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(VM) Indian Air Force ahead with over 10 percent women officers


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Women officers in the Indian army, navy and air force constitute only 3.3, 3.9 and 10.4 percent of the officer cadre respectively and these ... Read more...

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Odisha expects to achieve Kharif paddy production target


August 20th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) Odisha is hopeful of achieving its target of about nine million tonnes of paddy production for the Kharif season despite low sowing due to erratic rainfall ... Read more...

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Northern grid came close to tripping Monday: UP officials


August 20th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Northern grid came close to snapping Monday but for the timely intervention of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited, state government officials said.The grid frequency dipped ... Read more...

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Mend land policy to push realty, infrastructure (Comment)


August 19th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
The relaxation of rules by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on transfer of government land in a bid to speed up public-private partnership (PPP) projects in infrastructure sector is, indeed, significant. ... Read more...

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No final decision on fuel supply agreement: Coal India


August 14th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) State-run Coal India Limited, the country's largest coal miner, said its board Monday reviewed the changes in the model fuel supply agreement (FSA) to be signed ... Read more...

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Coal India approves supply penalty clause


August 7th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) In a decision crucial to India's power generation capacity, Coal India Tuesday agreed to a revised penalty regime in case of shortfall in supplies to ... Read more...

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Now, workforce a major bottleneck for realty development (Comment)


August 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
The Indian realty and construction sectors, which together contribute 17.5 percent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and growing at an enviable 35 percent per annum, now face a serious ... Read more...

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Coal India approves 80 percent trigger point for supplies


July 31st, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The board of Coal India Ltd (CIL), the world's largest coal miner, Tuesday approved supplying coal to a minimum 80 percent of contracted fuel to power ... Read more...

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Protests over power cuts in Pakistan


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Protests erupted in several Pakistani cities over prolonged and unannounced power cuts during Ramzan, a media report said Sunday.People in Peshawar, Faisalabad and Jhelum took to ... Read more...

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Powers crisis turns into law-and-order scare for UP government


July 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) A minister booed at a public meeting, a legislator being held hostage, power stations being attacked, electricity department men being beaten up - the power crisis ... Read more...

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1,200 British soldiers put on standby for Olympics


July 20th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) An additional 1,200 soldiers have been put on standby to guard the London Olympics, bringing the total number of military personnel involved in the games to ... Read more...

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Water cuts to stay in Mumbai till Aug 1


July 16th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) As a fall out of the scanty rainfall season, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Monday announced that the water cuts will be extended till Aug 1, ... Read more...

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Still ‘chasing the monsoon’ to lift India’s fortune


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) No other weather phenomenon, perhaps, captures the attention of Indians as does monsoon, a shortfall of which can not just send the economy reeling, ... Read more...

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Top priority to resolving power crisis: Pakistani PM


June 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) The resolution of the electricity crisis is a top priority of the government and all available resources were being utilised to overcome power outages, Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan PM moves to fix power crisis


June 24th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has moved to ensure adequate fuel supplies to power plants for uninterrupted production of electricity to overcome a crippling power ... Read more...

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One killed in Pakistan violence over electricity


June 19th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) At least one person was killed and six others were injured in clashes between protesters and a politician's security guards in Pakistan's Punjab province Monday, as ... Read more...

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UP traders to protest ‘close at 7 p.m.’ order


June 18th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) Upset over the Uttar Pradesh government's order to close shops and malls by 7 p.m. in the face of acute power crisis, traders have decided ... Read more...

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Riots in Pakistan over power cuts


June 18th, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Riots broke out in Pakistan Sunday over long hours of power cuts.Police fired tear gas shells and baton charged to disperse protesters in several cities of ... Read more...

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Severe power crisis in UP forces partial shutdown


June 17th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 17 (IANS) Faced with an staggering 2,500 MW power shortfall, the Uttar Pradesh government Sunday ordered all shops and malls across the state to close at 7 p.m.According ... Read more...

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The mathematics of India’s presidential poll


June 14th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
India's electoral college that will vote for a new president July 19 is made up of 4,896 members - 776 members of parliament and 4,120 members of the state assemblies. ... Read more...

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Kolkata Port profits up 29 percent, cargo handling down


June 12th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) Tuesday declared its net profit for the last fiscal at Rs.90 crore -- a jump of 28.57 percent over the Rs.70 ... Read more...

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IOC concerned over progress of work in Rio


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 7 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed concern over Rio's ability to build necessary infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics in time.The urban infrastructure projects ... Read more...

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Pakistan power shortfall reaches 6,000 MW


May 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan's electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 MW, leading to an increase in unannounced loadshedding, the state-run power company has said.According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), ... Read more...

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Pakistan reels under power crisis


May 25th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan is plagued by a massive power crisis, with a shortfall of 7,500 MW, a media report said Friday.Several cities in Punjab province have been ... Read more...

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Power woes in UP set to disturb Akhilesh honeymoon (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) With mercury climbing up and little relief in sight from the scorching sun, incessant power cuts and outages in Uttar Pradesh have added to the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of derailing development


May 13th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akilesh Yadav Saturday attacked his predecessor Mayawati for derailing and obstructing development in the state.On a day-long visit to Etawah, his ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel questions shortage of university teachers


May 10th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The shortfall of teaching staff in universities across states has drawn the attention of a parliamentary panel which has slammed the human resource development (HRD) ... Read more...

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World’s first super cool bra


May 10th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) A Japanese firm has created the world's first cooling bra which contains refrigerated gel pads.The Triumph design has been modelled on a mini fishbowl and ... Read more...

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Spend more on higher education: Parliamentary panel to government


May 9th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A parliamentary panel Wednesday asked the government to increase its spending on higher education to 25 percent of all spending on education in the 12th ... Read more...

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Assam power crisis to continue


May 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 8 (IANS) Assam is reeling under a severe power crisis since May 2 after a storm damaged a transmission line in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district.The state's power department ... Read more...

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Buy parking space before car in Shanghai


May 6th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) To tackle the rising menace of parking, the authorities in China's Shanghai city are going to ban residents from buying cars in future if they failed ... Read more...

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Shanghai faces labour crisis


April 26th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 26 (IANS) China's Shanghai city is facing a shortfall of migrant labour. The city's human resource watchdog says it is happening mainly due to the rising cost of ... Read more...

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Japan records biggest fiscal year trade deficit (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
oTokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in the past fiscal year ending in March stood at 4.41 trillion yen (about 54 billion), marking the worst ever reading for the ... Read more...

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Coal India to ink fuel supply pact before April 20 (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Bringing relief to the country's power sector, Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL) Monday said it would sign a Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with power companies ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan economy registers record growth


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 6 (IANS) The Sri Lankan economy recorded its highest post-independence growth of 8.3 percent last year beating the previous record of 8 percent in 2010, the Central Bank ... Read more...

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