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Hounded by kin, couple moves Bengal rights panel


September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Threatened by relatives for marrying outside their religions, a man and his wife from the city Tuesday approached the West Bengal Human Rights Commission seeking its ... Read more...

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Kudankulam to start full-load power generation by December


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in Tamil Nadu, where fuel loading begins next week, is expected to start full-load generation of 1,000 MW from its first ... Read more...

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Toongate professor awarded compensation


August 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) The West Bengal Human Rights Commission Monday recommended departmental proceedings against two police officers for arresting two people including a Jadavpur University professor for online ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets leaders of 14 political parties


August 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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Candidates miss out on Bengal teacher recruitment exam


July 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Many would-be teachers could not appear for a recruitment examination conducted by the West Bengal School Service Commission due to organisational mismanagement and technical glitches ... Read more...

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Colonialism’s shadow lingers over Goa village (Letter from Goa)


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mayem (Goa), June 22 (IANS) Even 50 years after liberation from Portuguese rule, the shadow of colonialism still looms over this little village in Goa about 30 km from state ... Read more...

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‘RTI should be used to strengthen the government’


May 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) The Right to Information Act (RTI) must be used to strengthen the government, National Minorities Commission Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said here Wednesday.He was addressing students at ... Read more...

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Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh


April 20th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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Supreme Court nod on river interlinking (Second Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave the green signal for implementing the ambitious project to interlink India's rivers, saying it was in national interest. The court ... Read more...

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Myanmar assures fair by-elections


February 18th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 18 (IANS) The Myanmar election commission has urged its officers to ensure free and fair by-elections set for April 1.Commission chairman U Tin Aye said the political parties ... Read more...

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Poll office notice to Goa law panel head


January 25th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) Election authorities in Goa served notice to state law commission chairman Ramakant Khalap Wednesday after a social activist complained that he had used his official position ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns Nigeria terror attack


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the deadly multiple attacks in northern Nigeria and called for a "swift and transparent" probe. A statement issued ... Read more...

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Rs.7 million released for Muslim youths wrongly held


December 7th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 7 (IANS) Perhaps in the first instance of victims of police torture in a terror case being paid compensation in India, Andhra Pradesh has released Rs.7 million for ... Read more...

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AT&T & T-Mobile merger hits a rocky patch


November 25th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) AT&T is looking for ways to cushion the company because of realization that its planned takeover of T-Mobile might not happened. The company and T-Mobile were in ... Read more...

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Ahluwalia to lead India-China strategic economic dialogue


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia will lead an Indian delegation to the first-ever strategic economic dialogue with China in Beijing Sep 26 and ... Read more...

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Goa panel submits Lokayukta bill to Kamat


September 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission presented a draft Lokayukta bill to Chief Minister Digambar Kamat at his residence here Monday, an official said.Kamat, who last month ... Read more...

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Ban sale of agricultural land to non-farmers: Goa panel


September 9th, 2011 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Goa's Law Commission Thursday recommended that the state government ban sale of agricultural land to non-agriculturists to stave off real estate speculation."We must stop sale ... Read more...

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Kakodkar recommendations to be considered: PM


August 22nd, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur, Aug 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the recommendations of the Anil Kakodkar panel on the functioning of IITs will be soon considered by the Council ... Read more...

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NATO hands over control of province to Afghan troops


July 18th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 18 (IANS) NATO Sunday handed over control of the central Afghan province of Bamyan to Afghan security forces as part of a process designed to allow foreign troops ... Read more...

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Protect interests of tribals, panel tells Himachal


July 15th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes Friday took a serious view of acquisition of private lands of people settled in tribal areas for upcoming projects and ... Read more...

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Commonwealth Games Federation impressed with Hambantota


July 5th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), July 5 (IANS/CMC) Hambantota has boosted its chances of hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, following a visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Evaluation Commission here last week.The ... Read more...

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No Kargil-type situation in Arunachal: Antony


June 14th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Against the backdrop of an Arunachal Pradesh minister expressing fears of a Kargil-type situation along the border with China, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday ... Read more...

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Couple blinded for alleged witchcraft


May 21st, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of "witch hunting" in Chhattisgarh, a 45-year-old woman and her husband were attacked by a group of villagers who pierced the couple's ... Read more...

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Dhaka’s tariff commission wants equal transit fees for all


April 17th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) Bangladesh should charge its neighbours between $4 and $50 per tonne of goods in transit fees depending on routes chosen by the user, the country's ... Read more...

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International meet in Cairo to discuss Libya crisis


April 14th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Top Arab, African and European diplomats will participate in an international meet being held in the Egyptian capital Thursday to discuss various ways to resolve ... Read more...

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5 river interlinking projects get priority


April 12th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) The central government is currently giving priority to five river interlinking projects, including the Godavari-Krishna and Dawan-Ganga-Pinjal schemes, a senior official said Tuesday."There are a total ... Read more...

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Access to information sign of democracy: Habibullah


March 30th, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 29 (IANS) Democracy requires an informed citizenry and transparency of information, which are vital to its functioning and also to contain corruption and make governments accountable, National ... Read more...

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Hold unconditional dialogue in Kashmir: Brinda Karat


March 12th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat Saturday said any dialogue intended to resolve the Kashmir problem must be unconditional.Speaking at a two-day women's conference ... Read more...

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Orissa rights panel seeks report on pulses scam


February 15th, 2011 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Orissa Human Rights Commission Tuesday sought a report from the secretary of the state's women and child development department on the alleged supply of low ... Read more...

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BJP demands beneficiaries’ check up over pulses scam


February 10th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday moved the state human rights panel in Orissa seeking health check up of all the children and women who consumed ... Read more...

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Widows seek justice for ‘fake encounter’ deaths in Orissa


January 27th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) The widows of two men killed in an alleged staged shootout last month in Orissa's Bargarh district Thursday met the state's Human Rights Commission chairman here, saying ... Read more...

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Spot-fixing case: Suspended Pak trio head to Doha for hearing


January 4th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 4 (ANI): The tainted Pakistani trio, who are currently under suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing, left for Qatar on Tuesday to appear ... Read more...

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Orissa rights panel seeks report on shoot-out deaths


January 4th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (IANS) The Orissa state human rights panel Monday sought a report from the police chief of Bargarh district on the deaths of two people in alleged staged shoot-out ... Read more...

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