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FDI proposals worth Rs.1,810.25 crore approved

FDI proposals worth Rs.1,810.25 crore approved

🕔16:00, 18.Nov 2015

New Delhi, Nov 18  The central government on Wednesday approved six foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals amounting to Rs.1,810.25 crore.As per the finance ministry, the approval for the six FDI proposal were based on the recommendations given by the Foreign Investment

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Rs.1,000 crore to be spent in a year on greening highways

Rs.1,000 crore to be spent in a year on greening highways

🕔10:48, 25.Sep 2015

New Delhi, Sep 25 The central government aims to spend around Rs.1,000 crore in a one-year period on greening Indian roads under a policy for highways to be unveiled soon, a senior official said on Thursday.“The government intends to take

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Arunachal, Manipur, Mizoram under ESI health scheme by year-end

Arunachal, Manipur, Mizoram under ESI health scheme by year-end

🕔11:24, 23.Sep 2015

New Delhi, Sep 23  The central government on Tuesday announced extending by December 31 the Employees State Insurance (ESI) scheme to Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Mizoram — the remaining three states of the northeast region so far uncovered by the

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Government opens skill training centres at Bihar madrassas

Government opens skill training centres at Bihar madrassas

🕔11:01, 1.Sep 2015

New Delhi, Sept 01  The central government on Monday launched skill training centres in three madrassas in Bihar as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ campaign.“The launch of the skill training centres through traditional educational institutions

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Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new union home secretary

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new union home secretary

🕔14:03, 31.Aug 2015

New Delhi, Aug 31  The central government on Monday appointed Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as the new union home secretary. He succeeds L.C. Goyal.“The prime minister has approved the appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi as union home secretary for a period

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Rs.3,030 crore investment in Andhra higher education: Irani

Rs.3,030 crore investment in Andhra higher education: Irani

🕔14:51, 20.Aug 2015

Hyderabad, Aug 20  The central government propose to invest over Rs.3,030 crore in higher education in Andhra Pardesh, Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone of National Institute of

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36 new additional secretaries appointed

36 new additional secretaries appointed

🕔11:48, 30.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 30  The central government, in a midnight reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, appointed 36 new additional secretaries on Thursday. Major appointments include Arun Goel as the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Yogendra Tripathy as the

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Government trying to minimise road accidents: Gadkari

Government trying to minimise road accidents: Gadkari

🕔10:50, 27.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 27  The central government was concerned over the large number of road accidents in India and was trying to “minimise” them, union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday. A large number of people die or get injured

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Power Finance Corp 5 percent stake on sale

Power Finance Corp 5 percent stake on sale

🕔10:49, 27.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 27  The central government has set a floor price at Rs.254 per equity share for divestment of 5 percent of its stake in Power Finance Corp (PFC) on Monday. “The floor price of the offer shall be

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Centre to promote places linked with Rani Laxmibai

Centre to promote places linked with Rani Laxmibai

🕔11:37, 17.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 17  The central government will extend all help to Madhya Pradesh to develop tourism around places associated with Rani Laxmibai, the woman ruler of the princely state of Jhansi who led an army against the British, an

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‘Centre should focus on empowering rural India’s working class’

‘Centre should focus on empowering rural India’s working class’

🕔10:42, 4.Jul 2015

Kolkata, July 4  The central government should capitalise on the growing working class in rural India, as reflected in the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India, with proper skill development and training, according to a population studies

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Centre forms two committees to implement GST

Centre forms two committees to implement GST

🕔10:42, 18.Jun 2015

New Delhi, June 18  The central government on Wednesday announced the setting up of two committees to facilitate the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) regime from April 1 next year and to propose the tax rates. A

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Modi government will tackle black money issue: Amit Shah

Modi government will tackle black money issue: Amit Shah

🕔11:58, 26.May 2015

New Delhi, May 26  The Narendra Modi-led central government is determined to tackle the black money issue, BJP president Amit Shah said here on Tuesday. “The Modi government is determined to tackle the black money issue,” said Amit Shah while

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Government to launch two insurance schemes

Government to launch two insurance schemes

🕔11:24, 21.Apr 2015

Chennai, April 21  The central government is expected to launch in May or June the two insurance schemes announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, said a senior official in Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). He said IRDAI

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Government mulls more norms for relief aid to farmers

Government mulls more norms for relief aid to farmers

🕔10:09, 8.Apr 2015

New Delhi, April 8  The central government was considering to have more norms for providing relief to farmers affected by recent unseasonal rains, union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Tuesday. “We are considering to increase norms of the

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New Motor Vehicle Act for safe driving on anvil: Gadkari

New Motor Vehicle Act for safe driving on anvil: Gadkari

🕔10:12, 1.Apr 2015

Bengaluru, April 01  The central government would soon enact a new Motor Vehicle Act, replacing the 1998 law, for road safety, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday. “We will introduce a bill in parliament when

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Centre sends disaster response teams to Kashmir

Centre sends disaster response teams to Kashmir

🕔14:27, 30.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 30  The central government has sent two teams of the National Disaster Response Force to the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, an official communique said on Monday. Following incessant rainfall over the past four days, floods ravaged the

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State governments requested to reduce VAT on jet fuel: Minister

State governments requested to reduce VAT on jet fuel: Minister

🕔15:56, 26.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 26  The central government on Thursday said that it has requested state governments to reduce value added tax (VAT) on jet fuel to provide relief to the aviation sector which is suffering due to the high cost

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Jat leaders meet PM over reservations

Jat leaders meet PM over reservations

🕔14:23, 26.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 26  A delegation of Jat leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday after the Supreme Court quashed the OBC quota for the community, an official statement said. Modi assured the delegation that the central government was

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Centre to borrow Rs.3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16

Centre to borrow Rs.3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16

🕔10:15, 24.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 24  The central government will borrow Rs.3.6 lakh crore (Rs.360,000 crore) in the first half of the 2015-16 fiscal, Finance Secretary Rajeev Mehrishi told reporters here on Monday. The amount borrowed in April-September would be 66.7 percent

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