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Business Standard India
Institutional reforman organisation in search of a purposeA visible sign of change in the nature of
Institutional reform
Business Standard India / Posted 29 minutes ago
an organisation in search of a purposeA visible sign of change in the nature of policymaking under the Narendra Modi government was seen on January 1, 2015 when the 64-year-old Planning Commission was replaced with the ambitiously named... Read more
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Nottingham Post
Nottingham to help Indian cities deliver ambitious infrastructure projectsThe City Council-led team already has a developing relationship with Chandigarh
Nottingham to help Indian cities deliver ambitious infrastructure projects
Nottingham Post / Posted an hour ago
The City Council-led team already has a developing relationship with Chandigarh, a major government and commercial hub that is also capital of both Punjab and Haryana states. But it now looks likely to explore a relationship with Ludhiana, the most... Read more
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The Economic Times
Odd-even plan temporary, we've long-term solution for Delhi's pollution: JavadekarPALDEV (MADHYA PRADESH): Delhi's experiment with odd-evencar days was a "short-
Odd-even plan temporary, we've long-term solution for Delhi's pollution: Javadekar
The Economic Times / Posted 6 hours ago
PALDEV (MADHYA PRADESH): Delhi's experiment with odd-evencar days was a "short-term solution" but the union government was putting in place steps which would result in a permanent solution on the rising level of air pollution, says a senior minister.... Read more
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New Kerala
UAE, India: A lasting friendship and advanced relationshipdeveloping this cooperation into further areas of mutual interest. He also exp
UAE, India: A lasting friendship and advanced relationship
New Kerala / Posted 8 hours ago
developing this cooperation into further areas of mutual interest. He also expressed his optimism on the continuation of India's constructive role, with its benevolent efforts, in the security and stability of the Gulf region. In a statement to... Read more
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New Kerala
Govt. to focus on construction and demolition waste management rules by march: Prakash Javadekarand demolition waste management by next month as a solution to reduce air pollu
Govt. to focus on construction and demolition waste management rules by march: Prakash Javadekar
New Kerala / Posted 12 hours ago
and demolition waste management by next month as a solution to reduce air pollution caused by construction dust, union minister for environment, forest and climate change, Prakash Javadekar said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
With TPPA advancing, India pins hopes on China-backed trade bloc11 February 2016 11:38 AM After 12 advanced economies accounting for 40% of th
With TPPA advancing, India pins hopes on China-backed trade bloc
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 12 hours ago
11 February 2016 11:38 AM After 12 advanced economies accounting for 40% of the global economy signed the TPPA deal, India's trade negotiators feel they need to get a move on. – Reuters pic, February 11, 2016. India, concerned at being side... Read more
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The Economic Times
need2know: Tweet your big Budget idea; realty shiningArun Jaitley is likely to announce a relatively realistic disinvestment target
need2know: Tweet your big Budget idea; realty shining
The Economic Times / Posted 14 hours ago
Arun Jaitley is likely to announce a relatively realistic disinvestment target of Rs 50,000-55,000 crore in 2016-17 Union Budget, below the current financial year's target of Rs 69,500 crore. At least half of that amount - Rs 25,000-30,000... Read more
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The Economic Times
With Trans-Pacific Partnership advancing, India pins hopes on China-backed trade blocforward. Now, after 12 advanced economies accounting for 40 per cent of the gl
With Trans-Pacific Partnership advancing, India pins hopes on China-backed trade bloc
The Economic Times / Posted 14 hours ago
forward. Now, after 12 advanced economies accounting for 40 per cent of the global economy signed a TPP deal this month, India's trade negotiators feel they need to get a move on. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has backed an export-focused 'Make... Read more
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The Telegraph
That murder most fouladministration in New Delhi - to release a certain amount of foreign exchange w
That murder most foul
The Telegraph / Posted 18 hours ago
administration in New Delhi - to release a certain amount of foreign exchange which in all fairness belonged to the government of Pakistan but had been blocked from transfer by the Reserve Bank of India. Gandhi till the very end tried to... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Finance, healthcare apps not as secure as consumers thinkInternet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' programIndia Internet ruling bloc
Finance, healthcare apps not as secure as consumers think
WSMV Nashville / Posted 23 hours ago
Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' programIndia Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering... Read more
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The Economic Times
Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi government on bullet train issueAddressing the National Students' Union of India's (NSUI) National Executive me
Rahul Gandhi slams Narendra Modi government on bullet train issue
The Economic Times / Posted 23 hours ago
