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Campaign to lower indoor pollution with LPG on


September 18th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jakatra, Sep 18 (IANS) The World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) has announced a five-year campaign to bring liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a clean, safe and efficient cooking fuel, to developing ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kochi to host AAPI’s global healthcare summit


September 5th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) To help bring the best, most efficient and cost effective healthcare solutions to India, the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), a powerful body ... Read more...

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Brazil looks to private sector to bolster infrastructure


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 133 billion reais ($65.5 billion) plan to improve Brazil's infrastructure and spur economic growth.The plan, which will involve awarding private ... Read more...

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Improving trade with India to boost peace: Pakistani daily


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Stronger trade ties with India are "clearly a new track that expands the potential for positive contact", said a Pakistani daily, noting that trade creates a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Coaching for 30 poor IIT aspirants in Maharashtra


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A private initiative will enable 30 underprivileged students from Maharashtra to pursue their dreams of admission to an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), an official said ... Read more...

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European companies make a bee line for Kannur airport


June 25th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 25 (IANS) European companies are making a bee line to get contracts for the proposed Rs.1,400 crore Kannur International Airport in Kerala where work is about to commence, ... Read more...

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Tripura gets India’s second free healthcare center for students


February 19th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Sunday inaugurated the Tripura Students' Health Home (TSHH), India's second such free healthcare center.The TSHH, the second center after the West ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Cabinet nod for cold chain centre as society (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), tasked with establishing infrastructure and logistics to preserve fruits, vegetables and other perishables, will be notified ... Read more...

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Kerala cabinet clears sops for diaspora


November 16th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet Wednesday unveiled sops for the diaspora by clearing a special housing scheme for them and also lowered the minimum amount for equity in ... Read more...

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Small investors entitled for Kannur airport equity


October 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 17 (IANS) Small investors can apply for equity in Kerala's newest international airport at Kannur which will be ready by 2013, a minister said Monday."The board of directors ... Read more...

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World quality roads for Bangalore - in a few years


October 12th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 12 (IANS) With potholed, congested, pedestrian-unfriendly roads chipping away at Bangalore's brand value as India's IT hub, plans are on to raise their quality to international levels. But ... Read more...

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Northeast needs more government initiatives: Tripura chief minister


September 24th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Saturday asked the centre not to apply all-India models, norms and systems in geographically-isolated northeast region which, according to him, needs ... Read more...

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Kerala’s stranded mega projects set to revive


September 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Two stranded mega projects -- the Rs. 5,348-crore Vizhinjam Port and the Rs. 1,200-crore Kannur international airport -- appear to be on the roll again ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Denmark’s garbage-turned-biofuel to power homes


July 20th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, July 20 (IANS) A Danish city is experimenting on turning household garbage and waste water into biofuel that can power homes and public transport, Xinhua reported."Our goal is to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Agra businessman to immortalise Husain with museum


June 12th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 12 (IANS) The Taj city will host a museum of Maqbool Fida Husain's art works and mementoes related to him, thanks to a Mumbai-based business tycoon who hails ... Read more...

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Kerala not progressing due to Left’s flawed policies: PM


April 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), April 9 (IANS) Taking on Kerala's Left Democratic Front government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the state was not progressing enough because of the "flawed policies" ... Read more...

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Ten-year-old Goa boy shoots to glory


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) Ten-year-old Yash Padloskar comes across as a 'minor' but refreshing exception in a state where shooting is often viewed as an art practised by politicians, who ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kannur airport nod in view of Keralites’ contribution: Patel


December 17th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Dec 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Friday said the central government sanctioned the Kannur airport despite some legal issues as non-resident Keralites contribute significantly to India's overall growth ... Read more...

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Minister denies Kannur airport stake allotment


December 14th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) Kerala Tourism and Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan Tuesday denied making any allotment of shares in the proposed Kannur international airport."The paperwork has begun with regard to the allotment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

11-member political delegation meets separatist leader Malik in Srinagar


December 4th, 2010 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez ButtSrinagar, Dec.4 (ANI): Eleven member delegation, comprising representatives of seven political groups and three civil society members met separatist leader Yasin Malik in Srinagar.The delegation, comprising Ram Vilas Paswan ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tibetan netizens debate their prime ministerial candidates


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Dharamsala, Oct 2 (IANS) The Tibetan cyberspace is abuzz with activity ahead of Sunday's primary elections to shortlist candidates for the 'prime minister' and parliament of the Tibetan government-in-exile here.The ... Read more...

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India plans to create 150 mn skilled workforce by 2022


September 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The National Skill Development Corporation, a joint venture between the government and industrial associations, targets to create 150 million skilled workforce in India by 2022 for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

CWG: Delhi to get 40 info-cafes for tourists


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) About 40 info-cafes will be launched here Friday to provide information to the over 100,000 tourists who are expected to visit the capital during the Commonwealth Games. ... Read more...

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US Muslims call for more protection amid mosque controversy


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US Muslim leaders called Wednesday for more protection from law enforcement amid what they described as a wave of "Islamiphobia" over plans to build an Islamic centre and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Primer on group that built the new terminal at Delhi airport


July 3rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Following is a fact sheet on GMR Group, the company that heads the consortium upgrading the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the nation capital, including the swank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Goa gets new vehicles to patrol beaches


May 16th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 15 (IANS) To curb the spate of crimes against foreign tourists in Goa, a tourism trade body Saturday donated 15 jeeps and seven motorcycles to the state government to enable ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh woos Max, Fortis, Rockland, Apollo to run its hospitals


May 12th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
By James Jose New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh government held a pre-bid, closed door meet with representatives of Max, Fortis, Rockland and Apollo here Wednesday for a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian-American teacher gets mentoring award from Obama


January 7th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) Indian American professor Kenneth S. Sajwan of Savannah State University has received an award for excellence in mentoring from President Barack Obama.Sajwan, coordinator of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New initiative to promote skill development launched


October 20th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday launched the National Skill Development Corp as a public-private initiative to help hone the talent of India's workforce in 21 high-growth ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Setting world standards for e-waste recycling important to curb harmful processing practices


September 16th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Experts behind the world's first international e-waste academy have said that processes and policies governing the reuse and recycling of electronic products need to be standardized worldwide to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Court reserves order on charging Airport Development Fee


August 20th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday reserved its order on a public interest petition challenging the collection of airport development fee (ADF) from passengers departing from the Indira ... Read more...

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Stink in Chandigarh, courtesy waste management plant


August 20th, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) A multi-million rupee solid waste management plant has literally raised a stink in Chandigarh, one of the greenest cities in the country, prompting numerous complaints from ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Government defends airport development fee


August 19th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The government Wednesday justified its stand on collecting airport development fee (ADF) from passengers departing from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport and told the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Delhi Police to install security gadgets at business hubs


May 29th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Under a public-private initiative, Delhi Police with the help of local business houses and traders' associations will install high-end cameras and security gadgets at markets and business ... Read more...

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After Bollywood, Switzerland woos India’s regional cinema


April 19th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Anuradha Shukla New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Switzerland is pitching for regional Indian cinema, riding on the fad among Bollywood filmmakers to use its Alpine setting as backdrop for their dream ... Read more...

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