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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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‘Remove bottlenecks stalling infrastructure projects’


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Investor confidence in India can be boosted if bottlenecks such as lack of forward-looking project preparations and a sound land-acquisition process that stall key infrastructure ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks approval for Rs.53,825 crore infrastructure project


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) Kerala has sought the central government's approval for the Kochi-Palakkad National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), a Rs.53,825 crore mega industrial infrastructure project, according to State ... Read more...

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Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

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China aims for disabled-friendly environment


July 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China has new regulation to facilitate a disabled-friendly environment in the country.It requires all parking lots, commercial centres, living quarters, transportation facilities and other public infrastructure ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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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US Consul General McIntyre visits Kerala Infopark


June 14th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 14 (IANS) US Consul General Jennifer A. McIntyre Thursday visited the Infopark campus here to gain first-hand knowledge about the investment opportunities offered by Kerala's IT industry."I am ... Read more...

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Karnataka looks beyond Bangalore to promote tourism


June 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Karnataka government is looking beyond Bangalore to promote tourism in the state, as the state capital is bedevilled with infrastructure woes and is no longer ... Read more...

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Bangalore to get India’s first IT investment region


June 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Bangalore will have the country's first Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) for knowledge-based industries, including software and hardware firms with entire supply chain, an official said ... Read more...

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Asia’s largest aerospace hub near Bangalore soon


June 4th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Leading infrastructure developer Sun Forest City Ventures Ltd. will build one of Asia's largest hubs for the aerospace industry near Bangalore with an upfront investment of ... Read more...

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Sachin inaugurates 100th transformed school


June 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) NDTV and Coca-Cola India Friday celebrated the completion of transforming the 100th school under the 'Support My School' initiative at Priyadarshini Vidyalaya in northwest Mumbai.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport


April 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked officials to complete all ground work ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

95 percent schools lack RTE infrastructure


April 8th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Two years after the Right to Education (RTE) Act came into force, more than 95 percent of schools across India still don't comply with RTE ... Read more...

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Goa trade body demands Rs.1,000 crore grant for state


March 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) With an eye to tourism, Goa's apex trade body has demanded a special grant of Rs.1,000 crore from union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his ... Read more...

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Green signal for Kudankulam, Rs.500 crore for region (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Doing a U-turn in six months, the Tamil Nadu cabinet Monday gave its green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant and allotted Rs.500 crore for local ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

New thinking needed in Pakistan, India ties: Daily


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) New thinking and untried solutions are the need of the hour in Pakistan, India ties, said a daily while noting that both countries were on the ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy needs a boost: Zardari


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday stressed the need for efforts to improve economic conditions in the country.Zardari also spoke of the need to address the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan’s economy is faltering: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan's economy is faltering, a Pakistani daily said Wednesday, suggesting should be a vision to pull the country out of "this sinkhole".The annual report of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Avoid economic blockade as form of agitation: PM


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said frequent strikes and economic blockades in Manipur would only impede development and bring untold miseries to the commoners and ... Read more...

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Social violence in tribal areas due to poor infrastructure: Ramesh


November 14th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The shortcomings in infrastructure of schools has culminated in "huge social violence" in the tribal areas of the country, said Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh ... Read more...

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‘Reforms in higher education vital for economic growth’


November 12th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Recommending early passage of bills related to higher education, tech czar Sam Pitroda said Saturday that reforms in the higher education system are vital for ... Read more...

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Kochi Infopark readies for second phase


October 12th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 12 (IANS) Kochi Infopark, the IT hub in this commercial capital of Kerala is gearing up for the second phase of its development, an official said Wednesday."We are ... Read more...

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Delhi, Haryana hope to attract investments at India-Japan summit


September 4th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Delhi and Haryana are hopeful of attractive investments and tie-ups in key sectors at the India Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011, scheduled to be held ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central help to promote apple


June 30th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Thursday asked a visiting parliamentary committee to help the state in improving infrastructure for smooth transportation and marketing of apples - the main fruit ... Read more...

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New fee structure for Tamil Nadu private schools released


June 13th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) A committee headed by retired Justice K. Raviraja Pandian Monday released the new fee structure for around 6,400 private schools in Tamil Nadu.The new fee ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Maharashtra’s Rs.42,000-crore annual plan approved


May 20th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Maharashtra's Rs.42,000 crore annual plan - an increase of over Rs.4,084 crore over last year's Rs.37,916 crore - for 2011-12 has been approved by the central ... Read more...

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Consensus on commercial mining of coal to be evolved


April 28th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal today said that as a part of energy sector reforms, the Government is trying to evolve a consensus on commercial mining of ... Read more...

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Raman Singh makes surprise village visit


April 27th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Tuesday made a surprise landing at a remote village and met the local people to assess development activities, official sources said.A ... Read more...

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Sathya Sai Baba passes away, millions in grief (Intro Roundup)


April 25th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) Sathya Sai Baba, one of India's most revered spiritual leaders, died here Sunday after prolonged illness, plunging millions of his followers across the ... Read more...

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Rs 1,550 crore proposed for Northeast infrastructure development


March 4th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Mar 4 (ANI): The northeast has come in for special attention in the budget proposals for 2011-12 with special budgetary provisions being made for development of infrastructure in the region.To ... Read more...

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Mixed response to budget in northeast


February 28th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 28 (IANS) The budget for 2011-12 has evoked mixed response in the northeast, with industry captains and Assam's ruling Congress party terming it balanced, while the opposition described it as ... Read more...

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Allocation for northeast doubled to Rs.8,000 crore


February 28th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The allocation for the development of the northeast region has been doubled to Rs.8,000 crore (Rs.80 billion/$1.7 billion), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced Monday while presenting ... Read more...

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Tourists in Kashmir complain of poor infrastructure facilities


February 26th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Rajouri, Feb 26 (ANI): Tourists in Jammu and Kashmir have complained about poor infrastructure facilities at Tata Pani, a hot water spring.Many women tourists have said there are no proper arrangements of ... Read more...

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‘Maharashtra’s railway infrastructure development ignored’


February 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Expressing concern over Maharashtra being ignored in the railway budget in terms of rail infrastructure development, various political parties Friday termed it a West Bengal-centric budget.Terming it ... Read more...

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