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Spell out steps to plug leakage of phone taps: SC (Lead)


August 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday pulled up the government for not stating the mechanism it had put in place to guard against leakage of telephone intercepts ... Read more...

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Government notifies guidelines for social media use


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid the misuse of online social networks, the government Thursday announced it has notified two important frameworks and guidelines which will enable government agencies ... Read more...

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Indian, Bangladeshis held in Malaysia (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Eighty-one illegal migrants, including an Indian, two Pakistanis and 33 Bangladeshis, have been detained in Malaysia.In a joint operation by 12 Malaysian government agencies, 81 illegal ... Read more...

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‘Collective effort needed for eliminating child labour’


June 12th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) People, civil society and the government agencies should join hands to eradicate child labour, an official said Tuesday, adding that the menace was inter-connected with ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Haryana farmers get Rs.10,697 crore for procured wheat


May 13th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Having achieved the highest wheat production in the state since 1966, Haryana farmers are richer by Rs.10,697 crore - the procurement price paid to them for ... Read more...

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UP transformer producers threaten to stop supply


May 11th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Facing a sudden rise in mercury and incessant power snags, people of Uttar Pradesh are in for another shocker. The UP Transformer Industries Forum (UPTIF) Friday ... Read more...

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16,000 kg of empty cans collected in UAE


May 6th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 6 (IANS) In a countrywide drive by an environmental group against non-biodegradable waste, over a million empty cans of soft drinks weighing 16,150 kg have been collected in ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Beijing


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived here Wednesday for the fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic ... Read more...

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Court notice on villagers’ plea against oil depot


May 2nd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Hindustan Petroleum Corp and the National Disaster Management Authority on a plea by villagers opposing the ... Read more...

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42 Chinese websites shut for blackmail


April 28th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 42 websites in China have been closed down for their involvement in cases of blackmail that saw them pose as accredited journalists capable ... Read more...

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Nearly 58 lakh tonnes wheat arrives in Haryana grain markets


April 27th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) Grain markets in Haryana have received nearly 58 lakh tonnes of wheat in the first 26 days of the current procurement season, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Sesa Goa issued notices for violating norms


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday issued notice to top officials of Vedanta Resources-owned Sesa Goa, Goa's biggest mining company, for alleged violation ... Read more...

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Rights panel plans open hearing in Odisha


April 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said Wednesday it will hold an open public hearing at Puri April 9 on various issues concerning the scheduled ... Read more...

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US launches spy satellite


April 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) The US has launched a spy satellite that will help government agencies improve national security by monitoring other parts of the world.A Delta IV rocket, carrying ... Read more...

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‘Witch hunting’ on the rise in Assam


March 29th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 29 (IANS) Incidents of 'witch hunting' increased in Assam in 2011 with Kokrajhar district in lower Assam recording the highest number of witch hunting-related deaths in the year, ... Read more...

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China to reinforce territorial claims


March 27th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) China may step up its exploration of the South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims.Authorities announced that geographical surveys of the area were underway, People's ... Read more...

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Bihar procures 16 lakh tonnes of paddy


March 16th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 16 (IANS) In view of the bumper paddy crop in this kharif season, Bihar has procured 16 lakh tonnes of paddy till Thursday against the target of 30 ... Read more...

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Indonesia allocates $2.7 bn for poor


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, March 2 (IANS) Indonesia will distribute 25 trillion rupiah (about $2.7 billion) to the poor impacted by the government's price hike of subsidized fuel.Economy Minister Hatta Radjasa said the ... Read more...

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Bihar buys six crore gunny bags


February 14th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) The Bihar government has purchased six crore gunny bags worth Rs.200 crore to achieve the paddy procurement target, an official said Tuesday.Government agencies involved in procurement ... Read more...

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Beijing move to end street begging by children


February 11th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) The Beijing administration will take DNA samples from child beggars and put them into a database to see whether they were victims of child trafficking in ... Read more...

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Witch hunting: Villagers set woman ablaze


February 10th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) In a case of witch hunting, a 45-year-old tribal woman was burnt alive by villagers in upper Assam's Sivsagar district on Friday. At least 24 people ... Read more...

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Poll panel disbands Punjab flying squads


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 2 (IANS) The Election Commission has decided to disband surveillance teams and flying squads set up to monitor the Jan 30 assembly elections in Punjab, an official said ... Read more...

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Obama presents mortgage refinancing plan


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama Wednesday presented a plan to revitalize the US real estate market that would allow millions of homeowners to refinance their mortgages and ... Read more...

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Children homes should be strictly monitored: NCPCR


January 26th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Wednesday emphasised the need for strict monitoring of children's homes following revelations of sexual abuse of minor ... 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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Paddy procurement in Haryana at all-time high


December 29th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 29 (IANS) The gvernment's agencies have made an all-time high procurement of 29.23 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, a Haryana minister said Thursday."The six government procuring ... Read more...

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Delhi to digitise archives


December 20th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday inked an agreement with the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), Hyderabad, for digitisation of its archival records like gazettes, maps, ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi hosts industry meet


December 19th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 18 (IANS/WAM) A business forum was organised here Sunday to discuss industrial growth in the emirate, the organisers said.Government agencies, banks and over 45 companies in the ... Read more...

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Hygiene in Delhi: Court issues notices to civic agencies


December 14th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Expressing anguish over the failure of civic agencies to maintain hygiene in the national capital, the Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to a ... Read more...

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Chinese expert lauds Indian courts


November 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 25 (IANS) Chinese courts are much weaker than India's, an opinion piece in a Chinese daily said, adding that initiating a PIL in India "comes with no political ... Read more...

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Kerala’s 12-point plan to stem farmer suicides


November 16th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 16 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday announced a 12-point programme to end farmer suicides.The programme follows recommendations from a committee which visited the hilly Wayanad district after four ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy


November 11th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (IANS) Reaching another milestone in the procurement season this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of paddy, an official said ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam’s merger with Tech Mahindra next year


November 10th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam's merger with parent firm Tech Mahindra will take place next year, its chairman Vineet Nayyar said Thursday."It is a process. We are looking ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 147 lakh tonnes of paddy


November 8th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Headed towards a good paddy crop this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 147 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials said ... Read more...

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