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Kashmir’s economic growth depends on power: Omar


September 4th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) Economic growth and holistic development of Jammu and Kashmir is largely dependent on the production of electricity, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Tuesday.During an inspection ... Read more...

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Iran to build new missile, seaplane


July 26th, 2012 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will soon start manufacturing a new missile and an indigenous seaplane, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has said."The production line of high-precision ... Read more...

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Assam to bring 5 lakh hectares under double cropping


July 11th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 11 (IANS) The Assam government is planning to bring around 5 lakh hectares under double cropping pattern next season to boost the agriculture production of the state, Agriculture ... Read more...

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No load-shedding in 70 percent of Maharashtra: Official


May 4th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) There is no load-shedding in nearly 70 percent of Maharashtra due to improved power position, an official said here Thursday.At the same time, in an attempt ... Read more...

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Power generation firms need to improve efficiency: Shinde


April 26th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Power generation firms need to improve efficiency to meet growing demands and reduce dependence on coal and gas supply, Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday.Addressing ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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Follow Nagaland’s example for food security, northeast urged


February 10th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) Northeastern states must follow the example of Nagaland - the only food sufficient state in the region - and increase food production to ensure food ... Read more...

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Finance minister says losing sleep over rising subsidy bills


February 8th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) A worried Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said he is losing sleep over the rising subsidy bills, notably on food, fertiliser and petroleum products."As ... Read more...

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Israel backs India for UN permanent seat


January 10th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 10 (IANS) Hailing India as the "greatest democracy on earth" and "a great culture", Israel has backed India for a permanent seat on the expanded United Nations Security ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest nearly $12 bn in oil in 2012


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 21 (IANS) South Korea plans to invest nearly $12 billion in oil and natural gas developments next year in a bid to secure stable energy supply, the economy ... Read more...

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Kalam stresses integrated, balanced approach for nuclear invincibility


November 30th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Each nation can accomplish invincible nuclear security individually and collectively through eternal vigilance, expansion of new energy technologies, coherence, dynamism, self sufficiency among others, said former ... Read more...

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PMO directs focus on oilseeds, pulses for next Green Revolution


September 16th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Incentives and high-yielding seeds will be given to farmers in 60,000 village clusters each to cultivate oilseeds and pulses in a bid to attain ... Read more...

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After Ramlila Maidan, all roads lead to Ralegan Siddhi


September 12th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Sep 12 (IANS) Letters land up just by Anna Hazare's name. Tourists now include this hitherto unknown village in their itineraries even as authorities struggle to ... Read more...

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India needs another farm revolution: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Saluting farmers for achieving a high output this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday called for another Green Revolution to address the twin issues ... Read more...

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Every step being taken to tame inflation: PM


August 15th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government realises the burden inflation is imposing on citizens, much of it due to global reasons, and every step will be taken to ... Read more...

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No self-sufficiency seen in oil needs: Minister


August 9th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India's dependence on crude oil from abroad may have declined marginally from 76.6 percent to 75 percent over the past two years, but self-sufficiency remains ... Read more...

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Assam, Tripura awarded for record food production


July 17th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Assam and Tripura are the two northeastern states among the 10 Indian states receiving national awards for record foodgrain production, an official said here Sunday."Assam ... Read more...

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Antony for self-sufficiency in advanced rocket propellants


June 30th, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Nashik (Maharashtra), June 29 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday called upon the scientific community to move with the times and stressed on the need for self-sufficiency in the country's ... Read more...

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Govt. seeks greater private role in defence sector: Pallam Raju


April 20th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday said the government sought a greater role for the private sector in the defence manufacturing sector.Inaugurating the ... Read more...

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Manifestos focus on economic issues in West Bengal


April 12th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) From rice at Rs.2 per kg for the poor to an 'employment bank' for job seekers, West Bengal's political parties have doled out economic sops to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra eyes power self-sufficiency in 2012


March 21st, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Maharashtra will achieve self-sufficiency in power supply and will be free of load-shedding by December 2012, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Monday."Currently, the demand for ... Read more...

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No country can feed 1.15-billion people: Pranab Mukharjee


December 26th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Dec 26 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that there is a need for greater self-sufficiency in food production as no country is capable enough to feed 1.15-billion people, ... Read more...

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Highlights of Nov 8 India-US Joint Statement


November 9th, 2010 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Here are the highlights of the India-US joint statement that was issued Monday night after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama:Backs ... Read more...

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India should open retail to spur ‘Ever-Green Revolution’: US biz


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's trip, a major US trade association suggested action in three key areas, including opening of India's retail industry to ... Read more...

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NASA’s ‘Hundred Years Starship’ ‘to take you to Mars but never return’


October 28th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): NASA is planning a one-way mission to Mars in a program called 'Hundred Years Starship' in which, a manned spacecraft will take astronauts to Mars and leave them ... Read more...

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Scientists urge one-way Martian colonization missions


October 20th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Washington State University researchers have said that while technically feasible, a manned mission to Mars and back is unlikely to lift off anytime soon and so, a manned ... Read more...

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UAE, US reliable allies


October 4th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 3 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and the US are reliable allies with shared security and economic interests, a UAE minister has said."This is due to the fact that ... Read more...

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Electric cars more promising for ‘cutting emissions and US oil imports’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new research revealed that electric cars hold a greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard.Rice University's Baker Institute ... Read more...

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‘Better connectivity of northeast India with rest of world is crucial’


September 24th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 24 (IANS) Better connectivity between northeast India and the rest of the world is necessary to ferry men and material between the region and the outside world, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Cleft-lipped Assam boy US-bound - for surgery and smile


September 21st, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Sep 21 (IANS) Hassem Ali, a small- time shoe vendor in an Assam village, thinks Allah has not been kind to his family. His son Nur was born ... Read more...

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World Bank links Pak flood aid to responsible and transparent end use


September 20th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep 20(ANI): The World Bank and the United States have urged Pakistan to take steps to reassure donor countries that it is capable of using their flood aid responsibly and ... Read more...

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US, FoDP investments in Pak linked to reforms for securing self-sufficiency


September 7th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 7 (ANI): The United States and the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) have linked their investments in energy, reconstruction and water sectors in Pakistan to implementation of policy and ... Read more...

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Man’s income basis for maintenance to be paid: Court


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) What should be the basis of maintenance that a man should pay to his estranged spouse in a case of domestic violence? The Delhi High Court Friday ... Read more...

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61 killed in Iraq attacks (Fourth Lead)


August 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 25 (DPA) At least 61 people were killed and more than 180 injured in a series of attacks across Iraq Wednesday, mainly bomb blasts targeting police stations. A member of parliament ... Read more...

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UK more crowded than India, China


July 9th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Statistics reveal that Britain is more crowded than India and China.According to the Overpopulation Index, England is the most crowded country in Europe and the fourth most ... Read more...

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