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Haryana vows to improve facilities in cities


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 13 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday expressed confidence that his government's urban development polices will be able to revolutionise the cities.Speaking at a conference on ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha (Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and impose stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Bill to eliminate manual scavenging tabled in Lok Sabha


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A bill that seeks to prohibit manual scavenging, rehabilitate those engaged in such inhuman employment and for stringent measures to stop such practices was introduced ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat rail project gets fresh boost


August 5th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 5 (IANS) The key Dalli Rajhara-Rowghat railway line in Chhattisgarh, languishing for the last three decades, got a fresh boost Sunday with the state government asking all the ... Read more...

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Drunken driving top road killer: Report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

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High winds knock off Pakistan power supply


July 31st, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) High winds and a cyclone are to blame for the current electricity crisis in Pakistan, said a minister.Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, minister for water and power, said ... Read more...

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China, South American trading bloc eye $200 bn trade


June 30th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mendoza (Argentina), June 30 (IANS) China and South American trading bloc Mercosur pledged here to further promote economic cooperation and lift bilateral trade to $200 billion in 2016.The target was ... Read more...

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Zardari wants a greener Pakistan


June 5th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for concerted efforts to turn the country green by planting the maximum number of saplings.He also wants active engagement ... Read more...

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Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh records 42 staged shoouts


April 24th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) With 42 cases, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of alleged staged shootouts 2011-12 as a total of 194 such cases were registered in the ... Read more...

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Jairam Ramesh invites corporates to work for tribal welfare


April 14th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) In a first major initiative, the government has reached out to India Inc to involve itself in rural developmental works involving the tribals in central and ... Read more...

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China offers to share water management experience


March 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 9 (IANS) China is willing to share with other nations its unique experiences in water management and conservation, according to Chen Lei, minister of water resources.China is ... Read more...

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China to give support to small firms


February 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China will roll out more policies tailored to boosting the development of small and micro-sized firms, an official said Tuesday.Ministries of finance and industry are finalizing ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan to celebrate 20 years of independence


December 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 24 (IANS) When Kazakhstan became independent after the collapse of Soviet Union in December 1991, many experts had predicted the collapse of the Central Asian nation under the ... Read more...

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Shortage of armed forces firing ranges: Antony


December 12th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian armed forces face a shortage of field firing ranges (FFR) to practice the use of weapons with the number dwindling from 104 to ... Read more...

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India determined to eradicate polio: minister


December 9th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With only one case of polio being reported in India this year, the government is hoping to eradicate the paralytic disease completely, Minister of State ... Read more...

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Corruption is like computer virus: Himachal chief justice


November 12th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Kurian Joseph Saturday said corruption is like a computer virus and there is a need for "coordination among investigating agencies ... Read more...

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South Asia’s leaders to accelerate trade, to jointly combat terror


November 11th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Addu (Maldives), Nov 11 (IANS) In the balmy backdrop of this Indian Ocean atoll, leaders of eight South Asian nations Friday decided to accelerate trade liberalisation, intensify their anti-terror ... Read more...

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Honda to cut production as Thai floods hit supplies


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Japaneses automobile major Honda Wednesday said it was scaling down production at its Greater Noida plant due to shortage of parts caused by the floods ... Read more...

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Right to Food campaign demands universal PDS


November 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With the government working on a draft food security bill, the Right to Food Campaign Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make the ... Read more...

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Haryana wants to stop contractual labour


October 31st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Days after a strike ended at automobile major Maruti-Suzuki's plant at Manesar, the Haryana government Monday said the practice of employing contractual labour in the state ... Read more...

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China pushes for enhanced cooperation with Russia


October 21st, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) China is willing to cooperate with Russia on strategic security matters and the two countries should work more closely on bilateral and multilateral issues, said Vice ... Read more...

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Punjab sets up drug prevention board


October 1st, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) The Punjab government has set up a Punjab Drug Prevention Board to curb the growing menace of drug addiction in the state, an official said here ... Read more...

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Honda launches entry-level hatchback Brio


September 27th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Japanese automobile major Honda's Indian subsidiary Tuesday launched its entry-level hatchback Brio, priced in the range of Rs.3.95 lakh to Rs.5.10 lakh."We have been able ... Read more...

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Concerted efforts needed to tackle global crisis: IMF


September 23rd, 2011 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged global leaders to act in synchronism, as the world economy has entered into new dangerous phase, Xinhua reported Friday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Spain sees 35 percent growth in Indian tourists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Spain has recorded a 35 percent growth in tourist arrivals over 2010 in the first seven months of 2011, a Spanish official said, adding that it ... Read more...

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European crisis not to hit Indian IT: Nasscom


September 21st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Sovereign debt crisis in some European countries and slow recovery in the US will not impact the Indian IT industry this fiscal, software industry body Nasscom ... Read more...

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US stocks close higher for fourth consecutive day


September 16th, 2011 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 16 (IANS) US stocks posted four winning streak Thursday as concerted efforts by central banks encouraged optimism, Xinhua reported.The European Central Bank, along with the Federal Reserve ... Read more...

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UAE interior ministry calls for child protection


September 15th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) UAE's Ministry of Interior has called for child protection and stressed on the need to boost communication between the school and family.The ministry's Higher ... Read more...

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USAID to give $155 mn for education in Pakistan


August 16th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US government's aid agency USAID has pledged $155 million for enhancement of education in eastern Pakistan's Sindh province that is currently reeling under a ... Read more...

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Economic growth a must for poverty reduction: Montek


July 11th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Although poverty in India had decreased in the last two decades, the access to opportunities still remained restricted for many people, Planning Commission Deputy chairman ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks enhanced cooperation with Sri Lanka


July 6th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sought further enhancement of bilateral ties with Sri Lanka and welcomed the convening of the Joint Economic Commission ... Read more...

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Delhi revenue collection takes a leap: Dikshit


May 25th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Delhi government's revenue collection has shown impressive growth, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday. Revenue collection increased to Rs.16,478 crore during 2010-11 from Rs.13,448 ... Read more...

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CRPF learning yoga to bust enemy within (With Images)


May 15th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Stretch your arms, wiggle your toes, extend your legs, breath deep and easy...and the troopers lined up at their camp premises in the capital do ... Read more...

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Bangladesh, India launch joint Tagore celebrations


May 6th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 6 (IANS) Bangladesh and India Friday launched joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the globally revered poet whose poems they have adopted as ... Read more...

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