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Miss Kerala 2012: Three selected, 19 more to go


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 3 (IANS) The hunt for final contestants of beauty pageant Miss Kerala 2012 has begun with three beauties getting selected and 19 more in queue to walk the ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy emphasises animation, graphics and hardware


August 16th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology policy laying special emphasis on hardware, animation and graphics.The much-awaited policy, ratified ... Read more...

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PM sets up experts panel to review, rework GAAR


July 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday set up an experts' committee to review and rework the controversial General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) tax provision.The four-member ... Read more...

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Culture ministry moves police against fraud


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The union culture ministry has instituted a probe into alleged misappropriation of funds in the name of seven performing arts troupes of Odisha. A case ... Read more...

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Bangalore stares at water famine - unless projects implemented


April 6th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 6 (IANS) Bangalore's population is growing at the rate of four percent a year, but water availability is going down steadily. The metropolis of nearly nine million needs ... Read more...

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About 70 percent of India is poor: Top adviser


March 25th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Debunking the government's claim that the number of poor in India has come down, a top adviser has claimed that around 70 percent ... Read more...

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Mukul rolls back fare hike to please Mamata


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Stating that it impacted poor people, new Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday rolled back the fare hike in suburban and non-suburban, sleeper, air conditioned ... Read more...

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Green signal for Kudankulam, Rs.500 crore for region (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) Doing a U-turn in six months, the Tamil Nadu cabinet Monday gave its green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant and allotted Rs.500 crore for local ... Read more...

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‘Tamil Nadu power situation to ease from June’


March 14th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Wednesday that the electricity supply situation in the state would improve from June, when 1,950 MW of capacity would ... Read more...

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Bengal’s draft electronic, hardware policy next week: Official


March 7th, 2012 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) West Bengal is likely to come out with a draft of its electronic and hardware policy in order to draw up a new Information Technology ... Read more...

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Antibiotics of no use in sinus infections


February 15th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Antibiotics prescribed for sinus infections are ineffective as they do not reduce symptoms any better than an inactive placebo."Our results show that antibiotics aren't necessary for ... Read more...

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Remove atomic scientist, expand expert panel: Kudankulam activists


February 10th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Activists spearheading the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protests Friday requested the Tamil Nadu government to expand a new four-member panel that will look into the ... Read more...

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Singapore to invest $595 mn on drainage system


January 31st, 2012 - 8:26 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Jan 31 (IANS) Singapore has decided to invest 750 million Singapore dollars (US $595 mn) over the next five years to improve its drainage system.Singapore's national water agency ... Read more...

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Kudankulam deadlock likely to continue


January 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 30 (IANS) The fourth round of talks at Tirunelveli between the central government's expert panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and the Tamil Nadu government's panel ... Read more...

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Kerala temple treasure: Trial documentation on Feb 9


January 22nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 22 (IANS) A joint-sitting of Supreme Court-appointed committees Sunday decided on a Feb 9 trial run of documenting the treasure unearthed at the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple."On Feb ... Read more...

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Inquiry blames Japan n-plant operator for disaster


December 27th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A commission investigating the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has criticised the nuclear power plant's operator as well as the Japanese nuclear safety agency ... Read more...

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Mixed response as third round of Kudankulam talks ends


December 15th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 15 (IANS) The third round of talks between the central and the state panel on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu ended Thursday ... 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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Anti-Kudankulam activists demand white paper on project


November 2nd, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 2 (IANS) Activists protesting the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) have suggested two names for an expert panel and also put forward a charter of demands, including a ... Read more...

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Moratorium on new projects in coastal Maharashtra extended


October 31st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The union environment ministry has extended till December 2011 the moratorium on considering new projects in Maharashtra's coastal Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, officials said Monday.However, ... Read more...

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Decision to hold next CHOGM in Sri Lanka criticised


October 30th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The decision to go ahead with the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in 2013 is "contrary to the association's fundamental values ... Read more...

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Top nuclear officials meet Kudankulam expert panel, protests on


October 29th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 29 (IANS) Top officials of India's nuclear establishment Saturday met the expert committee set up by the central government to allay fears of people of Tamil Nadu's ... Read more...

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Arujn Maini wins Force India’s One in a Billion driver hunt


October 28th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 27 (IANS) Sahara Force India Formula One team Thursday announced 14-year-old Arjun Maini as the winner of their One in a Billion driving talent hunt. The first ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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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Jayalalithaa, centre blow hot, cold as Kudankulam protests resume


October 18th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) As anti-nuclear activists Tuesday resumed their protest at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said she doubted New Delhi's intentions, a defensive ... Read more...

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We’re duty bound to allay fears on Kudankulam: Narayanasamy


October 18th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Faced with fresh protests at Kudankulam and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa doubting its intentions, the central government said it was duty bound to ... Read more...

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Kudankulam blockade unfortunate, says union minister, urges talks


October 15th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The blocking of entry points by anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) activists, preventing employees from going to work, is an unfortunate development and they should come ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sonia to take up poverty issue amid government flip-flop


October 10th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Taking note of government flip-flop over where to benchmark the economic criteria of poverty, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council, comprising non-government experts, will ... Read more...

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Not understating poverty, no cap for food allocation: Montek (Roundup)


October 3rd, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Facing flak for its Rs.32 per day ceiling set for defining urban poor, the Planning Commission Monday denied it was trying to "understate poverty" ... Read more...

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Antibiotics panel’s recommendations yet to be followed


October 3rd, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) An expert panel's recommendations that will lay down the national policy on antibiotics are yet to be notified by the health ministry, Health Minister Ghulam ... Read more...

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Sam Pitroda to help modernise Railways


September 21st, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Close on the heels of an expert panel on safety last week, the railways Wednesday announced another one headed by technocrat Sam Pitroda to ... Read more...

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TRAI, law ministry views on 2G unsolicited, CBI tells court (Lead)


September 15th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Thursday rejected reports of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and the ... Read more...

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Forest bench retained due to ministry’s corruption: Apex court


September 9th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said that it wanted to wind up its forest bench scrutinising projects that would have an adverse bearing on environment but ... Read more...

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Supreme Court bans mining in Karnataka’s Tumkur, Chitradurga


August 26th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) After Bellary, the Supreme Court Friday banned iron ore mining in Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka after an expert panel's report of widespread illegalities ... Read more...

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