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Centre re-examining 9 coal mine bids, House panel nod for bill

Centre re-examining 9 coal mine bids, House panel nod for bill

🕔10:08, 19.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 19  The central government, even as it races against time to get legislative sanction for the auction of cancelled coal blocks before parliament goes into recess on Friday, is “re-examining” nine winning bids out of the 33

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Centre pushes states to be business friendly

Centre pushes states to be business friendly

🕔14:08, 18.Mar 2015

Chennai, March 18  The central government will name and shame state governments that do not ease up the process of doing business, a top official said on Wednesday. Amitabh Kant, secretary, department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP), ministry of

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Mary Kom to be brand ambassador of northeast

Mary Kom to be brand ambassador of northeast

🕔11:55, 16.Mar 2015

New Delhi/Agartala, March 16  The central government will appoint Olympic medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom as the brand ambassador for northeast India to promote the region in the rest of the country and abroad, officials said on Sunday. “Under the

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Masrat released without consent of central government: Modi

Masrat released without consent of central government: Modi

🕔14:55, 9.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 9  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that Jammu and Kashmir separatist leader Masrat Alam was released without taking the central government into confidence. Making an intervention in the Lok Sabha, Modi said it was legitimate

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Tamil Nadu to get additional power from Kudankulam n-plant

Tamil Nadu to get additional power from Kudankulam n-plant

🕔11:17, 9.Mar 2015

Chennai, March 9  The central government assured Tamil Nadu of 100 MW additional power from the second 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam, said a state government release. According to the release, Union minister of state for power, coal,

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Guidelines soon on skilling up disabled youth: Birender Singh

Guidelines soon on skilling up disabled youth: Birender Singh

🕔11:31, 18.Feb 2015

Ranchi, Feb 18  The central government was planning to provide specialized skills to rural job guarantee workers and would soon notify guidelines on imparting special skills to disabled youth, Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said. He said imparting top-notch

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Government to continue with Aadhar scheme, SC told

Government to continue with Aadhar scheme, SC told

🕔10:59, 14.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 14  The central government Friday cleared all the doubts on the future of Aadhar scheme as it told the Supreme Court that it would continue with the unique identification project. The government’s stand was conveyed by the

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Modi congratulates Kejriwal

Modi congratulates Kejriwal

🕔11:57, 10.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 10  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called up and congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal and assured him support from the central government. “Spoke to Arvind Kejriwal and congratulated him on the win. Assured him

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Black money abroad: 350 accounts assessed, 60 cases filed

Black money abroad: 350 accounts assessed, 60 cases filed

🕔14:40, 9.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 9  The central government has completed assessment of 350 foreign accounts while tax-evasion proceedings have been initiated against 60 such holders as part of its crackdown on black money accounts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday. Reacting

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India to mine Indian Ocean seabed for gold, silver

India to mine Indian Ocean seabed for gold, silver

🕔11:58, 9.Feb 2015

Panaji, Feb 9  The central government is all set to exploit 10,000 sq. kms of the Indian Ocean seabed for minerals including gold, silver and platinum. According to a top scientist, the earth sciences ministry is finalising a contract with

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Building smart cities is challenging but doable: Minister

Building smart cities is challenging but doable: Minister

🕔11:22, 31.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 31  Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the states to be ready to make their cities and towns “smart” under the central government’s initiative of building 100 smart cities. Addressing a meet ‘Consultation workshop with states

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‘Make in India’ is Centre’s biggest digital initiative

‘Make in India’ is Centre’s biggest digital initiative

🕔12:32, 5.Jan 2015

New Delhi, Jan 5  The central government annouced that “Make in India” has become its largest and fastest growing digital initiative with 2.1 billion impressions on social media. In the process, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion initiative has

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Government reconstitutes NDMA

Government reconstitutes NDMA

🕔10:54, 30.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 30  The central government reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a home ministry notification said. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) director of health, safety and environment D.N. Sharma has been nominated as a member of the

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Centre aims to provide 24X7 power to all by 2019

Centre aims to provide 24X7 power to all by 2019

🕔09:58, 29.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 29  The central government is on target to meet its ambitious goal to give uninterrupted electricity to all homes across India, an official said here Sunday. “Comprehensive state-specific action plans for 24×7 power to all homes is

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Centre to invest Rs.21,350 crore for Bengal infrastructure development

Centre to invest Rs.21,350 crore for Bengal infrastructure development

🕔12:12, 24.Dec 2014

Kolkata, Dec 24  The central government has sanctioned Rs.21,350 crore for infrastructure development in the port and road sector in West Bengal, it was announced. Briefing media persons after a meeting at the secretariat “Nabanna”, union Surface Transport and Highways

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Warangal, Amravati in heritage city development scheme

Warangal, Amravati in heritage city development scheme

🕔10:07, 22.Dec 2014

Hyderabad, Dec 22  The central government has included Warangal in Telangana and Amaravati in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh under a scheme for development of heritage cities, union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu announced. They are among 12 cities

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Comprehensively reviewing food safety act, government tell SC

Comprehensively reviewing food safety act, government tell SC

🕔11:24, 11.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 11  The central government told the Supreme Court that it was engaged in the exercise of giving a comprehensive relook to the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, in light of its orders and the representation received

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Ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3 lakh crore in the offing

Ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3 lakh crore in the offing

🕔12:16, 9.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 9  The central government is creating 500 ready-to-bid projects worth Rs.3 lakh crore to augment the country’s infrastructural growth, union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said here. He also said his ministry has created a

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Rs.72.55 crore granted for Uttrakhand’s tourism: Centre

Rs.72.55 crore granted for Uttrakhand’s tourism: Centre

🕔13:04, 4.Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 3  The central government Wednesday said it has sanctioned Rs.72.55 crore for rebuilding and reconstruction of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand’s damaged tourism assets. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma

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Akhilesh accuses Centre of discrimination against UP

Akhilesh accuses Centre of discrimination against UP

🕔11:06, 20.Nov 2014

Lucknow, Nov 20  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav accused the union government of discrimination in power allocation to the state from the central pool. He added that the central government was also not providing enough coal as per the

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