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Congress core group meets over fuel price hike


September 11th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) A day after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi returned from abroad following a medical check up, the party's core group met here Tuesday to discuss ... Read more...

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States unwilling to join new IIT-JEE format


June 6th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) As the government moves ahead with its plan for a common engineering entrance test, a majority of states at a meeting of education ministers Tuesday ... Read more...

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Road safety brand ambassador: Not Big B, pleads Congress


June 4th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) The Mumbai unit of the Congress has voiced its disapproval of a Maharashtra government proposal to make megastar Amitabh Bachchan the brand ambassador of its ... Read more...

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Civilian slip puts army on sticky ground in Himachal


April 17th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 17 (IANS) When a public relations officer of the Indian Army issued a routine official press note on the strategic significance of the Annandale ground in Shimla, ... Read more...

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Move to erect Shivaji statue in Arabian Sea rejected


March 15th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The central government has rejected a Maharashtra government proposal to erect an imposing statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the Arabian Sea, one km off the ... Read more...

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FDI in aviation may give flight to domestic airlines


January 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Operating through a tough financial environment, Indian carriers see a ray of hope in the government proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest funds ... Read more...

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MCD split: Special session Nov 30 to pass bill


November 25th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) With the home ministry approving the trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the state government Thursday called a special assembly session on Nov 30 to ... Read more...

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Opposition rejects Greek PM’s coalition government proposal (Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) The Greek opposition Saturday refused to join the new coalition government under Prime Minister Papandreou's leadership and called on him to resign, RIA Novosti reported.Earlier, the ... Read more...

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IHF seeks seven days to reply to sports ministry’s proposal


June 14th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday gave a week's time to the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) to reply to the government proposal on merging with Hockey India ... Read more...

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Gizmos replacing pens as kids’ essential classroom kit: Survey


April 24th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 24 (ANI): Children are turning up at school fully equipped with mobile phones, iPods and MP3 players, but not the basic essential of a single pen.According to a survey of ... Read more...

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Environment group hails tax hike on diesel cars


March 23rd, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday hailed the Delhi governments' decision to increase tax on diesel vehicles by 25 percent saying that ... Read more...

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BJP activists caned in Lucknow


March 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists were caned here Monday as they clashed with the police during a protest against the Uttar Pradesh government.The ... Read more...

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We can’t screen all VIP guards: Pakistani security agencies


March 7th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Pakistani security agencies have told the government they cannot screen all security guards who protect VIPs.The response came to a government proposal following the assassination of ... Read more...

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Rights groups concerned over Afghan Govt. move to take control of women shelters


February 22nd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb.22 (ANI): Human Rights groups worry that Afghan government-run shelters will be disastrous for women and girls fleeing abuse."I don't trust many of the people in this government to decide ... Read more...

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US government’s onboard data recorder for cars sparks privacy concerns


February 10th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A government proposal that would require new cars to have onboard data recorders is pitting safety concerns against privacy concerns.The Department of Transportation and the National Highway Transportation ... Read more...

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Maharashtra information commissioner linked in Adarsh scam suspended (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Thursday suspended State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, who is accused of involvement in the Adarsh society scam when an official in the state government, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor pushes information commissioner’s removal (Lead)


January 18th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) The process to remove defiant State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari got a fillip with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday referring the issue to the Supreme Court, an official ... Read more...

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UK govt’s plan to block Internet porn ‘not possible’


December 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): A plan by the British government to block Internet pornography at source has been deemed as not possible by experts.According to the Sunday Times, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey ... Read more...

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Pranab’s all-party meeting fails to resolve deadlock


November 22nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee's effort to resolve the deadlock over a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe into the 2G spectrum allotment scam failed Monday with the ... Read more...

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Mosquito monitoring saves lives as well as money


October 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has suggested that cutting surveillance for mosquito-borne diseases may lead to an increase in both the number of human cases and the health costs when ... Read more...

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Jharkhand to set up human rights commission


March 4th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 4 (IANS) Jharkhand will set up a human rights commission to ensure that villagers in the state are not harassed and tortured in the name of anti-Maoist operations, an official ... Read more...

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Bhutan to export oranges to Bangladesh via northeast India


January 30th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 30 (IANS) Bhutan will export oranges and other horticultural products to Bangladesh through India's northeastern states, officials said here Saturday. "The first consignment of oranges would be exported to Sylhet ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bars ‘outsiders’ from getting new taxi permits (Lead)


January 20th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) In a controversial move, the Maharashtra government Wednesday made it mandatory for new applicants for taxi driver's permits to be domiciled in the state and to be ... Read more...

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Spanish web users clash with government over anti-piracy law


January 13th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Associations of web users and hundreds of Spanish bloggers have said that they were ready to fight measures planned by the government to prevent illegal downloads of movies ... Read more...

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Sugarcane pricing not discussed at cabinet meeting: Soni


November 20th, 2009 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The cabinet meeting Thursday did not discuss the government's sugarcane pricing policy, which has come under attack from opposition parties and farmers. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika ... Read more...

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Opposition corners government over sugarcane pricing, Lok Sabha adjourned (Third Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The row over the government's sugarcane pricing policy forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha on the opening day of parliament's winter session Thursday as opposition ... Read more...

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No decision yet on MCD’s takeover by Delhi government: Chidambram


October 13th, 2009 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday assured leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that no final deicison has been taken on the Delhi government's proposal to ... Read more...

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GAIL welcomes government proposal on levying marketing margin


October 1st, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) GAIL India Thursday welcomed the petroleum ministry's proposal to allow it to charge marketing margin on sale of subsidised natural gas, saying it would help the company ... Read more...

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IIT faculty row to be sorted out soon: director


September 22nd, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after 1,300 teachers of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) decided to go on hunger strike, two IIT directors Tuesday said the faculty had apparently ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourns over separate SGPC for Haryana


August 6th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Proceedings in Parliament were disrupted on Thursday following Bharatiya Janata Party and the Akali protest Dal against the creation of a separate Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee ... Read more...

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Plans for memorial to Bhopal gas victims receive setback


January 16th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government proposal to build a memorial to the victims of the infamous 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy is embroiled in a controversy even before plan could ... Read more...

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We want computers, not rat farming, say Bihar’s Musahars


December 4th, 2008 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 4 (IANS) The Musahar community in Bihar is up in arms against a government proposal to promote rat farming for their uplift, saying the move would keep them where they ... Read more...

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Using tissues from the infirm for research without consent proposed in UK


October 20th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 20 (ANI): A U.K. Government proposal to allow the use of human tissues taken from the mentally infirm without their consent, to create embryos for experimentation, has given rise ... Read more...

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British government slapped down over terror bill


October 14th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain's Labour government fought back Tuesday after the upper chamber of parliament dismissed a government proposal to increase the detention limit of terror suspects from 28 to 42 ... Read more...

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Court questions Kerala plan to ease medical college admissions


October 1st, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday frowned upon the Kerala government's plan to admit the Scheduled Tribes students to the state medical colleges on the basis of only the ... Read more...

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