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Tobacco control programme to be combined with NRHM


May 31st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a step to increase the reach of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), the central government has instructed the states to use the National ... Read more...

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Law panel study on backlog of cases sought (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will ask the Law Commission to undertake a study on the additional courts and judges needed ... Read more...

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Manipur youth train to acquire vocational skills


April 12th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 12 (ANI): In order to improve the vocational skills of youth in Manipur and increase their chance of finding suitable jobs, the Central Government recently launched a skill promotion ... Read more...

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Stem cell research on treating diabetes still on: Experts


November 19th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Stem cell therapy for treating diabetes is still not adequate enough to combat the disease and research on this is still on, experts said Friday."The therapy is ... Read more...

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New policy soon to stop drug abuse


June 26th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Against the backdrop of a UN report stating that drug use is shifting towards new substances and new markets, the Indian government is contemplating a national policy ... Read more...

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75 percent people dissatisfied with information under RTI


December 16th, 2009 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As much as 75 percent of citizens were dissatisfied with the quality of information provided under Right to Information Act, Minister of State in the Ministry of ... Read more...

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Azad wants parliamentarians to become health spokespersons


December 10th, 2009 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday said that all parliamentarians must become spokespersons for health and create awareness about the prevention of various diseases. "There is ... Read more...

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Government calls of early implementation of Women Empowerment Schemes


October 28th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): The Centre has urged the State Governments to expedite and effectively implement Economic and Social Empowerment Schemes for the Women.Inaugurating the State Ministers' meet to review ... Read more...

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Information Commissions constituted in 27 states: Chavan in RS


August 6th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 6 (ANI): The Government on Thursday said that all the 27 States, with the exception of Jammu and Kashmir, in the country have set up their respective Information Commissions ... Read more...

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Forget demographic dividend, India worried about population explosion


July 11th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Forgetting the recent talk about the positive demographic dividend, India's health minister Saturday voiced his concern about the population explosion and called for fighting it by reaching ... Read more...

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78 child marriages reported this year: Renuka Chowdhury


December 15th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Child marriages are still performed in India and 78 such cases have been reported in 2008, three of which were recorded in Rajasthan alone, the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Government launches National Urban Sanitation Policy


November 12th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced the launch of National Urban Sanitation Policy that targets to achieve total sanitation in urban areas, especially in slums.”The policy targets hygienic and ... Read more...

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States asked to streamline, regulate flow of NREGA funds


May 13th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Union Minister for Rural Development Dr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Monday stressed upon the need to curb misappropriations in the implementation of the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Largest cases of Scheduled Caste atrocities in Madhya Pradesh


April 21st, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by admin
Bhopal, Apr 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan told the Rajya Sabha today that largest number of cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes has been ... Read more...

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Labour Ministry launches enforcement drive against child labour


November 14th, 2007 - 10:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): On the occasion of Children's Day, Ministry of Labour and Employment has launched today a fortnight long nation-wide 'Enforcement Drive against Child Labour' in order to step ... Read more...

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