Full Coverage - Yearender 2012

Yearender 2012

Digitisation, FDI issues highlights of I&B Ministry in 2012

The year began with Ambika Soni as the minister and the government trying to implement the mandatory Digital Addressable System (DAS) or digitisation of cable TV.


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From Psy to Ravi Shankar, the year the world lost legends and found sensations

Wednesday , 2 January '13

It gave birth to quite a few new talents like South Korean singing sensation PSY.
Demands for safety of women grew louder in 2012. (Reuters)
Demands for safety of women grew louder in 2012

Wednesday , 2 January '13

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill, 2012 was piloted by the WCD ministry.
Plan allocations for health sector failed to touch the expected 2.5 per cent of the GDP mark. (Reuters)
Universal healthcare, free medicine scheme remained on paper in 2012

Wednesday , 2 January '13

Plan allocations for health sector failed to touch the expected 2.5 per cent of the GDP mark.
The FMCG funds came a close second with average return of 48 per cent in 2012. (Reuters)
Banking, FMCG funds top Mutual Fund return charts in 2012

Tuesday , 1 January '13

The FMCG funds came a close second with average return of 48 per cent in 2012.
Life insurance scheme for overseas Indian workers to benefit over 5 mn workers. (Reuters)
2012 saw new schemes for overseas Indian workers

Tuesday , 1 January '13

Life insurance scheme for overseas Indian workers to benefit over 5 mn workers.
On a positive note, astronaut Sunita Williams who was commander of the International Space Station, returned t...
Flashback 2012: India, Indians in news across the globe

Monday , 31 December '12

Savita Halappanavar, Jacintha Saldnha, Rajat Gupta, Sunita Williams hog front page news headlines.
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Tiger conservation guidelines, Western Ghats hog limelight

Monday , 31 December '12

Guidelines say that no new tourism infrastructure should be permitted in critical tiger habitats.
The ban on child labour, contravening of which would land one with a three-year jail term, was cleared by the ...
2012 saw govt nod for complete ban on child labour below 14

Monday , 31 December '12

The ban on child labour was cleared by the Cabinet in August.
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Science in 2012: Scientists aim at moon and beyond

Monday , 31 December '12

Indian science also aimed beyond the moon, a frontier they conquered in 2008.
It was a year of wild moves for rupee in 2012, when it hit a life-time low of nearly 58 against the US dollar ...
Rupee swung wildly by 18% in 2012;may remain volatile in 2013

Sunday , 30 December '12

It was a year of wild moves for rupee in 2012, when it hit a life-time low of nearly 58 against the US dollar and fluctuated by over 18 per cent, with experts foreseeing continued volatility in 2013.
 Narendra Modi was Gujarat's newsmaker in 2012. (PTI)
Narendra Modi was Gujarat's newsmaker in 2012

Sunday , 30 December '12

2012 saw Modi emerging as a strong contender for BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi with party president Nitin Gadkari. (IE Photo)
Divided BJP struggled to emerge as alternative to Congress

Sunday , 30 December '12

2012 was an opportune year for the BJP to capitalise on, yet the party is in disarray.
Looking back at India in year 2012

Sunday , 30 December '12

2012 was a rough ride year for the country, which had to negotiate the choppy waters of domestic politics, face a situation of mass exodus from North East and face one of the worst power cut situations in its history.
2012 yearender: Andhra Pradesh witnessed disturbances, pro-Telangana protests. (Reuters)
2012 yearender: Andhra Pradesh witnessed disturbances, pro-Telangana protests

Saturday , 29 December '12

Nearly 300 Maoists were arrested while 304 others surrendered.
Test defeats, retirements make it a difficult year for India. (Reuters)
Test defeats, retirements make it a difficult year for India

Saturday , 29 December '12

In March this year, Tendulkar completed a historic feat of 100 international centuries
CVC acted on a number of corruption cases and directed CBI probe in coal blocks allocation scam. (Reuters)
Coalgate, CWG tax evasion probe keep CVC busy

Saturday , 29 December '12

The Central Vigilance Commission received over 25,000 complaints of financial irregularities.
Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan (PTI)
2012 yearender: Not much forward movement for Minority Affairs Ministry

Saturday , 29 December '12

The only silver lining for ministry was that it over-achieved its target of scholarship.
The wildlife sector was a healthy population of Royal Bengal Tiger in Kaziranga National Park. (Reuters)
Wildlife management hits a low in Assam in 2012

Saturday , 29 December '12

The wildlife sector was a healthy population of Royal Bengal Tiger in Kaziranga National Park.
2012 saw 2-year extension to unfinished projects under JNNURM. (Reuters)
2012 saw 2-year extension to unfinished projects under JNNURM

Saturday , 29 December '12

'The closing down of the Airport Metro Express line here that grabbed headlines'