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Kochi Startup Village to have 2,000 IT firms


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said that in three years, 2,000 IT firms will be incubated at the Startup Village in Kochi, which has already ... Read more...

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Kerala plans cargo movement through coastal shipping


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to decongest the state roads, diverting at least 20 percent of the cargo traffic through coastal shipping by 2015 and 40 percent ... Read more...

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Involve people in public-private-partnership model: Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The involvement of people - the fourth P in the public-private-partnership model - is important in developing infrastructure, union minister Kumari Selja said at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

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Laptops: Window to the world in rural schools (With images)


September 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Khairat (Maharashtra), Sep 6 (IANS) For Walter Bender, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, watching 20 children display great familiarity and skills with their XO laptops at a ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s expressway to Taj cuts run from Delhi to 150 minutes (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The $2.4 billion Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates Thursday, promising to cut the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, the city of the Taj ... Read more...

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Delhi-Agra run cut by half as Yamuna Expressway opens (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The much-awaited Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates to the public Thursday, cutting the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, ... Read more...

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Bengal may set up gas-based power plant


August 8th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is exploring the possibility of setting up a gas-based power plant in Durgapur, an official said Wednesday."We have not yet decided about ... Read more...

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‘Smart cities way forward to housing for all’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) With increasing migration to urban areas from villages and towns in pursuit of education, jobs and better living, realtors should build smart cities for housing all ... Read more...

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Kerala approves medical college (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) The Kerala government has given its approval to set up of a Rs.300 crore hospital and medical college in which the diaspora will be allowed to ... Read more...

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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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UP to develop Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu religious circuits


July 21st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Suzlon Group to sell China subsidiary for $60 mn


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Wind turbine maker Suzlon Saturday said it will sell stake in its China manufacturing subsidiary to China Power New Energy (CPNE) Development Company for $60 ... Read more...

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Bangalore to get India’s first IT investment region


June 4th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) Bangalore will have the country's first Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) for knowledge-based industries, including software and hardware firms with entire supply chain, an official said ... Read more...

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Reforms coming too slowly in Bengal: Investors (One year of Mamata Banerjee)


May 14th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) A year after the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government promised to usher in industrial resurgence, investors and industry bodies say reforms are coming too slowly ... Read more...

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Mukul to pursue Mamata’s Vision 2020 for railways


April 26th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday said he would take his Trinamool party chief Mamata Banerjee's Vision 2020 forward and deepen the agenda of inclusive ... Read more...

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ABB to power Jaipur metro rail project


April 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) Global power and automation major ABB has bagged a Rs.75 crore ($15 million) order from state-run Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) to provide power solutions ... Read more...

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Industry welcomes rail fare hike


March 14th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Terming it a practical budget, industry bodies Wednesday welcomed Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi's decision to hike passenger fares even as the issue triggered a controversy, ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh, Railways ink deal for three rail corridors


February 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 27 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Monday signed a deal with the Indian Railways for developing three rail corridors in the state's poverty-hit northern region that has roughly one-fifth of the ... Read more...

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West Bengal to start golden highway project


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) In a bid to attract private sector investment in improvement and maintenance of state highways and major roads, the West Bengal cabinet Friday decided to implement ... Read more...

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Kalam advocates civic amenities programme for Sri Lanka


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Indian president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Saturday urged the Sri Lankan government to implement the provision of urban amenities in rural areas (PURA) programme to eradicate poverty, ... Read more...

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Healthcare spending to be upped to 2.5 percent of GDP: Azad


January 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India will increase spending on healthcare to 2.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) during the 12th Five Year Plan that starts April 1, 2012, ... Read more...

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Karnataka clears second phase of Bangalore Metro project


January 4th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government late Tuesday cleared the second phase of the Bangalore Metro project covering 72 km at an estimated cost of Rs.27,000 crore (Rs.270 billion/$5.1 ... Read more...

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Bhopal bags excellence award in urban transport


November 26th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 26 (IANS) The public-private partnership (PPP) model used in running Bhopal Municipal Corporation's low-floor buses has been adjudged the best partnership model of urban transport in the country, ... Read more...

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Nod for rapid transit system in three NCR corridors


November 6th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) The central government has given "in principle" approval to a Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in three important corridors of National Capital Region (NCR) -- ... Read more...

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Release funds to railways: Zardari to government


October 18th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told the government to release within a week funds to the cash strapped railways that has been unable to pay ... Read more...

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Assocham-UNIDO deal for two agro-clusters in Bengal


October 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Industry body Assocham has entered into a pact with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation(UNIDO) for setting up food and agro-clusters in two West Bengal ... Read more...

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Malabar Gold to expand network


September 26th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Kerala-based jewelery retail chain Malabar Gold hopes to expand its distribution reach to 100 outlets by 2013, a top company official said here Monday."Now the ... Read more...

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Work on long-delayed Palakkad coach factory to start Oct 22


September 19th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) The long-delayed Palakkad Coach factory, cleared by the rail ministry a few years ago, is finally going to materialise with the foundation stone to be laid ... Read more...

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Mamata plans international Rabindranath Tagore Complex


July 16th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) On the lines of famed cultural centres of London, New York and Brussels, the West Bengal government is planning a major an international Rabindranath Tagore ... Read more...

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Delhi to open rehab centre for teens


April 19th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi government will open a treatment and rehabilitation centre Wednesday for adolescent drug abuse victims, a statement said Tuesday.The Sahyog Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre ... Read more...

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Greater synergy needed to boost tourism: Sahay


March 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) There is need for greater synergy between the government and the private sector to boost India's tourism industry, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Tuesday."Tourism ... Read more...

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Three five-star hotels on PPP mode likely in Goa


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Setting up of three five-star hotels in coastal beach resorts via public private partnership model (PPP) tops the agenda of the Goa government, according to official ... Read more...

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Low fiscal deficit will boost private investment: Mukherjee


March 4th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Low market borrowings by the government and reduced fiscal deficit in the upcoming fiscal year will boost private investment and help reduce the public ... Read more...

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