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Budget gives fillip to scientific research


March 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Research and development (R&D;) programmes in science and technology were in focus in the union budget presented Monday, with special emphasis on high computing performance ... Read more...

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India to help Ethiopia boost agricultural output


December 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Dec 14 (IANS) A premier Indian agricultural research institute has tied up with an Ethiopian institute to help it increase the country's agricultural output.The Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural ... Read more...

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India’s foreign office to get youth boost


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) In a pioneering initiative, India's external affairs ministry is set to open its doors to young scholars for an internship programme that will enable it ... Read more...

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Amit Mitra steps down as FICCI secretary general


May 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Having won a seat in the West Bengal assembly in the recently concluded state elections, FICCI's secretary general for 15 years Amit Mitra has ... Read more...

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Jamia conference to focus on policy reforms


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Experts from various institutions will participate in an international conference on policy reforms organised by the Jamia Millia Islamia. The three-day conference on "Relevance of Policy ... Read more...

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India rising: Creating a platform for foreign relations experts


December 24th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India's growing global stature, the external affairs ministry is now compiling a list of Indian experts in international relations to enable it ... Read more...

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‘National manufacturing policy to be rolled out in January’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) A national policy aimed at making India a manufacturing hub, thus creating more jobs and boosting economic growth, will roll out by the end of next month, ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Petrotech International Oil, Gas Conference


October 29th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, will on November 1 inaugurate the Petrotech International Oil and Gas Conference.The ninth Petrotech International Oil and Gas Conference and ... Read more...

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Aparna Doshi named co-chair of US-India Business Council solar task force


September 13th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.13 (ANI-Business Wire India): Aparna Doshi, chief operating officer of Astonfield Renewable Resources, has been named Co-chair of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) Solar Power Task Force, a major ... Read more...

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Indian Statistical Institute, a key policymaking player: Mukherjee


September 13th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 13 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has a key role to play in policymaking and formatting plan objectives.Mukherjee, who is also the chairman ... Read more...

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Congress backs PM’s remarks on Supreme Court


September 7th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Congress party Monday supported Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his stand that the Supreme court should not get into policy formulation, with regard to the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Not possible to give free foodgrains to all poor: Manmohan Singh


September 6th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, on Monday reacting to the directives of the Supreme Court on the issue of distribution of rotten foodgrains, said it ... Read more...

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Cabinet reshuffle before winter session of Parliament: PM


September 6th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 6 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday said he would consider a cabinet reshuffle before the winter session of Parliament due to begin on November ... Read more...

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IGNOU to take latest farming knowledge to remote villages


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is on a mission to reach out to farmers in remote and far-flung areas with the latest global information on farming ... Read more...

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Experts call for creation of Adivasi Police, tribal autonomy to deal with Naxal problem


May 14th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Former Indian Police Service officers and Naxal experts today strongly criticised the government's strategy in dealing with the Maoist challenges and suggested a development strategy with justice ... Read more...

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Cabinet okays changing NIFTEM legal status


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the proposal of the Food Processing Industries Ministry for changing the legal status of National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and ... Read more...

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Government of India to spend 6500 million on strengthening statistics


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): The Union Government on Monday approved a new centrally sponsored scheme --"India Statistical Strengthening Project(ISSP)" to strengthen the capacity and operations of the Indian Statistical Systems.The scheme ... Read more...

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Pakistan-China military nexus an area of serious concern: Antony


November 27th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday said the nexus between China and Pakistan in the military sphere is an area of serious concern.Delivering the Presidential address ... Read more...

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Obama lives up to `biggest celebrity’ billing in the world


April 28th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.28 (ANI): President Barack Obama has apparently had a full schedule in the week gone by at the Oval Office.If last Monday, golf great Tiger Woods dropped by the ... Read more...

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Hamid Ansari releases book on India’s foreign policy


April 13th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 13 (ANI): Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Monday released a book titled 'Challenges and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy'.The book, authored by former bureaucrat Rajiv Sikri, examines India's current ... Read more...

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Terrorist hiding in FATA planning attacks in US, Europe: Holbrook


March 31st, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
The Hague (Netherland), Mar.31 (ANI): Strongly condemning the terror attack on the police training camp in Lahore, the United States Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke has expressed fears ... Read more...

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Foreigners in Tribal Areas spreading terror: Musharraf


April 27th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Lahore , Apr.27 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said that foreigners hiding in the countrys Tribal Areas are carrying out and supporting terrorist activities.Addressing participants of the 88th National Management ... Read more...

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US seeks direct access to Paks NCA to monitor nuclear arsenal


April 14th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 14 (ANI): In what is being described as a US bid to interfere into Pakistans sensitive areas, the US State Department has reportedly proposed to the Pakistan Government to ... Read more...

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WHO Southeast Asia completes sixty years


April 9th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office for Southeast Asia here has completed sixty years, and authorities said they will renew their efforts to lessen the disease ... Read more...

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