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Court dismisses petitions against GPS systems for Delhi autos


September 17th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi government's decision making it compulsory for auto-rickshaws in the city to install ... Read more...

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Judicial people should head information panels: SC (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information panels are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and these should be headed and ... Read more...

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J&K; to get planning board this year: Omar


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday announced that state planning board is being constituted this year to "achieve the development goals in consonance with ... Read more...

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Apex body looks at ‘gaps’ in Kashmir juvenile homes


June 28th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken stock of the "gaps in Kashmir's juvenile homes" during a five-day visit that ended ... Read more...

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India to host Africa Festival (With Image)


June 6th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Artistes from as many as five African countries - the Seychelles, Zambia, Sudan, Ghana and Senegal - will bring to India their folklores, dances and ... Read more...

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India welcomes Nepal’s Maoist integration pact


April 12th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed the recent pact under which former Maoist rebels handed over control of their fighters and weapons to the Nepal Army and hoped ... Read more...

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Prior sanction needed for proceeding against army, court told


March 26th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The union government Monday told the Supreme Court that prior section was necessary for instituting legal proceedings against army personnel engaged in anti-insurgency operations in ... Read more...

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Apex child rights panel to complete five years


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) will complete five years when it celebrates its foundation day Monday."The ... Read more...

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RPF amendment attempt to usurp states’ powers: Jayalalithaa


February 29th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday expressed opposition to the proposed amendment to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Act, terming it one more attempt ... Read more...

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Facing manpower shortage, Indian Navy on recruitment drive


February 26th, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Facing a massive shortage in its officer and sailor cadre, Indian Navy has gone on a campaign overdrive to attract the youth to join a ... Read more...

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Tourism can boost Kashmir’s economic development: Omar


December 31st, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday related economic welfare of the state to the development of tourism, asserting that boost to tourism would create ... Read more...

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Food bill to address cost-sharing concern of states


November 21st, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of concerns of the states, the central government has provided for cost sharing in all the schemes under the draft National Food ... Read more...

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Noida circle rates may be hiked


November 1st, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 1 (IANS) The district administration is likely to hike property circle rates, or the minimum prices for sale or purchase of real estate, in ... Read more...

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Goa to pass Lokayukta law this week: Kamat


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 3 (IANS) The Goa government will present and pass its own Lokayukta law in the two-day legislative assembly session starting Oct 5, Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said ... Read more...

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Trinamool Congress joins opposition against communal violence bill (Roundup)


September 10th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Opposition parties slammed as "dangerous" and an infringement on the powers of the states the provisions of the communal violence bill, drafted by the ... Read more...

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NATO woos India, says ties important


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) Stepping up its efforts to woo India as a partner nation in a post-Cold War world, NATO says its fledgling relations with New Delhi are "important" ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court rejects plea seeking spot for peaceful protests


August 17th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to hear a public suit seeking to earmark a site in the national capital for holding peaceful protests, saying ... Read more...

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Supreme Court notice to poll panel on EVMs (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed the Election Commission to decide on a petition seeking provisions for instant verification of votes cast through electronic voting machines ... Read more...

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Government mulling new law to curb doping menace: Maken


July 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken said Monday that the government was planning to table a new law in the monsoon session of the Parliament to ... Read more...

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Army chief to embark on five-day Bangladesh visit


June 18th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Forty years after he participated in the 1971 India-Pakistan war to liberate Bangladesh, Indian Army chief General V.K. Singh will embark on a five-day ... Read more...

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National consensus on Kashmir needed: former Pakistani PM


June 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) All political parties of Pakistan must strive to create a national consensus on the Kashmir issue, said former prime minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shahzad killing: Media organisation chief criticises ISI


June 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 3 (IANS) The head of a Pakistani media organisation has criticised the Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) for terming as baseless the charge levelled by Human Rights Watch over ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

International summit to discuss water resource management


April 12th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) An international summit, beginning here Wednesday, will explore new eco-friendly strategies and technologies in the management of water resources and ways to ensure sustainable development.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, new hi-tech shelters for troops on borders (With Images)


April 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Several thousand Indian Army soldiers posted on the borders with Pakistan and China can now expect a comfortable stay in the rugged terrain with the ... Read more...

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Hazare’s rallying anti-corruption cry galvanises India


April 6th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Students and stars, retired judges and rights activists, corporates and canny politicians… In a rare consonance of idea and ideal, thousands of Indians joined ... Read more...

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GMR group head Rao donates Rs.1,540 crore for philanthropy (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) India's leading infrastructure major GMR Group chairman G.M.R. Rao Tuesday pledged Rs.1,540 crore ($340 million) to create an endowment for philanthropic activities.The grant will be given ... Read more...

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Delhi issues notice to schools on fees hike


March 18th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Delhi's directorate of education (DoE) Friday informed the Delhi High Court that notices have been sent to 25 private schools in the city over fee ... Read more...

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25 Delhi schools indicted for lapses in accounts


March 17th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Thursday has in a report to the Delhi High Court termed as "unreasonable" the fee hike by 25 private ... Read more...

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India’s ‘no first use’ nuke policy to continue (Second Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India will continue with its 'no first use' policy on nuclear weapons, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday declared, rejecting BJP leader Jaswant Singh's suggestion ... Read more...

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‘No first use’ nuke policy to continue: Krishna (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The government Wednesday rejected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh's suggestion for a revisit of the 'no first use' policy for nuclear weapons, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says India lives in a ‘troubled neighbourhood’


February 1st, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Addressing the Chief Ministers Conference here today, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said that India lived in a troubled neighborhood which made the country face terror and ... Read more...

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SleepCare Solutions launches sleep disorder treatment facility


January 27th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) The country's first facility to treat sleep disorders has been set up here by the Hyderabad-based SleepCare Solutions (SCS) in collaboration with Philips Respironics, and plans are ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Foreign MPs to be Punjab state guests


January 6th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 6 (IANS) Members of Parliament (MPs) from other countries visiting Punjab will be accorded the status of state guests, the state government announced Thursday.Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday asked ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India might get 1.7-2 degrees warmer by 2030


November 16th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) India is expected to witness a 1.7-2 degrees Celsius rise in annual mean surface air temperature by 2030 due to the change in climate conditions, said a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ayodhya verdict challenged in Supreme Court


November 15th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court's Sep 30 verdict on the Ayodhya dispute was Monday challenged by a petitiner in the Supreme Court.The appeal was filed by ... Read more...

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