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Azerbaijan buys 10 tonnes of gold


September 19th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Baku, Sep 19 (IANS) The Azerbaijan State Oil Fund has bought 10 tonnes of gold to increase the diversification and profitability of its investment portfolio, the Fund's CEO Shakhmar Movsumov ... Read more...

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Give Greece extra time: Austria


August 27th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The payback period for Greece should be extended for two or three years if the country sticks to the savings targets and reform plans, Austrian ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to offer houses to urban poor


August 9th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Wednesday gave approval to various proposals, including related to execution of a housing scheme for urban poor and establishment of universities in the ... Read more...

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Shettar passes first hurdle, bigger battles ahead (Karnataka Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's third chief minister in four years in Karnataka, Jagadish Shettar, has succeeded in rallying his faction-ridden party behind him to get ... Read more...

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Child rights groups meet Delhi legislators


July 27th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Two child rights organisations Friday held discussions with Delhi legislators over allocation and utilisation of funds for child welfare in the state budget.Officials from HAQ: ... Read more...

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Mizoram allocates Rs.410 crore to end ‘jhum cultivation’


July 17th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, July 17 (IANS) Under its New Land Use Policy (NLUP), Mizoram is laying emphasis on ending the age-old "jhum" shifting cultivation and has allocated Rs.410 crore in this year's ... Read more...

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Goa to give women Rs.1 lakh for wedding expenses


July 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) With an aim to curb female foeticide in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday launched the 'Ladli Laxmi' scheme, under which women can avail Rs.1 ... Read more...

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Political murders have come down in West Bengal: Mamata


June 29th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Claiming that political murders have come down in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lambasted the opposition Left Front for ruining the ... Read more...

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Egypt passes constitutional amendments


June 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's ruling military council has passed a few amendments to the constitution that will outline the future president's powers and responsibilities, state television reported.The text ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh’s Asiatic Lion safari plan finalised


June 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), June 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Wildlife Department has completed the master plan for the state's first Lion Safari in Etawah. The department now plans to make ... Read more...

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Ukrainian opposition to probe Euro 2012 funding


June 8th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian opposition will launch an investigation into possible misappropriation of state budget funds during the preparation for the Euro 2012 football tournament.Ukrainian parliament vice-speaker ... Read more...

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Cut tax to make diesel cheaper, say Delhi dealers


May 10th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Delhi Petrol Dealers Association (DPDA) Thursday urged the Delhi government to reduce value added tax (VAT) on diesel to 8.8 percent, from the present ... Read more...

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Akhilesh calls for better security infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Making his debut on the national stage after becoming Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav Monday called for better security infrastructure, more recruitment to ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $44 bn on Arctic projects


April 6th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia intends to spend 1.3 trillion rubles (around $44 billion) on economic and social projects in the Arctic till 2020, a minister said.Viktor Basargin, minister ... Read more...

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10 Maharashtra ministers guilty of financial lapses: Opposition


April 4th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Maharashtra's opposition parties said Wednesday that 10 state ministers had reportedly been held responsible for financial lapses and causing losses to the state exchequer by ... Read more...

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Maharashtra cotton farmers oppose new tax


March 31st, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Akola (Maharashtra), March 31 (IANS) Cotton farmers and widows of debt-laden peasants went on a day's hunger strike Saturday in different Maharashtra towns to protest the new five percent purchase ... Read more...

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New tax on domestic LPG in Maharashtra rolled back


March 30th, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from all political parties and the public, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar Thursday effected a marginal rollback of ... Read more...

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State to sell ‘Maharashtra Tourism’ brand aggressively


March 26th, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) The ruling Democratic Front government plans to sell 'Maharashtra Tourism' as a brand by executing several major tourism projects costing Rs.228 crore, Deputy Chief Minister and ... Read more...

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Ajit Pawar presents marginally surplus Maharashtra budget


March 26th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar presented a marginally revenue-suplus state budget for 2012-13, extensively focusing on infrastructure, social, health and tourism sectors.However, ... Read more...

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Rs.5,500-crore for Bangalore infrastructure in state budget


March 22nd, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 21 (IANS) The Karnataka budget proposes to spend a whopping Rs.5,500 crore in the ensuing fiscal (2012-13) for addressing the infrastructure woes of India's tech hub, including its ... Read more...

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BJP crisis shadow over Karnataka budget (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda will present the state budget Wednesday as a majority of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators supporting B.S. ... Read more...

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Liquor and cigarettes prices raised on public demand: Dhumal


March 20th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government's decision to raise the prices of cigarettes and liquor was based on the wishes of the people of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Please save Greece’s monuments, say archaeologists


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, March 15 (IANS) Greek archaeologists have made a worldwide appeal for support to protect the country's rich cultural heritage amid the country's harsh austerity measures."Monuments do not have voice, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra government will be under pressure in budget session


March 14th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Spurred by its win in the recent civic elections, an aggressive opposition plans to take on the ruling Democratic Front (DF) on a wide range ... Read more...

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Assam to enhancing license fee to check liquor abuse


March 12th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Assam government has decided to enhance the license fees to check the consumption of alcohol and prevent the sale of illicit liquor, if any, across ... Read more...

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Himachal budget session begins Friday


March 8th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) The defeat of the Congress in the recently concluded assembly elections has boosted the morale of the faction-ridden ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Himachal ... Read more...

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Leadership tussle hits Karnataka BJP


March 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Thursday virtually turned into a battle zone on the leadership issue, casting a shadow over the stability ... Read more...

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Karnataka to set up second foundry cluster


March 5th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 5 (IANS) The Karnataka government Monday said it would soon set up the state's second foundry cluster at Dobbespet in Bangalore Rural district.Dobbespet is about 50 km from ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa chairs state cabinet meeting ahead of budget


March 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 5 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu cabinet, headed by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, met here Monday and discussed matters relating to various departments ahead of the state budget for ... Read more...

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Indonesia allocates $2.7 bn for poor


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 2 (IANS) Indonesia will distribute 25 trillion rupiah (about $2.7 billion) to the poor impacted by the government's price hike of subsidized fuel.Economy Minister Hatta Radjasa said the ... Read more...

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Putin top campaign spender


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was the top spender in this presidential campaign with 368 million rubles ($12 million), according to financial statements by candidates ... Read more...

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Tripura raises employees’ retirement age


February 28th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 27 (IANS) A year ahead of the crucial assembly polls in the lone Left ruled state, the Tripura government Monday announced to increase the retirement age of the ... Read more...

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Putin’s poll promises to cost state $170 bn


February 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lavish social spending promised by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in his bid to return to the presidency will cost the state at least 5.1 ... Read more...

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By-election schedule leads to uncertainty over Andhra budget


February 17th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) With the Election Commission announcing the schedule for by-elections to seven Andhra Pradesh assembly seats, the state government is consulting legal experts on whether it ... Read more...

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Kerala diaspora can partner in development: Minister


February 14th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 14 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani Tuesday said successive state governments have failed to put to productive use the massive remittances sent in by over two million ... Read more...

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