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Akhilesh writes to PM on power project delays


August 31st, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday shot off two letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his help in expediting BHEL's power projects in ... Read more...

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India needs to upgrade its museums, says Shelja


August 30th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India needs to modernise and upgrade its museums by employing state-of-the-art technology to make them more interactive and interesting for the public, union Culture Minister ... Read more...

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Bengal moves to recover WBIDC loans


August 7th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) In an attempt to recover around Rs.500 crore in outstanding loans of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC), the state government Monday said it ... Read more...

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China can learn from India’s blackout, says daily


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 8 (IANS) China can use the blackout in India to reflect on its own problems since it is also facing a developing bottleneck, said a state-run Chinese daily ... Read more...

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Chiranjeevi, Naidu blame railway’s negligence for disaster


July 30th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Congress MP K. Chiranjeevi and Telugu Desam party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu blamed the negligence by the railways for Monday's train disaster at Nellore.Both the ... Read more...

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Update on new technologies, IAF officers advised


July 9th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With the Indian Air Force (IAF) all set to add new assets worth several crores of rupees in the coming years, officers and airmen ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to modernise its checkposts


July 7th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Saturday ordered the modernisation of 36 checkposts of state commercial tax department at an outlay of Rs.33.36 crore.In a statement here, ... Read more...

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Japanese offer to develop Uttar Pradesh infrastructure


July 5th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) A delegation of Japanese businessmen met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday and expressed interest in working with the state in infrastructure areas such as ... Read more...

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Political murders have come down in West Bengal: Mamata


June 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Claiming that political murders have come down in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lambasted the opposition Left Front for ruining the ... Read more...

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Tough days ahead for new Indian Army chief (News Analysis)


May 31st, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) He surmounted blistering attacks and challenges to his elevation but Gen Bikram Singh, who Thursday assumed command of the 1.13 million strong Indian Army has ... Read more...

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Russia to boost scientific research : Putin


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will spend 2.5 percent of its GDP to boost scientific research, a plan which will see scientists contributing to ... Read more...

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Kolkata airport’s new terminal operational by October


May 9th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) The new terminal of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, which is being constructed under the modernization plan of the airport, is scheduled ... Read more...

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‘New Kolkata airport to be ready in three-four months’


April 30th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union ... Read more...

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SAIL pays government Rs.425.36 crore interim dividend (With Image)


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) State-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) Tuesday paid Rs.425.36 crore as interim dividend to the government for its 85.82 percent holding in the ... Read more...

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RBI mulling doubling coins: Pranab


March 31st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) plans to double the existing number of coins to 12 billion pieces ... Read more...

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Ireland, China to have closer cooperation


March 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Wednesday his country intends to intensify its cooperation with China. The two countries have agreed to forge a strategic partnership ... Read more...

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Army chief didn’t want to pursue bribe offer case: Antony (Roundup)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday admitted that army chief Gen. V.K. Singh informed him about Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh offering a bribe of ... Read more...

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Army chief didn’t want to pursue bribe matter: Antony (Second Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony admitted Tuesday that army chief Gen. V.K. Singh informed him about Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh offering a bribe of ... Read more...

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Army chief didn’t want to pursue bribe matter: Antony (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said army chief Gen. V.K. Singh did inform him about Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh offering a bribe of Rs.14 ... Read more...

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India hikes defence spending by 13 percent (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India Friday raised its military spending to Rs.1,93,407 crore ($38.6 billion/Rs.1.93 trillion), a 13 percent increase, to further push the fast-paced modernisation of its ... Read more...

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Indian Railways to borrow $3.3 bn from market in 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways plans to borrow Rs.15,000 crore (about $3.33 billion) from the market, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, presenting the railway budget for 2012-13 ... Read more...

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Russia’s defence ministry to spend $3 mn on website


March 8th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry will spend 90 million rubles (around $3 million) to revamp its website, which earlier came under government scrutiny over alleged theft ... Read more...

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Resources required to meet objectives: Railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday underlined that enormous resources would be required to meet the objectives of safety, development and modernisation of the Indian Railways."The Indian ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets upgraded F-16s from Turkey


February 25th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has received three F-16 fighter jets after the aircraft were upgraded in Turkey.The aircraft were sent to the Turkish Aerospace ... Read more...

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Trivedi awaits report on modernisation of railways


February 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Tuesday said he was awaiting a report from Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime minister on public infrastructure, information and innovations, ... Read more...

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Australian players fear state boards may thwart CA reforms


February 3rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 3 (IANS) Australian cricketers fear that some of the state boards may block the much needed reforms in Cricket Australia (CA).As CA gears up for its first major ... Read more...

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Defence modernisation in 2011: What’s done & what’s not (With Defence modernisation: Critical deals materialised, others faced time overruns)


December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Here's the lowdown on what India accomplished in its defence modernisation and procurement plans in 2011 and what it could not complete.What Was Done:* Deal ... Read more...

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Six international airlines keen to fly from Kolkata


December 26th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata Dec 26 (IANS) Six international airlines, including British Airways and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, have evinced interest in flying to and from Kolkata, union Minister of State for Urban ... Read more...

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Sowing seeds of change in jail premises


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Aiming to generate income and also improve the landscape within prison premises, the government has decided to use large tracts of land in Indian jails ... Read more...

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India spent $7 bn on army procurements since 2007


December 21st, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) India spent a total of Rs.34,517 crore (nearly $7 billion) on army procurements in the four years since 2007, the parliament was informed Wednesday.Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Kolkata literary fest to honour Tagore


December 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2012 will celebrate the 150th and centenary birth anniversaries of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, respectively, ... Read more...

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Loan for Tirupur’s effluent treatment plants


December 16th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has ordered release of a Rs.127.40 crore interest-free loan for modernisation of 15 common effluent treatment plants in and around ... Read more...

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New Tagore complexes to come up


December 13th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government has received 30 proposals for setting up new Tagore cultural complexes and renovating existing ones to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Coast Guard to get more funds for 2012-27


December 9th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) With the manifold increase in the Indian Coast Guard's (ICG) responsibility since the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the government has decided to enhance its budgetary ... Read more...

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Russia-Cuba to sign deal to make rifle ammunition


December 1st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Cuba plan to sign a contract to build an assembly line in Cuba for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov and other assault rifles ... Read more...

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