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Only 2 percent more Indians donating blood will address shortage (June 14 is World Blood Donor Day)

Only 2 percent more Indians donating blood will address shortage (June 14 is World Blood Donor Day)

🕔15:24, 13.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 13 Despite being a country with a population of 1.2 billion, India faces a blood shortage of 3 million units. The problem can be addressed if an additional two percent of Indians donated blood, health experts say.

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Environment minister assures faster approval of defence projects

Environment minister assures faster approval of defence projects

🕔11:18, 13.Jun 2014

By Pradeep Kashyap New Delhi, June 13 Amid concerns that China was ahead of India in terms of border infrastructure, the central government decided to accelerate the process of environmental clearances for defence projects along the Line of Actual Control

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Theme for rupee still remains gradual depreciation

Theme for rupee still remains gradual depreciation

🕔11:14, 13.Jun 2014

It has nearly been a month since the historic BJP electoral sweep. We have seen equities climb to record highs on expectations that the Modi government led reforms will finally unlock India’s true economic potential. Mid-cap and small-cap stocks have

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With new government, hiring is stabilising: Report

With new government, hiring is stabilising: Report

🕔11:13, 13.Jun 2014

Mumbai, June 13  E-recruitment firm Naukri.com Thursday said it expects the hiring sentiment to grow in the coming months due to confidence returning in the economy as a new and stable government has taken charge at the centre. “Hiring activity

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Retail inflation eases to 8.28 percent in May

Retail inflation eases to 8.28 percent in May

🕔11:12, 13.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 13  India’s retail inflation measured in terms of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) declined to 8.28 percent in May from 8.59 percent in the previous month, government data showed Thursday. For rural areas, the retail inflation declined

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India’s apparel exports rise by 25 percent in May

India’s apparel exports rise by 25 percent in May

🕔11:10, 13.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 13  Apparel exports from India jumped by 24.96 percent to $1.49 billion in May, helped by strong demands in non-traditional markets like Latin America, West Asia, Southern Africa and East Asia, even though shipments to the US

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Focus on expansion of trade, commerce: Modi tells IFS trainees

Focus on expansion of trade, commerce: Modi tells IFS trainees

🕔15:20, 12.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 12  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday exhorted trainee diplomats to reflect the essence of India’s image and self-esteem, and focus on expansion of trade and commerce, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said. Modi told

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Environment ministry clearances to be ‘policy based’

Environment ministry clearances to be ‘policy based’

🕔15:18, 12.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 12 Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday said the government will evolve “policy based solutions” for the pending environment clearances, adding the delay in clearances for defence projects has been due to their case-by-case consideration. “We are evolving

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Panchsheel has contributed to peace, stability in Asia: Chinese envoy

Panchsheel has contributed to peace, stability in Asia: Chinese envoy

🕔12:19, 12.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 12  Chinese Ambassador Wei Wei termed the Panchsheel as “the fundamentals of International Law” and said its five principles of peaceful co-existence have “significantly contributed to peace, stability and development in Asia and world at large”. Delivering

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Modi for use of hi-tech in farming to curb price rise

Modi for use of hi-tech in farming to curb price rise

🕔12:16, 12.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 12  Use of modern technology in farming and proper management with the help of real-time data will help curb food inflation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday. In his reply in the Lok Sabha to the debate

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PM for Cooperative Federalism to take Nation Forward

PM for Cooperative Federalism to take Nation Forward

🕔10:19, 12.Jun 2014

By TN Ashok, New Delhi, June 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today advocated “cooperative federalism” as the best means to take the nation forward on the path of stability and progress while taking the best from each of the states

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Let’s create a ‘skill India’, not ‘scam India’, says Modi; wants all aboard

Let’s create a ‘skill India’, not ‘scam India’, says Modi; wants all aboard

🕔07:33, 12.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday his government will work for the poor, improve the lot of the weaker sections including Muslims, curb price rise, take all political parties along in its march to progress and

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E-files, the new Modi mantra to paperless governance

E-files, the new Modi mantra to paperless governance

🕔16:15, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11 No more piles of dog-eared files and clipped paper stacks littering office desks. It is the time of e-files in the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The prime minister, who has sought to embrace

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Lt. Gen. Suhag’s appointment as army chief is final: Jaitley

Lt. Gen. Suhag’s appointment as army chief is final: Jaitley

🕔14:51, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11  Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the appointment of Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next army chief is final and urged the opposition not to politicise the issue. Jaitley’s reply came as Congress leader

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India’s exports jump by 12.4 percent in May

India’s exports jump by 12.4 percent in May

🕔14:46, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11  India’s exports jumped by 12.4 percent to $27.99 billion in May, the sharpest rise in six months helped by a weaker rupee, government data showed Wednesday. Exports had increased by 5.26 percent to $25.63 billion in

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Trade deficit at $11.23 billion in May

Trade deficit at $11.23 billion in May

🕔14:45, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11 India’s trade deficit declined to $11.23 billion in May from $19.37 billion reported in the corresponding month of 2013-14, due to a drop in non-oil imports including that of gold. The trade deficit for the period

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Sushma calls for support for women’s reservation bill

Sushma calls for support for women’s reservation bill

🕔14:44, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11  The Bharatiya Janata Party Wednesday said the 16th Lok Sabha should be the one which passes the much-delayed women’s reservation bill. “A lot of parties have spoken about women empowerment, but we have done our bit

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Get back Indian land under Pakistan, China: Mulayam

Get back Indian land under Pakistan, China: Mulayam

🕔14:43, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11 Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Wednesday asked the government to get back Indian land “under occupancy of China and Pakistan”, and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inform parliament about the discussions with his Pakistani

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Power woes: Kejriwal to seek appointment with PM

Power woes: Kejriwal to seek appointment with PM

🕔12:51, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11  AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will seek an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the power crisis which has gripped the national capital, a party leader said Wednesday. “The senior party leaders met Tuesday

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Pak PM Satisfied with Talks with Modi

Pak PM Satisfied with Talks with Modi

🕔12:49, 11.Jun 2014

New Delhi, June 11 :  Contrary to news reports circulating in Pakistan, Premier Nawaaz Shariff thanked the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  Wednesday for inviting him for the swearing-in ceremony saying he was quite satisfied with the meeting and outcome

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