Addressing the National Students' Union of India's (NSUI) National Executive meeting here, he urged the students to combat "anti-poor" policies of the Modi government. Finding faults with policies and programmes of the BJP government, he said while... Read more
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Business Standard India
CRISIL warns of more rating downgrades for PSBsneed more capital than budgeted in Indradhanush program. PSBs require signific
CRISIL warns of more rating downgrades for PSBs
Business Standard India / Posted yesterday
need more capital than budgeted in Indradhanush program. PSBs require significantly higher capitalisation either through government infusion or relaxation of regulatory capital norms, it said in statement today. A Credit Alert is opinion on a... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Twitter tweaks timeline feature for 'important' tweetsInternet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' programIndia Internet ruling bloc
Twitter tweaks timeline feature for 'important' tweets
WSMV Nashville / Posted yesterday
Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' programIndia Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering... Read more
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The Economic Times
Public sector banks may require higher capital infusion on account of deteriorating asset qualitypotential to impair their credit risk profiles and necessitate significantly hi
Public sector banks may require higher capital infusion on account of deteriorating asset quality
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
potential to impair their credit risk profiles and necessitate significantly higher capitalisation of PSBs either through government infusion or relaxation of regulatory capital norms, according to ratings firm Crisil. Over the past 18 months,... Read more
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dna
Government to provide affordable houses in less than Rs 5 lakh: Nitin GadkariAt a time when only 1% of India's population can afford a house above Rs 10 lak
Government to provide affordable houses in less than Rs 5 lakh: Nitin Gadkari
dna / Posted yesterday
At a time when only 1% of India's population can afford a house above Rs 10 lakh, the government is not only committed to building smart cities but also to offer affordable houses below Rs 5 lakh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said. "Low... Read more
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New Kerala
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal to showcase at Make in India Weekbe among those showcasing their collection as part of Make in India Week in Mum
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal to showcase at Make in India Week
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
be among those showcasing their collection as part of Make in India Week in Mumbai on February 14. In keeping with the Government of India's initiative to showcase the prowess of the country's robust manufacturing sector, the Department of... Read more
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New Kerala
Commerce ministry hopes for tax benefits to SEZs in budgetNew Delhi, Feb 10 : India's commerce ministry on Wednesday expressed hope that
Commerce ministry hopes for tax benefits to SEZs in budget
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
New Delhi, Feb 10 : India's commerce ministry on Wednesday expressed hope that the forthcoming union budget will incorporate the ministry's suggestions on granting tax benefits for special economic zones (SEZs) towards reviving the country's exports.... Read more
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The Economic Times
Government to provide housing in less than Rs 5 lakh: Nitin GadkariNEW DELHI: At a time when only one per cent of India's population can afford a
Government to provide housing in less than Rs 5 lakh: Nitin Gadkari
The Economic Times / Posted yesterday
NEW DELHI: At a time when only one per cent of India's population can afford a house above Rs 10 lakh, the government is not only committed to building smart cities but also to offer affordable houses below Rs 5 lakh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari... Read more
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Calcutta News
Australia looking forward to India 'promoting' renewable energyalong," he added. Echoing similar sentiments, Tom Bradbury, Managing Director
Australia looking forward to India 'promoting' renewable energy
Calcutta News / Posted yesterday
along," he added. Echoing similar sentiments, Tom Bradbury, Managing Director of GEOS Mining Mineral Consultant lauded India's initiative in collaborating with the Australian Government towards working on ways to reduce carbon emissions. "I... Read more
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New Kerala
India's manpower, Australia's tech can lead to world beating outcome, says GoyalBrisbane (Australia), Feb. 9 : Union Minister of State (independent charge) for
India's manpower, Australia's tech can lead to world beating outcome, says Goyal
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Brisbane (Australia), Feb. 9 : Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said a combination of India's manpower and Australian technology would lead to a world beating outcome.... Read more
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The Telegraph
Pride in prejudicestudent was closely related to Buta Singh, then minister for parliamentary affa
Pride in prejudice
The Telegraph / Posted yesterday
student was closely related to Buta Singh, then minister for parliamentary affairs, sports, works and housing in the Union cabinet. Even the fact that she was, by extension, associated with someone who was part of Indira Gandhi's inner circle... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The (marginalisation of Africa?will have significantly more relative material and diplomatic power than others
The (marginalisation of Africa?
