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Don’t let social media fan communal flames: PM (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday flagged the use of social media and bulk SMSs to aggravate social tensions as the new challenge before the ... Read more...

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Panel’s report on defence pay anomalies on Wednesday


August 7th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth-led committee on pay anomalies of the defence forces is all set to submit its report Wednesday, with Indian Navy ... Read more...

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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Green revolution to come from rain-fed areas: Rawat


August 1st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid reports of drought-like conditions in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajsthan, India's second green revolution would come only from rain-fed regions, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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More paramilitary forces readied for Assam


July 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The government Saturday said nearly 6,500 personnel of central paramilitary forces have been readied for Assam in the wake of sectarian clashes that have ... Read more...

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Government sends team of doctors to violence-hit Assam


July 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The central government Friday airlifted doctors and para-medics to provide medical help to hundreds of thousands of people who have been displaced and are ... Read more...

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Jharkhand bans sale, manufacturing of gutka


July 24th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 24 (IANS) The Jharkhand government Tuesday banned manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of 'gutka' (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) in the state, said an official.The Jharkhand cabinet meeting chaired ... Read more...

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Government to set up board for project clearance


July 19th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government will soon set up a board to review and give one-time clearance for projects, including security clearance, the Prime Minister's Office said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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High-level panel formed to resolve defence pay disparity


July 13th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The government Friday set up a high level committee headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth to resolve pending issues concerning defence personnel and ex-servicemen, ... Read more...

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Absurd to suggest Narasimha Rao was indifferent to Babri razing: Naresh Chandra


July 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) It's "absurd and laughable" to suggest that P.V. Narsimha Rao was indifferent to the Dec 6, 1992 demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid and sequestered ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to fund Padma bridge project


July 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday decided to construct a $3 billion bridge over the Padma river with its own funds after the World Bank cancelled its loan to ... Read more...

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Retired Indian Army officer to get Bangladesh award


June 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) A retired Indian Army officer will be honoured by the Bangladeshi government for saving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a few of her family members ... Read more...

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Marriage registration optional for Bangladeshi Hindus


May 21st, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet Monday approved a draft of the Hindu Marriage Registration Act 2012, which makes the registration of marriage optional and not mandatory for ... Read more...

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Government planning centre for good governance: Cabinet secretary


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government is thinking of setting up a centre for good governance to get focused feedback for improving delivery of its programmes, Cabinet Secretary Ajit ... Read more...

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Injured Munda to convene cabinet meeting May 17


May 14th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 14 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda, recuperating in a Ranchi hospital from injuries sustained when his helicopter crash-landed here last week, has convened a cabinet meeting May ... Read more...

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UP cabinet revokes facilities to key Mayawati aide


April 27th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Friday took some major decisions at its third cabinet meeting, including revoking all facilities being provided ... Read more...

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Kerala CM to make major pitch for investment


April 16th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 16 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy along with a team of officials will meet diplomats and business honchos in Delhi later this week as part of an exercise ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily questions civil awards


March 26th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) Pakistan's civil awards are now "tawdry pieces of junk jewellery" handed out to people who have in reality achieved little beyond keeping their political boats afloat, ... Read more...

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UP abolishes Cabinet Secretary’s post


March 21st, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has done away with the Cabinet Secretary's post, put in place by erstwhile chief minister Mayawati.As per a new government order issued ... Read more...

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Notification issued for UP Rajya Sabha seats


March 12th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) Notification for elections for 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh was issued here Monday.The March 30 polls are being keenly watched as outgoing chief ... Read more...

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UP governor accepts Mayawati’s resignation


March 8th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Governor B.L. Joshi Wednesday accepted the resignation of outgoing Chief Minister Mayawati and asked her to continue on the post till the next government ... Read more...

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UP cabinet secretary seeks early exit, puts in papers


March 7th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) With the change of guard in Uttar Pradesh just a matter of time, state Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, considered close to Chief Minister Mayawati, ... Read more...

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HAL not meeting expectations of air force: Minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 2 (IANS) The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) was not meeting the expectations of the Indian Air Force (IAF) as it was not completing orders in time, Minister ... Read more...

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Antony re-elected IDSA president


February 25th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony was re-elected unopposed as president of India's premier think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) here Saturday.The minister ... Read more...

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Hasten appointments in transparency panel: Court (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The government was Wednesday directed by the Delhi High Court to frame rules granting autonomy to the Central Information Commission (CIC) for filling up ... Read more...

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Ex-ISRO chief slams Antrix-Devas probe reports


February 5th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 5 (IANS) Former Indian space agency chief G. Madhavan Nair Sunday slammed the twin probe reports on the multi-billion dollar Antrix-Devas spectrum deal, saying they were "one-sided ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to centre, UP (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Uttar Pradesh governments on a plea seeking the transfer of a petition pending before ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to centre, UP


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Uttar Pradesh governments on a plea seeking the quashing of Shashank Shekhar's appointment as the ... Read more...

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Kayani meets Zardari


January 14th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani Saturday called on President Asif Ali Zardari amid deteriorating relations between the government and the military ... Read more...

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Sacked for not signing affidavit: Pakistan’s ex-defence secretary


January 13th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Former Pakistani defence secretary Naeem Khalid Lodhi, who was sacked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for "misconduct and unlawful steps he took" in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani defence secretary’s dismissal challenged in court


January 12th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A Pakistani advocate Thursday filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against the dismissal of the defence secretary by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani ... Read more...

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Don’t allow hawks to take over Pakistan: Daily


January 12th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) "Trigger-happy hawks" should not be allowed to take control of a situation that is already spinning out of control in Pakistan, a daily said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Gilani sacks defence secretary, takes on army (Intro Night Lead)


January 12th, 2012 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Islambad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan's political and military establishments were set for a showdown as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked the defence secretary Wednesday after coming under attack ... Read more...

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Gilani sacks Defence Secretary, takes on army (Night Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan's political and military establishments were set for a showdown as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani sacked the defence secretary Wednesday after coming under attack ... Read more...

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