said on Thursday that the central government should increase its contribution in the health sector.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Concern over inflation overblown, says chief statistician


August 19th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) India's headline inflation will dip further in coming months and will be at manageable level by the year end, the country's chief statistician, T.C.A. Anant, said here Thursday. ... Read more...

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Stop futures trading in food to control prices: Tripura government


June 11th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) led Left Front government in Tripura Friday urged the central government stop futures trading in food commodities to control the rising prices ... Read more...

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India raised only 1 percent spending on climate change: Study


February 23rd, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Union government expenditure on measures to adapt to climate change has increased a measly one percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in past four years, ... Read more...

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India projects 7.2 percent economic growth for this fiscal (Roundup)


February 8th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Spurred by a turnaround in factory output, India Monday forecast its economic growth for this fiscal at 7.2 percent, against 6.7 percent achieved in the previous fiscal, ... Read more...

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India predicts economic growth at 7.2 percent for 2009-10


February 8th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) India Monday forecast its economic growth for this fiscal at 7.2 percent, as against 6.7 percent achieved in the previous fiscal, despite a 0.2 percent declined predicted ... Read more...

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Gujarat Congress leader alleges irregularities in PSU


January 6th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) A leader of the opposition Congress party Tuesday alleged large-scale irregularities and siphoning of funds in the state public sector undertaking, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). The ... Read more...

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Austerity drive during Himachal assembly’s winter session


December 14th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Dec 14 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has proposed a huge cut in "wasteful expenditure" during the six-sitting winter session of the state assembly starting Monday in ... Read more...

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Inefficiency, corruption two causes for poor implementation of govt. projects: Bajaj


November 8th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Industrialist Rahul Bajaj on Sunday said inefficiency and corruption were the two main reasons for poor implementation of government projects and there was a need to revamp ... Read more...

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India’s mental health system grossly inadequate: experts (Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day)


October 10th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) As many as 20 million Indians are believed to be suffering from mental illnesses, but there are only 3,500 psychiatrists and 1,500 psychiatric nurses to ... Read more...

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ADB raises growth forecast for India (Second Lead)


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Owing to increased public spending and improved business confidence, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has hiked its growth forecast for India from 5 percent to 6 percent ... Read more...

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Government under-funding has made healthcare expensive: Azad


September 14th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Admitting that the government expenditure on healthcare has been less than desired, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said underfunding by the public sector over the years ... Read more...

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High government borrowing won’t crowd out funds to industry: Mukherjee


July 11th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday sought to allay apprehensions that high government borrowings to fund welfare and infrastructure programmes will crowd out credit to industry and ... Read more...

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Budget a difficult balancing act: Rangarajan


July 6th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor C. Rangarajan said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's union budget presented in parliament Monday was a "difficult balancing act". "On the ... Read more...

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NGOs demand hike in education budget


June 25th, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Various child rights organisations have demanded that the budgetary allocation for education - for the 40 percent young population of the country - be increased when ... Read more...

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India needs a higher education commission: Sam Pitroda


June 17th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Knowledge Commission Chairman Sam Pitroda on Wednesday stressed on the importance of a single regulatory body to decide matters pertaining to higher education."I think in higher education ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha nod for two percent cuts in excise, service tax


February 24th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Tuesday approved 2-percent cuts in excise duty and service tax proposed by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who said resilience of the India economy ... Read more...

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Status quo on tax rates in India’s high-deficit interim budget


February 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With no changes in tax rates but higher spending toward social sector projects, Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee Monday tabled a Rs.952,231 crore (Rs.9.52 trillion/$190.6 billion) ... Read more...

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India’s official estimates peg growth at 7.1 percent (Lead)


February 9th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian economy is expected to log its lowest growth in six years, falling to 7.1 percent for the current fiscal, against 9 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Chouhan’s seven resolutions for developing Madhya Pradesh


December 17th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 17 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who steered the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a win in the recent assembly polls, has outlined "seven resolutions" to ... Read more...

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Clashes in Nepal over move to stop animal sacrifice


September 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (DPA) Large parts of the Nepali capital shut down Sunday following clashes between police and protestors demonstrating against a government decision not to finance traditional animal sacrifice.Thousands of ... Read more...

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