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Haryana Government to introduce two award schemes

Chandigarh, March 15 – Haryana Government has decided to introduce two award schemes namely “Surakshit Maa Awards” and “Swasth Maa Award” from the next financial year in the state to promote institutional deliveries and create awareness and responsible health seeking behavior in pregnant women. A sum of Rs 81.50...

Mar 15 · >

I will quit if PM or Mamata asks me to: Dinesh Trivedi

New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi, whose removal has been demanded by his party leader and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee, on Thursday said he has not resigned as yet. However, he made it clear that he would resign the moment the Prime Minister or Mamata Banerjee ask him...

Mar 15 · >

Allow FDI in multi-brand retail in phased manner: Survey

Favouring a phased opening of India’s multi-brand retail trade to FDI, the Economic Survey 2011-12 on Thursday said foreign investment could help in curbing food inflation in a significant way. “Allowing FDI in multi-brand retail is one of the major issues in this sector. This could begin in a...

Mar 15 · >

Ash 'greedy' about working with different directors

Aishwarya Rai, currently on a sabbatical after being in the industry for over a decade, says she was happy to have worked with different directors. “I am glad to have worked with different directors on different roles. I had always been greedy to work with different directors on different...

Mar 15 · >

Will replace Trivedi if needed: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the government will consider replacing Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi if the situation demands. “Well, if anything like this develops, we will consider it,” Manmohan Singh told reporters in parliament when asked whether he would consider replacing Trivedi following demands by Trinamool Congress leader...

Mar 15 · >

Trivedi has not resigned: Pranab

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has not resigned, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Lok Sabha today. He, however, said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has received a communication from Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee which was under “active consideration”. “As and when a decision will be taken, the House...

Mar 15 · >

Sensex falls, snapping winning streak on RBI

Mumbai (Reuters) – The BSE Sensex fell for the first time in five sessions on Thursday as sectors sensitive to interest rates such as banks and real estate firms dropped after the RBI kept its policy unchanged and voiced a more hawkish stance than investors had expected. The main...

Mar 15 · >

Shahid Kapoor is dating Nargis Fakhri!

Just last month, Shahid Kapoor celebrated his birthday in great style over a four-day weekend at Goa’s sun-kissed Morjim beach. What’s more, while most of his guests flew down for the big party much later, he left earlier, accompanied by a certain Nargis Fakhri. Ever since, there has been...

Mar 15 · >

India 4th largest economy but has low per capita income

NEW DELHI: India has become the fourth largest economy in the world due to a strong economic growth but still has a low per capita income, the Economic Survey revealed today. “India has emerged as the fourth largest economy globally with a high growth rate and has improved its...

Mar 15 · >

Will Congress' relationship status with Mamata change?

New Delhi: Exhausted by Mamata Banerjee’s diktats that have blocked economic reform, the Congress is deciding whether to reboot the ruling UPA coalition that it leads. Ms Banerjee, unpredictable and temperamental at the best of times, has 19 Lok Sabha MPs. The Congress is increasingly confident that if she...

Mar 15 · >