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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM


September 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and ... Read more...

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Indian Navy to get new budget control system


August 10th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) In a revolutionary step to speed up its budgetary processes and macro-manage public funds, the Indian Navy will Saturday launch its force-wide automated Financial Information ... Read more...

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Concerns voiced over draft health chapter of 12th Plan


August 8th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan economy registers record growth


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan economy recorded its highest post-independence growth of 8.3 percent last year beating the previous record of 8 percent in 2010, the Central Bank ... Read more...

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Government’s major thrust on livelihood security, health: President


March 12th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will work for providing livelihood security to the vast majority of the population and will continue to work for the removal of ... Read more...

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Bring public expenditure under purview of audit: CAG


October 16th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 16 (IANS) Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai Sunday underlined the need for amending the CAG's mandate to bring all public expenditure within the purview of public ... Read more...

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Health sector allocation of 2 percent of GDP planned


May 8th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Pune, May 7 (IANS) The government aims to increase investments in the health sector to 2-3 percent of the total GDP, union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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More citizens should use RTI, urges activist


April 16th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Involvement of more citizens in gaining information through the Right to Information (RTI) Act will pressurise authorities to disclose information voluntarily, RTI activist Ashok Ravat said ... Read more...

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Japan may need 3 extra budgets to finance reconstruction work in tsunami struck areas: Minister


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 22 (ANI): Japanese National Policy Minister Koichiro Gemba has said that the government might need to create three different supplementary budgets for fiscal 2011 to finance reconstruction work in the ... Read more...

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Need to define public expenditure: Mukherjee


February 28th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In order to curb huge deficits, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said there was a need to define the nature of public expenditure."The exact definition of ... Read more...

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Each Unique ID number costs Rs.100: Nilekani


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) It costs the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Rs.100 to generate each "aadhaar" number, which will help address the challenges of inclusion, the authority's chief ... Read more...

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Stereotypes an ‘obstacle to gender balance’ at work


October 20th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 20 (ANI): A new report has found that Australian beliefs about the role of women are barriers for female employees seeking to gain leadership positions in business.Commissioned by the Financial ... Read more...

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GDP growth will surpass 8.75 percent target: Mukherjee


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Indian economy will grow more than 8.75 percent in the current fiscal helped by strong growth in the manufacturing sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said ... Read more...

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Economic growth to be over 8.75 per cent in fiscal 2010-11: Mukherjee


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the Indian economy will post a better growth rate than the 8.75 per cent in the current fiscal as ... Read more...

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Ahluwalia favours increased government expenditure in health sector


September 9th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 9 (ANI): The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said on Thursday that the central government should increase its contribution in the health sector.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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Mere two percent of GDP spent on education in Pak


June 5th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.5 (ANI): Education is still not given due importance in Pakistan despite tall claims by successive governments, as the Pakistan Economic Survey 2009-2010 has revealed that a paltry two percent of ... Read more...

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Bank of England boss freezes his own pay raise


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 3 (IANS) The chief banker of England has refused a pay hike of over 15,000 pounds in the next two years, putting into practice what he preaches about ... Read more...

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Wipro bags data centre projects from three states


May 13th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 13, (IANS) Wipro Infotech won three projects to set up data centres in Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal for an unspecified amount, the IT bellwether said Thursday. "The projects assume significance ... Read more...

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Special grant of Rs 3,900 crore for Meghalaya: Sonia


March 5th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, March 5 (IANS) The central government has given a special grant of Rs.3,900 crore to Meghalaya in the 2010-11 budget for the state's development, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here ... Read more...

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Bangladesh ‘almost free of global recession’


January 1st, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 1 (IANS) Bangladesh says it is "almost out of the impact of the global economic recession" with every economic index looking positive. "In the outgoing year, our exports, imports ... Read more...

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Time not ripe to end stimulus: Manmohan Singh


September 25th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Pittsburgh, Sep 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday told the G20 summit that the time was not ripe yet to withdraw the stimulus packages that were announced to ... Read more...

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Apex court dissatisfied over Mayawati government’s reply (Lead)


September 18th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it was not satisfied with the Uttar Pradesh government's explanation on its violation of the court's Sep 8 order that all construction ... Read more...

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OECD forecasts social benefits from recession


September 9th, 2009 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 8 (DPA) A study of education round the globe forecast Tuesday that the world recession may paradoxically benefit societies, since it will prompt the next generation to get a better ... Read more...

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How ‘bored’ swine flu hotline workers are wasting UK taxpayers’ money on booze, games


September 4th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money has been 'squandered' - thanks to the bored workers of dried-up swine flu hotlines in the UK who spend most ... Read more...

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Moody’s revises India growth forecast to 6.4 percent


September 3rd, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Global consultancy Moody's, which last week contended that the drought would bring India's growth down to 6.2 percent, Thursday revised its prediction to say the "stronger-than-expected start" ... Read more...

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India will have 1.53 billion population by 2050


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): India will overtake China and become most populous nation of the world with its population rising to 1.53 billion by 2050.India's population is expected to reach ... Read more...

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New whistle blower scheme to control spurious drugs


July 22nd, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI):Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Aghulam Nabi Azad has announced whistle blower policy to attract involvement of public to provide information on any kind of unlawful ... Read more...

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Government set to spend more to boost economic growth: Mukherjee


July 11th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that the government would resort to more borrowings to increase 'public expenditure' for a higher economic growth.The ... Read more...

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High government borrowing won’t crowd out funds to industry: Mukherjee


July 11th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday sought to allay apprehensions that high government borrowings to fund welfare and infrastructure programmes will crowd out credit to industry and ... Read more...

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PM confident of 8-9 per cent growth


June 9th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday expressed confidence that the country can achieve eight to nine per cent growth rate in the coming two to three ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh confident of 7 percent growth (Lead)


June 9th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India will achieve an economic growth of at least 7 percent this fiscal despite the global slowdown, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday while promising more ... Read more...

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Kerala govt. dismisses possibility of raising retirement age


February 26th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by admin
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 26 (ANI): The Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala has dismissed the possibility of raising the retirement age from the present 55 to 58.Replying to a question related to ... Read more...

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High fiscal deficit inevitable, says government


February 16th, 2009 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The government Monday said high fiscal deficit was inevitable given the global economic scenario and increasing public expenditure.External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his interim budget speech ... Read more...

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Arjun Singh appeals to States to raise budgetary support for education


February 10th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.10, (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday appealed to all States to raise their budgetary support for education and welcomed members who have been nominated to ... Read more...

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States asked to push infrastructure schemes to spur growth


January 31st, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) With two fiscal stimulus packages in the backdrop, the central government Saturday urged states to hasten the implementation of all public expenditure programmes, especially for infrastructure, to ... Read more...

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