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Debates, controversies should not hamper investment: Antony


September 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said debates and controversies should not come in the way of investments for the development of Kerala.Speaking at the inaugural session ... Read more...

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Some subsidy may be restored to tackle drought: Minister


July 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) The government would restart some of the subsidy programmes scrapped earlier to meet the drought-like situation following a patchy monsoon in many parts of the country ... Read more...

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Government to export two million tonnes wheat


July 4th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Facing shortage of storage space, the government has decided to export two million tonnes of wheat at a base price of $228 per tonne, ... Read more...

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Panel formed to implement national optic fibre network


June 26th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The government Tuesday formed a coordination committee to give a push to the decision to set up a National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) to provide ... 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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Take strict action against foodgrain hoarders: Parliament panel


May 13th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the low number of convictions of foodgrain hoarders in the past three years and said it shows the non-serious ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows 4.1 percent; rate cut possible (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew at a lower-than-expected 4.1 percent in February owing to sluggish performance of the mining and manufacturing sector, fuelling calls of ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output grows by 4.1 percent in February


April 12th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by lower than expected 4.1 percent in February, led by 8 percent expansion in electricity production, official data showed Thursday.However, ... Read more...

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Tata Chemicals launches anti-anaemia fortified salt


April 5th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Tata Chemicals, the market leader in the branded salt segment, Thursday launched the country's first iron fortified iodized salt that consumers can use in their ... Read more...

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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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Charges framed against Lalu, Mishra in fodder scam (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) A special Bihar court Thursday framed charges against former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra along with 32 others in a case related to fraudulent ... Read more...

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CBI court frames charges against Lalu in fodder scam


March 1st, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) A Bihar court Thursday framed charges against former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra along with 32 other accused in the case related to fraudulent ... Read more...

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Mumbai to host Global Pulses Conclave


February 8th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The Global Pulses Conclave (GPC), the first such meet in India for the pulses industry and trade, will be held here next week, the organisers said ... Read more...

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Grow more grains, Pawar tells states


February 8th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Urging states to produce more grains to meet the growing food demand, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday stressed the streamlining of the procurement and distribution ... Read more...

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Srinagar-Jammu highway open for one-way traffic


January 22nd, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 22 (IANS) The Srinagar-Jammu highway will remain open for one-way traffic Sunday, but only trucks and government-run buses will move from the summer capital to the winter capital.Inspector ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic


January 19th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens for one-way traffic (With Images)


January 19th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was thrown open for one-way traffic towards Srinagar even as the Kashmir Valley received fresh snowfall Wednesday evening, the ... Read more...

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Severe cold wave in Kashmir


January 18th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 18 (IANS) After three days of snowfall, severe cold wave conditions returned to Kashmir Wednesday with this summer capital reporting a minimum temperature of minus 1.4 degrees ... Read more...

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President to chair governors’ panel meet


December 14th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Thursday chair a meeting of the committee of governors on rainfed farming, which will discuss policies for promotion of ... Read more...

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UPA allies didn’t side with government on price rise


December 8th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Guess who didn't side with the government when the Lok Sabha discussed rising prices Thursday? The Trinamool Congress, the DMK and the Nationalist Congress ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam row: Kerala, Tamil Nadu MPs meet PM


November 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The political battle over the Mullaperiyar dam hotted up Tuesday with MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to ... Read more...

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Government’s decision on sugar exports next week


November 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A group of ministers headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to take a decision next week on allowing sugar exports in 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Rumours of public distribution of ‘black money’ in Andhra


October 27th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Long queues of men and women were seen outside post offices in Kakinada town of Andhra Pradesh Thursday following rumours that the government would deposit seized ... Read more...

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Court notice over BPL benefits for disabled


October 5th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking inclusion of families with disabled members in the list of ... Read more...

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India to ferry food grains for northeast via Bangladesh


September 30th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Dhaka has agreed to allow New Delhi to ferry food grains for the northeastern states via Bangladesh, officials said here Friday."After the Bangladesh government's green signal, ... Read more...

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40.74 crore people below poverty line, apex court told


September 21st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the below poverty line (BPL) population in the country is 40.74 crore and the poverty line ... Read more...

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Rs.25 per day poverty tag irks Aruna Roy


September 20th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Social activist and National Advisory Council member Aruna Roy has criticised the Planning Commission's view that its definition of poor - those spending less Rs.25 ... Read more...

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Government seeks public comments on draft food security bill


September 14th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it would seek public comments on the draft National Food Security Bill which seeks to legally entitle a majority of the ... Read more...

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Government to monitor onion prices


September 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government will soon sell onions at subsidised rates here and intervene to keep prices under check, Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and ... Read more...

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Lalu, Jagannath Mishra to be charged in fodder scam


August 29th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) A Bihar court Monday fixed Sep 21 as the date for framing charges against former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra, among the 11 accused ... Read more...

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Food corporation’s subsidy rose to 35 percent in 2010-11: Thomas


August 23rd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government's subsidy to the Food Corporation of India (FCI) for procuring foodgrain rose by 35.11 percent to Rs.57,925 crore in 2010-11 against Rs.42,873 crore ... Read more...

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Protests hit life in Manipur


August 21st, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 21 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many areas of Manipur Sunday due to demonstrations demanding the creation of a Naga-dominated district in the state.According to a ... Read more...

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Second day of truckers’ strike in Tamil Nadu


August 20th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) The indefinite strike called by truckers seeking a cut in toll charges continued for the second day Saturday but did not impact much the movement of ... Read more...

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Fodder scam: Pleas of Lalu, Jagannath Mishra rejected


August 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A Bihar court Thursday dismissed the discharge petitions filed by former Bihar chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra, among 11 accused, in a ... Read more...

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Government promises ‘reasonably priced’ food for all


August 10th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The proposed national food security bill will ensure that every Indian has access to foodgrains at a reasonable price, says minister K.V. Thomas -- ... Read more...

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