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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... 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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Asking women what they want: A step to improve maternal health


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Was the labour room clean, was the medical staff polite and caring, were the mother and baby looked after properly? These are among questions proposed ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches ‘Kerosene Free Delhi’ scheme


August 21st, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday launched its 'Kerosene Free Delhi' programme under which over 3.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) and poor households will be provided ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor (Lead, correcting para one)


August 18th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the urban poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Bengal plans more affordable houses for poor


August 18th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to set up more affordable houses for the rural poor under different central government schemes, a minister said Saturday.The government ... Read more...

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Gehlot highlights welfare schemes on I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, August 15 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Independence Day Wednesday said his government is committed to the welfare of people in every section of the society."My government's ... Read more...

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Delhi approves food security scheme for poor


August 13th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave its nod to implementing a project to provide food security to two lakh vulnerable households in the current year not ... 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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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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National Advisory Council reviews its progress


July 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The reconstituted National Advisory Council (NAC) met Friday and reviewed the progress since it was formed two years ago.According to sources, the meeting approved ... Read more...

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Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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Rural ministry working on village roads scheme, says Ramesh


May 19th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday said that his ministry was working on the second version of the Pr­adhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY-2) which ... Read more...

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Sonia praises Pranab’s budget


May 9th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Amid speculation that he is a front-runner for the presidential polls, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Wednesday made a mention of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Himachal should promote use of biomass fuel: Gadkari


May 9th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nahan (Himachal Pradesh), May 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday advised his party's government in Himachal Pradesh to take green initiatives such as promoting use of ... Read more...

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“Absence of quick response team led to high toll in Assam ferry tragedy’


May 4th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Lack of any quick response team (QRT) in lower Assam's Dhubri district as well absence of any life-saving equipment on the vessel led to a high ... Read more...

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A white ribbon flutters towards safe motherhood in Rajasthan (With Images)


April 29th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jodhpur, April 29 (IANS) Will the baby live? Will the mother survive childbirth? Not very long ago, it was left to fate to decide how a pregnant woman and her ... Read more...

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UP’s food scam: CBI raids 12 places in Lucknow


April 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided as many as twelve places in Lucknow Saturday in connection with the multi-million-rupee foodgrain scam which took place during ... Read more...

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240 habitats in Kashmir got road-links in 2011-12


April 13th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 13 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir built 872 km of roads connecting 240 habitats during 2011-12 as against a target of 750 km, an official said Friday.Taking stock of ... Read more...

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6 Tripura officials jailed for embezzlement


April 4th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 4 (IANS) A BDO (block development officer) and five Tripura government officials were Wednesday sentenced to different jail terms by a local court for embezzling Rs.41 lakh in ... Read more...

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Three million urban poor to get shelters


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government ... Read more...

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Nod for low-income housing credit risk fund


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The union cabinet Friday approved the establishment of the Credit Risk Guarantee Fund Trust (CRGFT) for low income housing to ensure affordable housing stock.The ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh to spend more on health


March 21st, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has given priority to health by increasing its budget by 25 percent in the next fiscal as compared to the previous year, an official ... Read more...

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Bangladesh against fencing at border zero-line: Sarkar


March 5th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh has rejected India's proposal to erect border fencing at the zero line along the border, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar told the state assembly Monday."Erection ... Read more...

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Bachelor lured, forcibly sterilized in Madhya Pradesh


February 24th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 24 (IANS) Bhopal Singh, a bachelor from Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district, got forcibly sterilized after getting lured for the Indira Awas Yojana, officials said Friday."A few days ago, ... Read more...

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‘Pay subsidies directly to beneficiaries to plug leaks’


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To ensure subsidies and welfare schemes reach the intended recipients and there is no siphoning off of funds, a government-appointed committee Thursday recommended that ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks 5,000 transformers


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Power starved Bihar has sought 5,000 new transformers from the central government to replace burnt transformers in rural areas."The government wants 5,000 transformers to replace burnt ... Read more...

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All time record in farm production: PM


February 20th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said India's farm yield has touched a new high with food production expected to exceed 250 million tonnes, "an ... Read more...

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Mayawati muisused funds for rural health, says PM


February 17th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Feb 17 (IANS) Attacking the Mayawati government ahead of the fourth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday charged it with misusing the National ... Read more...

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Food grain production could hit record 250 mn tonnes: PM (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Record 250 mn tonnes food grain production in 2012-13: PM


February 15th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India's food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, slam Mayawati (Third Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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Sonia, Priyanka descend on Rae Bareli, flay Mayawati (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rae Bareli, Feb 14 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Tuesday made a joint appearance for the first time in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election campaign ... Read more...

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‘Electification projects on in Garo Hills’


January 30th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Meghalaya has launched various schemes for improving power supplies, including implementing the Rajiv Gandhi rural electrification programme in the three insurgency-affected districts of Garo Hills in ... Read more...

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