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India should not suffer grid collapse: Deveshwar


August 1st, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) ITC chairman Y.C. Deveshwar said Wednesday India should not suffer a transmission grid collapse like the one witnessed a day ago."We should not have this ... Read more...

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Chidambaram new finance minister, Shinde gets home


July 31st, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Home Minister P.Chidambaram is India's new finance minister, while his cabinet colleague Sushilkumar Shinde will take charge of the home ministry, a Rashtrapati Bhavan ... Read more...

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IMF chief Lagarde to face financial deal probe


August 4th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) A French court is to probe International Monetary Fund's new head Christine Lagarde for abuse of authority while she was France's finance minister.Lagarde is accused of ... Read more...

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Hooda reshuffles portfolios of top ministers (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday reshuffled his cabinet, making Harmohinder Singh Chatha the new finance minister, in place of Ajay Singh Yadav, who will ... Read more...

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Hooda reshuffles portfolios of top ministers


June 14th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday reshuffled his cabinet, making Harmohinder Singh Chatha the new finance minister, instead of Ajay Singh Yadav, who will now ... Read more...

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Rajiv Kumar appointed new FICCI secretary general


May 23rd, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Leading industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Monday announced the appointment of Rajiv Kumar as its new secretary general after ... Read more...

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Don’t change our pro-people policies, CPI-M warns Chandy


May 19th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) A day after the Oommen Chandy-led government took over, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders attacked it Thursday on various issues and warned that "the pro-people ... Read more...

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Amit Mitra: Industry lobbyist to Bengal finance minister?


May 13th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) He has rubbed shoulders with the top honchos of India Inc for 17 years. But high-profile industry lobbyist Amit Mitra seemed set for a ... Read more...

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Tepid changes made cabinet reshuffle a non-event (Comment)


January 22nd, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Although a cabinet reshuffle usually arouses more hope than what it fulfils, it is still awaited with eager anticipation because of the promise of a new beginning. This ... Read more...

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Kiran Kumar not to have deputy chief minister (Night Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Wednesday night allocated portfolios to 39 ministers who were inducted into the cabinet earlier in the day but surprisingly ... Read more...

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A woman is Punjab’s new finance minister (Second Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Less than a week after Manpreet Singh Badal was sacked as the finance minister of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday named a woman, Upinderjit Kaur, to ... Read more...

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Punjab’s woman finance minister is professor, author


October 20th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Probably the only woman to be finance minister of an Indian state, Punjab's new finance minister Upinderjit Kaur holds a doctorate in economics, has been a professor at ... Read more...

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A woman is Punjab’s new finance minister (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Less than a week after Manpreet Singh Badal was sacked as the finance minister of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday named a woman, Upinderjit Kaur, to ... Read more...

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Akali Dal expels Manpreet Badal from party (Lead)


October 20th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Wednesday expelled former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal, a nephew of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, from the primary membership of the party. ... Read more...

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Upinderjit Kaur is new Punjab finance minister


October 20th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Less than a week after Manpreet Singh Badal was sacked as the finance minister of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday said Upinderjit Kaur will be the ... Read more...

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Jharkhand government transfers IAS officials


June 16th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 16 (IANS) In a major reshuffle, the Jharkhand government Wednesday effected transfers of five Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officials. A government notification said that Rajbala Verma, who was finance commissioner, has ... Read more...

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Jaguar Land Rover secures 500 mn pound funding: report


October 7th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the troubled British carmaker, has secured 500 million pounds of new finance, including a 175 million pound loan from the State Bank of ... Read more...

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Nepal PM expands cabinet under siege


July 3rd, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) Given only a couple more weeks by the Maoists and unable to table the budget in parliament due to their opposition, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal ... Read more...

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Markets in green again, Sensex gains 186 points (Lead)


May 28th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Indian equities markets made gains for the second consecutive day Thursday, with a key index ending trade over 186 points higher than its previous close. The 30-scrip ... Read more...

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Pranab Mukherjee assumes charge as Finance Minister


May 25th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI); Pranab Mukherjee on Monday assumed his charge as the new Finance Minister.Mukherjee was welcomed by the Finance Secretary, Revenue Secretary, Expenditure Secretary, Disinvestment Secretary, CEA, Chairman, ... Read more...

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Nepal gets new three-member communist cabinet (Second Lead)


May 25th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) Veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal dispensed with god but kept the traditional Nepali attire Monday to take oath of office and secrecy at the head ... Read more...

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Ashok Chawla appointed on State Bank board


May 14th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) The country's largest lender, the State Bank of India, Thursday said it had appointed Finance Secretary Ashok Chawla as a director on its board. The appointment became effective ... Read more...

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Ashok Chawla new finance secretary, Brahma power secretary


May 12th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The government Tuesday appointed Economic Affairs Secretary Ashok Chawla as the new finance secretary and H.S. Brahma as power secretary. Brahma was serving as a special secretary at ... Read more...

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Indian origin man tipped to be South Africa’s finance minister


May 5th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg, May 5 (IANS) Indian origin Pravin Gordhan, who has won international acclaim for transforming South Africa's revenue services, is likely to be inducted as the new finance minister in ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe dollar no longer in use: Minister


March 19th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, March 19 (Xinhua) Zimbabwe's new Finance Minister Tendai Biti Wednesday indicated that the country's national currency Zimbabwe dollar is no longer in use, New Ziana reported. Presenting a revised 2009 Budget ... Read more...

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Arun Ramanathan India’s new finance secretary


September 23rd, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The government has appointed Arun Ramanathan as the new finance secretary in the ministry of finance, an official statement said here Tuesday."The appointments committee of the cabinet ... Read more...

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Malay Indian party urges authorities to arrest anyone who raises racial issues


September 19th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (ANI): The Malaysian Indian Congress has urged the authorities to arrest anyone who raises issues related to religion and race that can trigger racial problems.The government must ... Read more...

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Nepal begins identifying Indians in flood relief camps


August 29th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) As Nepal's flooded Saptakoshi river continued unleashing havoc in southern Nepal as well as India's Bihar state across the border and the number of homeless victims crossed several ... Read more...

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Zardari asks PM not to accept PML-N ministers’ resignations


May 13th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 13 (ANI): Following PML-N's decision to walk out of the Pakistan coalition government last evening, PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has asked Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani not to ... Read more...

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PPP-led Gilani govt to expose Musharraf regimes economic mismanagement


April 11th, 2008 - 11:30 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): The new PPP-led government in Pakistan has decided to form a parliamentary committee to expose how the Pervez Musharrafs regime had misled the country through lies and ... Read more...

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Musharraf regime fudged figures, pushed Pakistan into economic crisis: Ishaq Dar


April 10th, 2008 - 9:59 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 10 (ANI): Pakistans new Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has claimed that the Musharraf regime presented false figures about the economy and created mess on the economic front. He said ... Read more...

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Poverty in Pak increased by 40 pc during Musharraf regime: Ishaq Dar


April 4th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharrafs eight-year regime beginning October 1999 plunged the country into poverty, which is said to have increased by nearly 40 percent during the said ... Read more...

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