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India to cut subsidies on non-urea fertilisers next fiscal


March 1st, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) In a bid to control the widening fiscal deficit, the government Thursday said it will reduce subsidies on phosphate and potash-based fertilisers by over ... Read more...

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Indian fertiliser makers looking to buy mines in Africa


December 11th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Faced with increasing demand and rising cost of importing raw material, the Indian fertiliser industry is eying mineral assets in Africa."Today there is a possibility ... Read more...

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Only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems: Malaysian MPs


November 29th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two Malaysian MPs who are very vocal about the situation in Sri Lanka now say that only Colombo can resolve Tamil problems, not any other ... Read more...

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Rahul detects fake fertilizer in Uttar Pradesh village


October 13th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday detected supply of fake fertilizer in a village of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.Gandhi, who arrived Monday on a ... Read more...

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Gujarat alleges injustice in fertiliser allocation


May 18th, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 17 (IANS) Gujarat Tuesday alleged injustice in the allocation of DAP fertiliser, saying the central government has given it far less than its requirement.Agriculture Minister Dileep Sanghani urged ... Read more...

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Malaysian PM counsels calm on `Christian takeover’ reports


May 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has appealed for calm after postings on blogs claimed that opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) was "to elect a Christian ... Read more...

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Malay Indian voters to support Barisan Nasional


April 23rd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Indian voters in Malaysia are returning to the country's ruling political coalition Barisan Nasional because the community felt betrayed by opposition party Pakatan Rakyat for not fulfilling ... Read more...

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Malay leader denies man in YouTube sex video is her husband


April 5th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 5 (ANI): The Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR or the People's Justice Party) President Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has insisted that the man shown on a sex video posted ... Read more...

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Woman claims to have 18 sex videos of Malaysian leader


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 23 (IANS) A Malaysian woman has claimed to have 18 videos showing an opposition politician having sex with women prostitutes as well as with men, adding a ... Read more...

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Malaysian parties prepare for snap polls


December 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 15 (IANS) Malaysian political parties, including those that represent ethnic Indians, have begun preparing for likely snap polls.The Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC), the oldest and the largest party ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka passes laws to legalise gambling, betting


November 10th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 10 (DAP) Sri Lanka's parliament Wednesday passed legislation to legalise betting and gambling, saying the move would help to attract tourists following the end of the decades-long civil war on ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian legislator quits party


June 15th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (IANS) An ethnic Indian legislator Tuesday quit Malaysia's opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) to become an independent "friendly" to the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) which, he alleged 16 ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Islamist party gives nod to non-Muslim candidates


June 12th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kota Baru, Jun 12 (ANI): The Parti Islam SeMalaysia, an Islamist political party in Malaysia, has said that non-Muslims can also stand as its candidates in national elections in the future.Pas ... Read more...

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Badal criticises fertilizer price hike


May 21st, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday slammed the central government for the recent hike in fertilizer prices, saying this would burden the farmers. Badal said the prices of ... Read more...

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Ladakh farmers switch to organic farming


May 17th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir), May 17 (ANI): Farmers in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region are switching to organic farming and have decided to avoid the usage of pesticides and other chemicals that ... Read more...

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States, para military asked to check fertilisers smuggling


May 7th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Friday said states and para military forces have been asked to check smuggling of fertilisers to neighbouring countries. The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, ... Read more...

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Malay Sikhs ask Malaysian Govt to declare Vaisakhi as a national holiday


April 8th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Apr 8 (ANI): Two prominent Sikhs leaders of Malaysia have asked the government to declare Vaisakhi as a national holiday.Malaysia National Sikhs Movement president (Gerak-sikh) Darshan Singh and DAP chairman ... Read more...

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Tamil schools, literature not neglected in Malaysia (Lead)


March 31st, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 31 (IANS) Amidst vehement criticism by the Indian ethnic minority that Tamil schools and literature are being treated as "step-children" in Malaysia, the deputy prime minister has said these ... Read more...

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Oz Haat Charity Fair in Delhi from Saturday


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): Australia's High Commissioner to India Peter Varghese will inaugurate the Oz Haat Charity Mela on the front lawns of the high commision this Saturday.Showcasing Indian NGO vendors, the ... Read more...

