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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM


September 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and ... Read more...

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US federal government has $69.6 bn deficit


August 11th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) The US federal government registered a budget deficit of about $69.6 billion in July, bringing the total budget gap for the first 10 months of this ... Read more...

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CPI-M opposes amendment of MNREGA


July 18th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday opposed the reported attempt to amend the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act that it said will hit hard millions of ... Read more...

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US federal deficit narrows


July 13th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 13 (IANS) The US federal government registered a budget deficit of about $59.7 billion in June, sharply lower than the previous month, the US treasury department reported. The ... Read more...

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US budget deficit hits $198 bn in March


April 12th, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) The US federal government has registered a budget deficit of about $198 billion in March, the second largest monthly budget gap in the current fiscal ... Read more...

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Budget hike for social sector garners mixed response


March 17th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Representatives from civil society and non-governmental organisations Saturday welcomed the 45 percent hike in investment on women and child development adding that funding gaps ... Read more...

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US reports $232 bn budget deficit


March 13th, 2012 - 4:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced Monday that the federal government registered a $231.7-billion budget deficit in February.This marked the biggest monthly budget imbalance in history, and ... Read more...

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US federal budget deficit drops to $27.4 bn


February 11th, 2012 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US federal government reported a budget deficit of $27.4 billion in January, the US Treasury Department said Friday.The figure is sharply lower than the reading ... Read more...

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US deficit at $86 bn in December, 2011


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) The US has reported a budgetary deficit of nearly $86 billion in December, 2011.This takes the deficit in the first three months of the 2011-12 fiscal ... Read more...

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Spanish king’s son-in-law a suspect in corruption case


December 30th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) Inaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was named Thursday as a suspect in a judicial probe of a foundation he once headed.Fortythree-year-old Urdangarin, who ... Read more...

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US federal budget deficit reaches $137 bn in November


December 13th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US federal government reported a budget deficit of $137.3 billion in November, the US Treasury Department announced Monday. That brought the total budget deficit of the ... Read more...

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US economy to strengthen in near term: Federal Reserve


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The near-term projection for the pace of growth of the US economy was revised up due to the recent positive data on consumer spending and business ... Read more...

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US budget deficit hits $98 bn


November 11th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) The US federal government's budget deficit increased to $98.5 billion in October, the treasury department said Thursday.In September, it was $64.57 billion.The deficit remains extraordinarily ... Read more...

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Funds for northeast’s development approved


August 12th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) To make funds available for projects critical to the development of northeastern states, the union cabinet Thursday approved a proposal for introducing a new ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm approves $225 bn investment plan through 2015


July 24th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras has approved $224.7 billion in investment outlays for the 2011-15 period.The majority - $127.5 billion - will be allocated ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves comprehensive mission document of national water mission


April 6th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the comprehensive mission document of the national water mission.The national water mission is one of the eight national missions, which ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy faces considerable challenges: ADB


April 6th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Manila, April 6(ANI): Pakistan's economy faces considerable challenges, and though recently falling, its still high inflation may well accelerate, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned in a new report.In its annual ... Read more...

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Wasnik expresses concern over low conviction rate for cases of atrocities against SC/STs


March 26th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 26(ANI): Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Mukul Wasnik, has expressed concern over low conviction rate for cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/STs).Speaking here today ... Read more...

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PM’s ‘New 15 Point Programme’ focuses on development in minority areas


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Minister of State for Minority Affairs Vincent H. Pala has said that 15 percent of targets and outlays under various schemes included in the Prime Minister's 'New ... Read more...

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Unrest in Libya, Middle East proves costly for Russian arms industry


March 5th, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Mar. 5 (ANI): Cancelled arms sales are likely to cost Russia upwards of 10 billion dollars due to the unrest in Libya and in other Middle Eastern countries.Russia is expected to ... Read more...

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Budget will hurt households: Naveen Patnaik


February 28th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) The general budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has failed to address the core concerns of the people and will hurt households, Orissa Chief Minister Naveen ... Read more...

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Balanced Budget will promote inclusive growth: Chidambaram


February 28th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has complimented Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee for presenting a good and balanced budget, saying that it will promote inclusive growth."We are ... Read more...

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J.K Finance Minister expects good grant from federal budget


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Feb.22 (ANI): Abdul Rahim Rather, has said that he is expecting several plan outlays and grants for his state in the proposed federal budget.He expects the Central Government to address all ... Read more...

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Goa Inc quotes Chidambaram to remind Kamat about failed promises


January 25th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Goa's industry captains, in their pre-budget memorandum to Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, have attached a quote on failed promises from former finance minister P. Chidambaram's budget speech ... Read more...

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Opposition to raise graft issues during winter session


November 8th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The winter session of parliament beginning Tuesday is expected to be stormy with the opposition deciding to pin the government down on the issue of corruption ... Read more...

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Opposition to raise corruption issues in parliament


November 7th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Opposition parties have decided to raise the issue of corruption during parliament's winter session beginning Tuesday and will try to pin down the government on controversies ... Read more...

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Bihar now building one bridge a day, connecting people


August 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Bihar, now ranked among the fastest-growing Indian states with an enviable expansion of 16.59 percent last fiscal, has been building one bridge each working day ... Read more...

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BJP wants probe into execution of Games projects


July 31st, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Vijay Goel Friday demanded a judicial probe into the alleged corruption in execution of Commonwealth Games projects. Referring to reports ... Read more...

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US has spent $1 trillion on wars since 9/11


July 21st, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) The United States has spent more than $1 trillion on wars since the Sep 11, 2001, terror attacks, making it the second most expensive war in US history ... Read more...

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Foreign firms retain business confidence in Spain


July 16th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 70 percent of the foreign companies operating in Spain plan to maintain or increase their staff and investment in 2011, even though a key indicator of ... Read more...

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Governments’ approach to CAG reports ’sluggish’: Meira Kumar


July 5th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Monday criticised the "sluggish" approach of the central and state governments towards the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) reports and underlined ... Read more...

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Spanish PM for higher taxes on the rich


May 27th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said that his government will unveil "in the coming weeks" the details of a proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest ... Read more...

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Spain plans $23 bn investment in rail, road projects


April 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 8 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish government plans to launch transportation projects valued at 17 billion euros ($22.7 billion) over the course of this year and 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez ... Read more...

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With growth back, India budgets income tax relief, higher excise (Intro Roundup)


February 26th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India Friday proposed a sizeable tax relief for individuals but hiked excise rates and minimum alternate tax in the Rs.11,08,749-crore ($221.75 billion) budget for ... Read more...

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With growth back, India budgets income tax relief, higher excise (Roundup)


February 26th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India Friday proposed a sizeable tax relief for individuals but hiked excise and minimum alternate tax in the Rs.11,08,749-crore ($221.75 billion) budget for 2010-11 ... Read more...

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