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IMG deallocates 8th coal block, Plan panel for privatising mining


September 18th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Tuesday recommended de-allocation of Macherkunda block and deduction of bank guarantees of the Jitpur block and ... Read more...

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Media should avoid sensationalism, says PM (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi/New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday urged the media to avoid sensationalism and rather focus on fair, objective and balanced reporting to ensure the unity ... Read more...

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IMG likely to complete coal report by Sep 15: Bansal


September 13th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing the coal block allocations to private firms is likely to complete its exercise by Sep 15, but "it's a complex job", ... Read more...

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BJP criticises PM over advice to media


September 13th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his remarks that media should avoid sensationalism in its reporting and said ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks not possible: Jairam Ramesh


September 13th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday said the cancelling of coal blocks as demanded by the BJP was not possible and questioned the "silence" of ... Read more...

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Government to cancel four coal blocks to private firms


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Thursday recommended de-allocation of four coal blocks allotted to private companies since they have failed to set ... Read more...

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IMG on coal block allocation to meet again Sep 12


September 10th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) reviewing captive coal mine allocations would meet again Sep 12, the coal ministry said Monday.Twenty-nine companies which were allocated coal blocks ... Read more...

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Ministerial group begins review of coal block companies


September 6th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Thursday began its three-day review of the 58 coal blocks issued show-cause notices earlier for norms violations.The ... Read more...

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Cancelling coal blocks impossible: Congress


September 5th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress-led UPA government Wednesday kept up its offensive against BJP's charges of corruption in the allocation of coal blocks, saying cancelling the ... Read more...

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Facing allegations for being a Jaiswal: Coal minister


September 4th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal Tuesday played to the gallery, saying he was being targeted because of his community and noted that the screening process ... Read more...

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Coal block allocations: Conspiracy behind BJP’s demand, says government


September 4th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government Tuesday said there was a conspiracy behind the Bharatiya Janata Party's demand to cancel 142 coal blocks given during 2006-09 and also ... Read more...

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Government, BJP refuse to bend, parliament crippled (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The logjam over 'coalgate' crippled parliament for the ninth day Monday, with the BJP adamant on the cancellation of the controversial coal mines allocation ... Read more...

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Inter-ministerial group reviews coal block allocations


September 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) An inter-ministerial group (IMG) Monday met to review the status of 58 coal blocks where production is not likely to begin by March 2013.The ... Read more...

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Government rejects BJP’s demands to end parliament logjam


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The government Monday rejected the conditions laid down by the BJP to end the parliament logjam and appealed to it to debate the issue ... Read more...

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Government committed to judicial reforms, says PM


August 18th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Committed to improve the justice delivery system, the government has taken several initiatives, including launching the National Mission for Justice Delivery (NMJD), Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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128 people killed, 6,000 cattle dead in Assam floods


August 8th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Besides the 128 human lives lost in the floods in Assam, over 6,000 cattle perished while 4.5 lakh houses were destroyed and more than ... Read more...

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Deficit monsoon: PM directs weekly monitoring


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With deficient monsoon rains threatening crop plantation in the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday asked all ministries concerned to co-ordinate efforts with state ... Read more...

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Chidambaram expected to head EGoM on spectrum


July 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram could head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom which has been tasked to take crucial decisions on issues ... Read more...

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India may soon export rice to China (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) India may soon be allowed to export rice to China. The assurance from Beijing came when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met here ... Read more...

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‘India can soon export rice to China’


June 21st, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 21 (IANS) India's rice exports to China have been virtually cleared. The assurance from Beijing came when Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met with his ... Read more...

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EGoM fails to decide on ONGC, BHEL stake sales


February 15th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government stumbled in its effort to meet the target of raising Rs.40,000 crore through stake sale in state-owned firms this fiscal as an ... Read more...

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Science can help fight poverty in India: NGO


October 14th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Science and technology-based solutions only can help fight poverty in the world's poorest nations, says an NGO that has taken precisely this approach to tackle the ... Read more...

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Competition check for FDI in pharma will help consumers: CUTS


October 11th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The government's decision to keep a check on the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) and mergers and acquisitions in pharmaceutical sector will benefit ... Read more...

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Inter-ministerial group discusses inflation


September 2nd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) An inter-ministerial group headed by the finance minister's chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu held its meeting Friday to review the situation of inflation, which ... Read more...

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Government plans blanket ban on child labour


August 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.Presently, child labour in ... Read more...

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Guidelines revised on phone tapping


August 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government has revised and streamlined guidelines on telephone interception, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said Tuesday.The minister told the Lok Sabha that ... Read more...

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Eco-friendly hydel projects must for northeast: Minister


July 26th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 26 (IANS) Favouring setting up of hydel projects in the northeastern states, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar Tuesday said these do not adversely ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel on Air India to meet next week: Ravi


July 18th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The group of ministers (GoM) looking into the issue of equity infusion and revival of national carrier Air India met here Monday and has ... Read more...

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Government bound to revive Air India: Official


July 14th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The government is committed to revive Air India, the cash-strapped national carrier, a senior civil aviation ministry official said Thursday."The government is committed to ... Read more...

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Unions to help revive Air India: Minister


July 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday said that talks between his ministry and the unions of Air India were successful and the employees have ... Read more...

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Chidambaram never acknowledged my CWG letters on graft: Aiyar


July 4th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Former sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has blamed former finance minister P. Chidambaram for not taking cognizance of his letters that warned about alleged ... Read more...

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Am aware of Air India’s woes, solution soon: PM


June 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Stating that he was aware of the woes of the state-run Air India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he has asked the ministerial group ... Read more...

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Stricter radiation norms soon for mobile handsets


June 5th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Concerned by the latest World Health Organisations (WHO) study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumours, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin ... Read more...

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‘Decision on foreign equity in multi-brand retail in six months’


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) India's Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu feels the cabinet will take a decision within six months on allowing foreign investment in multi-brand retail trade ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes move to allow FDI in multi-brand retail


May 28th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday strongly opposed any move to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in view of the recommendation ... Read more...

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