SC to review build-operate-transfer policy

May 9th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday indicated that it would take a look at the government's build operate and transfer (BOT) policy, which allows private operators to ... Read more...

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Replace tent classrooms with portable cabins: Court (Lead)

January 25th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Taking a serious note of schools being run from tents, the Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the government to immediately replace the temporary structures with ... Read more...

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Rat-bite death: Hospital orders probe, Mamata alleges CPI-M role (Lead)

December 24th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) As authorities at the state-run SSKM hospital Saturday ordered an enquiry into the death of a patient after he was allegedly bitten by a rat, ... Read more...

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Banks urged to launch uniform credit card for MSME sector

November 4th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has urged the leading public sector banks to launch an uniform credit card for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the ... Read more...

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Invest in Indian infrastructure: Kamal Nath to Europe

October 13th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Oct 13 (IANS) Kamal Nath, India's urban development minister, Wednesday said the next decade has to be called the "decade of infrastructure" in India and stressed that they ... Read more...

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India, China record world’s highest urbanisation

September 16th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world's highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.Population growth is driving urbanisation, especially in developing ... Read more...

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Bollywood bereaved at Sai Baba’s passing

April 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Big B has mourned the death of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba who blessed him with "vibhuti" after his "Coolie" accident, Shilpa Shetty's mother is ... Read more...

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Income tax officials raid Mumbai’s Lilawati Hospital

April 11th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 11 (ANI): Income Tax department officials raided Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Monday over alleged financial irregularities committed by its trustees and owners.The officials have reportedly recovered several incriminating documents, sealed ... Read more...

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26th N. Hazari polo tournament held in Manipur

March 26th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Mar 26 (ANI): Young boys from 18 different polo clubs across Manipur participated in the recently concluded 26th N. Hazari state level polo tournament to preserve and promote the sport among ... Read more...

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‘Big sharks’ won’t get large slices of Kannur airport: Achuthanandan

January 12th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 12 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday reiterated that "big sharks" would not be allowed to get away with a large slice of shares of private investment in the ... Read more...

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European Union ratifies UN convention on disability rights

January 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday ratified the United Nation's (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities that intends to ensure rights of people with disabilities.This ... Read more...

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Simplex gets building contract

September 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Construction company Simplex Infrastructures Ltd (Simplex) has bagged the designing and building contract of the proposed Durgapur airport to be built by the Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), ... Read more...

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Kathua District villagers complain of poor connectivity

September 6th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 6 (ANI): Residents in several remote villages located near river Ujh in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua District have complained of poor connectivity and isolation due to lack ... Read more...

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Jayanta Roy new Indian Chamber of Commerce chief

July 6th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Jayanta Roy of the Peerless General Finance and Investment Company Ltd. has been elected as the president of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for the year 2010-11, ... Read more...

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West Bengal government wants to cremate Gyaneshwari victims

June 13th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) The West Bengal government would seek permission from the court to cremate the decomposed unidentified bodies of victims of the Gyaneshwari Express derailment kept at mortuaries in city ... Read more...

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All efforts being made to improve infrastructure in border areas: Antony

May 11th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said the Central Government has authorized Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to outsource the job of airlifting machinery and material to ... Read more...

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India needs 100 million broadband connections, says Pitroda

March 17th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Wednesday said India needs around 100 million broadband connections and the government is focused on connecting 250,000 panchayats across the country ... Read more...

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Meghalaya sets up IT companies to boost infrastructure

March 9th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong (Meghalaya), Mar 9 (ANI): Department of Information Technology in Meghalaya is setting up IT companies to provide the benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the youth and boost ... Read more...

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Dhaka keen on South Asian regional connectivity

March 4th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 4 (IANS) Officials from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan may meet soon to chalk out plans for closer regional connectivity following an understanding reached between Dhaka and New Delhi. Direct ... Read more...

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ICC cricket league starts in Nepal

February 20th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb. 20 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division 5 has started in Nepali capital Kathmandu from Friday, a Xinhua report said.Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal thanked ... Read more...

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Jharkhand Governor for zero tolerance to corruption

January 8th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 8 (IANS) Jharkhand Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said his government would adopt the policy of zero tolerance towards corruption. He also appealed to the Maoists to give up violence and ... Read more...

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Wipro seeks 50 acres for West Bengal unit

October 30th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) IT giant Wipro Technologies has requested the West Bengal government to allot 50 acres to it at concessional rates for setting up its unit in the state, the ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers living a fearful life after Maoist attack

August 23rd, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by ANI
Tamra (Orissa), Aug 23 (ANI): Residents of Tamra village in Orissa's Sundergarh district are living a frightened life since the Maoist activists blew up the Forest Department's property recently.A 30-member group of ... Read more...

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US denies playing any role in Singh, Gilani meeting

July 16th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 16 (ANI): The United States has denied playing any role in facilitating the proposed meeting between Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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PM tells NAM no nation should provide safe haven to terrorists

July 15th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sharm-el-Shekh (Egypt), July 15 (ANI): Addressing the 118-member XVth Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in this Red Sea resort on Wednesday afternoon, India's Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, without directly naming or ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims demand Pak to dismantle terror camps

February 13th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb. 13 (ANI): Muslims in New Delhi staged a demonstration on Friday, demanding Pakistan to dismantle all terror infrastructures within its territory. Holding placards and shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, the protestors ... Read more...

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Cisco report spotlights worldwide cyber security threats

December 17th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Dec 17 (ANI/Business Wire India): Cisco today released a security report that warns that Internet-based attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialized as profit-driven criminals continue to hone their approach ... Read more...

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More rules to help post-quake reconstruction in China

June 12th, 2008 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beijing, June 12 (Xinhua) China will introduce more rules to regulate the post-quake reconstruction work, officials said Thursday. On May 12, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale jolted the south-western ... Read more...

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Snowstorm kills 21 in Mongolia

May 28th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Ulan Bator, May 28 (Xinhua) At least 21 people have been killed in snowstorms since Monday that swept through seven provinces in Mongolia, officials said Wednesday. Around 51 people are missing after ... Read more...

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Nicholas Piramal joins hands with US diagnostic major

April 30th, 2008 - 10:13 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Pharma major Nicholas Piramal India has inked a long-term strategic partnership with DxTech LLC, a US-based company specializing in putting high-quality diagnostic information in the hands of physicians ... Read more...

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New EU aid for Bangladeshi cyclone victims

April 10th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The European Commission said Thursday that it will give another 12 million euro for assistance to people affected by the SIDR cyclone in Bangladesh last November, the EuAsiaNews ... Read more...

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Builder, bureaucrats in CBI net for Rs.1.68 bn fraud

April 8th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched raids on a leading private builder and senior bureaucrats in connection with a Rs.1.68 billion fraud on the Employees Provident Fund ... Read more...

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Bindra against money clout to dominate world cricket

March 21st, 2008 - 11:31 pm ICT by admin
Mohali (Punjab), March 21 (IANS) The principal advisor-designate of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Inderjit Singh Bindra said Friday that the money clout of the Board of Control for Cricket in India ... Read more...

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Tata Communications to expand network services to China

February 26th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Telecom firm Tata Communications Ltd (TCL) said Tuesday that it has formed a partnership for network services with a Chinese company to offer increased connectivity to its Indian ... Read more...

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Government to meet Goa’s SEZ developers

February 25th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The central government will hold discussions with 12 of Goa's special economic zone (SEZ) developers. The state government has recommended the scrapping of these SEZs. The government ... Read more...

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