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National Policy on IT approved


September 21st, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Policy on Information Technology 2012, which envisages the growth of the IT market to $300 billion and creation of another 10 million jobs ... Read more...

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‘Corruption costs South Africa over $80 bn’


September 5th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Sep 5 (IANS) South Africa has lost 675 billion rand (about $80 billion) due to corruption since the end of apartheid in 1994, it was revealed Wednesday.The figure ... Read more...

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Build one lakh houses for poor: Kamal Nath


August 31st, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Friday said the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) should construct at least 100,000 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) houses every year."Houses for ... Read more...

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Kenya orders probe into poor performance at London Olympics


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki ordered the Ministry of Sports to move fast and establish the cause of the country's dismal performance at the recently concluded London ... Read more...

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PM promises to battle corruption (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised further steps to reduce corruption and ensure transparency in governance."We will continue our efforts to bring more transparency ... Read more...

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PM promises to battle corruption


August 15th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday promised further steps to reduce corruption and ensure transparency in governance."We will continue our efforts to bring more transparency ... Read more...

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Mamata for electoral reforms, cash-free polls


August 14th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, August 14 (IANS) Observing that corrupt practices were rampant in India's electoral process particularly in the northeast, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday called for electoral reforms."Today ... Read more...

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E-governance can reduce corruption: Meghalaya governor


July 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 20 (IANS) Exhorting all stakeholders to use technology as agent of progress and embrace change, Meghalaya Governor R.S. Mooshahary Friday said e-governance can reduce corruption and improve accountability."IT ... Read more...

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GDA launches call centre in Ghaziabad


July 10th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 10 (IANS) To boost the quality of it's services, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) Tuesday launched a call centre where citizens can register their grievances and collect information ... Read more...

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Refugees in our own country: Kashmiri pandits


June 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Kashmiri pandits, who have been forced out of the Kashmir Valley, gathered at Jantar Mantar here Wednesday, seeking rehabilitation and government's support.The protest was organised ... Read more...

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Taylor Swift humiliates John Mayer


June 7th, 2012 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
London, June 7 (IANS) Singer John Mayer says he was humiliated by Taylor Swift's song, which was written for him.The 34-year-old, who was romantically linked to Swift in the ... Read more...

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Haven’t bought any house in US: Preity Zinta


May 19th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has quashed reports that she has bought a luxurious house in the US."Good morning! I'd like to clarify I've NOT bought any house ... Read more...

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‘RTI should be used to strengthen the government’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The Right to Information Act (RTI) must be used to strengthen the government, National Minorities Commission Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said here Wednesday.He was addressing students at ... Read more...

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Nawaz involved in corruption: Rehman Malik


April 29th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 28 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister and chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif was involved in corruption worth $32 million, Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Jayant introduces private bill to amend RTI Act


April 27th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal MP Jayant Chaudhary Friday introduced a private member's bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act to ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted: Imran Khan plans `tsunami march’


April 27th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Opposition leader Imran Khan is contemplating a "tsunami march" if the Supreme Court's decisions are "not respected" following the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Government purchases to be made more transparent


April 12th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday approved a bill to ensure greater transparency and accountability in government purchases.The Public Procurement Bill will be tabled with the budget ... Read more...

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Rahul indicates UP Congress unit may be reconstituted


April 6th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday indicated that the party's Uttar Pradesh unit could be dissolved and reconstituted, adding that party functionaries will be ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways’ top official arrested


March 29th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Railways' General Manager has been arrested by the country's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here over embezzlement and corruption charges, Geo News reported Thursday.According to ... Read more...

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Address accountability, US tells Lanka


March 22nd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Sri Lanka Thursday to take steps to address "accountability" vis-a-vis the human rights abuses in the war against the ... Read more...

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Proposal for free medicines at government facilities


March 20th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The proposal for the 12th Five Year Plan includes a new initiative to supply essential medicines free of cost for patients seeking healthcare in public ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch hails India


March 19th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Monday hailed India's decision to vote against Sri Lanka at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over a "war crimes" ... Read more...

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Don’t link critics to LTTE, Sri Lanka told


March 15th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that it was wrong on the part of the Sri Lankan government to link those questioning the country's human rights ... Read more...

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Gunman in Afghan killing acted alone: Pentagon


March 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A lone American soldier was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, the Pentagon said.The soldier, who left ... Read more...

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US vows full accountability in Afghan shooting (Lead, Changing dateline)


March 11th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 11 (IANS) Anyone found responsible for the killing of over a dozen civilians in Afghanistan would be punished, said General John Allen, commander of the US and ... Read more...

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Himachal governor vows to check corruption


March 9th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 9 (IANS) The 29-day budget session of the Himachal Pradesh assembly began here Friday with Governor Urmila Singh reiterating the government's commitment to accountability.Addressing the legislators, she said ... Read more...

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Taylor Kitsch’s dietary advice


March 4th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Model-actor Taylor Kitsch, who got a nutritionist certificate while he was studying acting, says he is worried about overweight youngsters."Accountability, parents and school systems should help. ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe to promulgate diamond policy


February 24th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Feb 24 (IANS) The Zimbabwean government Thursday said it is completing a diamond policy document which will lead to the crafting of the much anticipated Diamond Bill. Deputy Chief ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways act against encroachment


February 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan Railways have decided to act against government departments which have encroached upon railway land in Rawalpindi.Pakistan Railways said it will approach the National Accountability Bureau ... Read more...

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‘$94 bn graft mars Gilani government’


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Pakistan has lost Rs.8,500 billion ($94 billion) in corruption, tax evasion and bad governance during the rule of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, graft watchdog ... Read more...

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Gilani ex-aide jailed for bank fraud


January 26th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's former media coordinator Khurram Rasool was sentenced to four years in imprisonment Thursday in a bank fraud case by ... Read more...

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World bank approves new financing instrument


January 25th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The World Bank said Tuesday it has approved an innovative new financing instrument for its client countries that links the disbursement of funds directly to the ... Read more...

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Haryana schools, colleges’ curricula to have RTI


January 7th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) The Haryana education department will add a chapter on the Right to Information (RTI) Act in the curricula of schools and colleges across the state, a ... Read more...

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CBI should be independent of Lokpal: PM (Lead)


December 27th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) In a strong speech pitching for the Lokpal bill, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said a final decision on the legislation must rest with ... Read more...

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Want strong but accountable Lokpal: CPI-M


December 27th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday criticised the Lokpal bill as full of "loopholes" and demanded a strong law that envisages setting up of ... Read more...

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