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Half infrastructure development cost to come from private sector: Kumari Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Thursday said the share of the private sector in infrastructure development is expected to go ... Read more...

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‘Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure’


August 31st, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian firms can help build Indonesian infrastructure, said Indian envoy Gurjit Singh as a major conference here discussed the ways and means to associate Indian companies ... Read more...

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Urban renewal mission’s allocation to rise


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission's allocation will be hiked to 0.25 percent of the gross domestic product, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said at ... Read more...

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PM calls for quick decision on hike in voting rights


June 20th, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Los Cabos (Mexico), June 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday welcomed the effort to increase the corpus of International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help Eurozone countries but said ... Read more...

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India-US talks open with call to harness full potential of ties


June 13th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) India and United States opened their strategic dialogue Wednesday with a call to harness the full potential of their multifarious relationship encompassing strategic, economic and ... Read more...

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Behind the scenes: India shaped BRICS position on West Asia, Afghanistan


March 31st, 2012 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Amid differing perceptions, India played a crucial role in shaping the collective stance of the BRICS countries on the need for dialogue to resolve the ... Read more...

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Hu arrives in India, to meet Manmohan


March 28th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived here Wednesday on a two-day visit to participate in the BRICS summit and to hold wide-ranging bilateral talks with ... Read more...

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Booked for BRICS: busy Thursday for Manmohan


March 28th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Barely 30 hours after returning from the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will Thursday hold a slew of high-profile diplomatic ... Read more...

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CRY convenes summit to highlight corporate responsibility


March 7th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) With an aim to define more clearly a strategy for corporate social responsibility, NGO CRY - Child, Rights and You - Wednesday organised here a day-long ... Read more...

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China to resume n-plants construction


March 7th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China will resume constructing nuclear power plants that had been halted following an accident last year in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, a former senior official ... Read more...

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Chinese city wants long speeches cut short


February 9th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 9 (IANS) Authorities in a Chinese city are planning to cut long speeches of officials that often leave issues at hand undecided and others at meetings quite bored.The ... Read more...

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India gets its way as climate summit ends


December 11th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 11 (IANS) An impassioned speech by Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan capped the finale of the UN climate summit that ended here early Sunday with a Durban Package, after ... Read more...

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Ex-minister Matang Sinh back in Congress


July 16th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Matang Sinh, a minister in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government, was Saturday re-admitted to the Congress. Congress general secretary in charge of Assam Digvijay ... Read more...

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Pranab attacks Hazare, Ramdev, BJP on anti-graft stir (Lead)


June 12th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Launching an attack on social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev for their anti-graft campaigns, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday accused ... Read more...

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BRICS working for shared prosperity: Manmohan Singh


April 14th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Sanya, Apr 14 (ANI): Emphasising that BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies occupy a strategic economic position, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that all these ... Read more...

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Indonesian politician accused of watching porn in parliament


April 11th, 2011 - 8:20 am ICT by ANI
Jakarta (Indonesia), Apr. 11 (ANI): An Indonesian politician has been accused of watching porn on his tablet computer in parliament.Arifinto, who represents the conservative Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), was caught on ... Read more...

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Government, industry must work together to address security issues: Pillai


April 9th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.9 (ANI): The government and industry must work together to tackle the challenge of addressing security issues urgently as the information revolution has lead to greater awareness and the masses ... Read more...

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Chinese province follows the Indian way to curb corruption


January 21st, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Jan 21 (IANS) The Indian approach to curbing corruption through public disclosure of assets of the high and mighty appears to have inspired China -- with Guangdong province in south China ... Read more...

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PM writes to Joshi, says ready to appear before PAC


December 27th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written to the chairman of parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Murli Manohar Joshi and conveyed his willingness to appear before it ... Read more...

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Advani accuses Congress of being over obsessed with BJP’s activities


December 24th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Dec 24 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday accused the Congress Party of being over obsessed with BJP's activities in raising the issue of ... Read more...

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New Zealand Governor General to be Chief Guest of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2011


December 21st, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Governor General of New Zealand, Sir Anand Satyanand will be the Chief Guest of forthcoming 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2011.Addressing a press conference, here ... Read more...

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Congress working committee to be announced soon


December 21st, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) As an immediate follow-up to the 83rd Congress plenary session that ended here Monday, Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to announce the new working committee ... Read more...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011 to focus on northeast, youth


December 21st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the annual gathering of people of Indian origin, will for the ninth consecutive year be held in the first week of ... Read more...

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PM offers to appear before PAC, but gridlock continues (Roundup)


December 20th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Caught in a credibility crisis with a series of corruption scandals, India's ruling Congress Monday fought back with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offering to appear before ... Read more...

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Delhi plenary fails to impress Congressmen


December 20th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Delegates at the Congress party's 83rd plenary here gave a big thumbs down to the arrangements by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC), saying Delhi proved ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi promises to take corruption “head-on”


December 20th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Burari (New Delhi), Dec 20 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday reiterated that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government will take "corruption head-on"."We will take corruption head-on and demonstrate through ... Read more...

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BJP won’t rule in next 10 years: Chidambaram (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could not come back to power in the next 10 years, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Monday claimed that inclusive ... Read more...

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Congress MPs demand Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar


December 20th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): After his outstanding performance in South Africa, Congress MPs on Monday demanded that Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar should be bestowed with the Bharat Ratna.Talking to ... Read more...

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BJP is envious of Congress: Chidambaram


December 20th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Launching a sarcastic attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday described it as being envious of the Congress and ... Read more...

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Bihar Congress ticket fraud: Wasnik under fire


December 20th, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Sitesh DwivediBurari (New Delhi), Dec. 20 (ANI): The final day of the three-day 83rd plenary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Monday saw Congress workers and leaders from ... Read more...

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Congressmen grumble about food at plenary


December 20th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Many Congressmen attending the party's 83rd plenary here complained that the catering services were inadequate and that the food served was of poor quality.Himanshu Dubey, a party ... Read more...

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PM stresses on food security, education (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that his government was determined to formulate a national food security act to ensure that no citizen goes hungry and ... Read more...

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BJP envious of Congress: Chidambaram


December 20th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram, reacting to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attack on the government over corruption, Monday said the party was envious because the Congress ... Read more...

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Fight against Naxalism cannot be won only through security measures: PM


December 20th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Burari (New Delhi), Dec 20 (ANI): Calling for a rapid development of the Naxal-infested regions, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said, "fight against Naxalism cannot be won only ... Read more...

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No one guilty of corruption will be spared: PM (Second Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said his government was conducting a "thorough probe" into the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organisation and 2G spectrum allocation scandals and stressed ... Read more...

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