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China to tighten web rules as users cross 500 mn


September 12th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) China's internet regulatory authority has vowed to strengthen management of the web, as the number of internet users in the country climbed to around 540 million, ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... Read more...

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Apex court queries Delhi airport development fee


August 21st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and concessionaire Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) to tell who was levying and collecting ... Read more...

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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

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Reviving defunct airports tribunal, centre tells court


July 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has started the process to revive the defunct Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal ... Read more...

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Regulator asks airlines not to increase fares


July 16th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The aviation regulator Monday asked all airlines not to raise fares and keep ticket prices under the prescribed bands.The instruction came after reports surfaced that ... Read more...

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High aircraft parking charges at Mumbai flayed


July 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Business aircraft operators Friday decried the sharp hike in parking penalties for planes at Mumbai airport, terming the move as "illegal and beyond jurisdiction" of private ... Read more...

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Lawyers strike hits court work on day two


July 12th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Court proceedings across the country were hit for the second day Thursday as around 1.7 million lawyers boycotted courts on the Bar Council of India's ... Read more...

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Airlines challenge Delhi airport tariff hike


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the nod to the Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) ... Read more...

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No action or comment on leaked report: Ajit Singh


May 23rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday refused to comment on the leaked Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report that hinted at financial irregularities in allocating ... Read more...

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Illegal constructions in Ghaziabad sealed, case against builder


May 21st, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, May 21 (IANS) After punishing its guilty officials, the Ghaziabad Development Authority ordered the sealing of two towers in Amrapali Village found to be violating building by-laws and decided ... Read more...

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Bangladesh banker favours micro-finance regulation


May 9th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Bank Governor Atiur Rahman Tuesday emphasised the need for strong regulation for monitoring micro-finance institutions."We are striving to maintain the right balance of ensuring that ... Read more...

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Can’t interfere in AERA decisions: Ajit Singh


April 26th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday justified the hikedcharges at the Delhi airport, saying they are needed as these had not been raised for the ... Read more...

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Kingfisher, Air India owe Rs.525 crore to GMR


April 10th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Infrastructure major GMR group Tuesday said that cash-strapped airlines Kingfisher and Air India owed it about Rs.525 crore for using the Delhi and Hyderabad airports."Kingfisher ... Read more...

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Mukul rolls back fare hike to please Mamata


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Stating that it impacted poor people, new Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday rolled back the fare hike in suburban and non-suburban, sleeper, air conditioned ... Read more...

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Highest priority to safety of nuclear plants: Patil


March 12th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Monday said the country will more than double nuclear power production by 2017 and added that the government accorded the highest ... Read more...

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LPG prices surge in Pakistan


March 4th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Pakistan rose by Rs.20 ($0.2) per kg.Saturday's price rise will result in an increase of Rs.235 per cylinder ... Read more...

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Centre’s nod to electronic warehouse receipts expected


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA), which regulates warehouses in the country, Friday said it is hopeful of receiving the central government's nod to ... Read more...

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Assam drops NEWRA, to revamp Brahmaputra Board


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 22 (IANS) Disappointed by Arunachal Pradesh's continuous opposition in setting up the North East Water Resources Authority (NEWRA), Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday said his government ... Read more...

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Fix reserve price at Rs.1,658 crore in 2G auction: Uninor


February 10th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Telecom service provider Uninor Friday signalled its participation in the upcoming auction of 2G licences, asking the telecom regulator to fix the reserve price at ... Read more...

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Pakistan to speed up gas import


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wants to expedite the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to overcome the energy crisis in Pakistan.Pakistan is facing a ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike hurting Pakistanis (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices has shocked Pakistanis.Reflecting popular opinion, the Pakistani media is wondering if there is any proper regulatory authority to manage the ... Read more...

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Petroleum price hike bombshell for Pakistanis: Daily


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) The steep hike in petroleum prices is like a bombshell for Pakistan's impoverished masses, said a daily, ruing that there was no proper regulatory authority working ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria to help combat fake drugs


December 16th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Dec 16 (IANS) As part of its corporate social responsibility, Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile service provider Airtel, is joined forces to fight the huge problem ... Read more...

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Policy issues not for courts to decide, says Supreme Court


December 5th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said it was not for the courts to involve themselves in issues of policy which comes under the domain of the ... Read more...

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Supreme Court not to meddle in fuel pricing (Lead)


November 18th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the deregulation of prices of petroleum products, saying fixing of petroleum prices was a matter ... Read more...

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DIAL to again charge development fee at IGI airport


November 16th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Come Dec 1 and passengers flying out of Delhi will have to shell out more money, as the airport economic regulator restored the levy of ... Read more...

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Goa casinos need regulatory authority: Casino operator


November 15th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) The promoters of Goa's newest casino said Tuesday that a gaming commission or a regulatory authority was "absolutely essential" to monitor casino gaming arenas in the ... Read more...

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New bill seeks to protect home buyers, curb graft in realty


November 11th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft bill that seeks to bring transparency and accountability in real estate and housing transactions and curb widespread corruption in ... Read more...

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Reliance Life concludes 26 percent stake sale to Nippon for $680mn


October 9th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Reliance Capital Sunday said it had concluded a 26 percent stake sale in its life insurance arm to Japan's Nippon Life for $680 million (Rs.3,062 crore), ... Read more...

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Fuel prices go up in Pakistan


October 1st, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 1 (IANS) Fuel prices went up in Pakistan Saturday, authorities said.The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority announced an up-to-five-percent rise in petroleum products with immediate effect, reported Geo ... Read more...

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Court upholds government notice on TV reality show


September 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday upheld the show cause notice the information and broadcasting ministry issued to Star Plus channel for its telecast of two ... Read more...

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Panel constituted to examine school fee hike


September 25th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has constituted a committee after the high court directed it to examine the accounts of private schools allegedly charging high tuition fees."Justice ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays nuclear safety authority bill


September 21st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday denounced the proposed Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill and asked the government to "set up a genuinely independent nuclear safety regulatory ... Read more...

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18,000 registered madrassas in Pakistan


September 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 13 (IANS) There are over 18,000 registered madrassas for men spread across Pakistan, a minister said.The National Assembly was informed that Multan has 1,144 madrassas, followed by Lahore ... Read more...

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