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What is swine flu ?

What is swine flu? Like people, pigs can get influenza (flu), but swine flu viruses aren’t the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn’t often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people...

Chhattisgarh can maintain 11 percent GDP: Raman Singh

Raipur, Dec 8  Mineral-rich but insurgency-ridden Chhattisgarh can maintain its high GDP growth rate of 11 percent for years, claims Chief Minister Raman Singh. “Despite Maoist insurgency in iron ore-rich areas, the current GDP growth rate of...

Lok Sabha debates rising prices, opposition takes on government

New Delhi, Dec 8 The government was at the receiving end of opposition MPs Thursday when the Lok Sabha began discussing spiralling prices of food items because of which the country’s poor were suffering. Initiating the debate, Communist Party of...

Need more interaction with people at nuclear sites: Narayanasamy

New Delhi, Dec 8 Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy Thursday said there was a need to have more interaction with local communities at the site of nuclear power plants to allay their fears about nuclear energy. Replying...

Food inflation drops to 6.6 %

New Delhi, Dec 8 India’s food inflation fell sharply to 6.60 percent for the week ended Nov 26 as compared to 8 percent in the previous week as onion, potato, vegetables and wheat became cheaper, official data showed Thursday. Food inflation has...

Auto sales up 22.2 percent in November

New Delhi, Dec 8 Despite high input costs, fuel price hikes and rising interest rates, the Indian automobile sector’s November sales grew by 22.22 percent at 1,489,714 units from 1,218,885 units in the like period of 2010. The surge was led by the...

Rs.260 crore allocated for London Olympics: Maken

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The government has allocated a budget of approximately Rs.260 crore for the participation of Indian athletes in the 2012 London Olympics, Sports Minister Ajay Maken told the Rajya Sabha Thursday. Replying to supplementaries, the...

Karnataka to provide more funds to promote nanotechnology

Bangalore, Dec 8 The Karnataka government will provide enhanced budgetary support to promote nanotechnology for the benefit of masses, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Thursday. “The state government will certainly provide enhanced budgetary...

Will provide all support to IT sector: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called upon industrialists to generously invest in the IT sector in the state, saying her government was ready to provide all support.”Our government is keen to see that this...

Court allows Swamy to be recalled as 2G witness

New Delhi, Dec 8 A special CBI court Thursday allowed Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy to recall himself as a witness to prove Home Minister P. Chidambaram’s alleged complicity in the 2G spectrum case. While allowing Swamy’s plea to be...

Social media code: Congress cautious, BJP opposes Sibal’s way

New Delhi, Dec 7 The Congress Wednesday reacted cautiously to government moves for a code of conduct for social media, calling for larger debate, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was supportive but said Communications Minister Kapil Sibal’s...

Climate talks hijacked by US-China differences: EU

Durban, Dec 7 The rift between countries at the here became sharper Wednesday with the European Union (EU) blaming the US and China for hijacking the talks over their differences on a legally binding treaty. Terming as “not new” the Chinese...
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