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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Saving Mughal-era ponds in Agra


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) With Agra losing its Mughal-era ponds to builders and a court issuing an order to save them, a citizen's group, using Google Maps and land records, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

No attack on CAG, says PMO


August 27th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh faced criticism for debunking the CAG findings on the allocation of coal blocks, sources in his office said ... Read more...

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Punjabi film to be released in Pakistan


August 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) What the Salman Khan-starrer "Ek Tha Tiger" could not achieve, Punjabi movie "Ajj De Ranjhe" has accomplished -- it will be released in Pakistan.The Punjabi ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Microsoft to extend scheme for ex-soldiers


August 8th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Microsoft India is planning to extend to other states its flagship programme now on in Delhi to enhance the employability of retired army personnel.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Right to Services in three months in Kerala


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government has stepped up efforts to implement within three months the Right to Services law which seeks to ensure ... Read more...

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Mamata warns officials against taking part in transport strike (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Flaying the CPI-M's labour arm CITU for calling a 24-hour transport strike July 31, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday threatened to cancel licences ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Right to Service becomes law in Kerala


July 25th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) With the Kerala assembly Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

No further talks with government on Lokpal: Hazare (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), July 18 (IANS) Alleging that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is trying to divide his Team Anna, activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said he will not ... Read more...

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No further talks with government on Lokpal: Anna Hazare


July 18th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), July 18 (IANS) Alleging that the UPA government is trying to divide Team Anna, social activist Anna Hazare Wednesday said they will hold no further talks ... Read more...

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Delhi transit system comes under RTI Act: High court


July 8th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Upholding a Central Information Commission (CIC) order, the Delhi High Court has held that the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) is a public ... Read more...

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Perceptions differ on n-law, Iran sanctions


June 15th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Perceptions seem to differ somewhat on two key takeaways related to the just concluded India-US strategic dialogue here - a breakthrough agreement on the nuclear ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Trinamool resorting to violence to stifle dissent: Left


June 4th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to stifle the voices of protests, the Left Front (LF) Monday said such tactics would hinder ... Read more...

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ED investigating money laundering in IPL, says Pranab


May 21st, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing the complaints of money laundering against Indian Premier League (IPL), Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Keep off IPL, Maken tells BCCI (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending the players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do more ... Read more...

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Players’ suspension not enough, BCCI must do more: Maken


May 16th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday said suspending five domestic players allegedly involved in spot-fixing was not enough and the Indian cricket board needed to do ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Hard decisions will have to be taken: Chidambaram on NCTC


May 6th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said the government will take a "hard decision" on the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) given the terror ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA


April 27th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Akhilesh against bringing chief minister’s post under Lokayukta


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday ruled out bringing the chief minister's office within the ambit of the Lokayukta.Talking to reporters after inaugurating a photo ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha passes bill to include disabled in RTE Act (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha takes up bill to include disabled in RTE


April 24th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A bill to include children with disabilities in the ambit of the Right to Education (RTE) was taken up by the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.The Right ... Read more...

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Goa illegal mining scam: Panaji port to be made accountable


April 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A Goa government-run minor port at Panaji, which has allegedly been the clearing house for millions of tonnes of dubiously sourced iron ore, could be back ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pranab urges jewellers to call off shutdown


March 31st, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 31 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged jewellers to call off their strike as he is reconsidering the matter of imposing excise duty on unbranded ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tulbul project: India to provide more data to Pakistan


March 28th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Buoyed by the common resolve of their leaders to intensify their dialogue, India and Pakistan Wednesday concluded their two-day talks to resolve differences over the ... Read more...

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Differences on Lokpal being narrowed down: Narayanasamy


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The differences on the Lokpal Bill have been narrowed down and efforts are on to reach a consensus for passing the law in parliament, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh announces new transfer policy


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Thursday announced the transfer policy for the year 2012-2013.Under the new policy, group C and D officials in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Investors eye Indian film industry with caution


March 14th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The buoyant Indian film industry marred by multiple challenges, industry experts opined at a panel discussion at the 13th edition of the three-day global convention ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi makes 26 more services time-bound


February 24th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Issue or renewal of factory licenses, certified copies of revenue records, and duplicate ration cards were among the 26 more services Friday brought under the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala fishermen still under fear, says Chandy


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said that after the shooting down of two fishermen by an Italian ship's security officials, the fishermen community is in ... Read more...

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‘Largest’ immigration firm on police radar


February 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Claiming to be the "world's largest immigration group", the multi-billion rupee WorldWide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS) here is under the police scanner after it was found ... Read more...

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Mathai heads to Maldives to push for political deal (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives festering, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday headed to the archipelago nation to hold discussions with key political ... Read more...

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‘Nasheed never sought India’s help’


February 10th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India has denied that former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed had sought New Delhi's intervention to prevent his ouster and underlined that it has urged ... Read more...

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Now lower-value e-stamp papers in Delhi


February 6th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday gave a go-ahead to bring non-judicial stamp papers of Rs.500 denomination and below too under the ambit of e-stamp mode which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Use of child labour in households growing: Child Rights Commission


January 30th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Pointing to a rise in child labour in domestic units, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is seeking to bring households under the ... Read more...

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