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Iran can produce n-fuel for vessels, submarines: Official


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships, a top official has said."We have the capability to design nuclear fuel for ... Read more...

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‘Draft bill against manual scavenging with stricter provisions in monsoon session’


July 16th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Even as actor-activist Aamir Khan Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the age-old issue of manual scavenging the government said it is ... Read more...

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Colonialism’s shadow lingers over Goa village (Letter from Goa)


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mayem (Goa), June 22 (IANS) Even 50 years after liberation from Portuguese rule, the shadow of colonialism still looms over this little village in Goa about 30 km from state ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves heavy fines for protestors


June 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The lower house of Russian parliament in its final hearing Tuesday approved a controversial law that greatly increases the maximum fine for participating in ... Read more...

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Government lacks will to tackle honour crimes: Jurist


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Supreme Court lawyer and women's rights activist Kirti Singh Saturday said the government lacked the political will to tackle the issue of honour killings and ... Read more...

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Rajasthan moots bill to seize corrupt officials’ property


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) The Rajasthan cabinet Thursday approved a bill which aims to ensure speedy disposal of corruption cases and seizure or attachment of property of those government servants ... Read more...

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Russian parliament approves chemical castration for paedophiles


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian parliament's upper house -- the Federation Council -- has approved a law that would provide tougher penalties, including life imprisonment and chemical castration, ... Read more...

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Difference between what Chidamabaram says, practices: BJP


February 18th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) There is a difference between what P. Chidambaram says and what he practices, said the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the union home ... Read more...

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NHRC demands legislation for right of patients


January 20th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Demanding a legislation to ensure "rights of patients", the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is contemplating preparing a draft bill along with some civil society ... Read more...

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FICCI wants draft land acquisition bill revised


January 1st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government should review provisions of the draft Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 to make it viable for the industry to acquire land ... Read more...

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Team Anna writes to PM, wants ‘real anti-corruption law’


December 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) In an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and parliamentarians, Team Anna has urged them to come out with "a real anti-corruption law" ... Read more...

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Amid opposition, Lokpal bill tabled with minority quota (Lead)


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Amid stiff opposition, the government Thursday finally introduced in the Lok Sabha the much-debated Lokpal bill that envisages creation of anti-graft institutions at the ... Read more...

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Udit Raj welcomes decision on Lokpal reservations


December 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Udit Raj, chairman of the All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations Wednesday welcomed the union cabinet's decision to provide reservations for SCs, STs and ... Read more...

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Cabinet to discuss Lokpal bill Tuesday, Hazare calls it worthless (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The union cabinet is likely to meet Tuesday to approve the contentious Lokpal Bill even as Anna Hazare described the government draft as "worthless ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s Food Bill past muster? (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Main provisions of food bill (To go with ‘Will food bill force government to eat humble pie’)


December 18th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Main provisions of the National Food Security Bill:- The draft bill seeks to cover 75 percent of the rural population and 50 percent of urban households and proposes the right to ... Read more...

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Will Sonia Gandhi’s food bill pass muster?


December 18th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The draft National Food Security Bill, that seeks to provide rice at Rs.3, wheat at Rs.2 and coarse grains at Re.1 per kg to ... Read more...

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Cabinet meet likely Sunday on Lokpal, food security bills (Lead)


December 17th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The union cabinet is expected to meet here Sunday evening to discuss the Lokpal and the food security bills, said official sources.The cabinet meeting, ... Read more...

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Committed to effective Lokpal based on political consensus: PM (Second Lead)


December 14th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Stressing that the Lokpal bill would be passed in the winter session of parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said the government was "committed" ... Read more...

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Cabinet may take up food bill Sunday: Thomas


December 14th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The cabinet may take up the draft National Food Security Bill on Sunday, Food Minister K.V. Thomas said."The cabinet is likely to take up ... Read more...

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Cabinet defers food bill as discussions inconclusive (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The cabinet Tuesday deferred a decision on the proposed food security bill as talks on the legislation remained inconclusive, with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar ... Read more...

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Human traffickers to get death in Bangladesh


December 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh cabinet has approved a draft bill on human trafficking that would punish offenders with death, an official said.The proposed "Human Trafficking Prevention and Protection ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod to food bill likely Tuesday


December 12th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) With the cabinet all set to approve the draft National Food Security Bill Tuesday, the government plans to introduce it in the ongoing winter ... Read more...

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Rahul behind weak Lokpal bill, says Hazare


December 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra), Dec 9 (IANS) Anna Hazare Friday blamed Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi for the government's weak version of the Lokpal bill and said in the present ... Read more...

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Team Anna urges people to protest ‘weak’ Lokpal bill


December 9th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) As the parliamentary panel tabled its report on the Lokpal bill Friday, Team Anna members termed the draft legislation weak and urged people ... Read more...

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No delay on Lokpal bill: Singhvi


December 6th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) There would be no delay, except for a "couple of days", in submitting the report on the anti-graft Lokpal bill in parliament, Abhishek Manu ... Read more...

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Food bill to address cost-sharing concern of states


November 21st, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of concerns of the states, the central government has provided for cost sharing in all the schemes under the draft National Food ... Read more...

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Patkar seeks freeze on projects causing displacement


November 17th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 17 (IANS) Activist Medha Patkar Thursday sought a moratorium on all large projects in the country till a new law was enacted on consensus to resolve the displacement-related ... Read more...

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Swamy files complaint against Sonia, NAC


November 16th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has filed a police complaint against Sonia Gandhi and other members of the National Advisory Council (NAC) for their ... Read more...

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Activists demand nutrition security for all children


November 15th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Right to Food campaign Tuesday charged the draft National Food Security Bill (NFSB) with ignoring the food security needs of children or the growing ... Read more...

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New bill seeks to protect home buyers, curb graft in realty


November 11th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The government Friday released a draft bill that seeks to bring transparency and accountability in real estate and housing transactions and curb widespread corruption in ... Read more...

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Draft food security bill faulty: Tripura government


November 5th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 5 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura Saturday said the National Food Security (NFS) draft bill in its present form is grossly inadequate in achieving ... Read more...

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Right to Food campaign demands universal PDS


November 1st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) With the government working on a draft food security bill, the Right to Food Campaign Tuesday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should make the ... Read more...

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Food bill in parliament’s winter session: Thomas


October 31st, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The draft National Food Security bill will be brought to the cabinet by Nov 20 and introduced in the winter session of parliament, Food Minister ... Read more...

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China legally defines terrorist acts, organisations


October 30th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 29 (IANS) China's top legislature Saturday adopted an anti-terror bill which makes clear definitions of terrorist acts and organisations, paving the way for the country to crack down ... Read more...

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