state finance

Bengal’s credit-deposit ratio to surpass national average: Mitra


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The credit-deposit ratio in West Bengal's banks is expected to surpass the all-India average within two years, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said Monday."I hope that ... Read more...

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GST bill can be passed in current fiscal: Chidambaram


August 28th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The constitution amendment bill to introduce the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime could be passed by parliament by the end of the current financial ... Read more...

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Debt-ridden Bengal announces increment for government college teachers


August 21st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday announced that it would provide increment to those professors of government colleges who have undergone higher studies such as M.Phil and ... Read more...

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Pressure on Andhra chief minister to ‘bail out’ colleagues


August 21st, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Ministers in Andhra Pradesh are mounting pressure on the chief minister not to accept the resignation of their colleague Dharmana Prasada Rao and bail out others ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Sushilkumar Shinde: Ex-cop is India’s home minister (Profile)


July 31st, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Rising from a humble police sub-inspector in Mumbai, veteran Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde was Tuesday appointed India's new home minister, a position considered by many ... Read more...

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Charge Marxists ad tariff, Mamata tells electronic media


July 26th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Mocking the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of "using" the electronic media to "advertise" their standpoints, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday asked ... Read more...

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JSW Steel’s Salboni project to ‘restart’ in August: Bengal minister


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) The Rs.350 billion integrated steel plant at Salboni in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, proposed by Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel, will "restart" from August this ... Read more...

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Foundation laid by Rajiv Gandhi: A bridge on paper


July 15th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) In September 1989, Rajiv Gandhi, then the prime minister, laid the foundation of a bridge on the Chambal river. Nearly 23 years later, there is ... Read more...

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GST issue will be resolved soon: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The government will soon resolve the issues hindering the implementation of goods and services tax (GST) that aims to bring uniformity in indirect taxes across ... Read more...

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Mamata appeals to Bengali diaspora to pitch in for state


July 7th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the Bengali diaspora to come forward and share their expertise for the comprehensive development of the state."I ... Read more...

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Latin American states keen on investing in Bengal: Mamata


June 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Latin American countries like Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay are interested in investing in West Bengal's tourism, information technology, and food processing industries, Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Finally, Chandy to shift to official residence (Kerala Newsletter)


June 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 16 (IANS) With the ruling Congress party winning the Neyattinkara by-poll Friday, Oommen Chandy is finally ready to shift to Cliff House -- the official residence of the ... Read more...

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Pranab to meet finance ministers from northeast


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet the finance ministers of northeastern states here Tuesday to discuss fiscal, infrastructural and investment problems of the region.Tripura ... Read more...

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Odisha protests over petrol price hike


May 24th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Protests and demonstrations were organised in various parts of Odisha Thursday against the hike in petrol prices by an unprecedented over Rs.7 a litre by ... Read more...

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Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal Newsletter)


May 13th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The tete-a-tete between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, sweetened by plates of sandesh, the popular local sweet, suddenly ... Read more...

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FDI issue: US says it was discussed, Mamata says no


May 8th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Sparking off a controversy, the US Monday claimed that the issue of increasing US investment in West Bengal, including in the retail sector, was touched ... Read more...

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Chandy not in favour of state finance for golf club


May 2nd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 2 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the previous government's decision to take over the Trivandrum Golf Club was not correct and he was not in ... Read more...

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Now a Ratna award for Bengal bureaucrats


April 21st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) After instituting Krishi Ratna award for best farmer in a block, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Saturday declared an award for bureaucrats putting up ... Read more...

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GST can boost economic growth by 1.5 percent: Adi Godrej


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost economic growth by around 1.5 percent, Adi Godrej, president of the Confederation of Indian ... Read more...

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GST likely to come into effect from next fiscal: Sushil Modi


April 18th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The much-awaited unified Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to come into effect from April 1, 2013 as the centre is open to ... Read more...

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Opposition CMs lambast government for security overreach (Roundup)


April 16th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday lambasted the central government for not taking them into confidence on key security issues, citing the example of the proposed ... Read more...

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Make good states’ revenue loss, Jayalalithaa tells PM


April 14th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday said the central government is being unreasonable with regard to compensating states for the loss of their revenue ... Read more...

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Bengal gets thumbs-up from HSBC on entry tax


April 13th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The West Bengal government Thursday got the thumbs-up from British banking company HSBC for its move to reintroduce 'Entry Tax' on goods.The West Bengal Tax on ... Read more...

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Mizoram school teachers not getting salaries


April 9th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, April 9 (IANS) Despite a series of agitations, over 4,835 teachers of 541 government schools in Mizoram have not been paid their salaries since January due to a lack ... Read more...

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Mamata government giving misleading information: Dasgupta


March 24th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former West Bengal finance minister Asim Dasgupta Saturday accused the Mamata Banerjee government of giving misleading information regarding the state's debt situation and said the ... Read more...

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Bengal to provide facilities to job-seekers


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday announced the creation of an 'Employment Bank', its flagship programme, to provide a common platform among job-seekers, employers and placement agencies."I ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: Four more accused sent to CBI custody


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Thursday sent three accused in the Adarsh housing scam to the agency's custody till March 31 and one ... Read more...

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Kerala government welcomes budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday described the budget for 2012-13 as one which would benefit a cross-section of society.Speaking to reporters here, Chandy said that ... Read more...

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Mamata inaugurates International Financial Hub


March 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 10 (IANS) In a bid to attract investments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday inaugurated the International Financial Hub at the northern fringes of Kolkata and ... 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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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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Lady Luck smiles on labour, honesty takes spotlight


February 25th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 25 (IANS) The stake was as high as Rs.40 lakh and a brand new, gleaming Innova car. But instead of claiming the prize himself, a lottery vendor here ... Read more...

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Congress boycotts Odisha governor’s address


February 21st, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) Congress members boycotted the address of Governor Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare and walked out of the house over the government's alleged failures, minutes after the budget session of ... Read more...

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Indian heads US party’s state finance panel


February 21st, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Akshay Desai, who studied medicine in India, has been made the chief of the Republican Party of Florida's finance committee."...I am grateful that Desai has agreed ... Read more...

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