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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

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Punjab teachers can no longer moonlight as journalists


August 30th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a blanket ban on journalistic activities undertaken by teachers and other employees of the education department."Journalistic activities undertaken by teachers or ... Read more...

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UP to hold students union polls on Lyngdoh panel pattern


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Students union polls in Uttar Pradesh would be held on the basis of recommendations made by the high-powered Lyngdoh Committee, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered ... Read more...

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Twitter agrees to block six fake PMO accounts (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


August 23rd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter has agreed to cooperate with the government in blocking six fake accounts "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said ... Read more...

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Twitter will block six fake PM accounts


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Social networking site Twitter has agreed to block six fake accounts which were "misrepresenting" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, officials said Thursday.Twitter has around 16 ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rules out ban on rat-hole mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 22 (IANS) Meghalaya's draft mining policy does not propose to ban rat-hole coal mining despite widespread opposition to it, a minister said Wednesday.Rat-hole mining is a primitive method ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Noida village bans tobacco sale, use


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Noida, July 22 (IANS) In a first of its kind, a village council in this Uttar Pradesh district Sunday decided to ban sale of tobacco products in the village and ... Read more...

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Himachal defers ban on gutka till October


July 17th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Less than a week after imposing a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco paan masala) and its variants in the state, ... Read more...

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Mulayam to take up ‘anti-Islam’ comments on Facebook with PM


July 11th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) Objecting to "anti-Islam" material like cartoons and comments on sites such as Facebook, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday called for a blanket ... Read more...

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Tibet virtually again out of bounds, say exiles


June 9th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 9 (IANS) Tibet is virtually again out of bounds for overseas visitors and the Chinese have stepped up major crackdowns against suspected dissidents in Tibet after two self-immolations ... Read more...

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Is overfishing killing the hilsa in Bengal? (With Image) (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) It is the ultimate in Bengali cuisine and Bengalis in both India and Bangladesh swear by the delicate taste of this premium fish. But the hilsa, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Akhilesh sets fresh rules for SP workers, says don’t cross ‘Lakshman Rekha’


March 17th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 16 (IANS) Haunted by the spectre of a repeat of hooliganism that marred the the 2004-2007 tenure of the Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Forced land acquisition will be Mayawati’s Waterloo: Jayant Chaudhary (Interview)


February 27th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
This is the last interview done by IANS political editor George Joseph, who passed away early Monday following a massive heart attack. By George Joseph Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 27 (IANS) ... Read more...

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Court rejects plastic bag makers’ plea


January 24th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to stay the state government's draft notification aimed at putting a blanket ban on the manufacture, sale and ... Read more...

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‘25 mn tonnes illegal ore extracted in five years in Goa’


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 25 million tonnes of illegal iron ore has been extracted by over-zealous mining companies out of Goa over the last five years, a green ... Read more...

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Mining association admits to illegal exports from Goa


November 21st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) An association of leading mine owners in Goa Monday admitted to illegal mining and exports of iron ore in Goa, but expressed concern over a ... Read more...

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India presses France to resolve turban ban issue


October 20th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) India Thursday pressed France to find a "mutually acceptable resolution" of the ban on Sikhs wearing turbans in public places. Paris indicated its willingness to ... Read more...

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Goa truckers threaten suicide if mining is banned


October 10th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 10 (IANS) Fearing a blanket ban on mining in Goa, a truckers association representing nearly 20,000 trucks engaged in mining activity in the state warned that they would ... Read more...

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Mining ban stays if miners don’t cooperate: Apex court


August 19th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said that unless the private miners co-operated in the reclamation and rehabilitation of the devastated mines in Aravalli ranges of Faridabad ... Read more...

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Government plans blanket ban on child labour


August 19th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The central government is contemplating a blanket ban on child labour, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal informed the Rajya Sabha Friday.Presently, child labour in ... Read more...

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No EU blanket ban on ayurvedic medicines: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has not imposed a blanket ban on ayurvedic medicines, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday."The EU has instead formulated ... Read more...

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EU rights rulings having a ‘chilling effect’ on public safety, warns peer


April 21st, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Liberal Democrat peer Lord Carlile has said decisions made under the European Convention on Human Rights have hampered the deportation of people who put the public at risk. ... Read more...

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UK Cathedral’s ban on photographing child choir attacked as ‘ludicrous’


April 17th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 17 (ANI): A decision by the Church of England cathedral to impose a ban on the public from taking pictures of its choir has been called as 'ludicrous' by a ... Read more...

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Green activists welcome Delhi ban on plastic bags


April 5th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Environmentalists Tuesday welcomed the Delhi government's decision to impose a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital city.In ... Read more...

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Right to vote sought for rapists, paedophiles in Britain


April 1st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) A top Eurocrat has left many people red-faced by advocating voting rights for rapists, paedophiles, and murderers irrespective of opposition by politicians in Westminster and ... Read more...

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Bill to put casinos out of bounds for Goans


March 25th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 25 (IANS) Casinos may soon be out of bounds for Goans. The leader of opposition in the state assembly Friday moved a bill seeking to amend the ... Read more...

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Mubarak’s exit will see emergence of new Middle East: Iran’s Ahmadinejad


February 12th, 2011 - 8:21 am ICT by ANI
Tehran (Iran), Feb.12 (ANI): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said that the exit of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will see the emergence of a "new Middle East".Addressing his people in Tehran's Azadi ... Read more...

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Government mandates plastic bags of 40 microns thickness


February 7th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Taking the fight against polluting plastic a step further, the environment ministry Monday notified that plastic carry bags should be of a minimum thickness of 40 microns ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Australia to call blanket ban on all mobile phone in vehicles


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 7 (ANI): Australian transport ministers have considered imposing new laws to ban all mobile phone use while driving.The decision emerged after a landmark report found that even hands-free devices dramatically ... Read more...

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Iran begins trial of Amricans held for spying


February 6th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) The trial of the three Americans held in Iran for spying began Sunday in an Iranian court.The details of the proceedings were not known, but according to local ... Read more...

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Environment ministry, industry forum to advice firms on green laws


January 24th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) The environment ministry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will set up a facilitation centre to advice small and medium enterprises (SME) ... Read more...

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Supreme Court issues notices to government on Tata’s plea (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notices to the central government on a petition of Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group of Companies, seeking a ban on ... Read more...

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‘Free Kashmir’ will allow liquor consumption: Geelani (Roundup)


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, at a seminar repeatedly disrupted by Kashmiri Pandits, said Thursday the sale of liquor would be allowed in an "independent" Jammu ... Read more...

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Panel for phased curbs on captive elephants


August 31st, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The elephant task force set up by the environment and forests ministry has recommended discontinuing in a regulated manner the practice of keeping elephants in temples, zoos ... Read more...

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Notice to government, Delhi Police on ban on protests


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday sought the response of the central government and the Delhi Police on a petition challenging a ban on holding protests in the ... Read more...

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