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Only 4 states, UTs support FDI in retail: Government


August 8th, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Only four states and union territories have formally supported allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, signifying little backing for the Indian government's move ... Read more...

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Goa’s pro-women flagship scheme hits rough weather


July 26th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Goa government's 'Laadli Laxmi' scheme, a flagship social initiative which grants Rs.1 lakh to women at the time of marriage, has hit rough weather.The ... Read more...

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Goa to give women Rs.1 lakh for wedding expenses


July 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) With an aim to curb female foeticide in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday launched the 'Ladli Laxmi' scheme, under which women can avail Rs.1 ... Read more...

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West coast states discuss security, drug trafficking


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Officials from west side states like Gujarat and Goa met here to evolve a joint strategy for ensuring security along the country's western coast to ... Read more...

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$826 million ADB loan to India for power transmission


March 30th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday offered $826 million in loans to India for improving the power transmission systems in the country.The money will be ... Read more...

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Indian varsity to teach students from Mozambique


March 7th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), March 7 (IANS) An Indian university has tied up with a university in Mozambique to help provide "global career opportunities for students".The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Tuesday ... Read more...

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Experts discuss working of police complaint system


February 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Independent specialised agencies to deal with police misconduct, including death, torture and rape in custody, do not seem to be welcome in India, said experts ... Read more...

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Over 12,000 acres of defence land under encroachment


December 8th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Over 12,000 acres of defence land all over the country is under encroachment, and close to half of total lands occupied by squatters are in ... Read more...

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India’s coastal security plan yet to take off (Three years after 26/11)


November 25th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) India's much hyped maritime defence plan remains hurdled by procurement delays and turf wars, three years after 10 Pakistani terrorists sailed into Mumbai undetected, exposing ... Read more...

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Mozambique selects students to study in India


November 16th, 2011 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Maputo (Mozambique), Nov 16 (IANS) The southwest African nation of Mozambique is selecting students to study in India under a scholarship programme recently provided by an Indian university.The scholarships are ... Read more...

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Pawar calls for agriculture reforms


October 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Friday called for reforms in agricultural marketing to enable farmers to get best prices for their products.The prevailing system of regulated ... Read more...

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Don’t delay infrastructure, Pranab tells western states


September 17th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged chief ministers of India's western states to ensure speedy approval for various infrastructure projects which are held up ... Read more...

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Most states have no child rights panel: Krishna Tirath


August 25th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Many states in the country, including Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Haryana, have not set up the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), ... Read more...

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Bihar uses least power, Delhi the most


August 15th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli tops the list on per capita power consumption in the country at 11,863.64 kWh while Bihar is ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh tops list of dowry deaths


August 10th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of dowry deaths in 2009, while the figure was nil for most northeastern states, Minister of State for Home ... Read more...

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NTPC commissions 660 MW supercritical unit in Chhattisgarh


June 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) State-run thermal power generation company NTPC Tuesday commissioned its new 660 MW supercritical power unit, which it says is more efficient and environment friendly, at ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of rights violations in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi


May 6th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Of the 18,000 human rights violations recorded in India in the first three months of this year, a staggering 65.57 percent, or roughly two-thirds, were ... Read more...

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Census highlights: India home to 17.5 percent of world population


March 31st, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India's headcount has risen to 1.21 billion over the last decade, making it home to 17.5 percent of the world's population. Following are the highlights ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh most populous, Lakshadweep least


March 31st, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) With 200 million people, Uttar Pradesh continues to be the most populous state in the country while the Lakshadweep has the least numbers at 64,429 ... Read more...

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Literacy rises by 9.2 percent, now 74.04 percent


March 31st, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) India's effective literacy rate has recorded a 9.2 percent rise to reach 74.04 percent, according to provisional data of the 2011 census released Thursday.Effective literacy ... Read more...

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73 coastal police stations to be set up for enhancing security: Govt.


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday informed that under the Coastal Security Scheme, a total of 73 coastal police stations are to be set up, equipped ... Read more...

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Census exercise in Gujarat to begin Feb 9


February 5th, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The 15th census exercise beginning in Gujarat from Feb 9 will have the star cast of SAB TV's popular serial "Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma" as its brand ... Read more...

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Indian infant mortality rate dips


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The infant mortality rate (IMR) - which reflects the number of deaths per 1,000 live births - has dipped by three points in both rural and ... Read more...

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Delhi Police, the third most complained against in India


January 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Delhi Police had more than 6,000 complaints registered against them in 2009 - the third highest in the country after the police forces in Uttar Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Risk management project for Andhra, Orissa approved


January 6th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Union Cabinet today approved National Risk Management Project for Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. According to an official press release it is estimated to cost about 1496 crore ... Read more...

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Census 2011 and National Population Register (NPR) almost complete: Chidambaram


November 30th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.30 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Tuesday said that data collection for house listing and housing census and for the National Population Register (NPR) was completed in ... Read more...

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Gadkari meets Advani; Sushma says Modi remarks misreported (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New DelhiPatna Oct 28 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadakri Thursday met senior leader L.K. Advani amid efforts in the party to resolve the controversy triggered by the remarks ... Read more...

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Coastal security up after 26/11, says Chidambaram


October 27th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said coastal security has been strengthened in the country since after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.He also said that there was ... Read more...

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PUCL approaches apex court on foodgrain for needy families


September 24th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Friday asked the Supreme Court to initiate contempt proceedings against 12 states and union territories for not supplying Below ... Read more...

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Involve youth in election process: Quraishi


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Election Commission of India is pulling out all stops to ensure the participation of the youth, especially those disillusioned by politicians, in the country's poll process, Chief ... Read more...

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Debate over whether Goa church should be brought under RTI


July 27th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) Should the church in Goa be brought under the purview of the Right to Information Act? At present, the government says the decision is beyond its authority ... Read more...

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Gadkari names in-charges of states (Lead)


July 23rd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday announced distribution of work to the party's office-bearers, with general secretary Vasundhra Raje taking charge of Haryana and ... Read more...

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Gadkari names in-charges for states


July 23rd, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Friday announced distribution of work to the party's office-bearers, with general secretary Vasundhra Raje taking charge of Haryana and ... Read more...

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Amendment in OBC Central List approved by Cabinet


July 22nd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday accorded approval for inclusion and amendment of the names of the castes and communities in the Central Lists of Other Backward Classes ... Read more...

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Pranab ask states, banks to extend banking access to all (Lead)


June 28th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherji Monday asked the central and western states and public sector banks to extend mainstream banking facilities to the poor, small farmers and micro-entrepreneurs. ... Read more...

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