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People protest power tariff hike in Rajasthan


August 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 9 (IANS) People in Rajasthan are up in arms against the hike in power tariff saying it would put more burden on them, especially at a time of ... Read more...

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Organic basmati the new buzz among Jammu farmers


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) With an eye on growing national and international demand, Jammu's agriculture department has begun cultivating organic basmati rice in the region."The organic paddy is ... Read more...

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The new IIT exam pattern (Factfile)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Council Wednesday struck a compromise with the human resource development ministry on the new pattern of entrance examinations. Here are its salient features:* There will ... Read more...

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Agni-V, India’s ‘China Killer’ (To go with Agni-V launch story)


April 19th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully launched its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile. Here are some salient features of the missile and the test, which propelled the country into ... Read more...

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India further eases defence offsets norms (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India Monday further eased its defence offsets norms, saying the value of technology transferred under a deal could be written off against the obligation to ... Read more...

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India further eases defence offsets norms


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Apr 2 (IANS) India Monday further eased its defence offsets norms, saying the value of technology transfered under a deal could be written off against the obligation to ... Read more...

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Belgium to renovate 14 railway stations in India


March 21st, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Belgium has tied up with the Indian Railways to renovate 14 railway stations in India.Belgium's ambassador to India Pierre Vaesen Wednesday said the project was proposed ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan-US ties face profound, existential problems’


March 21st, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) There can be no worse indication of the state of Pakistan-US ties than Washington refusing to apologise for the deaths of soldiers in a NATO ... Read more...

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Some important facets of India-Qatar ties (To go with ‘Qatari emir to visit India’)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Here are some salient features of India-Qatar ties:- Indian professionals working there number over 500,000- Indians form the highest community, larger even than local population- ... Read more...

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BCCI-Sahara truce (Fact file)


February 16th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The salient features of the agreement between Sahara India and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) struck here Thursday:* Sahara will continue to ... Read more...

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PM holds meet on 2G verdict, as issue takes diplomatic turn (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday held a crucial meeting on the 2G spectrum issue in the wake of the apex court cancelling 122 licences, ... 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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Salient features of Indian telecom sector


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Following are the salient features of the Indian telecom sector which was jolted Thursday by the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licenses given out ... Read more...

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Salient features of report on malnutrition and hunger


January 10th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday released the HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) survey report 2011. The report covered more than 73,000 households in 112 districts ... Read more...

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Salient features of food bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The National Food Security Bill, 2011 introduced in the Lok Sabha Thursday has ambitious provisions to ensure access to adequate quantity of food to India's ... Read more...

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Salient features of Lokpal bill


December 22nd, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The following are the salient features of the proposed anti-graft Lokpal bill introduced by the government in the Lok Sabha Thursday:Lokpal and its role* The ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill approved: PM in but CBI out (Lead)


December 20th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Tuesday night approved the much-awaited Lokpal bill, which brings the prime minister under the purview of the ombudsman with riders but ... Read more...

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Highlights of manufacturing policy


October 30th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Salient features of the first national manufacturing policy: -- Creation of 100 million additional jobs in the next 10 years. -- Increasing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25 percent by 2022 ... Read more...

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Animated rakhis a hit in Lucknow


August 12th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 12 (IANS) They will not only adorn a brother's wrist but also greet him and play melodious tunes. They are electronic rakhis being sold here ahead of Raksha ... Read more...

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Bengali folk theatre gets a Bollywood twist (Feature)


July 18th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Jatra, the popular Bengali folk theatre form, is being dished out with some Bollywood garnishing. While veterans like Asrani and Shakti Kapoor have done it ... Read more...

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Focus shifts to smaller hydel power projects: Omar


July 7th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday unveiled a new hydroelectric projects development policy."The power policy from the generation point of view has traditionally focused ... Read more...

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Haryana to have helicopter, aviation hubs


May 29th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Seeking to upgrade the aviation infrastructure in Haryana, the state government Sunday announced that two integrated helicopter hubs and three general aviation hubs would be set ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel: Round 1 goes to civil society (Second Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The first meeting to lay out a Lokpal Bill ended here Saturday on a "cordial note" with the government agreeing to audio-record the ... Read more...

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Govt. reiterates its commitment to introduce strong Lokpal Bill


April 16th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Government on Saturday reiterated its commitment to introduce a strong Lok Pal Bill in the monsoon session of the Parliament.Briefing media after the meeting of ... Read more...

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Lokpal panel talks to be audio-recorded, next meeting May 2 (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The first meeting of the joint committee to draft the Lokpal Bill Saturday was "extremely cordial", with the government agreeing to audio-record discussions and ... Read more...

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Puducherry polls: Congress manifesto promises incentives, concessions


April 1st, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Puducherry, Apr 1 (ANI): The Congress election manifesto for the upcoming assembly polls in Puducherry today promised a slew of incentives and concessions to various sections of people.Releasing the 16-page manifesto, PCC ... Read more...

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Salient features of India’s tiger census


March 28th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) India is home to 1,706 tigers, says the latest tiger census released Monday. Here are some salient points related to the exercise undertaken in three ... Read more...

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Kerala polls: UDF promises Re one/kg rice to BPL families


March 25th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kochi, Mar 25 (ANI): The Election Manifesto of the Congress led-United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala, which was released today, promised rice at one rupee a kilo for all Below Poverty Line ... Read more...

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Need to conserve ground water: Minister


March 10th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) Changing lifestyle and increasing population are putting increasing pressure on the already depleting ground water reserves, and there is urgent need to conserve it, Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Super-specialty wing for Safdarjung hospital planned


February 25th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A proposal for setting up a super-specialty wing in New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital is under consideration and at a preliminary stage of examination in the health ministry, ... Read more...

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Enhanced penalties mooted for cruelty against animals


February 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) In order to check animal abuse in the country, the environment ministry has called for higher penalties for cruelty against animals in its proposed draft Animal Welfare ... Read more...

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Allegations of forcible land acquisition false: Railways


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) The allegations of forcible land acquisition for several railway projects are "distorted and devoid of truth", the railway ministry Wednesday said in a release."The factual positions on ... Read more...

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India, Norway sign an agreement on double taxation avoidance and prevention of fiscal evasion


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland signed an agreement here on Wednesday for the avoidance of double ... Read more...

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Licensing norms tougher in India’s new telecom policy


January 29th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India Saturday said its new telecom policy to be unveiled soon will tighten the norms for grant of licences and airwaves to service providers in a bid ... Read more...

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Salient features of Indian Navy’s new fleet tanker


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) The following are the salient features of INS Deepak, the new fleet tanker inducted Friday at the Naval Dockyard here.Length - 175 m Breadth - 25 m Full load displacement ... Read more...

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