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China’s home prices rebound (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) More major cities in China saw home prices rise in June as compared to May, as the country's property sector has showed signs of warming following ... Read more...

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China’s home prices rebound


July 18th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) More major cities in China saw home prices rise in June as compare to May, as the country's property sector showed signs of warming following government ... Read more...

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Shettar to be elected Karnataka BJP legislature party leader Tuesday


July 9th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Karnataka will Tuesday elect Jagadish Shettar as their new leader to make him the party's third chief minister in the ... Read more...

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Salman’s initiative will help in Sarabjit release: Dalbir Kaur


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh, who is on the death row in Pakistan, is confident that Bollywood actor Salman Khan's initiative will help in ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Family members of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh Thursday sat on an indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital seeking his freedom ... Read more...

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China cuts fuel prices


June 9th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices have been cut for the second time in a month in China amid growing government efforts to reverse a sharp slowdown in ... Read more...

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Assam township upbeat over 200 years of banyan tree


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pathsala (Assam), May 2 (IANS) People from all walks of life of Bajali area in this Assam township are gearing up to celebrate 200 years of a banyan tree that ... Read more...

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Maharastra minister calls for easing India-Pakistan visa regime


May 25th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Appreciating the ongoing efforts by Indian and Pakistani media to improve people-to-people contacts, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil Friday called for easing the visa regime between ... Read more...

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Nearly 90 percent babies immunised in Haryana district


April 26th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak, April 26 (IANS) Nearly 90 percent babies below one year of age in Haryana's Rohtak district have been immunised, much more than the national average, despite illiteracy and people's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Government efforts keeping sugar price stable: Mukherjee


April 24th, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday that the government is using a variety of instruments, including trade policy, to keep prices of sugar ... Read more...

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Congress reaches out to allies, but Mamata snubs again (Second Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) On a day when the Congress faced heat from its key allies inside parliament, the government tried to reach out to them and agreed ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Nearly 400 officials probed for graft in Shanghai


December 31st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 31 (IANS) Anti-corruption officials in Chinese metropolitan city Shanghai have investigated more than 300 cases of corruption this year involving at least 377 government staff.The city discipline inspection ... Read more...

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Brazil will soon be world’s No.5 economy: Minister


December 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's finance minister said Tuesday that his country, which now boasts of being the world's sixth-largest economy, will overtake France for the fifth spot before ... Read more...

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Kazakh restive town normal, UN experts invited


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 23 (IANS) Normalcy is returning to the restive western Kazakh town of Zhanaozen as authorities invited UN experts to participate in the probe into riots that left more ... Read more...

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Cameron visits British troops in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a surprise visit to the British troops in Afghanistan Tuesday, the government said.Cameron said the main purpose of his ... Read more...

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Pakistan pays Rs.1 trillion in energy subsidies


December 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) The largest burden on Pakistan's economy is a payment of Rs.1 trillion for the subsidy and losses of state-run power entities in the last four years, ... Read more...

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Acid thrown at three Afghan sisters


November 30th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 30 (IANS) Three sisters were disfigured after acid was thrown at them in Afghanistan's Kunduz province.The three girls - aged 8, 12 and 17 - were disfigured Tuesday ... Read more...

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Kashmir doubles reward for tip-offs on illegal sex tests


November 29th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 29 (IANS) Strengthening measures to curb the practice of illegal sex determination in various ultrasound centres across Jammu and Kashmir, the state government Tuesday doubled the reward for ... Read more...

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Zardari asks world to help Pakistan’s democracy


November 19th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Government efforts to strengthen democracy need to be complemented by the international community, said President Asif Ali Zardari who has been cited in a secret memo ... Read more...

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Thai flood worst in decades, says PM; toll 252


October 7th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Oct 7 (IANS) Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday called the flood, which has been ravaging the country's north for more than two months, as the worst in decades.... Read more...

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Property prices fall in Chinese cities in July


August 18th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) More cities reported lower or unchanged property prices in July as compared to June, amid renewed government efforts to cool the market, authorities said.In July, some ... Read more...

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Government committed to eradicating poverty: President


August 14th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said that the government is committed to providing common people opportunities to progress and to eradicating poverty, hunger, disease and ... Read more...

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China wants openness in government affairs


August 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China's cabinet has called for increased openness in government affairs in order to ensure that officials work in a lawful and efficient manner."We should stick to ... Read more...

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Manual scavenging a dark blot, must end: PM (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked states to help eliminate manual scavenging within six months, saying the success of inclusive growth would be measured ... Read more...

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Fruits of growing Indian economy not being enjoyed by all: Mukherjee


April 8th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 8 (ANI): The fruits of growing prosperity of the economy are not being enjoyed equally by all citizens owing to gaps in our development efforts and governance practices, ... Read more...

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Eastern Libya overrun by extremists to root out Gaddafi regime: Wikileaks


March 7th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 7 (ANI): Leaked secret US diplomatic cables obtained by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' has raised concern that eastern Libya is being overrun by extremist organisations to root out the ... Read more...

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UK brokered secret 10 billion pound deal to detoxify ‘Brand Libya’


February 27th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.27 (ANI): The British Government is reported to have brokered a secret deal with the Colonel Muammar Gaddafi regime worth up to 10 billion pounds before Libya descended into chaos.According ... Read more...

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India to contribute Rs.15 crores for education development in Bhutan


February 7th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
Thimphu ( Bhutan ) Feb.7 (ANI): India on Monday announced that it would provide a grant of Rs.15 crore to Bhutan for education development.The announcement was made by visiting Indian External Affairs ... Read more...

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Kashmir situation improved due to government efforts: PM


February 1st, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed violent protests last year, had improved vastly in the last four months ... Read more...

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Not happy with pace of armed forces modernisation: Antony


December 15th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said despite a "huge budget" set aside by the government, efforts for modernising the armed forces "have not borne the desired results" ... Read more...

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Six Indians get UN online volunteering award


December 3rd, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Six Indians have been chosen for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) online volunteering award for their articles which helped spread awareness on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), ... Read more...

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US gives India high marks on religious freedom


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) The United States has given India's United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government high marks on religious freedom but said some state and local governments imposed ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP struggles to save Yeddyurappa government


October 7th, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 7 (IANS) The crisis-ridden Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pulling out all stops to save its first government in Karnataka by trying to prove majority in the legislative assembly ... Read more...

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Gilani’s sudden cancellation of Europe trip raises doubts over Islamabad-Paris relations


September 25th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's sudden cancellation of his Europe trip has raised speculations over whether the decision was linked to an Islamabad-Paris tiff, which began ... Read more...

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