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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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Declare jet fuel a notified product to bring down prices: Ajit Singh


September 10th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday said he has urged the petroleum ministry to put aviation turbine fuel (ATF) on the notified product list ... Read more...

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Shutdowns the bane of Kerala: CM


September 7th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvnanthapuram, Sep 7 (IANS) If you ask Chief Minister Oommen Chandy what the single-biggest deterrent to Kerala's progress is, pat comes his reply: "The calling of hartals (shutdowns) at ... Read more...

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Mamata to attend UPA coordination panel meeting Aug 22


August 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee will attend the meeting of the UPA coordination committee Aug 22, party leader and Railway ... Read more...

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PM making excuses for governance deficit, says BJP (Second Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of making an excuse of "lack of political consensus" for "governance deficit" of ... Read more...

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Lack of political consensus hurting economy, says PM (Intro Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of political consensus had hurt India's economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday in an Independent Day speech that was shorn of ... Read more...

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PM moans lack of consensus, vows to fight corruption (Roundup)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India's economic growth has been hurt due to lack of political consensus on many issues, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh declared Wednesday.Addressing the nation on ... Read more...

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Lack of consensus affecting economic growth: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Lack of political consensus on many issues is affecting India's rapid economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.Addressing the nation on India's independence ... Read more...

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Indian Navy chief favours five-star CDS


August 7th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Indian Navy chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Tuesday favoured the creation of a five-star post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) as a single-point military advisor ... Read more...

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No reversing decision on FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


July 27th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) The Indian government will notify allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail after building a wider political consensus and there is no question of ... Read more...

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Susidies to be cut soon, says Rangarajan (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) The government could cut the subsidies on fuel and fertilisers soon to contain the ballooning fiscal deficit, C. Rangarajan, who heads the Prime Minister's Economic ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign extradition treaty soon: Envoy (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 6 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to sign an extradition treaty in the near future, India's High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran said here Wednesday."If New Delhi ... Read more...

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Attempt political consensus on presidential candidate: Rajnath


May 21st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh Monday said the Congress-led UPA alliance should take the lead in attempting political consensus on a presidential candidate."We ... Read more...

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No Indian push on unconstitutional polls: Maldivian president (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... Read more...

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India not pushing Maldives to do anything unconstitutional: Waheed


May 14th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Assuring the world that his nation was committed to democracy, Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, who is on his first official visit to India, said ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh inch towards Teesta, extradition pacts (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Signalling a positive movement forward on contentious issues, India and Bangladesh Monday said they have inched ahead towards signing of the Teesta river water-sharing ... Read more...

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Give Mullaperiyar report to Kerala, Tamil Nadu: Apex court


May 4th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that the report of an expert committee that studied the safety of 119-year-old Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala be shared with ... Read more...

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Economic survey bats for FDI in multi-brand retail


March 15th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Even as foreign equity in multi-brand retailing has eluded political consensus, India's economic survey has pushed for a phased opening up of the sector ... Read more...

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India to return to 8-9 percent growth: President (Second Lead) (With image)


March 12th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Indian economy will soon return to an eight-nine percent growth trajectory - from around seven percent projected for the fiscal ending March 31 ... Read more...

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BJP asks government to rethink Eurozone pact


February 6th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday urged the government not to go ahead with the proposed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) with the ... Read more...

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No consensus at all-party meet on Lokpal bill (Roundup)


December 15th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) An all-party meeting called late Wednesday to evolve a consensus on the Lokpal bill ended inconclusively, as Team Anna warned it might resume its ... Read more...

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Committed to effective Lokpal based on political consensus: PM (Second Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stressing that the Lokpal bill would be passed in the winter session of parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government was "committed" ... Read more...

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Opposition wants CBI under Lokpal


December 14th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Opposition parties have demanded that the CBI should be an independent and transparent body under the Lokpal.Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, ... Read more...

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Committed to implementing effective Lokpal: PM (Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stressing that the the Lokpal bill would be passed in the winter session of parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government was ... Read more...

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Hoping for political consensus on Lokpal: Pranab


December 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday expressed "hope" for a political consensus on the Lokpal bill.Shortly before going for the all-party ... Read more...

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Government okays key anti-graft bills to counter Anna threat


December 14th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Pushed into a corner by an aggressive opposition and the looming threat of Anna Hazare, the government Tuesday okayed a slew of anti-graft bills ... Read more...

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Jaitley snubs Congress on FDI


December 12th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Taking on the Congress-led government on the issue of FDI, Arun Jaitley of the BJP Monday said the Congress was itself opposed to the ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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Heat on FDI grows, government calls all-party meeting


December 5th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Opposition parties Monday stuck to their guns on a complete roll-back of the foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, forcing the government to call ... Read more...

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Sharma to reveal states which supported FDI in retail


December 3rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Saturday said he would disclose in parliament the states which supported the decision to allow foreign capital in the multi-brand ... Read more...

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Parties term Uttar Pradesh split a political stunt (Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) Major political parties have described the Uttar Pradesh cabinet's decision to divide the state into four as a political stunt aimed at the coming ... Read more...

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India offers Nepal $250 mn soft loan, seals investment pact


October 21st, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In key initiatives that are set to bolster ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, India Friday unveiled a $250 million line of credit and ... Read more...

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Sea should be exploited for progress: Kerala minister


October 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 9 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Sunday said that the central government should enact laws so that seawater and sand could be exploited for development without raising ... Read more...

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Mathai to visit Sri Lanka


October 5th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai goes Saturday to Colombo to convey India's pledge to help Sri Lanka rebuild its war-ravaged region and rehabilitate those displaced ... Read more...

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PM appeals to parties to help pass economic legislation


September 27th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Underlining the need to sustain 9 percent growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appealed to political parties to work together to ensure the passage ... Read more...

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