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NGOs to help in evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan: Ramesh


September 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to involve NGOs for concurrent evaluation of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan following wide disparity in sanitation coverage figures given by states and ... Read more...

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Take steps to educate your children, Vidya urges women (With Images)


September 7th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Vidya Balan unveiled a giant abacus in Lusa village in Uttar Pradesh Friday and urged women to take steps to ensure the ... Read more...

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Poultry farming brings prosperity to Rajasthan Dalit village


September 7th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Till five years ago, Kanchanpura was a just small village in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. Today it is in the limelight for successful poultry farming that has ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. Global tenders would ... Read more...

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West Bengal to set up two deep sea ports


August 16th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The West Bengal government will set up two deep sea ports in South 24 Parganas district, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday."The port at Sagar ... Read more...

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Self respect, not charity is our belief: Magsaysay winner


July 26th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Our belief is in self respect, empowering women, removal of poverty through self help groups and not in charity, said Kulandei Francis, a 2012 winner of ... Read more...

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Two-storey public toilets in Kolkata


June 24th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Kolkata will get the country's first two-storey public toilets.The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will build 170 such toilets across the city. Each will cost Rs.18 ... Read more...

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Bihar hires young professionals to help implement livelihood project


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 3 (IANS) For the first time, Bihar has hired hired 85 young professionals, all fresh post-graduates of India's top ranking management and social sciences institutes, to help in ... Read more...

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Nabard’s Rs.15 bn fund to help women’s self-help groups


April 14th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (Nabard) will create a Rs.15 billion fund to cater to women's Self-Help Groups in economically weaker districts in ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh invites corporates to work for tribal welfare


April 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) In a first major initiative, the government has reached out to India Inc to involve itself in rural developmental works involving the tribals in central and ... Read more...

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NABARD registers 24.2 percent loan growth in Bengal (Lead)


April 4th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) The National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) has loaned Rs.2,784.39 crore to financial institutions of West Bengal and the state government during the last ... Read more...

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NABARD registers 24.2 percent loan growth in Bengal


April 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) The National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development (NABARD) has loaned Rs.2,784.39 crore to financial institutions of West Bengal and the state government during the ... Read more...

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Assam small tea growers mull creating own brand


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 23 (IANS) Small tea growers in Assam might soon create a brand of their own to make their presence felt in the Indian as well as the international ... Read more...

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Congress joins Left to slam Bengal budget


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The Congress, a constituent of the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, Friday joined the opposition Left Front to criticise the state's budget proposals for 2012-13."The ... Read more...

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Empowering lives, transforming villages - the self-help way (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), March 7 (IANS) Bimla Devi of Bara village in Bodh Gaya block of Gaya district mobilised over 200 women to block traffic movement on the highway ... Read more...

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Women demanding mobile phones but not toilets, says Ramesh (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday expressed concern that the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and rued ... Read more...

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Andhra presents Rs.1.45 lakh crore budget (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy Friday presented a tax-free, revenue-surplus budget for 2012-13 with an overall expenditure of over Rs.1.45 lakh crore, an ... Read more...

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Total sanitation campaign being seen as ‘token’, says Ramesh


February 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Friday said the government's Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) is being seen as a "token sanitation campaign" and the ... Read more...

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Andhra presents Rs.1.45 lakh crore budget


February 17th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy Friday presented a tax-free, revenue-surplus budget for 2012-13 with an overall expenditure of over Rs.1.45 lakh crore.He told the ... Read more...

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Adding self-reliance to conservation, with jams and jellies


February 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 13 (IANS) Mrinali Moshahary had never imagined that her bottles of papaya jelly would be an instant hit among those visiting the North East Agri-Fair 2012 in the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan launches fortified foods to tackle malnutrition


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Feb 3 (IANS) With an estimated 40 percent of children under three years in Rajasthan suffering from chronic malnutrition, the state government, in partnership with GAIN - the Global ... Read more...

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Launch of Red Ribbon Express’ third phase Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The third phase of the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, will be launched Thursday ... Read more...

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The year of social activism in India (2011 in Retrospect)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With Anna Hazare stealing much of the media limelight, social activists this year mounted a determined offensive over issues ranging from corruption and black ... Read more...

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Serving kids puffed rice is contempt of court: Congress


December 14th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 14 (IANS) Congress legislator Ajay singh, leader of opposition in the Madhya Pradesh assembly, has criticized the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government's decision to serve puffed rice (murmure) ... Read more...

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Government’s loan waiver to benefit 300,000 weavers


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Nearly 300,000 handloom weavers and 15,000 weavers' cooperatives across India are likely to benefit under a new scheme - including a loan waiver - to ... Read more...

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Mamata urges banks to hike agriculture, SME credit in Bengal


December 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday urged public sector banks to increase the flow of credit to agriculture and micro and small enterprises sectors ... Read more...

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US not to improve ties with China at India’s cost: Envoy


October 25th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 25 (IANS) The US is not willing to improve its relations with China or other countries at the cost of India-America relationship, US Consul General Dean R. Thompson ... Read more...

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Small borrowers rely on moneylenders: Study


October 11th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Small borrowers continue to rely mainly on moneylenders, as despite having access to savings accounts they are unable to get credit from banks, says a study.According ... Read more...

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Andhra promises more jobs to youth


August 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 15 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government would provide 100,000 jobs to the youth, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced Monday.Addressing the main official function to ... Read more...

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Need to fight bias against girl child: President


August 14th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Expressing grief over the country's declining sex ratio, President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that it reflected the bias against the girl child in Indian ... Read more...

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Honoured by Magsaysay Award: Nileema Mishra


July 27th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jalgaon (Maharashtra), July 27 (IANS) Social activist Nileema Mishra, who was Wednesday cited for the Magsaysay Award, said she was "happy and honoured" and hoped it will inspire others working ... Read more...

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World views Jayalalithaa as a leader: Clinton


July 21st, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has hailed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa as a "wonderful woman who is viewed as a leader around the ... Read more...

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Indian handicrafts get contemporary twist


July 20th, 2011 - 3:17 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 20 (IANS) Modern clutches with zardozi embroidery, halter-neck kurtis with kantha work, handblock print lampshades with stylish stands - arts and crafts from the length and breadth of ... Read more...

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Chennai gears up for Clinton visit


July 19th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Chennai is gearing up to receive Hillary Clinton, the first US secretary of state to visit the Tamil Nadu capital.Security has been beefed in the city ... Read more...

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Delhi to host US-India women’s dialogue


July 19th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US-India Women's Empowerment Dialogue, which will see both the countries explore ways of collaboration to further social, economic and political empowerment of women, will ... Read more...

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