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India, Egypt sign poll pact


September 18th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and Egypt Tuesday signed an agreement to promote consultation and cooperation in election management.Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said an Indian delegation witnessed the ... Read more...

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Land acquisition bill referred to group of ministers


August 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday referred the land acquisition bill to a group of ministers and approved amendments to two other bills and one act, official sources ... Read more...

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SIDBI to be first to raise funds through ECB


August 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) The Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) Monday said it would be first finance company to raise funds through external commercial borrowing (ECB) after the ... Read more...

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Government wants mechanism to prevent social websites’ misuse


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is working with social networking websites to create an institutional mechanism to prevent their misuse, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.He was ... Read more...

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Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes


August 5th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Electronic cigarettes - that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour - face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were ... Read more...

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NCP declares truce, alliance to have more ‘coordination’


July 25th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Declaring a truce with the alliance partner Congress, the NCP Wednesday said a mechanism is being evolved to ensure more consultation between allies for ... Read more...

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Karnataka given two days to start ombudsman appointment process


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday gave two days time to the 10-day old new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government to start the process of appointing ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... Read more...

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PM for wide consultation on GAAR


June 29th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday sought wide consultation on the draft guidelines of the General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) and said these would be ... Read more...

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BJP to contest presidential poll, undecided on candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party's top leaders Monday decided to put up a fight against Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential poll ... Read more...

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Forced marriages to be a crime in Britain


June 8th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Forcing someone to marry will become a criminal offence in Britain and "will not be tolerated", Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday.The decision to create ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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Panel planned for speedy disposal of CBI cases


May 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The government has accepted a recommendation to set up a committee to study the pending CBI cases in courts and suggest ways for their speedy ... Read more...

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Ignoring state views on NCTC unconstitutional: Jharkhand CM


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda Monday said ignoring the states' views on the controversial National Counter Terrorism Centre was "unconstitutional and impractical"."There is need for ... Read more...

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UNSC to mull on observer mission in Syria


April 13th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 13 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) will begin consultation on a draft resolution concerning the deployment of an observer mission in Syria "as swiftly as possible".US ... Read more...

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‘Irrelevant parties should stay out of South China Sea’


April 10th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China Tuesday expressed hope that "irrelevant parties" will avoid getting involved in disputes over the South China Sea.Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said this at a ... Read more...

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Court seeks response on Governor’s appointment


March 27th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court Tuesday asked the central government to respond to a petition seeking consultation with the Uttar Pradesh chief minister ... Read more...

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Special package for sericulture farmers being worked out


March 27th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The centre in consultation with the states and the Silk Board is working out a special package to address the problems faced by sericulture ... Read more...

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Women being treated as chattel: Chidambaram


March 21st, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Hoping that attitudes would change with education, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday that women were being treated as chattel and that was one ... Read more...

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Still a window for diplomacy on Iran: Obama


March 6th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said Monday that there is still a "window" for a diplomatic resolution on Iran's nuclear issue.Sitting beside visiting Israeli Prime Minister ... Read more...

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No move to take conduct code out of EC’s purview: Khurshid


February 21st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday denied any proposal by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on corruption to take the model code of conduct out of the purview ... Read more...

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Dhumal seeks work on pending rail projects


February 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Sunday asked the railways to start the construction of a rail line in the state that the Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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No more surgery, Big B fine


February 18th, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has shown signs of improvement, and doctors at the Seven Hills Hospital Friday decided against another surgery on the megastar."The surgery was supposed ... Read more...

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Maldives new president to form coalition government


February 8th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) Newly-appointed Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Wednesday announced he would form a coalition government with the participation of all political parties, including former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian ... Read more...

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Britain recalls envoy in Syria for consultation


February 7th, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said the country's ambassador in Syria has been recalled for consultation, following America's move to withdraw all diplomats from Damascus.The ... Read more...

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IMF sees Myanmar as Asia’s next economic bright spot


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Myanmar's economic reform efforts, saying that the nation has the potential to become the next economic bright spot in ... Read more...

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Iran sanctions not constructive approach: China


January 26th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) China Thursday said economic sanctions on Iran were not "constructive approaches".The European Union Monday agreed to place an embargo on Iran's oil exports and to introduce ... Read more...

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No objection if Taliban opens office: Minister


December 18th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Afghan Foreign Affairs Minister Zalmai Rasoul has said the government will not object to the Taliban opening an office in the country or abroad for ... Read more...

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Rotational chief minister decision upto ‘high command’: Soz


December 17th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 17 (IANS) It is for the Congress high command to decide on the issue of rotational chief minister in Jammu and Kashmir which is governed by the ... Read more...

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Hughes opts out of Big Bash to focus on Test career


December 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 14 (IANS) Australia's beleaguered Test opener Phil Hughes has opted out of the Big Bash Twenty20 league with Sydney Thunder to concentrate on his technique.The 23-year-old is going ... Read more...

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BJP to propose amendments in Lokpal bill


December 13th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) A day ahead of the all-party meeting to discuss the Lokpal bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said it will propose amendments to ... Read more...

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Renewal of TV licences: Self-regulatory bodies to be consulted


December 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has notified the uplinking guidelines for TV channels, but has softened the contentious renewal clause amid an outcry from ... Read more...

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Cuba to enlarge farm programme to boost rice output


December 6th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS/EFE) Cuba plans to enlarge to 40,000 hectares a Vietnam-aided effort to expand production of rice, official media said Monday.Given the positive results of the joint project, ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have electronic media policy


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Pakistan, which has 85 channels, is formulating an electronic media policy, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said the government ... Read more...

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