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Ministers who matter in Manmohan’s cabinet


September 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
The slew of ministerial groups set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to assist in consensus-building and decision-making, once headed by Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the finance minister and ... Read more...

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Food bill burden won’t be big: Thomas


February 12th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill (NFSB) will not entail "large" financial implications for the government, Minister of State for Food, Public Distribution and ... Read more...

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Amendments to Lokpal bill being considered, says Narayanasamy


February 11th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government is committed to a strong Lokpal bill and is looking at amendments suggested by its allies as well as the opposition parties ... Read more...

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India, Japan to continue robust defence ties


September 21st, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India Wednesday conveyed to Japan that defence ties between the two countries will continue to be robust and that New Delhi attached great importance to ... Read more...

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India demands inquiry into WHO’s swine flu alarm (Lead)


January 19th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) India Tuesday demanded an inquiry to establish why the World Health Organisation (WHO) pressed the panic button over the outbreak of swine flu, which many believe has ... Read more...

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Deemed universities will go, students won’t suffer: Sibal (Roundup)


January 19th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
N0ew Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The concept of deemed universities will be abolished in India but none of the students will suffer, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday, a ... Read more...

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Over 10 mn health insurance cards issued to poor: Kharge


January 19th, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) More than 10 million smart cards have been issued under the health insurance scheme for the poor, Minister for Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge said Tuesday. "This is ... Read more...

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Chavan calls for focus on six priority areas to ensure better quality of life


January 19th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.19 (ANI): Addressing participants at the Tenth Editors' Conference on Social Sector Issues-2010 here today, Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Prithviraj Chavan, said his ministries have been ... Read more...

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No deemed university student will suffer, assures Sibal


January 19th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Students in deemed universities will not suffer, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday, a day after the central government submitted an affidavit in the ... Read more...

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All deemed universities will ‘finally go’: Sibal (Lead)


January 19th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The concept of deemed universities will be abolished in India, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said Tuesday, a day after the government moved an affidavit ... Read more...

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Genetic engineering okay, but safety first: Jairam Ramesh


January 18th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India needs food security due to its growing population, but the impact of genetically modified crops on human health and bio safety cannot be compromised, Minister for ... Read more...

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Government expands scheme to benefit adolescent girls


January 18th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Monday said that the government's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) would be expanded to benefit adolescent girls and also grant ... Read more...

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Tirath proposes two passports for NRI brides


January 18th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Monday said she will request the Ministry of External Affairs to issue dual passport to NRI brides to secure their ... Read more...

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Government committed to minorities welfare: Khurshid


January 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The government is committed to the welfare of minorities but "fairness" in implementing schemes is needed to avoid questions being raised, Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid ... Read more...

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‘Rigorous efforts to abolish manual scavenging by March 2010′


January 18th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said that India was making "rigorous efforts" to keep the March 2010 deadline for abolishing manual scavenging. "India had ... Read more...

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Need to strengthen Panchayats for growth of democracy: Joshi


January 18th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18(ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi on Monday stressed on the need to strengthen the elected bodies especially the Panchayats at the grass root ... Read more...

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Legislation to check witch hunting: Tirath


January 18th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Monday said that soon there would be a legislation to check the practice of witch hunting, especially against tribal women. "I ... Read more...

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Growth, but not at cost of ecological security: Ramesh


January 18th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) India needs economic growth but not at the cost of ecological security, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday, stressing that a fundamentalist view on development ... Read more...

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Payments to workers under rural job scheme to be expedited


January 18th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Rural Development Minister C.P. Joshi Monday said the government was taking steps to cut delay in payment to workers under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA). Inaugurating ... Read more...

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India seeks cooperation of Iran in oil and gas sector


October 1st, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 1(ANI): Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said that India is interested in co-operation with Iran in the oil and gas sector issues."Well India's economy is growing very rapidly ... Read more...

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International panel to review India’s rural health mission


August 4th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) An international panel led by Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, will review India's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). A health ministry ... Read more...

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India, China to cooperate in financial sector


May 17th, 2008 - 12:44 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India and China Friday took another step to expand their economic ties by agreeing to cooperate in the financial sector through government agencies, private institutions and banks. ... Read more...

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SAARC nations call for transparency in social sector


March 6th, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Social development ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations have called for transparency and access to information in order to address social sector ... Read more...

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‘Trim distribution losses to make power sector viable’


February 19th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Distribution losses must be brought down to 15 percent from the current 34 percent if the power sector is to become viable, said Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde ... Read more...

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