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65 percent Kerala LPG users use six units a year: Chandy


September 19th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said 65 percent of the seven million LPG users in the state use six or less than six gas cylinders ... Read more...

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PMO lists inclusive growth achievements


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Prime Minister's office (PMO) has listed 10 major achievements that showcase inclusive growth in the last one decade.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official Twitter account ... Read more...

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Kerala could be hub of financial services: KPMG


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Narayanan Ramaswamy, partner, KPMG, one of the largest professional services company in the world, Friday said that given Kerala's high literacy rate and availability of ... Read more...

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Cuban packages biogas in plastic bags for domestic use


September 13th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A Cuban farmer has devised a method for packaging biogas in plastic bags to facilitate domestic use of the fuel, the Communist Party daily Granma reported."Although ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brazil cuts electricity rates to spur economy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 12 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff Tuesday made official a reduction in electricity rates aimed at spurring economic growth and making Brazilian firms more competitive.The reductions, 16.2 percent for ... 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...

Posted in Business |

Chinese officials being grilled on live TV


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Facing public grilling on live television can be a tough experience for officials, but some Chinese local governments think it might be an effective measure to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Andhra chief minister’s outreach to cover state


August 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh) Aug 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has launched a mass outreach programme to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reach the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nigeria distributes 46.9 mn mosquito nets


August 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 14 (IANS) Nigeria has distributed 46.9 million Long Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LLITN), the only country in the world to do so, an official said here.National Coordinator for the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Delhi approves food security scheme for poor


August 13th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to implementing a project to provide food security to two lakh vulnerable households in the current year not ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

13 die in China rainstorm


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed following a rainstorm that battered the city of Shiyan in central China's Hubei Province from Saturday night to Monday morning, authorities said ... Read more...

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Mexican remittances go up


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

40 percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day


August 1st, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Forty percent of rural India lives on Rs.33 a day, official data showed Wednesday, exposing the hollowness of the tall claims of economic reforms and ... Read more...

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Indraprastha Gas quarterly net profit rises 6 percent


July 28th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) Saturday posted a six percent increase in net profit at Rs.85 crore for the quarter ended June 30 against Rs.80 crore ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

British families buying more frozen food to save


July 19th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) To save money and reduce waste to a minimum a lot of British families are resorting to buying more frozen and dried food at the supermarket, ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World Bank offers Bihar $100 mn loan


July 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The World Bank Monday offered a $100 million loan for a rural livelihood project in Bihar that is expected to benefit 1.5 million households.The project ... Read more...

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Goa to re-negotiate mediclaim scheme with insurer


July 9th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Goa government will re-negotiate the terms and conditions of its mediclaim insurance scheme with ICICI Lombard and re-launch it within the year, Health Minister Laxmikant ... Read more...

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Mexican remittances rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Remittances from Mexicans living abroad climbed 7.8 percent in May compared with the same month in 2011, the central bank has said.Last month's total was ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Haryana to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairies


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) To propel the milk revolution in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairy units across the state this year (2012-13), an ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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...

Posted in Politics |

Five arrested for duping people with ready maids


June 25th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) They offered ready maids who would work in households, and collected hefty amounts as advance. The maid would work for a couple of hours and ... Read more...

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Microwave oven-Maid launched


June 25th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) 'Maid', an incredible cooking device launched here Monday, can auto-cook virtually unlimited number of dishes besides making microwave operations simpler with user-friendly interface.Make All Incredible ... Read more...

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US consumer sentiment slides


June 15th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, June 15 (IANS) US consumer sentiment dropped to a six-month low in June, on worries about the weakness in job market, according to a report Friday.The Thomson Reuters/University ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Manchester United voted most popular club


May 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A recent survey has found that England's Manchester United are the most popular football club with 659 million followers worldwide. The survey was carried out ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Highlights of Delhi budget


May 29th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Highlights of the Delhi budget for 2012-13 presented Monday by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit:- Scholarships for students belonging to th Scheduled Castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes(ST), other backward classes (OBCs) and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala readies for next round of migration study


May 25th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 25 (IANS) The Centre for Development Studies here has started the ground work for the seventh round of the comprehensive study on international and internal emigration from the ... Read more...

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Italy’s GDP to drop in 2012


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 23 (IANS) An Italian national statistics agency has forecast that Italy's GDP would fall by 1.5 percent this year but would slightly rise by 0.5 percent in 2013.Italy's ... Read more...

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Dowry system fuelling farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha


May 20th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Nagpur, May 20 (IANS) The dowry system is driving many farmers of Maharshtra's Vidarbha region to suicide, a fact which was brought into national focus Sunday on "Satyamev Jayate", ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Business |

Power tariff hike: Pakistani daily slams government’s sly move


May 18th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The steep hike in power tariff has come as a shock to Pakistanis who are already reeling under the pressure of inflation, said a daily here, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Argentina destroys 11,000 firearms


May 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Nearly 11,000 firearms surrendered by their owners were destroyed by the government as part of a programme to reduce the number of weapons in Argentina, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gen Y not keen on saving energy: Study


May 6th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Gen Y - aged between 13 to 30 years and heavily dependent on power intensive technology like iPods and laptops, shrugs off messages to conserve energy ... Read more...

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