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New policy soon to monitor government buys

New policy soon to monitor government buys

New Delhi, Nov 30 The government Wednesday unveiled the draft of a new policy that will help bring transparency in public procurements through open competitive bidding. The bill is intended to regulate public procurement by all ministries and departments...
Chinese plane flies from Japan without permission

Chinese plane flies from Japan without permission

Beijing, Nov 30 A Chinese passenger aircraft with 240 people onboard took off from an airport in Japan even when told by the control tower to wait on the runway, a media report said Wednesday. Japanese authorities are now investigating the “apparently...
73 SAIL employees receive Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar

73 SAIL employees receive Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar

New Delhi, NOv 30:  “It is a matter of pride for all of us that 73 out of 117 awardees, who have won the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) are from Steel Authority of India Limited,” stated SAIL Chairman C. S. Verma at a felicitation ceremony...
Rajeev Sharma takes charge of CMD, REC

Rajeev Sharma takes charge of CMD, REC

New Delhi, Nov 29  Rajeev Sharma has taken over as new Chairman & Managing Director of Rural Electrification Corporation. He was earlier Director (Projects) with Power Finance Corporation. Sharma also served as Executive Director of APDRP, Human...
Kalam stresses integrated, balanced approach for nuclear invincibility

Kalam stresses integrated, balanced approach for nuclear invincibility

Chennai, Nov 29  Each nation can accomplish invincible nuclear security individually and collectively through eternal vigilance, expansion of new energy technologies, coherence, dynamism, self sufficiency among others, said former Indian president A.P.J....
Air India board decides on loan restructuring, cost-cutting measures

Air India board decides on loan restructuring, cost-cutting measures

New Delhi, Nov 29  Cash-strapped national carrier Air India’s board Tuesday said its lenders have agreed to restructure the airline’s massive debt of Rs.42,923.16 crore, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave the nod to the financial...
8.7 % interest on new post office savings scheme

8.7 % interest on new post office savings scheme

New Delhi, Nov 29  The government will introduce a new post office savings scheme of 10-year maturity effective from Dec 1, that will earn annual compound interest rate of 8.7 percent. The finance ministry Tuesday issued notification for launch of new...
India’s insurable population over 57 crore

India’s insurable population over 57 crore

New Delhi, Nov 29 The approximate total number of insurable Indians is over 57 crore, parliament was informed Tuesday. “Based on the working population, as per census 2001 data, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has reported...
Parliament logjam: Government may agree to adjournment motion

Parliament logjam: Government may agree to adjournment motion

New Delhi, Nov 29  An end appeared in sight to the parliament logjam over the cabinet nod to foreign equity in retail sector with the government Tuesday indicating that it may agree to an adjournment motion in parliament from the opposition and have...
Renewable energy technologies can address climate change

Renewable energy technologies can address climate change

New Delhi, Nov 29 Renewable energy technologies (RETs) can help address the challenges of international energy poverty and climate change, a study by a UN agency said. “RETs can complement conventional energy sources in developing countries to ensure...
Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers

Six Indians among top 100 global thinkers

Washington, Nov 29  Social activist Anna Hazare, software czar Azim Premji and four other Indians have been named in the US-based Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the top 100 global thinkers for 2011. Economist Abhijit Banerjee, writer-activist...
Major global IT company to ban e-mail

Major global IT company to ban e-mail

London, Nov 29 Atos, one of biggest information technology companies in the world with over 80,000 workers in 42 countries, will soon ban e-mails because it says 90 percent of them are a waste of time. Atos, headquartered in France, said too many employees...
Petrol costlier in India than in neighbours, US

Petrol costlier in India than in neighbours, US

New Delhi, Nov 29 Petrol costs more in India when compared to neighbouring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and is even dearer than what is charged in the US, the petroleum ministry said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday. According...
PNB ‘s participation in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon -201

PNB ‘s participation in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon -201

PNB ‘s participation in Airtel Delhi Half Marathon -201
Rajasthan government’s nod to third national park

Rajasthan government’s nod to third national park

Jaipur, Nov 28 The Rajasthan government Monday gave its nod to the proposal of declaring Kumbhalgarh and Tatgarh-Raoli areas of the state as a national park to house excess tigers from the Ranthambore National Park, an official said. The park, covering...
All party meet Tuesday to discuss parliament logjam

All party meet Tuesday to discuss parliament logjam

New Delhi, Nov 28  With the functioning of parliament stalled for the fifth day in the winter session on various issues including the decision to permit foreign equity in retail, an all-party meet will be held Tuesday morning to discuss a way out of...
Pakistan rejects NATO regret, China says it’s shocked

Pakistan rejects NATO regret, China says it’s shocked

Islamabad, Nov 28 An incensed Pakistan Monday refused to accept NATO’s regret over the airstrike that killed its 25 soldiers, an incident China described as shocking as it called for respecting Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Islamabad...
Telecom panel to meet again on mergers, license norms

Telecom panel to meet again on mergers, license norms

New Delhi, Nov 28 The telecom commission will meet again on Dec 1 to discuss the proposals of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the sector and pricing of second generation (2G) spectrum, a senior...
Final decision on 3G roaming after meeting operators: DoT

Final decision on 3G roaming after meeting operators: DoT

New Delhi, Nov 28 The telecom ministry will soon be meeting the telecom operators on the 3G Intra Circle Roaming (ICR) issue and will thereafter take the final decision, a senior official said Monday. “Consultation with law (ministry) is complete....
No shortage of artillery guns: Antony

No shortage of artillery guns: Antony

New Delhi, Nov 28 Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday informed the Lok Sabha that the Indian Army has adequate arms and equipment, including artillery gun systems and that the government was giving priority to equipping the artillery units with modern...
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