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UPCC chief wants utility before loyalty from cadres


September 11th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 11 (IANS) The new president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Nirmal Khatri Tuesday told party workers and leaders that loyalty to the party was no longer ... Read more...

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Verghese Kurien: the architect of India’s White Revolution (Obituary)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Anand (Gujarat), Sep 9 (IANS) He made the ordinary, neighbourhood 'doodhwala' (milkman) a key player in the country's struggle for economic development and progress at the grassroot level.Verghese Kurien, the ... Read more...

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Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar unveil literacy anthem


September 4th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Alka Yagnik, Javed Akhtar and Lalit Pandit, along with Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Monday launched a new literacy anthem ... Read more...

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Tiwari goes as Congress house leader, Mathur in (Second Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday removed nine-time legislator Pramod Tiwari as the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader in the Uttar Pradesh assembly and replaced him with Pradeep ... Read more...

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Neyattinkara by-poll crucial for Kerala parties (Kerala Newsletter)


May 19th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 19 (IANS) For the rival political groupings in Kerala, the Neyattinkara by-election to the state assembly in June is proving a testing time. The poll is crucial ... Read more...

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Want to promote Indian wrestling talent: Raj Kundra


May 5th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Britain-based businessman Raj Kundra has collaborated with actor Sanjay Dutt for India's first professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league called "Super Fight League" (SFL). ... Read more...

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Mahie’s loss is Preeti’s gain (Movie Snippets)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Actress Mahie Gill was approached to do Sneh Tuli's "Dekho..Yeh Hai Mumbai" but opted out due to issues with dates and the role went to ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh gets 3.5 million new voters


September 30th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 30 (IANS) India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh has got 3.5 million new voters -- going up from 108,432,526 last year to 111,916,689 this year, an official said ... Read more...

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MIM wants immediate steps for reservations for Muslims


September 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and member of parliament Asaduddin Owaisi Sunday urged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to take immediate steps for providing reservations ... Read more...

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PM seeks ‘integrated action for development’ in Maoist areas


September 13th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday called for "integrated action" in Maoist areas towards "sustainable development for all", also stressing on learning from the grassroot ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh to confer awards to Panchayati Raj institutions today


April 24th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will confer awards to Panchayati Raj institutions for their excellent performance last year on National Panchayati Raj Day at the ... Read more...

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Support for Hazare grows in Mumbai, 50 on hunger strike


April 8th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) At least 50 people, including senior citizens, Friday joined the ongoing relay hunger strike at Mumbai's Azad Maidan even as students, office-goers and celebrities expressed ... Read more...

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Jeev, Kapur to help set up ISM academies in India


February 17th, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) International Sports Management Limited (ISM), one of the world's leading management companies, launched its India operations Tuesday with top golfers from the country Jeev Milkha Singh and ... Read more...

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Egyptian revolution may spur rise of Islamists: Experts


February 12th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) The ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after 18 days of mass protests may spark similar unrest in other countries with Islamist forces hoping to ... Read more...

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Developing quality roads a priority: C.P. Joshi


January 20th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Road Transport Minister C.P.Joshi Thursday said his ministry will promote the use of new technologies to help develop good quality roads and ensuring greater transparency in ... Read more...

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Delhi-based DJ turns composer


January 7th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) After mixing music for more than a decade, Teenu Arora, known as DJ T-nu, is set to spread his wings in the music industry by turning composer ... Read more...

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FMSCI president Chandhok wants to improve motorsports infrastructure


December 29th, 2010 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India's (FMSCI) newly- elected president Vicky Chandhok Wednesday said he would try to improve the infrastructure for motorsport in the country. "There ... Read more...

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Trained staff shortage hits rural Karnataka’s development


December 24th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) The absence of trained staff and inadequate deputation of officials to local bodies have adversely affected the implementation of development plans in rural Karnataka, a study by the ... Read more...

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Pakistan rope in legend Jansher Khan for squash revival


December 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan's legendary squash player Jansher Khan has agreed to coach the national side to revive the sport in the country.Jansher, one of the most successful players in the ... Read more...

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Gandhi urges Youth Congress to target panchayat polls (Lead)


December 22nd, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Wednesday urged Tamil Nadu Youth Congress members to start working at the panchayat level and capture power at the local bodies.Gandhi arrived ... Read more...

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National Democratic Alliance to hold massive rally in Delhi


December 22nd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22 (ANI): After stalling the Parliament for almost the entire Winter Session, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has decided to take its fight against ... Read more...

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‘Lenin’s death will leave a big void in compound archery’


October 25th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The tragic death of coach Cherukuri Lenin is a huge loss for the country's archers, feels Commonwealth Games medallists Rahul Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar.The 25-year-old Lenin died ... Read more...

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No one is top boss in Trinamool: Mamata


September 17th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Taking exception to a suggestion that there was no second rung of leadership in her party, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday said such questions were only ... Read more...

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Clubfoot to be treated non-surgically in Delhi


May 5th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Clubfoot patients will now be able to get non-surgical treatment at nominal charges in Delhi, state Health Minister Kiran Walia said Wednesday. International organisation Cure Clubfoot Worldwide will ... Read more...

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‘Change in mindset needed to address healthcare issues’


April 25th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pilani (Rajasthan), April 25 (IANS) A change in mindset towards addressing issues related to women and children was the need of the hour to deal with ignorance in healthcare of mother and ... Read more...

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Socialist Unity Centre of India protests against price rise in Orissa


April 24th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneshwar, April 24 (ANI): Socialist Unity Centre of India (communist party) (SUCI) held a protest rally on Saturday here against the price rise of essential commodities to highlight the common man's plight ... Read more...

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Village headmen to be elected through EVMs


April 12th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 12 (IANS) India, which has successfully tested the electronic voting machine (EVM) in general elections, will now use it at the grassroot level - to elect village heads or sarpanches. ... Read more...

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BJP hints at snapping ties with AGP in Assam


April 6th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday almost put an end to the year-long honeymoon with Assam's main opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) by hinting to fight the ... Read more...

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RBI seeks banking services in all villages by March 2012 (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday asked banks to draw a roadmap to provide financial services to all villages with a population of over 2,000 by ... Read more...

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Politicians not paid enough: Rahul Mahajan


March 7th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, Mar 7 (IANS) Rahul Mahajan, who tied the knot with Bengali model Dimpy Ganguly on a reality show, Sunday said he plans to make a career in entertainment as ... Read more...

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Sponsorship will make us self reliant: BAI


February 20th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president V.K Verma Saturday said its new sponsorship deal with Premier Brands will make it "self reliant" in terms of finances and ... Read more...

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Political will needed to erase bonded labour


December 4th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Enacting one law after the other will not eradicate bonded labour if there is no political will for it, National Human Rights Commission member Justice B.C. Patel ... Read more...

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‘Rural newspapers crucial for development, checking corruption’


November 10th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Rural newspapers are tough to run, but they can help in chalking out development plans and can expose corruption at the grassroot level, mediapersons and experts said ... Read more...

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Pitroda favours traditional healthcare model for masses (Lead)


November 5th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda Thursday advocated traditional Indian model to take healthcare facilities to all, especially the masses who are at the "bottom of the ... Read more...

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45-day theatre workshop to motivate youth held in Imphal


October 6th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Oct 6(ANI): A 45-day residential workshop on theatre was recently organized in Imphal, which was aimed at motivating the youth to take up theater and to highlight major social issues and ... Read more...

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