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Curbs lifted on Malaysian Indian activist


October 4th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 4 (IANS) Malaysian authorities have lifted restrictions on legislator-lawyer M. Manoharan who was the legal advisor of the banned outfit Hindu Rights Action Front (Hindraf). Manoharan's wife S. ... Read more...

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MIC Youth chief candidates facing hate-SMS campaign


August 14th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 14 (ANI): As the race for Malaysian Indian Congress Youth chief intensifies, a hate text campaign against the main contenders for the post through text messages is on.Mobile ... Read more...

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Illegal Indian, Chinese temples to be demolished in Kedah: DAP chief


July 6th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Ipoh (Malaysia), July 6 (ANI): The Democratic Action Party chief of Malaysia's Kedah state, Thomas Su, has claimed that illegal Hindu and Chinese temples are about to be demolished in the state, ... Read more...

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BSES asked for information on problem areas


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Keeping up its pressure on BSES, the Delhi government has asked the power distribution company to identify likely locations of faults which might occur during the rainy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hindraf leaders form a political party


May 19th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Klang (Malaysia), May 19 (ANI): Several Hindraf leaders in Malaysia have formed a political party, which they say is aimed at addressing the aspirations of the Indian community.Led by the Hindu ... Read more...

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Imprisoned Malaysian Indian legislator may quit


May 5th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 5 (IANS) Malaysian Indian legislator M. Manoharan, who says he is frustrated at not being able to work for his constituents due to his imprisonment under the stringent ... Read more...

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Jailed Malaysian Indian lawmaker may quit: Report


May 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, May 1 (IANS) Unable to personally serve his constituency, a jailed Malaysian Indian legislator may quit his assembly seat, a website reported. But M. Manoharan's wife says she has no ... Read more...

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Hindraf to remain non-political organisation: Waythamoorthy


April 24th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 24 (ANI): Hindraf chairman P.Waythamoorthy, who is in self-exile in London, has vowed to keep the organisation non-political.The Makkal Osai quoted him as saying that any former Hindraf ... Read more...

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How some historical events shape our memory


April 24th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): We live in history. That's what psychologists from University of Alberta believe, who have found that some of the historical public events play a crucial role in shaping ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sedition charge against Malaysian Indian lawmaker


March 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 17 (IANS) A court in Malaysia Tuesday pressed a sedition charge against ethnic Indian lawmaker Karpal Singh for "threatening to sue" Perak state's royal constitutional head, Sultan Azlan Shah. The ... Read more...

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Parliament to debate suspension of Malaysian-Indian lawmaker (Lead)


March 14th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 14 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament will debate Monday a motion to suspend for one year ethnic Indian lawmaker Gobind Singh Deo for linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak ... Read more...

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Parliament to debate suspension of Malaysian-Indian lawmaker


March 14th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 14 (IANS) The Malaysian parliament will debate Monday a motion to suspend for one year ethnic Indian lawmaker Gobind Singh for linking Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to ... Read more...

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Malaysian Indian political leaders to attend ”Pravasi Bharatiya Divas”


January 6th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 6 (ANI): Malaysian Indian political leaders of the MIC, DAP and PKR will leave for Chennai this week to attend the three-day ''Pravasi Bharatiya Divas''. Representatives of the Hindu ... Read more...

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Indian origin PKR leaders meeting to address discrimination in Malaysia


December 30th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya, Dec. 30 (ANI): Followed by the resignation of several Indian origin members of the parliament, 50 PKR leaders have a planned a meeting on Wednesday to discuss discrimination faced ... Read more...

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Paswan assures Andhra Pradesh additional supply of 20,000 tonnes of fertiliser


August 11th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi , August 11 (ANI): Union Minister for Steel, Chemicals and Fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday assured Andhra Pradesh of additional supply of 20,000 tonnes of Diammonium Phosphate (DAP) ... Read more...

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Hindraf leader’’s passport was never seized, says Malaysian Minister


July 14th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 14 (ANI): Malaysias Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul Rahim Bakri has told his countrys Parliament that immigration officials had never seized the passport of Hindraf leader P. Waythamoorthy, although ... Read more...

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