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Bihar cancels nursing home licences after uterus scam


September 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Licenses of eight private nursing homes were cancelled in Bihar's Samastipur district for unnecessary removal of uteruses of hundreds of poor women to claim insurance money ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh: BJP got kickbacks in NRHM project in Himachal


September 10th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 10 (IANS) Former union minister Virbhadra Singh Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh of receiving kickbacks in purchasing ambulances under the National ... Read more...

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Uterus removal case: Notice to hospitals, nursing homes


August 29th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Bihar State Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to private hospitals and nursing homes, where uteruses of hundreds of poor women were removed to claim ... Read more...

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Paswan demands CBI probe into uterus scam


August 26th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 26 (IANS) Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line ... Read more...

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Congress seeks apology from Vijay Goel


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress Thursday demanded an apology from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel for calling Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit a "cheat" and ... Read more...

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Bihar assembly committee to probe ‘health scam’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 8 (IANS) The Bihar assembly speaker Wednesday ordered a house committee probe into the alleged removal of uteruses of over 16,000 below poverty line women in the ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch 24X7 ambulance service


July 28th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura, under a central government scheme, will launch an emergency ambulance service to provide 24 hours facility to the patients, officials said Saturday.The authorities will start ... Read more...

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NHRC notice to Chhattisgarh on rampant uterus-removal surgeries


July 25th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Wednesday issued notice to the Chhattisgarh government on reports that doctors in the state were unnecessarily removing women's uteruses to ... Read more...

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Now, Parrikar accuses Chidambaram of ‘dadagiri’ in postings


July 6th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday accused union home ministry of P. Chidambaram of 'dadagiri' over the issue of appointment of Indian Police Service (IPS) ... Read more...

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Bihar to launch caste census from April 20


April 19th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Bihar is all set to begin caste census from April 20 under a central government scheme. It's a gigantic exercise undertaken across the country after a ... Read more...

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Azad launches scheme for pregnant mothers in Assam


January 30th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 30 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday launched an Assam government scheme entitling all pregnant women to free delivery -- including caesarean section ... Read more...

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Over 250 northeast youths get capacity building training


January 18th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 18 (IANS) Over 200 educated and poor youths of northeast India have been trained in the last two years under a central government scheme to create jobs in ... Read more...

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Sowing seeds of change in jail premises


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Aiming to generate income and also improve the landscape within prison premises, the government has decided to use large tracts of land in Indian jails ... Read more...

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Jharkhand spent only 38 percent of job scheme funds


December 14th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Dec 14 (IANS) In the last eight months, Jharkhand has spent only 38 percent of its allocated fund of Rs.1,55,871 crore under the rural employment guaratee scheme for the ... Read more...

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Himachal reviving Chamba art forms


October 30th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) To protect and revive the decades old, globally acclaimed dying art forms of the erstwhile princely hill state of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh is training and improving ... Read more...

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Max Bupa bids for state health insurance in three states


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Health insurance provider Max Bupa has bid for a product distribution tender under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) scheme in three states, a top company ... Read more...

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Rajasthan villager alleges children died of hunger


September 24th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 24 (IANS) A labourer in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district Saturday alleged his two daughters died of hunger, while two other children are admitted to a hospital in serious condition. ... Read more...

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Cash awards flow in for miffed hockey players


September 14th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday announced Rs.1.5 lakh to each member of the Indian hockey team after they rejected a paltry Rs.25,000 reward from cash-strapped ... Read more...

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Maken doles out Rs.1.5 lakh to each player from government scheme


September 14th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Asserting that the members of the Indian hockey team did the right thing by rejecting Hockey India's (HI) Rs.25,000 as reward for winning the inaugural ... Read more...

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Man kills self, family in Bihar


August 22nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Driven by poverty, a man set his wife and three children on fire before killing himself in Bihar's Aurangabad district early Monday, police said.The man, a ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to supply industries with wind power


August 8th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Monday announced a state government scheme to utilise 100 MW wind power generated at nights for supplying to industrial units.Making ... Read more...

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Haryana to review mid-day meal scheme as kids fall sick


July 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has ordered a review of the mid-day meal scheme in government-run schools after 100 students in Kurukshetra district last week ended up ... Read more...

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Anganwadi health workers’ honorarium to be doubled


July 1st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The monthly remuneration of over 11 lakh anganwadi community health workers would doubled with retrospective effect from April 1, the cabinet committee on economic ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea of judges seeking reinstatement


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 21 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday dismissed petitions of four former ad-hoc fast track court (FTC) judges seeking reinstatement in the judicial service on regular basis.The bench ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu government’s decision to impact insurer


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 3 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement Friday to scrap the existing group health insurance scheme for the poor in favour of much more comprehensive cover is likely ... Read more...

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High court imposes fine for frivolous PIL


April 15th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) The first bench of the Gujarat High Court Friday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the ground that it was frivolous and imposed a ... Read more...

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Greens to assess central power scheme in Uttar Pradesh


April 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 6 (IANS) Amidst a looming energy crisis in Uttar Pradesh, environment and rights organisations Wednesday announced launch of a social audit of a central government scheme for rural ... Read more...

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National School of Drama to get regional centres


March 1st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Union Minister of Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said her ministry was working on a proposal to set up five new regional centres of the prestigious National School ... Read more...

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Haryana minister leads by example, adopts black buck


January 7th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 7 (IANS) Haryana Forest Minister Ajay Singh Yadav Friday adopted a black buck under an innovative state government scheme that covers animals and birds in zoos and parks.Yadav handed over ... Read more...

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‘Pak Govt charged extra 153mn rupees as “royalty” from Haj pilgrims’


December 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Government levied an extra charge of 153 million rupees on Haj pilgrims in the name of 'royalty', and paid the amount to two airlines, a Senate ... Read more...

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Where is the nearest Dalit village? (Part-II)


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
I visit another 'home' of sorts. Here, 18-year-old Chand is making cow dung cakes to be used as fuel for cooking. Chand was pulled out of school when she was in ... Read more...

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Over Rs.10 bn distributed to Pakistan flood-hit


November 4th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (IANS) Over Rs.10 billion have been distributed to flood-affected families in Pakistan through a government scheme called watan card, a minister said Thursday.The "watan card", launched by the National ... Read more...

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A district in India where everyone uses toilet


October 18th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Satara (Maharashtra), Oct 18 (IANS) Satara district, famous for its lush green hill stations of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, now looks cleaner and, importantly, smells fresher, thanks to healthier toilet initiatives.The initiative by ... Read more...

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Rs.217 crore central funds for Bihar’s rural roads


September 23rd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The central government has given over Rs.217 crore to five public sector units (PSUs) for construction of rural roads in Bihar under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak ... Read more...

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Crop insurance scheme modified


September 16th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government Thursday approved a host of modifications in the decade-old crop insurance scheme in a bid to make it more farmer-friendly. While approving the Modified National ... Read more...

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