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Half infrastructure development cost to come from private sector: Kumari Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Thursday said the share of the private sector in infrastructure development is expected to go ... Read more...

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Involve people in public-private-partnership model: Selja


September 13th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The involvement of people - the fourth P in the public-private-partnership model - is important in developing infrastructure, union minister Kumari Selja said at the Emerging ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves amendments to four key bills (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved amendments to four key bills for the current parliament session, official sources said.The four amendment bills are Prohibition of ... Read more...

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India to bring home Gandhi-Kallenbach archives


July 10th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with British auction house Sotheby's and Isa Sarid, the grand niece of Mahatma Gandhi's aide Herman Kallenbach, to acquire the ... Read more...

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Indian diplomat pens mythological epic (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) An Indian diplomat in London has written a mythological adventure novel drawn from the vast repertoire of Indian spirituality and metaphysics.In "Jaal", author Sangeeta Bahadur ... Read more...

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Man arrested for cheating in Delhi


June 8th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 30-year-old former journalist was arrested for duping unemployed youth by promising them government jobs using fake government documents, police said Friday.Arun Bhanot was arrested ... Read more...

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Panel asks government to speed up poverty survey


May 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed concern that the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which was to end in 2011, is yet to start in major ... Read more...

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More efforts needed to make India slum-free: Selja


May 9th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Wednesday said more efforts were needed to make India slum-free.Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do ... Read more...

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‘More companies helping preserve India’s monuments’


April 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The number of public sector undertakings, private corporations and trusts paying for the maintenance of India's ancient monuments has grown over the years, Kumari ... Read more...

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Need to improve dignity of labour: Ramesh


April 4th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday gave away awards to the winners of the "innovation challenge" of the National Innovation Council (NIC) and said there ... Read more...

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PM’s tribute to Malaviya on 150th birth anniversary (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to Madan Mohan Malaviya on his 150th birth anniversary celebrations with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying the educationist and freedom ... Read more...

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Rs.7.25 crore spent on Rajiv, Indira ads


December 19th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The government Monday told parliament that it had spent Rs.4.79 crore and Rs.2.46 crore, respectively, on print media advertisements on the occasion of birth anniversaries ... Read more...

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Realty body sceptical about proposed regulatory bill


December 8th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) Apprehending a return to 'licence raj', a top realty body Thursday objected to several provisions in the proposed Real Estate Regulation & Development bill and sought ... Read more...

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Ministers to brief state Congress chiefs on welfare schemes


December 6th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) As the Congress attempts to better project its welfare programmes in the run-up to elections in seven states next year, union ministers will brief ... Read more...

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New committee to oversee world heritage sites


November 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government has set up an advisory committee on world heritage matters to review the tentative list of heritage sites from India on the UNESCO ... Read more...

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New bill to improve condition of slum dwellers: Selja


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government plans to introduce new legislation aimed at improving the condition of slum dwellers and street vendors, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Legislation in offing for street vendors


November 11th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Central legislation to protect the livelihood rights and social security of street vendors is on the anvil, while a model bill to give property ... Read more...

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New bill seeks to protect home buyers, curb graft in realty


November 11th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft bill that seeks to bring transparency and accountability in real estate and housing transactions and curb widespread corruption in ... Read more...

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Real estate regulatory bill to address consumers’ concern: Kamal Nath


November 9th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The government will soon introduce a regulatory framework for real estate sector to address the concerns of consumers and ensure level playing field for all ... Read more...

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Real estate regulator bill will improve transparency: Selja


November 4th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The real estate regulator bill, to be tabled in the coming winter session of parliament, will improve governance and transparency in the sector, union Housing ... Read more...

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NAC takes stock of welfare schemes


October 21st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), which met after a gap of two months Friday, took stock of the different working groups under ... Read more...

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P.K. Pradhan takes over as health secretary


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) P.K. Pradhan Monday assumed charge as secretary in the ministry of health and family Welfare, an official statement said.An IAS Officer from 1977 batch of ... Read more...

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Urban poor vulnerable to climate change: Kumari Selja


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) A vast majority of urban poor are vulnerable to climate change, Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said Monday, blaming the developed ... Read more...

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Plan to provide cheap houses to urban poor


September 28th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) With a view to tackle urban poverty and providing affordable housing to the poor, the central government is planning to introduce the 'National Urban Livelihood Mission' ... Read more...

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Property sector needs transparency: Minister


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) There is an "immense need" for improving the regulatory environment and transparency in the real estate sector, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said ... Read more...

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Madan Mohan Malaviya’s 150th birth anniversary to be celebrated


September 20th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The government has constituted a National Implementation Committee (NIC) under the chairmanship of Rajya Sabha member Karan Singh to commemorate freedom fighter Madan Mohan ... Read more...

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Housing ministry offers to help quake-hit states


September 19th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The union ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation has offered Sikkim and other states affected by Sunday's earthquake assistance in re-constructing and rebuilding damaged ... Read more...

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134 urban development schemes cleared for northeast


September 18th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 18 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned 134 projects worth Rs.2,610 crore for poverty alleviation, development of infrastructure and providing basic services in the urban areas of the ... Read more...

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Northeast to get funds for housing


September 17th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 17 (IANS) The central government will provide funds to northeastern states to construct houses for slum dwellers under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY), Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation ... Read more...

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Slums to go from near railway tracks


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Hundreds of slums abutting railway tracks around the country will be removed "in a humane manner", parliament was informed Friday. Efforts would be made to prevent ... Read more...

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‘25 percent urban population of India is poor’


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A quarter of India's urban population lives below the poverty line and are poor, the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said ... Read more...

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Nearly 3,000 artists avail special scheme


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 folk and traditional performance artists have been helped with financial aid in 2010-11 under a special scheme, the culture ministry said Wednesday.The scheme ... Read more...

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India plans better housing facilities for urban poor


July 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With an estimated 95 million people expected to be living in shanties by next year, the government has drawn up an "ambitious", but "achievable" scheme ... Read more...

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Bengal famine revisited - through an artist’s works


July 7th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Artist Chittoprasad Bhattacharya chronicled the great Bengal famine of 1943-1944 with sketches of abject human suffering that he experienced as an artist struggling to survive ... Read more...

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