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Remittances to India rose to $66.13 bn in 2011-12


September 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Remittances to India surged to $66.13 billion in 2011-12 as compared to $55.62 billion in the previous year, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi ... Read more...

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Sushma Swaraj unveils Ashoka painting


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has unveiled a painting depicting Emperor Asoka to mark the 2,600th year of the advent of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.The painting ... 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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Cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar


August 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Minister of ... Read more...

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Legislative agenda for parliament’s monsoon session (With curtain raiser)


August 6th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning Wednesday has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.There are another 118 bills ... Read more...

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Haryana offers land for cargo airport


July 29th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The Haryana government has offered nearly 2,770 acres of land to the central government to set up a Greenfield cargo airport, an official said Sunday.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Plot ownership rights for seven lakh Delhi families


July 17th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) With eyes to the 2013 assembly elections, the Congress-led Delhi government Monday decided to grant land ownership rights to over seven lakh families living in ... Read more...

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Karnataka to re-open eight iron ore mines soon


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 4 (IANS) The Karnataka government will permit re-opening of eight iron mines in Bellary and Chitradurga districts to augment the raw material supply for steel plants in the ... Read more...

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US to remain engaged with Sri Lanka, says envoy


July 4th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 4 (IANS) The US will remain engaged with Sri Lanka despite some differences of opinion on the political front, the US ambassador to Sri Lanka said here Wednesday.In ... Read more...

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Delhi government to allot plots to physically challenged


June 19th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday announced that industrial plots would be allotted to physically challenged people.Labour and Industry Minister Ramakant Goswami said the physically challenged would ... Read more...

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Farmer dies during agitation outside BJP office


June 15th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A 75-year-old farmer died Friday when he was holding an agitation along with hundreds of other farmers outside the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office ... Read more...

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Myanmar refugees do not want to quit India


June 10th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar is embracing democracy after decades of military rule, but refugees from the country living in India say they have no immediate plans to return ... Read more...

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New land bill will facilitate economic growth: Ramesh


May 18th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The new land acquisition bill would facilitate economic growth and not depress investor sentiment, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said and hoped that ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma opposes report on land acquisition


May 18th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Terming the parliamentary panel's report that seeks to bar the government from acquiring land for industrial use as "unacceptable", Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

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Panel opposes state role in land takeover for private use


May 17th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Thursday suggested that the state should have no role in acquisition of land for private players, except in cases of infrastructure and ... Read more...

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Community sewage project to end open defecation in Delhi colony


May 16th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Open defecation in Savda Ghevra, one of Delhi's largest resettlement neighbourhoods, could end soon with the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence(CURE), a non-profit organisation, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka needs home-grown path to peace: Minister


May 16th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka will achieve lasting peace only through "home grown solutions", not those prescribed by the international community, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has said.Peiris was speaking ... Read more...

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‘External affairs ministry’s budget, staff insufficient’


May 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed its concern at "serious under-resourcing" of the ministry of external affairs (MEA), saying its staff and budget were not commensurate ... Read more...

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Government pension scheme for Indians abroad


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.Indian ... Read more...

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Impressive 55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Delhi witnessed 55 percent polling, its highest in 15 years, in the civic polls held Sunday, Delhi's election commissioner Rakesh Mehta said describing it as ... Read more...

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Himachal panel questions policy on Tibetans


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than half a century after Tibetans fleeing Tibet made Himachal Pradesh their second home, a one-man commission, appointed by the state to look into illegal ... Read more...

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Chidambaram in Aizawl, to discuss Reang issue


April 4th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram arrived here Wednesday for discussions on resuming the repatriation of 36,000 Reang refugees who have been staying for the past ... Read more...

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Police near homes leave Tibetans sore


March 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) On a day when a Tibetan self-immolator died here after battling for life for two days, his compatriots Wednesday prayed for him and said that ... Read more...

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Amid pressure, PM says India inclined to vote against Sri Lanka (Roundup)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Amid increasing pressure from coalition ally DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured parliament that India was "inclined" to vote in favour of a ... Read more...

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Nod to highway projects worth Rs.4,814 crore


March 1st, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The government Thursday approved four highway development projects worth Rs.4,814.74 crore spanning several states.The projects will be carried out on the design, build, finance, operate ... Read more...

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‘Largest’ immigration firm on police radar


February 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming to be the "world's largest immigration group", the multi-billion rupee WorldWide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) here is under the police scanner after it was found ... Read more...

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For Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims, Shivratri bridges a gap


February 20th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 20 (IANS) As bells tolled in the temples of Lord Shiva Monday, what emerged was a heartening story of healing wounds between Hindus and Muslims - wounds inflicted ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks refugees in Tripura to return to Mizoram (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the central and Mizoram governments would make efforts for the return of 37,000 Mizoram tribal refugees from six ... Read more...

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Satisfied with displaced Sri Lankan Tamils’ rehabilitation : EU


February 17th, 2012 - 4:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 17 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the resettlement process in Sri Lanka three years after the war between the Sri Lankan military and the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China spends $150 mn protecting major river sources


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 23 (IANS) China injected one billion yuan (around $158 million) in 2011 to protect the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve, where China's three major rivers have their sources.Sanjiangyuan -- with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Land scam: CBI joint director appears in court (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director Thursday appeared in a Delhi court and told it that efforts were being made to trace missing ... Read more...

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Land scam: CBI joint director appears in court (Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) joint director Thursday appeared in a Delhi court and told it that efforts were being made to trace ... Read more...

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Government clears three highway projects


January 12th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The government Thursday approved three highway development projects spanning across several states worth of Rs.5,388.36 crore.The projects would be carried out on the design, build, ... Read more...

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Missing documents: CBI moves court against summons (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against summons issued to him by a trial court over missing documents ... Read more...

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Missing documents: CBI moves court against summons


January 11th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against summons issued to him by a trial court over missing documents ... Read more...

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