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Congress in dilemma over local body elections (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh finds itself in a dilemma over local body elections with the state high court ruling this week that the ... Read more...

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Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem


September 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem ... Read more...

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India is world’s capital for open defecation, says Ramesh


July 27th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Terming India as world's capital for open defecation, Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said that 100,000 "bio-toilets" will be installed in ... Read more...

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Sibal rebuffs talk of UPA-II policy paralysis


July 5th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Rebuffing talk of "policy paralysis" of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II regime, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Thursday said the central government has ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Panel formed to implement national optic fibre network


June 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a coordination committee to give a push to the decision to set up a National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide ... Read more...

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Jairam wants India to be ‘open defecation-free’ in a decade


June 25th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh Monday said that he wanted to make India a nation free of open defecation in a decade's time."At ... Read more...

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India launches bio-toilets for rural homes


June 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, June 24 (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official ... Read more...

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World Bank to give $37 mn more for Himachal watershed project


May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide additional funding of $37 million (Rs.231.25 crore) for a watershed project in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

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Empowering rural women to fight for their rights (Feature)


April 27th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) Seema Saroj, a resident of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, was denied payment under the rural jobs scheme for months. She then joined Nari Sangh, a ... Read more...

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Mamata strips non-Trinamool panchayat heads of power


March 27th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The opposition Left Front in the West Bengal assembly Tuesday staged a walk out after an adjournment motion by it against a government order stripping panchayat ... Read more...

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212 Madhya Pradesh villages chosen for Nirmal Gram Puraskar


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 23 (IANS) A total of 212 gram panchayats in Madhya Pradesh have been selected for the Nirmal Gram Puraskar under the Total Sanitation Campaign, officials said Friday.A release ... Read more...

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Only 10 percent Indian villages fully sanitized: Jairam


March 19th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said that while only 10 percent of Indian villages have full sanitation coverage, the government is dedicated to ... Read more...

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Government signs accord with World Bank $155.3 mn grant (With Image)


February 17th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve water supply and sanitation services in several districts of Kerala, the union government has entered into a credit agreement with International Development Association ... Read more...

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Mixed trends in Maharashtra civic poll count


February 17th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Counting of votes for the 10 Maharashtra civic corporations indicated mixed early trends Friday, giving anxious moments to the main contending parties.The initial leads and ... Read more...

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Bihar panchayats to act as power supply franchisees


February 14th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Gram panchayats (village councils) in power-starved Bihar will be appointed franchisees for distribution of power in villages, an official here said Tuesday.Bihar State Electricity Board ... Read more...

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Maharashtra gears up for civic polls


January 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Wednesday geared up for the crucial polls to 10 top civic corporations and 27 zilla parishads (district councils) across the state, in an exercise ... Read more...

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World Bank grants $155.3 million loan for Kerala water project


December 16th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) International Development Association (IDA), an arm of the World Bank, has approved a credit grant of $155.3 million (Rs.776.5 crore) to the Kerala government for ... Read more...

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Goa Church criticises Kamat’s land use policy


December 15th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The Goa church has hit out at the state government over its formulation of a much hyped Regional Plan 2021, a brainchild of Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal river project gets more funds


December 14th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 14 (IANS) The central government has given the green light for increasing the funding of a river channelisation project in Himachal Pradesh by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ... Read more...

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Delayed wage payments hit rural job scheme: minister


November 15th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Delays in wage payments are reducing the demand for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has said."An ... Read more...

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Industry, academia can create content for digital network: Sibal


November 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Industry can collaborate with academia for creation of content for the digital network which the government is building to connect universities and institutes, Communications Minister Kapil ... Read more...

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Connect universities, hospitals of South Asia: Sibal


September 9th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sept 9 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday suggested connecting the region's educational, health and research ... Read more...

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Himachal developing solar-powered cities


August 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 20 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has developed a master plan to promote non-conventional energy and is developing solar-powered cities, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said here Saturday."Shimla and Hamirpur ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea against tainted MPs


August 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the government to recommend to the president to suspend 154 members of Lok Sabha ... Read more...

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Now, a tracking system for immunisation in India: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a major stride towards ensuring that children and pregnant women get basic immunisation, the government has a tracking system for vaccination in place, Health ... Read more...

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Social schemes not reaching the needy: NGO audit


July 13th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Benefits of social security schemes related to health, employment and housing are not reaching the socially marginalised people, said an NGO's audit report released here ... Read more...

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World Bank offers $200 million loan to Kerala (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The World Bank has offered a $200 million interest-free loan to Kerala to help strengthen its local government system, a statement said here Tuesday.Some 978 ... Read more...

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Himachal to earn carbon credits with more forests


June 19th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) In India's first public afforestation scheme, a World Bank-funded project in Himachal Pradesh will not only re-green the hills but also earn carbon credits for the ... Read more...

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Thousands fast in Maharashtra in Ramdev’s support


June 4th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Mumbai's famous dabbawalas, thousands of farmers and farm-widows of eastern Maharashtra and scores of NGOs and common men observed a fast Saturday in support of yoga ... Read more...

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For every 40 rural households, a welfare scheme volunteer


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) There will be one welfare programme volunteer for every 40 village households across India in a couple of years. It's a new government initiative ... Read more...

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Carbon credits: Himachal inks pact with World Bank


May 22nd, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 22 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Sunday inked a green pact with the World Bank to allow the hill state to secure carbon credits through carbon sequestration under ... Read more...

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Tripura villagers affected by border fencing to step up stir


May 12th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 12 (IANS) A section of villagers in Tripura affected by the ongoing fencing work along the India-Bangladesh border have got support from the opposition Congress which is demanding ... Read more...

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Polling underway for third phase of Bihar Panchayat polls


April 27th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Apr 27 (ANI): Polling is underway for the third phase of the multi-phased panchayat elections in Bihar on Wednesday.875 Gram Panchayats in 54 blocks are voting in this phase.Polling will ... Read more...

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Commemoration of ‘National Panchayati Raj Divas’ on Sunday


April 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22(ANI): The Union Panchayati Raj Ministry is organizing the 'National Panchayati Raj Divas' on Sunday to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, that came ... Read more...

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