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UP to get 148 model schools: Sonia Gandhi


July 26th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, July 26 (IANS) In the first visit to her Lok Sabha constituency in Rae Bareli after the Congress party's poll debacle in Uttar Pradesh, UPA chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... Read more...

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Nitish demands high-level probe into World Bank allegations


April 3rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna ,April 3 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday demanded a high level probe into World Bank report highlighting corruption and fraud in national highway projects funded by the ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 7


March 16th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
* Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2 lakh to provide relief of relief of Rs.2,000 for assessees in this catergory; 20 percent tax on income over Rs.10 lakh, up from ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 4


March 16th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
* Infusion of Rs.15,888 crore in public sector banks, regional rural banks and NABARD in 2012-13.* Infrastructure will require Rs.50 lakh crore in 12th Plan, half of this from the private ... Read more...

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Nod to highway projects worth Rs.4,814 crore


March 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The government Thursday approved four highway development projects worth Rs.4,814.74 crore spanning several states.The projects will be carried out on the design, build, finance, operate ... Read more...

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Government clears three highway projects


January 12th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The government Thursday approved three highway development projects spanning across several states worth of Rs.5,388.36 crore.The projects would be carried out on the design, build, ... Read more...

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‘Sri Lanka’s ties with China no threat to India’


December 29th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ruling party has said that the country's cooperation with China should not be viewed by India as a threat to the South Asian region.According ... Read more...

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India to raise $1.9 bn debt for building highways


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 23 (IANS) India will soon raise Rs.10,000 crore ($1.9 billion) through a public debt issue for funding its ambitious national highways project, union Road Transport and Highways ... Read more...

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Government approves 15 highway projects worth Rs.15,680 crore


November 16th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Giving a boost to the transport sector, the government Wednesday approved 15 highway projects covering a total of 1,814 km at a cost of Rs.15,680 ... Read more...

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Rs.2 bn for Pakistan highway projects


August 24th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A sum of Rs.2.3 billion has been provided to a highway authority in Pakistan so that it can continue working on projects across the country.The Dawn ... Read more...

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Decision on Expressway Authority in six months: Kamal Nath


November 8th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath Monday said the government would take another six months to draw the role and scope of work of the proposed ... Read more...

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R-Ifra bags Rs.3,000-crore Delhi-Agra road project


July 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group firm Reliance Infrastructure has signed an agreement with the National Highways Authority of India for developing the Rs.3,000 crore Delhi-Agra highway project. "R-Infra ... Read more...

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Primer on group that built the new terminal at Delhi airport


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Following is a fact sheet on GMR Group, the company that heads the consortium upgrading the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the nation capital, including the swank ... Read more...

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HCC ties up with Egyptian contractor for highway projects


June 8th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) HCC Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Hindustan Construction Company, Tuesday said it has tied up with a major Egyptian firm, Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), to jointly develop large national ... Read more...

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Tiger reserves in country going Panna way, rues Ramesh


April 2nd, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, April 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh Friday said most of the tiger reserves in the country are in a bad shape and are going ... Read more...

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Larsen & Toubro gets court backing in highway project


March 28th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained the road transport ministry from interfering in one of the first highway projects awarded on a build-operate-transfer basis to Larsen and ... Read more...

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Vice President Biden announces 100 percent of Recovery Act highway funds allocated


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:03 am ICT by BNO News
CLERMONT, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Monday that every state met the March 2 Recovery Act deadline to allocate to specific ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM’s India visit drew $468 mn worth of potential deals


February 16th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 16 (IANS) Malaysia and India are set to follow up on the $468 million worth of potential trade avenues identified during last month's India visit of Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Indo-Malaysian bilateral ties set to reach decisive turning point: Malaysian PM


January 22nd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, who is on his first state visit to India, has said that Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi are set to ... Read more...

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Court stays revocation of highway project to L&T


January 21st, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has restrained the road transport ministry from revoking one of the first highway projects awarded on the build-operate-transfer basis to Larsen and Toubro ... Read more...

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No shortage of funding in SPVs: Kamal Nath


January 14th, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 14(ANI): Union Transport Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways does not have any shortage of funding in the Special Purpose Vehicle ... Read more...

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Three port projects cleared


December 3rd, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Three port projects worth Rs.7,661 crore have been approved by a committee chaired by Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla, the government said Thursday. The Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee ... Read more...

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India seeks $3-bn World Bank aid for widening highways


November 25th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 25 (IANS) India has approached the World Bank for $3 billion to fund widening of 7,000-km single-lane national highways into double lanes, Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath said ... Read more...

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Road projects worth $20 bn to be awarded in next 6 months


November 8th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Highway projects worth $20 billion will be up for bids over the next six months and the government's differences with private players over certain clauses in public ... Read more...

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‘Thailand keen on Indian road projects but finds rules complex’


October 7th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Thai Deputy Prime Minister Korbsak Sabhavasu says his country is interested in participating in India's roads and highway projects, but finds the bidding clauses too complex to ... Read more...

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Punjab to spend Rs.325 crore on national highways upgrade


August 27th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) To improve its road network, the Punjab government will spend Rs.325 crore this fiscal on upgrading at least 250 km of national highways passing through the state, the ... Read more...

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Funding no issue for $70-bn highway projects: Kamal Nath


July 22nd, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Funding will not be a problem as India gets ready to execute over 150 projects worth some $70 billion to spruce up its network of highways and ... Read more...

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World Bank lends $450 mn to China for rail, highway projects


April 17th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 17 (Xinhua) The World Bank said Friday it approved loans totalling $450 million to finance road and rail projects in central and western China. The bank said $300 million would help ... Read more...

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Bobby Jindal reserving judgement about taking on Obama in 2012


December 26th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): Indian origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said that he is not interested in being President of the United States, but there are indications that hes reserving ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects worth Rs.283 bn approved


December 8th, 2008 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The 19th public-private partnership appraisal committee (PPPAC) has approved infrastructure projects worth Rs.283 billion, the government announced Monday.The PPPAC, chaired by the secretary of economic affairs department, ... Read more...

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Palin used federal funds which she said she never took


September 10th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.10 (ANI): Republican vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been criticized for claiming that she turned down federal earmark spending for the "bridge to nowhere" in her ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects worth Rs.79.46 bn approved


May 2nd, 2008 - 6:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) has granted fresh approval to 13 infrastructure development projects worth Rs.79.46 billion ($1.98 billion) under the public private partnership model. ... Read more...

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Kerala now to collect toll for railway bridges


March 27th, 2008 - 9:11 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) The Kerala government has taken yet another U-turn. It now favours levying a toll for using railway over-bridges (ROBs). "There is no other way out and if we ... Read more...

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16 highway projects in Bihar delayed


March 12th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) As many as 16 National Highway development projects are running behind the schedule time in Bihar, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday. According to the data presented ... Read more...

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