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
will have significantly more relative material and diplomatic power than others. Only a completely integrated European Union could join these three countries at the top table of global influence; and the gap between these global powers and the... Read more
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Calcutta News
India's manpower, Australia's tech can lead to world beating outcome, says Goyal Brisbane (Australia), Feb. 9 (ANI): Union Minister of State (independent char
India's manpower, Australia's tech can lead to world beating outcome, says Goyal
Calcutta News / Posted 2 days ago
Brisbane (Australia), Feb. 9 (ANI): Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said a combination... Read more
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dna
Need $5 billion more to make biotech a $100 billion sector by 2025: Kiran Mazumdar Shawwas speaking at the inauguration of 16th edition of 'Bangalore India Bio 1016'
Need $5 billion more to make biotech a $100 billion sector by 2025: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
dna / Posted 2 days ago
was speaking at the inauguration of 16th edition of 'Bangalore India Bio 1016' here. The event was also attended by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan and Secretary in Department of Biotechnology K Vijay Raghavan, among... Read more
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The Economic Times
Need $5 billion more to make biotech a $100 billion sector: Kiran Mazumdar-Shawwas speaking at the inauguration of 16th edition of 'Bangalore India Bio 1016'
Need $5 billion more to make biotech a $100 billion sector: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
was speaking at the inauguration of 16th edition of 'Bangalore India Bio 1016' here. The event was also attended by Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan and Secretary in Department of Biotechnology K Vijay Raghavan, among... Read more
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The Economic Times
Win for Net Neutrality: Trai bans differential data pricing, prohibits Facebook's Free Basicsproducts such as Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero with a maximum Rs 50 la
Win for Net Neutrality: Trai bans differential data pricing, prohibits Facebook's Free Basics
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
products such as Facebook's Free Basics and Airtel Zero with a maximum Rs 50 lakh penalty for violators. "Keeping in view India's large number of Net users and content producers, the authority has taken a view that prohibition of discriminatory... Read more
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The Telegraph
Growth holds out high five hopegrew 6.9 per cent in 2015, while Russia contracted 3.7 per cent. Brazil is fore
Growth holds out high five hope
The Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
grew 6.9 per cent in 2015, while Russia contracted 3.7 per cent. Brazil is forecast to shrink by 3.7 per cent. However, India's GDP growth slowed to 7.3 per cent in October-December, from the revised 7.7 per cent of the preceding quarter. It,... Read more
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New Kerala
Jaitley hopes Indian investors will show interest in NepalNew Delhi, Feb.8 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a bilateral meeting
Jaitley hopes Indian investors will show interest in Nepal
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
New Delhi, Feb.8 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a bilateral meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Bishnu Prasad Paudel here on Monday. They discussed developments in Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction phase being supported by the... Read more
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New Kerala
'Make in India' week to showcase innovation driving manufacturing revolutionMumbai, Feb. 8 : India's commercial capital is geared up for Make in India Week
'Make in India' week to showcase innovation driving manufacturing revolution
New Kerala / Posted 2 days ago
Mumbai, Feb. 8 : India's commercial capital is geared up for Make in India Week, a flagship event to provide greater momentum to the Make in India initiative, to showcase to the world the achievements of the nation in its manufacturing sector and to... Read more
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New Kerala
India, Australia form panel for LNG supply to power plantsBrisbane, Feb 8 : India and Australia on Monday decided to form a sub-group, co
India, Australia form panel for LNG supply to power plants
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Brisbane, Feb 8 : India and Australia on Monday decided to form a sub-group, comprising senior officials of government and industry from both sides, to prepare a roadmap to help provide cheap liquefied natural gas (LNG) for Indian power plants. "I... Read more
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dna
Will India grow at 5-year high of 7.6% in 2015-16?was recorded in 2010-11. China grew 6.9% in 2015 while Russia contracted 3.7%.
