specialised agency

Government to focus on skill development: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to train eight crore people in skill development over the next five years, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced Wednesday."This is an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kerala temple treasure’s documentation begins Nov 9


October 15th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15 (IANS) Documentation of the nearly Rs.1 lakh crore-worth treasure unearthed at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala would begin Nov 9, said the head of a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Have strict aviation safety audits: MPs panel


August 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking exception to a large number of violations of air-safety norms and the fake pilot cases, a parliamentary panel has called for strict regulations for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN praise for India’s pollution monitoring system


April 15th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A United Nations body has praised a pollution monitoring system developed by Indian scientists to ensure clean air during the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seminar on prevention of bio-piracy begins Tuesday


March 21st, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) With bio-piracy of genetic resources becoming an issue of great concern, India is hosting an international conference starting Tuesday to discuss protection of traditional knowledge.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UN agency to partner in Vibrant Gujarat 2011 Summit


October 19th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 19 (IANS) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has accepted an invitation from the Gujarat government to be a 'partner organisation' in the Vibrant Gujarat 2011 Summit.UNIDO is ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Bank to assist livelihood project in northeast India


July 7th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 7 (IANS) The World Bank will provide Rs.5 billion to four north eastern states of Mizoram, Nagaland Sikkim and Tripura to create self-employment opportunities for the tribals and poor people ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Metro coaches lifted, placed on elevated track


June 27th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has created another record by lifting four coaches with a crane and placing them on the track of an elevated corridor of the upcoming ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Restoring traditional farming methods to meet food security


June 7th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Maharashtra's Korku tribe stores grain with dried neem leaves, while the Konda Savara tribe of Andhra Pradesh has an irrigation system where water is diverted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UN praise for India’s pollution monitoring system for Commonwealth Games


May 9th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A pollution monitoring system developed by Indian scientists has come in for praise from the United Nations as an important step to ensure clean air ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Moves to get global tourism back on track again


April 1st, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 5 (IANS) The World Tourism Organization (WTO) will convene an emergency meeting by January end to discuss ways to rehabilitate tourism in the tsunami-hit South and South East Asian countries.The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

National helpline for safety of tourists in offing


March 6th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) A national helpline is on the anvil to address the safety and security concerns of tourists in the country, central Tourism Minister Kumari Selja announced here Saturday. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Foreign tourist arrivals in India jump 21 percent


January 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 16 (IANS) Foreign tourist arrivals in India grew 21 percent in December over the corresponding month in 2008 though it fell three percent for the year due to the meltdown, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Commonwealth Games to showcase India: Selja


November 12th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Commonwealth Games 2010 has given an opportunity to showcase India as a unique and hospitable tourism destination, Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said Thursday. "Commonwealth Games have given an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wildlife crime control bureau keen to probe Goa tiger poaching


September 8th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), which was set up to check organised poaching, has not been approached to probe a sensational tiger poaching case in Goa, though ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India upgrades aviation security, safety standards


June 25th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India Thursday said it has developed an effective strategy to strengthen its regulatory mechanism and safety system for its aviation sector following recommendations from international authorities. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Customer relations staff to help Delhi Metro commuters (Lead)


April 12th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Delhi Metro is training over 200 personnel in customer relations to help commuters, including foreign tourists expected during the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The Delhi Metro carries an ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Soon, customer relations officials will greet Delhi Metro users


April 12th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Keeping in mind the large number of foreigner tourists expected during the Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi Metro is training over 200 personnel in customer relations to help ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tourist arrivals up despite global meltdown, terror attacks


January 12th, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The global meltdown and the terror attacks, especially the 26/11 Mumbai strike, has had no impact on foreign tourists' arrival in India as an estimated 5.37 ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

FBI train Indian officials on terrorist attack investigation


June 17th, 2008 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A team of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials Monday began a week-long programme to share their expertise in investigation of terrorist attacks with Indian law enforcement ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Subscribe