Archive for March, 2013

All India Motor Transport Congress Calls off Nationwide Strike

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The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has called off the proposed strike after its representatives met the Secretary, Road Transport and Highways(RTH) here today. All India Motor Transport Congress has given call to suspend operations of goods transport and transportation services with effect from the midnight of April,1,2013 demanding that various issues affecting transport

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Dr. CP Joshi interacts with people Via Google Hangout on Road Safety issues

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Dr. CP Joshi, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways interacted with people to discuss road safety issues here this evening via Google Hangout. People from all over the country such as Bangalore , New Delhi, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Roorkee , Andhra Pradesh, Gurgaon, Udaipur, Chennai and Bilaspur, Chattisgarh asked Minister to answer questions on various

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Union Agriculture Minister Visits Indian Institute of Spices Research

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The Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing, Shri Sharad Pawar visited the Indian Institute Of Spices Research yesterday to see Cardamom Research Center at Appangala, Kerala and interacted with the Scientists, and farmers. Dr M Anandaraj, Director Indian Institute of Spices Research welcomed the Minister and Dr S J Ankegowda, Head of the Cente

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Anand Sharma meets Zimbabwean PM

Comments Off | 03-29-2013

The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles Shri Anand Sharma yesterday met the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai during his visit to Harare for the India-Zimbabwe Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting. Shri Sharma briefed the Zimbabwean Prime Minister on the fruitful discussions held earlier yesterday between the two sides in the JTC

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Conversion of DDA Built up Flats Further Liberalised

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Ministry of Urban Development, in public interest, has further liberalised the scheme of conversion to free hold of DDA built up flats’. As per this policy, General Power of Attorney (GPA) and Agreement to sell holders (AS) having registered GPA & A.S. between 24th September 2001 and 11th October 2011 will be entitled to conversion

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) February 2013

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According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for February, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 223 (two hundred and twentythree). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.90 per cent between January and February compared with 0.51 per cent between the

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Government Places Report of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) in the Public Domain at the Website of the Finance Ministry

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The Central Government has received the report of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC), chaired by Retd. Justice Shri. B. N. Srikrishna, on March 22nd, 2013. The Report (in two Volumes) is placed in the public domain at the website of the Finance Ministry under the following link:
http://finmin.nic.in/fslrc/fslrc_index.asp
The link can be reached directly or

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India’s External DEBT at End-December 2012 Stood at US$ 376.3 Billion Reflecting an Increase of 8.9 Per Cent Over the Level of US$ 345.5 Billion at End-March 2012; External DEBT to GDP Ratio Stood at 20.6 Per Cent at End-December 2012 VIS-À-VIS 19.7 Per Cent at End-March 2012.

Comments Off | 03-28-2013

Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India has been compiling and releasing quarterly statistics on India’s External Debt for the quarters ending September and December every year. Now it has released statistics relating to India’s external debt at end-December 2012.
At end-December 2012, India’s total external debt stock stood at US$ 376.3 billion,

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India and Liechtenstein Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)

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India and Liechtenstein have signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) today at Bern, Switzerland. The Agreement was signed by Ms Chitra Narayanan, Indian Ambassador in Switzerland from Indian side and Madame Doris Frick, Ambassador of Liechtenstein in Switzerland on behalf of Liechtenstein.
Salient features of the agreement (TIEA) with Liechtenstein are:
• It is based on

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Prime Minister’s Statement at the Plenary Session of the 5th BRICS Summit

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Following is the text of the Prime Minister’s statement at the plenary session of the 5th BRICS Summit at Durban, South Africa today:
“Please allow me to begin by congratulating South Africa for hosting this important Summit. As India passes the baton of the Chairmanship of BRICS to South Africa, it does so with a sense

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