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food-security-bill

Cabinet defers food bill as discussions inconclusive

New Delhi, Dec 13 The cabinet Tuesday deferred a decision on the proposed food security bill as talks on the legislation remained inconclusive, with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar raising the issue of high subsidies involved in implementing the measure. “Discussions...
ntpc-egcb-dhaka

NTPC and EGCB ink Contract Agreement in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 13 NTPC Limited, India’s largest State owned power generator, signed a Contract Agreement with Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd (EGCB) today for providing Operation and Maintenance Services for 2×120 MW Gas based...
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electricity

Cabinet approves National Electricity Fund

New Delhi, Dec 13 The cabinet Tuesday approved the creation of a National Electricity Fund (NEF) to provide interest subsidy of Rs.8,466 crore for electricity distribution projects for a period of 14 years. “The National Electricity Fund is being...
coir-geotextiles

Kerala wants defence ministry to buy coir geotextiles

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 13 The Kerala government proposes to ask the defence ministry to buy coir geotextiles produced in the government and the cooperative sectors in the state. “We will approach the defence ministry to buy geotextiles from the...
petrol-pump

Petroleum sector contributes Rs.192,577 crore to exchequers

New Delhi, Dec 13 The petroleum and natural gas sector has contributed Rs.136,497 crore to the national exchequer and Rs.88,997 crore to the state coffers last fiscal, the government said Tuesday. The sector’s contributions were through cess, royalty,...
rupee-dollar

Rupee recovers from record low but outlook gloomy

Mumbai, Dec 13 The Indian rupee, which Tuesday slipped to a new low of 53.50 to a US dollar intra-day, recovered a bit, but weakness in the currency persisted as demand for the green-back from importers and banks rose amid global uncertainty. A depreciating...
parliament-attack

Parliament attack recalled

New Delhi, Dec 13 The nation Tuesday paid homage to the martyrs of the Parliament House terrorist strike 10 years ago that led to a flare-up on the India-Pakistan borders, while families of the victims demanded expeditious execution of Afzal Guru, the...
israel-india

Israel seeks closer education, tech ties with India

New Delhi, Dec 13 Israel Tuesday pitched for greater collaboration with India in fields of education, technology and academic research. “Education and R&D are the comparative advantage of both Israel and India. Collaboration in these fields...
sanitation-project

‘Economic impact of inadequate sanitation is Rs 2.44 tn’

New Delhi, Dec 13 The country is paying a heavy price for inadequate sanitation, with its impact on the economy estimated at Rs.2.44 trillion a year, parliament was informed Tuesday. This amount is equivalent to 6.4 percent of the country’s GDP...
rural-development

Himachal gets Rs.171.22 crore loan for rural projects

Shimla, Dec 13  The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a Rs.171.22 crore loan to Himachal Pradesh for creation of rural infrastructure, an official statement said here Tuesday. The amount would be spent for the...
drone

Iran dismisses request for return of US drone

Tehran, Dec 13 Iran has dismissed a request from the US that Tehran return a spy drone that crashed in the country. Iran announced Dec 4 it had downed an RQ-170 Sentinel drone of the US in the Tabas desert in the country’s eastern region. Tehran...
Low-carb diets better for easing weight: Study

Low-carb diets better for easing weight: Study

London, Dec 13 A low-carb diet is better than a standard, calorie-restricted one for cutting down weight and lowering blood levels of cancer-promoting hormone insulin, a British study has found. Researchers at Genesis Prevention Centre at University Hospital...
kyoto-protocol

Canada pulls out of Kyoto accord

Ottawa, Dec 13 Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol, thereby saving about $14 billion in penalties, Environment Minister Peter Kent announced Monday. Kent blamed the “incompetent Liberal government” of former prime minister Jean Chretien...
us-aid-to-pakistan

US to freeze $700 mn aid to Pakistan

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) In the midst of a tense standoff with Islamabad, a Congressional panel has agreed to freeze $700 million in US aid to Pakistan unless it helps in the fight against homemade bombs in Afghanistan. The freeze on US aid was agreed...
congress

Congress core group meets ahead of UPA meeting

New Delhi, Dec 13 The Congress core group met here to discuss the Lokpal bill ahead of a meeting of (UPA) leaders Tuesday evening, party sources said. The one-hour meeting at the parliament house office of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at noon was attended...
pranab

No policy paralysis, Indian economy will bounce back, says Pranab

New Delhi, Dec 13 Blaming the weakness in the global economy for the recent slowdown in India’s industrial output and economic growth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday the government was not suffering from any policy paralysis and...
If Fire In Govt Hospital…..: WILL MANTRIS TOO BE ARRESTED?…

If Fire In Govt Hospital…..: WILL MANTRIS TOO BE ARRESTED?…

If Fire In Govt Hospital….. WILL MANTRIS TOO BE ARRESTED? By Poonam I Kaushish  New Delhi, Dec 13: “What’s the use of coming now? He is already dead. All are dead. The Administration is hopeless, useless,” angrily shouted Pradeep...
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