Will India grow at 5-year high of 7.6% in 2015-16?
dna / Posted 3 days ago
was recorded in 2010-11. China grew 6.9% in 2015 while Russia contracted 3.7%. Brazil is forecast to shrink 3.7%. However, India's GDP growth slowed to 7.3% in October-December, from the revised 7.7% of the previous quarter. It, however bettered... Read more
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New Kerala
India's growth slows to 7.1 percent in third quarter (income in the September-December quarter grew at 9.9 percent -- compared to 11.
India's growth slows to 7.1 percent in third quarter (
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
income in the September-December quarter grew at 9.9 percent -- compared to 11.6 percent in the previous quarter. The government's mid-year economic review, released in December, lowered the economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to... Read more
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New Kerala
India's growth slows to 7.1 percent in third quarterthe like period of last fiscal, official data showed on Monday. The Indian indu
India's growth slows to 7.1 percent in third quarter
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
the like period of last fiscal, official data showed on Monday. The Indian industry said it was looking to the upcoming union budget giving a positive direction to the economy. As per official data on gross domestic product (GDP) released by the... Read more
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Calcutta News
'Make in India' week to showcase innovation driving manufacturing revolution Mumbai, Feb. 8 (ANI): India's commercial capital is geared up for Make in Ind
'Make in India' week to showcase innovation driving manufacturing revolution
Calcutta News / Posted 3 days ago
Mumbai, Feb. 8 (ANI): India's commercial capital is geared up for Make in India Week, a flagship event to provide greater momentum to the Make in India initiative, to... Read more
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New Kerala
Start-up movement to spur research translate into productsKolkata, Feb 8 : Stressing the need for out-of-the-box thinking, Union Minister
Start-up movement to spur research translate into products
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Kolkata, Feb 8 : Stressing the need for out-of-the-box thinking, Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Monday said the Centre's start-up movement will help in research getting translated into viable products. Inaugurating the... Read more
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dna
Amidst rise in scientists returning to India, Harsh Vardhan says 'reverse brain drain' has startedNoting the rise in the number of scientists returning to the country, Union Min
Amidst rise in scientists returning to India, Harsh Vardhan says 'reverse brain drain' has started
dna / Posted 3 days ago
Noting the rise in the number of scientists returning to the country, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said a new trend of 'reverse brain drain' has already started. "Earlier there used to be brain drain. Now a reverse trend has started.... Read more
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The Economic Times
Nilesh Shah's Budget: Mr FM, bring in super rich tax, monetise resourcesThe Union budget does have benefits of large savings on fuel subsidy due to low
Nilesh Shah's Budget: Mr FM, bring in super rich tax, monetise resources
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
The Union budget does have benefits of large savings on fuel subsidy due to lower oil prices. If the budget raises taxes or borrowing to fund increased expenses, the economy as well as market will get impacted adversely. If the budget proposes to... Read more
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The Telegraph
Modi advice: Green Niser campushe said. He focused on making research available to people and working towards
Modi advice: Green Niser campus
The Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
he said. He focused on making research available to people and working towards making it globally accepted. Noting that India's ocean and sky remained untapped, Modi asked the scientific community to explore the resources and utilise them for... Read more
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New Kerala
Naga bodies slam Manipur rallyfor the "common future of Manipur" and to reaffirm and strengthen the integrity
Naga bodies slam Manipur rally
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
for the "common future of Manipur" and to reaffirm and strengthen the integrity of the state. The Naga People's Union for Civil Liberties (NPUCL) and Forum for Understanding the Naga-India Conflict and Human Rights (Funich), in a... Read more
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Business Standard India
India in touch with foreign governments on cyber security: PrasadWith India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks
India in touch with foreign governments on cyber security: Prasad
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today... Read more
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asianage
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad The total digital eco
