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GAAR panel expanded to cover non-resident tax payers


September 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government Saturday expanded the scope of the expert committee on General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) to include all non-resident tax payers, even as the committee ... Read more...

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Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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Strengthen disaster warning mechanism: Home secretary


May 28th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Monday called for cutting down the delays in early warning for disasters to ensure prompt action at the grassroots to ... Read more...

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India keen on long-term fertiliser supplies from Belarus


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India and Belarus Wednesday concluded two-days of foreign office consultations here, during which New Delhi conveyed its interest in a long-term arrangement for potash fertiliser ... Read more...

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Indian envoys to Guyana, Guatemala, Morocco named


February 22nd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) India Wednesday named three new envoys for its missions to Guyana, Guatemala and Morocco.Puran Mal Meena, who is a joint secretary in the external affairs ... Read more...

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Olympics Preparation: Rs.3.57 crore spent on boxers, Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.3.57 crore on the training and foreign exposure of boxers and Rs.4.73 crore on weightlifters under the ... Read more...

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Rs. 14.40 crore spent on shooters’ Olympics preparations


February 1st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.14.40 crore on the training and foreign exposure of shooters under Operation Excellence for London Olympics ... Read more...

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Rs.4.63 crore spent on Olympic preparation for badminton


January 31st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) The union sports ministry has so far spent Rs.4.63 crore on the Olympic preparation of badminton players under Operation Excellence for 2012 London Games.The money has ... Read more...

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Trinidad and Tobago PM in India from Thursday


January 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain/New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar will be in India on a 10-day state visit beginning Thursday, during which she ... Read more...

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Bangladesh recognises NTC as Libya’s interim authority


October 14th, 2011 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday officially recognised the National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya's interim authority."Bangladesh believes that Libya's people will decide its future," a Bangladesh Foreign Ministry release ... Read more...

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AIFF gets to use football facilities at Nehru Stadium


October 5th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will allow the All India Football Federation (AIFF) the use of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for 40 days for ... Read more...

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25 dead in earthquake: Home secretary


September 19th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 25 people have died and over 100 were injured in the 6.8 Richter earthquake that rocked large parts of northern and eastern India, ... Read more...

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Disaster response teams deployed in flood-hit Assam


July 17th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) With the water having touched the danger level in the Brahmaputra in some areas of Assam, the central government has deployed teams of the National ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to clean the Ganga


June 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) India will sign an agreement with the World Bank Tuesday for a $801-million loan to fund cleaning up of the Ganga, whose pollution levels have ... Read more...

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Paramilitary recruitment rules’ relaxation now for entire Jammu and Kashmir


April 23rd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government Friday extended to the whole of Jammu and Kashmir the relaxation in rules for recruitment of personnel to central paramilitary forces (CPMFs) following ... Read more...

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Sunil Kumar Lal is new ambassador to Spain


March 28th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Sunil Kumar Lal, joint secretary in the external affairs ministry here, was Monday appointed India's next ambassador to Spain.Lal will replace Sujata Mehta in Madrid. ... Read more...

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Italian envoy summoned over turban row (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A day after golfer Jeev Milkha Singh's coach was forced to remove his turban a second time at the Milan airport during a security ... Read more...

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Azad meets Bill, Melinda Gates


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday met software billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda, and urged them to continue their support for the fourth phase ... Read more...

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Task force to strengthen Indian pharma industry


March 15th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) A 12-member task force that will evolve strategies for making India a hub for drug discovery and research was set up under the chairmanship of ... Read more...

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Air India to run 11 all-women crew flights on Women’s Day (Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) National carrier Air India will operate 11 flights with an all-women's crew on International Women's Day Tuesday, including an ultra-long haul service, an airline ... Read more...

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First batch of evacuees from Libya reach Delhi


February 27th, 2011 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The first batch of nearly 300 Indians evacuated from the strife-torn north African nation of Libya landed here in a special Air India flight close to midnight ... Read more...

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First batch of evacuees from Libya reaching Delhi midnight (Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The first batch of Indians evacuated from the strife-torn north African nation of Libya will land here in a special Air India flight close to midnight Saturday, ... Read more...

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UNLF chairman, 18 other separatists formally charged


February 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has formally charged United National Liberation Front's (UNLF) chairman R.K. Meghen and 18 other Manipur separatists for anti-national activities, extortion and attempts ... Read more...

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Home Ministry advisory to states: Be sensitive with inquiries about Kashmir origin residents


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.3 (ANI): The Home Ministry has issued an advisory to state governmentes and Union Territories to be more sensitive while making inquiries about residents from Jammu and Kashmir.A ministry release ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to get $63 mn loan from Kuwait


January 31st, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Bangladesh will receive $63 million in loan from Kuwait for help in a power project and to achieve food security in the country, a statement said.The Kuwait Fund ... Read more...

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Special plane to bring back Indians from Egypt (Lead)


January 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) India Sunday sent a special Air India flight to Cairo to bring back Indians wanting to return home from Egypt that is caught up in a political ... Read more...

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Govt. excludes Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from ‘Protected Area’ for foreigners


December 31st, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): The Central Government has now decided to exclude the entire area of the States of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland from the 'Protected Area' regime notified under the ... Read more...

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‘Regional Coordination Mechanism’ among north eastern states has become operational: Govt.


December 16th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Government on Thursday said the Regional Coordination Mechanism to facilitate 24x7 sharing and follow-up of information among the north eastern states has become operational.The Home Ministry release ... Read more...

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Situation in J-K has improved in 2010, says Home Ministry


December 16th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.16 (ANI): The Government on Thursday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed a revival of stone pelting and attacks on security forces, has improved during the year."The ... Read more...

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Classical musicians meet PM, seek funds to promote arts


December 8th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A delegation of Carnatic and Hindustani clasical musicians met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Wednesday and demanded corporate and public sector funds for the promotion of ... Read more...

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S. Ravi Shankar to head Border Roads


October 27th, 2010 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Lieutenant General S. Ravi Shankar Wednesday was appointed the 21st Director General of Border Roads, the defence ministry said.Before joining Border Roads, he was serving as additional ... Read more...

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Azad urges nations to raise family welfare funds


October 26th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged all countries to increase their allocation of funds for family welfare programmes and called for greater commitment ... Read more...

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CWG gold medallist Krishna Poonia thanks C.P. Joshi


October 13th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India's Commonwealth Games gold medallist in discus throw Krishna Poonia Wednesday called on Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister C.P. Joshi and thanked him for his "constant ... Read more...

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Deora announces cash incentive for medal winners


October 3rd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora has announced cash incentives of Rs.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh for Indian medal winners at the Commonwealth Games.The minister announced ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Express to reach Delhi Wednesday


September 28th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Commonwealth Express, showcasing the glorious history and salient features of the upcoming Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, is returning to Delhi Wednesday after enthralling ... Read more...

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