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Child labour prevention act contradicts education act: NGO


June 21st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act [CLPRA] is in direct conflict with the Right to Education (RTE) Act and needs to be amended, a prominent NGO ... Read more...

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Sovan Chatterjee to be new Kolkata mayor (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Sovan Chatterjee, a longtime loyalist of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, will be the new mayor of Kolkata, the newly elected party councillors of the city civic ... Read more...

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Court slams back-door entry into Uttar Pradesh upper house


April 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for an apparent attempt to circumvent the constitution while arranging a "back-door entry" for nine ... Read more...

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Maoists want to overthrow Indian state by 2050: Pillai (Second Lead)


March 6th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Maoists want to overthrow the Indian state by 2050, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said Friday and admitted that it would take at least 7 to 10 years ... Read more...

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Long haul to put down Maoist threat, says home secretary (Lead)


March 5th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Crushing the Maoist challenge is going to be a long haul because the armed rebel cadres were entrenched in no-go areas, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said Friday ... Read more...

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Long bloody war to stamp out Maoist threat: Home secretary


March 5th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Stamping out the Maoist threat is going to be a "long bloody war" because the armed rebel cadres were very highly motivated and trained, Home Secretary G.K. ... Read more...

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ONGC bags coveted FICCI annual award


February 27th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 27(ANI): The Oil And Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has been conferred with the FICCI Annual Award 2008-2009 for "Outstanding Corporate Vision-Business Performance, Social and Environmental Action and ... Read more...

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Bombay High Court’s new chief justice sworn in


February 11th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Anil R. Dave was Thursday sworn in the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court by Governor K. Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan, an official said. Justice Dave, 58, ... Read more...

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Veteran cinematographer Murthy to get Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2008


January 19th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.19 (ANI): Legendary cinematographer V K Murthy has been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2008.The award is conferred annually by the Government of India ... Read more...

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Haiti After The Quake


January 17th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Haiti, Jan 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The catastrophic earthquake at Haiti of magnitude 7.0 has shaken the nation. The devastating earthquake took away thousands of lives rendering so many people homeless. ... Read more...

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Corruption complaints in rural job scheme, admits minister


September 15th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) There were many complaints of corruption in the implementation of the central government's flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), Rural Development Minister C.P. Joshi admitted Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Role for Pitroda, Narayana Murthy in Air India on cards


July 8th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry is considering the names of some top industrialists and technocrats, including Sam Pitroda, N.R. Narayana Murthy and S. Ramadorai, for reviving national ... Read more...

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Literature is jewel of society, says Javed Akhtar


May 31st, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar termed literature as the jewel of the society.He said this at a function to mark the release of a book here last ... Read more...

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Court pulls up Prasar Bharti CEO


May 6th, 2009 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer (CEO) B.S. Lalli for allegedly bypassing the public broadcaster's board and making it virtually redundant. ... Read more...

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Leftist intellectuals root for Third Front


April 17th, 2009 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) A section of intellectuals and other eminent persons in West Bengal supporting the state's ruling Left Front have issued an appeal calling upon the people to establish a ... Read more...

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Greater voice for emerging economies in IMF mooted


March 27th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) An expert committee has suggested greater representation of emerging market economies in a package of measures to make the International Monetary Fund (IMF) more effective in ... Read more...

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CPI-M manifesto promises end to tax concessions for corporates


March 16th, 2009 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, termed the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as pro-rich and ... Read more...

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A historic Gujarat college fighting for survival (With Images)


February 9th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Mehsana (Gujarat), Feb 9 (IANS) The magnificent building bearing the hallmark of European architecture is the college where Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi and former chief minister Shankarsinh Vaghela studied. But, battered ... Read more...

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Celebs hit Kolkata streets protesting against killing of dog


November 16th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) After making known their discontent over happenings in Nandigram and Singur, celebrities Sunday hit the city streets for a different cause - protesting torture of stray dogs by ... Read more...

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On Independence Day, Delhi targets Commonwealth Games medals


August 15th, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday announced that the government will provide world class training to budding sportspersons to enable them to win maximum medals at the ... Read more...

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President meets eminent women, discusses women’’s empowerment


July 24th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil met a group of eminent women at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday and discussed issues relating to women''s empowerment. Professor Amita Singh (Educationist), ... Read more...

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Centre, Bihar Govt. to host seminar on Indo-Nepal ties


April 24th, 2008 - 7:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr.24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs, in association with the Government of Bihar, is organizing a seminar on Emerging Trends in India-Nepal Relations on April 26 and27. The Chief ... Read more...

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Lanka to continue probe of alleged rights abuses: MInister


April 22nd, 2008 - 8:20 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, April 22 (ANI): Sri Lankas Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said on Tuesday that President Mahinda Rajapakse-led government is committed to completing the work of the Presidential commission of inquiry ... Read more...

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Indian-led international rights group quits in Sri Lanka


April 15th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 15 (IANS) A top international panel appointed to supervise a presidential commission of inquiry into the high profile human rights violations in Sri Lanka Tuesday declared it had ... Read more...

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Eminent persons’ group quits Sri Lanka rights abuse probe


March 6th, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) A group of eminent international personalities who had been overseeing the Sri Lankan government's efforts to curb human rights abuses Thursday resigned from their role. Complaining of a ... Read more...

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Government seeks apex court’s nod to Sethusamundram project


February 29th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) The Union government Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to expeditiously complete a shorter navigational sea route around India's southern tip. In an affidavit filed ... Read more...

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India begins another round of talks with the IAEA


February 25th, 2008 - 11:53 pm ICT by admin
Vienna ( Austria ), Feb 25 (ANI): Senior officials of the Indian Government and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) have begun another round of talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ... Read more...

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President Patil to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi awards on Feb. 26


February 22nd, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will confer the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Akademi Awards for 2007 at a special ceremony on February 26.The Akademi Fellowship ... Read more...

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Kalam, Dalai Lama to launch new global initiative for conflict avoidance


January 21st, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan. 21 (ANI): The former President of India, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, and Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, would be the chief guests at the ... Read more...

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Experts to attend seminar on foreign policy issues


January 5th, 2008 - 10:31 am ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar , Jan 5 (ANI): Experts on foreign policy will attend a two-day seminar on Indian Foreign Policy and Strategic Issues here today. The seminar is being organised by Public Diplomacy Division of ... Read more...

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Iftar party at Bijnore, strengthens communal harmony


November 14th, 2007 - 2:07 am ICT by admin
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Activists question Orissa Governments’ seriousness to stop child labour


November 14th, 2007 - 1:55 am ICT by admin
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