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Faster development when India fully literate: Ansari


September 9th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 8 (IANS) Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Saturday said India's development would be fast-tracked from the day the country attained complete literacy.Speaking at the Sakshar Bharat prize ... Read more...

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Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem


September 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem ... Read more...

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National vocational education project launched in Haryana


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Sep 3 (IANS) Launching the pilot project on National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) here Monday, union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal emphasised the need to change the ... Read more...

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Congress, BJP welcome death for Kasab


August 29th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence to Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case and sought ... Read more...

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India, Iran, Afghanistan to spur trade, transit via Chabahar


August 27th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, India, Iran and Afghanistan Sunday held a crucial trilateral meeting and agreed to set up a joint working ... Read more...

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India should ensure investment safety: German envoy (Interview)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India should ensure policy and judicial stability that will help counter the negative sentiments of late about investment climate in the country and ease flow ... Read more...

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Rename India as Bharat, says Congress MP


August 9th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) India should be renamed Bharat in the constitution of the country, a Congress parliamentarian has demanded in a constitutional amendment bill introduced in parliament Thursday.Congress MP ... Read more...

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Power grid collapse will never happen again: Moily


August 1st, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Newly-appointed Power Minister M. Veerappa Moily Wednesday reassured the nation that a national transmission grid collapse of the kind seen earlier in the week would ... Read more...

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Tata Steel to bring European-made products to India


July 26th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's no. 7 steelmaker, Thursday said it is planning to bring specialty steel from its European operation to India as a part of ... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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Amid China foray, India to invite South Sudan president


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) As China steps up its ties with Juba amid its standoff with Khartoum, India is planning to invite South Sudan President Salva Kiir in a ... Read more...

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PM holds talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Nay Pyi Taw, May 28 (IANS) With trade and improving connectivity on the agenda, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Myanmar President Thein Sein Monday held talks at the 100-room ... Read more...

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IOA seeks PM’s intervention on South Asian Games


May 14th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention for hosting the South Asian Games (SAG) here early next year as ... Read more...

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Corruption a major threat: ex-army officer


May 5th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, May 5 (IANS) Corruption and criminalization of politics are the greatest threats to internal security, former deputy chief of army staff Lt Gen N.S. Malik has said.On Friday, he ... Read more...

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BRICS summit faces Syria wall


March 26th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) While there is a broad consensus on pushing global governance reforms, the BRICS summit of the five major emerging economies here may hit the Syria ... Read more...

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‘Polio a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Pakistan has been "infamous the world over for exporting terrorism" and now there are fears of it exporting the polio virus to other countries, a ... Read more...

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Nuclear fuel complex to be set up in Rajasthan’s Kota


March 21st, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The union government plans to set up a nuclear fuel complex in Rajasthan's Kota to supply fuel to nuclear power plants across the country, the ... Read more...

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India’s infant mortality worse than neighbours: Azad


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Admitting that high infant mortality was a big health issue for the nation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday told parliament that India's situation is ... Read more...

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Shale gas exploration policy by March 2013: Reddy


March 13th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
"Shale gas policy is proposed to be announced tentatively by March 31, 2013," Reddy said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, adding the government has already started formulating the ... Read more...

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Premature to blame any country: India


February 14th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India Tuesday denied reports that Monday's attack on an Israeli embassy car was planned by Iran, saying there was "no evidence to name any country" ... Read more...

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India, Asean want to ‘connect’ in the physical, virtual world


February 13th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Monday began their year-long engagement with a Delhi Dialogue, where leaders emphasised on increased connectivity, ... Read more...

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India to carry northeast essentials via Bangladesh


February 11th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 11 (IANS) In a very significant development, the Bangladesh government has decided to allow India to ferry food grains and essentials for the mountainous northeastern states via its ... Read more...

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India steps up diplomatic outreach to stabilise Maldives


February 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) With the crisis in Maldives deepening after the resignation of Mohamed Nasheed as president, India is mobilising international support and has reached out to ... Read more...

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India to talk with Indonesia on proposed coal export curbs


January 28th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Expressing concern over the proposed restrictions on export of certain grades of coal by the Indonesian government, India Saturday said it would try to find a ... Read more...

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Nothing wrong with western influence: Sonam Kapoor


January 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) While the Indian youth faces criticism for aping the west, young actress Sonam Kapoor says she finds nothing wrong with it as good values are ... Read more...

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India, US pitch for Afghan-led reconciliation process


January 20th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Reviewing the situation in Afghanistan, India and the US Friday agreed to pitch for "an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned" reconciliation process and discussed the ongoing political ... Read more...

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India to get first robotic training centre for doctors


January 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Promising a new dimension to the future of robotic surgery in the country, India will soon be getting its first training centre for the technique, ... Read more...

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China warns US on exploiting Tibet issue


January 12th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beining, Jan 12 (IANS) In a clear reference to the US, China has said it is opposed to foreign countries that use Tibet-related issues to interfere in its domestic affairs.The ... Read more...

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‘India requires gender-based teaching’


January 8th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) Overseas Indians attending the Pravasi Bharati Diwas (PBD) here Jan 7-9 feel that to become a developed country, India requires to fill the gaps mainly in ... Read more...

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India rejects incorrect border maps on US website


January 4th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India Wednesday said it was aware of "gross inaccuracies" in a map of India on the US State Department website and asserted that "the entire ... Read more...

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BJP writes to Medvedev against Gita ban


December 21st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday sent a letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev condemning the likely ban on Bhagavad Gita by a Siberian ... Read more...

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Japan PM’s visit to push stalled n-deal talks


December 18th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) India and Japan are set to resume nuclear negotiations next year, with New Delhi hoping that the forthcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko ... Read more...

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US lawmakers concerned over rights violations in Tibet


November 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Nov 18 (IANS) Three US lawmakers have expressed concern over human rights violations in Tibet and asked the US ambassador to China to collect first-hand information on self-immolation protests, ... Read more...

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