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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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India posts 25 percent increase in visas on arrival


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 ... Read more...

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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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UAE sends plane to Oman to bring home injured citizens


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the airlifting of seven UAE citizens injured in a traffic accident in Oman for treatment ... Read more...

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Phase one of resident count in three years: Gogoi


August 30th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) The Assam government has initiated the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The first phase of the project will be completed within the ... Read more...

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CRY campaign to focus on girls’ right to education


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) To focus on the girl child denied the basic right to education, the NGO Child Rights and You (CRY) launched a 40-day national citizen photo-journalism campaign ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Hungarians released in Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Hungarian nationals kidnapped in Syria earlier this month have been released, Hungarian officials said.Janos Hajdu, head of the country's Terrorism Aversion Center, said all three ... Read more...

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Dial 166 for non-emergency public services from January


August 26th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Digits 166 will be the telephone number for all non-emergency public services across the country from January next year.The government has approved the three-digit short ... Read more...

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Congress seeks apology from Vijay Goel


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel for calling Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit a "cheat" and ... Read more...

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Puerto Ricans reject constitutional changes


August 21st, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
San Juan, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Ricans surprised pollsters and political observers by voting against amending their constitution to limit the right of bail in certain homicide cases and also ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee greets nation on Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Monday, saying the festival reminded people of their ... Read more...

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Northeast exodus: Pakistan rejects Indian charge


August 19th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday rejected Indian charges that morphed pictures of Assam and Myanmar violence which sparked an exodus of northeastern citizens from other states originalted in ... Read more...

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‘Grandparents’ house’ built in Italy


August 17th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS/AKI) The "Grandparents' house", a building comprising 94 public apartments to be assigned to elderly Italian citizens with economic difficulties, has been built near Rome.The public-owned apartments, ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha appeals to northeast people to come back


August 17th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday unanimously passed a resolution extending support to people from the northeast and appealing to them to return to their places ... Read more...

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No problem in the state for northeast people, says Andhra CM (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday downplayed the flight of northeast people from the state, saying they were leaving as they wanted ... Read more...

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No problem in the state for NE people, says Andhra CM


August 17th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Polavaram (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 17 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday downplayed the flight of northeast people from the state, saying they were leaving as they wanted ... Read more...

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Ensure return of northeast people: Arun Jaitley


August 17th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley Friday said it was the responsibility of all political parties, state governments and communities to ensure ... Read more...

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New timings for ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan


August 16th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Citizens desirous of watching the ceremonial 'Change of Guard' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday will now have to reach the venue at 9 ... Read more...

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Two more trains to leave Bangalore for Guwahati


August 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Two special trains are to leave Bangalore for Guwahati Thursday night although the panic sparked by rumours of imminent attacks on people from the northeast has ... Read more...

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Karnataka is safe: Gadkari


August 16th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari said Thursday that Karnataka remained a safe place for people from the northeast."Karnataka is totally safe. Not ... Read more...

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Happy that youth interested in country’s progress: PM


August 15th, 2012 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said he was "happy" that more and more people, especially the young, were taking interest in issues related to ... Read more...

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Tajiks President bans donkeys from his sight


August 13th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Kulob, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report by local media, citizens in the city of Kulob in Tajik have been banned from appearing to the streets on hand driven carts ... Read more...

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Fight for Lokpal not over yet: Ramdev (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The fight for the Lokpal bill was not yet over and the government would have to give the legislation to the citizens of India, ... Read more...

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36 UAE diplomats sworn in


August 4th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) A new batch of 36 United Arab Emirates (UAE) diplomats has taken oath of office and secrecy before Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ... Read more...

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President’s website goes interactive


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's official website has been redesigned to make it more interactive for the people, a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said Friday.The redesigned website ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Raksha Bandhan


August 1st, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan."I extend my ... Read more...

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President greets nation on Raksha Bandhan


August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, which will be celebrated across north India Thursday."On the occasion of ... Read more...

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Southampton City Council ordered to stop recording taxi conversations


July 25th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Southampton, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has said that the city council should not record taxi conversations. He also added that the Southampton City Council should respect the privacy ... Read more...

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Belgium urges citizens to leave Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belgium government has issued a warning calling on its nationals to avoid trips to Syria and for those there to leave the country "immediately", ... Read more...

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Malaysia to evacuate citizens from Syria


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.In a ... Read more...

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Pakistanis kill two shop robbers


July 19th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Two armed men died in Pakistan's port city of Karachi when they attempted a robbery at a shop Thursday, and enraged citizens snatched their weapons and ... Read more...

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US soldier accused of smuggling drugs into South Korea


July 19th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) South Korea is indicting a US Army private for his involvement in the biggest drug smuggling case in the country, CNN reported Thursday.The soldier, from the ... Read more...

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Sharjah taxi owners to get $1.3 billion bonus


July 17th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 16 (IANS/WAM) The Sharjah Executive Council has approved a proposal to pay 5,085 taxi owners an annual bonus of AED 5,085 million (about $1.3 billion).The proposal was ... Read more...

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Belgium town creates fake beach for citizens


July 16th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 16 (IANS) A town called Louvain-la-Neuve, located 30 km from Belgian capital Brussels, has laid out a big sand beach at the central square of the town to ... Read more...

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