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Cabinet reshuffle could take place soon


September 20th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With Trinamool Congress ministers expected to pull out of the government Friday, a cabinet reshuffle could take place over the next few days, Congress sources ... Read more...

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Ravi takes over as science and technology minister


August 21st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Vayalar Ravi Tuesday assumed charge as minister for science & technology and assured full support to the scientists in their endeavour.The portfolio was left vacant ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee hosts Iftar


August 17th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday hosted an Iftar reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan that was attended by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and senior BJP leader L.K. ... Read more...

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Deshmukh’s mortal remains consigned to flames (Second Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Latur, Aug 15 (IANS) A sea of humanity poured out on all roads leading to Babhalgaon village in this Maharashtra district as thousands paid their last tributes to their ... Read more...

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Vayalar Ravi to handle Deshmukh’s portfolio


August 10th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was Friday given additional charge of the ministries of science and technology, earth sciences and micro, small ... Read more...

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India reaches out to families hit by US gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Condemning the US gurdwara shooting that killed six Sikh devotees, union minister Vayalar Ravi Tuesday directed the Indian embassy in Washington to provide "all possible ... Read more...

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‘Some minister’s personal staff run Kerala government


July 29th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 29 (IANS) A Congress legislator Sunday sharply criticised the party led-United Democratic Front government of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, saying some ministries were being run by the personal ... Read more...

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Mind power can create billionaires: Vayalar Ravi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Giving a thumbs up to the concept of mind power creating billionaires, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi suggested Sunday that industrial enterprises should also ... Read more...

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YSR party seeks CBI probe into cash seized from Chiranjeevi’s kin


May 15th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) The YSR Congress Party Tuesday demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the huge amount of money seized at the house of ... Read more...

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Government pension scheme for Indians abroad


May 3rd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 3 (IANS) The Indian government is promoting a new Pension and Life Insurance Fund (PILF) scheme in a bid to provide financial security to poor Indians working abroad.Indian ... Read more...

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Discuss Telangana issue outside parliament: Chidambaram


April 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Members who supported the cause of a separate state of Telangana should hold discussions outside the house and not disrupt parliament, Home Minister ... Read more...

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‘Media reports on ministers offering to quit juvenile’


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday termed sections of the media as "juvenile" for going overboard with speculation that four union ministers had ... Read more...

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New protocol to help Indians workers in UAE


April 4th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Aiming to streamline the registration of 1.7 million Indian contract workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the UAE Wednesday signed a protocol ... Read more...

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Army chief a frustrated man: Vayalar Ravi


March 28th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's action of writing to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the shortage of weapons and ammunition was out of frustration ... Read more...

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US defends TV host’s `satirical’ comments on Golden Temple


January 24th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) The US has come to the defence of US television host Jay Leno and said the visual of Golden Temple in Amritsar during "The Tonight ... Read more...

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India objects to US TV host’s joke on Golden Temple


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) India has objected to US television host Jay Leno passing off a visual of the Golden Temple in Amritsar as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's ... Read more...

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Regional diaspora meet in Dubai this year: Ravi


January 9th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) The regional annual diaspora meet, the mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, will be held in Dubai later this year, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said Monday."I am ... Read more...

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Overseas Indians welcome right to vote


January 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) Non-resident Indians have hailed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's announcement that the government would allow them to vote and participate in the election process, a long-tanding ... Read more...

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NRIs get right to vote in Indian elections (Second Lead)


January 8th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process."Pursuant to the law ... Read more...

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India seeks diaspora investment in energy, healthcare


January 7th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India Saturday asked its 30 million strong diaspora spread across over 130 countries to contribute in the development of healthcare, energy and infrastructure sector.Almost 1,500 ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian workers to get pension, life insurance


January 7th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) The Indian government Saturday launched a special pension and life insurance scheme that would benefit over 5 million unskilled and semi-skilled workers employed overseas mostly in ... Read more...

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PBD-2012: Preparations in full swing in Jaipur


January 5th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 5 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing in this Rajasthan capital for the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) diaspora conclave Jan 7-9, an official said Thursday.PBD-2012 will ... Read more...

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Row breaks out over Kochi Metro Rail project


January 2nd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 2 (IANS) While the final clearance for the much talked about Kochi Metro Rail from the centre is yet awaited, a row has broken out overr the Kerala ... Read more...

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Corporates can blackmail with Lokpal: Vayalar Ravi (Interview, To go with Lokpal can destabilise the nation)


December 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi has warned that Lokpal could "one day become a tool in the hands of corporate houses to ... Read more...

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With Lucknow in mind, Ajit Singh gets civil aviation (Roundup)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh was Sunday inducted into the union cabinet and given charge of the civil aviation ministry, days after ... Read more...

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Contest for NRIs to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Divas


December 16th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) NRI Matters, an online platform for the Indian diaspora to get advice on financial matters and share their thoughts, has again launched an event ... Read more...

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Air India to give August incentive to employees


November 30th, 2011 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it will release the productivity-linked incentive (PLI) component of its employees' salary for August on Dec 5.The PLI constitutes ... Read more...

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Oil firms increase jet fuel price by 3.70 percent


November 30th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Wednesday increased the prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 3.70 percent, effective from Dec 1.The ATF at Delhi's IGI ... Read more...

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High taxes reason behind rising jet fuel: Ravi


November 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The government Wednesday informed parliament that the cash-strapped Indian airline sector is being troubled by rising air turbine fuel (ATF) prices caused by high sales ... Read more...

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Kingfisher tops in unused flight slots, says Ravi


November 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines has topped the charts for the highest number of cancellations as it was operating only 243 flights out of a scheduled 418 ... Read more...

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Mullaperiyar dam row: Kerala, Tamil Nadu MPs meet PM


November 29th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The political battle over the Mullaperiyar dam hotted up Tuesday with MPs from Tamil Nadu and Kerala seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to ... Read more...

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Air India board to meet Tuesday


November 29th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Cash-strapped national carrier Air India's board is to hold discussions Tuesday on the airlines' performance and a revival plan."The board is scheduled to meet ... Read more...

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Kerala seeks new dam, protests erupt against Tamil Nadu


November 28th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 28 (IANS) Kerala, which is worried about the rising waters of the Mullaperiyar dam, has raised the pitch for a new dam, with strong protests being ... Read more...

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Safety aspects of Shimla, Kullu airports enhanced


November 26th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) The safety aspects of two Himachal Pradesh airports - at Shimla, a table-top airport located 2,196 metres above sea level, and at Kullu have been enhanced, ... Read more...

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‘New immigration law, online platform on the way’


November 25th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) To transform the imigration process, the government Friday promised to provide within a year an electronic platform to link Indian missions abroad and the concerned ... Read more...

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