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No plans to privatise airports, says minister

No plans to privatise airports, says minister

🕔08:50, 22.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 22  The government has no plans to privatise any major airport in the country. However, it intends to handle the development, operations and maintenance part through partnership with the private sector, said a minister on Tuesday. Minister

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Government says ‘no’ to resignations, PM speaks for land bill

Government says ‘no’ to resignations, PM speaks for land bill

🕔15:08, 20.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 20  The government on Monday rejected Congress demands for the resignation of a BJP minister and other leaders embroiled in charges of corruption and wrongdoing, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a national consensus on

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‘Government committed to implement Goods and Services Tax’

‘Government committed to implement Goods and Services Tax’

🕔10:20, 18.Jul 2015

New Delhi, July 18  The government remains committed to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April next year, a senior official said. “The GST Council would be constituted after the enactment of the constitution amendment bill which

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Coal India must keep fuel price low for cheaper power: Secretary

Coal India must keep fuel price low for cheaper power: Secretary

🕔11:31, 26.Jun 2015

Kolkata, June 25  The government wants state miner Coal India Ltd. (CIL) to keep prices of the fuel low for cheaper power tariffs, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said on Thursday. “The government of India owns majority of shares in Coal

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Government proposes tax benefits for credit, debit card payments

Government proposes tax benefits for credit, debit card payments

🕔12:54, 23.Jun 2015

New Delhi, June 23  The government proposed to do away with transaction charges on card payments at petrol pumps, gas agencies and for railway tickets. In a circulated draft paper, the finance ministry proposed income tax benefits for people making

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Quake-ravaged Nepal needs $6,663 mn for reconstruction: Government

Quake-ravaged Nepal needs $6,663 mn for reconstruction: Government

🕔10:24, 13.Jun 2015

Kathmandu, June 13  The cost for reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged Nepal is approximately $6,663.1 million, according to a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) carried out by the Nepal Planning Commission on Saturday. Reconstruction of damaged physical infrastructures has become the most

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Draft gold deposit scheme out, sets 30 grams minimum limit

Draft gold deposit scheme out, sets 30 grams minimum limit

🕔10:31, 20.May 2015

New Delhi, May 20  The government on Tuesday put in the public domain the draft guidelines for the much awaited, interest-bearing gold monetisation, or deposit scheme, for comments, proposing to put to productive use vast amounts of idle gold with

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Nod for National Smart Grid Mission, outlay Rs.980 crore

Nod for National Smart Grid Mission, outlay Rs.980 crore

🕔11:09, 8.May 2015

New Delhi, May 8  The government has approved the National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) for planning, monitoring and implementing smart power grids with an outlay of Rs.980 crore, parliament was told on Thursday. “Government has approved National Smart Grid Mission

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Crops in 189 lakh hectare damaged due to unseasonal rains

Crops in 189 lakh hectare damaged due to unseasonal rains

🕔13:48, 28.Apr 2015

New Delhi, April 28  The government on Monday told parliament that crops in 189 lakh hectare have been damaged due to the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms in the country. Responding to an exhaustive debate in the Rajya Sabha on

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Obama condemns brutal terror attack in Kenya

Obama condemns brutal terror attack in Kenya

🕔11:09, 4.Apr 2015

Washington, April 4 US President Barack Obama telephoned Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday to express condolences for the 147 lives lost in an attack on a Kenyan university by the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab, the White House said. “The

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Rs.385 crore for Andhra, Rs.150 crore for Telangana released

Rs.385 crore for Andhra, Rs.150 crore for Telangana released

🕔10:03, 30.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 30  The government has released Rs.385 crore to Andhra Pradesh and Rs.150 crore to Telangana in line with the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission, the finance ministry said on Sunday. A statement here said Rs.298.82 crore

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Government approves national e-governance plan

Government approves national e-governance plan

🕔12:30, 26.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 26  The government on Wednesday approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) or e-Kranti, which aims to enhance the portfolio of citizen-centric services and optimum usage of core information and communication technology. The decision on the programme, which

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800 SFURTI clusters to be set up to boost khadi industry

800 SFURTI clusters to be set up to boost khadi industry

🕔11:08, 23.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 23  The government will set up 800 clusters under the Scheme of Fund for Regeneration of Traditional Industries (SFURTI) with an investment of Rs.850 crore by March 2017 to boost khadi and village industries. “Modernisation of khadi

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Telecom spectrum auction bids cross Rs.1 lakh crore-mark

Telecom spectrum auction bids cross Rs.1 lakh crore-mark

🕔10:24, 13.Mar 2015

New Delhi, March 13  The government had received commitments totalling more than Rs.100,000 crore from telecom operators as the eighth day of bidding in e-auctions of radio frequency spectrum concluded on Thursday, an official said. The total commitments from the

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Government all set for spectrum auction starting March 4

Government all set for spectrum auction starting March 4

🕔09:34, 27.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 27  The government is all set to go for telecom airwaves auction starting on March 4 and is unfazed by the Supreme Court order Thursday that finally gave a go ahead to the 2G spectrum auction, a

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Government committed to protecting all groups: Jaitley

Government committed to protecting all groups: Jaitley

🕔15:47, 26.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 26  The government is committed to protecting the rights of all communities, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken repeatedly on the subject, said the BJP leader while participating in a discussion

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Land acquisition amendment bill introduced in LS

Land acquisition amendment bill introduced in LS

🕔13:01, 24.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 24 The government Tuesday introduced the land acquisition amendment bill in the Lok Sabha amid uproar by the opposition. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill 2015 will replace

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Government emphasising on clean energy: President

Government emphasising on clean energy: President

🕔12:35, 23.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 23 ) The government is emphasising on clean energy and aims to take up the share of clean energy upto 15 percent in next seven years, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday. “The government has emphasis on clean

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SCI’s Q3 net profit at Rs.31 crore

SCI’s Q3 net profit at Rs.31 crore

🕔10:25, 18.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 18 The government said the state-run Shipping Corporation of India has posted a net profit of Rs.31.35 crore during the third quarter of the current fiscal. “It (net profit) brings to the total profit for nine months

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Aviation industry’s concerns to be addressed: Minister

Aviation industry’s concerns to be addressed: Minister

🕔11:53, 4.Feb 2015

New Delhi, Feb 4  Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju assured the industry stakeholders that concern regarding growth of the sector will be addressed by the government. The minister’s assurance came at the pre-budget interaction with representatives of the

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