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Single agency proposed for Bhiwadi’s development


September 19th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhiwadi (Rajasthan), Sep 19 (IANS) Rajasthan will consider a single nodal agency to oversee industrial development in this key town, as it goes for the next phase of expansion by ... Read more...

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UP appoints consultant for Ghaziabad road


September 19th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday selected Feedback Infrastructure & Services Private Limited as consultant for the building of a key link road in Ghaziabad.The 20-km long, ... Read more...

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Kochi Startup Village to have 2,000 IT firms


September 18th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday said that in three years, 2,000 IT firms will be incubated at the Startup Village in Kochi, which has already ... Read more...

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PPP model necessary to develop urban infrastructure: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In an attempt to overcome the urban infrastructure deficit, the government is encouraging development of workable public-private partnership (PPP) models, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Repair work of Airport Metro to end by October: Kamal Nath


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) More than two months after the Airport Metro Express line was shut down by the concessionaire citing safety concerns, union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath ... Read more...

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Kerala plans cargo movement through coastal shipping


September 14th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala government plans to decongest the state roads, diverting at least 20 percent of the cargo traffic through coastal shipping by 2015 and 40 percent ... Read more...

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Rs.750 crore sanctioned for ship repair unit in Kerala


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Giving further fillip to the maritime industry in Kerala, the central government Friday cleared Cochin Shipyard Ltd's Rs.750 crore project to set up a ship repair ... Read more...

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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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Haryana vows to improve facilities in cities


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday expressed confidence that his government's urban development polices will be able to revolutionise the cities.Speaking at a conference on ... 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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Cash rich PSUs to invest in projects to spur growth


September 11th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The government is working on a mechanism under which nine major public sector undertakings (PSUs) having large cash reserves would start investing in infrastructure ... Read more...

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Shorter airport metro services likely to resume (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi's Airport Metro, which was suspended July 8 due to structural faults, might resume services partially between two stations where no faults were detected, but ... Read more...

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Dikshit hasn’t lost hope yet on Delhi’s Airport Metro


September 10th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has not yet given up hope on the city's Airport Metro project, suspended since July 8 for structural faults, and ... Read more...

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Startup Village inks pact with Finland’s ACE


September 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi Sep 6 (IANS) India's first Startup Village, the only telecom incubator, Friday sealed a technological collaboration with Finland's hi-tech hub Aalto Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE), giving a cutting edge ... Read more...

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Laptops: Window to the world in rural schools (With images)


September 6th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Khairat (Maharashtra), Sep 6 (IANS) For Walter Bender, co-founder of the One Laptop Per Child initiative, watching 20 children display great familiarity and skills with their XO laptops at a ... Read more...

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‘Remove bottlenecks stalling infrastructure projects’


August 31st, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Investor confidence in India can be boosted if bottlenecks such as lack of forward-looking project preparations and a sound land-acquisition process that stall key infrastructure ... Read more...

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A night safari soon in Greater Noida


August 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) Preliminary work on the first night safari in India is likely to begin soon in Greater Noida, a growing suburban town of Delhi.The Greater Noida ... Read more...

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Former AIIMS director to shape Goa’s health policy


August 29th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) As Goa drafts its health policy, a leading Delhi-based doctor and former director of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr P.K. ... Read more...

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CAG reports creating suspicion, distrust: Assocham


August 28th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report on coal block allocation in which it has indicated a Rs.1.85 lakh crore ($37 billion) loss ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway to be aligned Agra-Lucknow highway


August 28th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Monday approved the alignment of the 165-km Greater Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway with the proposed 274-km Agra-Lucknow road project, a move which will considerably ... Read more...

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Work on international stadium at Lucknow gains momentum


August 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 25 (IANS) The ambitious project of building an international class stadium and cricket academy in the state capital has gained momentum with the appointment of three companies as ... Read more...

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Kerala to take ayurveda tourism to next level (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (IANS) Kerala has now set its eyes on pushing tourism centred around ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and well-being, to the next level by promoting ... Read more...

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Four new hydropower projects for Uttar Pradesh


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Four hydropower projects with a combined capacity of 3,400 KW will be set up in Uttar Pradesh in three years, the state government has said.An empowered ... Read more...

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Coal scandal smoulders, ‘PM quit’ chorus grows louder (Roundup)


August 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The spectre of corruption was back to haunt the government Tuesday with a combative opposition demanding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the official ... Read more...

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16 rural passport centres proposed


August 21st, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) For timely and transparent passport-related services in rural areas and the northeast, the external affairs ministry will set up 16 Passport Seva Laghu Kendras (PSLKs) by ... Read more...

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Coal scandal smoulders, ‘PM quit’ chorus grows louder (Evening Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The spectre of corruption was back to haunt the government Tuesday with a combative opposition demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over ... Read more...

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BJP wants PM to go, vows to disrupt parliament (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) After both houses of parliament were adjourned Tuesday over an alleged coal block scam, the BJP vowed not to let the houses function until ... Read more...

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Mend land policy to push realty, infrastructure (Comment)


August 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
The relaxation of rules by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on transfer of government land in a bid to speed up public-private partnership (PPP) projects in infrastructure sector is, indeed, significant. ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports


August 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday."The port at Sagar ... Read more...

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Centre to improve school education launched


August 9th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) An institution that will work towards improving teaching techniques in 13,000 CBSE schools spread across the country and help reshape education was launched here Thursday ... Read more...

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Jaypee’s expressway to Taj cuts run from Delhi to 150 minutes (Roundup)


August 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The $2.4 billion Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates Thursday, promising to cut the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, the city of the Taj ... Read more...

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Delhi-Agra run cut by half as Yamuna Expressway opens (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The much-awaited Yamuna Expressway opened its toll gates to the public Thursday, cutting the travel time between New Delhi and Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, ... Read more...

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New water supply model will help private players: Experts


August 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The absence of regulatory mechanism in the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model in the water sector will help private players make profit rather than solve ... Read more...

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‘Smart cities way forward to housing for all’


August 4th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) With increasing migration to urban areas from villages and towns in pursuit of education, jobs and better living, realtors should build smart cities for housing all ... Read more...

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