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Bastar to get central tribal varsity


July 15th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 15 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Scheduled Tribes Advisory Council, a powerful statutory body looking after developmental aspects in tribal areas, has given the green signal for setting up a ... Read more...

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India to give major boost to Africa’s cotton output


June 1st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, June 1 (IANS) India has set in motion a $4.66 million programme to develop the cotton industry across the African continent, which has faced a combination of problems ... Read more...

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Goa plans advisory body on Muslim, Christian issues


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government in Goa is planning to set up a minority advisory council, which will sift through the demands of ... Read more...

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Canada launches aerospace review


February 28th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Feb 28 (IANS) The Canadian government has launched an aerospace review to boost economy.David Emerson, a retired cabinet minister, will lead a three-member advisory council to examine how government, ... Read more...

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35 new tourist circuits to be developed under 12th Plan


December 14th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The tourism ministry has decided to develop 35 tourism circuits by 2016 under the 12th Five Year Plan on a public-private partnership basis, a statement ... Read more...

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Shakira wraps up world tour in Puerto Rico


October 16th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian pop star Shakira has given the first of two concerts in Puerto Rico that will end her globetrotting world tour "Sale el Sol" ... Read more...

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Brits think using cocaine in middle-class dinner party is safe


April 13th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 13 (ANI): A British chief drugs adviser has revealed that there was a 'popular misconception' in the UK that cocaine is safe to be snorted at 'middle-class dinner parties'.Prof ... Read more...

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Green policy should not slow growth: Economic Survey (Lead)


February 25th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Economic Survey released Friday called for careful planning and customised policies to ensure that green growth strategies do not result in slow growth rate. The survey, ... Read more...

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Cobra Beer looks for tie-ups to expand India business


January 23rd, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Cobra Beer, which has invested over $30 million in India so far, plans to double the production capacity of its Bihar unit within two ... Read more...

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Ramesh favours competitive bidding for mining projects


January 18th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Facing criticism for holding up several mining projects, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday favoured a competitive bidding process and environmental pre-approval before the mining projects are awarded.The ... Read more...

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Debate on relationship between sports, alcohol to be held in New Zealand


January 15th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Jan 15 (ANI): A conference aimed to spark debate on the role alcohol played in sport is to be held in New Zealand.A Massey University conference will bring together Government officials, ... Read more...

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Indian economy remains attractive place for investments: Pranab Mukherjee


January 8th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday noted that India still remained a favoured destination for international players to invest.Mukherjee said this while addressing delegates of the ... Read more...

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India’s recovery from global economic slowdown rapid: Pranab Mukherjee


January 8th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday remarked that the country's recovery from global economic slowdown had been rapid.Mukherjee said this while addressing delegates of the ... Read more...

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India as UNSC member will promote what is good for world at large


January 8th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that India, as a temporary member of United Nations Security Council, would seek to promote what is good for ... Read more...

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Grateful Jharkhand gives Shibu Soren house for life


November 25th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 25 (IANS) Acknowledging his services for the creation of Jharkhand, the state cabinet has decided to give free accommodation for life to Jharkhand Mukti Morcha ... Read more...

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Muslim sues Oklahoma state for banning Sharia law


November 5th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): Two days after Oklahoma voters approved a ballot measure banning state courts from considering Islamic Sharia law or international law while making a judgement, a local Muslim has ... Read more...

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Muslim group slams Pammie over Playboy donation


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 2 (ANI): A hardline Islamic group has blasted Pamela Anderson's offer to donate her Playboy fee to a charity that helps Indonesian disaster victims.The former Baywatch star, who ... Read more...

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Murthy’s Catamaran not to exit SKS due to lock-in norm


October 26th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 26 (IANS) Catamaran Venture Fund, set up by Infosys Technologies Ltd chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy, will stay invested in the troubled SKS Microfinance Ltd due to the statutory lock-in period ... Read more...

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Afghan president arrives in Pakistan to talk security


September 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad Wednesday to discuss security on the two countries' shared border, a Pakistani official said. During his two-day visit, the Afghan leader ... Read more...

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Drought control rooms at village level in Jharkhand


August 17th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) Control rooms will be set up in each village panchayat (council) in Jharkhand to monitor the drought situation and help farmers, an official said Tuesday. "The governor's advisory council ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to honour gallantry award winners


August 17th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has decided to honour those security personnel of the state who win gallantry awards, an official said. "The Jharkhand Advisory Council has decided to give Rs.10 ... Read more...

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12 Jharkhand districts declared drought-hit


August 4th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 4 (IANS) As many as 12 of the 24 districts in Jharkhand were declared drought-hit for the fifth successive year as they received less than 50 percent of the normal ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh seeks amendment to reintroduce ‘anticipatory bail’


July 30th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Exactly 34 years after it was scrapped, the provision for anticipatory bail is being reintroduced by the state government in Uttar Pradesh. A decision to that effect was taken ... Read more...

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Jharkhand withdraws facilities to ex-chief ministers


July 30th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) Jharkhand Friday withdrew many facilities, including free housing for lifetime, provided to former chief ministers as it spent millions of rupees on them every year, a senior official ... Read more...

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Malay Indian temples should also promote community activities


July 27th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 27 (ANI): Indian temples throughout Malaysia should not only concentrate on religious festivals and prayers, but also become community-based centers, the Tamil Nesan newspaper has quoted Malaysian Hindu Sangam ... Read more...

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Under people’s protest Jharkhand closes Koel-Karo project


July 21st, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, July 21 (IANS) Succumbing to people's power, the Jharkhand government finally closed the ambitious 710 MW Koel-Karo hydro-electric project Tuesday, 37 years after its conception.The Advisory Council ... Read more...

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Brit students buying ’smart drugs’ from India to boost performance


July 6th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 6 (ANI): The use of smart drugs by British students and academics to boost performance is growing day by day and some are even buying them from suppliers in India.Barbara ... Read more...

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Liquor shops closed in Jharkhand to protest VAT


July 1st, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 1 (IANS) Liquor shops in Jharkhand were closed indefinitely from Thursday in protest against the state government's move to impose multi-point value added tax (VAT) on Indian made foreign liquor ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to compensate vicitms of Maoist violence


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand government will compensate people affected by Maoist violence, an official said Wednesday. "The Jharkhand advisory council to the governor Wednesday cleared compensation to people whose properties ... Read more...

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Maternity leave rises to 180 days in Jharkhand


June 23rd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 23 (IANS) Women working in the Jharkhand government can now get 180 days of maternity leave, up from the present 135 days. This was one of the proposals approved by the ... Read more...

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Karaoke Music Evening By The Indians At Doha


June 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Indian Cultural Society had recently organized the ICC VIP Karaoke music night in Doha. The Karaoke lovers of Indian cinematic songs joined the event. The ... Read more...

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UPA-II report card highlights Govt. initiatives for Overseas Indians


June 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 1 (ANI): The UPA-II report card on Tuesday highlighted its initiatives undertaken for the Overseas Indians in the last one year.Mentioning about Govt.'s initiatives for Overseas Indians, the ... Read more...

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Air NZ apologizes over manual’s Tongan drinking claims


March 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, March 22 (ANI): Air New Zealand has issued an apology for an old crew manual that made cultural assumptions and painted Tongans as people eager to guzzle free in-flight alcohol.The 2008 ... Read more...

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s address at diaspora conclave


January 8th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) Following is the text of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's speech at the eighth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, India's annual conclave to connect with its diaspora - that ... Read more...

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PM says NRIs may be given opportunity to vote in election


January 8th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Inaugurating the eighth edition of the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas', Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) may soon vote in the elections and ... Read more...

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