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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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A Finnish solution to arsenic water in India (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) A Finnish water chemistry company has been roped in for a pilot project aiming to solve the chronic problem of arsenic water in India."We have been ... 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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Phase one of resident count in three years: Gogoi


August 30th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) The Assam government has initiated the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The first phase of the project will be completed within the ... Read more...

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Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting ... Read more...

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India beefs up coastal security with new system


August 3rd, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) India beefed up its coastal security Friday by launching the National Automatic Identification System (NIAS) network to track vessels up to a distance of 50 km ... Read more...

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Hepatitis awareness programme launched for Mumbai slums


July 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Marking World Hepatitis Day, National Liver Foundation Saturday launched an awareness and medical care programme on hepatitis-B in the city's slums.The voluntary organisation's pilot project named ... Read more...

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Assam joins Pearson Group for skill training in schools


July 21st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 21 (IANS) The Assam government and Pearson Group Saturday announced a joint initiative to provide vocational skills training for young people in schools in Assam.Assam Chief Minister Tarun ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to give foodgrain via biometric cards


July 5th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will computerise the public distribution system and issue biometric smart cards to its residents, an official said Thursday.Chief Secretary Javed Usmani said foodgrain would ... Read more...

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Indian migrant workers to get skills training


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Four major projects to help build Indian migrant workers' capabilities to move up the value chain and to position India as a preferred source of ... Read more...

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Bihar to computerise jails


June 28th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) Bihar has roped in the National Informatics Centre(NIC) to develop a software to computerise all prisons."NIC is developing a software for the computerization of prisons and ... Read more...

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Nod for $4.5-bn military acquisitions (Second Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) In a major acquisition spree, India's defence ministry Friday approved proposals from the army, navy and the air force for quick reaction air defence missiles, ... Read more...

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Nod for $1.9-bn defence procurement proposals (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) India's defence ministry Friday gave its approval to three key proposals from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy to buy 14 new ... Read more...

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Tourism minister launches Clean India Campaign


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Tuesday launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign at Qutub Minar here with the aim of providing quality ... Read more...

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Clean India Campaign to kick off from Qutab Minar


June 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under 'Clean India Campaign' ... Read more...

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Gogoi for harnessing hydropower in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government will soon constitute a global level expert committee to look into the various aspects of using Piano-key Weir technology to harness the ... Read more...

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AIIMS to help set up multiple sclerosis database


May 29th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The All India Medical Institute of Sciences (AIIMS) will help set up a national registry for multiple sclerosis (MS), a rare autoimmune disease, doctors from ... 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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Assam to reclaim land lost in erosion


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) The Assam government is launching a mega project to reclaim the land the state has lost over the years due to erosion.A pilot project to reclaim ... Read more...

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Mobile, projectors to educate kids on health, hygiene in Gujarat


May 15th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Armed with mobile phones and projectors, teachers in 150 anganwadis in Gujarat are all set to impart health and hygiene education to hundreds of kids ... Read more...

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‘External affairs ministry’s budget, staff insufficient’


May 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed its concern at "serious under-resourcing" of the ministry of external affairs (MEA), saying its staff and budget were not commensurate ... Read more...

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Railways to deploy software to track train movement


April 27th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Railways Friday said it plans to deploy over the next 18 months a software to track the movement of all trains over its ... Read more...

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EC moots GIS mapping of all polling booths in UP


April 27th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to undertake an ambitious project to conduct geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all polling booths in Uttar Pradesh that ... Read more...

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Vodafone Foundation to provide education in 1,000 schools


April 26th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Vodafone Foundation, the charity arm of the telecom giant, Thursday pledged to provide learning solutions in 1,000 schools across India, a move that will benefit 50,000 ... Read more...

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Railways to take over East-West Metro project


April 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday said that Indian Railways will soon take over the East-West Metro in Kolkata which proposes to connect North 24 Parganas district ... Read more...

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E-eye to keep a tab on tigers in Corbett


April 23rd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) With poachers posing a massive threat to tigers in India, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National ... Read more...

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Kerala prisons to go green


April 11th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 11 (IANS) In what is being billed as a pioneering initiative, all 52 jails in Kerala will now go green with the state government undertaking a Rs.25.50 crore ... Read more...

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India gets $40 mn aid from IKEA


April 10th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) In a move that will allow the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to reach 2.2 million women and their families in over 20,000 villages, international ... Read more...

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China to end state monopoly in banks


April 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 5 (IANS) China's top leadership has agreed to reduce, if not break, the state's banking monopoly, Premier Wen Jiabao has said.This is the first time Beijing acknowledged the ... Read more...

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Wi-Fi connectivity on Howrah Rajdhani from September


March 30th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Indian Railways plans to provide internet facility using Wi-Fi in three rakes of the Howrah Rajdhani Express by September this year, as a pilot project, ... Read more...

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School to equip students with iPads


March 27th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) A top-tier high school in China is considering equipping its seniors with iPads, the first in China to do so, China Daily reported Tuesday.Starting in September, ... Read more...

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CESC to sign agreement with US trade and development agency


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Power Company CESC, which serves 2.5 million consumers in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, will sign an agreement next week with ... Read more...

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NRC to be updated by July in Assam


March 17th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 17 (IANS) The Assam government is going to start the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) from July 1.The Group of Minister (GoM) represented by ... Read more...

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Fast rail corridor to ease Mumbai commuters’ woes


March 14th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Maharashtra and its capital Mumbai were offered a lot of goodies Wednesday by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in the rail budget for 2012-13.One of the most ... Read more...

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Railways to have better catering: Trivedi


March 14th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) In a bid to provide better catering services in a hygienic environment, the railways will start pilot projects involving international catering companies in premium trains, ... Read more...

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