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UP set to dole out unemployment allowance


September 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh is Sunday set to fulfil its biggest poll promise - paying an unemployment allowance.Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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IndiGo alleges tinkering with policy to help select airlines


July 21st, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the central government for approving an operational turn-around plan for the debt-ridden and loss-making national carrier Air India by infusing equity, InterGlobe, ... Read more...

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BJP tries to mop up votes with sops (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and five-time former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh's fears have come true. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have ... Read more...

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Akhilesh withdraws Rs.20 lakh largesse for legislators


July 4th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Faced with widespread criticism of his decision to allow legislators to buy cars worth Rs.20 lakh from the local area development (LAD) funds, Uttar Pradesh Chief ... Read more...

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UP amends transfer policy for state employees


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) In yet another sop to the state employees, the Akhilesh Yadav government announced amendments in the transfer policy of the state.Under the new policy, while ministers ... Read more...

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UP cabinet clears unemployment allowance


May 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet Friday put its stamp of approval on the unemployment allowance which the Samajwadi Party had promised. The move is likely to benefit ... Read more...

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Akhilesh’s laptop, tablet poll sop to materialise soon


April 28th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Taking a step towards providing free laptops and tablets to students who have passed class X and XII, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formed ... Read more...

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SP’s poll sop sparks law and order scare


March 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow/Agra, March 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's (SP) biggest election sop - Rs.1,000 a month to every unemployed person till age 35 - has turned out to be a nightmare ... Read more...

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Punjab to regularise all unauthorised colonies


December 11th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls next year, the Punjab government has decided to regularise unauthorised colonies within all municipal limits of the state."All unauthorised construction would ... Read more...

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Sweet sop for rowdy students in Britain


December 4th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Police in Britain's Durham city will hand out 10,000 sweets to students to remind them to be quiet while returning home from a night out.Launched as ... Read more...

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Abstain from politics of violence, says Mamata


October 12th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Malbazar (West Bengal), Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banejee, who is on a visit to north Bengal, Wednesday urged the people not to get entrapped in politics ... Read more...

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Himachal sop for senior citizen tourists


September 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will soon offer a special package to senior citizens for holidaying in the state besides providing rebate on room tariff and food in state-run ... Read more...

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Exporters seek longer extension of tax refund scheme


June 20th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The central government's decision to extend the validity of Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) scheme, a tax refund system for exporters, for only three months has ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to discuss vehicle entry, border markets


May 10th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 10 (IANS) India and Bangladesh are expected to finalise rules for entry of goods vehicles into either country and review re-opening of border "haats" (markets) at a meeting ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh doctors to resume protests from Monday


April 10th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 10 (IANS) Services in all state-run hospitals across Uttar Pradesh will remain suspended for two hours from Monday as a mark of the doctors' protest against the lack ... Read more...

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Arjun Modhvadia named Gujarat Congress chief


March 3rd, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gandhinagar, March 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday named Gujarat's firebrand legislator Arjun Bhai Modhwadia as the party's state president.Gandhi appointed Sadanand Singh, former chief of the ... Read more...

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Interest subsidy on Rs.15 lakh housing loan: Mukherjee (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a boost to the housing sector, low-cost housing loans of up to Rs.15 lakh would be eligible to get an interest subsidy of one percent, ... Read more...

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Interest subsidy on Rs.15 lakh housing loan: Mukherjee


February 28th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) In a boost to the housing sector, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Monday said low-cost housing loans of Rs.15 lakh would be eligible to get an interest ... Read more...

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Financial sop for Himachal government employees


January 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday announced the release of dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners to mark the completion of four decades of ... Read more...

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Kerala to revise staff salaries by April


November 13th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Nov 13 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac Saturday said state government employees can look forward to a revised salary structure from April next year.The state-appointed committee considering the new pay-scales ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh announces new land acquisition policy


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) In a bid to placate agitating farmers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday announced a new land acquisition policy which offers several sops to the people whose lands ... Read more...

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Luxury tax sop for Delhi budget hotels


August 23rd, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi assembly Monday cleared a bill to increase the threshold limit for levy of luxury tax on room rent in a hotel from Rs.500 or more ... Read more...

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Naxals killed 91 people in June: Chidambaram


June 30th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 30 (ANI): Expressing concern over the increasing Maoist menace, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday informed that the ultras killed at least 91 people in 145 different violent ... Read more...

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Angela Lansbury Appointed As Honorary Chairman Of The American Theatre Wing


June 14th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Los Angeles, June 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Angela Lansbury, the five time Tony-winning British actress, has been named the first Honorary Chairwoman of the American Theatre Wing.The announcement had been ... Read more...

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Hoax bomb call at Gurgaon railway station


March 18th, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 18 (IANS) A man, claiming to be calling from Pakistan, created a scare at the Gurgaon railway station Thursday when he said a bomb has been planted on the Bareily-Bhuj ... Read more...

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Lobster-like creature feasts on wood to survive in deep sea


January 4th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that food in the deep sea has become sop scarce that a lobster-like creature has to eat wood to survive.According to a ... Read more...

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Aerial strikes are Mumbai’s next worry: Pradhan report (IANS Exclusive: Part 1 of a 3-part series)


December 27th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan and Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Mumbai is susceptible to airborne attacks by terrorists, who are becoming innovative in their means and actions, warns a government-appointed probe panel ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s domestic sales grow 25 percent in September


October 1st, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) India's second largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Thursday said domestic sales grew 24.6 percent to 27,803 units in September from 22,311 units it sold in the corresponding ... Read more...

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Security rules should be part of building bye-laws: Maken


August 25th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken Tuesday said that the security related standard operating procedures (SOP) for cities like Delhi should be a mandatory part of ... Read more...

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Former Mumbai Police chief indicted for 26/11 lapses


June 16th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) A government-appointed probe panel has criticised former Mumbai Police commissioner Hasan Gafoor for failure to provide "visible and overt leadership" during the 26/11 terrorist attacks. Though the committee of ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown to unveil Iraq war probe ‘within days’


June 8th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will announce an official inquiry report into the Iraq war "within days".Brown's decision comes in the wake of the recent departure ... Read more...

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Greening Arctic unlikely to offset permafrost carbon release


May 28th, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that even tundra plant growth in the Arctic would be unable to offset the permafrost carbon release in the region.The ... Read more...

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Slowdown-hit India Inc has wish list ready for next government


March 22nd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Hit by a demand slowdown and meltdown in the global economy, India Inc has its wish list ready for the next government, with sector-specific policy ... Read more...

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It’s all Atalji’s blessings: Lalji Tandon


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) senior leader Lalji Tandon, the party's nominee for the Lucknow parliamentary constituency arrived in the state capital Monday to a rousing welcome and ... Read more...

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Gene therapy effective against gum disease


December 12th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Gene therapy has found to be effective in impeding the development of periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, according to researchers.With the help ... Read more...

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