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BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

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Power trip in seven states hits millions (Roundup)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Northern India was hit by one of the worst power failures in a decade that saw millions wake up Monday to no electricity. ... Read more...

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Inflation to remain between 6.5-7.5 percent: Mukherjee (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he is "confident" that the headline inflation will remain between 6.5-7.5 percent in 2012-13, even as the government ... Read more...

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Rupee’s devaluation due to national, international factors: Pranab


May 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday attributed the cumulative effect of several national and international factors, including the Eurozone crisis, for the devaluation of the ... Read more...

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Action only after studying court judgment: Jaiprakash Associates


May 5th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Infrastructure major Jaiprakash Associates Saturday said that it is studying the Himachal Pradesh High Court judgement penalising the company for setting up a thermal power ... Read more...

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Bangalore stares at water famine - unless projects implemented


April 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) Bangalore's population is growing at the rate of four percent a year, but water availability is going down steadily. The metropolis of nearly nine million needs ... Read more...

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On World Sparrow Day, move to monitor common birds


March 19th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) A unique public participation initiative to monitor common birds in the country will be launched Tuesday, to coincide with "World Sparrow Day", an official said here ... Read more...

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33 combat planes lost in four years (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 33 combat jets in the last four years, 27 of them MiGs, parliament was told Monday. Ten helicopters also ... Read more...

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Four years, 33 combat plane crashes, 27 MIGs lost


March 19th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 33 combat jets in the last four years, 27 of them MiGs of various variants, parliament was informed Monday. ... Read more...

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‘Delete objectionable clauses from Dam Safety bill’


March 17th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order the deletion of objectionable clauses in the Dam Safety Bill 2010 ... Read more...

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Sunderbans poster boy of climate change’s ill effects: Study


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to ... Read more...

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Two colleges near Agra bird sanctuary fined Rs.10 crore


January 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 12 (IANS) A penalty of Rs.10 crore has been imposed on two engineering colleges for pollution and illegal construction close to the Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary on the ... Read more...

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Antony contradicts air force chief on plane crashes


December 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Contradicting the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday told parliament that inexperience of pilots "is not" one of the major reasons ... Read more...

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Railway safety is top priority: Minister


December 1st, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Thursday asked general managers to accord top priority to strengthening safety and said there would be "zero tolerance" to those erring ... Read more...

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People’s anger on inflation can turn violent, says BJP


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Accusing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of failing to check inflation despite its assurances in parliament, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday said ... Read more...

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Iron ore export eating away resources: Justice Shah


September 17th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Rampant extraction of iron ore for export was steadily eating away India's national wealth, retired Supreme Court judge M.B. Shah, who heads a commission probing ... Read more...

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Government to plan rabi crop strategy


September 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Concerned over declining availability and consumption, the government will ask states to promote the cultivation of nutri-cereals like millets, bajra and ragi.The issue will be ... Read more...

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Landslide blocks Konkan Railway, thousands stranded


August 30th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) A major landslide blocked tracks in a section of the Konkan Railway Tuesday, hitting services between Mumbai and the southern states and leaving thousands of people ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure (Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, baggage conveyor ... Read more...

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Panel to probe Delhi Terminal-3 power failure


August 10th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A committee has been set up to probe the power failure at the Delhi airport's Terminal-3 (T3) three days ago that caused the escalators, ... Read more...

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Dam Safety Bill against Tamil Nadu’s interests: Jayalalithaa


July 30th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to modify certain provisions of the proposed Dam Safety Bill, 2010, in order to ... Read more...

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Customs officers to get more teeth


July 21st, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) India plans to amend its customs regulations to remove loopholes and give more powers to officers to track tax evaders.The cabinet Thursday gave its nod ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrims court risks for a glimpse of Shiva


July 4th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) It's a journey of faith, a test of the body and soul, almost symbolic of the devotion a god demands from his worshipper. But the ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad’s water highly toxic, claims NGO


June 13th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 13 (IANS) There is a high amount of toxic chemicals, especially chromium compounds, in Ghaziabad's ground water, the only source of drinking water in the township, an NGO ... Read more...

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Now, a health chart for Narmada river


June 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 4 (IANS) A health chart for a river was unheard of till now but, in a first, the Madhya Pradesh government has begun working on it to profile ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to get IMF assurance on $11.3 bn loan release


April 19th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to get any indications from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the release of the final tranche of an $11.3 billion loan package, ... Read more...

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Tax payers want our ambit enlarged: tax ombudsman


April 16th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Tax payers of the country want the jurisdiction of Income Tax ombudsman to be enlarged, the tax department's Kolkata ombudsman said Saturday."Currently, the ombudsman has been ... Read more...

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India seeks stronger UN General Assembly


March 15th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 15 (IANS) India has called for substantive measures to strengthen the role of UN General Assembly as the chief deliberative, legislative and policy-making and representative body of ... Read more...

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IAF lost 40 planes, 16 pilots since 2008


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost 40 planes and 16 of its pilots in air crashes in the past three years, the Rajya Sabha was told Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Event to popularise Khadi to be held in Delhi


February 19th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Around 1,000 participants from across India will join in a three-day programme here, including a mass spinning programme, from Tuesday intended to bring Khadi into public ... Read more...

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Panel files report on 2G spectrum, names errant officials (Lead)


January 31st, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The government-appointed one-man committee that probed alleged procedural lapses in awarding airwaves for second generation (2G) telecom services between 2001 and 2009, Monday submitted its report, identifying ... Read more...

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Panel on 2G spectrum submits report, names errant officials


January 31st, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31(IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Shivraj V. Patil Monday submitted his report on the procedures followed in awarding airwaves for second generation (2G) telecom services between 2001 and 2009, ... Read more...

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2G lapses probe committee tenure extended


January 12th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Department of Telecommunications (DOT) Wednesday said it had extended till Jan 31 the tenure of the committee set up to look into the procedures adopted by ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel to look into ‘paid news’


January 7th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The government has constituted a ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to look into the issue of "paid news" and suggest remedial measures that ... Read more...

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Reach out to villages: Rahul tells Tamil Nadu Youth Congress


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 23 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Thursday urged cadres of the Youth Congress to reach out to villages and strengthen the party at the grassroots level so that the ... Read more...

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