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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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Petrochemical investment region in Tamil Nadu approved


August 23rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 23 (IANS) The union government has approved setting up of a Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts of Tamil Nadu, Minister ... Read more...

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‘Public private partnerships to boost infrastructure in Asia’


May 30th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, May 30 (IANS) More public private partnerships (PPP) are needed to boost infrastructure development in Asia Pacific, according to a study commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)."In order ... Read more...

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UAE’s anti-piracy meet to be held in Dubai


May 24th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' second anti-piracy international conference, which is expected to draw officials and leaders from across the world, will be held in Dubai ... Read more...

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Pitroda has drawn up projects to change face of Kerala: Chief Minister


May 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Noted innovator, tech evangelist and policymaker Sam Pitroda has drawn up some 10 major projects for Kerala's resurgence that promise to change the face of ... Read more...

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Chandy invites India Inc to invest in Kerala


May 14th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments to Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday extended invitations to India Inc to forge deeper engagements with God's Own Country."In ... Read more...

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Jayant introduces private bill to amend RTI Act


April 27th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal MP Jayant Chaudhary Friday introduced a private member's bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act to ... Read more...

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US firms keen to invest in India’s infrastructure projects


March 27th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) American companies are keen to invest in India's infrastructure projects, especially in the proposed Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), US Commerce Secretary John Bryson said ... Read more...

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Tax-free bond target for infrastructure projects at Rs.60,000 crore


March 16th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday proposed to double the tax-free bond target for financing infrastructure projects in the next fiscal to Rs.60,000 crore from Rs.30,000 ... Read more...

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Budget gives fillip to scientific research


March 16th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Research and development (R&D;) programmes in science and technology were in focus in the union budget presented Monday, with special emphasis on high computing performance ... Read more...

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PPPs to boost infrastructure industry: Economic Survey


March 15th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Public private partnerships (PPPs) are likely to boost the infrastructure industry with almost 50 percent of the Planning Commission's projected investment requirement during the ... 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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Creating a global cookstove alliance - beyond headlines: Hillary Clinton


February 29th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) An India-US project to help create a market for cleaner-burning cookstoves in developing countries is having a "tremendous payoff" beyond the headlines, according to Secretary of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves guidelines for defence hardware JVs


February 9th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Even as the vexed issue of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India defence sector hangs fire, the cabinet Thursday approved guidelines to facilitate the ... Read more...

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Climate change: UN launches online database for businesses


January 27th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) The UN has launched a new online database to showcase successful strategies that businesses and communities are using to adapt to climate change while simultaneously ... Read more...

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Pitroda suggests projects for Kerala


January 25th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) At a brain-storming session with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and members of his cabinet here Wednesday, adviser to the prime minister Sam Pitroda suggested ... Read more...

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Railway safety, modernisation reports delayed


January 17th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Reports of two high powered committees on railway safety and modernisation, headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chief Anil Kakodkar and National Innovation Council head ... Read more...

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PM says China overtaking Indian science, R&D; spending to double (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) Admitting that India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday announced that spending on ... Read more...

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PM for changing ‘face of Indian science’, R&D; spending to go up


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneshwar, Jan 3 (IANS) India's position in the world of science was being overtaken by countries like China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday and announced that spending on ... Read more...

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Top US customs official quits


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Alan D. Bersin, commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), says he will quit at the end of the month.Bersin, who was appointed ... Read more...

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US website to identify credible Indian NGOs


December 15th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US State Department is partnering with an Indian non-profit to create an online searchable database of credible Indian NGOs to work with potential American donors ... Read more...

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Khurshid stresses on health insurance


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Public private partnerships and wider health insurance coverage will be the key for making healthcare widely available in India, union Law Minister Salman Khurshid said ... Read more...

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India-born official leads US educational mission to India


October 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) The US is sending an education-focused trade mission to India with representatives from 21 US institutions of higher education to explore opportunities for partnership ... Read more...

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Tough decisions needed to achieve 9 percent growth target: PM


August 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday India needed to take some difficult decisions to achieve a target of 9 percent growth during the next ... Read more...

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Indian healthcare industry poised for rapid growth


August 5th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian healthcare industry is set to grow rapidly this decade due to rising life expectancy, higher income levels, health insurance proliferation and growing incidence of ... Read more...

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India, US to expand trade, investment links; work together in G-20 (Lead)


June 29th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to work together to expand trade and investment links between their two economies, and to develop and strengthen ... Read more...

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Pranab to address US-India economic summit Monday


June 26th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will Monday address senior officials of the US government and top Indian and American businesses at an economic summit in ... Read more...

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‘Develop tourism by public private partnerships’


April 26th, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) State governments should develop tourism infrastructure through the public private partnership (PPP) mode to attract more investment to the sector, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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ADB lends 250 million dollars to help build Bangalore metro rail system


April 1st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Manila (Philippines), Apr. 1 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is extending up to 250 million dollars for a metro rail system in Bangalore that will bring substantial economic and environmental benefits ... Read more...

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Azad meets Bill, Melinda Gates


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday met software billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda, and urged them to continue their support for the fourth phase ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to visit India this week


March 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be visiting India this week ... Read more...

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Global standards in India should attain agriculture education, says Pawar


February 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar has called for evolving global standards to enhance quality and relevance of agricultural education and research in the ... Read more...

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Public-private model needed to build houses for the poor


February 11th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) With growing urbanisation in India, there is a need for public-private partnerships to provide affordable housing to the poor, an official said Friday."Along with the public authorities, private ... Read more...

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Govt. to encourage joint ventures in Defence


February 9th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Assuring that India's defence expenditure would continue to grow in the next two decades, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said that the government will continue to encourage ... Read more...

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India’s biggest manmade lake to be tourist spot


December 8th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 8 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government will develop the reservoir of the Indira Sagar Dam in Khandwa district as a tourist spot, an official said.According to the state government's directives, ... Read more...

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