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Israel among top arms exporters in world: Report


August 29th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 28 (IANS) Israel is one of the top exporters of weapons, with sales worth $12.9 billion between 2004 and 2011, according to a newly-released American report examining ... Read more...

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AIFF forms two bodies for club-licensing criteria


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) With I-League clubs repeatedly failing to meet club licensing criteria, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Wednesday formed two committees that would ensure that the ... Read more...

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Cyberabad police to build confidence among northeast people


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) In an attempt to instill confidence among people from Assam and other northeastern states, the Cyberabad police have decided to form confidence building committees, a police ... Read more...

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Ajmer shrine finally receives Zardari’s $1 mn donation


August 18th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ajmer, Aug 17 (IANS) Four months after visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari announced $1 million donation for Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's shrine here, the shrine authorities finally received ... Read more...

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Mamata moves to set up base in Uttar Pradesh


August 16th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Hoping to expand its base in the Hindi heartland of Uttar Pradesh and make an electoral dent, the Trinamool Congress will set up district units ... Read more...

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Myanmar outlines monetary development master plan


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 3 (IANS) Myanmar has outlined a master plan for monetary development which is to be implemented with the assistance of the World Bank, official media reported Friday.Under the ... Read more...

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Miffed Azam Khan offers to quit UP cabinet


July 26th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Miffed at his powers being curtailed, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has sent a terse letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav offering to quit the ... Read more...

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Team Anna questions government’s integrity


July 16th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 16 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Monday questioned the government's integrity for constituting the select committee to discuss the Lokpal bill, saying it is the third ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh forms committee to resolve AAI’s HR issues


June 8th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) In a bid to resolve the human resources (HR) issues in state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI), Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday constituted a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram’s Bhojpuri impresses Lok Sabha (Lead)


May 17th, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Lok Sabha members were in for a pleasant surprise Thursday when Home Minister P. Chidambaram, who is fluent in Tamil and English, spoke a ... Read more...

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No Haj subsidy after 10 years, SC tells government (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Apex court disapproves Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday came out against the government policy of providing subsidy to the pilgrims going for Haj to the holy city of Mecca.An ... Read more...

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Court strikes down Maharashtra caste panels


May 4th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday struck down the Maharashtra government-appointed caste scrutiny committees which issued around 27,000 caste verification certificates in the past few months.Accordingly, all ... Read more...

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Minorities education monitoring committee meets


March 5th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The newly-constituted committee for monitoring education access among minorities met for the first time Monday and decided to set up five panels to look into ... Read more...

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China aims to curb nepotism among civil servants


February 23rd, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 23 (IANS) China has issued regulations to limit the assiciation of public servants with their spouses and relatives at work, a moved expected to curb corruption and interference ... Read more...

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Tripura official suspended for molesting woman colleague


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday suspended a senior official for molesting a junior woman employee at the work place and has begun departmental proceedings against him, an ... Read more...

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Congress, BSP ignoring Muslims: Mulayam


November 16th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) Accusing the Congress-led central government and Uttar Pradesh's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) government of "ignoring Muslims", Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday called ... Read more...

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Bengal CPI-M to introspect on shortcomings, infuse young blood


October 31st, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Ahead of a crucial party conference, the West Bengal unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has decided to induct young blood in the party ... Read more...

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Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap deal to start Tuesday


October 15th, 2011 - 7:17 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, Oc 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A deal between Israel and Hamas on the exchange of over 1,000 jailed Palestinians for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will begin Tuesday.This was announced by ... Read more...

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Orissa hastens post flood re-construction


October 8th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8 (IANS) Orissa has set up panels to speed up reconstruction work in the districts hit by two rounds of floods last month, an official said Saturday.The floods ... Read more...

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Five-tier security for Kerala treasure temple


September 29th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 29 (IANS) The security cover at Kerala's Sree Padmanabhaswamy, where around Rs.1 lakh crore worth treasure was found stashed away, will be upgraded from three-tier to five-tier, an ... Read more...

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Kerala on a major makeover to woo investors


September 20th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 20 (IANS) Kerala is all set for a major makeover to position itself as an attractive investment destination through the "Emerging Kerala" initiative, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said ... Read more...

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Congress, NC may part ways for municipal polls


September 15th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's ruling partners may go separate ways in the forthcoming municipal elections with state Congress chief Saifuddin Soz telling party workers that the polls ... Read more...

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Paid news phenomenon bothersome: Poll panel head


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) The phenomenon of 'paid news' is bothersome and should be tackled at the earliest, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi said here Tuesday.Speaking to reporters after ... Read more...

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Punjab, Andhra Pradesh revoke ban on ‘Aarakshan’ (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Punjab and Andhra Pradesh governments have cleared filmmaker Prakash Jha's "Aarakshan" for screening and revoked the statewide ban they imposed on it. ... Read more...

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Dedicated cell in NHRC to deal with child labour


August 12th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With an estimated 12.6 million child labourers in India, the National Human Rights Commission has set up a separate cell to give more focused attention ... Read more...

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ICC appoints Woolf to head its review panel


August 4th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday appointed Harry Woolf, a former chief justice of England and Wales, to chair its independent governance review panel which will ... Read more...

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Experts begin documenting Kerala temple treasure


August 1st, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A Supreme Court appointed committee of experts Monday began documentation of the Rs.1 lakh crore worth of treasure uncovered in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here.Director General ... Read more...

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Himachal to be free of open defecation by next month


July 24th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 24 (IANS) A sanitation campaign launched in Himachal Pradesh nearly 11 years ago to eradicate the practice of open defecation will achieve 100 percent success by next month, ... Read more...

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Working women have to be provided safety: Dikshit


July 15th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Working women have to be provided safety and a sense of dignity, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Thursday."It's also essential to develop sensitivity amongst ... Read more...

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Haryana’s senior citizens to help in social schemes


July 8th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Services of senior citizens would be utilised by the Haryana government for implementing various social schemes, an official spokesman said here Friday.Under the social networking scheme ... Read more...

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Mentor our IT groups, Bengal urges Narayana Murthy


July 5th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government wants Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy as chief mentor of two expert groups on information technology.A letter has been sent to Narayana ... Read more...

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Boy swapped with girl, say parents


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) A couple in West Bengal Saturday alleged that their baby boy was swapped with a girl, a hospital official said.The incident happened at Burdwan Medical College ... Read more...

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Special Bengal house panel to examine legislative council issue


June 29th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government Tuesday moved a resolution in the assembly for reviving the legislative council, abolished in the state in 1969, but the matter ... Read more...

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Kerala’s move to open more bars opposed


June 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 19 (IANS) The All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA), the women's wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sunday opposed the Kerala government's proposal to allow the ... Read more...

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