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Drought hit areas to get over Rs.800 crore: Pawar


September 12th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday said it will allocate over Rs.800 crore for drinking water, extend the limit of the rural job plan by an additional ... Read more...

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TCS gets Rs.103 crore Bengal contract


September 7th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday awarded a Rs.103 crore contract to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for designing and implementing ICT solutions for the rural employment guarantee ... Read more...

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NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

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Patriotic fervour marks I-Day celebrations in Andhra


August 15th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the 66th Independence Day celebrations across Andhra Pradesh.The main official celebration was held at Secunderabad Parade Grounds in the state capital where Chief ... Read more...

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Karnataka draws action plan for drought-hit (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) With the state reeling under severe drought for the second consecutive year, the Karnataka government has drawn an action plan for providing succour to the affected ... Read more...

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Four Odisha officials held in rural job scheme fraud


August 10th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 10 (IANS) Four senior government officials in Odisha's Nuapada district have been arrested for embezzling funds sanctioned under the central government's flagship rural jobs scheme, an official said ... Read more...

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Policies should be flexible, says PM


July 14th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said that policies should be flexible, scientific and have a community-based approach to meet local needs."The challenge before policy ... Read more...

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Congress to raise Chhattisgarh killings in assembly session


July 5th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 5 (IANS) Undeterred by union Home Minister P. Chidambaram's cold response to its initial findings in the alleged staged Korasuguda gunfight, the Congress's Chhattisgarh ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 ponds dug in Bengal in last one year


June 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Altogether 20,608 ponds have been dug in West Bengal over the past one year creating 1.25 crore man days of work under the Mahatma Gandhi National ... Read more...

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Himachal offers sops to employees


June 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Barely months ahead of the assembly elections, the Himachal Pradesh government Monday decided to give additional financial incentives to its employees and pensioners.A cabinet meeting, presided ... Read more...

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UPA-II showcases strong economy (Second Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Dispelling the impression of policy paralysis, the UPA-II government Tuesday touted a healthy 7 percent growth in economy, a sharp hike in social spending ... Read more...

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Pluses, minuses of UPA-II government (Three years of UPA II: Not much yo celebrate)


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Achievements and failures of UPA-11 in the last three years since it was returned to power in May 2009:Achievements1. MNREGA 2.0: A reformed package ... Read more...

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Tripura raises salaries of rural job scheme staff


May 18th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) Following an indefinite strike by the employees associated with the Mahatma gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), the Tripura government Friday increased their salaries.Briefing mediapersons ... Read more...

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Four labourers buried under mound of earth in Haryana


May 17th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Four labourers were killed and another one was seriously injured while they were working on a project under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme ... Read more...

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Himachal to have 12 more silk producing units


May 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 10 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon have 12 more silk thread producing units in private sector to boost sericulture, an official said here Thursday.Of these 12 units, six ... Read more...

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‘MGNREGA 2.0′ with 30 new works launched


May 8th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The 100-days employment guarantee scheme was Tuesday expanded to include 30 new works related to agriculture, watershed, livestock, fisheries, flood management and irrigation and aligned ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi visits drought-hit Maharashtra district (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrived in Satara town Saturday morning for a visit to nearby drought-hit areas of Maharashtra, an official said.Accompanied by Chief ... Read more...

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Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA


April 27th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief ... Read more...

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Funds for building toilets to be hiked: Jairam


April 25th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Government is mulling increasing the allocation for constructing toilets under the total sanitation programme, from present Rs.3,500 to Rs.9,900 per toilet, Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts


April 18th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 ... Read more...

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‘Extend rural job scheme to urban areas’


March 15th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Calling for effective measures to improve the efficiency of social sector programmes, the Economic Survey for 2011-12 has suggested extending the government's ambitious ... Read more...

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PMO now on Youtube


March 11th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Having successfully ventured into social media to connect with on-the-go generation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office has now forayed into video website YouTube.Manmohan Singh's ... Read more...

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Want uniforms, less working hours: Rural job scheme workers


March 5th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vellanad (Kerala), March 5 (IANS) Women earning their livelihood through the central government's rural employment guarantee scheme in this panchayat near Thiruvananthapuram have a simple wish list: reduced working hours, ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh launches women empowerment scheme in Kerala


February 24th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kuzhoor (Kerala), Feb 24 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday launched the "Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana" (MKSP) from Kerala's Thrissur district, and said the state's demand for fixing working ... Read more...

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UID used to make rural employment payments in Jharkand


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the Unique Identification number(UID) was being used for making payments under rural employment guarantee schemes in ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, slam Mayawati (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, flay Mayawati (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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Rural job scheme causing farm labour shortage: Study


February 12th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) India's flagship rural job scheme is causing a labour shortage, besides increasing farm production costs by about 20 percent, a study by a city-based research institute ... Read more...

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Three tribal youth get life terms for murder


February 8th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Feb 8 (IANS) A court in Mizoram Wednesday sentenced three tribal youth to life terms for robbing and killing a couple belonging to their community in 2009, police said."The ... Read more...

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Trade union wants Rs.300 wages for rural jobs scheme (Lead)


February 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The new executive committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Wednesday sought minimum wages of Rs.300 for labourers engaged in the central ... Read more...

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Trade union wants anti-graft observers for rural jobs


February 8th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The new executive committee of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Wednesday sought anti-corruption observers for the central government's rural job scheme and enhanced ... Read more...

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PM concerned over delayed NREGA wages, Sonia suggests reforms (second lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Delayed payments of wages under the rural job scheme are a cause of concern, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Thursday as Congress chief Sonia ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP government has pushed Punjab back: Sonia


January 24th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday blamed the policies of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine in Punjab for the state lagging behind in ... Read more...

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Ensure minimum wages under job scheme, Aruna Roy urges PM


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Aruna Roy, a member of the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, Saturday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure that the government did not ... Read more...

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