24th April, 2002


Ministry of Commerce

India hopes for better market access for Agro products in Australia
The need to tap the vast potential for greater bilateral trade between India and Australia was underlined at a meeting between the Australian Foreign Minister, Mr. Alexander Downer and Shri Murasoli Maran, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry.....................

Ministry of Commerce

Further Liberalisation of Tax benefits under Industrial Park Scheme
The Government of India was administering an Industrial Park Scheme, 1999 for providing tax benefits under sub-section 4(iii) of Section 801A of the IT Act to Industrial Park/Industrial Model Town/Growth Centre set up between 01/04/1997 and 31/03/2002. This Scheme was published......................

Prime Minister's Office

PM greets people on Mahavir Jayanti
The Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Mahavir Jayanti tomorrow.....................

Ministry of Defence

Development of Landmine
Government did not sanction any project for development and production of landmines between 1984 and 1992.....................

Ministry of Defence

Self-reliance in Defence Spares
Indigenisation of defence equipment is an ongoing process and is achieved by transfer of technology and indigenous research. Indigenisation of spares of defence equipment has been undertaken in aircraft, warships, armaments, tanks, vehicles and electronic.....................

Ministry of Defence

Tracing 54 POWs in Pakistani Jails
The relatives of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) believed to be in Pakistani jails have suggested to the Government that all possible steps be considered for ensuring location, release and repatriation of these POWs.....................

Ministry of Surface Transport

Development of Chennai as Container Hub Port
Chennai Port on the East Coast has been identified for development as container hub port. To achieve this, the existing container terminal of 600 mtrs. length was handed over to a consortium of M/s. P&O Ports (Chennai Container Terminal Ltd.) on 30.11.2001 on a lease period of 30 years......................

Ministry of Surface Transport

Development of Inland Waterways
An amount of Rs. 308 crore was allocated for development of inland waterways during 9th Five Year Plan......................

Ministry of Surface Transport

Profit/Loss suffered by major Ports
The total net surplus of eleven Major Port Trusts in different parts of the country during 2001-2002 was approximately Rupees 291.41 crore (provisional).The Cochin Port Trust and Mumbai Port Trust have......................

Ministry of Agriculture

India offers Seeds, Agricultural Machinery to Afghanistan
India has offered special assistance for supply of Agricultural Implements & Machinery, Seeds and Fertilisers to Afghanistan. India has also offered the services of two experts in the field of Agronomy......................

Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs

Inspection of Companies
The Government in the Department of Company Affairs (DCA) carried out inspection of the books of accounts of 199 companies during the first nine months of 2001-2002 ending December 2001......................

Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs

Prosecution cases under Companies Act
The Government in the Department of Company Affairs (DCA) initiated 5836 prosecutions during 2001-2002 against 1159 companies and their officers for violation of various provisions......................

Ministry of Coal

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Coal & Mines Minister to visit Orissa
The Union Minister for Coal and Mines, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan is reaching Bhubaneswar on April 25, 2002 on a two-day visit. Shri Paswan will visit Nalco’s Smelter and Power complex at Angul in Orissa......................

Ministry of Coal

Highlights of Achievements by NALCO during the year 2001-02
During the year, a number of records were created in different areas of activities. The areas in which new records were created are as......................

Ministry of Communications

India and South Korea sign two agreements for promoting bilateral IT cooperation
India and South Korea today signed two Agreements for further strategising cooperation in the IT sector between the two countries. Both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding......................

Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution

Seat belts to be brought under mandatory certification by October
Seat belts will be brought under mandatory certification by Bureau of Indian Standards by October 2002. Steps are also being taken to introduce voluntary quality certification on sugar by the Bureau; said Shri K.M. Sahni, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards.....................

Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs Sports

Private funding needed for sporting excellence in India: Uma Bharti
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Sushree Uma Bharti said that a lot still needs to be done to bring the Indian sports up to the international level. Lack of funds restricts the Ministry in its attempts to develop sports infrastructure.....................

Ministry of Steel

Steps To Promote Consumption Of Steel
The steel plants determine their production targets keeping in view their capacity and the market demand for different type of products. Domestic production increases in response to the increase in consumption.....................

Ministry of Surface Transport

Concrete Roads On National Highways
The Cement industry through Cement Manufacturers Association has urged the government for adoption of cement concrete pavement on National
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Ministry of Surface Transport

Clearance Of Road Projects
The year-wise road projects cleared by the Government for implementation during the last three years are as
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Ministry of Surface Transport

Mashelkar Committee Report
The Mashelkar Committee, in its interim report has made the following recommendations regarding Euro II and Euro III norms
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Ministry of Water Resources

India Signed Implementation Plan with China for Exchange of Hydrological Information on River Brahmaputra
The Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India has signed here today, an Implementation Plan with the Directorate of Hydrology Bureau, Ministry of Water Resources, China for provision of hydrological information
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Ministry of Steel

Duty Highlights Pertaining Steel Sector in Budget-2002-03
Customs duty on refractory raw materials, low silica limestone and graphite electrodes has been revised as follows in the year 2002-03
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Ministry of Steel

VSP to instal fourth Coke Oven Battery
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) an integrated steel plant of the Ministry of Steel has decided to commission Coke Over Battery No. 4 in the plant to keep the plant
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Ministry of Defence

Air Force Officer Creates History
Flt Lt Kamal Singh Oberh of the Indian Air Force created history at 0430 hrs, Khatanga time, on 20 Apr 2002 by successfully carrying out a sky diving jump at the North Pole .....................

Ministry of Industry

Performaance of six Infrastructure Industries: March 2002
Performance of six Infrastructure Industries .....................

Ministry of Urban Development

Major restructuring of HUDCO on the anvil: Ananth Kumar
Minister for Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation Shri Ananth Kumar has announced that major restructuring of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) .....................

Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs & Sports

Hindi Salahakar Samiti of Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry meets
The Hindi Salahakar Samiti attached to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports held its first meeting here today. The meeting was Chaired by Minister Youth Affairs and Sports Sushri Uma Bharati. .....................

Ministry of Power

Suresh Prabhu releases ICAI study on Accounting for Power
The Minister for Power released here today the Study on Accounting in the Power Sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Releasing the study the Minister said with increased allocation of public money. .....................

 
 
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