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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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Compensation for Kerala lorry blast victims


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 3 (IANS) Kerala will give jobs, pensions and compensations to the next of kin of those killed and the injured victims of last week's LPG tanker blast in ... Read more...

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Kerala pays out Rs.100 crore in pension, dole for Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 (IANS) Coinciding with the Onam, Kerala's harvest festival, the state government handed out various social security benefits like pensions, unemployment doles and ex-gratia payments to the tune ... Read more...

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Kudankulam reactor to operate from October: Minister


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) The first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is scheduled to be operational by October 2012 and the 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor ... Read more...

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Chandy announces welfare measures on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the Independence Day announced a series of welfare measures, among them free treatment for poor women and children in all ... Read more...

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Government to act promptly on defence issues


August 15th, 2012 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government will take "prompt action" when suggestions are made related to the pay and pensions of armed forces personnel, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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CBI files 251 disproportionate assets cases (Lead)


August 8th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 251 cases of disproportionate assets (DA) were filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last three years (2009-2012), the ... Read more...

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CBI files 215 disproportionate assets cases


August 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) A total of 251 cases of disproportionate assets (DA) were filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the last three years (2009-2012), the ... Read more...

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Half-day in government offices around Parliament House


July 24th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The government offices around the Parliament House will remain shut during the first half of Wednesday in view of the swearing-in ceremony of president-elect ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot pensions, wages in 50 districts, says Ramesh


July 1st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 1 (IANS) Aadhaar numbers, the unique 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be used to provide pensions, wages to workers and scholarships to students ... Read more...

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After North Block, minor fire in Shastri Bhawan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Barely two days after a fire erupted in a home ministry office in North Block, a minor fire broke out in Shastri Bhawan Wednesday."It was ... Read more...

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Uzbek football teams to escape taxes


June 9th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Uzbekistan's football clubs will have to pay only a fraction of their taxes for the next three years after the government extended tax breaks to ... Read more...

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Unemployment rate hit record high in Greece


June 8th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 8 (IANS) The jobless rate in Greece hit a record high of 21.9 percent in March, official data showed.The figure was up from 21.4 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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Kerala to pay pensions through banks


May 29th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 29 (IANS) Kerala Tuesday said all pensions payable in the social sector would be given only through banks from the next financial year and the state government ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill sent to Rajya Sabha select committee (Lead)


May 21st, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The much-awaited Lokpal bill was Monday sent to a select committee of the Rajya Sabha soon after being taken up in the house after a ... Read more...

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Panel planned for speedy disposal of CBI cases


May 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The government has accepted a recommendation to set up a committee to study the pending CBI cases in courts and suggest ways for their speedy ... Read more...

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Civil society demands universal pension for elderly


May 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Members of civil society and the unorganised sector Friday demanded universal pension rights for the elderly of the unorganised sector with a series of public ... Read more...

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Aadhaar to pilot financial, banking services in 50 districts


April 18th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 18 (IANS) Aadhaar cards, the unique, 12-digit identification numbers given to residents of India, will soon be pressed into financial and banking services, to begin with in 50 ... Read more...

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President Patil’s office rejects land-grab charges


April 12th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil finds herself in a controversy over her post-retirement home in Pune, but her office Thursday rejected allegations of land-grab as "malicious" ... Read more...

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7 mn unorganised sector workers to get pensions


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Aiming to benefit around 7 million workers in the unorganised sector, the cabinet Thursday provided additional funding support of Rs.2,065 crore to the Swavalamban ... Read more...

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Himachal not in favour of pay commission


March 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh does not want to constitute an independent pay commission to fix pay scales of its government employees, and is following Punjab in pay fixation.This ... Read more...

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Dhumal government woos its babus with eye on polls (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 24 (IANS) Close to half of the annual budget of debt-ridden Himachal Pradesh is being spent on its 'babus' - both serving and retired.According to budget estimates ... Read more...

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Putin promises better life for all


February 29th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Improving the quality of life of ordinary citizens throughout Russia must be a priority, Russian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Vladimir Putin said Wednesday."That is ... Read more...

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Financial benefits for labourers in Delhi hiked


February 7th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Construction workers in Delhi are set to get a hike in their financial benefits as the Delhi government Monday decided to implement the recommendations of ... Read more...

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`Wonder of wonders: A Pakistani train that runs on time’


February 5th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb5 (IANS) A Pakistani daily described a train that left on time and reached 15 minutes early at its destination as a "wonder of wonders".An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Government reiterates order on Army chief’s age issue, to settle case in court (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The defence ministry said Sunday it would prefer to settle the issue of army chief General V.K. Singh's age in the Supreme Court rather than ... Read more...

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Government to settle army chief age issue in court, not administratively


January 29th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Scotching rumours that it asked the Indian Army's Adjutant General to correct records of General V.K. Singh's year of birth to 1950 ahead of the ... Read more...

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Three more Sainik Schools to come up, says minister


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 21 (IANS) Sanction has been given for three new Sainik Schools to come up in Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa, Minister of State for Defence M.M. Pallam ... Read more...

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Bank union threatens one-day strike in March


January 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) A bank employees union threatened to stage a one-day strike in public sector banks in March across the country if the central government does not accept ... Read more...

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Age row related to integrity, says army chief


January 12th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Thursday downplayed the age row he is caught in with the government, but said it was an issue of ... Read more...

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Age row is personal issue, says army chief


January 10th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh Tuesday downplayed the row over his age, saying it was his personal issue and not linked to the armed ... Read more...

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No rift with government on age issue: Army chief


January 5th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh has denied that he was at loggerheads with the defence ministry over his age and said it was a ... Read more...

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China added 12 mn new jobs in 2011


December 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China created more than 12 million new jobs this year and kept the registered urban unemployment rate below 4.6 percent, a minister said Thursday.Speaking at a ... Read more...

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Government defends minority quota in Lokpal


December 27th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Defending the inclusion of minority quota in the Lokpal bill, the government Tuesday assured that the anti-graft legislation will be passed after considering the ... Read more...

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Spain’s PM-elect vows to slash deficit, boost pensions


December 20th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy Monday unveiled the general policies of his government, including reducing the public deficit by 16.5 billion euros ($21.4 billion) in 2012 ... Read more...

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