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CBI recommends cases against Chautala, others in recruitment scam


September 5th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) The CBI has recommended registration of cases of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against the then Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and several top officers, including ... Read more...

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Opposition shying from debating coal blocks: PMO minister


August 21st, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday attacked the opposition for blocking parliament over the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) report on coal blocks and said the opposition ... Read more...

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Remove black films from cars or face action, SC warns police


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed police chiefs in all states and union territories to ensure compliance of its direction that no material, including films of ... Read more...

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NCPCR seeks report from Karnataka on RTE opposition (Lead)


July 19th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The country's apex child rights panel Thursday sought a report from Karnataka after incidents of discrimination against poor students in defiance of provisions of the ... Read more...

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Child rights body seeks report from Karnataka on RTE opposition


July 19th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The National Commission on Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Thursday sought a report from the Karnataka government after incidents of discrimination against poor students in ... Read more...

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Help resolve Meghalaya-Assam border dispute: Mukul Sangma


July 5th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 5 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday sought the union government's intervention on the prevailing situation in the disputed Langpih village on the Meghalaya-Assam border, where tribal ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Chief secretaries to meet


June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Senior officials of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi are to meet next week over the construction of a multi-billion rupee hydro-power dam project in Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Many chief ministers want FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Many chief ministers, including non-Congress ones, support the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

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Child rights panel seeks report on abandoned borewells


June 24th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel has sought a report from the water resources ministry on abandoned borewells that have turned into death traps for children ... Read more...

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Telecom facilities to be raised in northeast to spur growth


June 18th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 18 (IANS) The central government has decided to upgrade telecommunications facilities in insurgency-hit and border areas in India's northeastern states with a focus on all-round economic development of ... Read more...

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Collector’s abduction: Mediators meet fail to break deadlock (Lead)


April 29th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 29 (IANS) Maoists interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators ended their meeting here Sunday night here but failed to find way out to ensure release of Sukma collector ... Read more...

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Medicines rushed for abducted Menon amid uncertainty over talks (Second Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Emergency medicines were rushed Tuesday for abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, who is being held by Maoists in Chhattisgarh for the past ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh names two mediators for Menon’s release


April 24th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 24 (IANS) With just a day to go for the Maoist deadline, the Chhattisgarh government Tuesday named two former chief secretaries to negotiate with the guerrillas who ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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Chief ministers to meet on NCTC


March 16th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 16 (IANS) The central government is likely to convene a meeting of chief ministers April 16 to discuss the functioning of the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), ... Read more...

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Only six states respond on pending mercy pleas


March 15th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Only six states have responded to the Supreme Court order seeking details of the mercy petitions pending with them.The court had given them three days ... Read more...

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NCTC doesn’t violate federal structure: Chidambaram (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The proposed National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is an absolute necessity to fight terror and "does not violate the federal structure", Home Minister P. Chidamabaram ... Read more...

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Government may amend NCTC order after stiff opposition (Lead)


March 12th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government may amend its Feb 6 order on an anti-terror intelligence hub, giving in to stiff opposition from non-Congress ruled states over fears ... Read more...

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No breakthrough after meeting on NCTC anti-terror hub


March 12th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The logjam over the formation of an anti-terror intelligence hub continued Monday as non-Congress ruled states asked the central government not to create an ... Read more...

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Jagan aide’s judicial custody extended


February 21st, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A special court Tuesday extended till March 5 the judicial custody of Vijay Sai Reddy, an aide of YSR Congress party leader Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, in ... Read more...

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Give top priority to dedicated freight corridor project: PM


February 9th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday asked central government ministries and departments and state governments to give top priority to Rs.1 lakh crore dedicated freight ... Read more...

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States warned against infringing on press freedom


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Press Council of India (PCI) has taken strong note of the recent attacks on the media, including the editorial offices of Maharashtra Times, and warned ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity in public life: PM (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Amid constant attack by the opposition on the issue of corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several measures in ... Read more...

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PM terms food security bill historic, seeks PDS reform


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Terming the food security bill "historic", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday urged the states to speedily reform the public distribution system (PDS) so that ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity: PM


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several legal and administrative measures to curb corruption in the past year but there ... Read more...

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Indian economy will grow 7-7.5 percent in 2011-12: PM


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's economic growth will decline in the range of 7-7.5 percent in the current financial year ending March 31 as compared to 8.4 percent ... Read more...

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Farm suicides: NHRC issues notices to states


December 20th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala in the wake of news reports alleging cases of farmer suicides ... Read more...

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States ignoring PM’s anti-graft missive: Apex court (Lead)


November 17th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over states ignoring the prime minister's missive asking them to provide infrastructure and set up special CBI courts ... Read more...

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States ignoring silicosis among mine workers: NHRC


November 7th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The health of hundreds of thousands of mine workers in India is in danger as several states have ignored the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ... Read more...

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Mizoram, Tripura tighten anti-quake measures


September 22nd, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl/Agartala, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Mizoram and Tripura, given the high vulnerability of India's mountainous northeast to earthquakes, are becoming stricter in enforcing official guidelines on the construction of ... Read more...

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Northeast reviews disaster preparedness after quake


September 20th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala/Aizawl/Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) In wake of Sunday's 6.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked large parts of north, east and northeastern India and neighbouring Bangladesh and Nepal, the northeastern states are ... Read more...

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Scheme for children under rights panel’s lens


July 29th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday issued notices to the women and child development ministry and states over alleged corruption in implementation of the ... Read more...

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Asbestos-related cancer: NHRC notice to health, environment ministries


July 6th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the health and environment ministries on a report that asbestos-related cancer was on the rise ... Read more...

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Gujarat court summons officials on pay hike issue


June 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 14 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday pulled up the state government for inaction on a Supreme Court directive regarding pay hike to judicial officers in the state ... Read more...

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North Eastern Council prepares tourism roadmap


June 13th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 13 (IANS) Regional planning body North Eastern Council (NEC) has prepared a master plan for the development of tourism in India's northeastern region, an official said here ... Read more...

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