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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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Whistle Blowers bill introduced in Rajya Sabha


August 14th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Tuesday.It was introduced by Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension V. ... Read more...

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Muslim Personal Law Board slams Khursheed


July 16th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 16 (IANS) Slamming Law Minister Salman Khursheed for blocking amendments to the Waqf Bill, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said it would begin a ... Read more...

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Akhilesh opposes NCTC in present form


May 5th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday opposed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) "in its present form" and asked the government to take a ... Read more...

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US sues Apple over e-book price fixing scheme


April 12th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 12 (IANS) Apple and five of the publishing industry's top firms have been accused of conspiring to raise prices and block Amazon.com from selling e-books at $9.99 in ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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All-party meet fails to break Lokpal logjam


March 23rd, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) An all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Friday to end the stalemate over the anti-graft Lokpal bill ended inconclusively but decided ... Read more...

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Mamata’s nephew arrested for assaulting cop


February 29th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Akash Banerjee and three others were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a traffic police officer and causing obstruction ... Read more...

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CBI to adopt Bihar law to seize homes of corrupt


January 28th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 28 (IANS) Impressed with confiscation of the ill-gotten property of corrupt officials in Bihar under a special law to fight corruption, the Central Bureau of Investigation CBI) ... Read more...

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Abidal to stay at Barcelona until 2013


January 17th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 17 (IANS) FC Barcelona have announced an agreement to extend the contract of French international left-back Eric Abidal till 2013.Abidal's original contract was due to expire at the ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill is well thought out: Amartya Sen (Lead, superseding earlier story)


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lokayukta by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill not well thought out: Amartya Sen


January 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Amid fiasco in Parliament over the Lokpal bill and strong criticism of some of its clauses on Lakayuka by different political parties, Nobel laureate, economist ... Read more...

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New US sanctions against Iran


January 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed into law a wide-ranging defence funding bill that also calls for sanctions against financial institutions doing business with ... Read more...

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Did not run away from vote, we wanted debate: Congress


December 30th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) The Congress Thursday rejected allegations of running away from vote on the Lokpal bill in the Rajya Sabha, and said it wanted to complete the ... Read more...

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Acid hurled at two Pakistani teens in Karachi


December 26th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Two teenaged girls suffered horrific burns after a man threw acid at them in Pakistan's Karachi city.Kamran threw acid at Zarin, 19, and Irum, 18, in ... Read more...

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‘Include rehabilitation in children sexual offence bill’


December 21st, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A parliamentary panel examining a bill on the protection of children from sexual offences Wednesday said the proposed law should focus not just on punishing ... Read more...

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Left accuses Trinamool government of violating norms


December 16th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left Front Friday accused the Trinamool Congress government of violating constitutional and legislative norms and requested Governor M.K. Narayanan to withhold his ... Read more...

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IOA postpones South Asian Games, newly-formed committees scrapped


December 16th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The South Asian Games scheduled for October 2012 have been postponed till 2013 and all the newly-formed committees were scrapped by the Indian Olympic Association ... Read more...

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India can meet budget for its AIDS programmes: Azad


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Even as many international donors will be pulling out of the funding programmes on HIV-AIDS in India due to the global meltdown, the country is ... Read more...

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India, Nepal sign revised tax treaty


November 27th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) More than a month after they sealed a bilateral investment pact, India and Nepal Sunday took another key step to boost their economic ties ... Read more...

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Use or return land: Bengal minister to industrialists


November 19th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal) Nov 19 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Friday asked the business community to set up units on the land given by the government or return ... Read more...

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Sports bill: Contentious whereabouts clause removed


October 17th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) A clause requiring athletes to state their whereabouts to enable dope tests has been excluded from the revised draft of the National Sports Development Bill ... Read more...

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Borlaug Institute to be set up for crop research


September 30th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The government Friday approved a proposal to set up the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) in the country to conduct research on wheat and ... Read more...

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Developers’ lobby introduces code of conduct


September 15th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) Thursday introduced a code of conduct for the 1,000-odd real estate firms affiliated to it."The code of conduct aims ... Read more...

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Poor: Match referee Chris Broad on Galle pitch


September 5th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that the pitch for the Galle Test between Sri Lanka and Australia has been rated as poor by match ... Read more...

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Maken flays BCCI for resisting RTI law


August 31st, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday criticised the Indian cricket board for refusing to come under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and said the Board of ... Read more...

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Dalits to rally for Bahujan Lokpal bill


August 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Complaining that Team Anna's Jan Lokpal bill lacks representation from backward and minority communities, a Dalit organisation will demonstrate Wednesday evening to push for a ... Read more...

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Mass support proves Jan Lokpal not forced: Kejriwal (Lead)


August 20th, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Rejecting charges that civil society was bulldozing its way on the Jan Lokpal bill, activist Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said they had mass support which proved ... Read more...

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Standing committee should reject Lokpal Bill: Kejriwal


August 20th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Social activist Arvind Kejriwal Saturday urged the parliamentary standing committee looking into the Lokpal Bill to reject the government's bill, saying it will only waste ... Read more...

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Anna signs ‘modified’ undertaking with Delhi Police


August 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Gandhian Anna Hazare and his team Thursday signed a "modified" undertaking with six clauses given by the Delhi Police before they proceed with their protest ... Read more...

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People in Sibal’s constituency want Jan Lokpal bill: Kejriwal


August 1st, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As many as 85 percent people in Chandni Chowk, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal's constituency in Delhi, are in favour of the civil society's version of ... Read more...

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Government has cheated over Lokpal bill: Anna Hazare


July 28th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Social activist Anna Hazare Thursday accused the government of cheating him and the entire nation by clearing the draft of the Lokpal bill that excludes ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh approves ordinance absorbing SPOs in police


July 28th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 27 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh cabinet Wednesday approved an ordinance to absorb the special police officers (SPOs) posted in Maoist areas into the regular police force.Briefing about the cabinet ... Read more...

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Pregnancy clause: Film frat divided on the issue


July 7th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) The stalling of Madhur Bhandarkar's "Heroine" after it became known that lead actress Aishwarya Rai was expecting has stoked a debate on introducing a pregnancy ... Read more...

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PCB lifts suspension on national selector


June 29th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wednesday decided against punishing controversial national selector Mohammad Ilyas for his role in the Board's dispute with all-rounder Shahid Afridi.A three-man ... Read more...

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