poverty alleviation

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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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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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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Ramesh to review India-aided projects in Sri Lanka


July 12th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India's Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh will Thursday meet Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to review the progress of various developmental projects supported ... Read more...

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India to bring home Gandhi-Kallenbach archives


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with British auction house Sotheby's and Isa Sarid, the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi's aide Herman Kallenbach, to acquire the ... Read more...

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World Bank offers Bihar $100 mn loan


July 9th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The World Bank Monday offered a $100 million loan for a rural livelihood project in Bihar that is expected to benefit 1.5 million households.The project ... Read more...

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CII, World Bank Group ink pact to save tiger (With Images)


June 27th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the World Bank Group have agreed to establish the India Wildlife Business Council (IWBC) to promote tiger and biodiversity ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat pens mythological epic (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) An Indian diplomat in London has written a mythological adventure novel drawn from the vast repertoire of Indian spirituality and metaphysics.In "Jaal", author Sangeeta Bahadur ... Read more...

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Man arrested for cheating in Delhi


June 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 30-year-old former journalist was arrested for duping unemployed youth by promising them government jobs using fake government documents, police said Friday.Arun Bhanot was arrested ... Read more...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan asked to cut military spending


May 27th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) An India-Pakistan media conclave here has urged the two countries to cut their military expenditure and focus more on socio-economic development."Increasing tensions between India and ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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More efforts needed to make India slum-free: Selja


May 9th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Wednesday said more efforts were needed to make India slum-free.Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do ... Read more...

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‘More companies helping preserve India’s monuments’


April 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The number of public sector undertakings, private corporations and trusts paying for the maintenance of India's ancient monuments has grown over the years, Kumari ... Read more...

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Need to improve dignity of labour: Ramesh


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday gave away awards to the winners of the "innovation challenge" of the National Innovation Council (NIC) and said there ... Read more...

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China to lift 100,000 people out of poverty


March 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 11 (IANS) China will lift more than 100,000 people out of poverty in the next five years in the country's Tibetan region, according to a government plan.In 2011, ... Read more...

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Empowering lives, transforming villages - the self-help way (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), March 7 (IANS) Bimla Devi of Bara village in Bodh Gaya block of Gaya district mobilised over 200 women to block traffic movement on the highway ... Read more...

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Mumbai tops list of homes to slum dwellers: Unicef report


February 29th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The city of dreams, Mumbai has topped the list of cities that are home to a maximum number of slum dwellers in India, Unicef's annual ... Read more...

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485 ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ kids set world record


January 29th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Kolkata Sunday got a new entry into the Guinness World Records, with 485 children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi turning up for a peace walk, making it ... Read more...

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Jobless Pakistanis to get loan through lucky draw


January 27th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan's Sindh province will disburse interest-free loans to jobless youths through a draw of lots.The Sindh government has provided Rs.12 billion to give interest-free loans of ... Read more...

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No binding agreements for India on emission cuts: Natrajan


December 27th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Tuesday assured parliament that India will not sign any binding agreement for carbon emissions reduction.Giving clarifications on her Rajya Sabha statement ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Madan Mohan Malaviya on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the educationist and freedom ... Read more...

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Rs.7.25 crore spent on Rajiv, Indira ads


December 19th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government Monday told parliament that it had spent Rs.4.79 crore and Rs.2.46 crore, respectively, on print media advertisements on the occasion of birth anniversaries ... Read more...

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Sahai’s Rs.100 crore largesse for Jharkhand tourism


December 14th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Jharkhand has been allocated Rs.100 crore in 2011-12 to ramp up its tourism infrastructure, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Wednesday."Jharkhand is a ... Read more...

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New approach needed towards urban planning, says minister


December 14th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The western model adopted has not suited Indian cities, Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said Wednesday while pressing for a new approach so ... Read more...

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Scattered Mizos must live in unity, says Lal Thanhawla


December 12th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Dec 12 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla Monday stressed that Mizo people living in various regions, including Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and neighbouring Myanmar, must live in unity for ... Read more...

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Realty body sceptical about proposed regulatory bill


December 8th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Apprehending a return to 'licence raj', a top realty body Thursday objected to several provisions in the proposed Real Estate Regulation & Development bill and sought ... Read more...

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Ministers to brief state Congress chiefs on welfare schemes


December 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As the Congress attempts to better project its welfare programmes in the run-up to elections in seven states next year, union ministers will brief ... Read more...

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New committee to oversee world heritage sites


November 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government has set up an advisory committee on world heritage matters to review the tentative list of heritage sites from India on the UNESCO ... Read more...

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China raises poverty line for farmers


November 29th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) The Chinese government Tuesday decided to raise its definition of the poverty line for country's farmers as it aims to build itself into an overall well-off ... Read more...

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New bill to improve condition of slum dwellers: Selja


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government plans to introduce new legislation aimed at improving the condition of slum dwellers and street vendors, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Legislation in offing for street vendors


November 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Central legislation to protect the livelihood rights and social security of street vendors is on the anvil, while a model bill to give property ... Read more...

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New bill seeks to protect home buyers, curb graft in realty


November 11th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft bill that seeks to bring transparency and accountability in real estate and housing transactions and curb widespread corruption in ... Read more...

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Real estate regulatory bill to address consumers’ concern: Kamal Nath


November 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The government will soon introduce a regulatory framework for real estate sector to address the concerns of consumers and ensure level playing field for all ... Read more...

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