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar Prasad
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad The total digital economy being pursued by India is going to be USD one trillion in the next two-three years. Boston: With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in... Read more
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asianage
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security Ravi Shankar PrasadUnion Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad The total digital eco
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security Ravi Shankar Prasad
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad The total digital economy being pursued by India is going to be USD one trillion in the next two-three years. Boston: With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in... Read more
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New Kerala
Goyal to co-chair India-Australia energy dialogueNew and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal will co-chair the dialogue to be
Goyal to co-chair India-Australia energy dialogue
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal will co-chair the dialogue to be held from February 8-11 in Australia," a union power ministry statement said. "Several round tables will be organised during the energy security dialogue with a view... Read more
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dna
India in touch with foreign countries to check cyber security: Ravi Shankar PrasadWith India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks
India in touch with foreign countries to check cyber security: Ravi Shankar Prasad
dna / Posted 4 days ago
With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on... Read more
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The Economic Times
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar PrasadBOSTON: With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is i
India in touch with foreign Governments on cyber security: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON: With India placing high priority to cyber security, the government is in talks with a number of countries, including the US, for co-operation to check cyber espionage and other attacks, Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad... Read more
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The Economic Times
Digital India campaign empowering nation: Ravi Shankar PrasadBOSTON: Digital India campaign is designed to empower the country and bridge it
Digital India campaign empowering nation: Ravi Shankar Prasad
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON: Digital India campaign is designed to empower the country and bridge its digital divide, Union Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said today, stressing the role played by technology in bringing transparency to... Read more
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The Economic Times
West Bengal: Will Congress and its B-team CPM step out for a 'jhappi' now?and 'progressive' forces, most notably the Congress. This political approach —
West Bengal: Will Congress and its B-team CPM step out for a 'jhappi' now?
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
and 'progressive' forces, most notably the Congress. This political approach — egged in no small measure by the Soviet Union — was tried out haltingly during Jawaharlal Nehru's tenure. But it secured an unqualified endorsement by the CPI during... Read more
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The Economic Times
Budget T-20: Masterblaster Narendra Modi must go for the big hitbig hits soon. The run rate will quicken, the match will get more interesting a
Budget T-20: Masterblaster Narendra Modi must go for the big hit
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
big hits soon. The run rate will quicken, the match will get more interesting and, hopefully, it will be saved. The Modi government was also seen as a big-hitter government. At least by the few people who care about the economy more than about... Read more
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Business Standard India
Cairn wants govt to reduce oil cess before Budget 2016wants govt to reduce oil cess before Budget 2016It will also encourage the sect
Cairn wants govt to reduce oil cess before Budget 2016
Business Standard India / Posted 4 days ago
wants govt to reduce oil cess before Budget 2016It will also encourage the sector to pursue the PM's vision of reducing India's import dependence for crude oil by at least 10% by 2022, the company saidIt will also encourage the sector to pursue... Read more
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The Economic Times
India's biotech moment: A made-in-India Zika virus vaccineOne will have to wait and watch to see how the patent battle is fought, on this
India's biotech moment: A made-in-India Zika virus vaccine
The Economic Times / Posted 4 days ago
One will have to wait and watch to see how the patent battle is fought, on this occasion the dice is already loaded in India's favour. This huge globally significant 'Zika biotech moment for India' could not have come at a more opportune time,... Read more
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