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SP to ensure next government will need its support (Roundup)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Dismissing the UPA spearhead Congress as 'scam-tainted", the Samajwadi Party Wednesday urged regional parties to forge a Third Front and said it was determined to ... Read more...

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Borders under threat in UPA rule, says Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Attacking the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance on security issue, former defence minister Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday alleged that the country's borders from Punjab in the ... Read more...

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Debates, controversies should not hamper investment: Antony


September 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said debates and controversies should not come in the way of investments for the development of Kerala.Speaking at the inaugural session ... Read more...

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SP must be key to next government in Delhi: Mulayam


September 12th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that no government takes office in New Delhi next without his ... Read more...

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Non-Resident Keralites backbone of state economy: PM


September 12th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday described non-resident Keralites (NRKs) as the backbone of the state's economy."More than two million NRKs work in the Middle East ... Read more...

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‘Education system not keeping pace with evolving technology’


September 6th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) India's education system is not keeping pace with rapidly evolving technology, resulting in difficulty in finding suitable candidates where millions are unemployed, FICCI president R.V. ... Read more...

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Business perception in India is worse than reality: Kidwai


September 6th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Indian economy is passing through difficult times but business perception in the country is worse than reality, Naina Lal Kidwai, senior vice president of ... Read more...

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Global business meet for Indian diaspora


August 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) A global business meet to provide a platform to the Indian diaspora will be held in New York next month by New Global Indian Foundation ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

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India concerned over rising tensions in South China Sea


July 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, July 17 (IANS) India was concerned with rising tensions in the South China Sea and attaches great importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of ... Read more...

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India, Singapore business chambers to boost trade


July 11th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Business chambers of India and Singapore Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to boost bilateral trade and investments.The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Gogoi claims improved law and order


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday complemented senior officials for improved law and order in the state but asked them to tame abductions and extortion."Though the ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan to discuss terror, intelligence-sharing


April 30th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Building upon their landmark strategic pact, India and Afghanistan will Tuesday hold the maiden meeting of their newly-minted partnership council and explore ways of ... Read more...

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Need to spur product innovation in India: Expert


March 27th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 27 (IANS) Product innovation is lagging behind in India in software and hardware space as the ecosystem for driving it is still in the development stage, an industry ... Read more...

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Rafale fighter selection for IAF final: Minister


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) Selection of French fighter Rafale as the multi-role medium combat aircraft (MMRCA) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) was final and the price negotiations were under ... Read more...

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HAL not meeting expectations of air force: Minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) was not meeting the expectations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it was not completing orders in time, Minister ... Read more...

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Africa seeks long-term scientific partnership with India (With Images)


March 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The African Union, that represents 54 nations of the African continent, Thursday expressed its wish to have a long-term strategic partnership with India in ... Read more...

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Armed forces to procure 210 AC coaches


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Forty additional AC 2-tier and 170 AC 3-Tier coaches would be procured in the next few years for the as part of the initiatives for ensuring ... Read more...

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Regular dialogue mechanism key to addressing security issues: Antony


February 13th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The concept of security has expanded and undergone a massive transformation to include economic progress, especially in the context of global economy, climate change and ... Read more...

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Will control foot and mouth disease: Minister


February 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India Monday said it was committed to controlling foot and mouth disease (FMD) to increase the productivity of the livestock sector and improve the livelihood ... Read more...

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Karnataka to provide Indian medicine at hospitals


February 10th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) Government hospitals in districts and local bodies across Karnataka will provide the Indian system of medicine as an alternative treatment, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said ... Read more...

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Government to modernise power usage calculations: Sam Pitroda


January 16th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to set up a "Smart Meter Task Force" that will look into modernising the "primitive ways" of calculating power usage, ... Read more...

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Manufacturing zones planned in east, south (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The government plans to set up manufacturing and investment industrial zones along India's eastern and southern corridors, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Thursday.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Summit to ease growth of Kerala IT/ITES industry


January 10th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 (IANS) The India IT Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) beginning here Jan 19 is expected to facilitate the growth of IT and IT-enabled ... Read more...

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Rajasthan invites diaspora youth to come visiting


January 9th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Youth from the Indian diaspora will be invited to visit Rajasthan and know the state better, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced Sunday.Addressing the inaugural session of ... Read more...

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India pushing Gulf countries for liberal labour laws


January 8th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) India will enter into bilateral agreements with the Gulf countries to curb exploitation of Indian labour in the region and ensure a decent working environment ... Read more...

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Government concerned about diaspora’s safety in Gulf, West Asia: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the safety and security of its diaspora living in areas like the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Manmohn ... Read more...

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PBD-2012: Preparations in full swing in Jaipur


January 5th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing in this Rajasthan capital for the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) diaspora conclave Jan 7-9, an official said Thursday.PBD-2012 will ... Read more...

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Make your home free from corruption, Kalam tells children


January 4th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 4 (IANS) Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday appealed to schoolchildren participating in the Indian Science Congress (ISC) here to work to make their home free from ... Read more...

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Spotlight turns on Indian language writing (With Image)


December 17th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The quest for a brand Indian literature and a new national link language sparked a thoughtful discourse at the inaugural session of 'Samanvay - the ... Read more...

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Firms keen on JVs for oil, gas exploration in Africa: Reddy


December 9th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Indian companies are keen to enter partnerships and form joint ventures for enhancing oil and gas exploration activities in African countries, Minister of Petroleum and ... Read more...

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India wants only bilateral defence ties with Australia


December 7th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Days after snubbing Australia over its proposal for a trilateral military pact with US, India Wednesday welcomed Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith but strongly communicated ... Read more...

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Karnataka farmers’ bid to disrupt agri-summit thwarted


December 1st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 1 (IANS) Police Thursday detained about 200 protesting farmers when they attempted to disrupt Karnataka's first Global Agri-business and Food Processing Summit at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre ... Read more...

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Celebration of Indian literature in Delhi


November 30th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) A two-day literature festival, "Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav", will bring more than 60 award-winning writers to the capital to discuss issues vital to the ... Read more...

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On-road protests to lend new focus to Goa film fest


November 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) While on-screen scores of internationally acclaimed films will scorch the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) beginning Wednesday, an air of discontent against the ... Read more...

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