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Punjab warns Thapar University over quota withdrawal


July 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked the management of Thapar University in Patiala to continue with the existing norm to provide 50 percent quota ... Read more...

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French minister seeks end of prostitution in Europe


June 23rd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 23 (IANS) French minister for women's rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem wants to organise a conference of experts on how to abolish sex trade and human trafficking in Europe, The ... Read more...

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Lift aluminium import duties, government urged


May 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) Thursday called for immediate lifting of import duties on electrical-grade aluminium for speeding up power ... Read more...

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No plan to review laws on death sentence: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There were no plans to review laws on death sentence, Home Minister P. Chidambaram clarified Wednesday and said the present government had disposed of ... Read more...

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Story of a royal ‘bhujjia’ town - from a princess (IANS Books) (With Image)


May 6th, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The rugged district of Bikaner, synonymous with munchies known by their brand name "Bikaneri bhujjia", has a rich history that makes it one of the ... Read more...

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Workers in Delhi demand better pay on May Day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Demanding better remuneration and abolition of anti-worker policies of the government, the All India Federation for Trade Unions (AIFTU) Tuesday protested in the capital ... Read more...

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Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel


April 30th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up ... Read more...

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Punjab government takes on Thapar University


April 24th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought a complete report on the status of the private Thapar University following the controversy over abolition of Punjab quota seats in ... Read more...

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Congress not interested in strong Lokpal: BJP


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday accused the Congress of not being serious about getting the Lokpal bill passed."We want the (Lokpal) bill to ... Read more...

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Jewellers demand abolition of gold units


March 13th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) An apex body of jewellers Tuesday urged the government to do away with gold units in Exchange Traded Funds or impose 25 percent commodity transaction tax ... Read more...

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Bengal questions staff for absence on strike day


March 7th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Coming down hard on employees who stayed away from work Feb 28 when a strike was called by central trade unions, the West Bengal government Wednesday ... Read more...

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Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain


February 27th, 2012 - 9:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 27 (IANS) More than 2,600 monkeys in Britain have became targets of "horrifying experiments" that included sawing open their skulls while still alive, putting electrodes in them and ... Read more...

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Belarus to abolish death penalty after US: President


December 24th, 2011 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, Dec 24 (IANS) Belarus will abolish the death penalty as soon as the US abolishes it, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said.A court in the capital Minsk sentenced Nov ... Read more...

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NAC takes stock of welfare schemes


October 21st, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC), which met after a gap of two months Friday, took stock of the different working groups under ... Read more...

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Dhoni expects his bowlers to perform better at home


October 13th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) India's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the bowling attack, which let him down in the one-day series in England, should deliver at home when the ... Read more...

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Italy wants an end to capital punishment


October 11th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy has called for a halt to capital punishment to bolster human rights and dignity."We are strongly convinced that the abolition of the death penalty represents ... Read more...

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New ICC rules to be implemented in domestic matches from Challenger Trophy


October 7th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council's new rules will be implemented in India's domestic circuit starting with the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.The Board of Control for Cricket in ... Read more...

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Miller against animal testing for cosmetics


October 5th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) Actress Sienna Miller is bitterly opposed to animal testing in the cosmetics industry.The 29-year-old backs the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection's "No Cruel ... Read more...

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Will Dalai Lama reverses 600-year-old tradition? (Lead)


September 25th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 25 (IANS) Is Tibetan spiritual leader going to create another history of sorts by reversing the more than 600-year-old tradition of following the lineage of the Dalai Lama?Political ... Read more...

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Minister withdraws plea against Lokayukta


September 10th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh minister Awadhpal Singh Yadav, indicted of corruption by Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra, withdrew his petition against the ombudsman's recommendation, sources said Saturday.Yadav resigned ... Read more...

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Financial worries drive Britons to work beyond 65


September 1st, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Worried over their financial condition in post-retirement life, many people in Britain are compelled not to discontinue work even when they are well into their mid-60s, ... Read more...

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Raul Castro hints at easing of Cuba’s migration policy


August 2nd, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) President Raul Castro announced Monday that his government is working on making Cuba's immigration policy "more flexible".Gen. Castro commented on the matter at the close of ... Read more...

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Japan urges end of nuclear industry


August 1st, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first meeting of the Japan Congress Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs began in Fukushima city with a plea for an end to the nuclear ... Read more...

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Bangladesh opposition to stage countrywide rallies


July 26th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) Bangladesh's main opposition - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) - will stage demonstrations across the country July 28 to protest the arrest warrant against the party's ... Read more...

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Greater Noida farmers prepare for next round of battle


July 21st, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, July 21 (IANS) After a series of court verdicts in their favour, farmers here are now readying for the next round of battle against land acquisition -- exposing ... Read more...

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Mamata plans international Rabindranath Tagore Complex


July 16th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) On the lines of famed cultural centres of London, New York and Brussels, the West Bengal government is planning a major an international Rabindranath Tagore ... Read more...

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Ending concurrent list a big step: Pakistan PM


June 29th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 29 (IANS) Abolition of the constitution's concurrent list is a major step towards provincial autonomy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said the cabinet ... Read more...

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Cooking gas to cost Rs.15 less in Tamil Nadu


June 28th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 28 (IANS) In a bid to offer some relief to the common man, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday ordered abolition of value added tax (VAT) on the ... Read more...

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EU allows drug tests on pets


June 19th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) Concerns have been raised in Britain over a European Union directive allowing drug tests on pets.The plan could trigger a dramatic rise in the number of ... Read more...

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Nearly 40,000 Brazilians victims of forced labour: ILO


May 14th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, May 14 (IANS) Around 25,000 to 40,000 Brazilians are victims of forced labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in its latest report, Prensa Latina reported.The report said ... Read more...

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Obama asks Congress to abolish tax breaks for oil companies


April 27th, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Tuesday proposed to Congress the abolition of tax breaks enjoyed by the petroleum sector and using that money to develop clean sources ... Read more...

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Nirupama Rao to visit Japan


April 6th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 6 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will pay an official two-day visit to Japan beginning Friday for talks on bilateral, regional and global issues.During her visit, she will ... Read more...

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China, US among top countries when it comes to execution of prisoners


March 28th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar 28 (ANI): China and the United States still remain among top countries to execute prisoners, resisting the global trend of abolishing death penalty, an Amnesty International report has revealed.The ... Read more...

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Germany abolishes military conscription


March 25th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN, GERMANY (BNO NEWS) -- The German Parliament on Thursday abolished military conscription, the compulsory enrollment of young people to military service, the DPA news agency reported.The move suspended the draft effective ... Read more...

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Deposed Nepal king heads for India again


March 10th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is leaving for India Thursday to attend a family wedding, making it the second visit to the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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