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Fruits of independence yet to reach the poor: Akhilesh


August 15th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the tri-colour Wednesday and vowed to develop the state within a stipulated time.Addressing a gathering after hoisting the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh wants to bring Lucknow, Delhi closer


March 21st, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday asked government officials to prepare a blue print to reduce the distance between New Delhi and Lucknow.The directives were ... Read more...

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Japan keen on industrial corridor, freight train in south India


February 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Japan is more keen on building an industrial corridor and the high-speed rail freight corridor between Chennai and Bangalore than the bullet train project, said an ... Read more...

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Six-lane roads to connect India’s metros


September 12th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India's metros -- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai -- will soon be connected through six-lane roads, Minister for Road Transport and Highways C.P. Joshi said ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to announce major investment policies


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) In an attempt to attract fresh investments in technology and industrial sectors, the Tamil Nadu government will soon announce new sector-specific policies, a top official said Friday.He said ... Read more...

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Larsen and Toubro bags UAE orders worth $158 million


December 3rd, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) Engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Friday said its construction division has bagged a contract worth Rs.716 crore (around $158 million) from the UAE to construct ... Read more...

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India seeks World Bank loan for road expansion


November 11th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) India has requested the World Bank to provide $2.96 billion loan for expansion of 3,770 km roads.Road Transport and Highways Minister Kamal Nath held discussions with ... Read more...

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Japan, Tamil Nadu to ink MoU for industrial corridor project


November 8th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 8 (IANS) Japan and the Tamil Nadu government are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the end of this month to take forward the Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridor ... Read more...

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ADB to lend $470 million for Bihar and Maharashtra projects


September 16th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend $300 million to the Bihar government for building nearly 365 km of state highways, new drainage and bridges. The ADB's board ... Read more...

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Asian Development Bank approves $470 mn loans for India


September 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Sep 16 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Thursday that it approved two loans worth $470 million to fund infrastructure and agricultural projects in India. The Manila-based bank said the first loan, ... Read more...

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ADB provides 300 million dollars to Bihar to improve roads, boost growth


September 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Sept.16 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has decided to extend 300 million dollar grant to Bihar for road improvements that will help spur new livelihood opportunities and boost sustainable ... Read more...

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Delhi Traffic Police issues road advisory in view of CWG


September 3rd, 2010 - 9:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Planning extensive restrictions a day prior to the commencement of the trials for special dedicated lanes for the 2010 Commonwealth Games 2010, the Delhi Traffic Police on ... Read more...

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BJP wins Bangalore civic polls, promises slum-free city (Second Lead)


April 5th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday captured power in the Bangalore civic agency for the first time and pledged not to allow new slums in the growing and ... Read more...

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BJP wins Bangalore civic polls (Lead)


April 5th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 5 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Monday captured power in the Bangalore civic agency for the first time and pledged not to allow new slums in the city and ... Read more...

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World Bank loan for improving Tamil Nadu roads


March 31st, 2010 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $50.7 million loan to India for improving quality and sustainability of the road network in Tamil Nadu. Through this, 1,380 km of ... Read more...

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Japan keen to invest in Bihar’s Buddhist circuit


February 19th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) Japan is keen to invest and develop the Buddhist tourism circuit in Bihar, an official in the chief minister's office said here Friday. Japan will invest in Bihar to ... Read more...

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Pro-Vidarbha group terms Rs.10,000 crore package ‘eyewash’


December 24th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), which is lobbying for a separate state of Vidarbha to be carved out of Maharashtra, Thursday dismissed the government's Rs.10,000 crore economic package ... Read more...

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Work begins on Rs.100 crore knowledge park in Orissa


October 25th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25 (IANS) Work on a Rs.100 crore Konark Knowledge Park has begun in Orissa with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Sunday laying the foundation stone for the project, officials said. The park ... Read more...

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Population control can benefit all in the country: Health Minister Azad


July 21st, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): The World Population Day was recently marked across the globe on July 11. But for a country like India, the day held major significance as it faces ... Read more...

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Anil Ambani group to make major foray into cement, airports


July 21st, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure has firmed up plans for a major foray into cement production and expansion of airports across the country, apart from bidding actively for major highways projects, ... Read more...

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73 construction companies in Bihar declared ‘defaulters’


June 6th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 6 (IANS) The Bihar government has declared 73 construction companies, including several prestigious firms engaged in road construction in the state, as "defaulters" after they failed to complete projects on ... Read more...

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A move to decongest Mumbai: 133,00 flats in periphery


June 2nd, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) In a major initiative to decongest Mumbai and provide affordable houses to middle class families, 133,000 flats will be constructed near the city jointly by the development and ... Read more...

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Flats for 43,000 low-income Mumbai families planned


June 2nd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) The city's development authorities and a leading realtor will construct a rental housing project for about 43,000 low-income families, it was announced Tuesday. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development ... Read more...

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Government gives nod to ambitious 1,412 km road projects in north eastern States


January 9th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.9 (ANI): Home Minister P.Chidambaram today said that the Government has approved an ambitious proposal intended at improving road connectivity in Arunachal Pradesh linking all its 16 district headquarters, ... Read more...

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Malay Indians get set for Deepavali spirit and festival


October 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct.11 (ANI): Deepavali may still be two weeks away, but the city''s Little India districts of Brickfields and Jalan Masjid India are already buzzing with the holiday spirit. According ... Read more...

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Japanese bank to fund roads for Bihar’s Buddhist circuit


August 11th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has agreed to fund the construction of 481.20 km of four-lane roads for Bihar's Buddhist tourism circuit, officials said Monday. "JBIC ... Read more...

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National highways in Kerala to be widened


July 25th, 2008 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, July 25 (IANS) The Kerala government said Friday that 837 km of national highways in the state will be widened to four-lane roads. "The project report on this is being prepared ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to buy 3,500 new buses in 2008-09


March 20th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 20 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government would buy 3,500 new buses in 2008-09, Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan said Thursday here. Presenting his third budget in the state assembly, Anbazhagan said: ... Read more...

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