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NHRC issues notice to Jharkhand government


September 13th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notice to the Jharkhand government on police action on a protest against acquisition of agricultural land in ... Read more...

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Kenya’s coffee exports could hit $308 mn


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Sep 11 (IANS) Kenya's coffee exports are expected to increase this year and could reach $308 million by the end of 2012, an official said.Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary ... Read more...

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Youth kills girl friend, commits suicide


September 11th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 10 (IANS) A youth in Rajasthan's Sikar district Monday shot dead his 20-year old girlfriend and then himself over their strained relationship, police said.The girl was being pressurized ... Read more...

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Development of tribal areas top priority: Dhumal


September 9th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) The development of tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh is one of the top priorities of the government, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said Sunday."The government ... Read more...

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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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Rights panel issues notice to Tamil Nadu


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Tuesday issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government over news reports of 50 Scheduled Castes families being forced to live ... Read more...

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Young India wants jobs, girls, social status: Chetan Bhagat


August 6th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) "Meri Naukri, Meri Chokri (My job, my girl)". Young India's rallying cry is simple. They want love, they want money and they want stature ... Read more...

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Time to wake up to child labour issue, says Gursharan Kaur


July 21st, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Calling for action on curbing child labour, Prime minister Manmohan Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur Saturday said people needed to wake up to the issue ... Read more...

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Nuclear power or not? Leaders fight it out (Haryana Newsletter)


July 20th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Leaders of all political hues in Haryana are fighting a nuclear war these days. The leaders have gone ballistic with their positioning over the issue ... Read more...

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Congress asks Kerala to protect agricultural land


July 18th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) A high-level coordination committee of the Congress party Wednesday asked the Oommen Chandy government in Kerala to amend existing laws and bring in suitable fresh laws ... Read more...

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Over 350 booked after Haryana farmers-cops clash


July 17th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 17 (IANS) More than 350 people were booked Tuesday after villagers clashed with police and vandalised government offices in Haryana's Rewari district, 55 km from here, a day ... Read more...

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Farmers vandalise Haryana government office


July 16th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, July 16 (IANS) Agitating farmers Monday vandalised the Rewari district secretariat in Haryana, damaging government property and vehicles, police said. At least a dozen protestors were injured in ... Read more...

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Mass migration from Chhattisgarh villages after shootout


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh are witnessing large scale migration as people are fleeing to nearby states, leaving behind their agricultural land, following a midnight ... Read more...

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Congress seeks all party meet on Singur issue


June 24th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Demanding an all-party meeting to decide the next course of action on the Singur issue, the Congress' West Bengal unit Sunday said the Trinamool Congress-led ... Read more...

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Agra may soon get international air terminal (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) Taj city Agra may soon get a brand new international air terminal at Dhanuali, close to the Kheria IAF base here, if the project gets the ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily wonders why no tax on agriculture


May 31st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) For decades Pakistan has "flirted with the idea of imposing taxes on the agricultural sector", but the effort has met with little success, rued a leading ... Read more...

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Government rolls back TDS on property sales (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the ... Read more...

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Government rolls bank TDS on property sales


May 7th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday rolled back the proposed one percent tax deduction at source (TDS) on transfer of immovable property.Initiating the debate on the Finance ... Read more...

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India returns Bangladeshi Air Force cadet to Dhaka (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, was ... Read more...

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India to return Bangladesh Air Force cadet to Dhaka


April 26th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, will ... Read more...

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UP government withdraws cases against 24 Tappal farmers


April 13th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Friday revoked the cases slapped on two dozen farmers during an agitation over land acquisition at Tappal in Aligarh district ... Read more...

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Agra-Lucknow Expressway to be eco-friendly


April 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 4 (IANS) A new eight-lane Expressway will connect Uttar Pradesh's state capital Lucknow with Agra, and it will be eco-friendly.The government has begun work on the exercise, according ... Read more...

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Akhilesh leads by example, declares assets


March 28th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) In a first, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared his assets and got them posted on the state government web site.The details of ... Read more...

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NCP: Goa Congress cozying up to real estate lobby


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 23 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Thursday accused its ruling alliance partner, the Congress, of selling out to the real estate lobby while preparing a futuristic land-use ... Read more...

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Mayawati responsible for plight of women in UP: Rahul


February 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 12 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Sunday blamed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for the sorry plight of women in the state."Even though this state ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Bihar power project


January 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday laid the foundation stone of the much awaited Nabinagar Super Thermal Power Project in Aurangabad district, marking the end of ... Read more...

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Non-Goans cannot buy farm land, says Congress draft manifesto


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Non-Goans will not be allowed to buy agricultural land in Goa, according to the draft manifesto of the Congress party, a senior party leader said Monday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Nitish, Bihar ministers declare assets


January 3rd, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his cabinet colleagues Monday made public details of their assets. Human Resources Development Minister Prashant Kumar Shahi is the ... Read more...

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Dutch scientist to make cultured meat in lab


November 17th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) A scientist from the Netherlands is hoping to grow "cultured meat" in his laboratory as an alternative to livestock farming to satisfy the world's growing hunger ... Read more...

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Italy approves economy stabilisation law


November 13th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 12 (IANS) Italian lawmakers Saturday gave their approval to austerity measures demanded by the European Union (EU), paving the way for the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio ... Read more...

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Italian senate adopts austerity bill


November 12th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper house of the Italian parliament Friday approved a draft austerity bill to slash public spending in a bid to head off the country's ... Read more...

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CPI-M’s ex-minister meets Mamata on land policy


October 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader and former West Bengal land reforms minister Abdul Rezzak Mollah Monday met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue ... Read more...

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KCR threatens defamation case against TDP leaders


October 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 28 (IANS) Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Friday threatened to file a defamation case against Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders for allegations that he ... Read more...

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Munda reiterates special status demand for Jharkhand


October 24th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 24 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday reiterated his demand for special status for the state."Jharkhand deserves to be accorded special status. Around 67 percent area ... Read more...

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Millions of Pakistanis face food insecurity: PM


October 17th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Millions of Pakistanis were facing food insecurity due to high food prices, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said and added that the government was aware ... Read more...

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