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RBI to float global tender on polymer bank notes


August 24th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 24 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would soon float global tender for introducing polymer currency notes, Deputy Governor K.C. Chakrabarty said Friday."We have already submitted our ... Read more...

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Gogoi for harnessing hydropower in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The Assam government will soon constitute a global level expert committee to look into the various aspects of using Piano-key Weir technology to harness the ... Read more...

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Advance train reservation period extended


February 8th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The railways have decided to increase the advance reservation period for booking train tickets from the existing 90 days to 120 days effective March 10, ... Read more...

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Over 75 percent polling expected in Manipur: Poll panel (Lead)


January 28th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Over 75 percent voter turnout is expected in Manipur, where seven people, including an unidentified insurgent, have been killed in poll-related violence Saturday, the Election ... Read more...

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Himachal aims for 7.41 lakh tonne foodgrains


January 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has fixed a target of producing 7.41 lakh tonnes of foodgrains during the current rabi (winter harvest) season, an official statement said here Wednesday.Besides ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host world Urdu editors conference


December 26th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Editors of Urdu newspapers from India, Pakistan and other countries will participate in the World Urdu Editors Conference to be held here Dec 30-31.The two-day event, ... Read more...

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CBI experiments with Facebook to solve cases


November 9th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Striking a direct e-connect with the people, like many government organisations have done, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now experimenting with online ... Read more...

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One year on, Kerala’s Student Police Cadet already a success


August 1st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Initiated a year back in government schools to instil responsibility and social commitment in young minds, the Student Police Cadet (SPC) programme is fast catching the ... Read more...

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Room for admission seekers, the St Stephen’s way


June 27th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) It's first time in Delhi for Nagaland residents Marisha and her father. At a loss on where to stay while seeking admission in Delhi University, ... Read more...

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India’s BSF killed 136 Bangladeshis in two years: Dhaka


March 25th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) India's Border Security Force (BSF) troopers killed 136 Bangladeshi nationals and injured 170 in the last two years, Bangladesh Home Minister Sahara Khatun has said.But the ... Read more...

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Accidental Discovery Reveals That Brain Stimulator Lowers Blood Pressure


January 25th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) People suffering from high blood pressure can take heart. A recent research has uncovered a great new method to control severe fluctuations in blood pressure. The ... Read more...

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Bus service just for women in Islamabad, Rawalpindi


November 12th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 12 (IANS) A bus service only for women has been started in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The buses sport stickers that say: "Decent public transport for women".The ... Read more...

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No ‘Decision Review System’ in any ‘Pak home Test series’ till 2012: PCB official


October 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Karachi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) will not be enforced in the forthcoming Test series between Pakistan and South Africa, as the Pakistan Cricket Board ... Read more...

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India will look at Islamic banking practices: PM


October 27th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said he would ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to look into what Malaysia was doing on Islamic banking practices."I ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro to reserve coach for women from Oct 2


September 26th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) One coach in all Delhi Metro trains will be reserved for women from Oct 2 in order to decongest the bogies. The reserved ladies' coach will be ... Read more...

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Congress Core Group meets to discuss Kashmir crisis


September 10th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): The Congress Core Group met at Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh's residence here on Friday to discuss ways to deal with the current crisis prevailing in ... Read more...

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Omar Abdullah meets Pranab, Antony seeks support for amendment to AFSPA


September 9th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): Ahead of Friday's crucial Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet in New Delhi to discuss the ongoing violence in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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CCS to discuss lifting of Armed Forces Special Powers Act


September 9th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 9 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet in New Delhi on Friday to discuss the current crisis prevailing in the Kashmir Valley following Jammu and ... Read more...

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Orissa students to get helpline for grievances


September 4th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) The Orissa government Saturday decided to set up a students helpline soon to redress grievances of school children, a senior official of the school and mass education department ... Read more...

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Bangalore adds plush Mercedez buses to city fleet


August 28th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) After air-conditioned Volvo and Tata-Marcopolo buses, commuters in Bangalore will now get Mercedes-Benz buses to make their city rides comfortable. Two AC Mercedes-Benz buses were introduced on an experimental ... Read more...

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Orissa has dress code for school teachers too


August 19th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19 (IANS) After students, it is the teachers in elementary and upper primary government schools of Orissa who will have to follow a dress code from Sep 15. The state school ... Read more...

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New technology toilets introduced in Delhi : MCD


August 14th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Friday introduced bio-toilets and electronic toilets based on innovative technologies, which they said, will save water, energy and space and also ... Read more...

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Female BSF guards to be part of ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony at Wagah border


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wagah (Punjab), July 23 (ANI): The female constables posted with the Border Security Force (BSF) would participate in 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at the International Border post at Wagah in Punjab.They have ... Read more...

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Danish company Grundfos to make India its R&D base


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Danish pump manufacturer Grundfos is planning to make India its global research and development (R&D) base, a top company official said Friday. The $4.5 billion-turnover company is also setting ... Read more...

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3151 tourist visas issued under ‘Visa on Arrival’ scheme


July 18th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18(ANI): Union Tourism Ministry has said that it has issued 3151 visas under the "Visa on Arrival" (VoA) scheme to attract more foreign tourists to the country.The government had ... Read more...

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Assam’s young entrepreneur spinning out silk faster


May 21st, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, May 20 (ANI):A young entrepreneur from Assam has been trying to change the conventional method of weaving silk.Dipak Bharali has come up with a new weaving device ... Read more...

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Online verification of tenants, domestics in Gurgaon


May 16th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, May 15 (IANS) In a unique initiative, the Gurgoan police has enabled house owners to verify their tenants and domestic help online without going to a police station, an official said ... Read more...

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Railways reviewing policy on catering services on trains


April 30th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Concerned with the low quality of food served on trains, the government Friday said it is reviewing its policy on catering services. "For bringing about overall improvement in ... Read more...

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Emu rearing venture picking up in Manipur


March 10th, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K SinghImphal, Mar 10 (ANI): For the first time in the Northeast region rearing of poultry Emu birds on commercial basis has been taken up by farmers in Manipur.Emu rearing ... Read more...

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Gujarat becomes first Indian state to have video telephony


January 22nd, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Gujarat Friday became the first state in India where video phone services have been launched on a commercial basis. After providing the services in the state on experimental basis ... Read more...

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India starts visa-on-arrival for 5 countries


January 1st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) India Friday started tourist visa-on-arrival facility for five countries on an "experimental basis" for a period of one year, the Ministry of External Affairs said. "The said 'tourist ... Read more...

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India, Japan to ease visa rules, to conclude CEPA by 2010 (Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) India and Japan Tuesday decided to ease visa rules within a year to spur trade and tourism as two of Asia's biggest economies agreed to conclude ... Read more...

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LCD screen, laptops herald paperless court


December 15th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) There were no bulky files on the table, only a sleek wide LCD screen and a touch-screen handbook for the judge as the Delhi High Court Tuesday ... Read more...

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Voting in two Jharkhand booths monitored live


December 12th, 2009 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Election Commission monitored through web cameras polling in two booths in a Maoist stronghold in the fourth round of the Jharkhand elections, an official said Saturday. Both booths ... Read more...

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India may seek World Bank help to preserve tiger reserves (Lead)


December 9th, 2009 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) With 17 of India's 38 tiger reserves in a "precarious condition", Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday said the government may approach World Bank for monetary help to ... Read more...

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