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Delhi’s monuments will be lit by solar energy


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) More and more of the capital's best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy.Building on the experience gained over the last three years ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India may ban US-made film critical of Islam


September 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Against the backdrop of growing anti-US violence, India is considering a request to ban a controversial film made in the US, fearing it could trigger ... Read more...

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Delhi sets up task force for regularization of colonies


September 11th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday said it has set up a task force to deal with matters relating to regularization of 895 unauthorized colonies."The government is ... Read more...

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Delhi government to ban plastic bags


September 11th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to impose a blanket ban on the manufacture, storage and usage of plastic bags in the capital."Any kind of plastic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ONGC plans football academy in Tripura


September 11th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 11 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is planning to set up a football academy in Tripura to boost the sport in the northeastern region, an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Gutka, related products to be banned in Delhi


September 10th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 10 (IANS) Buying gutka (chewing tobacco) in the capital may soon become a thing of the past as the Delhi government has decided to enforce a complete ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Maharashtra official found dead in Lucknow hotel


September 7th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) A 52-year-old Maharashtra government official was found dead Friday in his hotel room in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, police said.The official, identified as Vijay Pamoji ... Read more...

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Kashmiri migrants protest, want free electricity


September 4th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 4 (IANS) The Kashmiri Pandit (Hindu) migrants living in Jagti Township on the outskirts of Jammu Tuesday launched a protest seeking free electricity supply.The migrants had been supplied ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Shutdown hits normal life in Manipur


August 30th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 30 (IANS) Normal life in Manipur came to a standstill Thursday during an 18-hour shutdown called by the joint action committee demanding the release of a businessman abducted ... Read more...

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Chavan asks PM for national fund for drought relief (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday to demand setting up of a national fund for mitigation of drought to ... Read more...

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It’s Onam , but few homes will do the full 26-dish sadhya


August 24th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24 (IANS) It is going to be one week of laying out the most elaborate spread at many households in Kerala. Irrespective of caste, creed or religion, almost ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Delhi to become kerosene-free city


August 20th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi is set to become the first kerosene-free city with the government launching a scheme Tuesday under which 350,000 families using kerosene oil will get ... Read more...

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Indian electronic industry will need 2.8 mn professionals by 2020


August 18th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian electronic industry will require 2.8 million professionals at various levels by 2020, according to a top government official.J. Satyanarayana, secretary, department of electronics ... Read more...

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Nine killed in China road accident


August 17th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 17 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and three injured after an industrial vehicle collided with minibus in China's Liaoning province Friday, authorities said.The accident took place ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan releases Chinese activists as territorial row simmers


August 17th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Friday approved release of 14 Chinese activists, arrested by Japanese law enforcement officials for landing on the disputed Diaoyu Islands in the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Manipur to give Rs.75 lakh to Mary Kom


August 15th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Aug 14 (IANS) The Manipur government has increased the cash reward and other benefits for Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom, Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said Wednesday."The government ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kerala to lease out land to private IT developers


August 13th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 13 (IANS) A departure from developer of information technology (IT) infrastructure to lessor model and focus on spreading e-governance activities across the state are going to be the ... Read more...

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(VM) Mizoram panel to resolve border disputes


August 10th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 10 (IANS) Mizoram has formed a committee to resolve its boundary disputes with Assam and Tripura, an official said Friday.The five-member committee will be led by legal expert ... Read more...

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US gurdwara shooting: DSGMC to compensate Delhi victims’ kin


August 7th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee will give financial aid of Rs.1 lakh each to the next of kin of two people from Delhi who ... Read more...

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Chinese official held for sodomising minors


August 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) A provincial government official in China has been arrested for molesting, sodomising and raping four underage boys.Li Jun, a section chief with the Civil Affairs Bureau ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Reservation under RTE Act aimed at social inclusion’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Batting for the Right to Education (RTE), a top government official Monday said the 25 percent reservation of seats in schools for the economically deprived was ... Read more...

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Patna to get tallest Gandhi statue on October 2


August 5th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) Bihar will pay a befitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary on October 2. The state government plans to install a 40-foot-tall bronze ... Read more...

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Delhi seeks action against PWD engineers


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 2 (IANS) The Delhi government will write to the Central Public Works Department seeking strict action against three PWD engineers for dereliction of duty as the gaps ... Read more...

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Five bodies found in Afghan province


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) At least five bodies of people kidnapped and killed by militants have been recovered in Afghanistan's Logar province near Kabul, a government official said Thursday."A ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Afghan police officer, two guards killed in bomb blast


August 1st, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) A senior police official in Afghanistan's Helmand province was killed along with his two bodyguards Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck his vehicle, Xinhua reported.Shah ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Jharkhand offers Rs.410 crore relief package to farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, July 30 (IANS) In view of the looming drought situation in Jharkhand, the state government has announced a Rs.410 crore relief package for farmers, an official said Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

40 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan


July 28th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) At least 40 Taliban were killed and 14 injured in a cross-border attack the militants launched against police checkposts in Afghanistan's Paktika province Saturday, a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russia’s chief investigator dismisses fraud charges


July 28th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Alexander Bastrykin, head of Russia's powerful Investigation Committee, has denied allegations of fraud levelled against him by an opposition leader.Alexei Navalny accused Bastrykin in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian banks should electronically transmit export data


July 27th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 27 (IANS) Banks in India should adopt the electronic bank realisation certificate (EBRC) scheme to reduce the transaction costs for exporters, said a top government official."The software glitches ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhi to have 94 more government schools


July 27th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Delhi government will open 94 new schools in the national capital in the current academic session, a Delhi minister said Friday.the capital currently ... Read more...

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Monsoon deficit hits paddy transplantation in Odisha


July 24th, 2012 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) Paddy transplantation could not be taken up so far in about fifty percent of the target area of 1.2 million hectares in Odisha due to weak ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pratibha Patil’s new Pune retirement home not yet ready


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, July 22 (IANS) With her earlier choice of post-retirement home mired in controversy, President Pratibha Patil, whose term ends July 24, will now settle down in a consideably ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Telecom EGoM to recommend lower reserve price to cabinet for approval (Lead)


July 20th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom Friday decided to recommend to the cabinet a reserve price lower than what the sector regulator has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Delhi to have 11 revenue districts


July 17th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi will soon have 11 districts as the state government has given a principal approval to the decision of creating two additional revenue districts in ... Read more...

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