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12th Plan growth projection lowered to 8.2 percent


September 14th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission has lowered its estimate of annual average economic growth rate for the 12th Plan period (2012-13 to 2017-18) to 8.2 percent, from ... Read more...

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India’s inflation soars to 7.55 percent in August (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Driven by a sharp increase in food prices, inflation rose to 7.55 percent in August from 6.87 percent in July, government data showed Friday.The more-than-expected ... Read more...

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Kerala development model is sustainable: Experts


September 12th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Panelists at the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect conference here Wednesday agreed that investment by the state in delivering healthcare and education to achieve higher human ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief


August 25th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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‘Education, skill development top priority of 12th Plan’


August 6th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Education and skill development would be the "overriding priority" of the 12th Five Year Plan even as India's current slow economic growth rate might affect total ... Read more...

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Economic growth will fall below 6 percent: Kaushik Basu


July 31st, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India's economic growth will fall below 6 percent in the first half of the current fiscal but would pick up thereafter and inflation would moderate ... Read more...

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Indian economy to grow 6 to 6.5 percent in 2012-13: Montek


July 31st, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Indian economy is expected to grow by 6 to 6.5 percent in the current financial year and would take at least two years to reverse ... Read more...

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Prime Minister reviews food security amid rain concerns


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reviewed food management in the country with senior cabinet colleagues in the wake of a deficient monsoon and the ... Read more...

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Plan panel approves Rs.57,800 crore for Uttar Pradesh


July 18th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Planning Commission Wednesday approved a Rs.57,800 crore outlay for Uttar Pradesh for the 2012-13 fiscal.The annual plan package is of Rs.57,000 crore, while Rs.800 ... Read more...

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Inflation eases to 7.25 percent; food prices remain high (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to a five-month low of 7.25 percent in June as compared to 7.55 percent in the previous month, but general food ... Read more...

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India questions Obama views on economic reforms


July 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The government Monday questioned US President Barack Obama's perception of India's economic reality and asserted that policy making is a "sovereign" right of the ... Read more...

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Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

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Rs.7,300 crore plan for Kashmir for 2012-13


July 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 13 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a record Rs.7,300 crore annual plan for Jammu and Kashmir for 2012-13."This is the highest ever plan allocation for any ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises in May but recovery probability low (Second Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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Industrial output rises by 2.4 percent in May (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by 2.4 percent in May as against 0.9 percent contraction in the previous month, led by rebound in manufacturing and electricity ... Read more...

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Nine percent growth not possible in 12th Plan: Montek


July 6th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) It is not possible to achieve 9 percent economic growth during the 12th Five Year Plan period that began April 1, 2012, Planning Commission ... Read more...

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Sweltering Delhi to get monsoon rains this week (Second Lead)


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) As the capital continued to bake in the searing heat, the weatherman Monday held out hope of pre-monsoon showers over the next two days and the ... Read more...

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PM directs steps to revive growth and reverse pessimism (Roundup)


June 27th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday asked the policy planning and finance ministry officials to take immediate steps to improve the economy and reverse ... Read more...

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India raises overseas investment limit in government bonds (Roundup)


June 25th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) In a bid to prop up the battered rupee, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday hiked the limit of overseas investments in government ... Read more...

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Disconnect among government, RBI: BJP


June 18th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Slamming the government for "mismanagement" of the economy, the Bharatiya Janata Party said Monday the Reserve Bank of India's decision to keep lending rates ... Read more...

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‘India more vulnerable, World in deep trouble’ (Roundup)


June 18th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) India has far less ammunition now than in 2008 to contain the fallout if the current global economic instability precipitates, Indian interlocutors have ... Read more...

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‘World in deep trouble, India more vulnerable’


June 18th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 18 (IANS) If the current global economic instability precipitates, India has far less ammunition now, than in 2008, to contain its fallout, Indian interlocutors said ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's possible ... Read more...

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Manmohan leaves Saturday for key summits in Mexico, Brazil (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With the political uncertainties of the last days having almost blown over and the party solidly behind him as prime minister, Manmohan Singh leaves ... Read more...

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After Pranab who, ponders Congress


June 15th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) With Pranab Mukherjee being named the UPA's candidate for president, avid speculation on who would replace him began almost immediately in the Congress Friday.Mukherjee's ... Read more...

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Flushing public funds: now, the Goa toilet story


June 9th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) The Planning Commission has drawn flak for spending Rs.35 lakh on two toilets in its Yojana Bhavan headquarters. But when it comes to the 'economics of ... Read more...

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India, US to hold strategic dialogue, Iran high on agenda


June 8th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India and the US will hold their third strategic dialogue June 13 that will see the two countries expand their cooperation across the spectrum, ... Read more...

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Both home ministry, UIDAI to gather data, cabinet decides


June 7th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday discussed a fresh row between the home ministry and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and decided both will ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa dismayed by plan allocation


June 4th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday expressed her dismay at the process of finalising the annual plan allocation for her state by the Planning ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa seeks Rs.300 crore for housing in Kudankulam


June 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged New Delhi to provide Rs.300 crore separately to build basic infrastructure for people living around the ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Second Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8-9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, the Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Friday.He ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent despite challenges: Montek (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at 8 to 9 percent for the next 20 years despite many domestic challenges, Indian Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

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