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Ghana to observe FIFA Fair Play Day against Malawi


September 7th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, Sep 7 (IANS) Ghana will observe the annual FIFA Fair Play Day when its national senior male team, the Black Stars, play Malawi in the final first-leg of the ... Read more...

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FIFA’s regional development inaugurated in Delhi


September 6th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke inaugurated the world body's regional developmental office at Dwarka in the national capital here Thursday.The regional office has been shifted ... Read more...

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President condoles Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, saying the "towering leader of Maharashtra" was "an esteemed colleague and a ... Read more...

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Work culture has vastly improved in Bengal: Mamata


July 26th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Claiming that her Trinamool Congress-led government has fulfilled 99 percent of the promises made in its election manifesto, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday ... Read more...

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Virbhadra Singh resigns from cabinet (Lead)


June 26th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned Tuesday after a court in Shimla framed corruption charges against him and his wife."I have ... Read more...

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AGP to be strengthened from grassroots, says Mahanta


May 18th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Friday appealed to AGP leaders to strengthen the party from the grassroots."The AGP has its base in rural ... Read more...

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Lalu to march to Bihar’s villages ‘to expose’ Nitish


May 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Having stayed away from the rough and tumble of Bihar politics for more than one-and-a-half years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad says he will ... Read more...

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China launches website for farmers


March 26th, 2012 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) China has launched a website that will help grassroots organisations promoting innovative agricultural technologies among farmers.Currently, 133,000 such organisations with 11 million members operate in China. ... Read more...

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Congress should revive regional leadership, says NCP


March 8th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A day after its poor showing in the assembly polls, the Congress got a piece of advice from its ally Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ... Read more...

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Rugby wants to climb IPL escalator to popularity in India


November 21st, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) The rough and tumble sport of rugby is on the verge of creating its own version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Promoters of rugby in India ... Read more...

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Drafting bill for redressing grievances at grassroots: Ramesh


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Monday that his ministry is drafting a bill for redressing public grievances at the grassroots based on the experience ... Read more...

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India’s football structure needs total revamp: Nassiri


May 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) India's football structure needs a total revamp for the sport to flourish and prosper, said former Iranian striker Jamshed Nassiri, who has made the ... Read more...

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Slain Congress leader’s widow votes in Kashmir polls


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Widowed just five days ago, the wife of a murdered Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Saturday cast her vote, along with her son, in panchayat polls ... Read more...

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In North East, there is no insurgency, but cottage industry extortions: Pillai


April 9th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 9 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Gopal K.Pillai has said that by and large the north east of India is free of insurgency, but still a victim of what he ... Read more...

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Broadband at grassroots for social inclusion: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Stating that the balance of power was shifting to the people at large, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday modern information and communications tools ... Read more...

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Wipe out corruption, says Ravi Shankar


February 6th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Sunday urged Indians to join hands "to root out corruption"."Fight corruption with truth and non-violent means. We have to come together to ... Read more...

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Telangana state row heats up in Hyderabad


January 19th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): Reiterating its demand for the formation and recognition of a separate Telangana state, the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) called for a series of hunger strikes and protests ... Read more...

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Giving warmth to homeless to usher in New Year


December 31st, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) As many will be partying away to welcome 2011, members of Goonj will usher in the fifth New Year of their voluntary organisation by providing ... Read more...

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Severe punishment should be given to corrupt, says Rahul Gandhi


December 19th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.19 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Sunday supported party president Sonia Gandhi's remarks and said severe punishment should be given to the corrupt.Addressing the party's 83rd ... Read more...

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New MIC Chief G. Palanivel to discuss ‘issues affecting Indian community’ next week


December 17th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 17 (ANI): The newly-appointed Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) President G. Palanivel would reportedly hold a meeting with his central working committee members next week to discuss issues affecting ... Read more...

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No ‘politics of vote’ in Assam, says Varun Gandhi


November 26th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Nov 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) kicked off its campaign for next year's assembly elections in Assam, with MP Varun Gandhi claiming his party would desist from indulging ... Read more...

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Now, Tamil movie says ‘Om Obama’


November 5th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Jagannathan Chennai, Nov 5 (IANS) It may have an all new cast, but journalist-turned-filmmaker Janaki Viswanathan's Tamil movie "Om Obama" certainly has one globally known star - the American president who ... Read more...

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Plan to have development officers in panchayats: Joshi


October 28th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The government is working on a proposal to appoint a development officer in each of the 2.4 lakh panchayats to facilitate proper implementation of its schemes, ... Read more...

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Youth from 100 nations to meet, discuss social problems


October 26th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Over 300 youngsters from across the globe are all set to meet here next month to discuss various challenges facing their respective communities, think of possible solutions ... Read more...

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32 Delhi schools for Mahindra Youth Football Challenge


October 22nd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) After closing down their I-League football club, auto major Mahindra moved into youth development by launching an under-14 school tournament along with Scottish giants Celtic FC.The ... Read more...

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Benefits of exports should be shared with producers


September 12th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) State governments should work in tandem with the centre to ensure that the benefits of exports reach the people at the grassroots. "There is a ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s Democratic Action Party urged to revive Indian bureau


June 26th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 26(ANI): A veteran Indian-origin Democratic Action Party (DAP) leader has urged the party leadership to revive its Indian bureau so that it can effectively tackle the problems faced by ... Read more...

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Ad-hocism in hockey must end in India, Pakistan: FIH


March 4th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Ad-hocism must end in India and Pakistan if hockey has to progress at the international level, says Tayyab Ikram, the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) director of coaching. Ikram, ... Read more...

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We must continue with our democratic principles and way of life, says President Patil


January 26th, 2010 - 12:11 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Monday called on the people of the country to reflect their aspirations and choices, through democratic means and continue with democratic principles ... Read more...

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Development Journalism is crucial for social change


January 25th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
By Kulsum Mustafa - CNS Refresher course must for all journalists: PII editor[CNS] Emphasizing the great importance of development journalism in today’s world, Ms Sangeeta Rajeesh, senior editor, Press Institute of India (PII), ... Read more...

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Remove malpractices to make democracy cleaner: President


January 25th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) For a cleaner and healthier democracy, India needs to remove "impediments, lacunae and malpractices" in the electoral process and be the democratic role model for other ... Read more...

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Help on the way for poor Malay Indians


December 31st, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Dec 31 (ANI): Selangor Malaysian Indian Congress Youth wing has established an understanding with the Selangor Welfare Department to register poor Indians in the state to help them get the ... Read more...

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Online course on political leadership for women launched


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Centre for Social Research (CSR) Wednesday launched an online course on political leadership for women. "The course in political leadership is meant for all those who seek ... Read more...

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Shatrughan Sinha showers praise on Rahul Gandhi


September 27th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 27 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has an "impressive personality" and a bright future, film star turned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha said Sunday. Speaking ... Read more...

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Rahul holds meeting with Congress activists, farmers in Thanjavur


September 9th, 2009 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu), Sep 9 (ANI): All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to Tamil Nadu, visited Thanjavur on Wednesday and held meetings ... Read more...

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