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Riot victims’ rehabilitation national duty: SC


September 19th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the rehabilitation of riot victims was a national responsibility and could not just be construed within legal and moral ... Read more...

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US Congressman campaigns to invite Narendra Modi


September 12th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Sep 12 (IANS) A US Congressman who has mounted a campaign to revoke the ban on an American visa for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi says in the ... Read more...

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Man who questioned Mamata denied bail


August 13th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A West Bengal court Monday rejected the bail plea of a man, who was arrested after he had publicly questioned Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about ... Read more...

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Left, BJP for debate on economy, price rise


August 13th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The BJP and the Left Monday demanded a debate in the Lok Sabha on stagnating economy and high prices of essential items.Communist Party of ... Read more...

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Man arrested for questioning Mamata, activists condemn incident (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was Saturday arrested from West Midnapore district ... Read more...

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Man arrested for publicly questioning Mamata


August 11th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man, who had publicly questioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about her government policies towards farmers, was arrested from West Midnapore district for ... Read more...

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Government should be proactive in reducing unemployment: Narayana Murthy


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Infosys chairman emeritus N.R. Narayana Murthy Friday asked the government to be more proactive in reducing unemployment and poverty in the country."This is the time to ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray asks people to stop paying toll tax


July 24th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) MNS chief Raj Thackeray Tuesday asked people to stop paying toll tax unless the government explained where the money went, prompting MNS workers to vandalize ... Read more...

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Facebook page to connect community radio stations and ministry


July 12th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The information and broadcasting ministry has launched a dedicated Facebook page for community radio stakeholders in the country to connect with them and answer ... Read more...

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Fitch downgrades India’s rating to ‘negative’


June 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 18 (IANS) Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings Monday revised downward India's outlook to "negative" from "stable" owing to corruption and inadequate reforms.It, however, affirmed the country's long term ... Read more...

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Fish stocks depleting along Indian coasts: Greenpeace


June 8th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) At 63, Ahmed Kaka from Luni village in Gujarat is fighting for fish stocks along the Kutch coast, which are depleting. He recalls there were ... Read more...

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‘Indian weavers victims of faulty policy, neglect’


May 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Defective policy, poor infrastructure, neglect and competition from multinationals have taken a toll on the communities of traditional weavers in the country, a BJP ... Read more...

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Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said slamming the government for its failure to launch ... Read more...

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Delhi autorikshaw unions to join Tuesday stir


February 27th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, February 27 (IANS) Come Tuesday and commuters in New Delhi may face major hassles as the capital's 55,000 autorikshaws have decided to join in the national strike called ... Read more...

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Mamata doesn’t turn up at Chidambaram event


February 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) A day after opposing the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday stayed away from an event where Home Minister ... Read more...

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Government for self-regulation to curb food wastage


February 14th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Though it is concerned about food wastage at social dos, especially weddings, the government Tuesday said it prefers self-regulation over legal control to curb the ... Read more...

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Court ruling will lead to consolidation, fresh investment (Lead)


February 2nd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The cancellation of 122 telecom licences by the Supreme Court Thursday would lead to clarity in the telecom policy framework, encouraging investment and accelerating growth ... Read more...

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The beer hug: Bihar emerging as brewery hub


January 16th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) Bihar is emerging as a brewery hub with major domestic and foreign firms setting up production units in the state due to availability of cheap labour ... Read more...

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No tiff, just communication gap with Mamata: Khurshid


January 8th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress Sunday brushed off reports about cracks in the ruling UPA coalition, saying "too much" should not be read into the angry outburst ... Read more...

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Paramilitary forces to man Goa borders


January 6th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 6 (IANS) Election authorities in poll-bound Goa have sought paramilitary forces to guard the state's borders against the inflow of unaccounted and fake currency, a senior official said ... Read more...

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‘India can be world leader in handmade textiles’


January 5th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India's handmade textiles industry can spin magic yarns for both domestic buyers and connoisseurs across the globe but government policies are coming in the way ... Read more...

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‘India, China to drive global construction equipment industry growth’


November 24th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 24 (IANS) The multi-billion dollar global construction equipment industry is betting on India and China to rev up the sales growth hit by the slowdown in the ... Read more...

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Telecom service cadre asks government for ‘apt’ jobs


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Officers of a specialised telecom service cadre Wednesday alleged that the government was not utilising their high-tech skills and "many of them are just sitting ... Read more...

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Homeopathy meet to be held in Delhi next month


November 17th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) More than 2,500 doctors from 70 countries would come together here next month to discuss the latest developments in homeopathy and also chalk out plans ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear Jha against ‘Aarakshan’ bans Tuesday (Lead)


August 12th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Tuesday a petition by film producer and director Prakash Jha seeking the quashing of the orders by the Uttar ... Read more...

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2G: Unitech Wireless claims it only followed policy (Lead)


August 9th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Claiming innocence in the second generation spectrum allotment case, Unitech Wireless Tuesday concluded its arguments in a Delhi court, saying this is a case where ... Read more...

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Mamata announces health sector reform


June 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state's ailing health services sector."We have ... Read more...

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The core seven: Making the government’s voice heard


June 12th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Under relentless attack for its acts of omissions and commissions, the UPA government has finally realised the value of reaching out to the media. ... Read more...

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Roses for the world: An Indian success story in Ethiopia


May 29th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Holeta (Ethiopia), May 29 (IANS) The world's largest exporter of roses is an Indian who grows and ships hundreds of varieties of the prized flowers -- not just out of ... Read more...

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Government policies should address children’s issues: Experts


May 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Government policies, especially in the fields of agriculture and environment, should address children's issues, like the effect of poisonous gases and pesticide use on children, ... Read more...

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Anganwadi schools in poor state, shows survey


May 6th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A survey conducted with the help of around 20,000 children from 16 states has presented a dismal picture of the Anganwadi centres and schools in ... Read more...

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China bans civil servants from ‘watching blue movies, extra marital affairs’


April 21st, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 21 (ANI): Watching blue movies, having extramarital affairs, failing to do what is righteous and vandalizing public facilities will be a strict 'no-no' for public servants in China's Nantong city, ... Read more...

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JPC/PAC: Rein in Joshi, Congress tells BJP


April 4th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Was a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) needed to probe the 2G spectrum controversy or did the BJP insist on it just to "score brownie ... Read more...

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Tata, Radia likely to appear before PAC Monday


April 4th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Tata group chairman Ratan Tata and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia are expected to appear before parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Monday to answer queries ... Read more...

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Leaders like Fazlur Rehman vulnerable, says Pakistani daily


April 1st, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) Leaders like Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who was the target of terror attacks on two successive days, are "vulnerable because they must meet ... Read more...

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