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India Hike Fund Allocation for Backward Regions Grant Fund

New Delhi(ABC Live):The allocation under the district component of the Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) Programme for the year 2014-15 has been increased to Rs.5900 Crore from the current year’s allocation of Rs. 2800 Crore. This is 110.71 % increase over current year’s allocation. Government has released Rs. 2689.14 Crore till 18th February 2014 out of the current year’s budgetary …

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GSLV Mk-lll Project Gets Additional Over Rs 500 crores for LVM3-X

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for revised cost estimates of Rs.2962.78 crore (against the original provision of Rs. 2498.00 crore) for completing the scope of the development programme of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk-lll) and to carry out an experimental flight called LVM3-X. The additional fund requirement is Rs. 464.78 crore to complete the …

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India Amends Conduct of Election Rules to Hike Election Expenditure

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Cabinet today approved amendment of the Conduct of the Election Rules, 1961 and revised the limit of election expenditure for incurred by a candidate for Parliamentary Constituencies to Rs.70 lakh in all States except Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshdweep and Puducherry which has been …

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7th Central Pay Commission to Submit Report by August 2015

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the Terms of Reference of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) as follows:- a)        To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities/benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and …

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India- Israel Sign Three Agreement on Homeland Security

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India signed three agreements to further strengthen the bilateral security relations with Israel here today. These agreements are Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Criminal Matters; Agreement on Protection of Classified Material and Agreement on Cooperation in Homeland and Public Security. The Agreements were signed on behalf of the MHA by …

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IHMCL, ICICI Bank Sign Agreement for Central Clearing House for Electronic Toll Collection

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) and ICICI bank have signed an agreement for provision of Central Clearing House (CCH) services for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) here today. The agreement was signed in the presence of Shri Vijay Chhibber, Secretary Road Transport And Highways (RTH) and Shri Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary (LA&P). Earlier, IHMCL, the …

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India United States Sign MoU to Crack Pakistan Based Terrorists Funding

New Delhi (ABC Live):India and USA have agreed to work together to crack the financial network and fund raising activities of Pakistan based terror outfits and individual terrorists associated with these organizations under the framework of Indo-US (Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Homeland Security) Bilateral discussions. Indo-US bilateral meeting held in October 2013 facilitated exchange of such information …

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India Foodgrains Stock Reaches 411.38 lakh Tonnes in February 2014

New Delhi (ABC Live): India’s Foodgrains stock reached 411.38 lakh tonnes on February, 1, 2014. The stock of foodgrains in the Central Pool during the last six months is as under:                                                            …

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Government Claims It Efficiently Safeguards Forest Dwellers Interests Through Forest Rights Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government has disposed of 31, 06,690  claims by the end of Dec-2013 out of 36,54,420 claims filed under Scheduled  Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act -2006, commonly known as Forest Rights Act (FRA). This is 85.01% of the total claims filed under the Act. Out of the claims disposed off, …

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India’s Food Subsidy Reaches Rs 1,15,000 Crore in 2014-15

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government of India has increased the food subsidy to Rs 1,15,000 crore for financial year 2014-15, mainly for implementation of the National Food Security Act. It is Rs 23,000 crore more than the revised estimates of Rs 92,000 crore for 2013-14. Significant increase in the subsidy has been made to fulfill the Government’s commitment to …

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