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Congress leaders fume as Badals cosy up to centre (Punjab Newsletter)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The top leadership of the Punjab Congress may still be licking its wounds after its defeat in the assembly elections earlier this year, but the ... Read more...

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India can grow 8-9 percent for 20 years: Montek Ahluwalia


May 18th, 2012 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 18 (IANS) India can grow at between 8 or 9 percent for the next 20 years with a supportive global environment, its Planning Commission's Deputy Chairman Montek ... Read more...

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Rs.14,000 crore annual plan for Punjab approved


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.14,000 crore annual plan (2012-13) for Punjab, marking an increase of 22 percent over the last year (2011-12).The plan was ... Read more...

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Telenor’s failure will hit India’s image: Norwegian minister


May 12th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The failure of Telenor's $3-billion investment in subsidiary Uninor will not only impact India's investment destination image but will also have political repercussions, Norway's Trade ... Read more...

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India, Japan to hold maiden economic dialogue Monday


April 29th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) India and Japan will hold their first economic dialogue and sixth strategic talks Monday that are expected to impart a renewed momentum to burgeoning ... Read more...

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Government decides in favour of R-Power’s coal transfer plan


April 28th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on ultra mega power projects (UMPP) Saturday agreed not to review an earlier decision of allowing Reliance Power ... Read more...

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Montek to push for declaring tea as India’s national drink


April 21st, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 21 (IANS) Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia Saturday assured the tea planters in Assam that he will take up the issue of declaring tea ... Read more...

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Plan panel okays Rs.14,010 crore outlay for Kerala


April 20th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved the 2012-13 annual plan outlay of Rs.14,010 crore for Kerala.There is a substantial increase in the outlay for education, healthcare, ... Read more...

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Government will bring economy back on growth path: Ahluwalia


April 20th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Friday played down the row over Chief Economic Adviser Kaushik Basu's comment on the slow ... Read more...

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Rate cut will stimulate growth: Montek


April 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Reduction of 50 basis points in repurchase (repo) rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would stimulate growth and put the economy back on rail, ... Read more...

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Sikkim gets marginal hike in funds for annual plan (With Images)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a marginal hike in the annual plan outlay for Sikkim at Rs.1,500 crore to help the state step up funds ... Read more...

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PMRDF programme for Maoist-affected districts launched


April 7th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows (PMRDF) programme was formally launched here Saturday with the induction of 156 fellows, who will work in 78 Maoist-affected districts in ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to set up panel to measure poverty


April 7th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 7 (IANS) Facing criticism over the methodology being adopted to measure poverty, the Planning Commission will soon set up a technical committee comprising experts to look into the ... Read more...

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Tripura CM rejects private participation in infrastructure


March 31st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 31 (IANS) The central government and Planning Commission should not insist on private participation in developing infrastructure in the northeastern region, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here ... Read more...

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Private participation vital to expedite development in northeast: Plan panel


March 30th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has asked the northeastern states to encourage private participation in developing both physical and social infrastructure in the ... Read more...

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World Bank chief Zoellick in India Monday


March 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick will begin his fourth official visit to India from Monday to take stock of the efforts to ... Read more...

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Planning Commission approves Himachal plan for next fiscal


March 23rd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday approved a Rs.3,700 crore outlay for Himachal Pradesh for the financial year beginning April 1.A Planning Commission panel headed by Deputy ... Read more...

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Maintain highest levels of nuclear security and safety: PM


March 23rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for maintaining the highest levels of nuclear security and safety to retain public support for harnessing the benefits ... Read more...

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Number of poor should be decided politically: Plan panel member


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Facing flak from several quarters, including various political parties, for releasing new estimates which allegedly underestimate poverty in India, a Planning Commission member Thursday said ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Third Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of poverty - those living on less than Rs.28 per day ... Read more...

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Plan panel in opposition line of fire over poverty norm (Second Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to target the government over the new definition of people living on less than Rs.28 per day in urban ... Read more...

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Good showing gets Rajasthan 22 percent hike in plan outlay


March 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Having exceeded its development targets, Rajasthan Wednesday got a 22 percent increase in plan outlay to Rs.33,500 crore for the next fiscal and asked ... Read more...

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Opposition slams government over poverty norm (Lead)


March 21st, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Opposition parties joined hands Wednesday to put the government on the mat over the new definition of people living on less than Rs.28 per ... Read more...

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Information ministry to vacate 700 MHz spectrum: Sibal


March 5th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Information and Broadcasting (I&B;) Ministry has agreed to vacate the 700 MHz band for fourth-generation (4G) services, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Monday ... Read more...

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Government reviews food security bill


February 29th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Amid concerns about the rising subsidy burden, the government has reviewed the financial implications of the National Food Security Bill which seeks to provide ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh signs pact for rail corridors (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 17 (IANS) Chhattisgarh wants industrial rail corridors in its sprawling northern region that has an estimated 20 percent of India's coal deposits.The government and Indian Railways are set ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh to sign MOU with Railways for new project


February 17th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 17 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government and the Indian Railways are all set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) later this month for setting up industrial rail ... Read more...

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Quartet of ‘great economists’ has failed India: Venkaiah Naidu


January 31st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) A quartet of economists had failed India, where price rise and a slowing economy had severely affected common citizens, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader ... Read more...

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Compromise reached on Unique ID project row (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A compromise formula over identity cards for 1.2 billion Indians was worked out Friday with the government asking both the home ministry and the ... Read more...

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Compromise reached on Unique ID project row


January 27th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A compromise formula over identity cards for 1.2 billion Indians was worked out Friday with the government asking both the home ministry and the ... Read more...

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Chidambaram gives out smart ID cards in Andamans


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Port Blair, Jan 21 (IANS) Amid a silent but raging battle with Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia over the Unique Identification Number project, Home Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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Cabinet to resolve Montek-Chidambaram row over UIDAI


January 20th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday said it will take the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issue to the cabinet next week to resolve its ... Read more...

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GoM to meet on power sector woes, PM offers help (Roundup)


January 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday assured independent power producers that their problems would be taken care of in a time-bound manner and directed ... Read more...

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Factory output rises 5.9 percent; food prices fall (Roundup)


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Industrial output rose by 5.9 percent in November, beating estimates, against 4.74 percent contraction in the previous month, and food prices fell for the ... Read more...

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