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Indian automobile industry turnover $145 bn by 2016: Patel


September 5th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel Wednesday said the Indian automobile and auto component industry turnover will reach $145 billion by 2016 to account for more ... Read more...

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Akhilesh writes to PM on power project delays


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his help in expediting BHEL's power projects in ... Read more...

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Government approves plan to promote hybrid vehicles


August 29th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The government Wednesday approved a project for the promotion of environmentally-friendly electric and hybrid vehicles, at a total cost of Rs.23,000 crore ($4 billion) which ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP stand-off ends with decision on better coordination (Intro-Roundup)


July 26th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The current stand-off between the Congress and the NCP ended Wednesday with an agreement to evolve a mechanism in the UPA to ensure more ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP stand-off ends with decision on better coordination (Roundup)


July 25th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The current stand-off between the Congress and the NCP ended Wednesday with an agreement to evolve a mechanism to ensure more consultation between the ... Read more...

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PM willing to talk to NCP ‘on any issue’ (Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Signalling a thaw in the current stand-off with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government was ready to ... Read more...

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No ultimatum to Congress, says NCP


July 25th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Wednesday said it had issued no ultimatum to the Congress and only wanted "better coordination" in the United Progressive ... Read more...

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NCP to stay in UPA but attend no function, skips PM’s dinner (Roundup)


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) standoff continued Monday with the latter saying it will continue to be an "integral part" of the UPA but ... Read more...

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NCP to stay with UPA, but skip functions: Praful Patel (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Monday said it continues to be an integral part of the Congress-led UPA but will not participate in any ... Read more...

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Congress tries hard to mollify NCP, Pawar unswayed (Intro Roundup)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday reached out to Nationalist Congress Party after it expressed unhappiness about some aspects of the coalition's working but the strain in ... Read more...

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NCP and government mend fences, PM praises Pawar (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) In a sign that both sides were making that extra effort to smoothen relations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reached out to NCP chief ... Read more...

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PM says Pawar is great asset to government


July 20th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday reached out to Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and described him as a "great asset" to the ... Read more...

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Praful denies resignation, NCP stays with UPA (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The NCP was unhappy with the way the government was run but there was no question of quitting the cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Praful ... Read more...

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No question of resignation: Praful Patel


July 20th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was unhappy but there was no question of resigning from the cabinet, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel said Friday, ... Read more...

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Unhappy Pawar, Patel offer to quit (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The ruling Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Thursday was embroiled in fresh ally trouble with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his lieutenant Praful Patel ... Read more...

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NCP skips cabinet meeting over ‘problems’ (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The NCP Thursday boycotted a cabinet meeting for the first time in eight years, amid speculation that Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was miffed over ... Read more...

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Pawar, Patel skip cabinet meeting


July 19th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Amid speculation that he was miffed at being ignored for the number two position in the government, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Sunil Chhetri will be Indian football’s brand ambassador: Patel


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel lauded Portugal club Sporting Lisbon signing Sunil Chhetri and said that it was the dawn of ... Read more...

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Sangma is candidate of communal forces: NCP (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party decided to support P.A. Sangma for the presidency, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday described the former Lok ... Read more...

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Abid Hussain passes away


June 21st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Abid Hussain, a former Indian ambassador to the US and who held a series of senior positions at the centre, died in London Thursday following ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka inks largest FDI deal with Indian firm


June 15th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka has signed its largest foreign direct investment (FDI) deal valued at $4 billion with an Indian company.Gateway Industries, an Indian venture, will oversee operation ... Read more...

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Government seeks asset valuer to sell Tyre Corporation of India


April 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The government Friday fast-tracked the sale of sick public sector undertaking Tyre Corporation of India (TCIL) saying it intends to appoint an asset valuer ... Read more...

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BHEL FPO on hold, profit rises 14.3 percent in 2011-12


April 3rd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Tuesday said its follow on offer (FPO) for which the draft prospectus was filed with the Securities and Exchange ... Read more...

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Poverty not declining in Bihar, despite high growth


February 20th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar has been changing and developing fast but its poverty is not declining, warned Planning Commission member Abhijit Sen here."It is a matter of ... Read more...

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EGoM fails to decide on ONGC, BHEL stake sales


February 15th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government stumbled in its effort to meet the target of raising Rs.40,000 crore through stake sale in state-owned firms this fiscal as an ... Read more...

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Want transparency in mining lease allotments: Gadkari


February 5th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) will ensure transparency in alloting mining leases in Goa if it is voted to power in the March 3 assembly elections, ... Read more...

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Patel rubbishes graft charges, Ajit Singh rules out probe (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday ruled out a probe into the allegations of graft against Praful Patel, who once held the portfolio, even ... Read more...

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Heavy equipment imports from China hurting domestic industry: Government


November 29th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) India imported heavy industrial equipment worth over Rs.15,083 crore from China during 2010-11 due to lower pricing, which is adversely affecting the domestic heavy industry, ... Read more...

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Pawar, Patel meet Sonia Gandhi


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her 10 Janpath residence here. He ... Read more...

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AIFF gets to use football facilities at Nehru Stadium


October 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will allow the All India Football Federation (AIFF) the use of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for 40 days for ... Read more...

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Air India aircraft acquisition was necessary: Patel


September 8th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel defended the acquisition of 111 aircraft for Air India in 2005-06 after a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report ... Read more...

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Slowdown in auto sales temporary: Minister


September 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The slowdown in automobile sales is a temporary phenomenon and domestic demand is robust, Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel said Wednesday."The high-interest rates environment has ... Read more...

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Bids not yet invited for Scooters India: Patel


September 6th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government Tuesday said it has not yet initiated any procedure for inviting bids for the sick public sector enterprise Scooters India and is ... Read more...

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State-run TSL making losses for 20 years


August 23rd, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy equipment-maker Triveni Structurals Ltd (TSL) has been consistently running in losses for the last two decades, the sole state-run firm to do so, the ... Read more...

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Over Rs.61,600 crore in net worth of public sector firms eroded


August 18th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Over Rs.61,600 crore in net worth has been eroded of 59 state- run companies during the last three years ending 2009-10, Minister of Heavy Industries ... Read more...

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