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Students to voice their concern on Extortionary Corruption at Gujarat NRE National Integrity Theme Presentation Contest in I-Fest 2012 at Nirma Univeristy

Ahmedabad, 9th October 2012: ISTE Students’ Chapter of Nirma University is organising its 5th Annual Techno-Cultural Colloquium I-Fest’12 from 11-13th October 2012. I-Fest’12 is aimed at bringing out the best of the brightest minds in colleges across the nation, with an aim to bring out the talents of all the budding engineers by amalgamating their

PM’s inaugural address at the International Seminar on Energy Access

Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s inaugural address at the International Seminar on Energy Access in New Delhi today: “I am very pleased to be here today to inaugurate the International Seminar on Energy Access. India is privileged to host this important seminar during the ‘International Year of Sustainable Energy for

Mobile Shopper Numbers to Increase by 50% in Two Years, Juniper Report finds But consumer concerns remain over transaction security levels

Hampshire, UK – 9th October: The number of consumers purchasing physical goods remotely via their mobile handsets is expected to increase by nearly 50% over the next two years, a new report from Juniper Research has found. According to the report, the strong growth – taking user numbers to 580 million by the end of

BHP Billiton Prices A$1.0 Billion Note Issue

October 09, 2012 BHP Billiton has today priced a five year A$1.0 billion note issue under its Australian Medium Term Note Program. The Australian dollar notes will pay interest at 3.75 per cent and mature in October 2017. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

Rio Tinto Investor Seminar

Rio Tinto is holding an investor seminar in London and New York today that includes an in-depth look at its Copper product group and its Technology & Innovation group. Highlights from the presentations: • Rio Tinto’s strategy of maximising shareholder value by investing in and operating large, long-term, cost-competitive mines and assets is unchanged. •

Just another post in the wall

I was out for a day. Out of the city, sans my mobile phone and deliberately unwired – no laptop, no tablet, no android, no blackberry – absolutely unarmed, unprotected, a sitting bird (as opposed to birds of a feather tweeting together). It was like going to a detox center. Socialaholics  Anonymous. Naturally the moment

Seminar on Aquifer Management Focuses on Equitable, Safe and Sustainable Management of Ground Water

A two day seminar on National Project on Aquifer Management began in New Delhi today. Organized by Central Ground Water Board the seminar provides a platform for exchange of ideas among different stakeholders on aquifer management. The Seminar is being attended by more than 200 participants including planners and administrators from various ministries of Govt.

Text of the Inaugural Address by the Union Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram at the Economic Editors’ Conference 2012 today

Following is the complete text of the Inaugural Address by the Union Finance Minister Shri P Chidambaram at the Economic Editors’ Conference 2012 here today: “On behalf of Government of India, I welcome you to the Economic Editors’ Conference. Economic journalists, especially those who are based in places other than the capital, look forward to this annual

Civil Aviation Minister Inaugurates Conference of DGCAS, Asia Pacific Regions; Calls for Opposing Unilateral Environmental Measures Leading to Suppression of Growth of Aviation Industry

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh inaugurated the 49th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Asia Pacific Regions in New Delhi today. The Conference with the theme “Managing Air Transport Growth in the Asia Pacific Region through a Collaborative Approach to Safety, Security and Sustainability” will continue till 12th October 2012.

Coordination Committee reviews progress on Affirmative Action

A meeting of the Coordination Committee on Affirmative Action has been held in the Prime Minister’s Office, under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister. It was attended by the representatives of the three national Chambers of Industry: FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM.  Representatives of key Ministries such as Industrial Policy & Promotion, Social Justice