India to help 600 nationals return from Iraq this week

India to help 600 nationals return from Iraq this week

🕔20:48, 30.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 30 The government Monday said it will facilitate the return of over 600 Indians from non-conflict areas of Iraq this week, as efforts continued to secure the safe release of Indians in captivity in war-torn areas of

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Small chance of Iraq strife disrupting oil supplies : Petroleum Ministry

Small chance of Iraq strife disrupting oil supplies : Petroleum Ministry

🕔20:47, 30.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 30  The petroleum ministry foresees very little possibility of a disruption in India’s oil imports due to the on-going violence in Iraq. “There is no situation as yet for panic, and everything is under control,” an official

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Increase oil royalty, Gogoi urges Modi

Increase oil royalty, Gogoi urges Modi

🕔20:44, 30.Jun 2014

Guwahati, June 30 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure payment of oil royalty at prevailing market prices, saying Assam has incurred a loss of Rs.10,000 crore since 2008 because of disbursement of oil

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Petrol price hiked by Rs.1.69 a litre, diesel by 50 paise

Petrol price hiked by Rs.1.69 a litre, diesel by 50 paise

🕔20:41, 30.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 30 State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) Monday hiked the petrol price by Rs.1.69 a litre, excluding taxes, effective from midnight, owing to a rise in global oil prices and exchange rates. Diesel prices were also hiked by

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AMK Sinha entrusted additional charge as Chairman, IndianOil

AMK Sinha entrusted additional charge as Chairman, IndianOil

🕔20:38, 30.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 30, 2014 Mr. AMK Sinha has been entrusted the additional charge of the post of Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited; the leading Indian Oil and Gas Company in the Fortune ‘Global 500’ listing. Mr. Sinha continues to

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Vidarbha farmers fear poor monsoon

Vidarbha farmers fear poor monsoon

🕔15:29, 30.Jun 2014

Nagpur (Maharashtra), June 30  Farmers of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra face the grim prospect of poor monsoon this season, an activist said here Monday. Farmers across hundreds of thousands of acres of land who had sowed cotton, soyabean and

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Eight live bombs recovered in Bihar

Eight live bombs recovered in Bihar

🕔15:25, 30.Jun 2014

Patna, June 30  At least eight live bombs were recovered from a passenger train in Bihar Monday, police said. “Police have recovered eight live bombs from a bogie of a passenger train” in Kishanganj district, Government Railway Police (GRP) officer

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Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in Poonch

🕔15:23, 30.Jun 2014

Jammu, June 30  The Indian Army Monday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said Monday. The Pakistani troops resorted to an unprovoked firing in Poonch to facilitate infiltration by

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Kerala plans to raise age for getting diaspora pension

Kerala plans to raise age for getting diaspora pension

🕔13:54, 30.Jun 2014

Thiruvananthapuram, June 30  The Kerala government is planning to raise from 55 years to 60 the age for expatriates to register their names in the diaspora pension scheme, a minister said here Monday. State Excise Minister K. Babu, replying to

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India, China ink agreement on industrial parks

India, China ink agreement on industrial parks

🕔13:51, 30.Jun 2014

Beijing, June 30  India and China Monday inked three agreements, including one to set up Chinese industrial parks in India. The agreements were inked in the presence of visiting Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao

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Indian scientists tap into geoinformatics for mapping natural hazards

Indian scientists tap into geoinformatics for mapping natural hazards

🕔13:46, 30.Jun 2014

Kolkata, June 30  Uttarakhand is yet to recover from the massive rain-triggered floods that left thousands dead last year and exposed the gaps in disaster management strategies. Now Indian scientists have devised sophisticated satellite-based and computer-centric technologies to map potential

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The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing after the successful launch of PSLV – C 23, at Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing after the successful launch of PSLV – C 23, at Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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PSLV-C23, successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, at Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh on June 30, 2014.

PSLV-C23, successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, at Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh on June 30, 2014.

🕔13:35, 30.Jun 2014 Read Full Article
President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

🕔13:04, 30.Jun 2014

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 30, 2014 — Equatorial Guinea’s President, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (http://equatorialguineainfo.blogspot.com), asked African countries to invest heavily in their agricultural sector to decrease their dependence on the developed world, ensure food security, and significantly reduce hunger in

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Police on alert for holy month of Ramzaan in UP

Police on alert for holy month of Ramzaan in UP

🕔13:01, 30.Jun 2014

Lucknow, June 30  Uttar Pradesh Police have been put on alert across the state for the holy month of Ramzaan, officials said Monday. The local intelligence units (LIU) have been sensitized in the districts with history of communal tension during

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Ramadan begins in Hyderabad

Ramadan begins in Hyderabad

🕔12:57, 30.Jun 2014

Hyderabad, June 30  The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began here Monday with the devout observing first ‘roza’ or fast. This followed the sighting of moon of Ramadan. Moon sighting committee comprising Islamic scholars announced sighting of the new moon

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India puts into orbit five foreign satellites

India puts into orbit five foreign satellites

🕔12:55, 30.Jun 2014

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 30  An Indian rocket Monday successfully sent into orbit five satellites, an event that Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as “global endorsement of India’s space capability”. “I believe technology is fundamentally connected to common man. It

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Our Mars mission cost less than movie ‘Gravity’: Modi

Our Mars mission cost less than movie ‘Gravity’: Modi

🕔12:55, 30.Jun 2014

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 30  The Indian space programmes are most cost effective and the cost incurred for the Mars mission was less than the money invested to make the Hollywood movie “Gravity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Monday.

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Develop SAARC satellite to benefit neighbours: Modi

Develop SAARC satellite to benefit neighbours: Modi

🕔12:55, 30.Jun 2014

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), June 30  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday called for developing a SAARC satellite that can be “dedicated to our neighbourhood as a gift from India”. Following the successful launch of five foreign satellites by an Indian rocket,

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President congratulates ISRO on successful rocket launch

President congratulates ISRO on successful rocket launch

🕔12:52, 30.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 30 President Pranab Mukherjee Monday congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of an Indian rocket that carried five foreign satellites. The achievement was a “significant milestone” in the progress of India’s space capabilities, he said. In a

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