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Gilani sacks defence secretary


January 11th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Lt. Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi (Retd.), Geo News reported.Lodhi had assumed the charge last November. ... Read more...

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Government concerned about diaspora’s safety in Gulf, West Asia: PM


January 8th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) The Indian government is concerned about the safety and security of its diaspora living in areas like the Gulf and West Asia, Prime Minister Manmohn ... Read more...

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Make Lokpal independent but accountable, say former officials


December 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As India awaits the Lokpal, prominent former bureaucrats and police officials say an independent and efficient anti-graft ombudsman will be a step forward in efforts ... Read more...

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Mayawati releases ‘white paper’ refuting corruption charges


December 16th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) In a bid to give her own government a clean chit, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday released an 84-page 'white paper' refuting the allegations of ... Read more...

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‘Uttar Pradesh needs drastic steps to auto-correct immune system’


November 26th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) Former chief secretary Atul Gupta Saturday compared Uttar Pradesh to the human body system, saying that the state's "immune system has weakened", thereby affecting the ... Read more...

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Ex-Mayawati aide claims threat from minister


November 19th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, once considered close to Chief Minister Mayawati, Saturday accused a state minister and two bureaucrats of conspiring ... Read more...

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Mayawati accuses Congress of targeting her government


November 19th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday accused the central government of targeting her government on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).Objecting to Rural ... Read more...

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Finance ministry okays FDI in multi-brand retail


November 17th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The finance ministry has approved the draft cabinet note that seeks to allow up to 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, sources ... Read more...

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Apex court frowns on Uttar Pradesh official’s appointment


November 14th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) In an observation apparently directed at the Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court Monday said it could not pick up someone and appoint him ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea against n-plants Monday


November 12th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Monday hear a petition seeking to restrain the central government from setting up any new nuclear plants till an analysis of ... Read more...

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Armed forces feel left out of national security decision


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India's armed forces feel left out of the country's national security decision-making process and have now demanded a greater role for themselves considering their domain ... Read more...

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2G note: Pranab meets PM, Sonia


November 2nd, 2011 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi following revelations that his ministry's Match note on 2G ... Read more...

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Prescriptions from enfant terrible of infrastructure policy (IANS Book Review)


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Infrastructure at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Governance (OUP)"; Author: Gajendra Haldea; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 232; Price: Rs.575 If a man's impact is judged by the number of his ... Read more...

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Ramesh, Mayawati in duel over corruption


October 28th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 28 (IANS) While Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday attacked union minister Jairam Ramesh for his having alleged irregularities in the execution of the rural jobs ... Read more...

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AFSPA revocation: Ball in Kashmir governor’s court


October 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) Governor N.N. Vohra will have a final say in deciding whether special powers to the armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir are to be revoked from ... Read more...

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Kashmir governor, cabinet secretary discusses development, security


October 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Flagship development schemes and matters related to internal and external security were the focus of discussions Sunday between a central government team led by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Mayawati defends minister accused of rape


October 20th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Thursday dismissed the allegation of rape against Rural Development Minister Daddu Prasad, saying the charges were "false and baseless"."Evidently, ... Read more...

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New policy for faster acquisition of overseas mineral assets


October 13th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) India has decided to consider a sovereign wealth fund to assist its state-run units acquire oil and mineral assets and related raw material abroad ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to launch scheme to protect girl child


October 13th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has approved Rs.108 crore for the Mukhyamantri Ladli Laxmi Yojna (MLLY) to promote welfare of the girl child born to a below poverty ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh government slams suspended official


October 12th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) The Mayawati government Tuesday slammed a woman Indian Administrative Service officer for issuing a statement against the state administration after she was suspended for violation of ... Read more...

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2G issue not closed, Chidambaram should quit: CPI-M


September 30th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday refused to buy the government's stand that the controversy over the finance ministry's note on the 2G ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays nuclear safety authority bill


September 21st, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday denounced the proposed Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill and asked the government to "set up a genuinely independent nuclear safety regulatory ... Read more...

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PM orders meeting of disaster authority


September 18th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday called an emergency meeting of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) after a powerful earthquake hit northeastern India. The prime minister ... Read more...

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Mayawati turns her focus to people’s needs


September 17th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) With state assembly elections knocking at her door, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday presided over a day-long review meeting of several key departments and sounded ... Read more...

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Whistleblower hounded by Uttar Pradesh minister


September 15th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) A whistleblower, who complained to the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta against alleged land grabbing by Labour Minister Badshah Singh, said Thursday that he was being hounded ... Read more...

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Supreme Court moved over security at courts (Lead)


September 8th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Thursday for directing the central and state governments to install CCTVs and other security gadgets at all courts under their ... Read more...

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CBI awaits report on CWG village lapses


September 6th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is awaiting the home ministry's response on alleged lapses found in the awarding of contracts for construction of the ... Read more...

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Satish Misra wants to sue WikiLeaks, denies Mayawati comment


September 6th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Satish Chandra Misra Tuesday denied a US diplomatic cable on whistleblower website WikiLeaks that he had called Uttar ... Read more...

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Wikileaks expose on Mayawati distorted: Official


September 5th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) The Wikileaks expose on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, citing leaked US diplomatic cables, is a "distorted version" of his conversation with a visiting US ... Read more...

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Policy soon on pricing 84 natural resources


September 4th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The finance ministry will soon place before the union cabinet a note for approval on pricing of natural resources such as spectrum, petroleum, coal, ... Read more...

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In Team Manmohan, Kamal Nath richest, Antony poorest (Roundup)


September 3rd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his ministerial team Saturday declared their assets that places his own wealth at Rs.5.1 crore ($1.3 million), while Urban ... Read more...

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Some Jan Lokpal bill provisions are impractical: Pranab


August 26th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, the government's chief interlocutor with Team Anna, Friday said some proposals of the civil society's Jan Lokpal bill, if accepted, ... Read more...

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Jharkhand cabinet approves right to service act


August 24th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jharkhand cabinet Tuesday approved a bill fixing a time frame for official work and will introduce it in the assembly's upcoming monsoon session."The cabinet ... Read more...

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Sreedharan, Tarun Das in Kerala Planning Board


August 10th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) Making clear that he wants the state's development process on fast track, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has appointed E. Sreedharan and Tarun Das in the ... Read more...

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P.C. Alexander, former Indira Gandhi aide, is dead (Second Lead)


August 10th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 10 (IANS) P.C. Alexander, the powerful former principal secretary to prime minister Indira Gandhi who also served Rajiv Gandhi briefly, died at a hospital here Wednesday morning, family ... Read more...

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