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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report

July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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Beijing aims to become global financial hub

January 11th, 2012 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) The Beijing government has pledged to turn the Chinese capital into a major international financial hub.It will secure more credit supply from the state financial institutes ... Read more...

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Children most vulnerable in Orissa, West Bengal: Study

June 17th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds of the 100 districts in the country where children are most vulnerable to poverty, lack of parental care, social unrest and HIV/AIDS are ... Read more...

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Focus to be on rural development: Yeddyurappa

May 30th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, whose Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government completed three years in office Monday, vowed to focus on rural development during the ... Read more...

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Six states failed to win a gold at National Games

February 26th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) Six states -- Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Arunanchal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Chandigarh -- failed to open their account in gold medal category in the just concluded ... Read more...

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Delhi plans family development index

November 3rd, 2010 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Delhi government is working on a Family Development Index to measure how much its schemes help the intended beneficiaries."The government is in the process of institutionalising ... Read more...

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Another BJP-JMM government, another twist in Jharkhand’s political tale

September 9th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, Sep 9 (IANS) The shifting sands of political equations in Jharkhand will soon see the eighth government in less than 10 years and Arjun Munda of the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Obesity may hinder baby’s ability to crawl, walk

April 1st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Those cute little rolls of fat some infants have may actually slow their ability to crawl and walk, according to a new study. The study shows that infants, who ... Read more...

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China’s claim over Arunachal Pradesh is wrong: Dorjee Khandu

December 1st, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec1 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu on Tuesday said that China is a "good neighbour", but its claims over the State is "wrong".Addressing the media after releasing ... Read more...

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‘India’s climate policy should not compromise development needs’

October 28th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Expressing concern over media reports that suggest a change in India's climate policy, 43 organisations have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging that ... Read more...

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UN urges Nepal to end social inequality

August 17th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (DPA) A UN report Monday urged Nepalese political parties to end social inequality in the country to consolidate the gains of peace. The appeal came in the Nepal Human Development ... Read more...

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Midday meals unsuccessful in Madhya Pradesh, says CAG

July 28th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, July 28 (IANS) One would expect the enrolment of children in primary schools to increase with the implementation of the midday meal scheme. This, however, has not been the case in ... Read more...

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Punjab attains top spot in school infrastructure category

June 28th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Adding another feather to its cap, Punjab has emerged a leading state in the country in providing best infrastructure and facilities to primary and upper primary schools. Education Minister ... Read more...

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India top retail destination for investors: AT Kearney

June 15th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, June 15 (IANS) India has emerged the most attractive retail destination for investors among 30 emerging markets, says a report by US-based global management consulting firm AT Kearney. According to the company's ... Read more...

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Congress and CPI-M share unwritten agreement: Advani

March 6th, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) senior leader L.K. Advani Friday said the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) have an "unwritten agreement" in West Bengal and in ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s development blueprint for 2020 ready: Yeddyurappa

August 15th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 15 (IANS) The first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in southern India has drawn a comprehensive development blueprint to transform Karnataka into a model state by 2020, Chief Minister B.S. ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh ranks a poor 30 in educational development

August 14th, 2008 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Aug 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh, one of India's largest states, ranks 30th in the educational development index (EDI) calculated for 35 Indian states and union territories. This is stated in the ... Read more...

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Congress alleges secret BSP-BJP alliance, BJP says the opposite

June 21st, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress party has alleged that Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) withdrawal of support to the central government demonstrated a secret understanding between Chief ... Read more...

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Vietnam overtakes India as top investment destination: study

June 3rd, 2008 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) India has lost its top position as the most attractive emerging market destination for retail investment to Vietnam, according to a study by global management consulting firm ... Read more...

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