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Govt considering changes in dowry act


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Income-linked cap on marriage expenditures and the provision for registration of gifts at the time of ceremony are among a number of measures that are ... Read more...

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Pakistani dailies upbeat on Kayani’s India statement


April 20th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's statements on cutting expenditures on defence and using them instead to uplift the people has been lauded by Pakistani dailies, with one ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh takes to social media to promote tourism


February 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Tourism Board (CTB) has taken to social media to promote tourism in the state and strike a chord with people by highlighting ... Read more...

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Russia may spend $12 bn on satellite navigation system


February 8th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may spend 346.5 billion rubles (almost $12 billion) on its Glonass satellite navigation system in 2012-20, the Kommersant daily said Wednesday.Glonass is Russia's answer ... Read more...

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French households’ consumption drops in December


February 1st, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 1 (IANS) French households' commodity consumption dropped by 0.7 percent in December, thanks to lower expenditure in food and energy products, the national statistics institute Insee said. In ... Read more...

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China cuts expenses on official events


January 8th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China cut over one-third of government expenses on official events last year, saving 1.22 billion yuan (about $193 million), Xinhua reported Sunday.The aim was to eliminate ... Read more...

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China to regulate use of law enforcement vehicles


December 31st, 2011 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) The central government in China has plans to reduce total number of public vehicles and expenditures on them with a drive under which it will start ... Read more...

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Technical education for 30 mn Pakistani youth


October 27th, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) The Pakistani government has drawn up a plan to provide technical education to the country's 30 million youth in a bid to tackle unemployment.Professional and Technical ... Read more...

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Spain’s poverty rates up


October 21st, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Nearly a quarter of Spain's 45 million people are poor, and the figures have been steadily rising since 2009. The National Statistics Institute or INE said Thursday ... Read more...

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China wants openness in government affairs


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China's cabinet has called for increased openness in government affairs in order to ensure that officials work in a lawful and efficient manner."We should stick to ... Read more...

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‘Bihar government has not submitted proper bills’


July 22nd, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) The Bihar government has not submitted proper accounts for a whopping Rs.15,000 crore used for development works in the state in the last nine years, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan embassy in US is biggest spender


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) The Pakistan embassy in Washington is the biggest spender among 121 Pakistani missions in the world, a media report said Friday.Parliament was informed Thursday that the ... Read more...

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Hazare fast: Kejriwal dismisses allegations of massive spending


April 17th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): RTI crusader Arvind Kejriwal, a key figure in Anna Hazare's campaign against corruption and one of the members of the Lokpal Bill draft panel, on Sunday refuted ... Read more...

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Pakistan government suffering from creeping paralysis: Daily


April 8th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) The government is "suffering from creeping paralysis" as there has been "a chronic, extended, and predictably ongoing failure" to effectively manage the economy, a Pakistani daily ... Read more...

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Madonna’s charity Success for Kids investigated over misuse of funds


April 5th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Another educational charity of Madonna's, Success for Kids, is being investigated by the FBI over claims of financial mismanagement.Madonna, 52, chairs the charity, but it is not ... Read more...

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Confident of very free, fair polls in Assam: Quraishi


March 8th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 8 (IANS) The Election Commission Tuesday said the upcoming assembly elections in Assam would surpass the Bihar model of fair and fair polls with all precautionary measures being ... Read more...

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Mamata created history by making railways bankrupt: CPI-M


February 24th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A day before the presentation of the railway budget in parliament, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has created history ... Read more...

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Mistresses ‘receive more lavish holiday gifts than wives’


December 14th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec 14 (ANI): Men spend lavishly on their mistresses during holidays. And a new study has proved that.A survey by AshleyMadison.com, a self-described "infidelity service," has found that men spend ... Read more...

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FoDP-suggested reforms for aid should already have been taken by Pak govt: Editorial


October 18th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 18 (ANI): The Pakistan government should have unilaterally initiated the reform measures necessary in the country under present circumstances, so that the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) would not have ... Read more...

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Pak slashes development outlay to make way for Rs110 bn increase in defence budget


September 23rd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 23 (ANI): Pakistan, projecting an increase of 110 billion rupees in its defence budget, has informed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that due to the post-flood situation, the defence budget ... Read more...

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Kannada Film Pancharangi Turns Jackpot!


September 11th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 11, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kannada movie Pancharangi, which released last week, has become a jackpot for Yograj Bhatt, who is the producer and director of the movie. Actors Diganth, ... Read more...

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Large oilfield discovered in Afghanistan


August 15th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 15 (DPA) Officials said Sunday that an oilfield containing an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of oil have been discovered by geologists in northern Afghanistan. The Afghan government revealed earlier this ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for withdrawal of India-Pak troops from Siachen


July 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 24(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that the Indian and Pakistani troops from Siachen glacier should be pulled out, and the border conflict should be resolved amicably. ... Read more...

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Brazil to allow rapid divorce


July 15th, 2010 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 15 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has eliminated a lengthy separation procedure for couples that lasts for up to two years and will start the process for rapid divorce. An amendment to the constitution ... Read more...

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Pak Sports Ministry asks PCB to submit report on ‘ influential joyriders’


July 14th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 14 (ANI): The Pakistan Sports Ministry has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to provide details of people who have travelled to England to watch the Test series against Australia ... Read more...

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World Bank pledges $129.2 mn for Nepal’s health sector


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) The World Bank (WB) has approved a $129.2-million aid to Nepal to support the delivery of essential heath services to the poor. The Second Heath, Nutrition and Population and ... Read more...

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Pak tennis champs miffed with govt’s refusal to award them prize money


April 7th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Tennis Federation's (PTF) request to honour players who won the Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong last month and helped the country qualify for the semi ... Read more...

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Pakistan signs gas pipeline deal with Iran


March 18th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 17 (DPA) Pakistan has signed a deal with Iran that would lead to the construction of a crucial gas pipeline, officials said Wednesday. The pipeline would carry 750 million cubic feet ... Read more...

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Rs.16 crore cut in budget for Delhi Police (Lead)


February 26th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The funds for Delhi Police have been cut by nearly Rs.16 crore for the coming fiscal in the 2010-11 budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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Less money for Delhi Police in budget


February 26th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Delhi Police will receive nearly Rs.16 crore next fiscal than this year, in the 2010-11 budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday. The force has ... Read more...

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US held back on CSF dues to Pak for accounting reasons: Holbrooke


February 19th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.19 (ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke told journalists here on Thursday that the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) money meant for Pakistan were "unfortunately held back" ... Read more...

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PCB paid Miandad 8.4 million rupees for seven days of work: Butt


February 7th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt dropped another bombshell on board's director general Javed Miandad saying that the former captain was paid 8.4 million rupees for a ... Read more...

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“Priceless” Miandad denies being paid one million salary by PCB


January 24th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.24 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad has rebuffed PCB chairman Ijaz Butt's claim that he is being paid a hefty salary of one million rupees from the ... Read more...

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UNESCO’s Pak centre likely to be shut down to curtail expenditure


January 21st, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.21 (ANI): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) Pakistan cluster is likely to be shut down, sources have revealed.According to sources privy to the issue, an important meeting ... Read more...

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Dual accommodation by cabinet ministers mock Gilani’s austerity measures


January 11th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 11(ANI): Despite Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's clear direction to his cabinet members that retaining two government accommodations at a time was a malpractice, as many as 24 ... Read more...

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