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Tripura government offers sops for construction workers


September 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) Continuing to offer sops to woo the electorate ahead of the assembly polls, the Left Front government in Tripura Thursday announced pensions and other benefits for ... Read more...

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Akhilesh promises action on Agra projects, power complaints


September 10th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced more funds for developmental schemes languishing in the Taj city and action on some of the most pressing ... Read more...

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Another pre-poll sop for over 300,000 ‘babus’ (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Less than two months before the assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has apparently made a contribution towards his vote bank by announcing ... Read more...

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Bureaucracy holding up Agra’s air connectivity?


August 30th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) The Kheria airport in Agra is ready to receive domestic airlines and international chartered flights ahead of a new tourist season beginning next month. But ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised (Lead, Correcting date in para one)


August 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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900 unauthorised Delhi colonies to be regularised


August 15th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced a slew of measures for the people of the capital, including regularisation of over 900 unauthorised colonies, ... Read more...

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Dhumal announces sops on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 15 (IANS) In the run up to assembly elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Wednesday announced sops for government employees and pensioners."The government will ... 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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Himachal offers sops to employees


June 18th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 18 (IANS) Barely months ahead of the assembly elections, the Himachal Pradesh government Monday decided to give additional financial incentives to its employees and pensioners.A cabinet meeting, presided ... Read more...

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Bengal Congress seeks to quit alliance with Trinamool


June 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Saying that it was becoming "very difficult" to work with the Trinamool Congress after its party chief Mamata Banerjee "unceremoniously discarded" Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for ... Read more...

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Rajasthan offers sops to industrial units


June 13th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 13 (IANS) To attract investment into Rajasthan, the state cabinet Wednesday offered various sops to prospective industrial units."These decisions of the cabinet will pave way for investment of ... Read more...

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Government announces sops; eyes 20 percent exports growth


June 5th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The government Tuesday set a target of increasing exports by 20 percent in 2012-13 and announced a series of measures including interest subsidy and market ... Read more...

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Kannauj Lok Sabha bypoll is slated for June 24


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) The two-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government in the state is set to face the first test of its popularity -- or the lack of it -- as ... Read more...

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No religion-based reservation, says Mamata


May 18th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday rubbished demands of reservation for Muslims on the basis of religion and said the idea cannot work as ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Third Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday favoured doing away with the Haj subsidy and directed the government to eliminate the financial sops extended to pilgrims in ... Read more...

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Is Mamata wooing Muslims with panchayat polls in mind? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 6th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) With Muslims comprising nearly 30 percent of the state's 92 million population, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continues to dole out largesse to ... Read more...

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Ahead of Saturday meet, government softens NCTC stand


May 4th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Hoping for a degree of consensus on the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the central government has agreed to dilute some of its discretionary ... Read more...

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Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.She also included 33 ... Read more...

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Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency


May 1st, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says trust deficit blocking NCTC (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident about getting the states to agree to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) but regretted that some ... Read more...

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NCTC row will be resolved at May 5 CMs meet: Chidambaram


April 17th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday sounded confident that the differences between non-Congress ruled states and the centre over setting up of the National Counter ... Read more...

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Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged


April 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Banerjee announces sops for Muslims, honorarium for Imams


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Raising the pitch for next year's panchayat elections in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced pro-minority sops including a monthly honorarium for ... Read more...

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Gehlot presents populist budget with eye to coming polls


March 26th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) With an eye to the coming state assembly elections by the end of next year, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who also holds the finance ... Read more...

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Kenya keen on India’s participation in LAPSSET


March 19th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Kenya Monday invited India to participate in one of the largest infrastructure development projects in Africa-- the Lamu Port and Lamu Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor ... Read more...

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Budget neglects northeast: Tripura minister


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday said the budget had neglected the economically backward northeastern region.The ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) called for protests against the "anti-people ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir unhappy, with no sops in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's seventh union budget, presented in the Lok Sabha Friday, found few takers in Jammu and Kashmir with no special schemes aimed ... Read more...

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UP cabinet approves Samajwadi Party’s polls sops


March 16th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) In its first cabinet meeting, the Uttar Pradesh government Thursday approved the promise made by the Samajwadi Party (SP) in its manifesto to distribute free laptops ... Read more...

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Message from UP: give us governance, not sops (Comment)


March 6th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Even more than the assembly results, especially in Uttar Pradesh, being a disaster for the Congress, it represents a personal setback for Rahul Gandhi, who had invested so much political ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir budget presented in assembly


March 6th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather Monday presented a zero deficit budget in the state legislative assembly with record revenue recovery during current ... Read more...

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Bengal’s unorganised workers get cards to avail facilities


February 25th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government will issue Samajik Mukti Card - an all purpose card - to unorganised sector workers for availing government facilities, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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All help for facility but no SEZ, Bengal tells Infosys


February 25th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS)The West Bengal government Friday assured IT major Infosys of all support to establish its first facility in the state but reiterated its stand of not ... Read more...

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‘Samajwadi Party will get full majority in UP’


February 10th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of the second phase of assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Mohan Singh said Friday the party will get a majority in ... Read more...

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Pranab to present 2012-13 budget on March 16 (Second Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the budget for 2012-13 on March 16, the government announced Tuesday.Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi will present his budget ... Read more...

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