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climate-change

Climate summit enters extra day, no deal yet (Lead)

Durban, Dec 10 The fortnight-long UN climate summit started its extra day here Saturday with no deal in sight. Rich and poor nations continued to wrangle over who should do what to limit emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) that are warming the globe. A...
kundankulam

Villagers lay siege to Kudankulam nuclear plant

Chennai, Dec 10 Around 1,500 villagers Saturday laid siege to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu to demand immediate cessation of all work at the site, said an activist. “This morning, around 10 people...
Kerala minister slams Jayalalithaa’s appeal on Mullaperiyar

Kerala minister slams Jayalalithaa’s appeal on Mullaperiyar

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 P.J. Joseph, Kerala water resources minister and crusader for a new dam at Mullaperiyar, Saturday termed as a distortion of facts Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s full-page advertisement in newspapers here claiming...
nrega

Tripura provides most jobs under NREGA

Agartala, Dec 10 Tripura has once again topped all the states in implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), which guarantees minimum job days to people in rural areas, a minister said here Saturday. State Rural...
kapil-sibal

Chidambaram had no role in fixing spectrum pricing: Sibal

New Delhi, Dec 10 Communications Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday strongly refuted accusations by Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy that P.Chidambaram as finance minister had a role in fixing the entry fee for new players and hence should be prosecuted...
jayanti-natarajan

India fights for right of development of 1.2 bn people

Durban, Dec 10  Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan Saturday made an emotional appeal to the rich countries, asking for space for basic development for its 1.2 billion people and eradication of poverty. Speaking at the ministerial session on the...
Punjab National Bank observed Anti Corruption Day

Punjab National Bank observed Anti Corruption Day

New Delhi, Dec 10, 2011: Punjab National Bank, being 2nd largest Commercial Bank has initiated lot of activities to promote proactive, preventive and participative vigilance. The bank also celebrated the Anti Corruption Day on 9th December, which is...
Lokayukta Fervour: BIHAR & MP MAKE NEWS…

Lokayukta Fervour: BIHAR & MP MAKE NEWS…

Lokayukta Fervour BIHAR & MP MAKE NEWS By Insaf New Delhi, Dec 10, 2011: The Lokayukta fervour is catching up. Bihar is the latest State to heed to Anna’s war cry against corruption, even as the nation anxiously awaits the Centre’s Lokpal Bill....
rahul-khullar

India’s exports rose 33.2 percent in Apr-Nov

New Delhi, Dec 9 India’s exports rose by 33.2 percent to $192.7 billion in the first eight months of 2011-12 while imports during the same period increased to $309.5 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of $116.8 billion, Commerce Secretary Rahul...
northeast-map

Northeast readying infrastructure for Bangladesh trade

Aizawl, Dec 9 Improvement of infrastructure, including road communication, is being carried out with utmost priority to accelerate India-Bangladesh trade through the northeastern states, said a Mizoram official Friday after talks between the chief minister...
axis-ank

Credit offtake to pick up next year: Axis Bank

Kolkata, Dec 9 Credit growth will start picking up in 2012, Shikha Sharma, managing director and chief executive officer of Axis Bank, said Friday. “Credit growth is directly linked to what is happening in the economy. Our belief is in the long-term...
Polio

Tamil Nadu to have special polio drive for migrants’ children

Chennai, Dec 9 With the children of migrants exposed to the risk of contracting polio, the Tamil Nadu government Friday announced it would conduct special polio campaign for this section Sunday. In a statement issued here, the government said the state...
indirect-tax

Indirect tax collection rises 17 %

New Delhi, Dec 9 Indirect tax collection increased 16.8 percent to Rs.2,52,544 crore in the first eight months of the current financial year, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) chairman S.K. Goel said Friday. Collections from excise duty rose...
oil-and-gas

India to step up oil, gas imports from Africa

New Delhi, Dec 9 With its energy needs growing to fuel a $1.8 trillion economy and Africa emerging as an alternative hydrocarbons hub, India Friday said it will step up its oil and gas imports from the resource-rich continent to reduce dependence on any...
auto-hub

Gurgaon-Manesar belt declared auto-hub

Chandigarh, Dec 9 The central government has declared Haryana’s Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal belt as an “Auto Hub” to facilitate industrial progress of the automobile sector in this region, a state government spokesman said Friday. The belt,...
subbarao

Inflation would have been 13 percent, had RBI not acted: Subbarao

Kolkata, Dec 9 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Friday defended the apex bank’s monetary tightening that has drawn criticism for its impact on economic growth, saying if the bank had not acted inflation would have soared to 12-13...
gdp

India downgrades 2011-12 economic growth to 7.5 %

New Delhi, Dec 9 The government Friday officially downgraded the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate to around 7.5 percent for the current fiscal, citing the domestic slowdown and international economic uncertainty. “The analysis of several...
food-security

Odisha points out shortcomings in proposed food security bill

Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 Pointing out several shortcomings in the proposed Food Security Bill, 2011, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday urged the central government to have a re-look at it before it is introduced in parliament. In a latter to Prime...
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