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‘Decent’ dress code puts Haryana staff in bind


May 9th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Directing its field staff to wear "decent" clothes to work, the women and child department (WCD) department in Haryana has asked them to desist from wearing ... Read more...

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‘Triggered AFSPA debate to force its withdrawal’


May 7th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said he had triggered a debate on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) last year ... Read more...

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Akhilesh government to roll out ‘red carpet’ for scribes


April 29th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to make law to seize corrupt officers’ properties


April 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 28 (IANS) In a move to curb corruption in government offices, Jharkhand Chief Miniter Arjun Munda has given his consent to an ordinance to set up special courts ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike paralyses government offices in Kashmir (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Work in government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was paralysed Tuesday as employees struck work Tuesday demanding an increase in the retirement age and regularization of ... Read more...

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Blasts rock Kabul as security forces fight Taliban (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 16 (IANS) A string of explosions rocked Kabul early Monday as security forces overnight battled Taliban militants who staged a wave of coordinated gun and rocket attacks, ... 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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Foreign firms under scanner after Kudankulam stir


April 12th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government has in a fresh order asked all foreign outfits in India to furnish it with updated details of their workers and nature ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown hits life in Kashmir Valley (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 7 (IANS) Life here and elsewhere in the Kashmir Valley was hit Saturday by a shutdown called by separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the conviction of Kashmiri ... Read more...

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Chandy announces sops for the physically challenged


April 4th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 4 (IANS) More government jobs, free three-wheelers and easy accessibility for physically challenged people in Kerala are the latest sops that the Kerala government under Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Anna returns with anti-graft protest, threatens more agitation (Roundup)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Anna Hazare, on a day-long fast Sunday, set a 2014 deadline -- when general elections are scheduled -- for an all-powerful anti-corruption watchdog and ... Read more...

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Javier Bardem goes blond for next Bond flick


March 13th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Javier Bardem will wear a police uniform and a blond wig in his role as the villain in the next James Bond movie, ... Read more...

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28 die as tornadoes rip US (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, March 3 (IANS) Tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system swept central US, wiping out two small towns and killing at least 28 people, media report said Friday.In Indiana, ... Read more...

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Tornadoes kill 14 in US (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, March 3 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and an entire town was wiped out after tornadoes blew through the US heartland and inflicted extensive damage Friday afternoon, ... Read more...

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Normal life hit in Bengal, but high attendance at secretariat (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Streets wore a near-desrrted look with few vehicles and people venturing out, but air services remained normal and government offices recorded high attendances in West ... Read more...

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Lahore to ban smoking


February 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A smoking ban will be imposed at government offices and public places in Pakistan's Lahore city.The District Committee for Tobacco Control (DCTC) has prepared a strategy ... Read more...

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CCTV footage from area near blast site being collected: Police


February 14th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi Police are collecting CCTV footage from a wide swathe of area near the blast site, including along the route from Khan Market - where ... Read more...

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Moscow to turn government offices into hotels


February 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a bid to decongest the city centre, the Moscow city government plans to turn federal government offices based there into hotels after the offices ... Read more...

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Maldives assures safety for tourists


February 12th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world's top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed ... Read more...

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To curb pollution, China reverts to bicycles


February 9th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Feb 9 (IANS) China, once a nation of bicycles, is reverting to it as a means of movement once again in a measure to push government vehicles off the ... Read more...

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Separatists shutdown affects life in Kashmir


February 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Tuesday while authorities made additional deployment of police and paramilitary ... Read more...

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Act against `ghosts’ that haunt Pakistan: Daily


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) It is more than mildly amazing that nobody noticed that nearly 10 percent of the Sindh government's workforce are "ghosts", said a Pakistani daily as it ... Read more...

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Curfew clamped in Pakistan’s North Waziristan


January 17th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Curfew was imposed Tuesday for an indefinite period in Pakistan's northwestern area of North Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan.The curfew was imposed in areas between ... Read more...

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Tripura official suspended for molesting woman colleague


January 3rd, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 3 (IANS) The Tripura government Tuesday suspended a senior official for molesting a junior woman employee at the work place and has begun departmental proceedings against him, an ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill finally in parliament, tough ride ahead (Roundup)


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Thursday finally tabled in parliament the much-debated Lokpal bill to combat corruption, with the prime minister and most of the bureaucracy under ... Read more...

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Thailand approves $648.5 million post-flood budget


December 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Thailand on Tuesday approved a Bt 20 billion ($648.5 million) budget for the country's post-flood reconstruction efforts, local media reported on Wednesday.Thai Government spokeswoman ... Read more...

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US caught by surprise by India’s 1974 nuke test


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) India's "peaceful nuclear explosion" on May 18, 1974, caught the US by surprise in part because the intelligence community had not been looking for signs that ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shuts down against FDI in retail


December 1st, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 1 (IANS) Life came to a total halt in Chhattisgarh Thursday as vehicles were off the roads, petrol pumps shut down and educational institutions closed to join ... Read more...

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Norway mass killer to escape trial


November 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo in July, cannot be held accountable for his actions and put on trial. He will ... Read more...

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Separatists’ strike affects life in Kashmir


November 25th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Life in Kashmir Valley was Friday affected by a protest shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against political detentions.Many shops, businesses and schools ... Read more...

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IFFI kicks off Wednesday, half day in government offices


November 23rd, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) The 42nd International Film Festival of India opens here Wednesday and the state government has announced a half-day holiday for government officials to avoid traffic ... Read more...

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US consulate opens in suburban Mumbai


November 21st, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The US consulate general in Mumbai officially opened its doors to visitors at its new Bandra-Kurla Complex location in the city, an official said here Monday. The ... Read more...

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Need to remove AFSPA from parts of Kashmir: Omar


November 9th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 9 (IANS) There's "no harm" in withdrawing the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Wednesday, raising the ... Read more...

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‘Odisha’ it is - with sweets and shrugs!


November 5th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 5 (IANS) As the state formally changed its anglicised name of Orissa to Odisha, people distributed sweets, burst firecrackers and went about altering their letterheads and signboards ... Read more...

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Orissa heralds Odisha with state holiday


November 5th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (IANS) Orissa declared Saturday a state holiday after President Pratibha Patil gave her assent to a bill to change name of the state to Odisha, official ... Read more...

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