local governments

‘Digital Super Highway’ launched for panchayats in Kerala


September 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Technology-driven governance got a major boost in Kerala with a 'Digital Super Highway', enabling unlimited data sharing between panchayats in a secure mode, becoming a reality ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Chinese officials being grilled on live TV


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Facing public grilling on live television can be a tough experience for officials, but some Chinese local governments think it might be an effective measure to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Armyworm outbreak threatens China grain output


August 14th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 14 (IANS) The armyworm outbreak in China's key grain producing areas has posed a major threat to the corn and rice crops this year, authorities said Tuesday.The agriculture ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China tax collection down


July 25th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Government tax collections in China have decreased in the first half of 2012, the finance ministry said.Collection of taxes related to personal income and real estate ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

In China, volunteer lawyers helping the poor


July 15th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 15 (IANS)In a drive worth emulating by lawyers in other parts of the world, volunteer lawyers and law students have come forward in China to offer assistance to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dedicated zones to boost electronics manufacture


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The government will set up dedicated zones to boost manufacturing of electronics products in the country.The union cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal to offer financial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to improve food safety in three years


July 4th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 4 (IANS) China seems to be working towards ensuring noticeable improvement in food safety in the country.On Tuesday, the State Council announced a decision to markedly improve food ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

WHO warns against tobacco industry pushing sales


May 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged governments in Southeast Asia to beware of the tobacco industry's interference in tobacco control programme by targeting the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India, UAE to work together to counter piracy


May 18th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will work together to counter maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden, for which the two sides will ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘China requires better family planning over migration’


April 14th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 14 (IANS) Chinese authorities believe their country requires a better family planning due to a consistent rise in migrants' population.A senior family planning official has admitted that China's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Chinese local governments to use legal software


April 11th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) In a crackdown on violation of intellectual property rights and use of fake computer products, all provincial governments across China have been ordered to use authorised ... Read more...

Posted in World |

iPads could replace books in China school


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 3 (IANS) Students in a Chinese school may soon carry iPads instead of books to their classrooms as the management is planning to allow the use of the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China’s fiscal revenue up


March 12th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) China's national fiscal revenue rose 13.1 percent year-on-year to 2.09 trillion yuan ($330.27 billion) in the first two months, the Ministry of Finance said Monday.The annual ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

China to continue proactive fiscal, prudent monetary policies


March 5th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 5 (IANS) China will continue to follow a proactive fiscal policy and a prudent monetary policy in 2012 and make policies more targeted, flexible and forward-looking, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China to expand government procurement program


February 11th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) China will expand its government procurement program this year to boost economic reforms, the finance ministry said Friday.China will negotiate for entry to the Government Procurement ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s 2011 fiscal revenue hits $1.64 trillion


January 20th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) China's fiscal revenue grew 24.8 percent year-on-year to hit a record high of 10.37 trillion yuan ($1.64 trillion) in 2011, said the finance ministry Friday.Of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Willing to help develop northeastern region’


January 6th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Expressing hope that entrepreneurs would explore business opportunities in the northeastern region, Minister for Development of Northeast Region Paban Singh Ghatowar Friday said the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

China cuts railway budget


December 24th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 24 (IANS) China has earmarked 400 billion yuan ($63 billion) for railway development in 2012, about a 15 percent drop compared to 469 billion yuan in 2011.The spending ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hazare threatens to fast in jail if venue not given (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegaon Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 23 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday threatened to protest in jail if he was not given a venue for his fast from Dec 27 for a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India, Switzerland to cooperate in local governance


December 12th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India and Switzerland signed an agreement on Monday to increase their cooperation for strengthening local governance.The agreement aims at "establishing projects to encourage transference of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`China’s fiscal revenues to surpass budget this year’


December 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) China's total fiscal revenues this year will exceed the annual budget of 9.122 trillion yuan ($1.44 trillion) due to an increased tax intake, said a minister. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China likely to relax property policies in 2012


November 20th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) China is likely to loosen its restrictions on the country's property market in the third quarter of next year, as plummeting prices could slow the growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Trust crises between officials, people: Chinese daily


November 3rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) Cases of "trust crises" between local officials and people could undermine the Communist Party of China's (CPC) ability to govern, warned the People's Daily, the Communist ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN to help empower elected women in Karnataka


September 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women Wednesday said it will work with the Karnataka government to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Creative policies needed to resolve Kashmiri alienation: Wajahat Habibullah (Interview)


September 7th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A placid summer and a peaceful Ramzan should have been the endgame of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir but the sense of "alienation is too ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kashmir, Mao, free spirit, join forces on book shelf (IANS Books This Week)


August 25th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The books on the shelf this week are mercurial: serious and thought-provoking, yet fun.1. "My Kashmir: The Dying of the Light"; Written by Wajahat Habibullah; ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

China issues judicial rule for government transparency


August 13th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has issued a regulation to standardise trial procedures for the country's increasing number of government information disclosure cases in a bid ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US jobless rate dips to 9.1 percent in July


August 5th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) The US unemployment rate edged down to 9.1 percent in July from 9.2 percent in June, the Labour Department said Friday.The non-farm sector added 117,000 new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China disasters affected 430 mn people in 2010


July 22nd, 2011 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 22 (IANS) Various disasters in China affected over 430 million people last year, according to a government report.A total of 7,844 people were dead or missing, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

China to build ten mn affordable houses


July 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) China intends to start building 10 million units of affordable housing before October, of which four million units are to be completed this year.The People's Daily ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ethnic discrimination a nationwide problem : Medvedev


July 6th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday ethnic discrimination was a problem being faced in the entire country not just in certain Russian regions."We have problems ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Commonwealth Games Federation impressed with Hambantota


July 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Hambantota has boosted its chances of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, following a visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission here last week.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Crackdown on illegal mining in China


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 2 (IANS) China has ordered a clampdown on mining activities at unauthorised places after many people died in accidents in such facilities, Xinhua reported Saturday.China's top work safety ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lack of funds hits China’s affordable housing


June 29th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Lack of funding has hit China's affordable housing project that would have seen the construction of 10 million homes this year, a media report said.Peoples Daily ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s local government debts over 10 trillion yuan


June 27th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China announced the size of its local governments' debts for the first time Monday -- it totals 10.72 trillion yuan ($1.66 trillion). Liu Jiayi, the auditor-general ... Read more...

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