India’s growth of 5.3 percent intensifies rate cut demands

India’s growth of 5.3 percent intensifies rate cut demands

🕔09:18, 29.Nov 2014

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, Nov 28 The Indian economy logged 5.3 percent growth in the second quarter of this fiscal, against 5.7 percent in the first quarter, making ground for the central bank to ease interest rates and the

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Russia interested in manufacturing aircraft in India : Sitharaman

Russia interested in manufacturing aircraft in India : Sitharaman

🕔09:16, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 Russian industry has expressed interest in producing civil aircraft and choppers in India, the government said Friday. Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that

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India’s stand on food security at WTO vindicated : Sitharaman

India’s stand on food security at WTO vindicated : Sitharaman

🕔09:15, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said India’s stand on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been vindicated as foodgrain can continue to be procured for sale at discounted prices to the needy till

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Indian cyber security violations similar to global trends : Minister

Indian cyber security violations similar to global trends : Minister

🕔09:14, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 28 With the proliferation of Information Technology (IT), the trend in increasing cyber security violations in India is similar to that worldwide, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here Friday. “The government has taken

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Finance ministry rejects MAT, DDT removal demands on SEZs

Finance ministry rejects MAT, DDT removal demands on SEZs

🕔09:13, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 The finance ministry has rejected the commerce ministry’s demand to remove minimum alternate tax (MAT) and dividend distribution tax (DDT) levied on special economic zone (SEZ) developers, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told parliament Friday.

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India defence exports over Rs.1,800 crore since 2011

India defence exports over Rs.1,800 crore since 2011

🕔09:12, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 India has exported defence equipments worth over Rs.1,812.17 crore in last four years, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh Friday told parliament. Highest exports – worth Rs.686.27 crore – was in last financial year

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Come Saturday, Meghalaya will be on rail map

Come Saturday, Meghalaya will be on rail map

🕔09:11, 29.Nov 2014

Shillong, Nov 28 Bijay K. Marak, the first train driver among Garo tribesmen, will be a happy man Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the first passenger train between Assam’s Guwahati and Meghalaya’s Garo Hills. “I am content that

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449 suicides in armed forces since 2011 : Parrikar

449 suicides in armed forces since 2011 : Parrikar

🕔09:10, 29.Nov 2014

  New Delhi, Nov 28 There have been at least 449 suicides in the armed forces since 2011, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, the minister said the reasons behind suicide includes occupational

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Mauritius to buy HAL-built Dornier aircraft

Mauritius to buy HAL-built Dornier aircraft

🕔09:09, 29.Nov 2014

Bengaluru, Nov 28 Mauritius is acquiring Dornier aircraft from India’s state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for maritime surveillance along its long coastline, an official said here Friday. “The twin-turboprop short takeoff and landing aircraft, valued at Rs.100 crore ($16 million) will

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No concrete proof of abducted Indians’ fate, search on : Sushma

No concrete proof of abducted Indians’ fate, search on : Sushma

🕔09:07, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 Amid media reports that the 39 abducted Indian workers in Iraq have been killed by Islamic State militants, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday acknowledged the government “does not have concrete proof” of the men being

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Consider treating Sanskrit as additional subject : SC

Consider treating Sanskrit as additional subject : SC

🕔09:05, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 The Supreme Court Friday asked the government not to treat Sanskrit as a third language for Class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and instead treat it as an additional language retaining German as a third langauge.

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Use rural banks, post offices for cooking gas subsidy, TN Cm urges Modi

Use rural banks, post offices for cooking gas subsidy, TN Cm urges Modi

🕔09:05, 29.Nov 2014

Chennai, Nov 28 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to involve primary agricultural cooperative societies, post offices and urban cooperative banks in the direct delivery of subsidy on cooking gas cylinders. In a letter

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Schools free to set nursery admission guidelines : HC

Schools free to set nursery admission guidelines : HC

🕔09:04, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 The Delhi High Court Friday quashed the lieutenant governor’s guidelines of last year on nursery admissions in the national capital, saying it was a “violation of the fundamental rights of the school management”. Justice Manmohan quashed

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Drug smuggling on rise along India-Bangladesh border : BSF

Drug smuggling on rise along India-Bangladesh border : BSF

🕔09:03, 29.Nov 2014

Agartala, Nov 28 Drug smuggling has increased along the India-Bangladesh border while the vigil along the frontiers has been tightened to curb it, a top BSF official said here Friday. “BSF (Border Security Forces) troopers have seized and destroyed drugs

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Screws tightened to ensure fund utilisation in Kashmir : Modi

Screws tightened to ensure fund utilisation in Kashmir : Modi

🕔09:02, 29.Nov 2014

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 28 (IANS) The leaders here “indulge in corruption and emotional blackmail”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and added that he has “tightened all the screws” to ensure that funds allotted to Jammu and Kashmir by

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Japan PM assures Naidu of help in building Andhra capital

Japan PM assures Naidu of help in building Andhra capital

🕔09:01, 29.Nov 2014

Hyderabad, Nov 28 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday assured Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that Japan will extend full cooperation to Andhra Pradesh in building a world-class capital city. Naidu, who is currently visiting Japan, met the

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e-visa facility for 43 countries will boost tourism : India Inc

e-visa facility for 43 countries will boost tourism : India Inc

🕔09:00, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 28 The rolling out of e-visa facility for tourists from 43 countries, including the US, Israel, Palestine and Japan, by the government will boost the tourism industry in India, feels India Inc. “This is an extremely

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HUDCO BUILD TECH – 2014 at IITF get bronze medal

HUDCO BUILD TECH – 2014 at IITF get bronze medal

🕔08:46, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov 28 HUDCO BUILD-TECH 2014 Pavilion has been adjudged Third for Excellence in Display in the 34th India International Trade Fair 2014 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, in the category – PSUs, EPCs, Commodity Boards and Banks.

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German Ambassador observes his 65th Birthday with a difference

German Ambassador observes his 65th Birthday with a difference

🕔08:17, 29.Nov 2014

Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at German Ambassador’s Residence for Satsangh By TN Ashok     Diplomatic Editor New Delhi, Nov 28 : India’s renowned spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar gave a religious discourse on  “ universal brotherhood” as the

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POWERGRID signs MoUs for supporting “Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan”

POWERGRID signs MoUs for supporting “Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan”

🕔08:05, 29.Nov 2014

New Delhi, Nov  28 Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID), a Navratna CPSE, signed MoUs with Hindustan Prefab Limited (HPL), Ircon Infrastructure and Services Limited (IrconISL) and Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT), for construction of about 8300 toilets in about

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