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Government moots women’s helpline in 12th Plan


August 9th, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The central government is planning to launch a women's helpline number under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday."The working ... Read more...

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Hazare, team end fast; promise people’s movement as political alternative (Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Anna Hazare and his team ended their indefinite fast against corruption here Friday evening, spelling out the contours of their political alternative that would ... Read more...

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Amid monsoon worry, interest-free loan for Rajasthan farmers


July 29th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 29 (IANS) As possible monsoon failure looms large, the 26 million farmers in Rajasthan have unexpected help at hand. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced a far-reaching scheme ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects (Lead)


July 17th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at ... Read more...

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India, Russia discuss more Kudankulam projects


July 17th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) India and Russia Tuesday discussed the contours of a fresh bilateral agreement to further their nuclear trade by setting up two additional units at the ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Krishna leaves for SCO summit in China


June 5th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) With India increasingly looking to Central Asia for its energy security needs, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna left Tuesday for Beijing, where he will pitch ... Read more...

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India, China to resume dialogue on non-proliferation


April 13th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) In an important trust-building step, India and China Friday decided to resume their bilateral dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation. The two rising Asian powers also pressed ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia pitch for Afghan stability; back dialogue on Syria (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) Building upon an understanding at the BRICS summit in New Delhi nearly a fortnight ago, India, Russia and China Friday called for continued international engagement to ... Read more...

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India, China, Russia to jointly tackle global issues


April 13th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 13 (IANS) The foreign ministers of India, China and Russia Friday held their 11th trilateral meeting and underlined their major role in addressing key global challenges against the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chidambaram to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi


April 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will pay obeisance at one of the most revered Hindu shrines, Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir, when he makes ... Read more...

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Twitter can now block tweets by country


January 27th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Micro-blogging website Twitter has announced that it now has the technology to selectively block tweets on a country-by-country basis.In its blog, Twitter -- which had more ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Big B gives voice to documentary on parliament attack


December 13th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has lent his baritone to soul-stirring words penned by Prasoon Joshi in "13 December", a documentary made for the 10th ... Read more...

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India needs its own culture of strategic thought: Ansari


October 22nd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday advocated the need for India to develop a culture of strategic thought and called for creating a national resource-base of ... Read more...

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Transparency promised in full ’spectrum’ of new telecom policy (Roundup)


October 10th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The government unveiled a draft of its new telecom policy here Monday that focuses on free roaming, transparent allocation of airwaves, strategies to increase rural ... Read more...

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We will address people’s aspirations: Kashmir interlocutors


September 21st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) The recommendations of the interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir will address the political, social and cultural aspirations of the people without disrupting the identity of the ... Read more...

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9/11 transformed South Asia geopolitics (10th anniversary of 9/11)


September 9th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) When the architects of 9/11 were traced to shadowy caves in Afghanistan, the US sent thousands of troops to smoke them out and topple ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill in parliament by Wednesday: Bansal (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The anti-graft Lokpal bill is scheduled to be introduced in parliament within the first three days of its month-long monsoon session that begins Monday and ... Read more...

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Government to compensate rape victims


July 6th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The central government told the Delhi High Court Wednesday that it will implement within six weeks a system to provide financial assistance to rape victims ... Read more...

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Few takers for IGNOU’s anti-human trafficking course


May 12th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A year after it was launched, an anti-human trafficking certificate course started by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the home ministry has ... Read more...

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Obama will get a boost, but spike may not last


May 4th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama is likely to receive a strong boost in the polls with the historic announcement about the killing of Osama bin Laden, ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill draft panel has ‘very good’ second meeting


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The second meeting of the joint committee to draft a stringent Lokpal Bill held here Monday was "very good" and with "no difference of ... Read more...

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Broad contours of Lokpal Bill to be finalised by next month: Sibal


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Asserting that broad contours of the Lokpal Bill will be finalised by June 30, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday described the ... Read more...

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Patil calls for interaction between academic institutions of developing world


April 28th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Port Louis (Mauritius) Apr 28 (ANI): Asserting that India has always been willing to share its experience with all other developing countries, particularly traditionally close friends like Mauritius, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil ... Read more...

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Cellphones recovered from Kashmir prison


April 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 17 (IANS) At least seven mobile phones and 15 SIM cards were recovered from Srinagar's Central Jail Sunday, a day after police claimed that a former militant lodged ... Read more...

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Details of Manmohan-Gilani meetings being worked out: official


March 28th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The final contours of the meetings between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani at Mohali, where the two leaders ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Negative response from Jammu and Kashmir separatists, says chief interlocutor


February 26th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Feb 26(ANI): Journalist Dileep Padgaonkar, who is heading the team of interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir appointed by the Central Government, on Saturday said that the response from the separatists ... Read more...

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‘Government likely to agree to JPC on 2G spectrum controversy’


February 18th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The government is likely to accept the demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum controversy provided the opposition does not insist ... Read more...

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Licensing norms tougher in India’s new telecom policy


January 29th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India Saturday said its new telecom policy to be unveiled soon will tighten the norms for grant of licences and airwaves to service providers in a bid ... Read more...

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Congress leadership to finalise changes in AICC


January 20th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) After the reshuffle in the council of ministers Wednesday, the Congress leadership is expected to finalise changes in the All India Congress Committee (AICC) lineup, party ... Read more...

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Vested interests hampering Kashmir solution: Pillai


January 14th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Home Secretary G.K. Pillai Friday said Pakistan was a "problem" but "vested interests" in India were also hampering a final solution to the vexed issue of Jammu ... Read more...

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Schiaparelli impact basin on Mars was carved by wind, water


December 11th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): New images from ESA's Mars Express have indicated that the Schiaparelli impact basin has been shaped significantly by wind and water on the Red planet.Schiaparelli is a large ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ex-Baywatch star claims airport staff singled her out for nude security scan


December 8th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Former 'Baywatch' star Donna D'Errico has claimed that she was singled out by airport security staff to go through a nude security scan and that they even leered ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

K-1000, a jinxed Rally


December 2nd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 2 (IANS) The Karnataka-1000 Rally, a part of the Speed-Indian National Rally Championship, continues to be jinxed. The latest edition starting here Friday and being run as a contender event ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Novel fig leaf knickers to protect travellers’ privates from airport scanners


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): A Las Vegas businessman has come up with a special underwear that has a strategically placed fig leaf design that can help shield passengers' private parts from airport ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India can help transform Africa through education: AU official


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India is poised to set up a string of higher education and training institutions in Africa - in areas ranging from diamond polishing to ... Read more...

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