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Last Updated: 2010-07-19T14:07:10+05:30
An Indian internet engineering company has developed the font of New Rupee Symbol called Rupee Foradian and has made it  available for download on its website. The newly created symbol will be used in another 6 months in official government documents and currency note,
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Last Updated: 2009-08-21T12:11:57+05:30
Mamata Banerjee Union Railway Minister, Mamata Banerjee, has said that government does not have any plans for the privatisation of Indian Railways adding that she would be the last person to do so.
"In some quarters there is mischievous talk that we are trying to privatise the railways. I'll be the ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-17T14:45:29+05:30
Dr. Manmohan Singh Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh has revealed that Indian government has received information on "an ongoing ploy of terrorist groups in Pakistan" which may strike India again. He stressed that cross border terrorism is still a major threat.
"Cross border terrorism remains a ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-04T09:02:45+05:30
Dr. Manmohan Singh A new council has been formed for the Unique Identification Project of Indian government under its chairman, Nandan Nilekani. This committee that was created by the PM, Dr.anmohan Singh, is for providing advice to UID and for ensuring an enhanced coordination among ministers, stakeholders and ...

Last Updated: 2009-08-01T11:19:02+05:30
Nirupama Rao Nirupama Rao, who has been assigned with the new designation of being India’s foreign Secretary, will assume her charge today. She has served as ambassador to China and spokesperson of the foreign ministry
Rao is the second woman foreign secretary of India, the first being Chokila ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-30T15:45:45+05:30
Sonia Gandhi & Manmohan Singh Providing a strong support to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's declaration that there was no dilution of the national sovereignty on countering terrorism stemming from Pakistan, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said that India's foreign policy with respect to its neighbour had not changed. ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-28T16:55:41+05:30
Rahul Gandhi Rahul Gandhi, the Congress general secretary, on Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to set up a separate development authority for Bundelkhand region, which spans Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
"Legislators and leaders from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-27T10:45:57+05:30
Mamata Banerjee Mamata Banerjee, Union Railways Minister, on Sunday expressed concern over the increasing prices of essential commodities, saying it has endangered the people's economic security.
"I am very upset with the recent price-rise in the country. I am very concerned over this problem," ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-24T11:30:23+05:30
Krishna Tirath Krishna Tirath, Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare, on Thursday called for setting up fast-track courts to provide speedier justice to rape victims.
"There should be fast-track courts to conduct trial of rape cases. Only then, the rape victim would get speedy justice," ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-20T17:01:36+05:30
Jairam Ramesh The Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, informed the Parliament on Monday that the bill for setting up a National Green Tribunal is being finalized by the government.
"The NGT intends to reduce the load of environmental cases, of civil nature, pending in higher courts ...

Last Updated: 2009-07-13T16:00:21+05:30
Jairam Ramesh Admitting that the punishments for poaching were "laughable", the government on Monday said it was hoping for "comprehensive" amendments in the law to make it more stringent.
"Poaching is a serious issue but the penalties are laughable," Minister of State for ...

Last Updated: 2009-06-30T18:09:17+05:30
Nirupama Rao, India's ambassador to China, is set to succeed Shivshankar Menon as India's next foreign secretary.
Rao's name has been sent for approval to the Cabinet Committee on Appointments, reliable sources told IANS. A formal announcement is expected to be made soon.

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Last Updated: 2009-01-26T09:26:27+05:30
Republic Day of India, which is celebrated on 26th January every year, marks the day on which the 'Constitution of India' was adopted. In the year 1950, on this very day, the country made its transition, from a 'British Dominion' to a 'Republic'. Today, as we look back into the past, we see that ...

Last Updated: 2008-07-29T16:31:16+05:30
The government of India recently approved Rs 6.3 billion for its proposed National Mission on Medicinal Plants project. This news was announced after a meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs led by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
‘The scheme will be ...

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