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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

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Warrant against approver in Mishra murder case


September 12th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Final argument commenced in the 37-year-old assassination case of former railway minister Lalit Narayan Mishra Wednesday in a Delhi court followed by issuance of a ... Read more...

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IndiGo alleges tinkering with policy to help select airlines


July 21st, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Taking a dig at the central government for approving an operational turn-around plan for the debt-ridden and loss-making national carrier Air India by infusing equity, InterGlobe, ... Read more...

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Assam hopes for record rice, jute production


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 22 IANS) Despite floods affecting about 10,000 hectares of cropland, Assam hopes to register a record paddy and jute production this year.Assam Agriculture Minister Nilamoni Sen Deka made the ... Read more...

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Kiran Bedi to host radio talk show


June 9th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Former top cop Kiran Bedi, also a prominent member of Team Anna, will soon be hosting an interactive talk show on an internet radio channel ... Read more...

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Students’ death in roof collapse shocks Pakistani daily


May 10th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) A Pakistani daily, shocked at the death of nine students in a roof collapse, has demanded the revival of the "moribund system of school inspections to ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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No Haj subsidy after 10 years, SC tells government (Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Apex court disapproves Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday came out against the government policy of providing subsidy to the pilgrims going for Haj to the holy city of Mecca.An ... Read more...

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Himachal panel questions policy on Tibetans


April 5th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) More than half a century after Tibetans fleeing Tibet made Himachal Pradesh their second home, a one-man commission, appointed by the state to look into illegal ... Read more...

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Sarkozy calls for Schengen reform


March 12th, 2012 - 6:21 am ICT by IANS
Paris, March 12 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday said that Europe's border-free Schengen agreement should be rethought and re-founded.Sarkozy was addressing some 60,000 supporters in a reelection campaign in ... Read more...

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IT industry worried over poll-results’ impact on budget


March 7th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) The Indian IT industry is keeping its fingers crossed on the likely impact of the election results from the five states on the ensuing Union ... Read more...

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Contest Telenor’s demand for compensation: Unitech


February 16th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A day after Oslo-based Telenor said it will seek indemnity and compensation following the cancellation of Uninor's 22 licenses by the Supreme Court, Unitech vowed ... Read more...

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Khurshid did not violate model code: Congress tells poll panel


January 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Friday told the Election Commission that party leader Salman Khurshid did not violate the model code of conduct by promising nine ... Read more...

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Unfair to let Jarawas live in beastly conditions: Minister


January 13th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Tribal Affairs Minister V.Kishore Chandra Deo Friday indicated that the Jarawa tribes people of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands could be gradually exposed to modern ... Read more...

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Bring Jarawas to the mainstream, says BJP


January 12th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday said the Jarawas and other tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands should be included in the mainstream ... Read more...

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BJP questions Sonia’s silence on FDI in retail


December 6th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday asked why Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi were silent on Foreign Direct Investment ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka’s rupee depreciates 3.2 percent


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka's currency depreciated by about 3.2 percent Wednesday for the second successive day on new government policy, the island's central bank said here. The exchange ... Read more...

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Have broken no laws, say Airtel, Vodafone


November 19th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Even as the CBI Saturday raided the offices of telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Vodafone for alleged irregularities in additional spectrum allocation, the firms ... Read more...

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Pakistani provincial minister quits


November 19th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Sharjeel Inam Memon, information minister of Pakistan's Sindh province, has resigned, a media report said Saturday.Memon tendered his resignation from the provincial cabinet to President Asif ... Read more...

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Supreme Court not to meddle in fuel pricing (Lead)


November 18th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday declined to entertain a plea challenging the deregulation of prices of petroleum products, saying fixing of petroleum prices was a matter ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s primary schools lacking in sanitary workers: Report


November 15th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) More than two-thirds of 152 boys' primary schools in 89 districts across Pakistan are without non-teaching staff like peons, sanitary workers and security guards, according to ... Read more...

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Government assures availability of coal to power plants


October 13th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The government said Thursday it would take appropriate measures to ensure greater availability of coal to power plants as electricity shortage worsened across the country."To ... Read more...

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BJP, Congress in nexus over illegal mining: Goa activists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Citing the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) inability to take on the Congress-led ruling coalition on the issue of illegal mining in Goa, anti-mining activists say ... Read more...

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Advancing application cut-off date justified: 2G accused (Lead)


September 7th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court was told Wednesday by an accused in the 2G case that advancing the cut-off date for the receipt of applications for licences ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves defence land transfer to central school


June 16th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the lease transfer of a 15.19 acre of defence land to a central school in Haryana's Gurgaon, adjacent to the ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan continue to disagree on Siachen; to meet again (Lead)


May 31st, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) At the end of two days of talks on Siachen Tuesday, India and Pakistan failed to arrive at any common ground on the lingering 27-year-old ... Read more...

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CAG briefs JPC on 2G loss figures, but questions remain (Second Lead)


May 30th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was within its "mandate" to calculate the notional Rs.1.76 lakh crore loss in the allotment of 2G spectrum, ... Read more...

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CAG within mandate to calculate 2G loss: Chacko (Lead)


May 30th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) was within its "mandate" to calculate presumptive loss of Rs.1.76 lakh crore in the allocation of 2G spectrum, ... Read more...

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Court notice to state, centre on fixed wages


May 5th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notice to the union labour ministry and the state government in a case challenging the state's policy of paying its ... Read more...

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No aid to 2002 riots-damaged religious places: Gujarat government


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 22 (IANS) The Gujarat government Friday told the state high court that it would not give any financial aid or assistance to the religious places damaged in the ... Read more...

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Tibetans go on hunger strike in Delhi to protest Chinese atrocities


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22(ANI): Tibetans in exile went on a hunger strike in New Delhi on Friday to protest the atrocities of Chinese troops imposing a severe lockdown on Tibet's Kirti Monastery.Tibetans ... Read more...

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UK Cycling Minister doesn’t want to wear helmet while on road!


April 10th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Britain's Cycling Minister has revealed that he does not wear a helmet while cycling because he likes to 'feel the wind in his hair' - an admission that ... Read more...

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Manufacturing sector records faster growth


March 27th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) India's manufacturing industry grew faster in the current fiscal compared to last year with a majority of the sectors growing at more than 10 ... Read more...

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Now a solar lamp scam in Bihar, village heads in trouble


March 5th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 5 (IANS) Over 200 outgoing village body heads, or 'mukhiyas', are in deep trouble in Bihar in connection with a scam in the purchase of solar lamps at ... Read more...

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