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Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem


September 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem ... Read more...

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Concerns voiced over draft health chapter of 12th Plan


August 8th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health ... Read more...

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Open defecation will end in 10 years, says Ramesh


June 30th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 30 (IANS) One of India's biggest curses - the practice of open defecation - would be totally abolished in 10 years, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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Group to build 500 schools across country


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Round Table India (RTI), a non-profit organisation which has tie-ups with several state governments, will build 500 school blocks across the country in the next five ... Read more...

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Fund for construction of rural toilets doubled


June 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Concerned over poor sanitation in rural areas, the government Thursday doubled the amount given for construction of household lavatories from Rs.4,600 to nearly Rs.10,000.It ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Green activist ends fast after government accepts demands (Lead)


March 23rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, 80, who was on a fast-unto-death since Jan 15 to save the Ganga river, Friday ended his fast after the government agreed ... Read more...

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Budget could give more for sanitation: Ramesh


March 8th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Sanitation in rural India would get a boost with a likely 40 percent increase in the budget this year for construction of toilets in ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Fake ration card in Sonia Gandhi’s name


January 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), Jan 11 (IANS) A fake ration card issued in the name of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, enlisting names of her two children as Rahul and Priyanka, was ... Read more...

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Pakistanis also praise BJP campaign on girl child: Chouhan


November 23rd, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh led by Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday said that its campaign to save the girl child has ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi to tour eastern Uttar Pradesh


November 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Having kicked off his party's election campaign in Uttar Pradesh last week, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is returning to the state to undertake a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

SP workers detained while protesting against Rahul


November 14th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Over 20 Samajwadi Party (SP) activists were detained here Monday for blocking a rail track to protest against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who will launch ... Read more...

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Tainted IAS officer among ‘proud women of Madhya Pradesh’


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Nov 2 (IANS) An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who was suspended for alleged corruption features among the 'Proud Women of Madhya Pradesh' whose photographs have been put on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Idol immersion may have contaminated Delhi water


October 11th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) There is a strong possibility that Delhi's potable water has got contaminated with toxic dyes after the immersion of idols on Durga Puja last week ... Read more...

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Congress slams Madhya Pradesh on falling sex ratio


October 6th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 5 (IANS) The women's cell of the Congress in Madhya Pradesh Wednesday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government's campaign on the girl child, slamming Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Slum dwellers protest direct cash transfers


September 27th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Around 1,200 slum-dwellers gathered Monday near the Income Tax Office here to protest against the Delhi government's proposed move to dismantle the fair price ration ... Read more...

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Poor want reformed PDS, not cash transfers


August 11th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A majority of Delhi's poor prefer a reformed Public Distribution System (PDS) over cash transfers, a survey by NGO Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (RRAA) said ... Read more...

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Bihar set to turn green, politicians to plant trees


August 11th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) With the aim of increasing forest cover to 35 percent in a decade, Bihar is employing several steps, including asking members of the ruling Janata Dal-United ... Read more...

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PUDR condemns Maoists


July 29th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The People's Union For Democratic Rights (PUDR) Friday condemned what it said were Maoist threats to activists probing the murder of an activist in Jharkhand.It ... Read more...

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I’ve been falsely implicated: Sacked Haryana judge


July 3rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) A Haryana judge who settled 148 cases in a single day last year has been dismissed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court for favouring an ... Read more...

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Fruits of growing Indian economy not being enjoyed by all: Mukherjee


April 8th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): The fruits of growing prosperity of the economy are not being enjoyed equally by all citizens owing to gaps in our development efforts and governance practices, ... Read more...

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People fed up of corruption: Maharashtra governor


March 12th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) Observing that people were fed up with corruption in public life, Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Saturday made a strong plea for ending the menace."People are fed ... Read more...

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J-K Education Department conducts workshop for teachers


December 29th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by ANI
By Fayaz AhmadSrinagar, Dec.29 (ANI): The Department of Education in Jammu and Kashmir has initiated series of five-day workshops for primary school teachers to impart methods of childhood care and education.One such ... Read more...

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A lakh homeless spend winter on Delhi’s streets (Dec 10 is World Human Rights Day)


December 9th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar and Sugandha Pathak New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) For those of us who take the warmth of our homes and their heating devices for granted, here's a chilling statistic - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Regulate foreign investment for cheaper medicines: Azad


November 1st, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday warned that the recent acquisition of Indian companies by foreign multinationals (MNCs) may lead to higher drug prices."The issue of takeover ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Punjab Congress wants Rahul to join 45-day march


October 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) The Youth Congress in Punjab is set to undertake a 45-day march to raise issues like drug addiction, terrorism and female foeticide next month. And it wants ... Read more...

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Children’s bank opens for destitute kids in Gorakhpur


October 9th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan Kumar ShahGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.9 (ANI): Lok Abhiyan, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has opened a bank for the poverty-ridden children in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District. The Lok Abhiyan has taught ... Read more...

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Delhi concert to urge action on millennium goals


September 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Three composers from Manipur, Delhi and Tamil Nadu will team up with 100 percussionists at a concert here Saturday organised by the United Nations to drum up ... Read more...

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Cash award for medal winners at CWG, Asian Games doubled


September 7th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday doubled the cash award for medal winners at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. A gold medallist will now get Rs.20 lakh while ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tribals happy after government rejects Vedanta Group’s plans for mining in Orissa


August 25th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
By Sharda LehangirKalahandi (Orissa), Aug 25 (ANI): Locals of Orissa's Kalahandi district expressed their happiness on Wednesday after the Union Environment Ministry rejected plans of India-focused miner Vedanta Resources Plc to go ... Read more...

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Haryana schools to have management committees


July 5th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Government schools in Haryana will have management committees for their overall development and proper implementation, monitoring and supervision of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the state government ... Read more...

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World Bank loan to India to be $9.3 billion by June


June 23rd, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The World Bank said Wednesday its total loan support to India will reach $9.3 billion by the end of the bank's financial year in June. The World Bank follows ... Read more...

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NGO to plant one crore seeds along Maharashtra highway


June 13th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), June 13 (IANS) One crore seeds of various trees will be planted during a three-day drive along a 350 km stretch of National Highway No.3 (Agra-Mumbai) between Maharashtra's Thane and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Govt.’s mid-day meal benefited 11 crore children in 2009-10


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The Government on Tuesday stated that its Mid-day meal scheme has been able to benefit about 11 crore children across the country in the last fiscal ... Read more...

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Peace returns to “Phatikcherra,” once a hotbed of militancy in Tripura


May 5th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, May 3 (ANI): Peace is gradually returning to many areas of northeast through government efforts and better linkages between the region and other parts of the country.Phatikcherra, in ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress seek transparency in IPL functioning


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Expressing concern over the controversy surrounding the cricket Indian Premier League (IPL), the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded transparency and accountability in its ... Read more...

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