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Upgraded tanks arrive in Canada


September 14th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 14 (IANS) Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay has announced the arrival of upgraded Leopard 2A4 tanks from the Royal Netherlands Army.The tanks were purchased five years ago as ... Read more...

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China signs deal for 50 Airbus planes


August 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China and Germany Thursday signed a series of documents, including a procurement deal for 50 Airbus planes. The signing ceremony was attended by Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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Murrah milk drives Haryana’s white revolution


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) With dairy farming picking up in the state, and with the rising popularity of the Murrah breed of buffaloes, milk production in Haryana has gone up ... Read more...

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BGR Energy’s Q1 sales and net profit down


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 3 (IANS) City-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company BGR Energy Systems closed the first quarter of the current fiscal with lower sales and profit as compared to ... Read more...

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Russia to build new aircraft carrier after 2020


July 27th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will begin building new aircraft carriers after 2020, in a bid to give a major boost to the country's ability to deploy air power ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks gunny bags for storage


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Fearing a shortage of gunny bags for storing paddy this year, the Punjab government has urged the central food ministry to ensure timely their supply.Punjab Food ... Read more...

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Breastfeeding women hold protest after abuse in cafe


July 5th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Carrying signs that read "Mother Suckers", over 200 breastfeeding mothers marched through Britain's Bristol city Thursday after one woman said she was verbally abused by ... Read more...

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UP taking steps to save food grain from rains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of food grain lying unattended in the open in many places in Uttar Pradesh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh Thursday said ... Read more...

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World Bank’s $152 for UP healthcare


June 6th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The World Bank will give $152 million for the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project, officials said.The ambitious project is meant to help improve the healthcare ... Read more...

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Chinese locomotives chug into trouble in Pakistan


June 6th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The Chinese are not happy over conditionalities in a tender floated by the Pakistan Railways for procuring 150 new locomotives as this excludes them from ... Read more...

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59 UP officials suspended for laxity in wheat purchase


May 30th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday cracked the whip on officials found guilty of dereliction in wheat purchases, ordering suspension of 59 and 0departmental action ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... Read more...

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With bumper wheat crop, Punjab farmers rich by Rs.14,110 crore


May 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Having achieved a record wheat crop of over 120 lakh tonnes this season, Punjab farmers have become richer by Rs.14,110 crore."Punjab farmers are richer by Rs.14,110 ... Read more...

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Reliance Industries raises $2 billion loan


May 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Wednesday said it has signed deals with nine banks to raise $2 billion in loans to finance procurement of goods and services ... Read more...

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Lalit Jalan re-designated as Reliance Infra CEO


April 23rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Monday said it has re-designated Lalit Jalan as chief executive officer (CEO) and that he will not be part of the firm's board."With a ... Read more...

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Maruti likely to get land in Gujarat’s Mehsana in June


April 13th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Maruti Suzuki, India's largest car maker, is likely to sign a formal agreement with the Gujarat government for procurement of land for its greenfield manufacturing facility ... Read more...

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Bihar procures record paddy but farmers’ cheques bounce


April 7th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 7 (IANS) Ashok Pandey, a farmer in Bihar, is worried after a Rs.143,000 cheque given by a state agency for his paddy crop bounced twice last one month. ... Read more...

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Maoists blast bridge, torch trucks in Bihar


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Maoists blew up a bridge and an office and set ablaze six trucks in Bihar's Jamui district during their two-day strike to protest the arrest of ... Read more...

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Proposal for free medicines at government facilities


March 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The proposal for the 12th Five Year Plan includes a new initiative to supply essential medicines free of cost for patients seeking healthcare in public ... Read more...

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Israeli army to acquire rockets


March 15th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 15 (IANS) The Israeli military will acquire rockets with ranges of 40 and 150 km, a media report said.Brig-Gen. David Suissa, the commander of the army's Artillery ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh farmers earn record money in paddy sale


February 25th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 25 (IANS) Farmers in India's leading rice producing state of Chhattisgarh earned a record Rs.6535 crore by selling their paddy to state government through co-operative societies this year, ... Read more...

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Lanco Infra quarterly net profit declines 66.83 percent


February 14th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Infrastructure major Lanco Infratech Ltd Tuesday posted 66.83 percent decline in net profit at Rs.183 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31 against Rs.551.75 during the ... Read more...

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Pakistan gets new fighter planes from US


February 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With an eye to India, Pakistan Monday received the last of 18 F-16 fighter jets from the US.Dawn said the primary consideration for purchasing the ... Read more...

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State ministers meet to discuss PDS reforms


February 6th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Food and agriculture ministers from states will meet here this week to discuss reforms in the public distribution system (PDS).Senior union cabinet ministers and ... Read more...

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Government to prefer domestic manufacturers


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government said Thursday it will give preference to domestic firms while buying electronic products which have security implications for the country.The cabinet headed ... Read more...

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Jharkhand produces record Kharif crop


January 29th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 29 (IANS) For the first time since its creation in 2000, Jharkhand has produced more Kharif food grain than it consumes at a record 55 million tonnes -- ... Read more...

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Karat assails Mamata regime over ‘misrule’, farmers’ suicides


January 20th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat Friday lambasted the eight-month old Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal for being "extremely intolerant to criticism" and for its ... Read more...

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Paddy procurement in Haryana at all-time high


December 29th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) The gvernment's agencies have made an all-time high procurement of 29.23 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, a Haryana minister said Thursday."The six government procuring ... Read more...

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Punj Lloyd bags Rs.1,050-crore highway project


December 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 28 (IANS) Engineering and construction firm Punj Lloyd Wednesday said it has secured a highway project worth Rs.1,050 crore in Rajasthan from the GMR group.The company in a ... Read more...

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Russia to stay loyal to Kalashnikov


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian military will not abandon the legendary Kalashnikov assault rifles, the defence minister has said.Nikolai Makarov, chief of the General Staff, had said the ... Read more...

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L&T; clinches Rs.2,164-crore road development project


December 13th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Infrastructure and engineering giant Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Tuesday said it has secured a Rs.2,164 crore project for road development along a stretch of national highway-8 ... Read more...

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Thousands of Congress workers court arrest


December 10th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 9 (IANS) Thousands of activists of Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress courted arrest across the state Friday charging the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of failing to keep ... Read more...

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Congress workers to court arrests in Chhattisgarh


December 5th, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 5 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's main opposition Congress party claimed Monday that thousands of its cadres, besides senior state leaders, will court arrest on Dec 9 against the ruling ... Read more...

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More paddy produced in Haryana this year


December 5th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 5 (IANS) The arrival of paddy in the procurement season in Haryana has been higher this year so far compared to last year, officials said here Monday."Over 44.85 ... Read more...

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