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Virbhadra Singh: BJP got kickbacks in NRHM project in Himachal


September 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National ... Read more...

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National vocational education project launched in Haryana


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 3 (IANS) Launching the pilot project on National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) here Monday, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal emphasised the need to change the ... Read more...

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Whistleblowers with a difference - on ‘clean Shimla’ mission (Letter from Shimla)


August 14th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 14 (IANS) Their mission is to clean and they too are whistleblowers - literally. Shimla's new cleanliness wardens have been given the job of blowing the whistle on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

24-hour custom clearance at eight airports, ports


August 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Customs clearance facilities will be provided at eight airports and seaports round-the-clock from Aug 25 to facilitate international trade, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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Biodiversity project launched in Himachal


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 3 (IANS) A national project to access genetic resources, their economic values and share their benefits was launched in Himachal Pradesh Tuesday.The Rs.46-crore United Nations Environment Programme-Global Environment ... Read more...

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Coming up, 100 more skill development centres


May 25th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will open 100 more training centres in the country, a top official said Friday."Our target has been revised to 400,000 ... Read more...

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Diabetes screening in schools, says Azad


May 16th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Concerned over the increase in diabetes among children and adolescents, the union health ministry has initiated a school-based screening programme for diabetes on pilot basis ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Himachal Pradesh goes for universal apple cartons


April 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, among India's major apple producers, Friday decided to introduce universal cartons to improve apple shelf life and compete with imported apples, an official here ... Read more...

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Bengal’s roses for Italy


April 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Italian lovers can now gift roses from West Bengal to their sweethearts, with the state government planning to tap the European nation's market for exporting the ... Read more...

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Military school students to learn Chinese


April 4th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chail (Himachal Pradesh), April 4 (IANS) The defence ministry has decided to introduce Chinese language from this academic session in one of its prestigious residential schools here, said an official ... Read more...

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Bengal to set up rescue centres for stray jumbos


March 27th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) In a bid to reduce man-elephant conflict and rehabilitate jumbos driven away from the herd, the West Bengal government is planning to set up two 'Elephant ... Read more...

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Government seeks states’ help on engineering entrance test


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Taking another step on its proposal to introduce a common entrance test for engineering courses, the government Wednesday held talks with state education ministers and ... Read more...

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Floating solar power plants to bridge energy deficit?


November 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) India is estimated to have over 2,000 natural lakes and more than 65,000 manmade lakes that hold the potential to be platforms to set up floating ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Airlines to start ‘Trusted traveler program’


October 4th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Transport Security Administration will start the implementation of the “Trusted Traveler Program” on Tuesday. The controversial program is meant to speed up the checks on ... Read more...

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Reliance Mutual bets big on retail investors


October 2nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Phuket (Thailand), Oct 2 (IANS) In a multi-pronged strategy, India's biggest mutual fund company Reliance Capital Asset Management Ltd (RCAM) is now focusing on growing its retail business rather ... Read more...

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Over 50 percent deaths from non-communicable diseases: Azad


September 8th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) About 50.5 percent of deaths in India occur due to non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi ... Read more...

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Public distribution system to be computerised


August 16th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) In order to improve the efficiency of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) operation, the government has decided to computerise the entire system, the Ministry ... Read more...

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Himachal launches crop insurance scheme


July 13th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has launched a pilot project to insure the maize, paddy, potato and ginger crops during the kharif season, an official statement said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Cash subsidies for cooking gas, kerosene, fertilisers


July 5th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) To plug leakages in the subsidy system, the government will soon provide cash through banks and ATMs directly to the beneficiaries in lieu of ... Read more...

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Give fertilizer subsidy directly to farmers: Badal


June 20th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday asked the union chemicals and fertilisers ministry to implement its proposal to transfer fertiliser subsidy directly to the farmers ... Read more...

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Haryana to replace ration cards with smart cards


May 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Ration card holders in Haryana will now have smart cards to ensure transparency in allocations under the public distribution system (PDS), a senior official said Monday.The ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to monitor goods transportation


May 11th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 11 (IANS) Four dry ports each in India and Bangladesh will be covered under Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to monitor the transportation of goods into both countries, an ... Read more...

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Social Justice and Empowernment Ministry utilizes over 97 percent of 2010-11 plan budget


April 3rd, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 3(ANI): Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has utilized 97.2 percent of its allocated budget of Rs.4300 crores (revised estimates) for the financial year 2010-11."A total expenditure of ... Read more...

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Using internet tools to make science learning fun


March 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Science is not all about ploughing through intimidating data, mugging equations and remembering incomprehensible formulas. It is also fun, and teachers from government ... Read more...

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Government plans women’s health campaign


March 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Indian government's premier agency for science communication, Vigyan Prasar, is planning to launch a nation-wide programme to educate women on health related issues."This ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Tourism, horticulture top priorities: Himachal governor


February 28th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 28 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Monday said promotion of tourism and horticulture, tapping of hydropower and protecting the environment were the priorities of the state government."The area under ... Read more...

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Karnataka extends Unique ID project to all districts


February 17th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 17 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday extended the Unique Identification (UID) number project Aadhaar to the remaining 28 districts of the state following its successful implementation in Tumkur and Mysore ... Read more...

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Ecuador envoy calls for improved South-South cooperation


February 14th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) Ecuador's Ambassador to India Carlos Abad Monday said a strong South-South cooperation was the only way forward in the wake of global meltdown.Speaking at a conference on India-Ecuador ... Read more...

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Haryana to run 100 schools in public partnership


February 6th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 6 (IANS) A public partnership project will be implemented on a pilot basis in Haryana to make it an educational hub, the state's Education and Social Welfare Minister Geeta Bhukkal ... Read more...

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Himachal bans plastic cups, plates


January 29th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 29 (IANS) After imposing a ban on the use of all types of polythene bags made of non-biodegradable materials, Himachal Pradesh has decided to ban disposable plastic products from August ... Read more...

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CARE India winds up tsunami relief programmes


January 25th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Non-governmental organisation (NGO) CARE India Tuesday formally wound up its three phased tsunami relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction programme for the victims of the 2004 calamity. The organisation has ... Read more...

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Himachal’s plastic waste drive may earn it national award


January 12th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 12 (IANS) An innovative scheme launched by Himachal Pradesh to remove polythene wastes by using these to surface roads may win the state government a national award, an official said ... Read more...

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‘Farmers should be given loans at four percent’


December 15th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A high-level working group on agriculture Wednesday recommended that agricultural loans be given at not more than four percent rate of interest and the minimum support ... Read more...

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Verify active mobile users: Sachin Pilot


December 6th, 2010 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Department of Telecom has proposed an exercise under which mobile telephony operators would verify the number of active users against the total SIM cards issued in ... Read more...

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