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UPA-II: PM showcases 7 percent growth rate


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Marking three years of the UPA-II government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday highlighted achievements in economic and social sectors, stressing that India's economy grew ... Read more...

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IMF suggests reforms, inflation check to resume India’s high growth


April 18th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested reinvigoration of structural reforms, including development of infrastructure, fiscal consolidation and controlling of inflation to bring India's growth back ... Read more...

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IGNOU launches five new courses on gender and development


June 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has launched five new courses on gender and development commencing July, an official said Tuesday.Of the five courses ... Read more...

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Hu, Rajapakse pledge to boost ties


June 17th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 17 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse Friday discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation during their meeting on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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India, other emerging economies to make for half of global growth


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) By 2025, India and five other major emerging economies - Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia - will account for more than half of all ... Read more...

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Invest in social sectors, PM urges Indian industry


March 26th, 2011 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday urged Indian industry to invest in social sectors, pointing out there were many business opportunities in keeping a billion Indians ... Read more...

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Tax free Chhattisgarh budget focuses on agriculture, social sectors (Lead)


February 26th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 26 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Saturday presented a Rs.30,725.96 crore tax-free budget for the 2011-12 fiscal with its main emphasis on agriculture and social sectors.The total budget ... Read more...

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Need for better implementation of unemployment, poverty schemes to ensure benefits: FM


February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb.25 (ANI): The Economic Survey tabled by the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha today states that there is a need for better convergence of schemes related ... Read more...

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We want to work with India; Gambian foreign minister


August 22nd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India's experience in development is a crucial learning tool for Africa's smallest mainland nation, whose president is an admirer of India, to develop its own ... Read more...

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Bangladesh baby boom bigger than earlier estimates


July 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's family planning programme has shown a declining trend and its population may touch 185 million by 2020, higher than the earlier projection of 178 million, making their ... Read more...

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Three East Asian economies reach out to Bangladesh


July 9th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Three East Asian countries - Japan, South Korea and China - have expressed their intent to enhance relations with Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who visited China ... Read more...

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Not just aesthetics, fashion more meaningful now


June 2nd, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Design and fashion are being reinvented as potent tools of communication to intervene in social sectors. They are coming closer to the roots, unlike a ... Read more...

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Former guerrilla takes oath as Uruguay’s new president


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The new president of Uruguay, one-time guerrilla fighter Jose Mujica, said upon assuming office that his aim at the country's helm will be to seek consensus with the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

88 countries agree in future strategy to improve climate information and services


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:06 am ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) – Eighty-eight countries and three international organizations agreed on a future strategy to provide improved climate information and services, the World Meteorologica Organization said Monday.In order for decision ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Nothing in budget for Karnataka, says Yedyyurappa


February 26th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday termed the union budget for 2010-11 as "disappointing". The budget has ignored the state's request to waive farm loans in flood-affected areas ... Read more...

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Dhaka seeks aid to build road to Myanmar


February 18th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for assistance to build a road to Myanmar from its southeastern city Cox's Bazar to improve regional connectivity. Dhaka ... Read more...

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Ansari meets Zambian leaders, two countries sign bilateral pact


January 7th, 2010 - 11:14 am ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitLusaka (Zambia), Jan.7 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Wednesday called on his Zambian counterpart George Kunda at the Vice-President's office.Following a one-on-one meeting during which they reportedly ... Read more...

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India signs $50m loan, offers $75m more to Zambia (Third Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka (Zambia), Jan 6 (IANS) India Wednesday signed a deal for extending a $50 million line of credit to Zambia, with a proposal to extend another soft loan of $75 million - ... Read more...

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India offers $125 million lines of credit to Zambia (Second Lead)


January 6th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lusaka, Jan 6 (IANS) India Wednesday offered lines of credit totalling $125 million to Zambia, even as both countries agreed there was need to reinvigorate ties to reflect changed times. On the second ... Read more...

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Amid violence, Maoists at war within


December 15th, 2009 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Ghatshila (Jharkhand), Dec 15 (IANS) They may have stepped up attacks across different parts of India, but the debate still rages within the larger body of Indian Maoists: is the violence the ... Read more...

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Inefficiency, corruption two causes for poor implementation of govt. projects: Bajaj


November 8th, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.8 (ANI): Industrialist Rahul Bajaj on Sunday said inefficiency and corruption were the two main reasons for poor implementation of government projects and there was a need to revamp ... Read more...

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Uneven growth makes India uncompetitive globally (Comment)


September 13th, 2009 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran Is India a good place to do business? The answer seems to be it is excellent in some areas and difficult in others. No wonder the Indian economy has risen ... Read more...

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Typhoon Morakat kills 67 in Taiwan


August 12th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Aug 12 (Xinhua) The deaths from the typhoon Morakat reached 67 with 61 people still missing in Taiwan, authorities said Wednesday. Another 45 people were injured after the worst typhoon to hit ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh promises “no tolerance to terror”


June 9th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Taking a strong stand on terrorism Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that there would be "no tolerance to terror".While winding up the debate ... Read more...

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Govt to focus on sectors hit by global crisis: President Patil


June 4th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Thursday said the government would focus on sectors like small and medium enterprises (SMEs), exports, textiles, commercial vehicles, infrastructure and housing as ... Read more...

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NDA pro-business, UPA more rural-oriented: Goldman Sachs


May 11th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) An alliance led by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is more likely to be "pro-business" than a government with the Congress party at its helm, a leading ... Read more...

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Volunteer Recruitment for Asian Games Begins Next Week


April 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
GUANGZHOU, China - April 16, 2008 - The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia is pleased to announce that the ... Read more...

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BJP promises to use IT for change if voted to power


March 14th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday unveiled its IT Vision Document, which lays down how the party plans to use Information Technology (IT) as an important tool ... Read more...

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Slowdown may impact social sector allocations: Plan panel


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) The economic slowdown will impact allocations to social sectors in the 11th Five-Year Plan, said a top Planning Commission official here Monday. "The allocations were proposed in the ... Read more...

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Govt. announces substantial schemes for social sectors


February 16th, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday announced substantial schemes for women and the downtrodden society. He said a Ministry of Minority Affairs would oversee 15-point programme ... Read more...

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Status quo on tax rates in India’s high-deficit mini-budget (Roundup)


February 16th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In an exercise that has disappointed India Inc and the average citizen alike, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday tabled a Rs.953,231-crore (Rs.9.53 trillion/$190.6 billion) interim budget ... Read more...

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Interim budget disappointing: Kerala minister


February 16th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 16 (IANS) The first reactions from Kerala to the interim budget presented in Parliament Monday by Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee have been those of disappointment.Mukherjee, presenting the interim ... Read more...

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Status quo on tax rates in India’s high-deficit interim budget


February 16th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) With no changes in tax rates but higher spending toward social sector projects, Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee Monday tabled a Rs.952,231 crore (Rs.9.52 trillion/$190.6 billion) ... Read more...

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Kerala demands higher share of central taxes


December 31st, 2008 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 31 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday approved a draft memorandum to be submitted to the 13th Finance Commission with demands including higher share in the central taxes and hike in ... Read more...

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Improvements seen four years after the Indian Ocean tsunami


December 26th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 26 (ANI): Humanitarian groups have said that four years since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that left a trail of destruction, leaving more than 230,000 people dead, improvements can ... Read more...

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