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240 habitats in Kashmir got road-links in 2011-12


April 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir built 872 km of roads connecting 240 habitats during 2011-12 as against a target of 750 km, an official said Friday.Taking stock of ... Read more...

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‘Electification projects on in Garo Hills’


January 30th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Meghalaya has launched various schemes for improving power supplies, including implementing the Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification programme in the three insurgency-affected districts of Garo Hills in ... Read more...

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Tripura to provide electricity in all hamlets by 2013


January 23rd, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 23 (IANS) Tripura will electrify all hamlets that have less than 100 habitants by 2013 as these settlements are not covered by the central government's rural electrification programme, ... Read more...

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Northeast seeks special package for industry, tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Itanagar, Jan 19 (IANS) The northeastern states have asked for a special "connectivity and communication package" to attract investment and boost tourism and industrial development in the region, officials ... Read more...

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Indian power industry poised for major growth: Shinde


January 19th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Stating that the Indian power industry is at the cusp of major growth with 80,000 MW of power units under construction, union Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde ... Read more...

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Bihar blames central government for power crisis


July 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday blamed the central government for the power shortage in the state."The centre is sitting over demand for coal linkages. It ... Read more...

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670 autos fined in Delhi


June 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Around 670 auto-rickshaws and 'Grameen Seva' autos were fined in the capital on a single day for a variety of offences, police said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Greens to assess central power scheme in Uttar Pradesh


April 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 6 (IANS) Amidst a looming energy crisis in Uttar Pradesh, environment and rights organisations Wednesday announced launch of a social audit of a central government scheme for rural ... Read more...

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Grameen’s Yunus says he is not a political threat


March 26th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus has said he was "not a political threat to anyone" in Bangladesh and would like to resolve ... Read more...

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Talks on for compromise with Grameen’s Yunus


March 25th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is holding talks to reach a compromise with Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus, Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith has said."Various proposals have to be ... Read more...

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Food security bill near ready, hike in social sector spending


February 28th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Monday the National Food Security Bill that aims to provide subsidised foodgrains to the poor was almost finalised and would be ... Read more...

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50 percent infrastructure projects delayed: Economic Survey


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Progress on key infrastructure projects, especially roads, power and railways, has not been satisfactory as more than half the central projects have been delayed, resulting in ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate conference of chief secretaries


February 4th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will today inaugurate the two-day conference of Chief Secretaries being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.Minister ... Read more...

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Secretaries to explore ways to improve governance in India


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will on Friday inaugurate the two-day conference of Chief Secretaries being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public ... Read more...

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RBI to take more steps to rein in inflation


December 30th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 30 (IANS) Concerned over the rising inflation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday hinted at taking more steps to check it."Inflation is always a concern for us. If measures ... Read more...

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RBI keen on finding solution to Iran payment crisis (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Thursday favoured an early solution to the Iran payment crisis as it may affect Iranian crude imports to India."We have to ... Read more...

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Yunus receives SolarWorld Einstein Award


September 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been honoured with the SolarWorld Einstein Award for 2010 for initiating generation and distribution of solar energy in his country. Yunus received the ... Read more...

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4.9 crore rural jobs created in 2009-10: UPA report


June 1st, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Nearly 4.9 crore rural households were provided employment under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the last fiscal, says the UPA-II's report card ... Read more...

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No dilution in dealing with Naxals: Chidambaram


May 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said there is no dilution in the government's two-pronged policy to deal with the Naxal menace.Addressing a meeting of ... Read more...

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Centre grants Rs. 192 crore for development in naxal affected areas


April 30th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said on Friday that the Centre has released Rs. 192 crore under various projects to areas disturbed by the Left Wing ... Read more...

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Centre to continue two-pronged approach to contain Naxals: Chidambaram


April 23rd, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, April 23, (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the government would continue to follow a two-pronged approach to deal with the Naxal problem.Chidambaram was addressing the Home ... Read more...

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New footprint for Bangladesh’s Grameen: Adidas shoes


March 21st, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 21 (IANS) Bangladesh's Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is to step into Adidas shoes...literally. His Grameen Group, which is mainly into rural credit, is planning a joint venture with the German ... Read more...

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India’s power production falls short by 2.7 percent


March 12th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Union Government on Friday said that electricity generation in the country is running 2.7 percent short of the set target of 720.88 Billion Units in the ... Read more...

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Centre doubles plan allocation for power sector


February 26th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday doubled the plan allocation for the power sector.With the doubling of the plan allocation the power sector now ... Read more...

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Plan allocation for Power Sector doubled


February 26th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.24 (ANI): The Government on Friday doubled the Plan allocation for the Power Sector to Rs.5,130 crore for 2010-11 from the previous Rs.2,230 crore for 2009-10."The allocation does not ... Read more...

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‘Bharat Nirman’ houses to be doubled: Economic survey


February 25th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has proposed to double the target of houses in rural areas to be built across the country under its flagship ... Read more...

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Price control, fighting terror priorities for Indian government


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today assured that the government is doing its best to ensure that the prices of commodities are kept in check.Addressing the joint sitting ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to evaluate welfare schemes in Amethi


January 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will start a two-day tour of his constituency Amethi Thursday during which he will evaluate a number of public welfare schemes sponsored ... Read more...

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Bihar’s per capita energy consumption lowest: Report


November 20th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Bihar's per capita energy consumption is the lowest in the country and the government's rural electrification campaign is a "failure", according to a report by the Greenpeace India ... Read more...

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40 percent Indian households still powerless: Greenpeace


November 17th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Despite India's growing electricity generation and increasing carbon emissions around 40 percent of households -- a majority of which are in villages -- do not have electricity, ... Read more...

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Funds hiked 144 percent for ambitious rural job scheme


July 6th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has allocated a whopping Rs.39,100 crore for the Congress-led government's flagship scheme under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA), a hefty ... Read more...

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Dhanbad villages now have electricity


May 1st, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaDhanbad (Jharkhand), May 1 (ANI): Villagers in Dhanbad have been immensely benefited by the Central Government sponsored rural electrification scheme.The Central Government launched the project named Rajiv Gandhi ... Read more...

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Power self-sufficiency key to economic development: J-K governor


September 13th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sept 13 (ANI): The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday called for self-reliance in power generation by optimum development of the hydel potential of the State as it would ... Read more...

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Rural Development Minister to hold regional performance review committee meeting


November 14th, 2007 - 1:51 am ICT by admin
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