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Cauvery water dispute adds to Karnataka Congress’ woes (Karnataka Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) The flare-up in the dispute over sharing the water of the Cauvery river with Tamil Nadu is pushing the Congress in Karnataka on the backfoot as ... Read more...

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Skill academy to boost Kerala’s MSME sector


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government has decided to set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). This was announced ... Read more...

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South Delhi to get skill training school for uneducated


August 28th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Taking additional charge of the Delhi transport ministry, Ramakant Goswami Tuesday said a training institute will be set up near Qutub Minar in south Delhi ... Read more...

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Kerala pays out Rs.100 crore in pension, dole for Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Coinciding with the Onam, Kerala's harvest festival, the state government handed out various social security benefits like pensions, unemployment doles and ex-gratia payments to the tune ... Read more...

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Portfolio reshuffle in Delhi cabinet


August 28th, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday reshuffled the portfolios of her ministers, sources in the government said.Health Minister A.K. Walia, who held several portfolios, has ... Read more...

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Approaching polls drive BJP, Congress into confession mode (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 25th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The ruling BJP in Karnataka and its main opponent, the Congress, are becoming experts in correctly diagnosing the ills plaguing them while groping in the ... Read more...

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Kerala’s Onam gesture to migrant labour


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala made a magnanimous gesture Wednesday by deciding to give a free Onam kit to an estimated one million migrants currently working in the state."I made ... Read more...

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Kerala nurses end strike (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The striking nurses, including those who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital, called off their protests after their demands ... Read more...

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Nurses refuse to come down from Kerala hospital terrace


August 16th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 16 (IANS) The three nurses, who threatened to make a suicidal jump from the terrace of a Kerala hospital Wednesday if their demand of permanent employment is not ... Read more...

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Three striking nurses threaten suicide in Kerala


August 15th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) As the country celebrated Independence Day, three nurses on strike Wednesday threatened to commit suicide by jumping off their hospital's terrace.The three nurses readied to make ... Read more...

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Andhra minister booked over temple row


August 9th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 9 (IANS) The Hyderabad police Thursday booked Andhra Pradesh minister Danam Nagender and his followers after they allegedly prevented police officials from discharging their duty.A case under four ... Read more...

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Employees Provident Fund approves Reliance-Nippon stake deal


August 7th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) Tuesday gave its nod to the 26 percent stake sale by Reliance Capital Asset Management Company to Japan's Nippon ... Read more...

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State-run job portal in Kerala


August 5th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) With more than four million educated unemployed in the state, Kerala is launching what is perhaps the country's first government-run job portal.The portal will feature jobs ... Read more...

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To get Rs.100,000 crore investment, Badal promises the moon


July 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Uninterrupted 24-hour power supply, three international airports, world-class road connectivity, lower power tariff, single window clearances and much more -- the Punjab government is offering the ... Read more...

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India, Singapore extend military training agreement (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key agreements including one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their Singaporean counterparts.The ... Read more...

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India, Singapore sign military training deal


July 11th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India and Singapore Wednesday signed three key bilateral agreements that included one on continuing the military training that Indian armed forces extend to their ... Read more...

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UP plans special cells for NRIs


July 10th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up an NRI cell for people from the state to track their growth and safety and also look ... Read more...

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Kerala minister vows to quit smoking on mother turning 80


June 28th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 28 (IANS) Kerala Labour Minister Shibu Baby John has decided to give up cigarettes, his "companion" for the past 32 years, as a birthday gift for his mother ... Read more...

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Over 21,000 Bengal workers jobless as jute mills, tea gardens close


June 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jun 27 (IANS) As many as 21,570 workers have been rendered jobless in West Bengal due to closure of six jute mills and three tea gardens, the state assembly ... Read more...

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CBI raids 19 places in Jharkhand Rajya Sabha poll case


June 13th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday conducted searches at 19 places, including houses of two legislators, in connection with horse trading linked to the ... Read more...

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22 industrial clusters to be redeveloped in Delhi


June 11th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has paved the way for redevelopment of 22 industrial clusters in the city through the notification of regulations in this ... Read more...

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Kerala to pay pensions through banks


May 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Tuesday said all pensions payable in the social sector would be given only through banks from the next financial year and the state government ... Read more...

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UAE, Britain explore cooperation


May 26th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Britain have explored avenues of joint cooperation, it was announced Saturday.UAE Labour Minister and chairman of the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) Ghobash ... Read more...

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DMK appeals to Neyveli contract workers to end strike


May 25th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Claiming the Tamil Nadu government was blind to their issues, DMK president and former chief minister M.Karunanidhi Thursday appealed to the contract workers of Neyveli ... Read more...

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CBI searches JMM legislator Sita Soren’s house


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 22 (IANS) The CBI Tuesday searched the house of Sita Soren, a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha legislator and daughter-in-law of party leader Shibu Soren, official sources said. The agency ... Read more...

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16 die in Uttar Pradesh bus tragedy (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) At least 16 people returning from a religious congregation were killed and over a dozen injured when a private bus in which they were travelling rammed ... Read more...

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Horse trading: Premises of 14 Jharkhand MLAs raided


May 18th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 18 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted raids at the premises of 14 Jharkhand legislators, including Labour Minister Chandra Prakash Chaudhary, as part of its ... Read more...

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Kerala to launch virtual classrooms in 34 ITIs


May 14th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 14 (IANS) Kerala will introduce virtual classrooms in 34 industrial training tnstitutes (ITIs) in the state to improve quality of education in these institutions, a minister said Monday."Students ... Read more...

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Punjab to rehabilitate rescued child labour


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani Sunday said that the state government is launching new schemes to rehabilitate 1,959 child labourers who it rescued in the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand CM survives nasty chopper crash (Evening Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered multiple injuries Wednesday when the helicopter in which he was travelling with his wife developed a technical snag and ... Read more...

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Munda injured after chopper crash lands (Second Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 9 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda suffered multiple injuries Wednesday when the chopper in which he was travelling with his wife developed a technical snag and ... Read more...

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Karnataka urges PM for massive drought relief package


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 ... Read more...

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Increase productivity, Bengal labour minister urges workers


May 1st, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Observing that industry and labour are complementary to each other, West Bengal Labour Minister Purnendu Bose Tuesday urged workers to strive for increased productivity."Along with the ... Read more...

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Workers in Delhi demand better pay on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Demanding better remuneration and abolition of anti-worker policies of the government, the All India Federation for Trade Unions (AIFTU) Tuesday protested in the capital ... Read more...

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Sonia meets Karnataka sect leader, party workers


April 28th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, in a short trip to Karnataka Saturday, met drought-hit villagers, attended a 104-year-old religious leader's birthday celebrations and addressed party ... Read more...

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