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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Japan keen to partner in infra and other sectors in Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Japan is keen to participate in infrastructure, information technology and healthcare projects in Kerala, top Japanese officials said Thursday."We are keen on partnering in the infrastructure ... Read more...

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Involve people in public-private-partnership model: Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The involvement of people - the fourth P in the public-private-partnership model - is important in developing infrastructure, union minister Kumari Selja said at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Cash rich PSUs to invest in projects to spur growth


September 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The government is working on a mechanism under which nine major public sector undertakings (PSUs) having large cash reserves would start investing in infrastructure ... Read more...

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Indian, Chinese defence ministers hold ‘fruitful’ talks


September 4th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) India and China Tuesday held "very fruitful and frank" talks on all issues, including their border row, and agreed to more exchanges between their militaries, ... Read more...

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China told about activities in Pakistani Kashmir: India


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Liang Guanglie, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said Monday India has conveyed its concerns to China about ... Read more...

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Britain ready to underwrite infrastructure projects


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 3 (IANS) British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has said the government, in a bid to boost the country's sluggish economy, would underwrite altogether 50 billion pounds ... 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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Policy reform, cuts in government spending required: RBI


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, August 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India said Thursday that lower interest rates alone would not help put the economy on the growth track, and the government needs ... Read more...

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Kerala looking for private investment in mega projects


August 13th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) With several mega infrastructure projects being planned in the state, Kerala is now looking at active private sector participation in them, said P.K. Kunhalikutty, minister for ... Read more...

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Lack of contractors hitting northeast projects: ADB


August 8th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 8 (IANS) The biggest hurdle in implementing infrastructure projects in the northeastern states is the lack of competent contractors, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official said Wednesday."One of ... Read more...

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Young India wants jobs, girls, social status: Chetan Bhagat


August 6th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) "Meri Naukri, Meri Chokri (My job, my girl)". Young India's rallying cry is simple. They want love, they want money and they want stature ... Read more...

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Forest clearance panel reconstituted


August 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The environment ministry Monday reconstituted a panel for providing forest clearance to infrastructure projects, a ministry official said.The seven-member Forest Appraisal Committee (FAC) includes three ... Read more...

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Infrastructure projects bottlenecks to be removed: Chidambaram


August 6th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will remove bottlenecks for quicker implementation of infrastructure projects, union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said here Monday. ... Read more...

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Indo-Arab chamber sets up south India chapter


August 4th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industries has set up its south India chapter here to accelerate trade, investments and joint ventures between industries located in ... Read more...

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PM resolves major land transfer bottleneck


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a move Thursday to ensure that infrastructure projects are not held up by procedural delays, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved relaxations in the ... Read more...

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Congress legislators in Maharashtra complain about Chavan


July 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Complaining about several "issues" they have with Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, over 40 Congress legislators requested the state party chief to intervene.As many as ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to review projects, discuss Teesta pact


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Bangladesh will Tuesday hold talks that will review a host of bilateral projects being implemented under an Indian ... Read more...

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Government to set up board for project clearance


July 19th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government will soon set up a board to review and give one-time clearance for projects, including security clearance, the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Karnataka to fund three rail projects


July 6th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 6 (IANS) Karnataka will share 50 percent of the cost of three railway projects in the state with the railway ministry, a minister said Friday."The cabinet has approved ... Read more...

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Karnataka exceeds investment target, hits Rs.9-trillion mark (Lead)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) It is raining trillions (crores) of rupees in Karnataka at its second Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2012) even though the advancing south-west monsoon is yet to ... Read more...

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Interest rate not main reason for growth slowdown: RBI


June 8th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) High interest rate is not the main reason for the slowdown in economic growth that slumped to a nine-year low of 5.3 percent in the quarter ... Read more...

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China steel industry eyes brisk business


June 8th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) The Chinese steel industry will witness a surge in demand due to government approval of major infrastructure projects in the country, experts said.The State Council announced ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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Britain interested in Kerala infrastructure projects


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) In a major boost for the 'Emerging Kerala' Global Connect campaign, Britain Tuesday showed keen interest in infrastructure projects and promised to provide their details to ... Read more...

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EU pledges $140 mn to Jordan


May 21st, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 21 (IANS) The European Union will give 110 million euros (about $140 million) in financial assistance to Jordan in 2012.Joanna Wronecka, head of an EU delegation to Jordan, ... Read more...

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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Kerala’s agenda tailor-made to attract investments: Chandy (With Images)


May 15th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said his government has a clear development agenda that is tailor-made to attract investments, and extended his invitation to business ... Read more...

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Srei to focus on IT, healthcare equipment financing


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) With the country's power and telecom sectors experiencing many challenges, infrastructure and construction equipment financing non-banking finance company (NBFC) Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd. Monday said it ... Read more...

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Partner Japan to have 26 percent stake in DMIC


April 30th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India and Japan Monday held their first-ever economic dialogue and agreed to accelerate the partnership in several infrastructure projects such as the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial ... Read more...

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Japan, South Korea plan big oil investments in Venezuela


April 30th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Japan and South Korea plan to invest nearly $14 billion in various energy projects in Venezuela, Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said."In total between Japan and Korea ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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Chinese daily calls for sustained anti-graft efforts


April 11th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) An opinion piece in the People's Daily Wednesday called for confidence in China's fight against corruption despite the fact that it is a "long-term, complex and ... Read more...

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HCC to build Rs.1.62 bn railway tunnel


April 5th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Co along with Coastal Projects Ltd has been awarded a Rs.1.62 billion project to construct a railway tunnel in Manipur, an official ... Read more...

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Highlights of 4th BRICS Summit


March 29th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Key outcomes of the Fourth BRICS Summit as reflected in the Delhi Declaration:1) Global governance reforms: BRICS leaders pitch for reform of global governance institutions, ... Read more...

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