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11 JD-U MPs face disciplinary action


March 8th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 8 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Tuesday recommended to the party high command to take action against 11 party MPs and dozens of other leaders for anti-party ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to have auto-sector specific policy soon


November 19th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 19 (IANS) Tamil Nadu will soon announce its automotive industry specific policy, a state government official said Friday."The proposed policy will address many of the issues faced by the sector ... Read more...

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Police officers misbehave with media at Delhi AICC session


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.2 (ANI): Police officers and personnel deputed for security duties at the Talkatora Stadium for the day-long session of the All India Congress Committee, were on Tuesday, accused of ... Read more...

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Farm tenants’ rights, caste issues on test in Bihar poll (Curtain Raiser, 4th round)


October 31st, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) Development, new caste arithmetic, bataidari (sharecropping) and the minority card will be the main issues on test as 42 constituencies, nearly a dozen of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to float bids for financial city in October


September 9th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 9 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will float international competitive bids next month for the proposed Chennai Financial City, a top government official said Thursday. "Consultancy firm PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) are ... Read more...

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Games flags, banners to cover Delhi eyesores


August 19th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Dwivedi New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Come September and this host city for the October Commonwealth Games will start covering some of its slums and garbage dumps with flags and ... Read more...

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Railways to promote Commonwealth Games throughout India


June 15th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Dwivedi New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Tracking the history of the Commonwealth Games and the contribution of Indian Railways to sports, a special train will this month begin a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to set up exclusive industrial park for Japanese firms


March 2nd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will set up an industrial park for Japanese small and medium enterprises (SME) near here in a bid to attract more investments from the ... Read more...

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Infighting in Bihar’s ruling JD-U deepens


January 30th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Infighting in Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has deepened with state party chief Rajeev Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh publicly raising the banner of revolt against Chief Minister ... Read more...

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George Fernandes in a do-or-die electoral battle


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 22 (IANS) It's been touted as the last electoral battle of George Fernandes. And his supporters in Muzaffarpur constituency in Bihar are working hard to ensure the defeat of the ... Read more...

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Prince Charles ignorant about Green Revolution, say intellectuals


August 18th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Agricultural scientists, economists and activists have criticised Prince Charles for trying to undermine India's Green Revolution and asserted that the agri-movement saved scores ... Read more...

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Hit by unrest, apple exports from Kashmir down to trickle


August 15th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The supply of apples from Jammu and Kashmir, that accounts for 60 percent of the country's apples and 50 percent of its exports, will ... Read more...

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India should dream of double-digit growth: Rangarajan (Interview)


August 13th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Economic reforms in India now need a major push forward to log a higher and inclusive growth of over 10 percent in a bid ... Read more...

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Sell loss-making state-owned companies quickly: Sharad Pawar


August 12th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar wants speedy disinvestment in public sector units (PSUs) such as the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) or even their ... Read more...

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Gujarat tops in rural electrification; several states falter


August 10th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) When it comes to electrifying villages, Gujarat shows the light. The laggards include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. The state has achieved ... Read more...

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Suresh Tendulkar ‘bullish’ on Indian economy (Interview)


August 8th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) India's inflation rate will not stay high for long and the economy will continue to expand at a fast pace despite global developments, the ... Read more...

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An action plan to ‘emancipate’ Indian Muslims


August 6th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Jammat-e-Islam Hind (JIH), one of India's oldest Muslim groups, has put in place a path-breaking Rs.55 billion (Rs.5,500 crore) action plan to create ... Read more...

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India soon to have good agricultural practices document


July 31st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India is set to have an agricultural testament called good agricultural practises (GAP) aimed at enhancing farm productivity marked by quality. India's apex body ... Read more...

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Alternate route for Sethusamudram channel to be examined (Lead)


July 30th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government has decided to appoint an expert committee to examine the feasibility of having an alternate alignment for a shorter navigational sea route around India's ... Read more...

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India has power shortage of 73,050 million units


July 30th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India, Asia's third largest economy, faced a power deficit of 73,050 million units between April 2007 and March 2008, an internal official audit says. ... Read more...

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Delhi’s water crisis is set to explode


July 29th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan and Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Water is becoming a scarce commodity in the Indian capital that is home to some 16 million people and the crisis ... Read more...

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India’s ‘manmade’ water crisis can incite more conflicts: Assocham


July 28th, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The water crisis staring at India is manmade, could get more complex and lead to more interstate conflicts if prompt measures are not taken ... Read more...

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India makes rapid strides in eradicating extreme poverty


July 25th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India is making impressive progress towards achieving the UN's millennium development goals (MDGs) such as eradicating extreme poverty and ensuring universal primary education, says ... Read more...

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Plea to bar 4 MPs from voting denied urgent hearing


July 22nd, 2008 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Hours before the crucial voting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's trust motion in parliament, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a plea ... Read more...

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Apex court moved to bar 4 lawmakers from voting on trust motion


July 21st, 2008 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Rana Ajit New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) An Allahabad-based lawyer Monday moved the Supreme Court to bar four lawmakers convicted of murder from voting in parliament Tuesday on the trust motion of ... Read more...

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CSR - soft drink giant restores ancient village step well


July 18th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy Sarai Bawari (Rajasthan), July 18 (IANS) This village is home to a 400-year-old step well whose sparkling waters brim with fish, some weighing nearly 10 kg. But don't try ... Read more...

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‘SEZs driving forces of economic growth’


July 13th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's booming economy will scale further heights if steps like special economic zones (SEZs) are executed effectively, says Rashid Alleem of Hamriyah Free Zone ... Read more...

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‘India needs to improve food product standards’


July 12th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India needs to improve the standards of its food products to acquire a competitive edge in the global market, says Sanjay Dave, the first ... Read more...

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Drip irrigation sprinkles hope over farmers in Rajasthan


July 9th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy Kaladera (Rajasthan), July 9 (IANS) Amid fear and despair triggered by falling water levels and uncertain rains has come hope for farmers in Rajasthan in the form of "sprinkle ... Read more...

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‘Political uncertainty a bad omen for economy’ (Lead)


July 8th, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The current bout of political uncertainty in India could not have come at a worse time, with experts fearing that the fluid political situation ... Read more...

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‘Political uncertainty a bad omen for economy’


July 8th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The current bout of political uncertainty in India would not have come at a worse time, with experts hoping the stalemate would be over ... Read more...

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Beggars too feel inflation pinch!


July 6th, 2008 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Life for scores of beggars at the city's traffic intersections is no longer as good as it used to be a year ago. Their ... Read more...

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Indian scientists developing drought-resistant groundnut


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Indian farmers will soon get access to a new variety of groundnut that is drought-resistant and can be cultivated even in areas where water ... Read more...

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Indian basmati set to enter China, Mexico


July 1st, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Indian basmati rice will shortly enter the kitchens in China and Mexico. At present, basmati is exported to over 130 countries, and the government ... Read more...

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Poor feedback forces postponement of job scheme revamp


June 23rd, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajeev Ranjan Roy New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Poor feedback from the field has forced a postponement in the revamp of India's largest job guarantee scheme that is the flagship of the ... Read more...

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