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PM’s New Year message: Be patient, we shall overcome

New Delhi, Dec 31 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government took some “transformational initiatives” to empower people and fight corruption and listed five key personal challenges to address as India enters the new year. “These...
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Indian-origin scientist to be honoured with knighthood

London, Dec 31 Indian-origin scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for chemistry, will be honoured with knighthood in 2012. Venkatraman works as a biologist at the Medical Research Council’s Molecular Biology Laboratories...
Year of steep losses, volatility for Indian equities (2011 in retrospect)

Year of steep losses, volatility for Indian equities (2011 in retrospect)

Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) Indian equity markets, a favourite among foreign investors just a year ago, presented one of the worst performances among emerging economies during 2011, resulting in a key index shedding a fourth of its valuation when the year drew...
Passengers at Raipur airport more than double

Passengers at Raipur airport more than double

Raipur, Dec 31 The Raipur airport recorded a passenger flow of over 70,000 people per month in 2011 as compared to 30,000 a month in 2010, airport officials said Saturday. “The monthly movement of passengers from Raipur airport was about 30,000-35,000...
Maharashtra seeks corporate help to tackle malnutrition

Maharashtra seeks corporate help to tackle malnutrition

Mumbai, Dec 30 For the first time, the Maharashtra government has solicited the help of corporate houses, students and voluntary organizations to help tackle the serious problems of malnutrition affecting some parts of the state, a top official said here...
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RBI gives banks draft guidelines on capital regulation

New Delhi, Dec 30 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday released draft guidelines for implementing Basel III capital regulation in India aimed at improving the banking sector’s ability to deal with economic stress. This will reduce the risk of...
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Kerala mulls new bank and university for NRKs

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 30 Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Friday held out an assurance that the state government will look into all the legal and technical issues of floating a new bank and a university that will set up as a joint venture between...
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India’s external debt rises to $326.6 bn

New Delhi, Dec 30 India’s external debt climbed 6.6 percent to $326.6 billion by September-end from $306 billion at the beginning of the current financial year on account of a sharp increase in commercial borrowings, export credits and short-term...
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Delhi’s rooftop solar power policy a non-starter

New Delhi, Dec 30 It seemed to be the panacea for the capital’s power woes, but seven months down the line the Delhi government’s ambitious plan to generate electricity by installing solar panels on rooftops of houses has not taken off. The...
Bengal to raise maximum age level for group C, D jobs

Bengal to raise maximum age level for group C, D jobs

Kolkata, Dec 30 (IANS) West Bengal has decided to raise the maximum age level for those applying for government jobs in group C and D category by eight years for general candidates, and by three years for reserved candidates, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee...
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Kashmir had record 12 million tourists

Jammu, Dec 31 Jammu and Kashmir ended 2011 Saturday with the visit of a record number of nearly 12 million tourists and pilgrims to the state, a number which Governor N.N. Vohra said has given a “significant boost to the economy of the state”. Vohra,...
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Mangu Singh takes over as Delhi Metro Chief

New Delhi, Dec 31 Mangu Singh has taken over as new managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Born in Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) on 15th December, 1955, Mangu Singh received his early education from his native place and later graduated in civil engineering...
Delhi Metro Mascot bidding goodbye to Dr. E Sreedharan on his retirement

Delhi Metro Mascot bidding goodbye to Dr. E Sreedharan on his retirement

Delhi Metro Mascot bidding goodbye to Dr. E Sreedharan after his retirement at DMRC Corporate office, Metro Bhawan
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Government ‘may’ redraft Lokayukta provision: Chidambaram

Mumbai, Dec 31 In order to have bitter critic Trinamool Congress on board when the Lokpal bill is taken up again in the budget session of parliament, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday expressed the government’s willingness to revisit a Lokpal...
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BJP delegation to meet president over Lokpal bill

New Delhi, Dec 31:  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that a delegation of senior leaders will meet President Pratibha Patil Jan 3 to register the party’s protest against the Lokpal bill fiasco in parliament. The party’s core group,...
Google Plus may have 400 mn users by 2012-end

Google Plus may have 400 mn users by 2012-end

London, Dec 31: Google’s social networking site Google Plus will have more than 400 million users by the end of 2012, a researcher has said. The website that went public in September has passed the 62 million mark, the Daily Mail said. American...
India’s external debt rises to $326.6 bn

India’s external debt rises to $326.6 bn

New Delhi, Dec 31: India’s external debt climbed 6.6 percent to $326.6 billion by September-end from $306 billion at the beginning of the current financial year on account of a sharp increase in commercial borrowings, export credits and short-term...
CNG prices raised up to Rs.2 a kg in NCR

CNG prices raised up to Rs.2 a kg in NCR

New Delhi, Dec 31: The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) will go up by Rs.1.75 a kg in Delhi and by Rs.2 in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad from midnight Friday following depreciation of the rupee against the dollar that has made the import of...
Federalism Spirit: STATES PUNCH CENTRE…

Federalism Spirit: STATES PUNCH CENTRE…

Federalism Spirit STATES PUNCH CENTRE By Insaf New Delhi, Dec 31,2011: Regional parties in States have given a hard knock to the Centre. Their forceful assertion of maintaining the federal structure of the Constitution, wherein the Centre shouldn’t...
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