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Typhoon kills four, affects millions in China (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) Four people have died and millions have been affected after typhoon Haikui slammed China, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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States declare drought, not centre: Pawar


August 1st, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Tuesday noted that 400 out of the 627 districts in India had received deficient rainfall but said it was for ... Read more...

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New norms to improve forest rights act


July 13th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The tribal affairs ministry Thursday issued new guidelines to improve implementation of the forest rights act by expanding the list of items considered as forest ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka plans severe punishment for child abuse


July 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 9 (IANS) With increasing cases of child abuse in Sri Lanka, the government plans to impose tough punishments on the offenders, an official said Monday.Discussions are underway with ... Read more...

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Sweden child custody case: Diaspora ministry asked to take action


June 12th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The Overseas Indian Affairs ministry has been asked to take action for release of an NRI mother's son from custody of Swedish authorities in Gotland, close ... Read more...

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Overseas Indian affairs ministry rapped for inadequate data


May 8th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has slammed the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) for lacking authentic data on the exact size of the Indian diaspora, noting ... Read more...

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Budget: Minority girl students to get free cycles


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Friday pledged to give free cycles for girl students from minority communities and has earmarked Rs.4.5 crore for the scheme aimed at ... Read more...

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Russian official charged for $14 mn bank fraud


March 13th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian authorities Monday charged a top state bank official over $14 million fraud.According to the interior affairs ministry, Russian law enforcement officials have formally presented ... Read more...

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Another Karnataka BJP minister faces criminal cases (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Hours ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's arrival here, the party faced more embarrassment Thursday as another Karnataka minister was slapped with ... Read more...

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Another Karnataka BJP minister faces criminal cases


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 23 (IANS) Ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's visit here Friday , the party faced more embarrassment Thursday as another Karnataka minister was slapped ... Read more...

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Government signs accord with World Bank $155.3 mn grant (With Image)


February 17th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) To improve water supply and sanitation services in several districts of Kerala, the union government has entered into a credit agreement with International Development Association ... Read more...

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli army in West Bank


February 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Palestinians were wounded as dozens clashed with Israeli soldiers Saturday in front of an Israeli prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, witnesses said.Israeli ... Read more...

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Standards made mandatory for consumer items


January 31st, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Manufacturers and traders of consumer items like mineral water, baby food, tea, coffee and soap, besides other articles, will have to sell the products only ... Read more...

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Plea for CBI probe into corporate ministry theft (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A finance company has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the theft from the ministry of ... Read more...

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Regional diaspora meet in Dubai this year: Ravi


January 9th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 9 (IANS) The regional annual diaspora meet, the mini-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, will be held in Dubai later this year, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said Monday."I am ... Read more...

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Government concerned about diaspora’s safety in Gulf, West Asia: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the safety and security of its diaspora living in areas like the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Manmohn ... Read more...

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Interactive sessions for young Pravasis at conclave


January 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Interactive sessions to attract young entrepreneurs and enrich the experience of Pravasi youth will be held in Jaipur on Saturday and Monday as part of ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet likely Sunday on Lokpal, food security bills (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet here Sunday evening to discuss the Lokpal and the food security bills, said official sources.The cabinet meeting, ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet likely Sunday on Lokpal, food security bills


December 17th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet here Sunday evening to discuss the Lokpal and the food security bills, said official sources.The cabinet meeting, ... Read more...

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World Bank grants $155.3 million loan for Kerala water project


December 16th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) International Development Association (IDA), an arm of the World Bank, has approved a credit grant of $155.3 million (Rs.776.5 crore) to the Kerala government for ... Read more...

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Misleading ads: Agency might monitor and act


October 16th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Flooded with growing consumer complaints over misleading advertisements, especially relating to health and nutritional benefits and the get-rich schemes, the government is planning an investigating ... Read more...

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Diwali terror plot tip of iceberg, says Antony


October 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Saturday termed the foiled terror plot to bomb Delhi during Diwali, unearthed with the seizure of five kg explosives in Ambala ... Read more...

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Sack ‘tainted’ Karnataka minister, Congress urges governor


October 4th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 4 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday urged Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj to sack Forests Minister C.P. Yogeshwar for allegedly cheating people of huge sums of money after promising ... Read more...

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Typhoon Nesat kills three in China


October 2nd, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Three people were killed in typhoon Nesat in southern China, a media report said Sunday.They died when their houses in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region collapsed Saturday ... Read more...

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‘Serious fraud probe’ into ex-servicemen job scam


September 25th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The defence ministry Sunday handed over the probe into a job racket for ex-servicemen to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in the corporate affairs ... Read more...

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Ads that make tall claims to be brought under scanner


September 17th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) People promising you the moon will soon go under the scanner with the government working out a mechanism to regulate misleading advertisements."The existing provisions of ... Read more...

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Honda to recall 1,400 cars in South Korea


September 14th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 14 (IANS) Japanese automaker Honda Motor will recall some 1,400 cars in South Korea for defective power window switch, authorities said Wednesday.Honda Korea, the local importer and distributor ... Read more...

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Special cell takes up issues of Indian workers abroad


August 4th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A recently set up special cell takes up parliament members' complaints regarding problems faced by Indian workers aboard, the government said Thursday."A cell has been ... Read more...

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Decision on solicitor general’s resignation soon: Salman Khurshid (Lead)


July 13th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid said Wednesday that he would soon take a decision on the resignation of Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam, who is upset ... Read more...

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Land acquisition, Lokpal bills are priority: Khursheed


July 13th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Salman Khursheed Wednesday assumed charge as India's new law minister and listed legislations on acquisition of farmers' lands and the anti-corruption Lokpal as his top ... Read more...

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Corporate governance, new companies act top priorities: Moily


July 13th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister M. Veerappa Moily took charge of his new portfolio here early Wednesday and said the passage of a new bill to ... Read more...

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World Bank offers $200 million loan to Kerala (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The World Bank has offered a $200 million interest-free loan to Kerala to help strengthen its local government system, a statement said here Tuesday.Some 978 ... Read more...

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Deora offers to resign as minister (Lead)


July 5th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister Murli Deora said Tuesday that he had offered to resign "due to personal reasons" and devote his time to the Congress, ... Read more...

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Ahead of reshuffle, Deora offers to quit


July 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Corporate Affairs Minister Murli Deora has submitted his resignation to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and is lobbying for a ministerial berth for his son ... Read more...

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India to liberalise merger and acquisition norms


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) India will further liberalise norms to facilitate mergers and acquisitions that have been one of the biggest contributors to the country's industrial expansion, an official said ... Read more...

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