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Fridge most important innovation in food history


September 14th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The refrigerator has pipped pasteurisation, microwaves and pots, knives and eating utensils to be named the most important innovation in the history of food and drink, ... Read more...

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Delhi sets up task force for regularization of colonies


September 11th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday said it has set up a task force to deal with matters relating to regularization of 895 unauthorized colonies."The government is ... Read more...

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No cause for alarm on uranium in water: Himachal minister


August 29th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The uranium content in the groundwater of Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels, a minister said here Wednesday.The maximum concentration of uranium in the state ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Reshuffle to ease work of overburdened ministers: Dikshit


August 28th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after reshuffling portfolios of her ministers, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Tuesday said the step was taken to ease the pressure of some ... Read more...

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People near Yamuna to be moved


August 27th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday asked people living near the rising Yamuna to move to safer areas.The government advisory came as the river's water level rose ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NHRC orders relief to kin of child killed in gate collapse


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday directed the Delhi government to pay Rs.1 lakh as relief to the family of a child who was ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa renews call for Cauvery River Authority meet


August 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday renewed her request to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene a meeting of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Patnaik highlights government’s achievements on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday turned his Independence Day address into an occasion to highlight his government's performance.After hoisting the tricolour at the Independence Day ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Improve intelligence to thwart blasts: Pawar


August 4th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Saturday called upon the Maharashtra government to improve its intelligence set-up to prevent a repeat of the serial blasts in Pune ... Read more...

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Not under any pressure, asserts Chavan


July 26th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A day after the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party stand-off was resolved, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday dismissed contentions that he was under pressure from his own ... Read more...

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Powers crisis turns into law-and-order scare for UP government


July 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A minister booed at a public meeting, a legislator being held hostage, power stations being attacked, electricity department men being beaten up - the power crisis ... Read more...

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Karnataka seeks Rs.2,000 crore central aid for drought relief


July 17th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and sought Rs. 2,000 crore to tackle severe drought in the state."The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal health minister’s resignation accepted


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Wednesday accepted the resignation of Health Minister Rajeev Bindal.Bindal, who has been appointed general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation (lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public works ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi to spend Rs.440 crore on roads, afforestation


June 26th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday approved 23 projects worth Rs.440 crore, of which a lion's share of Rs.331 crore will be spent on the public ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FIFA invests 20 million dollars for green World Cup


June 20th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) FIFA will invest $20 million in green initiatives as part of its sustainability strategy for the 2014 World Cup.Speaking at an event here Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Supply to Delhi water plant improves


June 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) The water level at the Wazirabad treatment plant here has risen marginally after a Haryana official visited the unit the day before, the Delhi government ... Read more...

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Support Pranab as president, Congress urges Mamata


June 10th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Sunday appealed to Trinamool Congress - its ally both at in the central and West Bengal government - to support its veteran ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mamata to write to PM on Indo-Bhutan joint river panel


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, calling for making the Indo-Bhutan Joint River Commission effective."The Indo-Bhutan Joint River ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chinese firm to build Sri Lanka dam


June 8th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 8 (IANS) A Chinese company has bagged the contract to build the main dam for the Moragahakanda reservoir in Sri Lanka.The Sinohydro Corporation will build the $382 million ... Read more...

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CBI seeks another three-day custody of Jagan


June 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday dismissed a CBI plea seeking custody of jailed parliamentarian Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy for three more days to question him in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura’s special package for Muslims


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Months ahead of assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Wednesday announced a package for Muslims for their all-round development.The elections are due in February next year.Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

World Bank to give $37 mn more for Himachal watershed project


May 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 20 (IANS) The World Bank has agreed in principle to provide additional funding of $37 million (Rs.231.25 crore) for a watershed project in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Anand Sharma opposes report on land acquisition


May 18th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Terming the parliamentary panel's report that seeks to bar the government from acquiring land for industrial use as "unacceptable", Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

American ‘tastes’ democracy at Akhilesh Darshan


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) For this 25-something US national, the sweltering heat in the state capital Wednesday was not deterring enough to wait under a harsh sun, 'slug it out' ... Read more...

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Afghanistan seeks Indian help in water infrastructure


April 24th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With long years of conflict reducing the area under irrigation, Afghanistan is looking for assistance from India and other "friendly countries" in building its ... Read more...

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Bahuguna wants UP to clear decade-old dues


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna will Wednesday reach Uttar Pradesh, his home state, on a two-day visit during which he will call on Chief Minister Akhilesh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Himachal assembly passes 2012-13 budget


March 30th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday passed the general budget for fiscal 2012-13 and related appropriation bill, authorising the government to spend Rs.21,738.32 crore from the consolidated ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Compensation sought for land erosion


March 29th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Saying erosion in West Bengal has become a major problem, a minister Thursday called for the central government's intervention and compensation for those affected."The problem of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Five Goa ministers allotted portfolios


March 16th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Friday allotted portfolios to the five ministers who were sworn in a day after winning ... Read more...

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Delayed rainfall likely to affect Assam tea production


March 16th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 16 (IANS) Delayed rainfall in the northeast is likely to affect the overall tea production in Assam this year.The deficient rainfall in Assam this year has already delayed ... Read more...

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Jharkhand budget for 2012-13 pegged at Rs.37,113 crore


March 15th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Hemant Soren Thursday tabled a Rs.37,113 crore budget for the 2012-2013 financial year in the state assembly, focussing on economic and ... Read more...

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Mayawati rules out CBI probe against trusted minister


February 27th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 27 (IANS) Rejecting the state Lok Ayukta's recommendation for a CBI probe against her most trusted minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday contended that the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kashmir Congress leader calls party minister corrupt


January 29th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 29 (IANS) A Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir has accused a minister from his own party of being corrupt. Former social welfare minister Abdul Gani Vakil, ... Read more...

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Akali Dal promises laptops, data cards to students


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Jan 22 (IANS) While making promises to all sections of the society, Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday said that all Class 11 and 12 students would be given ... Read more...

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