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High Court bars Amethi’s name change


September 21st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Friday struck down the notification of the then Mayawati government, changing the name of Amethi district to Chattrapati ... Read more...

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Tribal group wants tribal CM in Chhattisgarh


August 27th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 27 (IANS) A tribal group, Sarva Adivasi Samaj, wants a tribal chief minister for Chhattisgarh."Adivasis are passing through a critical phase. Unless Chhattisgarh has an adivasi chief ... Read more...

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Government mulling new law to end manual scavenging: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is considering a new and effective law to put an end to the repulsive practice of manual scavenging, Prime ... Read more...

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‘Hera-pheri’ in total sanitation programme: Jairam Ramesh


August 14th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Funds were being misappropriated in the total sanitation programme, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said.Replying to supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha, Ramesh said the ... Read more...

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Honour for women delivering girl child


August 9th, 2012 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 8 (IANS) A village council in Rajasthan will honour women who give birth to a girl child in their first delivery with a view to check cases of ... Read more...

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British children’s play-centre bans fathers


August 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A children's play-centre in Britain has barred fathers from attending with their children and is now facing a probe by equality watchdogs, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Do tigers have AIDS? Government says ‘no’


August 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out ... Read more...

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Coastal populations healthier than inland cousins


July 18th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) People living near the coast tend to have better health than those living inland, according to the findings of a new study.Researchers from the European Centre ... Read more...

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Living on the seaside is healthier


July 18th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Living on the seaside could help us in leading a healthy life, suggests a British study which found individuals living near the coast tend to be ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand drive to check sex-determination tests


July 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, July 9 (IANS) To curb rampant sex-determination tests and prevent a fall in the gender ratio, the Uttarakhand government Monday directed district magistrates to ensure regular inspection of 522 ... Read more...

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Goa to give women Rs.1 lakh for wedding expenses


July 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) With an aim to curb female foeticide in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday launched the 'Ladli Laxmi' scheme, under which women can avail Rs.1 ... Read more...

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President enrolls into National Population Register


July 6th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil was Friday enrolled under the National Population Register (NPR) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, an official statement said.Speaking after her biometric enrollment, the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan couple tries to bury new born girl alive


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) Police are looking for the parents of a new-born girl who was rescued by some villagers in Rajasthan's Dausa district minutes before she was to be ... Read more...

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Haryana to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairies


July 2nd, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) To propel the milk revolution in Haryana, the state government has decided to set up 200 hi-tech mini-dairy units across the state this year (2012-13), an ... Read more...

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Bihar to spare teachers of non-teaching assignments


July 1st, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 1 (IANS) Bihar will no more engage school teachers in non-teaching assignments like survey and data collection works, an official said Saturday. The decision comes after protests by ... Read more...

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Forest guards, cops foil poaching attempt in Assam


June 1st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) A joint team of police and forest guards late Thursday night foiled an attempt by poachers to kill one-horned rhinos in Assam's Pabitora wildlife sanctuary, forest ... Read more...

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Mandela looks healthy on TV


May 31st, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, May 31 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela has appeared on TV at his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, looking healthy.The footage Wednesday shows Mandela receiving a ... Read more...

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Orient policies for women, NAC tells government


May 29th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Orientation of social schemes and policies towards women can help control the declining sex ratio in the country, a member of the National Advisory Council's ... Read more...

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2-year-old girl abandoned in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu


May 26th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 26 (IANS) In yet another case of abandonment of a girl child in Rajasthan, a two-year-old girl was found at a doctor's house in Jhunjhunu and the police ... Read more...

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Search on for abandoned girl’s parents in Rajasthan


May 23rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) Police in Rajasthan's Bundi town are looking for parents of an eight-month-old girl who was found abandoned at a bus stand in the town Sunday, officials ... Read more...

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Tripura’s special package for Muslims


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, May 23 (IANS) Months ahead of assembly polls, Tripura's Left Front government Wednesday announced a package for Muslims for their all-round development.The elections are due in February next year.Chief ... Read more...

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32 tiger deaths so far in 2012


May 15th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Even as India is striving hard to save big cats, about 32 tigers have died so far this year - nearly half them victims to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

More efforts needed to make India slum-free: Selja


May 9th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja Wednesday said more efforts were needed to make India slum-free.Replying to questions in the Rajya Sabha, ... Read more...

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21 mn people are disabled in India: Minister


May 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Over 21 million people in the country are disabled out of which 10 million are blind, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka mulls elephant conservation centre


May 4th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka will set up a centre to address human-elephant conflicts in the country, Deputy Economic Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywaradana said Friday.The National Elephant Conservation Centre ... Read more...

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UN chief meets Suu Kyi


May 1st, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and hailed her efforts for bring democracy in the country.Ban congratulated Suu Kyi -- ... Read more...

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Girl’s foetus found in Rajasthan town


April 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) The foetus of a girl was found abandoned on the edge of a sewer line in Rajasthan's Dausa town Thursday, police said. Police said that foetus ... Read more...

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New-born girl dumped near sewer in Udaipur


April 14th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, April 14 (IANS) A new-born girl was found dumped on the edge of a sewer line in a deserted area in Rajasthan's Udaipur city early Saturday morning, police said. ... Read more...

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Antarctic Penguins counted in satellite census


April 14th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A satellite census has revealed that the population of emperor penguin in Antarctic was twice as much as earlier estimated, an article in the PLoS ... Read more...

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Rhino poached in Kaziranga National Park


April 12th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) Forest officials of the Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have recovered the body of a rhino from Bagori forest range of the National Park Wednesday. The rhino's ... Read more...

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Ageing baby boomers face hardships


April 5th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) A new study on successful ageing finds that their unmarried baby boomer counterparts fare much worse in terms of economic, health, and social outcomes. In 2011, ... Read more...

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Here are some facts on the river Ganga


March 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Here are some facts on the river GangaSize of the river: 2,525 sq kmSource: Gaumukh (Gangotri glacier) at 4,100 metres above sea levelGanga basin: More than one million square km (1,060,000 ... Read more...

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Bihar to use photography for caste census


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 22 (IANS) Bihar plans to use photography and videography when it conducts a caste census from April 15.Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Bihar will be the first ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Rhinos number in Assam’s Orang, Pabitora up


March 20th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) The population of the famous one-horned rhinos in Assam is increasing, according to the census of the animals' population in the state, wildlife officials said Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Sex ratio declining in Kashmir


March 20th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 20 (IANS) The sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir has come down to a low 883 females for 1,000 males as per the 2011 census, prompting a minister ... Read more...

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