water supply and sanitation

Three Badal government ministers resign in six months (News Analysis)


September 18th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Its second consecutive innings in power was a politically historic event. But just six months later, the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Centre reviews situation in Assam


August 28th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central government Monday reviewed the security situation in Assam and took stock of relief and rehabilitation measures for those affected by the clashes between ... Read more...

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Ministers take high ‘moral ground’ after conviction (Punjab Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) This could be termed the height of irony, even in the strange world of politics. Two ministers in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led government, convicted in ... Read more...

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Punjab agriculture minister gets one year jail


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab government, a court in Mohali town Saturday held Agriculture Minister Tota Singh guilty of misusing official machinery and sentenced ... Read more...

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Jagir Kaur’s resignation accepted


March 31st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A day after she was convicted and sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and other charges in the mysterious death of her ... Read more...

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Convicted Jagir Kaur remains a VIP in prison


March 31st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Hardly a few hours after her conviction and arrest Friday evening, former Punjab cabinet minister Jagir Kaur continued to wield political influence even as a prisoner ... Read more...

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Badal government’s lone woman minister convicted, jailed (Roundup)


March 30th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A fortnight after she was sworn in as cabinet minister, senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after a court ... Read more...

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Minister jailed for conspiracy in daughter’s death (Second Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday arrested and sent to jail after being held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the mysterious ... Read more...

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Punjab minister gets jail term for daughter’s death (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) Senior Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was Friday held guilty by a court here of conspiracy in the death of her own daughter in April ... Read more...

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Urban development ministry gets 12 percent hike


March 16th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by over 12 percent from Rs.6,855.23 crore in 2011-2012 to Rs.7,729.38 crore in 2012-13, ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 8


March 16th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
* Cinema industry exempted from service tax.* Service tax rate raised from 10 percent to 12 percent to bring in Rs.18,660 crore.* Excise duty raised from 10 to 12 percent.* ... Read more...

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Prominent highlights of 2012-13 budget


March 16th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Prominent highlights of the budget for 2012-13 presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Income tax exemption limit raised to ... Read more...

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Budget highlights 7


March 16th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
* Income tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2 lakh to provide relief of relief of Rs.2,000 for assessees in this catergory; 20 percent tax on income over Rs.10 lakh, up from ... Read more...

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Allocation for water and sanitation may go up 50 percent


March 10th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hiware Bajar (Maharashtra), March 10 (IANS) Water supply and sanitation projects in the country would get a boost with up to 50 per cent increase in allocation in the ... Read more...

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Government signs accord with World Bank $155.3 mn grant (With Image)


February 17th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve water supply and sanitation services in several districts of Kerala, the union government has entered into a credit agreement with International Development Association ... Read more...

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World Bank grants $155.3 million loan for Kerala water project


December 16th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) International Development Association (IDA), an arm of the World Bank, has approved a credit grant of $155.3 million (Rs.776.5 crore) to the Kerala government for ... Read more...

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Badal seeks early release of border funds


August 25th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought the intervention of union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for the release of a grant of Rs.62.50 crore ... Read more...

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Punjab to identify villages having uranium-laced water


July 5th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) The Punjab government has decided to conduct a statewide survey to identify villages affected by the problem of uranium content in water, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir ... Read more...

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Save water or face connection cut, Bangaloreans told


April 20th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) After months of appeals, campaigns and warnings failed to impress residents of this tech hub to harvest rain water, a deadline has now been set with ... Read more...

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President Patil to felicitate Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees


March 22nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will felicitate over 2808 Nirmal Gram Puraskar awardees from 21 states at a function in Vigyan Bhawan here on Wednesday.Union Minister of Rural ... Read more...

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Relaxation in paying pending house tax in Punjab


February 28th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced relaxation to the state residents in paying pending house tax, and water supply and sewerage charges.Punjab industries and local bodies minister Manoranjan ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water


February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... Read more...

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Papaya shaped Lord Ganesha attracts Bhubaneswar devotees


September 5th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBhubaneswar, Sep.5 (ANI): A papaya tree grown in the premises of the rural water supply and sanitation department office in Orissa's Bhubaneswar city, is attracting the religious minded here, as ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks hike in centre’s share in rural water supply


August 27th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) Gujarat's Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Narottambhai Patel Thursday called for raising the central government's share in the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation scheme. Inaugurating the western ... Read more...

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Punjab to revive village ponds in Rs.336 mn project


August 20th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Punjab government has approved a pilot project to rejuvenate 512 village ponds in all the 20 districts of the state at a cost of Rs.336.6 million (Rs.33.66 ... Read more...

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Haryana’s plan outlay 82 percent higher than last year


May 11th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday approved Haryana's annual plan outlay of Rs.18,260 crore for the 2010-11 fiscal -- an increase of 82.6 percent over last year (2009-10). The plan ... Read more...

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World Bank to provide $770 mn loan for three Andhra projects


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) The World Bank will provide a loan of $770 million (Rs.3,720 crore) to Andhra Pradesh for road development, rural water supply and sanitation and municipal development. The agreements for ... Read more...

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World Bank loans will be spent on infrastructure: Mukherjee


September 23rd, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said 95 percent of the $4.3 billion World Bank grant would be spent on developing the country's infrastructure. "The World Bank has sanctioned ... Read more...

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World Bank approves $4.3-bn loan for India


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The World Bank has approved $4.3 billion in loans for India to help finance infrastructure projects and support its economic stimulus programme. "This is the crucial time to ... Read more...

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Punjab to act against illegal water connections


September 14th, 2009 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) People having illegal water connections in Punjab's rural areas could soon find their supply drying up. The Punjab water supply and sanitation department Monday warned people to immediately remove ... Read more...

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Planning Commission finalises Delhi Govt.’s annual plan at Rs 10,000 crores


August 21st, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): The Delhi Government's annual Plan for 2009-10 was finalised at Rs. 10,000 crores at a meeting here on Friday between Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia ... Read more...

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Reverse osmosis system to purify water in Punjab villages


August 20th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) All villages in certain districts of Punjab that are affected by salinity in water will have reverse osmosis (RO) plants within 21 months to provide clean water to ... Read more...

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Mumbai, Chennai to get Rs.2,200 crore for water projects


August 13th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said it will set up two major water projects in Mumbai and Chennai at a cost of Rs.2,200 crore aimed at finding a ... Read more...

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Punjab plans 300,000 toilets in villages


August 12th, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) This is one decision that will see millions of people in Punjab ease themselves comfortably. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday gave the go ahead to an ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal is deputy CM again, gets back portfolios (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) Having remained out of power for about 40 days, Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was Monday sworn in as deputy chief minister in the Punjab government ... Read more...

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