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Odisha to implement public service act from Jan 2013


September 12th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 12 (IANS) Odisha will implement the right to public service act from Jan 1 next year to make the state administration accountable for providing certain services to citizens ... Read more...

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Calcutta High Court admits dengue PIL, asks state about measures


September 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday admitted a public interest litigation related to the current dengue outbreak in West Bengal, and asked the state government to file ... Read more...

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Bangalore administration urged to involve people


September 5th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) With Bangalore's garbage mess adding to its many woes, the city's civic administration and the Karnataka government were Wednesday urged by a trade body to involve ... Read more...

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Job hopefuls go on hunger strike on Thiru Onam


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) As households in the state readied Thiru Onam lunch Wednesday, there were those holding up empty plaintain leaves, on which the traditional meal is served, as ... Read more...

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Mamata asks Maoists to lay down arms (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday promised an attractive rehabilitation package to Maoists who lay down weapons and return to mainstream."I appeal to the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh CM vows to crush Maoists


August 15th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh Wednesday sought people's support to crush Maoist guerrillas.Speaking on Independence Day at the Police parade ground here, Singh branded the Maoists ... Read more...

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Right to Services in three months in Kerala


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said his government has stepped up efforts to implement within three months the Right to Services law which seeks to ensure ... Read more...

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Delhi to auction fancy vehicle registration numbers


July 31st, 2012 - 1:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday said that the state cabinet has approved allotment of fancy registration numbers for four wheeled private vehicles through auction. ... Read more...

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PM sets up committee to review taxation of IT sector


July 30th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday set up a committee to review taxation of "development centres" and IT sector, with a view to bring more ... Read more...

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Indian management students prefer public sector jobs: Study


July 16th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Indian management students prefer to work in public sector firms over private ones due to secure employment environment and high future earnings, followed by MNCs ... Read more...

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Dubai collects old items to give to needy


July 7th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 6 (IANS/WAM) Two government departments in Dubai, the Dubai Municipality and the Land Department, have launched a campaign to collect old household items to be distributed later to ... Read more...

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UP sets 15-day deadline to clear files of investors


June 15th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Friday warned officials to clear within a fortnight applications pending under the Nivesh Mitra scheme, a web-based single-window clearance system to facilitate ... Read more...

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Court gets draft Delhi bill on trafficking of kids (Lead)


May 28th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government Monday submitted in the Delhi High Court a draft of a bill aimed at preventing trafficking of children through unregulated placement agencies.The court ... Read more...

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Activists demand intelligence, para-military forces answer RTIs


May 27th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Activists and government representatives met here to discuss ways to make the dissemination process under the Right To Information (RTI) Act more transparent and accountable ... Read more...

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Government planning centre for good governance: Cabinet secretary


May 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The government is thinking of setting up a centre for good governance to get focused feedback for improving delivery of its programmes, Cabinet Secretary Ajit ... Read more...

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You can now destroy lost memory stick


April 17th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) If your have lost your memory stick, holding vital or sensitive information, you can easily destroy it by remote control after tracking it by GPS.The memory ... Read more...

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Chinese PM vows to rid corruption


April 15th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has promised to introduce harsher measures to curb corruption in government offices.The administration will continue to work for a "clean government ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh government hauled up over CAG expose


April 4th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, April 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress grilled the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state assembly Wednesday over a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) ... Read more...

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Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget (Comment)


March 29th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Although India's latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists ... Read more...

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Disabled in China seek job opportunities


March 26th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Despite efforts by many non-governmental organisations and policymakers to boost employment, a lot of disabled people in China seem to be leading a life full of ... Read more...

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Gay laws: Britain may remove husband, wife terms


March 17th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 17 (IANS) If Britain's plan to legalise gay marriages takes shape, offices across the country will have to remove terms like "husband" and "wife" from forms and use ... Read more...

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150-km car rally to be held as part of Agra Mahotsav


March 10th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 10 (IANS) A 150-km car rally will be organised here next weekend as part of the annual "Taj Mahotsav" festival which starts March 16, the organisers said Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Chinese want government to use domestic-made cars


March 7th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A large number of people in China want the government to use domestically-manufactured cars in place of the foreign-built ones more favoured by officials, a survey ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines denies shutdown rumours


March 4th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines Sunday refuted speculation that it planned to shut down its operations.A spokesperson said that airline CEO Sanjay Aggarwal had met a group of ... Read more...

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Corruption-scarred BJP government starts bribe-free services (Karnataka Newsletter)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 3 (IANS) Corruption at the political level may never end in Karnataka where the scale of alleged graft in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has numbed ... Read more...

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Kolkata shop owners urged to use Bengali in signboards


February 23rd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) With the Kolkata civic agency urging owners of shops and offices to use Bengali in their signboards, the city's intellectuals Thursday called for the use of ... Read more...

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Pakistan Railways act against encroachment


February 7th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Feb 7 (IANS) Pakistan Railways have decided to act against government departments which have encroached upon railway land in Rawalpindi.Pakistan Railways said it will approach the National Accountability Bureau ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity in public life: PM (Lead)


February 3rd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Amid constant attack by the opposition on the issue of corruption, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several measures in ... Read more...

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Long way to go to ensure probity: PM


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said the government had taken several legal and administrative measures to curb corruption in the past year but there ... Read more...

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Family gets 1,150 pounds for heart ‘donation’ blunder


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) The family of an organ donor whose heart was removed against his wishes at a British hospital has been compensated 1,150 pounds ($1,700).The family received the ... Read more...

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One dead in fire near Marina beach (Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) One man was killed and two others suffered major burns when a government building on the Marina beach road caught fire, the authorities said.The casualties occurred ... Read more...

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One killed, three injured in Chennai fire


January 16th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) One person was killed and three injured after a building housing government departments here caught fire Monday, said police.The fire at the Ezhilagam complex located on ... Read more...

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Ramdev attack an RSS conspiracy: Digvijay Singh (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The ink attack Saturday on yoga guru Baba Ramdev was a "well-orchestrated conspiracy" of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress leader Digvijay Singh said.Digvijay ... Read more...

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Poll panel blocks 400 government jobs in Goa


January 5th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) The Election Commission of India (ECI) has declared as "null and void" over 400 jobs six Goa government departments recently awarded as the appointments violated ... Read more...

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China to regulate use of law enforcement vehicles


December 31st, 2011 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) The central government in China has plans to reduce total number of public vehicles and expenditures on them with a drive under which it will start ... Read more...

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