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  • government to discuss role of agents in the defence deals

    Government to discuss role of agents in the defence deals

    India | August 29, 2014 0:05 IST

    New Delhi: Government is likely to discuss the issue of engagement of agents by foreign firms in defence deals against the backdrop of alleged involvement of middlemen in a recent scam where commissions were paid

  • choose between government and separatists jaitley to

    Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan

    India | August 25, 2014 13:17 IST

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists.“After coming to

  • govt taking steps to professionalise psu bank management

    Govt taking steps to professionalise PSU bank management: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    August 21, 2014 20:45 IST

    New Delhi: Concerned over instances of corruption in the PSU banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that government is taking steps to professionalise the management and help them strengthen their risk management system.  “Professionalising

  • intolerance violence betrayal of democracy president

    Intolerance, violence betrayal of democracy: President

    India | August 14, 2014 23:45 IST

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today said intolerance and violence is a betrayal of the letter and spirit of democracy and slammed those who believe in the “poison drip of inflammatory provocation”.  In his Independence

  • govt says it is keen to set up gas grid

    Govt says it is keen to set up gas grid

    August 05, 2014 16:39 IST

    New Delhi: Keen to set up a ‘gas grid' in the country, government is working on the Jagdishpur-Haldia gas pipeline and termed it as the first ever gas corridor in the Hindi heartland.It said once

  • government mulling voa facility at varanasi bodh gaya

    Government mulling VoA facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports

    India | August 02, 2014 23:40 IST

    Varanasi: The government is working to provide visa-on-arrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said today.  The Union Minister of State for

  • nda is not high tax govt jaitley

    NDA is not high-tax govt: Jaitley

    July 27, 2014 9:28 IST

    New Delhi: Asserting that the new dispensation is not a high-tax government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today that lower taxes and duties were aimed at improving savings for investment and making manufacturing competitive to

  • isps facing difficulties in blocking certain websites

    ISPs facing difficulties in blocking certain websites: Government

    July 14, 2014 20:55 IST

    New Delhi: Internet service providers (ISPs) are facing difficulties in blocking certain websites, which carry sensitive content, Parliament was informed today.“Difficulties have been reported to block the websites when the parameters relating to identification of

  • us hopes nsa surveillance on bjp not to impact bilateral

    US hopes NSA surveillance on BJP not to impact bilateral ties

    Politics | July 03, 2014 16:48 IST

    Washington: The US has expressed hope that its National Security Agency's surveillance on the BJP would not have an adverse impact on its bilateral ties with India.  “We certainly hope not,” State Department Spokesperson Jen

  • government defers gas price hike by 3 months

    Government defers gas price hike by 3 months

    Politics | June 26, 2014 12:27 IST

    New Delhi: The Indian government Wednesday deferred by three months a decision on raising the price of locally produced gas, saying a comprehensive discussion was required on the issue.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA),

  • roll out new national health policy ficci asks government

    Roll out new national health policy, FICCI asks government

    June 13, 2014 23:23 IST

    New Delhi: Industry body FICCI Friday asked the government to roll out a new national health policy for ensuring universal health coverage.A high-level Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) delegation, led by

  • us official headed for delhi to build bridges with modi

    US official headed for Delhi to build bridges with Modi

    World | May 31, 2014 10:11 IST

    Washington: The US is dispatching Nisha Desai Biswal, its pointperson for South Asia, to build bridges with the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom it had shunned for over a decade,Biswal,

  • us seeks investment friendly policies from new indian

    US seeks investment-friendly policies from new Indian government

    April 17, 2014 22:48 IST

    Washington: Calling India South Asia's growth engine, a US official wondered whether the new Indian government will make the reforms necessary to attract investment and capitalise on opportunities ahead.“Those are the questions that India's voters

  • govt apathetic towards my rehabilitation says surjeet

    Govt apathetic towards my rehabilitation says Surjeet

    India | July 02, 2012 18:44 IST

    Phiddey (Punjab), Jul 2: Surjeet Singh, who recently walked to freedom after spending 31 years in a Pakistani jail, today accused the Centre and the Punjab government of being apathetic towards the issue of his

  • surjeet says he was lured into spying by a bsf inspector

    Surjeet says he was lured into spying by a BSF inspector

    India | June 30, 2012 20:55 IST

    Phidde(Punjab), Jun 30: Surjeet Singh, the Indian who was recently released from a Pakistani jail, today claimed he was lured into spy job by a BSF Inspector in 1968.      He told reporters here that

  • italian marines will have to undergo trial in india says sm

    Italian marines will have to undergo trial in India says SM Krishna

    India | June 27, 2012 16:28 IST

    New Delhi, Jun 27: Maintaining a tough stance, government today asserted that the two Italian marines held for alleged killing of two Kerala fishermen will have to undergo trial in India and insisted that it

  • all indians safe in afghanistan after attacks india keeping

    All Indians Safe In Afghanistan After Attacks, India Keeping Close Watch

    India | April 15, 2012 19:29 IST

    New Delhi, Apr 15: All Indians are safe in Afghanistan after heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers unleashed a wave of coordinated attacks in Kabul and three other cities and the situation is being closely watched by

  • govt to spend rs 30 cr in disposing union carbide toxic

    Govt To Spend Rs 30 Cr In Disposing Union Carbide Toxic Waste

    October 10, 2011 15:38 IST

    New Delhi, October 10: Government will spend Rs 30 crore in removing 346 metric tonnes of toxic waste from the Bhopal gas tragedy site, over 25 years after the deadly industrial disaster took place.The waste

  • team anna wants govt to appoint negotiator withdraw its bill

    Team Anna Wants Govt To Appoint Negotiator, Withdraw Its Bill

    India | August 21, 2011 19:20 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 21:   Team Anna today said government should appoint a negotiator to hold talks with Anna Hazare on the Jan Lokpal Bill and withdraw its draft from Parliament to create “an atmosphere of

  • ultimately good sense prevails on govt shanti bhushan

    Ultimately Good Sense Prevails On Govt: Shanti Bhushan

    India | August 18, 2011 9:04 IST

    New Delhi, Aug 18:   Expressing happiness at the turn of events, Former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today said the decision to allow Anna Hazare to fast for 14 days showed that his demands were reasonable

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