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More power capacity planned, accent on rural electrification
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The government plans to add at least 13,000 mega watt of electricity generating capacity each year that will include more village and rural electrification, President Pratibha Patil told the joint session of parliament Thursday.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:45:39 PM

New push for foreign capital, divestment: Patil
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Thursday said changes will be made to India's foreign investment policy regime to attract more capital from overseas, even as the government will pursue divestment in state-run units without privatisation.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:45:33 PM

India to ask US to withdraw travel advisory
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday that the US will be urged to withdraw its advisory urging Americans not to travel to India.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:40:56 PM

Two policemen booked for rape in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) Two policemen booked for raping a 23-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh district are on the run, police said Thursday.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:38:59 PM

Richer ICCR on expansion mode: Director General
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) India wants to highlight the country's rich cultural diversity by introducing cultural cells across the world on the lines of British Council, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations' (ICCR) new director general Virender Gupta said.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:32:57 PM

Tough measures to handle terrorism: Patil
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Zero tolerance towards terrorism and stern measures to handle both insurgency and Left-wing extremism are some of the tasks before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government as it puts in place a plan to strengthen internal security, President Pratibha Patil said Thursday.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:21:42 PM

Economy-related highlights of president's address
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Following are the economy-related highlights of President Pratibha Patil's address to the joint session of parliament Thursday where she outlined the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's broad agenda for the next five years:

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:17:26 PM

Chandigarh improves gender ratio, courtesy slums
Chandigarh, June 4 (IANS) There has been a healthy rise in the male female ratio in the union territory (UT) of Chandigarh, courtesy its slums.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:15:58 PM

Himalayas warming faster than global average (June 5 is World Environment Day)
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Northwestern Himalayas has become 1.4 degrees Celsius warmer in the last 100 years, a far higher level of warming than the 0.5-1.1 degrees for the rest of the globe, Indian scientists have found.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:04:09 PM

'Bluestar' will remain etched in the Sikh psyche for generations (Comment)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently asked the Sikhs to move on with the cataclysmic events of 1984. Though the comment of the country's first Sikh prime minister were in the context of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and other places, the reference was also obliquely linked to the other, and bigger, happening of the same year - the June 6, 1984 military assault on the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple.

Thursday, June 04, 2009 12:52:05 PM

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