infrastructural development

Good taxi drivers key to tourism, says study (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Well-trained taxi drivers are a must if a country needs to boost its tourism potential. So says a study by industry lobby FICCI and Yes ... Read more...

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Train taxi drivers to boost tourism: Study


June 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Proper human resource development, such as training of taxi drivers and certification of tour operators, are crucial for a robust tourism industry, said a study ... Read more...

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Haryana to host World Economic Forum-India summit


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Haryana will host the World Economic Forum on India summit Nov 6-8 in Gurgaon, officials said here Friday.The three-day summit, 'From Deliberation to Transformation', will be ... Read more...

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Bengal to make Sagar Island a tourist attraction


June 1st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sagar Island (West Bengal), June 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government will undertake infrastructural development in the sagar Island in South 24-Parganas district with a view to promote tourism, ... Read more...

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Indefinite fast against Kudankulam N-plant resumes


May 1st, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 1 (IANS) At least 24 activists of the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) Tuesday launched an indefinite fast at four villages in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km ... Read more...

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Panchayat system to be boosted in Maoist-affected districts: Ramesh


January 26th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) With a view to accelerate rural development in left-wing extremism affected districts of West Bengal, union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government would ... Read more...

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India to support democratisation of Myanmar


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) With Myanmar fast moving towards democratisation, India Tuesday welcomed the national reconciliation initiated by President Thein Sein's government.At a meeting between External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Delhi to provide shelter to migrant workers


January 8th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The thousands of migrant workers engaged in various projects in the national capital would soon be provided temporary accommodation in dormitories being constructed in north ... Read more...

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IAF commanders assess force levels


October 12th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Top commanders of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday began a three-day conference here to discuss the force's transformation in terms of its planes and ... Read more...

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Rally to celebrate Darjeeling accord


July 21st, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 21 (IANS) Around 8,000 Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters took part in a rally here Thursday to celebrate the signing of the Darjeeling tripartite agreement on the creation ... Read more...

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e-village programme eases rural people’s lives


July 17th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) From acting as electricity bill collection centres, providing mobile phone recharge facilities and even offering e-learning courses in remote villages, the central government's Common Service Centres ... Read more...

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Indo-Bangla chamber seeks land for Indian SEZ


May 8th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Leaders of the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry have sought allocation of 100 acres of land from the Bangladesh government on the border with India ... Read more...

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African delegates visit India.


April 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): In a bid to connect African youths with India, 24-member delegations of eleven African countries are on India visit for seven days starting from April 23.They participated ... Read more...

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‘Bangladesh needs to invest $7 bn in transit facilities’


April 20th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 20 (IANS) Bangladesh will need to invest Tk 500 billion ($7 billion) in road, rail and river ways and ports in the next two to three years to ... Read more...

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Pilgrim city Dwarka awaits Modi’s blessings


March 10th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Dwarka (Gujarat), March 10 (IANS) Though it lies in a state that is witnessing rapid infrastructural development, this ancient Gujarat city where Lord Krishna is believed to have lived ... Read more...

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Issac presents sixth consecutive Kerala budget


February 10th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Economist turned politician and senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Thomas Issac Thursday presented his sixth consecutive state budget with special emphasis on infrastructure development.He began the ... Read more...

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Technopark IT firm enters Indian transportation market


February 9th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 9 (IANS) The Technopark-based ARS Software Engineering Wednesday announced it will enter the Indian transportation and logistics industry with its intelligent transport systems solutions.The company is a subsidiary of ARS ... Read more...

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Gujarat observes 10th anniversary of 2001 earthquake


January 26th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bhuj (Gujarat), Jan 26 (ANI): As the nation celebrates its 62nd Republic Day on Wednesday, people here observed the 10th anniversary of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake that killed around 30,000 people.The city ... Read more...

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Sachin Tendulkar endorses ‘Support My School’


January 24th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) With an aim to promote better infrastructure facilities in rural schools, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Monday endorsed an initiative 'Support My School'.A joint initiative of Coca Cola and ... Read more...

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Shortage of masons, labourers hit real estate developers in Pune


December 24th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
By Shivaji SalunkePune, Dec.24 (ANI): A shortage of masons and skilled labourers is affecting construction industries in Pune.All these years, a majority of this labour force used to come from the Orissa, ... Read more...

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Deepika is face of her dad’s Olympic Gold Quest


November 29th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Deepika becomes the face of her father, ace badminton player Prakash Padukone's organisation Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ)."I am the face of Olympic Gold Quest. I have ... Read more...

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Bengal minister challenges Trinamool on land acquisition


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Throwing a challenge to the opposition Trinamool Congress, which has launched a fresh movement on the land acquisition issue in the north eastern fringes of the city, ... Read more...

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Modi meets 14 foreign envoys


October 11th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Narendra Modi met ambassadors and high commissioners of 14 countries here Monday and sought to promote Gujarat as an ideal investment destination.The envoys of Argentina, ... Read more...

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Mamata announces slew of projects in Darjeeling


September 27th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Sep 27 (IANS) Trinamool Congress chief and union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday promised a job to one family member of each of the eight martyrs of the Kargil war ... Read more...

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Millennium celebrations of Thanjavur temple conclude


September 27th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) The curtains came down on the millennium celebrations of the Thanjavur Brihadeeshwara Temple here Sunday evening with the state government announcing several development projects for Thanjavur costing around ... Read more...

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Declining insurgency fosters development in rural areas of Nagaland


September 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter ChacheiSeithekema village (Nagaland), Sep.16 (ANI): With decline in insurgency, infrastructural development is taking place once again in Nagaland, especially in its rural areas.The change can be witnessed, particularly in ... Read more...

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India, Laos sign agreements to give modern content to 2000-year-old friendship


September 10th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Vientiane (Laos), Sep 10 (ANI): To give modern content to a historic friendship of over 2000 years, India and Laos on Friday signed a series of agreements to strengthen their age-old ties.The ... Read more...

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India pitches for stake in Ghana energy sector


September 5th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) India has sought a greater role in Ghana's energy sector, pitching for more tie-ups between ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas exploratory and acquisition arm of the ... Read more...

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CWG projects to be completed on time: Dikshit (Lead)


August 15th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday said all Commonwealth Games projects will be completed in time and the country's image will get a boost after successfully hosting ... Read more...

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Development plans in Maoist districts to be revised: Chidambaram


August 7th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Admitting that the government's developmental plans were not delivering desired results in impoverished tribal regions of east and central India, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said ... Read more...

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Kashmir Agricultural University infrastructure to be strengthened


June 13th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 13 (ANI): The Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) has plans to utilise the grant announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for infrastructural development.Dr Manmohan Singh had ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Bhutan


June 4th, 2010 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh will arrive in Bhutan next week on a five-day visit, official sources said Friday. This will be Singh's first official foreign visit ... Read more...

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No more power cuts in Madhya Pradesh’s tourist spots


May 21st, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh's famous tourist destinations like Sanchi, Khajuraho, Pachmarhi and Mandu will not have any power cuts now, it was announced Friday. These places are now free from the ... Read more...

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CPI-M seeks more power for northeast autonomous councils


May 19th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday urged the central government to give more powers to the northeast autonomous councils for all round development of the ... Read more...

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Mangalore city airport likely to go international


May 16th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by ANI
Bajpe (Mangalore), May 15 (ANI): Union Civil Aviation minister Praful Patel on Saturday said that the proposal to convert the Mangalore city airport into a international one would soon be taken to ... Read more...

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