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Global meet on technological innovation from Sep 20 in Delhi


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A two-day global conference to promote technological innovation in India will be inaugurated here by chairman of the National Innovation Council Sam Pitroda Sep 20.The ... Read more...

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Kerala development model is sustainable: Experts


September 12th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Panelists at the Emerging Kerala 2012 Global Connect conference here Wednesday agreed that investment by the state in delivering healthcare and education to achieve higher human ... Read more...

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ICT be used for better healthcare: Pitroda


August 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Information and communications technology should be used to create an information network for better health care in the country, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy emphasises animation, graphics and hardware


August 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology policy laying special emphasis on hardware, animation and graphics.The much-awaited policy, ratified ... Read more...

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Prime minister to inaugurate Emerging Kerala summit


July 16th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate 'Emerging Kerala 2012', the flagship global connect programme of the state government to be held at Kochi from Sep ... Read more...

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New York polytechnic honours Sam Pitroda


May 19th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 19 (IANS) Polytechnic Institute of New York University, America's second-oldest private engineering school, has conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering on Sam Pitroda, adviser ... Read more...

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Pitroda has drawn up projects to change face of Kerala: Chief Minister


May 15th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Noted innovator, tech evangelist and policymaker Sam Pitroda has drawn up some 10 major projects for Kerala's resurgence that promise to change the face of ... Read more...

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West Bengal to have four hardware hubs


May 4th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Four hardware hubs with 60 units each will be set up in West Bengal, the government said Friday."The state already has the land for these hubs," ... Read more...

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Revolutionise India’s hospitality industry, Pitroda to Indian American hoteliers


May 4th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Atlanta, May 4 (IANS) As Indian American hoteliers savor their ever growing clout here in the United States, they are now being asked to revolutionize the hospitality industry in India.Sam ... Read more...

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France’s Thales eyes big in India’s metro, rail projects


April 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) French defence, aerospace and technology giant Thales sees a huge opportunity in India's public transport sector and plans to bid for upcoming metro and rail ... Read more...

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Presidential polls: Suggestions continue, parties keep mum (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The churning continues for the presidential polls with various political leaders suggesting candidates even as their parties seek to gauge the mood and keep ... Read more...

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France’s Thales bets big on India’s metro, rail projects


April 24th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Seeing a huge business opportunity in India's public transport sector, French technology giant Thales is planning to bid for the upcoming metro projects across the ... Read more...

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Who will be next president? Many names but could be another dark horse (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India’s next president?


April 20th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ... Read more...

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Need to improve dignity of labour: Ramesh


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday gave away awards to the winners of the "innovation challenge" of the National Innovation Council (NIC) and said there ... Read more...

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50 innovation clusters to help MSMEs: Pitroda


March 28th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The National Innovation Council (NInC) aims to have around 50 innovation clusters covering the entire country by the end of 2012 to help out the ... Read more...

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Internal efficiency crucial for rail modernisation: CPI-M


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) It was not possible to modernise Indian Railways unless steps were taken to improve internal efficiency and increase the load factor, Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Stage set for another railway budget


March 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) With passenger fares unlikely to be hiked, Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden railway budget for 2012-13 Wednesday amid concerns over the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s draft electronic, hardware policy next week: Official


March 7th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) West Bengal is likely to come out with a draft of its electronic and hardware policy in order to draw up a new Information Technology ... Read more...

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Parliament panel asks railway to hike fares to ensure safety


March 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Monday suggested to Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi that the railways hike passenger fares and mobilise internal resources to ensure safety and modernisation ... Read more...

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Resources required to meet objectives: Railway minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 2 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Friday underlined that enormous resources would be required to meet the objectives of safety, development and modernisation of the Indian Railways."The Indian ... Read more...

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India’s youth, like world over, are seeking change: US professor


March 2nd, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Citing the example of India, a noted US professor has outlined how, frustrated and angry, the world's young people are demanding change, from Europe and ... Read more...

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Eliminating level crossings big challenge for railways


February 29th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will have to dig deep into his pocket for eliminating the thousands of unmanned level crossings across the country that ... Read more...

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Panel suggests Rs.800,000 crore railways modernisation plan


February 27th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A high-level panel on railway modernisation, headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda, Monday suggested a total funding of over Rs.800,000 crore for revamping the Indian Railways ... Read more...

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Trivedi awaits report on modernisation of railways


February 21st, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Palakkad (Kerala), Feb 21 (IANS) Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Tuesday said he was awaiting a report from Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime minister on public infrastructure, information and innovations, ... Read more...

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India gets its first creative design fest March 2-10


February 17th, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) India will celebrate its innovations in design in art, architecture, fashion, interiors and graphics with a nine-day design festival, "India Design Forum", in the capital ... Read more...

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Kerala mulls tax concession on ayurveda medicines


February 13th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday said the government is considering tax concession on ayurveda medicines and other steps to promote the traditional system of medicine."We ... Read more...

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A weakened Congress will face UP ballot (Comment)


February 4th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Since the Manmohan Singh government is at the receiving end of the Supreme Court's stinging indictment of its role in the spectrum scam, it is the Congress which will suffer ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi: post-caste politician succumbs to caste politics (Comment)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Indian politicians have mastered the art of perpetuating and mining the politics of sordid caste consciousness even while simultaneously pretending to reject it.The latest to succumb to the easy lure ... Read more...

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Pitroda to join UP Congress manifesto release function


January 30th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Sam Pitroda, technology and innovation advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, will join senior Congress leaders at a function to release the party manifesto ... Read more...

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Congress to release UP manifesto at 10 centres


January 30th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Congress Party will release its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls at state capital Lucknow and nine other major towns simultaneously Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Cloud-based tablet solution for students launched


January 25th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) Sam Pitroda, advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Wednesday launched the country's first cloud-based tablet solution for school students called 'e-tutor tablet'.This can be used ... Read more...

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Pitroda suggests projects for Kerala


January 25th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (IANS) At a brain-storming session with Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and members of his cabinet here Wednesday, adviser to the prime minister Sam Pitroda suggested ... Read more...

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Pitroda bats for e-governance


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Digitalisation of government services will empower citizens and bring about an improvement in governance, adviser to the prime minister Sam Pitroda said Monday."Digitalisation of ... Read more...

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Africans want to emulate Indian model of development: Pitroda


January 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Impressed by the efforts of social entrepreneurs to make the public delivery service more effective, five African countries want to emulate the Indian ... Read more...

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