act 1999

Bihar woman lynched for practicing ‘witchcraft’


August 1st, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) A 65-year-old woman was branded a witch and lynched in a Bihar village Wednesday, police said.Payari Devi, a Dalit, was beaten to death in Jehanabad district's ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Dalit woman killed in Bihar for practising witchcraft


May 24th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) A 58-year-old Dalit woman was Thursday killed by her neighbour in Bihar's Gaya district, around 100 km from state capital Patna, for allegedly practicing witchcraft, police said.According ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Bharti Airtel under ED scanner for money laundering


May 15th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate is probing telecom service provider Bharti Airtel for money laundering, Parliament was informed Tuesday."Directorate of Enforcement is investigating cases under the provisions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Woman forced to eat human excreta on witchcraft charge


April 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 28 (IANS) A woman in a village in Bihar's Sitamarhi district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and drink urine after being branded a witch, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Centre will help revive Kangra tea: Anand Sharma


April 10th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Tuesday announced a multi-pronged project to boost production and export of tea produced in the Kangra valley that is known ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Court seeks government reply to Lalit Modi’s plea


January 18th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to file a response to suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi's appeal challenging the revocation of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Modi’s plea against passport revocation turned down


November 4th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Suspended Indian Premier League chairman Lalit Modi's appeal challenging revocation of his passport has been turned down by the Chief Passport Office (CPO) here. The regional ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Himachal reviving Chamba art forms


October 30th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) To protect and revive the decades old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of the erstwhile princely hill state of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is training and improving ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Himachal to set up ‘Grameen Haats’ to help artisans


November 29th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 29 (IANS) To enable local artisans market their products in their vicinity, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday announced that 36 'Grameen Haats' or rural markets would be ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Famous Hyderabadi Haleem set to get GI tag


September 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Hyderabad is famous for the Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Biryani and IT companies -- and the Hyderabadi Haleem is now all set to join the vaunted list.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Madhya Pradesh assembly passes strong anti-terror law


March 26th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 25 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly Thursday passed a stringent anti-terror law, despite strong resistance from the opposition Congress, the state government saying that it was the need ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Insurance regulator warns against Aetna Healthcare


March 18th, 2010 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) Wednesday warned the public not to subscribe to any healthcare plans sold by the Bangalore-based Aetna Healthcare Networks (India) as it ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Now buy Himachal handicrafts through e-shopping


January 18th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Now you can buy handicrafts of Himachal Pradesh simply sitting at home through e-shopping. To attract the buyers, the state government Monday launched a website having more than 1,000 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cabinet nod to amending Right to Education Act


December 24th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Fulfilling a long standing demand of the disabled community, the union cabinet Thursday agreed to amend the Right to Education Act to include handicapped children under its ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Centre to amend Free and Compulsory Education Act


December 24th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the introduction of an amendment to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 in the parliament.The Right ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Government to introduce law to streamline Wakf boards


October 5th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Monday said a bill to streamline the functioning of Wakf boards across the country is in its final stage and will be ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Commodity exchanges get six months to cut foreign holding


September 30th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Commodity exchanges in which foreign holding has exceeded permissible levels will get time till March to bring down the excess foreign holding, the government said Wednesday. The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Consim wins interim injunction in trademark infringement case against Google


September 23rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
By Chandrika Jain New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): The founder and CEO of BharatMatrimony, Murugavel Janakiraman, has described the interim injunction granted by the Madras High for restraining Google from infringing Chennai-based ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Indian company wins trademark infringement case against Google


September 21st, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
By Chandrika JainNew Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): The founder and CEO of BharatMatrimony, Murugavel Janakiraman, has described the interim injunction granted by the Madras High for restraining Google from infringing Chennai-based ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Benaras saris and brocades now get exclusivity stamp


September 17th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Like Basmati rice, Alphonso mangoes and Scotch whisky, the latest merchandise to be protected under 'geographical indication' are India's Benarasi saris and brocades, renowned for their intricate ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Queensland sex industry largely illegitimate despite legal brothels


August 17th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Aug 17 (ANI): Despite legal brothels, 90 per cent of the sex industry in Queensland is either unregulated or illegal, finds a study.The University of Queensland's Human Trafficking Working Group, led ... Read more...

Posted in World |

States should form anti-terror Acts in line with UAPA: Centre


July 8th, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): All anti-terror enacted by state governments should be in line with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act due to change in government's policy, the Central has said. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Himachal to get 50 rare miniature paintings


June 3rd, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will get 50 "rare miniature paintings" from the Delhi-based National Museum, an official said here Wednesday. "National Museum will provide 50 rare 'pahari' miniature paintings to us. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Poll panel asked to probe Amar Singh’s ‘donation’ to Clinton Trust


February 9th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh has been accused of having used 'hawala' channels to transfer illegal money to the Clinton Foundation in the US, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Committee recommends separate department to deal with disabled


October 20th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) There should be a separate department to deal with persons with disabilities, a parliamentary committee said in a report Monday while noting that the Ministry of Social ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

NWFP govt refuses to bow as Taliban deadline to act or resign lapses


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar , July 22 (ANI): As the 5-day ultimatum of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud to the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government to either resign or face consequences ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Government allows service sector up to $100 mn external borrowing


May 31st, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Saturday eased its external commercial borrowing (ECB) norm, enabling firms in the service sector - hotels, hospitals and software companies - to borrow up to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Borrowers in services sectors eligible to avail ECB


May 31st, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) policy is regularly reviewed by the Government in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to keep it in tune with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jain community in Delhi demands minority status


April 20th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Jain community in the capital is raising the pitch for minority status on par with the Buddhists, Christians, Sikhs, Muslims and Parsis, listed as ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Goa’s feni may get geographical indication status


March 31st, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by admin
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) The Goa government and feni manufacturers are intensifying their efforts to get geographical indication (GI) status for the liquor brewed locally from cashew apple and coconut tree sap. ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Subscribe