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‘Digital Super Highway’ launched for panchayats in Kerala


September 21st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Technology-driven governance got a major boost in Kerala with a 'Digital Super Highway', enabling unlimited data sharing between panchayats in a secure mode, becoming a reality ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Right to Service becomes law in Kerala


July 25th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) With the Kerala assembly Wednesday passing the Right to Service Bill, 2012, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has kept his promise of making available services to the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Assam Rifles contingent leaves for Haiti UN mission


June 27th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 160-man contingent of India's Assam Rifles Wednesday left for the Caribbean nation of Haiti on a year-long deployment under the United Nations' stabilisation mission ... Read more...

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Fitch revises ratings for 11 Indian financial institutions


June 20th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Wednesday announced the revision of the Outlook on the 'BBB-' Long-Term (LT) Foreign Currency (FC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ajman ruler issues decree on e-Government


June 17th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 17 (IANS/WAM) In a bid to facilitate the electronic transformation and enable public departments benefit from modern technologies, a decree has been issued to set up the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Shutdown evokes mixed response in Meghalaya


May 31st, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 31 (IANS) The nation-wide shutdown called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Left Thursday to protest against the recent steep hike in petrol prices evoked ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian IT experts devise technique to fight deadly bots


May 17th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Indian computer experts have devised a technique to smoke out bots and deter their malicious programmers from taking over your desk computer or laptop, stealing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘37 percent Delhi government school toilets very dirty’


March 30th, 2012 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Thirty seven percent of toilets in the capital's government schools are "very dirty" and in "subhuman" condition, a survey done by the NGO CRY has ... Read more...

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Apex court’s nod to e-counselling for PG medical courses


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (INAS) The Supreme Court Friday permitted the online counselling for allotment of 50 percent seats of all-India quota for admission in post graduate medical courses in the ... Read more...

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UN chief criticises mutiny in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the mutiny in Mali and called on "those responsible to refrain from any actions that could increase ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Corruption hitting government image


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Conceding that corruption scandals would erode people's trust in government, a Planning Commission member Thursday called for steps to make government institutions more accountable."Right now we ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

David Cameron’s iPad app to cost £20,000


March 5th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron will soon be managing the country from the screen of his iPad. Cameron will be able to do so with the help ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

India ranks high in corruption-hit nations: Court


February 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) India ranks prominently high in the list of countries plagued by corruption, a Delhi court has said while handing down one year imprisonment to ... Read more...

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Indian art collectors’ space getting new look


January 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Art collection in India has seen some exponential change in the last 15 years. The fledgling culture of private archives to free art from the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sensex closes flat amid volatility (Roundup)


January 6th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities closed flat Friday, having pared its intra-day losses with a strong comeback in the last hour of trade.The 30-scrip sensitive ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sensex continues to trade weak (Lead)


January 6th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Friday continued to trade weak in the afternoon amid negative cues from other Asian bourses. Heavy selling was seen ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government committed to promote Sanskrit: PM


January 5th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said his government was committed to promote Sanskrit, a "misunderstood language", which is "the spirit of India"."Sanskrit is the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Himachal wants curbs on buildings near ancient monuments to go


December 21st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly here Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution asking for amendments in the central act to enable government institutions and citizens in the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Zardari returns to Pakistan (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Putting to rest rumours of a coup in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left the country for Dubai over a heart ailment, returned ... Read more...

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Goa panel submits Lokayukta bill to Kamat


September 19th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) The Goa Law Commission presented a draft Lokayukta bill to Chief Minister Digambar Kamat at his residence here Monday, an official said.Kamat, who last month ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UAE launches 1 mn dirham environmental prize


September 16th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emritates Thursday announced establishment of a prize with a cash award of 1 million Arab Emirates dirhams ($ 272,000) for measures to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Trade unions, scribes come out in Hazare’s support


August 24th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Trade unions and journalists of Uttar Pradesh were the latest to come out in open support of Anna Hazare here Tuesday.Hundreds of employees from different public ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Delhi’s private hospitals told to treat poor free (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed private hospitals in Delhi to give free treatment to poor patients referred to them by government institutions, till a policy ... Read more...

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Haryana proposes teacher evaluation


July 18th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Haryana has proposed a teacher evaluation system to improve their skills and provide quality education to students in government institutions, a spokesman of the education department ... Read more...

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Now college principals can issue learner’s driving licences in Punjab


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Getting a learner's driving licence just got easier in Punjab with the government authorising principals of colleges and other educational institutions to issue these to students ... Read more...

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Punjab allows principals to issue learner’s driving licence


July 8th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) In a first of its kind of decision in the country, the Punjab government Thursday allowed principals of colleges and other educational institutions to issue learner's ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India to reform government financial reporting system


June 21st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India will soon introduce a new accounting system to bring better transparency and accountability in financial reporting of government institutions, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China lowers Everest guard for Mumbai teen (With Images)


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) Last year, when two veteran climbers from West Bengal, Basanta Sinha Roy and Debashish Biswas, wanted to climb Mt Everest from Tibet, they were forced to ... Read more...

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Two killed in bomb blast in northern Nigeria


May 15th, 2011 - 2:50 am ICT by BNO News
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two people were killed on Friday night in a bomb blast in Nigeria's northeast Borno State, Xinhua news agency reported.State police spokesperson Lawal Abdullahi told reporters that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Syria introduces new reforms with 10,000 jobs


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) Reflecting its determination to push forward reforms, Syria introduced a new package of reforms while the government troops ended its mission in the central province of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Zillow releases its list of ‘Top places for single moms’


May 6th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Zillow has released its list of best places for single mothers. Being a single mother presents numerous challenges but Zillow says some places present better opportunities ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Sex video controversy: Malaysian politician Anwar told to swear on Quran


April 21st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 21 (ANI): Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been challenged to clear his name by swearing on the Quran that he is not the man in a sex video.Shuaib ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Jaipur sandstone industry suffers due to Gujjar agitation


March 24th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Mar.24 (ANI): Repeated protests by the Gujjar Community is affecting the sandstone industry in Rajasthan capital Jaipur.The Gujjar Community has been agitating for five percent reservation in government institutions and jobs. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Environmental impact assessment is a ‘joke’: Jairam Ramesh


March 19th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 19 (IANS) Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh Saturday termed as a 'joke' the current system of environmental impact assessment of proposed industrial projects.The ministry will soon ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Geelani’s shutdown call evokes lukewarm response


March 12th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 12 (IANS) A shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani in the Kashmir Valley evoked a lukewarm response in Srinagar Saturday as most of the government ... Read more...

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