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PM sets up committee to review taxation of IT sector


July 30th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday set up a committee to review taxation of "development centres" and IT sector, with a view to bring more ... Read more...

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IT industry terms budget pragmatic, growth-oriented


March 16th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 16 (IANS) The buoyant Indian IT industry Friday termed the union budget 2012-13 as pragmatic and growth-oriented but expressed disappointment over it not exempting Special Economic Zone ... Read more...

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CBI gets list of Mujibur Rahman’s killers


March 13th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has received a list of six Bangladeshis suspected to have killed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who had mentored the country's ... Read more...

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Mamata urges people to foil strike, CPI-M says it will be a success


February 27th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people to foil the nationwide Feb 28 industrial strike and threatened harsh action against those who ... Read more...

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Hypocrite Mamata? Bengal CM appeals against strike


February 27th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) Apologizing for calling strikes and shutdowns during her days as an opposition leader, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday appealed to the masses to ... Read more...

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Mamata regime’s anti-strike circular obnoxious, says Left Front


February 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The Left Front Friday termed as "obnoxious" the West Bengal government's circular denying state employees leave on Feb 28 when the central trade unions ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh eyes world record with mass yoga


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 11 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lead 50 lakh school students and employees in a yoga exercise Thursday in an attempt to set a ... Read more...

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Court upholds CBSE abolition of Class 10 exams


September 1st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday dismissed a petition challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education to abolish formal exams in ... Read more...

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No helmets, no classes for Madhya Pradesh students


May 11th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 10 (IANS) Students riding their two-wheelers to colleges in Madhya Pradesh will now be denied entry if they are not wearing helmets, the state's education minister said Tuesday."We ... Read more...

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Court dismisses PIL on Bangladeshi illegal immigrants


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Friday dismissed a public interest litigation challenging "illegal detention and deportation" of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants by the police.The bench comprising Chief Justice ... Read more...

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352 arms licences issued in Nagaland revoked


April 8th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kohima, Apr 8(ANI): The Central Government has revoked 352 arms licenses which were issued by the licensing authorities of various districts of Nagaland during the period August 24, 1987 to January 9, ... Read more...

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Court pulls up Gujarat government on tribes recognition delay


January 1st, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 1 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has pulled up the state government for its inaction in recognising the scheduled tribes living in the forest areas of Gir, Alech and Barda. ... Read more...

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Bihar CM Nitish makes it mandatory for public servants to declare assets


December 9th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Dec 9 (ANI): In an attempt to get rid of corruption, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it compulsory for public servants to declare their assets by the ... Read more...

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Blast at religious shrine in Pakpattan kills four


October 25th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Pakpattan(Pakistan), Oct 25 (ANI): Four people were killed in a blast at a religious shrine in Pakpattan district in the Punjab province of Pakistan on Monday.According to police, the blast took place ... Read more...

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23 terrorists enter Islamabad, Lahore to attack police, buildings: Intelligence report


October 24th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 24 (ANI): As many as 23 terrorists have entered Islamabad and Lahore to attack senior police officers, bureaucrats and important buildings, while Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has separately planned to ... Read more...

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Loans worth Rs.62 bn written off, Pakistan court told


October 21st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Loans worth over Rs.62 billion granted to top business firms had been written off over a 12 year period, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) told the ... Read more...

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UAE won’t renew lawyers’ licences for violating law


September 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 25 (IANS/WAM) The enrollment committee at the justice ministry has decided not to renew the licenses of a number of lawyers for violating the advocacy law. At a meeting held ... Read more...

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Top Australian official satisfied with CWG preparations


August 13th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 13 (IANS) Australian Commonwealth Games Association chief executive Perry Crosswhite is satisfied with New Delhi's preparations and security arrangements for the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games, a media report Friday said. With ... Read more...

