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NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

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Concerns voiced over draft health chapter of 12th Plan


August 8th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health ... Read more...

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HAL disinvestment under consideration: Government


May 7th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The government Monday informed parliament that it is considering a proposal to offload 10 percent equity in the strategically important Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the ... Read more...

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Safety will top priority for Indian Railways: Trivedi (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) With safety as the prime focus, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday spelt out five priority areas for his ministry over the 12th Five Year ... Read more...

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Trivedi presents India’s railway budget for 2012-13


March 14th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Safety will the primary focus of Indian Railways as it enters the 12th Five Year Plan beginning April 1, Minister Dinesh Trivedi said Wednesday, while ... Read more...

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India to nearly double expenditure on health


February 29th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a major boost to the healthcare sector, total government expenditure on health would be increased to 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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Experts to survey fire hazards in Kolkata


January 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) In the wake of several incidents of fire, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said an expert group will survey the unplanned parts of ... Read more...

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‘Ban Gita’ plea dismissed in Russia (Intro Roundup)


December 29th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Wednesday posted a major victory in a hard-fought six-month legal battle as a Siberian court axed a plea seeking to ban ... Read more...

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‘Ban Gita’ plea dismissed in Russia (Roundup)


December 28th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Hindus in Russia Wednesday posted a major victory in a hard-fought six-month legal battle as a Siberian court axed a plea seeking to ban ... Read more...

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‘Ban Gita’ plea dismissed in Russia (Second Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) In a hard-fought court case that sought to ban the Bhagavad Gita and brand it "extremist" literature, as first reported by IANS, Hindus in ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam relay fast continues for 50th day


December 6th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 6 (IANS) The relay fast against Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) set up in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu continued for the 50th day Tuesday, with former naval ... Read more...

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Anti-Kudankulam protesters seek support from Jayalalithaa


November 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), spearheading the protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli, Sunday expressed hope of Tamil Nadu Chief ... Read more...

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Kudankulam relay fast enters 10th day


October 27th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) The protest fast against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) entered its 10th day Thursday in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu."People from Kuttukulai and Kuttapanai villages ... Read more...

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Expert panel set up on Kudankulam n-project


October 20th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Thursday constituted an expert panel to dispel fears on the 2,000 ... Read more...

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Mobile towers impacting biological systems of birds: Study


October 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from mobile towers was interfering with the biological systems of birds, a study released by the environment ministry said Wednesday and called ... Read more...

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40.74 crore people below poverty line, apex court told


September 21st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Planning Commission Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the below poverty line (BPL) population in the country is 40.74 crore and the poverty line ... Read more...

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Independent India’s first caste census kicks-off


June 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hezamara (Tripura), June 29 (IANS) Independent India's first census to determine the caste-wise breakup of the country's 1.21 billion people was launched here Wednesday.It was launched in this remote tribal ... Read more...

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New law to bring dignity to disabled: PM


June 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government was planning to bring a new law that will ensure dignity and equality to the disabled ... Read more...

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End manual scavenging in six months, PM tells states


June 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Calling it one of the "darkest blots" in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked states to pledge to eliminate manual scavenging within six ... Read more...

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India does first urban poverty survey


May 31st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The first survey to determine how many poor live in India's urban areas will start early in June to ensure the success of the country's ... Read more...

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Government panel unclear on taxing diesel vehicles


May 9th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Despite Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh calling for imposing a tax on oil-guzzling diesel SUVs (sports utility vehicle), a government panel on low carbon strategies Monday ... Read more...

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India to evaluate impact of growth on environment


May 9th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Monday announced the setting up of a high-level expert group to assess the impact of economic growth on environment."We are setting up a high-level ... Read more...

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India to release low carbon report May 9


May 7th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India will Monday release an interim report on how India can grow with less carbon emissions, officials said Saturday.The report 'Low carbon strategies for inclusive ... Read more...

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India should learn from Japan episode: Jairam Ramesh


March 18th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India is not prepared to abandon nuclear power as a source of energy, but should definitely take lesson from the nuclear disaster in Japan and ... Read more...

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Domestic action on climate change, India’s strength: Ramesh


March 15th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Jairam ramesh, on Tuesday said that India's strength lay in encouraging domestic action against climate change.Addressing the inaugural session of ... Read more...

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Rangrajan panel rolls out job plan for Kashmiri youth


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 3 (IANS) An expert group headed by former Reserve Bank of India governor C. Rangarajan Thursday rolled out a job plan for the youth of Jammu and ... Read more...

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$42 bn UN pension fund scouts for investment opportunities in India (Lead)


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In a boost for Indian stock markets, the United Nations is looking to ramp up the India portfolio of its $42 billion pension fund ... Read more...

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UN pension fund proposes higher investment in India


February 15th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) In what could give a big push to Indian stock markets, the United Nations and its affiliate agencies want to invest more from their ... Read more...

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Dairy products aren’t necessarily bad for your health


February 12th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Fen 12 (ANI): A new study has challenged the long-held beliefs about the impact of saturated fatty acids (SFA) on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).Experts concluded that "single risk factors ... Read more...

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Forest clearance for SAIL Chiria iron mines in Jharkhand


February 9th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The environment ministry Wednesday permitted the diversion of forest land for the Steel Authority of India's Chiria iron ore mines in Jharkhand after imposing 13 conditions.The ... Read more...

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Interact more with others, but on own terms, India urges Saarc


February 6th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Feb 6 (IANS) India has said that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) should engage with more countries and inter-governmental organisations, but only based on mutually agreed and assessed ... Read more...

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SAFTA, an important instrument to deepen intra-regional trade: Nirupama Rao


February 6th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Thimpu (Bhutan), Feb 6 (ANI): Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Sunday said that with the completion of 25 years of SAARC, the process is maturing and gradually the focus is now ... Read more...

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Give jobs to Kashmiris: Government to India Inc.


January 14th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The central government has sought the help of India Inc. to curb unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir, a terror-riven state where some 500,000 men and women who ... Read more...

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Fighter pilots’ brains are smarter


December 20th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Fighter pilots' brains are smarter and more capable than those with no piloting experience, says a new research based on cognitive tests and scans. The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Rajini clinches National Racing Championship


December 5th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Krishnan Rajini of Red Rooster Racing emerged the champion rider in the Sidvin National Racing championship for two-wheelers as he scored another double in the concluding round here ... Read more...

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