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Millions stranded in Karnataka as bus strike continues


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Millions of people across Karnataka were stranded Friday, as state-run bus services remained crippled for the second day owing to indefinite strike by about 110,000 employees ... Read more...

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Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

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India urged to expand border trade with China


July 27th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) India should facilitate more border trade with China with better connectivity and more commerce opportunities including on the Natu La trading point in Sikkim, says ... Read more...

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Kashmiri students on ‘mission’ to know India meet Chidambaram


February 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A group of Kashmiri students, mostly from the families affected by militant violence, who are on a pan-India "know the country" tour, Friday met ... Read more...

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Volvo to invest Rs. 400 crore to expand India operations


October 13th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 13 (IANS) Global transport solutions major Volvo AB will invest an additional Rs.400 crore ($80 million) to expand its bus manufacturing operations in India over the next five ... Read more...

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Bengal borders to be sealed ahead of voting day


March 27th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Intra-state borders of West Bengal will be sealed one day before voting in all the six phases of April-May assembly elections to prevent smuggling of arms, ... Read more...

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Report on changes in water issues launched


March 17th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A report focusing on changes in water issues in the country like declining water availability and unsustainable and inequitable use of water was launched Wednesday ... Read more...

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Helicopter taxi service launched in Himachal


January 29th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday launched the helicopter taxi service in the state to attract high-end tourists, an official said.The government has signed an agreement ... Read more...

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External Affairs Minister Krishna’s speech to UN General Assembly: Full text (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Sep 29 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Wednesday asked Pakistan to stop its state-sponsored militancy and terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, "an integral part of India" and sought ... Read more...

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Seven states seek intra-state linking of 36 rivers


September 8th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Despite the union government dithering over country-wide inter-linking of rivers, seven states have sought linking of altogether 36 rivers within their respective territories. A release by the union ... Read more...

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Bangalore adds plush Mercedez buses to city fleet


August 28th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) After air-conditioned Volvo and Tata-Marcopolo buses, commuters in Bangalore will now get Mercedes-Benz buses to make their city rides comfortable. Two AC Mercedes-Benz buses were introduced on an experimental ... Read more...

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More terrorist organisations in India to face ban


August 11th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): The Government on Wednesday informed that the schedule to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) contains a list of 35 entries/entities, listed as terrorist organisations, apart from nine organizations ... Read more...

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Stalin bats for SEZ tax concessions


July 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A proposal to discontinue tax incentives to special economic zones (SEZ) is causing concern to developers and prospective investors, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits life in India’s bustling tech hub


July 5th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 5 (IANS) The dawn-to-dusk all India shutdown Monday crippled normal life in India's tech hub, with hundreds of IT firms, including Indian bellwethers Infosys and Wipro and multinationals logging out ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to Maoists: we’ll talk but stop violence (Roundup)


February 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/Ranchi/Patna, Feb 9 (IANS) As Maoists again blasted train tracks in Bihar and Jharkhand during their 72-hour shutdown, the government Tuesday warned that operations against the guerrillas would continue but also ... Read more...

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Talks with Maoists if they halt violence: Chidambaram (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) The central government Tuesday reiterated its offer for talks if Maoists halted violence, but warned the Leftwing guerrillas that "slow and steady" operations against them would continue ... Read more...

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Maoists problem continues to be a matter of concern: Chidambaram


February 1st, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here on Monday that ultra left wing extremism in some parts of the country still continues to be a cause ... Read more...

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New UN study suggests health care aid policies outdated


January 23rd, 2010 - 1:29 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Governments, United Nations agencies, NGOs, and others have been slow to adapt to the changing nature of conflicts in their efforts to provide health care to those ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh forms committee to implement transport policy


January 14th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 14 (IANS) In order to make road connectivity smoother Madhya Pradesh has formed a four-member committee to implement the new transport policy which was endorsed by the state cabinet in ... Read more...

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Supreme Court refuses to revoke stay on Narmada canals projects


December 18th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 18 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant a stay on the indefinite status quo order of the Jabalpur High Court on land acquisition and canal excavation ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh towns to be connected by air


October 21st, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 21 (IANS) Major towns in Chhattisgarh will soon be connected by intra-state air services. A cabinet meet presided over by Chief Minister Raman Singh late Tuesday agreed in principle to a ... Read more...

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Things on the mend in Jammu and Kashmir, says CM Omar Abdullah


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi July 22 (ANI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that the transparent manner in which the State Administration handled the incidents in Shopian, Baramulla and Maisuma ... Read more...

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Finance Commission concerned over subsidies in Andhra Pradesh (Lead)


July 20th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Vijay Kelkar, chairman of the 13th Finance Commission, Monday voiced concern over subsidies provided by Andhra Pradesh, saying these could potentially jeopardise the state's recent impressive fiscal achievements. While ... Read more...

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Finance commission concerned over high subsidies in Andhra Pradesh


July 20th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 20 (IANS) Thirteenth Finance Commission Chairman Vijay Kelkar Monday voiced concern over subsidies provided by Andhra Pradesh, saying these could potentially jeopardise the state's recent impressive fiscal achievements. While acknowledging the ... Read more...

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Tourism sector gets Rs.1,070 crore


July 6th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) With a view to giving a fillip to the tourism industry, which is witnessing a downturn due to the global meltdown, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee allocated ... Read more...

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CII calls for open access to power distributor


June 7th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Allowing open-access in the power distribution sector is the key to attracting foreign investment and developing competition in the industry, says the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). "After ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court orders probe into child trafficking


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): Concerned over the increasing number of child trafficking cases, the Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered senior police officials to investigate the case and present the ... Read more...

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70 percent of trucks stay off roads in West Bengal


January 6th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) Nearly 70 percent of trucks in West Bengal remained off the road, while none of the 15,000 trucks, scheduled to go out of the state daily, moved on ... Read more...

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V.K. Garg takes over as Chairman of Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission


October 21st, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Union Minister of Power Sushil Kumar Shinde today administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr. V.K. Garg as Chairman of the Joint Electricity Regulatory ... Read more...

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Bharat Heavy Electricals to set up power plant in Tripura


August 12th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) ONGC Tripura Power Co (OTPC) has awarded a Rs.22-billion contract to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) to set up a 726.6 MW capacity gas-based power project in ... Read more...

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Northeastern states join hands on power front


August 10th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 10 (IANS) India's eight northeastern states are working jointly to make the region's power system economic, efficient and reliable, Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey said here Sunday. "The power ministers ... Read more...

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Police ask pay phone operators to eavesdrop ahead of I-Day


August 5th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sahil Makkar New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Telephone booth operators, taxi drivers and guesthouse owners in the national capital have been asked to keep an eye and eavesdrop on people calling Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Bangaloreans prefer to stay home on weekend after blasts


July 27th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 27 (IANS) After the back-to-back serial bombings in the city and in Ahmedabad, life in the country's IT hub Sunday was subdued with most residents preferring to stay home rather ... Read more...

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Linking rivers in western India


July 9th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Presiding over the 24th annual general meeting of National Water Development Agency, Water Resources Minister Prof. Saifuddin Soz today promised the Governments commitment to remove the ... Read more...

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International seminar on UN peacekeeping operations ends


May 29th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, May 29 (IANS) A nine-day international seminar on evolving common operating procedures for UN peacekeeping operations that was attended by 90 officers from the armed forces of 15 countries, including India, ... Read more...

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