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Goa to monitor swine flu cases after death of woman


August 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 4 (IANS) The Goa government Wednesday formed a high level committee to monitor cases of swine flu incidents after a 36-year-old woman succumbed to the H1N1 virus this week. Goa ... Read more...

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Chinese press body to take steps to protect journalists’ rights


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.2 (ANI): In a statement, China's General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has emphasized the protection of reporters' rights in newsgathering, following a string of suspected attacks against journalists ... Read more...

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Punjab to implement 75 percent administrative reforms by year-end


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday announced that it would carry out 75 percent of the administrative reforms by the end of this year. A committee on administrative reforms set up ... Read more...

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Track child’s school progress on your mobile


June 16th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Parents can now keep track of their children's progress at school as well as get regular updates and circulars through a new device. Pinnacle Teleservices Tuesday launched R-Fi, ... Read more...

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Simply banning plastic bags no solution to problem: NGOs


March 18th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Playing down the Delhi civic agency's "no plastic" campaign, environmental NGOs here said that simply seizing plastic bags from shopkeepers and putting a ban on these will ... Read more...

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Journalists, media establishments under terror threat from Pakistani Taliban: Report


January 11th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): Pakistan Interior Ministry's National Crisis Management Cell (NCMC) has warned that Tehreek-e-Taliban, the Pakistani Taliban, may target newspaper offices and renowned journalists across the country.According to intelligence agencies' ... Read more...

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2 Noida students consume poison over poor marks


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Oct 22 (IANS) Two students doing their B.Tech from the Amity University here allegedly consumed poison, doctors said Thursday. The duo is now out of danger. The college authorities said ... Read more...

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Police asked to protect woman who feeds stray dogs


August 12th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked police to provide protection to a woman lawyer who was assaulted by some residents for tending stray dogs in the capital. ... Read more...

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Hepatitis B immunisation in India from April 1: Ramadoss


February 25th, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The central government Wednesday urged states to launch a mass awareness and immunisation campaign starting April 1 following 46 deaths due to Hepatitis B virus infection in ... Read more...

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Extra classes for students in J-K


September 7th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Sept 7 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government is taking steps to make up for the academic days lost during the shutdown over the Amarnath land row. The row over the ... Read more...

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Rushdie, India and Britain: 20 years on from a satanic storm (London Eye)


August 3rd, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar (Attn Eds: This column is the first in a series from our London correspondent Dipankar De Sarkar, who has been reporting Britain for Indian readers for over 20 years) London, ... Read more...

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Noida, Ghaziabad asked to switch to power saving mode


July 23rd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) Concerned over rising demand leading to power cuts, authorities have urged Noida residents to switch over to energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and minimize the use of incandescent ... Read more...

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Churches protest against textbook


June 29th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 29 (IANS) The Sunday morning assembly of laity in Catholic Churches across Kerala became a venue of protest against the controversial Class VII social studies textbook, which they claim teaches ... Read more...

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Miffed Yeddyurappa wants his name dropped from temple prayer


June 12th, 2008 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) An embarrassed Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Thursday directed the endowment department to leave out his name from a customary prayer being recited in temples since Tuesday for ... Read more...

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Loans of nearly Rs 60 billions written off during Musharraf rule


June 10th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , June 10 (ANI): Loans worth Rs 59.945 billion were written off during President Pervez Musharrafs rule spanning eight years, between 1999 and 2007, the countrys parliament was informed yesterday.Pakistan ... Read more...

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Vietnam to allow foreigners to buy property


May 23rd, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hanoi, May 23 (DPA) Vietnam has passed a law allowing certain categories of foreigners to buy apartments beginning in 2009, the first time the Communist country has allowed non-citizens to own real ... Read more...

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Action against college that opened on holiday


April 15th, 2008 - 9:06 pm ICT by admin
Ghaziabad, April 15 (IANS) Action would be initiated against an engineering college of Ghaziabad that opened on a gazetted holiday, a senior official said. District Magistrate Deepak Agrawal said action would be ... Read more...

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