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1st BRICS Trade Fair was organized at Pragati Maidan from 12-14 October 2016

New Delhi, Nov 21: The BRICS Trade Fair was completely an interactive business engagement and was organized with an objective to promote trade and investment opportunities amongst the participating BRICS nations i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. 397 companies participated at the BRICS Trade Fair to showcase the capability of each of the BRICS nations in the identified ...

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Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah pledge support for Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop India 2016

Feb, 26: After having accomplished a successful inaugural edition of an academic initiative focused on Film Preservation and Restoration last year, this year the Film Heritage Foundation in association with Viacom18 have once again joined hands with an aim to save and uphold the legacy of India’s cinematic heritage. The inaugural event, which was held in the National Film Archive ...

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Rail Budget 2016: Time Tabled Freight Container /Parcel Train to be Started this Year

New Delhi, Feb 25: The Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu proposed three solution sets for reversing the trend of declining modal share of freight trains – expanding the freight basket of Indian Railways, rationalising the tariff structure and building terminal capacity. The freight basket of Indian Railways is dominated by 10 bulk commodities which enjoy a share of ...

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Rail Budget 2016: Gross Traffic Receipts have been Kept at Rs 1,84,820 Crore

New Delhi, Feb 25:The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu while presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Parliament today placed the Budget estimates for 2016-17. Railway Minister said that the intention in 2016-17 is to improve revenues and ensure appropriate investments which can continue the road-map of decongestion and enhance line-capacity enhancement as detailed in 2015-16. The focus is ...

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Rail Budget 2016:No Hike in Passenger Fare

New Delhi, Feb 25: There is no hike in passenger fare in this year’s Railway Budget. Presenting the Railway Budget 2016-17 in the Parliament today Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said the budget seeks to fulfil the long-felt desires of the common man such as reserved accommodation on trains available on demand, time tabled freight trains, high end technology ...

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ICC named a 31 member match officials for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016

Dubai, Feb 25: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday named a 31-member match officials’ team for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which runs from Mar 8 to Apr 3. The strong Playing Control Team includes all the seven and 12 members of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires, respectively, ...

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Shane Watson fetches Rs 9.5 crore, Yuvraj Rs 7 crore at IPL 2016 edition

Mumbai, Feb 6: The 2016 edition of IPL auction got underway on Saturday with players like Yuvraj Singh sold for Rs. 7 crore to Sunrisers Hyderabad and Australian all rounder Shane Watson bagging Rs 9.5 crore. Watson was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for a staggering Rs 9.5 crore. He had a base price of Rs 2 crore, Ishant Sharma ...

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13th edition of Asia Cup 2016 begins from Feb 24

Dubai, Jan 29: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is holding the Asia Cup 2016 Twenty20 International (T20I) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from Feb 24 to Mar 6. It will be the 13th edition of the Asia Cup, the fifth to be held in Bangladesh, and the first to be played using the Twenty20 format. Along with hosts Bangladesh and defending champions ...

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Extension of time-line upto 31st March, 2016 for Government Co-contribution under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY)

New Delhi, Jan 19: To address the longevity risks among the workers in unorganised sector and to encourage the workers in unorganised sector to voluntarily save for their retirement, the Government had launched a new initiative called Atal Pension Yojana (APY) with effect from 1st June, 2015. Under the APY, the Central Government’s co-contribution of 50% of the subscriber’s contribution ...

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President launches countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2016

New Delhi, Jan 16: The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2016 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rahstrapati Bhawan, in the presence of the Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda, here today. Tomorrow is the National Immunization Day. Around 17.4 crore ...

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