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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award


August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... Read more...

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Respect judicial independence, Kapadia tells government (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia Wednesday cautioned the government against trampling upon the independence of the judiciary while legislating to make judges accountable."Judicial accountability should ... Read more...

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Over 2,000 poor beneficiaries of Kerala’s ‘health’ lottery


July 20th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) A total of 2,042 poor patients, suffering from serious ailments, have received funds for their treatment from the revenues earned by the Kerala government-run lottery "Karunya", ... Read more...

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SC reserves verdict on Sahara group plea (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a plea by Sahara group of companies, dealing in real estate and housing, challenging a tribunal's direction ... Read more...

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CAG slams Department of Space for Antrix-Devas deal


May 15th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The government auditor has slammed the Department of Space for sealing the Antrix-Devas deal saying it was "a classic case of public investment for ... Read more...

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Goa illegal mining scam: Panaji port to be made accountable


April 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) A Goa government-run minor port at Panaji, which has allegedly been the clearing house for millions of tonnes of dubiously sourced iron ore, could be back ... Read more...

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Islam doesn’t allow killing of mankind: Pakistani scholar


February 29th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The message of peace and moderation sets former Pakistan-based politician, activist and motivational speaker Shaykh-ul-Islam Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri apart from other Islamic scholars. He says Islam ... Read more...

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Pakistan drug deaths institutionalised incompetence: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) The death of over 100 people who took contaminated heart medicines in Pakistan's Punjab province is a failure of checks and balances and looks like "institutionalised ... Read more...

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Kerala biodiversity body stops export of rare goat breed


January 29th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 29 (IANS) The Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) recently helped the cause of biodiversity by stopping the export of a rare native goat breed to Australia, which may ... Read more...

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India Inc cries foul over new IT order


January 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The corporate world Wednesday expressed "serious concerns" over the directive of the Central Board of Direct Taxes to the Income Tax Department to visit the premises ... Read more...

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Dubai-born Kashmiri brings ‘change’ to her village (With Images)


January 8th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 8 (IANS) Moved by the plight of her remote village in Jammu and Kashmir state, a Kashmiri woman born and brought up in Dubai relinquished what could have ... Read more...

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Central panel to finalise report on Kudankulam n-plant


December 13th, 2011 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Members of the central government appointed expert committee to allay the fears of villagers agitating against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) are meeting at Kanyakumari ... Read more...

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Pranab compliments CAG work, gets Joshi’s praise (Roundup)


November 16th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Complimenting the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in putting checks and balances on the use of taxpayers' money, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Government to make CAG more effective: Pranab


November 16th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Complimenting the role of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in putting checks and balances on the use of taxpayers' money, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Less sleep among teens may cause weight gain


October 24th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) Sleeping less than eight hours a night may cause weight gain in teenagers. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, ... Read more...

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CWG 2010: Scoring high on glory and ignominy (Year after CWG)


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Flashback time or looking at the sporting road ahead? No easy answers even one year after the Commonwealth Games with the grand opening ceremony and ... Read more...

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‘India one of most appealing growth venues globally’


September 22nd, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Promising demographics, freedom of speech and respect for investor rights make India one of the most appealing growth venues, says a leading American B-school head ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill alone can’t end corruption: Rahul Gandhi


August 26th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As uncertainty continued on whether Anna Hazare would end his 11-day fast for a strong Lokpal bill, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said Friday that ... Read more...

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Split CEO, chairman posts in banks: RBI governor


August 23rd, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The posts of chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of public sector banks should be bifurcated to ensure effective checks and balances, Reserve Bank of India ... Read more...

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Jan Lokpal impractical, undemocratic: Aruna Roy (Interview)


August 21st, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Terming Anna Hazare's Jan Lokpal Bill "impractical and complicated", noted social activist and National Advisory Council (NAC) member Aruna Roy said that giving widespread powers ... Read more...

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CBI opposes Behura bail plea


July 6th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday opposed the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam ... Read more...

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We can’t have parallel government: Sibal


June 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Picking holes in the Lokpal bill draft submitted by the civil society, the government said Tuesday that the "country cannot afford to have a parallel ... Read more...

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2G scam: CBI reserves order on Behura’s bail plea (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Friday reserved till June 3 its order on the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura, ... Read more...

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2G scam: CBI opposes Siddhartha Behura’s bail plea


May 26th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday opposed the bail plea of former telecom secretary Siddhartha Behura, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam ... Read more...

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No undue powers to access personal data: Communications ministry


May 10th, 2011 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) No government agency has been provided undue powers to access sensitive personal information under rules of the Information Technology Act, the communications and information technology ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh admits health scheme bungling


April 26th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Admitting large-scale financial irregularities in the execution of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) schemes in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Tuesday announced a system of ... Read more...

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Civil society do-gooders versus ‘dirty tricks’ department (Comment)


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
When Anna Hazare and his warriors launched their anti-corruption crusade in early April, they were acting like starry-eyed idealists ready to take on the world. Their ardour had something of ... Read more...

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Revisit system of judges’ appointment, Supreme Court urged


April 4th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The central government Monday asked the Supreme Court to reconsider the system of appointment of judges to higher judiciary as the existing collegium procedure has ... Read more...

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Promising new way to lower cholesterol production


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.A ... Read more...

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Swiss not as democratic as previously thought: Study


January 28th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Switzerland is not the democracy par excellence as previously thought and managed to score mediocre 14th place in a new survey of ... Read more...

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Probe wing of police not answerable to political bosses: Court told


January 17th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The investigative wing of the police force is a part of the criminal justice delivery system and it was not answerable to a minister or the political ... Read more...

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Give army constitutional role to avoid coup: Musharraf (Lead)


September 30th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The military ought to have some role to ensure "stability, checks and balances in the democratic structure of Pakistan", the country's former army chief Parvez Musharraf has ... Read more...

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“There is no moderate Taliban”: Musharraf


September 30th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said that the United States should continue its war against terror in Afghanistan, instead of going for negotiations with the so-called ... Read more...

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Book by PM’s economic advisor on business award list


September 18th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) In what is seen as a boost to Indian non-fiction publishing, a book by Raghuram Rajan, economic advisor to the prime minister, has been shortlisted for the ... Read more...

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Judiciary can interfere if institutions cross limits: Pakistan Chief Justice


September 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 15 (ANI): Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that while the state institutions can function within their legal ambits, the judiciary can step in if any ... Read more...

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