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‘Pay subsidies directly to beneficiaries to plug leaks’


February 24th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) To ensure subsidies and welfare schemes reach the intended recipients and there is no siphoning off of funds, a government-appointed committee Thursday recommended that ... Read more...

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Mexico raises minimum wage


December 12th, 2011 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has approved an average minimum wage hike of 4.2 percent, or about 2.51 pesos ($0.18) per day, a measure that will go into effect ... Read more...

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Third global cybersecurity summit in Delhi next year: Sibal


November 15th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Communications Minister Kapil Sibal and the EastWest Institute (EWI) Tuesday announced that the third worldwide cybersecurity summit will be held in New Delhi Oct 30-31, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to sit Saturday, may discuss Lokpal


August 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The government Friday announced that the Lok Sabha will function Saturday, indicating that the discussion on different versions of the Lokpal bill will finally ... Read more...

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Government meets opposition to put ‘houses’ in order (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) With no significant business being done in the first two weeks of the monsoon session, a worried government Friday sought help from the opposition ... Read more...

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Opposition support sought for parliament functioning


August 12th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal Friday met opposition leaders and sought their cooperation for the smooth functioning of ... Read more...

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Pakistan, Japan reaffirm resolve to strengthen efforts against terrorism


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Feb 23(ANI): Pakistan and Japan have decided to further strengthen their bilateral relations with a comprehensive partnership for peace and development at the summit-level talks held between Pakistan President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Goa to recover power dues from industrial units


February 22nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 22 (IANS) The Goa government's power department has gone into overdrive to recover Rs.16 crore in dues from nearly 92 industrial units in the state, Power Minister Aleixo Sequeira said ... Read more...

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Governance deficit, graft extremely serious issues: Premji


January 21st, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 21 (IANS) Wipro chairman Azim Premji Friday reiterated that governance deficit and corruption were extremely serious issues for the future of the nation."Enough is enough. The situation in the country ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China declare 2011 ‘Year of Friendship’


January 1st, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 1(ANI): Pakistan and China have declared year 2011 as the 'Year of Friendship' between the two nations.2011 also marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between both ... Read more...

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Unruly scenes in Andhra assembly, TDP members suspended


December 14th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh assembly saw unruly scenes Tuesday evening after legislators of the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were suspended from the house for the day ... Read more...

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Oz premier asks colleagues to keep their clothes on during Xmas parties


November 21st, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 21 (ANI): An Australian premier has issued a clear but stern warning to her Cabinet colleagues to keep their clothes on and behave themselves during office Christmas parties this ... Read more...

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US Ambassador allays fears over Ohio outsourcing ban


September 24th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer Friday sought to downplay a ban clamped by the state of Ohio on offshore outsourcing of government business, saying it ... Read more...

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Blackwater accused of bagging US Govt contracts through plethora of dummy companies


September 4th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): To get millions of dollars of US Government business and contracts, Blackwater Worldwide, the 'controversial' security firm, formed a network of more than 30 shell companies and subsidiaries ... Read more...

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Monsoon session extended by two days


August 27th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The monsoon session of parliament has been extended by two more days and will now conclude Tuesday, it was officially announced Friday. The session was to end ... Read more...

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Parliament session likely to be extended: Bansal


August 19th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The monsoon session of Parliament session is likely to be extended by a few days due to pending government business, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said ... Read more...

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Maldivian cabinet reappointed


July 7th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed Wednesday reappointed the same cabinet that resigned last week, government officials said. The Maldivian cabinet resigned en masse June 29 to protest over the alleged ... Read more...

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UAE invites US firms to explore its market


June 15th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has invited US companies to explore the opportunities offered by the various sectors of its economy. The visiting UAE minister of foreign trade, Sheikha Lubna ... Read more...

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Infosys targets five percent revenue from government contracts


June 14th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 14 (IANS) Infosys Technologies is targeting around five percent of its revenue from government contracts over the next five years and planning to increase the headcount of foreigners in the ... Read more...

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Global temperatures make March the warmest on record


April 21st, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) The world's combined land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Indian capital New ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha will not sit March 17, 18


March 16th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha would not meet Wednesday and Thursday and was likely to be adjourned Tuesday itself for a recess till April 12. Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K. ... Read more...

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Gujarat Congress leader alleges irregularities in PSU


January 6th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 5 (IANS) A leader of the opposition Congress party Tuesday alleged large-scale irregularities and siphoning of funds in the state public sector undertaking, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC). The ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to discuss Liberhan report Dec 9-10


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Liberhan Commission report on the 1992 Babri mosque demolition will be discussed in the Lok Sabha Dec 9 and 10, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

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Winter session of Parliament begins today


November 19th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.19 (ANI): The Winter Session of Parliament beginning from today is likely to be stormy on a number of issues.The Government intends to introduce as many as 62 new bills ... Read more...

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Winter session of Parliament from Thursday


November 18th, 2009 - 7:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.18 (ANI): Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, Pawan Kumar Bansal, said today that the Winter Session of Parliament would commence from Thursday and subject to exigencies of ... Read more...

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Mayawati reverses move to ban information disclosure


June 7th, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) In the face of protest threats, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday partially reversed her move to deny certain disclosures under the Right to Information Act. The reversal followed ... Read more...

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Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Intro Roundup, Superseding earlier copy)


May 1st, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported ... Read more...

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Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Roundup)


May 1st, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/New Delhi/Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being ... Read more...

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Recession has not impacted Yale’s India initiatives: Official


May 1st, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The global financial meltdown may have forced the Yale University in US to slash its overall endowment from $24 billion to $17. 5 billion and reduce its ... Read more...

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Mexico raises number of swine flu cases to 312


May 1st, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (DPA) Mexican authorities late Thursday revised the number of confirmed infections with the new variant of influenza A(H1N1), better known as swine flu, to 312 from 91 on ... Read more...

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George Bush keeps busy cleaning former First Dog’s poop these days!


April 20th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New York, April 20 (ANI): George Bush revealed how he recently played top pooper-scooper after taking the former First Dog, Barney, for a walk.At the Boao Forum for Asia, a gathering for ... Read more...

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Infosys sets up a science foundation in Bangalore


February 17th, 2009 - 9:21 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 17 (ANI): IT major Infosys Technologies on Tuesday announced that it has set up a fund Infosys Science Foundation, for awarding outstanding achievements in various fields. This foundation would be ... Read more...

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No instant messaging in Obamas White House


January 18th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.18 (ANI): Lawyers have told aides to incoming US President Barack Obama that they may have to leave most of their modern appliances like their laptops and mobile phones and ... Read more...

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