US spotlights government corruption in India

May 24th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US state department has highlighted "widespread corruption at all levels of government" and separatist, insurgent and societal violence among the most significant human rights problems ... Read more...

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Indian forum welcomes easing of passport surrender rules

July 2nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 2 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) has welcomed a relaxation of rules requiring former Indian citizens to produce a surrender certificate of ... Read more...

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US clears India on rights issue, but rues graft everywhere

April 9th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) In its latest assessment of human rights worldwide, the US has generally given India a clean chit, but said problems included corruption at all levels of ... Read more...

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US stocks rise on falling unemployment rate

April 2nd, 2011 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 2 (IANS) US stocks moved up Friday amid reports that the country's unemployment rate fell to a two-year low in March.The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 56.99 ... Read more...

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No shortage of LPG during festive season, assures HPCL

October 25th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) There will not be any shortage of domestic cooking gas in the pre-Diwali season and temporary backlogs will be cleared by month end, public sector oil marketing company ... Read more...

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Gujarat judges favour time limit for disposing cases

July 4th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 4 (IANS) Almost 90 percent of the judges in Gujarat's subordinate judiciary support a fixed time limit for completion of each stage of a case, a survey by a ... Read more...

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Iceland’s volcanic ash hit India’s exports as well (Comment)

April 25th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sushma Ramachandran Even as India's airlines were struggling to get back to normalcy after weathering the global recession, the volcanic ash from Iceland has given the industry another jolt while also affecting ... Read more...

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UK Govt asked to refund Pak students who missed admission due to visa delays

November 10th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 10 (ANI): Labour peer Lord Ahmed has urged the UK Government to repay fees to Pakistani students who could not take admission in British universities due to visa delays.The demand ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

President inaugurates Armed Forces Tribunal

August 8th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Marking it as an important milestone in the history of the Armed Forces in India, President Pratibha Patil today inaugurated the long-awaited Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT). ... Read more...

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Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa lag behind in providing toilet facilities in rural households

July 3rd, 2009 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa figure among the list of states lagging behind when it comes to providing the toilet facilities in rural households."The percentage of rural ... Read more...

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‘Jade Goody effect’ sends women rushing to UK’s NHS for cervical tests

April 27th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): A record number of women have been rushing to the UK's National Health Service (NHS) for cervical smear tests since Jade Goody lost her life to the ... Read more...

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Citing traffic jams, lawyers say no to longer court hours

July 27th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Kanu Sarda New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Strange as it may sound, lawyers here have cited traffic snarls as the reason for nixing a proposal to increase the working hours of the ... Read more...

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Rights group launches video game on immigration

February 27th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
By Parveen Chopra New York, Feb 27 (IANS) A human rights organisation headed by an Indian American has launched a video game on immigration to create awareness and generate a debate on what ... Read more...

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Textile Ministry urges Chidambaram to allocate bigger pie for upgradation scheme

February 6th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): The Union Textile Ministry has urged Finance Minister P Chidambaram to hike budgetary allocation under the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme.The ministry has demanded 110 billion rupees ... Read more...

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