The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launching the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)’, in New Delhi on August 28, 2014.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launching the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)’, in New Delhi on August 28, 2014.

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The High Commissioner of Australia to India, Patrick Suckling calling on the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan

The High Commissioner of Australia to India, Patrick Suckling calling on the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan

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Kudankulam n-plant to go commercial next month

Kudankulam n-plant to go commercial next month

🕔08:04, 29.Aug 2014

Chennai, Aug 29 The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is expected to start commercial operations of its first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) next month, said a senior official Thursday. “We have to get

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Adani buys Australian mine future royalty rights for $145 mn

Adani buys Australian mine future royalty rights for $145 mn

🕔07:57, 29.Aug 2014

Mumbai, Aug 29  Adani Enterprises agreed to pay Australian dollars 155 million ($145 million) to Linc Energy of Australia to buy out the Australian firm’s rights to future royalties from Adani’s Carmichael coal project. According to a Linc Energy statement,

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Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects

Delhi LG reviews progress of solar projects

🕔07:53, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 29  Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday reviewed the progress of various projects, including those of solar power, in the capital. Under the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Programme, solar photovoltaic (SPV) plants of 335 kWp

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With heavy investment, Maharashtra set to become global auto-hub

With heavy investment, Maharashtra set to become global auto-hub

🕔07:52, 29.Aug 2014

Mumbai, Aug 29  Maharashtra is on way to become the global auto-hub with four companies investing Rs.11,510 crore in Pune, officials said Thursday. The state government Thursday signed agreements with Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra for investments of Rs.4,000

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Lok Sabha Speaker greets people on Ganesh Chaturthi

Lok Sabha Speaker greets people on Ganesh Chaturthi

🕔07:52, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 28 Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan greeted the people on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi festival that starts Friday. In her message Thursday, Mahajan said that Lord Ganesha embodies the virtues of wisdom, harmony, peace and prosperity.

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HC seeks details of draft guidelines on e-rickshaws

HC seeks details of draft guidelines on e-rickshaws

🕔07:52, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 29 The Delhi High Court, posting for Friday the central government’s plea seeking lifting of the stay on plying of e-rickshaws, asked it to submit details of draft guidelines to regulate these battery-operated vehicles till they are

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Coal blocks allocation cancellation may disrupt investor trust: Ficci

Coal blocks allocation cancellation may disrupt investor trust: Ficci

🕔07:50, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 29  The Supreme Court judgment that coal blocks allocated since 1993 onwards were illegal may disrupt restoration of investors’ trust in the country, Sidharth Birla, president, Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) said Thursday.

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Vidyasagar Rao’s swearing-in as Maharashtra governor Saturday

Vidyasagar Rao’s swearing-in as Maharashtra governor Saturday

🕔07:50, 29.Aug 2014

Mumbai, Aug 29  C. Vidyasagar Rao will be sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra Saturday, an official said. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah will administer the oath of office to Rao at Raj Bhavan Saturday afternoon. Rao,

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Russian forces involve in operations inside Ukraine: NATO

Russian forces involve in operations inside Ukraine: NATO

🕔07:49, 29.Aug 2014

Brussels, Aug 29  The NATO released some “satellite imagery” to show that “Russian combat forces engaged in military operations inside Ukraine”. Brigadier Gen. Nico Tak, director of the NATO Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre of Allied Command Operations in

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Ahead of visit, Modi tweets ‘konnichiwa’ in Japanese

Ahead of visit, Modi tweets ‘konnichiwa’ in Japanese

🕔07:46, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 28 A social media aficionado, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his Twitter posts to another level Wednesday, reaching out directly to the 127 million people of Japan, a country he is set to visit Aug 30 to

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Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, record 15 mn bank accounts opened

Modi launches Jan Dhan Yojana, record 15 mn bank accounts opened

🕔07:45, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 29  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched the union government’s flagship financial inclusion scheme “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana” (PMJDY), with the national rollout leading to the opening of an astounding 15 million bank accounts on a

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RBI relaxes foreign transaction norms for buying government bonds

RBI relaxes foreign transaction norms for buying government bonds

🕔07:44, 29.Aug 2014

Mumbai, Aug 29  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)  said foreign investors can now buy government bonds in secondary markets from mutual funds, banks or other dealers. The RBI, in a notification on “Purchase and sale of securities other than

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PM Modi to begin Japan visit from Kyoto

PM Modi to begin Japan visit from Kyoto

🕔07:37, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 28 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Kyoto Saturday at the start of his Aug 30-Sep 3 Japan visit, it was announced Thursday. This will be Modi’s first visit outside South Asia since he took office

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Indian Oil sacks 4 UPA-appointed directors

Indian Oil sacks 4 UPA-appointed directors

🕔07:15, 29.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 28  State-run oil marketer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) Thursday announced the removal of four independent directors, appointed by the previous UPA government, on its board. In a filing to the stock exchanges, IOC said : “K.Jairaj, Nesar

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Modi greets Japan, Abe — in Japanese

Modi greets Japan, Abe — in Japanese

🕔14:25, 28.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 28  Two days before he flies to Tokyo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and saluted the Japanese people — in a series of tweets in Japanese. Saying he was keenly looking

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Kerala Tourism inks MoU with GoAir

Kerala Tourism inks MoU with GoAir

🕔13:57, 28.Aug 2014

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28  The Kerala Tourism Thursday inked an MoU with budget air-carrier GoAir, which has agreed to offer exclusive discounted fares to tourists visiting the state. There was a symbiotic relation between aviation and tourism industries and there was

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‘Central government will decide on new Andhra capital’

‘Central government will decide on new Andhra capital’

🕔13:52, 28.Aug 2014

Hyderabad, Aug 28  With the committee constituted by the central government opposing Andhra Pradesh government’s proposal of locating its capital between Vijayawada and Guntur, the latter said Thursday that centre will take a final decision on the issue in consultation

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Kerala to study ‘Gujarat model’ of dry state

Kerala to study ‘Gujarat model’ of dry state

🕔13:50, 28.Aug 2014

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28  With Kerala deciding to close all the 730 bars to bring about prohibition in a phased manner, Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar Wednesday said they would study Gujarat model of a dry state for tourists. “When it

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