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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Babus’ interference in health sector angers Bihar’s doctors


September 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Government doctors in Bihar are fed up of bureaucratic interference in the state's health sector and are blaming 'babus' (officials) for the failure to provide healthcare ... Read more...

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UP to wrap up arrangements for Haj pilgrims by Sep 11


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday asked officials to complete all arrangements by Sep 11 for the departure of Haj pilgrims from the state.In separate letters written ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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33 IPS officers shifted in UP, power chief also booted out


July 31st, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) Bruised by attacks of opposition parties on the law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh's Akhilesh Yadav government late Monday transferred 33 senior IPS ... Read more...

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UP sacks contractual employees in urban local bodies


July 25th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday sacked thousands of contractual employees in urban local bodies who were appointed by the previous Mayawati regime of Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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UP plans special cells for NRIs


July 10th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up an NRI cell for people from the state to track their growth and safety and also look ... Read more...

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Uttarakhand drive to check sex-determination tests


July 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, July 9 (IANS) To curb rampant sex-determination tests and prevent a fall in the gender ratio, the Uttarakhand government Monday directed district magistrates to ensure regular inspection of 522 ... Read more...

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UP taking steps to save food grain from rains


June 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 28 (IANS) Amid reports of food grain lying unattended in the open in many places in Uttar Pradesh, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh Thursday said ... Read more...

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Anti-ragging helpline for Uttar Pradesh colleges soon


June 16th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) All engineering, management and medical colleges and professional institutes in Uttar Pradesh will soon have a state-level 24x7 anti-ragging helpline.An action plan in this regard ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh initiates work on freight corridor


June 2nd, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Aiming to accelerate implementation of the ambitious eastern dedicated freight corridor (DFC) project, the Uttar Pradesh government Friday directed officials to ensure time-bound clearances and resolution ... Read more...

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59 UP officials suspended for laxity in wheat purchase


May 30th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday cracked the whip on officials found guilty of dereliction in wheat purchases, ordering suspension of 59 and 0departmental action ... Read more...

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Power woes in UP set to disturb Akhilesh honeymoon (Uttar Pradesh Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) With mercury climbing up and little relief in sight from the scorching sun, incessant power cuts and outages in Uttar Pradesh have added to the ... Read more...

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UP to set up control rooms for road accident victims


May 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will set up control rooms on national and state highways to provide emergency services to accident victims in district-level hospitals across the state, officials ... Read more...

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Railway minister leads Trinamool rally against fuel hike (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal Thursday hit the streets to protest the steep hike in petrol prices, with the ruling UPA partner Trinamool Congress taking ... Read more...

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Railway minister leads Trinamool rally against petrol hike


May 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Political parties in West Bengal Thursday hit the streets to protest the steep hike in petrol prices, with the ruling UPA partner Trinamool Congress taking ... Read more...

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UP cabinet clears unemployment allowance


May 11th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet Friday put its stamp of approval on the unemployment allowance which the Samajwadi Party had promised. The move is likely to benefit ... Read more...

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UP to launch soil testing project Monday


May 5th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will launch a project Monday for testing the health of the soil across the state, an agriculture department official said here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch disaster management project in schools


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Tripura will launch a disaster management programme in its schools to enhance the state's preparedness in an event of a natural calamity striking it, an ... Read more...

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Bihar alerts legislators, officials in 33 Maoist-hit districts


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 22 (IANS) In the wake of audacious abductions by Maoists in Odisha and Chattisgarh, the Bihar government has asked legislators and top officials in the state's 33 insurgency-hit ... Read more...

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Thousands throng Akhilesh’s house at maiden ‘janata darshan’ (Lead)


April 18th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Over 12,000 people from across Uttar Pradesh thronged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's official residence here Wednesday at his maiden 'janata darshan', officials said.Akhilesh was flooded ... Read more...

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Akhilesh’s maiden ‘janata darshan’ is huge draw


April 18th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Over 12,000 people from all across Uttar Pradesh thronged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's official residence here at his maiden 'janata darshan' Wednesday, officials said.Akhilesh was flooded ... Read more...

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70 IAS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh


April 13th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) In yet another major reshuffle in the Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy, the less than a month-old Samajwadi Party (SP) government Friday shifted 70 Indian Administrative Service ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata: Metro services halted, buildings develop cracks (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that ... Read more...

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Mamata strips non-Trinamool panchayat heads of power


March 27th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The opposition Left Front in the West Bengal assembly Tuesday staged a walk out after an adjournment motion by it against a government order stripping panchayat ... Read more...

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Akhilesh rejigs bureaucracy, 30 officials transferred


March 19th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 18 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic reshuffle by the new Uttar Pradesh government of Akhilesh Yadav, 30 officials, mostly IAS, were transferred late Sunday.This included district magistrates of ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar’s home district gets development award


January 29th, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) Development works in Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's home district of Nalanda have won it a national award, an official said Sunday."Never before has a ... Read more...

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Huge turnout at drive to promote voting in Uttar Pradesh


January 25th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 25 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday went on an unprecedented drive across poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to inculcate the spirit of voting among the state's 12 crore electors.While a ... Read more...

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Goa: Non-IAS officers serving as district magistrates questioned


January 24th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) Election officials in Goa have questioned state administrative service officers, instead of those from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), functioning as district magistrates and district returning ... Read more...

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NSA invoked in Bihar to check increasing crime


January 6th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 6 (IANS)In a bid to check increasing crime, the Bihar government Friday invoked the National Security Act till March 31, police said.Official sources in the government said that regular ... Read more...

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Only 10 vehicles for campaigning: Poll panel


January 3rd, 2012 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 3 (IANS) The Election Commission said Tuesday a candidate could use a maximum of 10 vehicles during the campaign for next month's Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.Disclosing this here, ... Read more...

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New districts, sub-divisions and blocks for Tripura


December 28th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Dec 28 (IANS) Ahead of its 40th statehood day on Jan 21, Tripura will get four new districts, six sub-divisions and five rural development blocks in order to make ... Read more...

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Lalu, Mulayam oppose Lokpal bill


December 21st, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Wednesday opposed the draft Lokpal bill, approved by the union cabinet Tuesday, saying it ... Read more...

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Quraishi to review Uttar Pradesh poll preparedness


November 27th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S.Y. Quraishi, along with an Election Commission team, will Monday review poll preparations in the state, a statement said.Quraishi and election ... Read more...

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Pull up your socks, Mayawati tells officials


October 20th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) With the 2012 state assembly elections looming, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday convened a meeting of all district magistrates, district police chiefs and other top ... Read more...

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