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Mamata expresses shock on FDI notification


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed shock over the central government notifying FDI in retail, and questioned the creditability of ... Read more...

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Greenpeace flays crackdown on Kudankulam protest


September 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Environment watchdog Greenpeace Monday condemned the Tamil Nadu government for its crackdown and use of force on protestors at the upcoming Kudankulam nuclear power plant ... Read more...

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77 new polio cases found in Nigeria


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 77 new cases of poliomyelitis have been detected in 10 states in Nigeria, Xinhua reported.Ado Mohammed, executive director of the National Primary Healthcare Development ... Read more...

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Government may allow foreign players to bid alone in 2G auction


September 6th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government may allow foreign players to participate in the upcoming 2G auction without an Indian partner and form a joint venture later, a senior ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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GAAR panel expanded to cover non-resident tax payers


September 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government Saturday expanded the scope of the expert committee on General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) to include all non-resident tax payers, even as the committee ... Read more...

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Commonwealth, US welcome Maldives report on power change


August 31st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Male, Aug 30 (IANS) The Commonwealth and the US Thursday welcomed the release of the report of the Commission of National Inquiry (CNI) into the circumstances surrounding disputed transfer of ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to respect inquiry outcome


August 29th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Ahead of the release of a crucial probe report on the Feb 7 transfer of power in the Maldives, India Wednesday urged all political parties ... Read more...

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Dial 166 for non-emergency public services from January


August 26th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Digits 166 will be the telephone number for all non-emergency public services across the country from January next year.The government has approved the three-digit short ... Read more...

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Government notifies guidelines for social media use


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid the misuse of online social networks, the government Thursday announced it has notified two important frameworks and guidelines which will enable government agencies ... Read more...

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IGNOU opens admission for paediatric nutrition courses


August 16th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has started admission to two online programmes in paediatric nutrition, the university said in a statement Thursday.The 'Post ... Read more...

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Ban backs UN presence in Syria


August 12th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to support continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution ... Read more...

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New pension scheme for Kerala government employees


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 8 (IANS) Kerala has replaced the statutory pension scheme with the contributory pension scheme for its new employees joining from next fiscal, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Thursday, ... 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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Chidambaram’s efforts will help revive growth: FICCI


August 7th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Enthused by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's assurance of fine-tuning policies, industry body FICCI Tuesday said this would help revive economic growth."It is quite obvious ... Read more...

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India to soon unveil fiscal consolidation measures


August 6th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government will soon unveil measures to bring more discipline in spending and return to the path of fiscal consolidation, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram ... Read more...

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India pushes for consensus on arms trade treaty


August 3rd, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India Thursday said that a comprehensive legally-binding arms trade treaty should not be rushed through and underlined the need for forging consensus so that the ... Read more...

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Ford Q2 net income down


July 26th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, July 26 (IANS) Ford Motor Company has reported the US automaker posted a profit of $1.04 billion in the second quarter of the year, or 26 cents per share, ... Read more...

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E-governance can reduce corruption: Meghalaya governor


July 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) Exhorting all stakeholders to use technology as agent of progress and embrace change, Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday said e-governance can reduce corruption and improve accountability."IT ... Read more...

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Dabolim airport will not be shut for civilians: Parrikar


July 19th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Indian Navy-run military-cum-civilian airport at Dabolim will not be shut when a new greenfield airport at Mopa in north Goa comes up, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati row: NCPCR objects to disclosure of child’s identity


July 14th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India's apex child rights body has demanded action against Visva-Bharati University as well as the print media for disclosing the identity of the Class 5 ... Read more...

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Facebook page to connect community radio stations and ministry


July 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has launched a dedicated Facebook page for community radio stakeholders in the country to connect with them and answer ... Read more...

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TRAI issues draft guidelines on mobile data services


July 11th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The telecom regulator has released draft regulations on minimum quality benchmark for mobile internet service under which it will be mandatory for an operator to ... Read more...

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Street children’s group turns 10


July 9th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) More than 200 street children from all over the capital came together Monday to celebrate the 10th birthday of 'Badhte Kadam', an organisation run for ... Read more...

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Experts look at positives of Rio Earth Summit


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Though the Rio Earth Summit held last month did not come up with any major outcomes, but it did provide a wide canvas of concepts ... Read more...

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Comments invited on new tax rules, PM to take final call (Second lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The government Friday issued draft guidelines on the General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR), inviting comments from different stakeholders and clarified that Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Govt invites comments on GAAR, PM to take final call (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The government Friday issued draft guidelines on the general anti-avoidance rules (GAAR), inviting comments from different stakeholders and clarified that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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PM for wide consultation on GAAR


June 29th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday sought wide consultation on the draft guidelines of the General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) and said these would be ... Read more...

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National panel to study drug abuse among children


June 25th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) A study to gauge the extent of drugs and substance abuse by children will be taken up across the country, National Commission for Protection of ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to soon have girl child policy


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 22 (IANS) A girl child policy is in the offing in Rajasthan. The state has initiated the process for formulation and adoption of the policy, the first of ... Read more...

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Dubai launches Facebook contest for entrepreneurs


June 19th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 19 (IANS/WAM) Dubai SME, an agency that works for the development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has launched a contest on Facebook to encourage ... Read more...

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Mamata urges GJM to abide by panel report


June 9th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) As the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its associates threatened to launch a protest campaign against the high-powered committee's recommendations on formation of Gorkhaland, West ... Read more...

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UP prepares to finalize new industrial policy


June 8th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 8 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will engage with industrial and business bodies June 11-13 to frame the new Infrastructure, Industry and Service Sector Investment Policy for 2012.Officials ... Read more...

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No turning back on democratic reform: Myanmar media


May 31st, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 31 (IANS) There will be no turning back on the process of democratic reform of the country, Myanmar's official media said Thursday.It said that "the reform strategy ... Read more...

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Defence ministry to relax century-old land laws


May 28th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Conceding to public demand, India's defence ministry has begun amending century-old laws of the British era to accommodate the needs of present times when civilian ... Read more...

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