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Cabinet approves FDI hike in defence

Cabinet approves FDI hike in defence

🕔11:46, 7.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 7  The union cabinet approved a proposal to raise the foreign direct investment (FDI) ceiling in defence sector to 49 percent from the present 26 percent. The move is designed to boost domestic defence industry of the

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Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act

Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act

🕔10:04, 7.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  The union cabinet Wednesday gave its nod to amend the Juvenile Justice Act that will pave the way for 16/18-year-olds to be treated as adults when involved in heinous crimes. The decision was taken at a

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Way paved for foreign equity push for India’s railways, defence

Way paved for foreign equity push for India’s railways, defence

🕔10:00, 7.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  India Wednesday took a major step forward in big-ticket reforms, allowing varying levels of enhanced foreign equity in the crucial defence hardware industry and railroad infrastructure, keeping with the promise made in last month’s national and

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India blames rich nations for trade talks deadlock

India blames rich nations for trade talks deadlock

🕔09:58, 7.Aug 2014

New delhi, Aug 7  India blamed the rich nations for a deadlock on global trade talks in Geneva last week and said they were unwilling to discuss other issues of importance to developing countries, such as permanent solution on food

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US defence secretary Hagel arrives Thursday

US defence secretary Hagel arrives Thursday

🕔23:29, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will arrive here Thursday on a three-day visit and hold discussions to strengthen military ties between the two countries. Hagel is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Arun

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India closely monitoring situation in Libya, Gaza

India closely monitoring situation in Libya, Gaza

🕔19:59, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  India is closely monitoring the evolving situation in violence-hit Libya and Gaza, taking into account the country’s interests in the region, parliament was told Wednesday. In Libya, the Indian embassy in Tripoli has been issuing regular

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Sushma to visit Myanmar Aug 8-11 for ASEAN meeting

Sushma to visit Myanmar Aug 8-11 for ASEAN meeting

🕔19:57, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Myanmar Aug 8-11 to attend the ASEAN-India foreign ministers meeting in the capital Nay Pyi Taw and also the East Asia Summit foreign ministers meeting, an official said

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Rupee falls to five-month low

Rupee falls to five-month low

🕔16:04, 6.Aug 2014

Mumbai, Aug 6  The Indian rupee fell to 61.34 against a dollar Wednesday from its previous close of 60.85, attributed to the exiting of foreign funds from the markets. The partially convertible rupee fell to its lowest mark in the

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Modi remembers Hiroshima victims

Modi remembers Hiroshima victims

🕔15:36, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday remembered the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and hoped “humankind never sees such a day ever again”. “Today we remember all those people who lost their lives in Hiroshima. I

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Infrastructure, jobs among focus areas for G20

Infrastructure, jobs among focus areas for G20

🕔11:26, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  Infrastructure, employment, trade and competition will be four focus areas when leaders of the G20 grouping, including India, meet in Brisbane in November for their 9th summit, with the global economy still recovering from the financial

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India, Japan to strengthen education ties

India, Japan to strengthen education ties

🕔10:32, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6 India and Japan agreed to advance bilateral academic cooperation. Two Letters of Intent towards establishing academic cooperation between the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) with the

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Coal block allocation: CBI registers three new cases

Coal block allocation: CBI registers three new cases

🕔10:30, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6 The CBI registered three new cases in its ongoing probe into the coal block allocation, naming a Chhattisgarh-based company and others. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered the cases on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating

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India won’t trade food security, farmers’ interest: Minister

India won’t trade food security, farmers’ interest: Minister

🕔10:29, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  India is not opposed to any agreement to simplify the rules of global commerce but cannot wait endlessly for a permanent solution on subsidies, so crucial for food security and welfare of its farmers, Commerce Minister

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Festival of India in Japan in October

Festival of India in Japan in October

🕔10:28, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  The Festival of India will be held in Japan in October, the two countries’ cultural ministers decided as they agreed to encourage bilateral cultural exchanges. Tourism and Culture Minister Shripad Yesso Naik and Japanese Minister of

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Government addressing legal obligations issue in renewable energy

Government addressing legal obligations issue in renewable energy

🕔10:26, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) is trying to address various issues affecting renewable energy, including the lack of compliance and enforcement of renewable power obligations (RPO) by state distribution companies (discoms). “There have

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Government to auction three captive coal blocks

Government to auction three captive coal blocks

🕔10:24, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  The government said it will auction captive coal blocks to companies for production of steel, cement and sponge iron after their detailed exploration and obtaining necessary clearances. “The government will endeavour to auction coal blocks after

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Heritage project will work through partnerships: Minister

Heritage project will work through partnerships: Minister

🕔10:15, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  Conservation project “National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana” (HRIDAY) will involve partnerships with different institutions, Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik informed parliament. A sum of Rs.200 crore was allocated in the union budget

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Indian Navy warship reaches Vietnam on goodwill visit

Indian Navy warship reaches Vietnam on goodwill visit

🕔10:10, 6.Aug 2014

New Delhi, Aug 6  Indian Navy warship INS Shivalik has reached the Hai Phong port in Vietnam on a three-day goodwill visit for improving inter-operability between the two navies. The warship is among three frontline vessels operating in the South

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Japan and India to revive Science & Tech Committee

Japan and India to revive Science & Tech Committee

🕔19:35, 5.Aug 2014

Ministers Outline S&T Agenda ahead of PM Modi’s visit to Japan By TN Ashok New Delhi, Aug 05 : India and Japan today decided to revive the Indo Japan Science and Technology committee for a more meaningful coordination between the two

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Prasar Bharati signs a MoU with Deutsche Welle , Germany

Prasar Bharati signs a MoU with Deutsche Welle , Germany

🕔19:24, 5.Aug 2014

DD’s overseas channel goes DTH on Hotbird-13B satellite By TN Ashok Economics Editor New Delhi, Aug 05 : Prasar Bharati, India’s state owned public broadcaster, today signed a MOU with its German counterpart Deutsche Welle (DW) making available Doordarshan programmes on

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